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Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 31, 2006

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Vaginal Atrophy Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

This is a study of an investigational drug for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Volunteers between the ages of 25 and 79 are needed. They should have a history of COPD and high blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension), and a history of smoking for at least 10 years.

The study is being conducted in Tampa, Fla., and will be 8- to 9-weeks long.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat44.html.

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Vaginal Atrophy

Women between the ages of 30 and 80 who are naturally or surgically post-menopausal are asked to participate in a research study to test the effectiveness of an investigational hormone vaginal cream in treating symptoms of menopause.

Qualified participants will receive all study-related care and study medication at no cost and may receive compensation of up to $395 for time and travel.

The research site is in Portland, Ore.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat639.html.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can cause abdominal pain and cramping, swollen and bloated abdomen, painful diarrhea or constipation.

Candidates between the ages of 18 and 79 are being asked to take part in this study of an investigational medication for people with IBS symptoms.

Participants may receive a study-related physical exam, colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy, lab tests, and medication, and may also receive compensation for time and travel.

The research site is in Gainesville, Fla.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat90.html.

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