Clinical Trials Update: April 2, 2007

(HealthDay News) -- Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of Thomson CenterWatch:

Pregnancy Complications

Females with preeclampsia may be eligible to participate in this study if at least 16 years of age and the fetus is gestational age 10 to 16 weeks. Candidates may not participate if they have had an organ transplant, pre-existing proteinuria, use of anti-retroviral medication, a history of illicit drug abuse, or participation in another research study within the prior 30 days.

The research site is in New York City.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat650.html.

WHAT TO KNOW
    • Pregnancy Complications
    • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • Migraine and Cluster Headaches

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Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

This study will compare reduction in systolic blood pressure using a valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide regimen versus an amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide regimen in people with stage 2 hypertension. Participants must be 18 or older, diagnosed with hypertension, and capable of providing written informed consent to participate. Females must be either post-menopausal for one year, surgically sterile, or use effective contraceptive methods. Other criteria apply.

The research site is in Lexington, Ky.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat85.html.

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Migraine and Cluster Headaches

This study will evaluate a one-dose investigational medication to treat migraine headaches. Participants must be 18 or older and have had at least one migraine per month in the last two months. They will receive, at no cost, study related physical exams, laboratory tests, and ECG.

The research site is in Lake Jackson, Texas.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat100.html.

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