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Clinical Trials Update: June 21, 2006

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Osteoarthritis Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder

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

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Participants in this clinical study of moderately high blood pressure will be trained in either computer-guided breathing exercises or meditative relaxation. Candidates over 21 with systolic blood pressure 130-160 or diastolic blood pressure 85-100 may qualify. Volunteers cannot be taking more than one antihypertensive medication, or have a history of coronary artery disease, heart failure, stroke, angina, or coronary revascularization.

The research site is in Baltimore, MD.

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This 24-week study will compare two different regimens of an approved oral medication to treat osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. Volunteers 18-80 with diagnosed osteoarthritis of the knee or hip may be included. Study-related physical exams and laboratory tests will be provided free, and eligible participants will be compensated for travel expenses.

The research site is in Danbury, Conn.

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Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder

People with schizophrenia who are over age 18 may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial investigating the effectiveness of switching antipsychotic medications. Participants must currently be taking two antipsychotic medications, or receiving Haldol or Prolixin shots, and must not have been admitted to a psychiatric hospital within the past three months.

The research site is in Shreveport, La.

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