5 tips for loved ones supporting someone who lives with IBD

For people living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the symptoms – diarrhea, bleeding ulcers, stomach pain, cramping, and weight loss – can be emotionally, mentally, and physically difficult. Knowing the right things to say (or not say) and do can help you have more empathetic and thoughtful conversations with loved ones who have IBD. Below are 5 tips for supporting someone who lives with ...

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Clinical trial sites and recruitment vendors: Collaboration and communication best practices

A Q&A with Yvonne Taylor, Antidote’s senior clinical site operations manager Digital vendors work closely with clinical trial sites to ensure patient enrollment is going smoothly. We spoke with our very own Senior Clinical Site Operations Manager, Yvonne Taylor, about how clinical trial sites and vendors can best work together to provide a straightforward enrollment process for patients.

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Clinical trial phases: What’s the difference?

Clinical trials research potential new treatments, including medication, medical devices, and lifestyle interventions such as diet and exercise. Typically, a potential treatment goes through at least three clinical trial phases before it becomes available to patients.

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How we cut our expected referral timeline in half [patient recruitment case study]

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive disease that causes scarring of the lungs. Over time, the scarring worsens and it can become difficult to breathe. IPF has no cure and limited treatment options, making clinical research especially critical. In this case study, a pharma company approached Antidote to identify 600 IPF patients who would be eligible for their study in just six ...

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Celebrating clinical trials day 2020

May 20th is Clinical Trials Day, a day to celebrate all of the people who conduct clinical trials and participate in research, and to give thanks for what they do every day to improve public health.

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The world is going digital — are you? How to amp up your clinical trial digital recruitment

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems like everything has gone digital, from scheduling video chat appointments with your doctor to Zoom conference calls, reading your newspapers online, and ordering groceries via an app. With the ability to reach more people online than ever before, clinical trial recruitment companies, too, have begun turning to digital channels even more to reach the ...

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Getting to know the people you might meet at your clinical trial site visit

You’re all ready for your clinical trial site visit. You get a call from a clinical research assistant telling you that when you come in, you’ll first meet with a clinical research coordinator, followed by a nurse, a graduate student, and a principal investigator of the study. Who are all of these people, exactly? We take a look at some of the key players in the game when it comes to your site ...

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How to connect with others in the IBD community

Inflammatory bowel disease, commonly referred to as IBD, is characterized by a group of intestinal disorders that cause inflammation of the digestive tract. The two most common kinds of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Every person’s experience with IBD is different, but some of the main symptoms include diarrhea, bleeding ulcers, stomach pain, cramping, and weight loss. 

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Asthma research round-up

Asthma is a chronic disease that causes your airways to become inflamed, making it hard to breathe, which affects over 25 million people. It is characterized by coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness. 

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Patient engagement during COVID-19 [whitepaper]

Does a health crisis change digital engagement behaviors? How should digital marketers respond?

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