Clinical Trials for Arthritis
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What Is ACR (American College of Rheumatology) Criteria?
In studies, the improvement in rheumatoid arthritis patients is judged using ACR criteria.
Judging Clinical Trials
The safety and effectiveness of new drugs and new treatments is evaluated in clinical trials.
Medical Research Terminology
A basic understanding of medical research terminology makes it easier to comb through study abstracts.
Clinical Trials: Why Volunteer?
Clinical trial is the scientific term for a test or study of a drug or medical device in people. Clinical trials are done to see if the drug or device is safe and effective for people to use.
Placebo Effect: The Healing Power Of Placebos
Research has confirmed that a fake treatment, made from an inactive substance, can have a "placebo effect". It's not unusual for one-third of patients to feel better in response to treatment with placebo.
What Is the Placebo Effect?
A placebo is an inactive substance which is used in clinical trials to determine the response to actual treatment.
Placebo: Is Every Placebo The Same?
Placebo is used as comparison to medical treatments being studied in clinical trials. A placebo can illicit an effect too however.
The National Databank for Rheumatic Diseases
The National Databank for Rheumatic Diseases is a research databank for the study of arthritis and rheumatic conditions.
ClinicalTrials.gov - Linking Patients To Medical Research
ClinicalTrials.gov provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.
Clinical Trials: Arthritis
Clinical trials for arthritis, from ClinicalTrials.gov.
CenterWatch: Clinical Trial Listings By Medical Areas
A listing of industry-sponsored clinical trials that are actively recruiting patients. You can use this listing to search for clinical trials by therapeutic area and geographic region, from CenterWatch, a clinical trials listing service.
Profiles of Centers Conducting Clinical Research: Musculoskeletal
Research centers that have provided CenterWatch with a profile of their services, including a description of their facilities and information on the experience of their clinical investigators and research staff, from CenterWatch.
Clinical Trials: Arthritis and Arthritic Pain
Clinical trials for arthritis and arthritic pain, from CenterWatch.
Participate in Research
Participate in clinical trials and disease registries, from The Arthritis Foundation.