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clinical trial

[¦klin·i·kəl ′trīl]
(medicine)
A research study used to find better ways to treat individuals with a specific disease, patients are evaluated after being administered a new treatment or drug.
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Keywords: Mistletoe; Clinical studies; Qualitative studies; Systematic reviews
The reason why we have not identified the cause or effective cure for the common cold is because of the huge financial barriers to conduct clinical studies to develop, test and produce therapies that work.
"We are delighted to have Green Cross as our partner to pursue clinical studies of peramivir in South Korea.
Dr Kruth is professor in the Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.
It is anticipated that applications submitted in response to this PAR will focus on clinical studies. Basic laboratory research, studies of laboratory animals, or clinical hematology studies are not appropriate for this program announcement.
The Clinical Study Results Database will provide a link to the electronic version of the label, a bibliography of peer-reviewed articles regarding the drug in question (including a link to the article when available), and "a complete summary of each hypothesis-testing trial, regardless of outcome, that has not been published in a peer-reviewed medical journal." (18) This clinical trial information includes only Phase III and Phase IV clinical studies due to the "exploratory nature" of Phase I and II studies.
Full data summaries for completed qualifying clinical studies will be summarized and posted to the registry by December 31, 2005.
Clinical studies at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research have shown that rinsing the mouth with tetracycline several times a day usually relieves pain in 24 hours and allows complete healing in five to seven days.
BARCELONA, SPAIN--New targets for anti-HIV drugs have come under attack in early-phase clinical studies.
Three years later, to the dismay of many medical professionals who warned against letting politicians dictate research priorities, Congress passed legislation requiring all federally funded clinical studies to include enough women and minorities to analyze the findings by sex and race.
Manufacturers are conducting both laboratory and clinical studies to assess the safety and effectiveness of saline-filled breast implants.
How Are Clinical Studies of Mental Disorders Designed?

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