Category Archives Clinical trials

Leaking is no laughing matter, is what World Continence Week 2018 reminds us with the “Laugh Without Leaking” campaign. Incontinence affects people of all ages and genders and it’s not a normal part of aging or motherhood - that’s what the Continence Foundation of Australia wants us to know as well as to keep in mind that there are a…

Searching for a clinical trial can feel overwhelming. Not only is the terminology so confusing at times, but knowing where to look can prove to be a challenge in and of itself. Unless your doctor recommended a clinical trial specifically fitting for you or has at least some knowledge of ongoing trials in your area, you’re probably left to search…

Clinical research studies are bringing us closer to finding a cure for Multiple sclerosis. This is the motto of 2018 World MS Day. Its agenda under the hashtag #bringinguscloser is very similar to FindMeCure’s mission - building a bridge between patients and the world of medical research. Naturally, we decided to take part in the campaign by spreading the knowledge…

What is a randomized clinical trial? What is a randomized controlled trial? Is there any difference between the two or are they interchangeable? What is the purpose of randomization and how is it done?   There are so many questions that spring to mind when it comes to randomization in clinical trials. The short descriptions you find when you search…

Although it appears as an unpleasant but generally tame condition, the butterfly-like facial rash for which it’s known is not the end-all of Lupus. Due to the nature of the autoimmune disease, it can fatally damage important organs and systems, kidney malfunction being the leading cause of Lupus-associated morbidity. And even though clinical trials have proven the efficacy of combined…

In the middle of the last century sociologist Erving Goffman came up with the theory of social performativity - the concept that, as Shakespeare said some four centuries prior, we are all actors and the world is our stage. We perform a variety of roles, claims Goffman, in our day-to-day lives: the roles of a parent, a student, an employee,…

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