What is a Clinical Research Study?

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Clinical trials are research studies monitoring medical procedures or medications, to evaluate its safety and efficacy. Each clinical trial is designed to answer specific scientific questions and to find new and better ways to help patients. For any illness or condition, a clinical trial may:

  • Set the first effective treatment
  • Establish a more effective treatment
  • Establish a more lenient treatment
  • Describe a new use for a treatment now available

An Overview of Typical Clinical Studies

A trial begins when a researcher identifies the drug to be tested, then decides which drugs compare, for example an existing treatment or a placebo. Then gather the participants, based on the eligibility criteria, and create and follow a protocol for a clinical trial. This protocol is based on the clinical study to be conducted.

Four Phases of Clinical Trials

There are four types of clinical trials: Phase I, Phase II, Phase III and Phase IV. Clinical studies of Phase I is the first phase of drug testing in humans. Typically, Phase I, involving healthy volunteers and requires several periods of stay in the hospital. The tests performed in Phase I typically test the safety, dosage and tolerance for certain drugs.

When the safety of the drug has been determined in the study of Phase I, Phase II studies are performed on larger groups of volunteers, this to test the efficacy and toxic drug d. The Phase III studies are performed in large groups of participants and multiple centers to conclude more about the effectiveness of a drug and to monitor for side effects. The Phase IV studies are testing trading after the sale of drugs to better show the benefits and risks.

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