Clinical Trials Update: Dec. 22, 2005

Arthritis and Arthritic Pain Menopause Anemia

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

Arthritis and Arthritic Pain

Twin Cities Clinical Research is seeking men and women with hip pain as a result of osteoarthritis.

Volunteers are needed to participate in a 17-week clinical research study. To qualify, you must be 40 years or older, have had hip pain for at least 3 months, and are currently taking arthritis medication.

The research site is in Brooklyn Center, Minn.

More Information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat15.html.

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Menopause

If you are living with any of the following symptoms -- vaginal dryness, vaginal irritation and discomfort during or after sexual activity -- you may be interested in a 12 week investigational study to test and compare treatment using two types of hormonal vaginal creams.

Requirements for participation may include healthy females, 30-80 years of age, naturally or surgically post menopausal who have reported incidents of vaginal irritation, dryness or discomfort.

The research site is in Columbus, Ohio.

More Information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat181.html.

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Anemia

A study is underway to compare the safety and usefulness of a unique intravenous iron preparation (I.V.) to oral iron (pills) in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia due to heavy uterine bleeding.

Women 18 or older and able to give informed consent, who have a history of heavy uterine bleeding within the past 6 months, (inability to control flow, use of more than 12 pads per period or 4 tampons per day, passage of clots) and period duration exceeds 7 days are this study's eligibile participants.

The research site is in Aventura, Fla.

More Information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat373.html.

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