Description provides patients, family members, health care professionals, and members of the public easy access to information on clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. A clinical trial (also clinical research) is a research study on human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Interventional trials determine whether experimental treatments or new ways of using known therapies are safe and effective under controlled environments. Observational trials address health issues in large groups of people or populations in natural settings.

Abstracts of clinical study protocols include the following information:

* Summary of the purpose of the study
* Recruiting status
* Criteria for patient participation
* Location of the trial and specific contact information


Food and Drug Administration (U.S.); National Library of Medicine

Funding Sources:

National Institutes of Health


Release Date: 2003
Review Date: 2007
Recent Summary: March 2008
Original Summary: November 2003
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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