Inflammatory bowel disease research round-up

Inflammatory bowel disease, commonly referred to as IBD, is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that cause chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The two most common forms of IBD are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. In 2015, 3 million American adults reported being diagnosed with IBD. 

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The dos and don’ts of social media in clinical trial patient recruitment in 2020

Social media, in its many forms, has become an extremely important component of any clinical trial patient recruitment strategy. At any given time, with 3.5 billion users in the world scrolling through Facebook feeds, creating Instagram stories, and Tweeting out the latest news happenings, it’s easy to understand why these digital platforms make sense for engaging patients around clinical trials. ...

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Panel recap: “Trial continuity during COVID-19”

COVID-19 is dramatically impacting clinical research, leading to questions about the most effective solutions across the industry. On Thursday, April 16th, ERT hosted an interactive webinar with experts who discussed clinical trial continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic. This “Trial Better Live” briefing featured: 

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Parkinson’s disease research round-up

Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative movement disorder, impacts nearly one million people in the United States and more than 10 million people worldwide. There is currently no standard treatment for Parkinson's disease – treatment for each individual person is based on his or her symptoms. Treatments can include medication, surgical therapy, and various lifestyle changes (like exercise ...

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Antidote’s smart COVID-19 clinical trial search

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of our families and our communities, hitting the most vulnerable populations the hardest and testing our healthcare system. COVID-19 research is critical. We recently announced the addition of COVID-19 trials to our signature clinical trial search platform, Antidote Match. This means that you can now use our search to be quickly matched to clinical trials ...

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World Health Day and a celebration of care

Today is World Health Day. The theme this year is celebrating the work of those who care for patients, such as partners, nurses, and midwives. While carers are always critical to the foundations of our healthcare system, it’s particularly important to recognize their essential jobs now, as they serve on the frontlines in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Patient recruitment strategies to use during a pandemic

With the outbreak of COVID-19, everyone is suddenly finding themselves living in uncertain times. Businesses are closed, schools are cancelled — but what about your clinical trial? 

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Antidote anecdotes: A conversation with an MS care partner

Shortly after breaking his neck in 1987, retired Stationary Engineer Chuck Rajewski (husband of Ronda Rajewski, Antidote’s very own Senior Patient Liaison Manager) started feeling numbness around his body. After many tests, Chuck was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). We spoke with Ronda about her experience as a partner to a person who has MS. 

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Why participating in research can be a rewarding experience

It’s normal for you to feel a bit nervous about joining a clinical trial. After all, choosing to participate in research is a highly personal decision that should not be taken lightly. To ease your mind a bit, we look at a few reasons why trial participation can be a rewarding experience.

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15 clinical trial patient recruitment companies (and how to choose one)

Updated March 2020:  Clinical trial patient recruitment companies use a range of methods, from digital advertising to community partnerships, to find the right patients for your trial. Depending on your trial’s needs, you may want to choose a company with a particular specialty in a therapeutic area or patient population. You may also be interested in finding a company that offers additional ...

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