What does life after a stroke look like?

A stroke is an event that affects the arteries of the brain. When a blood vessel that brings blood to the brain gets blocked or bursts, a stroke occurs. The area of the brain impacted by a stroke can’t get the nutrients and oxygen it needs, causing nerve cells to lose their functionality. 

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Questions to ask when considering rescuing a trial [checklist]

A clinical trial rescue is one that, for any number of reasons, is not meeting expectations and requires a “reboot.” The trial may need to be accelerated or may need process failures corrected. 

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What is Duchenne muscular dystrophy and where do you find support?

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (also referred to simply as “Duchenne”) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by a progressive loss of muscle due to alterations of dystrophin, a protein that helps keep muscles intact. When dystrophin is altered or absent, muscles are not able to function properly. 

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How clinical trial recruitment companies can improve study timelines

More than 80% of clinical trials don't reach their recruitment deadlines. Accelerating patient recruitment can allow your trial to beat deadlines and bring your treatment to market faster. Speeding up timelines is easier said than done, though. Working with a clinical trial patient recruitment company that takes care of some of the most challenging parts of recruitment, including prescreening ...

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How to treat primary biliary cholangitis and where to find support

Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic autoimmune disease. Researchers estimate that about 65 out of every 100,000 women in the United States have PBC (this number is much lower in men). When a person has PBC, the immune system attacks the small bile ducts, which can cause damage to the liver. 

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6 digital platforms besides Facebook to try for your next clinical patient recruitment campaign

With Facebook making headlines around data security and privacy concerns, you may be considering advertising alternatives for your clinical trial patient recruitment. While Facebook is still one of the most powerful advertising platforms out there, it's smart to consider diversifying your ad placements. Even if Facebook continues to reign supreme, you may find that certain channels are more ...

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Why is Crohn's disease painful?

Crohn's disease is painful because inflammation in the digestive tract leads to symptoms such as abdominal cramping, severe diarrhea, and rectal bleeding. Some people who suffer from Crohn's also experience joint pain, which can occur alongside digestive flares. Joint swelling, or arthritis, is one of the most common complications of Crohn's that takes place outside of the digestive tract. 

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Three strategies clinical trial patient recruitment companies use in 2022

Clinical trial recruitment companies have a lot to be excited about in 2022. Sponsors and study teams have shifted toward decentralized clinical trial models, which has placed a renewed focus on the rapidly evolving digital space to cast a wide recruitment net. We outline three strategies that clinical trial patient recruitment companies will use in 2022.

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End of year wrap-up: Thank you to our partners

As 2021 wraps up and 2022 begins, we wanted to give a shoutout to all of our partners: Thank you for doing all the instrumental work you do day in and day out! 

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What are the early warning signs of a heart attack?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds, and approximately 805,000 people in the United States suffer this fate each year. Some heart attack symptoms are sudden and intense while others are subtle, but the consequences can be fatal, especially if you don’t get help right away. Look out for these early warning ...

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