Autoimmune Hepatitis Diet: What Do Doctors Recommend?

While there is no recommended diet for autoimmune hepatitis, diet considerations related to weight management and alcohol consumption may both make an impact on symptoms and disease progression. Following a healthy diet and talking with your doctor about alcohol consumption can help you avoid complications related to obesity, reduce weight gain from common steroid treatments, and avoid ... Read more

What Are the Stages of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a rare, progressive lung disease. While there are not formal categories of IPF, doctors and patients sometimes think of IPF in four different stages depending on symptoms and treatment needs.  Read more

The Best Clinical Trial Recruitment Strategies for Fast Results

As a clinical trial sponsor, you don't have time to waste. Running a clinical trial for one day can cost up to $37,000 by some estimations. Delays in new treatments hurt patients waiting for better options, too. Read more

Asthma Research Round-Up: July 2019

Today, nearly 25 million people in the United States are living with asthma. For 5 to 10% of those living with asthma, symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath aren't well managed by their current treatments.  Read more

Clinical Trial Recruitment Tools for the 21st Century

Today, study teams have a variety of clinical trial recruitment tools at their disposal to find the right patients for their studies. As anyone involved in the patient recruitment process knows, enrolling patients into studies isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. Complex protocols in particular can make recruiting patients particularly difficult – and make using a varied approach more important.  Read more

5 Lesser-Known Reasons to Join Asthma Clinical Trials

If you live with asthma, you may still have trouble with symptoms even on your regular medication. That’s why asthma clinical trials explore new potential treatments for asthma. Read more

What’s It Like to Participate in a Clinical Trial?

Do you know anyone who has participated in a clinical trial? It's very possible the answer is no. Studies show that patients are interested in participating, but don't often hear about opportunities to take part. Read more

15 Questions to Ask Clinical Trial Recruitment Companies [Updated]

If you're thinking of working with a clinical trial patient recruitment company, most sites and sponsors evaluate bids from a few different companies before making a selection. Read more

Do Patients Have to Pay for Clinical Trials?

Patients do not have to pay for the majority of clinical trial costs. The trial sponsor covers the cost of research and data analysis, which makes up most trial costs. Trial participants may have to pay copays and payments toward a deductible if those are part of your insurance plan . Read more

How to Address Barriers to Clinical Trial Patient Recruitment [Update]

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