Category Archives: Clinical Research

Itching for Eczema Relief?

Known for its intense itch, eczema can be an irritating condition to manage and often affects different people in different ways. While eczema is typically thought of as a disease that occurs in infants and children, it can continue well … Continue reading

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Local Surgeon Involved in Novel Drug Study for Hip Fracture

FORT LAUDERDALE — We can’t avoid it. The aches and pains of growing old are inevitable and with it comes things like bone loss and increased risk for hip fractures. “As we age, our bones tend to weaken causing osteoporosis, … Continue reading

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Osteoarthritis sufferers – they’re not who you’d think!

When osteoarthritis is discussed, the image is often one of an elderly person hobbling along with joint pain. That is not always the case. Over the years, athletes such as Shaquille O’Neal, Dorothy Hamill and Wayne Gretzky have struggled with osteoarthritis. … Continue reading

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Treating Acne: Oral medications, Chemical Peels, Non-Invasive Lasers

What do Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt and Alicia Keys all have in common? Well, besides being worth millions, they all struggle with acne. Acne doesn’t discriminate, it affects men and women of all races and a large range of ages. … Continue reading

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What is Actinic Keratosis (AK) and How is it Treated?

Also called Solar Keritosis, Actinic Keratosis is a rough, scaly patch of skin caused by prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or indoor tanning. Multiple individual Actinic Keritosis are referred to as Actinic Keritoses. AK lesions are often described … Continue reading

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Researchers Identify Bone-Regenerating Cell

Scientists at the Columbia University Medical Center have discovered a stem cell that rebuilds bone and cartilage in mice. In a NIH funded study, they tracked protein signatures of steochondroreticular (OCR) stem cells. OCRs, they found, self-regenerate and form important … Continue reading

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What Determines If I’m Eligible for a Florida Orthopedic Clinical Trial?

Every Florida orthopedic clinical trial has guidelines about who can participate. Some studies seek participants with specific illnesses or conditions to be researched in the clinical trial, while others may need healthy participants for comparison purposes. The guidelines that help … Continue reading

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What It Means to Be a Subject in a Florida Orthopaedic Clinical Trial

  Clinical research continues to be a field of rapid growth which contributes significantly to the health of people around the world. During a clinical trial, researchers recruit patients with certain health conditions; administer the medication, treatment or device to … Continue reading

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Benefits of Participating in a Florida Orthopaedics Clinical Trial

The physicians and staff of Fort Lauderdale Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine are dedicated to providing the best possible care for all patients – regardless of their interest in participating in clinical research. However, for those who are willing to participate … Continue reading

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What is Florida Orthopedic Clinical Research?

Clinical research, clinical trials, clinical studies – they all mean the same thing: a scientific study to find out how a certain medication or treatment affects a person. This is typically the culmination of extensive testing in the laboratory and … Continue reading

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