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Clinical Trials Update: April 20, 2004

Postherpetic Neuralgia Rheumatoid Arthritis Pneumonia

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

Postherpetic Neuralgia

A research study of an investigational medication for the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia. Volunteers age 18 or older who have been experiencing pain for at least three months after their shingles have healed may be eligible. Research sites located throughout the United States.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat638.html.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

A research study of an investigational medication to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Volunteers 18 - 80 who have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis for at least six months and have failed treatment with at least one but no more than five disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDS) or biologics (other than methotrexate) may be eligible. Research sites located throughout the United States.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat132.html.

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Pneumonia

A research study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of two investigational medications for the treatment of pneumonia. Eligible volunteers may include those 18 or older who have acute hospital-acquired pneumonia, in which symptoms occurred 48 hours after admission to an acute care hospital or chronic care facility, or 7 days or less after a patient was discharged from the hospital. Research sites located throughout the United States.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat167.html.

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