Clinical Trials: Bringing the Future of Medicine to Long Island


Vol. 17, No. 3
Fall 2007

  • The Institute for Neurosciences: At the Vanguard of Specialized Care

  • Nine Winthrop Specialists Named to New York Magazine's “Best Doctors List

  • Good Health - It's in Our Hands

  • Tuskegee Airman Regains the Gift of Sight

  • Stroke Care at Winthrop

  • Under the Big Top

  • Golfing for the Kids

  • Pat Lyons Foundation Shows Unwavering Support for Generation of Survivors Program

  • Winthrop Opens LI's Only Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center

  • Migliozzi Family Donates Rocking Chair to NICU

  • Jay's World Foundation Shows Ongoing Support

  • Winthrop's Home Health Agency Tops National List Again

  • Clinical Trials: Bringing the Future of Medicine to Long Island

  • 2007 MineolaStreet Fair

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  • The Clinical Trials Center at Winthrop-University Hospital offers patients the opportunity to participate in FDA-approved clinical trials. Participants in Clinical Trials may receive physical exams, laboratory tests, diagnostic evaluations and study-related medication at no cost. Compensation for time and travel is often provided. Patients do not need health insurance to participate. Do you (or someone you know) suffer from any of the following conditions? If so, you (or they) may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial.

    Asthma

    • Investigational research study to evaluate the effectiveness of the long-term use of Xolair in adults and adolescents with mild to moderate persistent allergic asthma that is not improving with standard treatments.

    Crohn's Disease

    • Clinical research trial for children ages six to 17 who have Crohn's disease, using a medication newly approved for adults with the disease.
    • Medical research study for adults with Crohn's disease using an investigational medication extracted from a plant widely used in Chinese medicine.

    Diabetes

    • Various studies for individuals with types I and II diabetes.

    Hereditary Angioedema

    • Research study to determine how well an investigational drug works in treating angioedema attacks.

    High Cholesterol & Metabolic Syndrome

    • Research study to compare the effectiveness of two approved cholesterol-lowering medications in adults with metabolic syndrome and high cholesterol who are at risk for coronary heart disease.
    • Clinical research study for adults 65 and over with high cholesterol who are at risk for coronary artery disease.

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    • Study to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of an investigational medication in women who suffer from IBS.

    Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

    • Study of an investigational medication for adults who suffer from spasms caused by MS.
    • Research study of investigational medication for adults with relapsing- remitting MS who have had a relapse of MS within the past 12 months.

    Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis

    • Medical research study for patients who require daily pain medication to compare three medications and their effects on heart, stomach and kidney health.
    • Study for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis who have not responded to previous treatments to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational medication.

    Overactive Bladder

    • Research study to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of an investigational medication for men and women with overactive bladder.

    Pancreatitis

    • Study to determine the safety of a pancreatic enzyme that may improve nutritional status in individuals with pancreatic insufficiency.

    Pulmonary Hypertension

    (not to be confused with common hypertension or high blood pressure)
    • Research study to compare a combination of two FDA-approved drugs for pulmonary hypertension versus the use of one of the drugs alone.

    For more information about clinical trials at Winthrop or to find out if you qualify for a study, please visit www.winthrop.org/departments/ research or contact the Clinical Trials Center at (516) 663-9582.



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