Why is Crohn's Disease Painful?

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

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25+ Useful Clinical Trial Recruitment Statistics for Better Results

If you've heard any statistics around clinical trial recruitment, it's most likely this one: approximately 80% of clinical trials are delayed or closed because of problems with recruitment. Additional troubling statistics include:

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Webinar: "What I've Learned in 20 Years of Patient Recruitment"

As medications become more targeted and sophisticated, the growing complexity of clinical trial protocols is making it more difficult than ever to find the perfect patients for your trials. That’s why a thoughtful and strategic patient recruitment strategy is key.  

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How We Delivered 300% of Our Clinical Trial Recruitment Goal [Case Study]

While approximately 15 to 20 percent of people 65+ have Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), it can be difficult to identify, and difficult to determine if it is related to Alzheimer’s disease. MCI does not always lead to dementia, but people with MCI are four times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia than those without it — so it’s important to treat this condition ...

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Uncontrolled Movements In Parkinson's: Why They Happen & What Can Help

Parkinson's disease is a movement disorder that can involve several different kinds of uncontrolled movements. Some are caused by the disease, such as tremor and gait freezing, while dyskinesia – uncontrolled jerking or twisting movement – is caused by long-term levodopa use.

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What's the Latest Eczema Research?

Today, 70% of the 18 million adults in the U.S. experience moderate-to-severe symptoms. Nearly half of people with eczema report that they "often" or "always" feel frustrated by their disease. One-third report that they spend up to three hours per day treating their disease. 

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10 Clinical Trial Recruitment Strategies That Work

The best clinical trial recruitment strategies start by considering the patient perspective. From there, it helps to get creative. A reliable clinical trial patient recruitment plan incorporates a range of outreach methods designed to reach patients quickly and efficiently while providing them with the information they need to take the next step. 

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Patient Centricity in Clinical Trials: Progress — and Miles to Go

A few years ago, we wrote a blog series for ACRP in which we focused on patient centricity in clinical trial design, recruitment, and execution. Over the next few months, we’ll be taking a second look at those blog posts, sharing updated versions on our own blog. Here’s an update to the first in that series. 

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What's Next for Alzheimer's Research?

An estimated 5.8 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. As the millions of patients and caregivers around the country know too well, there is not a treatment option that slows or stops disease progression.

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Crohn's Disease Research Round Up

Crohn's disease is an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) that causes chronic inflammation in the digestive tract, leading to uncomfortable abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, cramping, and other symptoms.

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