Rheumatoid Arthritis Research Clinical Trials
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Today, there are a number of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) clinical studies being conducted around the country. For many people, the effects of their condition can keep them from living the life they want to. While there are a number of RA treatments available, in some cases NSAIDs and Immunosuppressants are not enough to keep this medical condition in check. Through new clinical trials on rheumatoid arthritis, researchers are discovering new ways to combat this issue, as well as better methods of diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis following the onset of initial signals (inflammation and pain in the joints). If you have exhausted all of the more traditional methods, and you’re still dealing with the symptoms of RA, then it may be time to try something new.
Unfortunately, rheumatoid arthritis can affect people of any age. The chronic inflammation caused by this autoimmune disease can cause early damage to the joints. Dorothy Hodgkin developed a case of severe deforming RA when she was only 28 years old. Despite her condition, she was able to develop X-ray crystallography which helped us learn much of what we now know about rheumatoid arthritis.
These rheumatoid arthritis clinical studies taking place in Alabama are testing new treatment methods, which are currently being developed by pharmaceutical and bio-technical companies. They’re designed specifically to test the safety and efficacy of treatments like methotrexate for people living with this chronic autoimmune condition. By volunteering for our fully supervised rheumatoid arthritis clinical study, you may receive new investigational rheumatoid arthritis treatments that may help us all understand your condition.
Biologic Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) are the most recent forms of rheumatoid arthritis medication which have been approved for use by the FDA. They have been used successfully in clinical studies to slow down the progression of autoimmune diseases. These rheumatoid arthritis medications are currently available under the brand names Enbrel and Humira. Achieve Clinical Research continues to test these medications in their rheumatoid clinical studies.
In many cases patients who could benefit from investigational treatment miss out on rheumatoid arthritis clinical studies because their doctor isn’t aware of a study in the area. In addition, there are some cases where patients feel they are going through so much they don’t need to be treated like a ‘guinea pig,’ and nothing could be further from the truth.
Some people who have been taking medication for their rheumatoid arthritis have not seen positive results. Unfortunately they may choose to continue to take their medication, instead of getting the help that they need. Some current rheumatoid arthritis clinical studies have been focused on testing new treatments for people who have had inadequate responses to their current medication.
The type of study being performed by Achieve Clinical Research directly reflects your involvement. Sometimes, participating in an RA clinical trial is as simple as agreeing to let our researchers have a copy of your test results, but most are more involved and would require some tests and a visit to our clinic. Participants are compensated for time and travel, and the study related care, including physical examinations, laboratory services and study medicines are all provided.
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Current Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Trials
Achieve Clinical Research is currently conducting a wide array of clinical studies targeted towards certain conditions. You may be eligible to participate in one of our RA clinical trials and contribute to the development and approval of a new drug or treatment. As a participant, there is no cost to you at any point during the study and health insurance is not required. Browse our clinical trials being conducted now to find the study best suited for you.
Do You Qualify for Our New RA Clinical Study
Additional Resources for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
If you live around Central Alabama, click here to learn more about participating in a RA clinical trial. Also, our sister site Avail Clinical Research conducts RA clinical trials in DeLand, Florida.