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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.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat85.html.

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Osteoarthritis

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.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat109.html.

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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.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat135.html.

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