How to get herniated disc relief

Herniated discs are very common, and the symptoms certainly aren’t pleasant. A lumbar herniated disc may cause sciatica pain, which is characterized as sharp, burning, or radiating pain from the lower back, through the buttock, and down the leg (sometimes making it to the foot). In other cases, a herniated disc can cause dull or sharp pain in the neck or between the shoulder blades that radiates ...

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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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Where to find autoimmune hepatitis support online

Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a rare disease in which the body's immune system attacks the cells of the liver, causing chronic inflammation and potentially serious damage to liver cells. 

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5 hemophilia facts you might not know

Hemophilia, a rare bleeding disorder, is a typically hereditary disease in which the blood does not clot properly. This can lead to spontaneous bleeding as well as bleeding following injuries or surgery. We explore a few key hemophilia facts that you might not know. 

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The Antidote recruitment solution [infographic]

It’s no secret that clinical trial recruitment can be challenging. From initial engagement with the right patients, to tracking recruitment at the site level, to juggling vendors, it’s no wonder patient recruitment takes an estimated 30% of the trial process. 

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Ulcerative colitis vs. Crohn's disease: What's the difference?

Inflammatory bowel disease (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 (UC) and Crohn’s disease. Often, patients with Crohn’s and UC present similar symptoms, such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding, but the two conditions are actually quite different. We look at the ...

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Why your clinical trial advertising might be missing the mark

Are you spending time and money on clinical trial advertising that’s not delivering? It can be frustrating to put resources into spreading the word about your study, only to find that the patients who make it to your sites are not right for your trial. According to a survey Antidote conducted of 4,000+ patients, 52% of patients found out about clinical trial opportunities through an ...

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How a patient moves through a clinical trial [infographic]

Enrolling in a clinical trial is a big decision. It’s important to speak with friends, family members, health care providers, and other people living with your condition to make your decision about participation. But even then, the process can be a bit confusing. 

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What does study start up look like at clinical trial recruitment companies?

Getting a clinical trial started is often a collaborative effort between a number of different teams, from sponsors to sites to patient recruitment organizations. When it comes to clinical trial recruitment companies, what exactly does study start up look like? We spoke with Antidote’s Senior Manager of Strategic Client Services, Amrita Bhatt, about what it takes to kick off a new clinical trial ...

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How to get the most out of your clinical trial search

You’ve decided that you want to participate in a clinical trial for your condition. Great! Digital health companies like Antidote have tools to help you find your clinical trial matches quickly. But just because the matching tools exist, you still want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your clinical trial search. Here’s what to look for to maximize your clinical trial search.

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