Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 2, 2006

Manic Disorders or Bipolar Disorders Ulcerative Colitis Alzheimer's Disease

(HealthDay News) -- Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of Thomson CenterWatch:

Manic Disorders or Bipolar Disorders

This study will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of aripiprazole versus haloperidol versus placebo (an inactive substance) in acutely manic patients with bipolar I disorder. Volunteers 18 or older may be included who have had at least one previous manic episode that required hospitalization and/or treatment with a mood stabilizer or antipsychotic agent. Candidates cannot be experiencing an initial manic episode, must have no history of substance abuse within the past three months, substance dependence within the past six months, or evidence of other significant disease. The research sites are located throughout the United States.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat98.html or http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat20.html.

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Ulcerative Colitis

This study will evaluate an investigational treatment (Asacol) to see if it helps you control ulcerative colitis. Candidates 18-75 who have moderately active ulcerative colitis, and have not taken more than 1.6 g/day of Mesalamine (Asacol) within seven days before screening visit, or received antibiotics seven days prior to screening, may be eligible. The research site is in Encinitas, Calif.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat152.html.

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Alzheimer's Disease

This study will evaluate whether an investigational drug called MEM 1003 can help people with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease. Volunteers 50-85 who have a reliable caregiver who is either living with them or who can see them every day, and who is able to attend every study visit may qualify. Patients who are currently being treated with medication for Alzheimer's are not eligible for this study. The research site is in Minneapolis, Minn.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat11.html.

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