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Clinical Trials Update: May 23, 2006

Alzheimer's Disease Endometriosis Spinal Cord Disorders

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

Alzheimer's Disease

People with Alzheimer's disease who have trouble sleeping may qualify to participate in a research study of an investigational medication for disturbed sleep associated with Alzheimer's.

Volunteers aged 55 or older who live at home with a caregiver and have difficulty sleeping at night may be eligible.

The research site is in Tampa, Fla.

More information

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

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Endometriosis

This research study is testing an investigational medication to see if it can break the cycle of endometriosis pain.

Candidates between the ages of 18 and 49 who have been diagnosed by laparoscopy and have pelvic and/or menstrual pain associated with endometriosis may qualify. Patients must not smoke cigarettes or use tobacco and must be willing to discontinue use of oral contraceptives.

The research site is in Moorestown, N.J.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat60.html.

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Spinal Cord Disorders

This study is being conducted to determine if children and young adults (ages 5 to 21) with spinal cord injuries will be helped by a functional electrical stimulation (FES) bicycle exercise program.

Some desired outcomes of this exercise program are an improvement in muscle mass, bone density and increased cardiovascular endurance.

In order to determine eligibility for this study, applicants will be given a medical evaluation that includes a physical exam, basic laboratory evaluation, x-rays of the legs, and a special scan to determine bone mineral density.

The research site is in Mountainside, N.J.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat238.html.

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