Clinical Trials Update: June 15, 2009

(HealthDay News) -- Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of CenterWatch and ClinicalConnection.com:

Obesity

If you are a postmenopausal woman aged 50 to 75, you may qualify for this study.

The research site is in New York City.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/clinical-trials/listings/studylist.aspx?CatID=107.

WHAT TO KNOW
    • Obesity
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Lupus
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Depression
    • Severe Hypertension

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

If you are a current or former smoker, at least 40 years old, and have been diagnosed with COPD, you may qualify for this study.

The research site is in Clearwater, Fla.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/clinical-trials/listings/studylist.aspx?CatID=44.

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Lupus

If you are age 16 or older, have been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus, and have active kidney disease, you may qualify for this study.

The research site is in Philadelphia, Penn.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/clinical-trials/listings/studylist.aspx?CatID=384.

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Osteoarthritis

This study will evaluate the gastrointestinal safety of a certain FDA-approved osteoarthritis medication. It involves five visits over a period of six-to-seven months.

The research site is in Houston, Texas.

More information

Please see http://www.clinicalconnection.com/clinical_trials/condition/osteoarthritis.aspx.

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Depression

Depression is a serious medical illness that affects millions of Americans each year. This study will evaluate an investigational medication to treat depression.

The research site is in Upland, Calif.

More information

Please see http://www.clinicalconnection.com/clinical_trials/condition/depression.aspx.

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Severe Hypertension

Researchers are seeking participants for this study of hypertension, commonly called high blood pressure. Qualified participants may receive compensation for time and travel of up to $500.

The research site is in Port Orange, Fla.

More information

Please see http://www.clinicalconnection.com/clinical_trials/condition/hypertension.aspx.

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