In our previous two blogs, we briefly looked at the impact of new technologies on how clinical trials are conducted. In part 1 we touched briefly on the effect ‘wearables’ might have on research techniques. Wearables are data collection devices patients wear that transmit research data back to a research facility. In part 2 we … Continue reading “The Future of Clinical Trials – Part 3, The Cloud”

In the last blog, we briefly examined the role of ‘wearables’ in future clinical trials. Wearable are devices patients carry that remotely sends medical data back to the testing site either periodically or on a continuous basis. This capability both broadens the geographic range of patient recruitment and produces a greater amount of data that … Continue reading “The Future of Clinical Trials – Part 2 Analytics”

Most people are aware of the tremendous impact technological advances have had on virtually every aspect of our lives. From home appliances to automobiles to space travel, high tech progress is leading to ever greater capabilities and opportunities. These changes are no less true of medical clinical trials. While not generally in the public eye, … Continue reading “The Future of Clinical Trials – Part 1 Wearables”

Meningitis is a serious disease caused by inflammation of the membranes around the brain and spinal cord. The condition begins with flu-like symptoms such as a headache, neck stiffness, and fever but can quickly escalate and become more serious. If not treated, the disease can be fatal within 24 hours, although this is not common … Continue reading “What are the Signs and Symptoms of Meningitis and are Medical Trials Available”

Survey polls indicate that both concerns over risks and lack of awareness of medical research studies are deterrents to individuals participating in medical research trials. For individuals who might hesitate to sign up for a clinical trial because of a perceived risk, the role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) should be understood. The FDA … Continue reading “What Role Does the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Play in Medical Research Studies?”

If you’ve been diagnosed with COPD, you are among the almost 15.7 million Americans who know they have the condition (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). However, what is worse, of all others with low pulmonary functioning, more than 50% have COPD but do not yet know it. That’s because COPD begins ‘quietly,’ with few noticeable symptoms … Continue reading “You Have COPD. Should You Participate in a Houston Clinical Trial?”

Clinical medical trials are the source of new medical advancement in both drugs and techniques for treating disorders of all sorts. Finding and recruiting patients to participate in these trials is an ongoing requirement and a challenge for medical trial organizations. According to a Zogby Analytics survey, July 2017 , over half of participants were … Continue reading “High Tech is Helping Recruit Patients for Medical Trials”

Participating in a medical research study can be both rewarding and beneficial for patients suffering from various illnesses and disorders. DM Clinical Research of Tomball is a leader in conducting medical research studies investigating new medicines, vaccines, and treatment techniques designed to combat many disorders. Currently underway at DM Clinical are studies researching new approaches … Continue reading “What Types of Medical Research Studies Are Used Today?”

Many people are aware that Houston offers, perhaps, more than any other place in the country the highest quality medical services available. What people may not know, however, is that supporting this broad-based medical community are the Houston clinical trials conducted by DM Clinical Research Company of Tomball. At DM Clinical Research, we specialize in … Continue reading “Why Should I Participate in a Houston Clinical Trial?”

DM Clinical Research of Tomball conducts medical research trials examining and studying new medications and treatments for a variety of medical conditions. One important research trial currently underway at DM Clinical Research is to evaluate the effectiveness of a new COPD treatment. While COPD is not nearly as well known as heart disease or cancer, … Continue reading “Five Things You Should Know About COPD Lung Disease”