Recruiting participants for clinical trial

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gilarel
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Recruiting participants for clinical trial

Postby gilarel » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:30 am

Hi,

I hope this is the right forum for this.
Looking for participants for a clinical trial in children With neurodevelopment disabilities:

https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01906866

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LnAmom
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Re: Recruiting participants for clinical trial

Postby LnAmom » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:16 pm

This is SUCH a bad idea...

Yes, my son has sleep disturbances. And I know what works. Melatonin and clonidine. I can't imagine the total upheaval we would be throwing our lives into if we agreed not to use anything but what they gave us for sleep, and what if it didn't work?

They would be asking me about his experiences with sleeplessness and I would be twitching and getting ready to strangle them. Sleep deprived autism mommy ain't playin'.

gilarel
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Re: Recruiting participants for clinical trial

Postby gilarel » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:34 am

This study is suitable for children who despite taking sleep medication, still suffer from sleep problem of long time to fall asleep and awakenings throughout the night.

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Re: Recruiting participants for clinical trial

Postby noelm » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:02 am

How Circadin is different than a slow release Melatonin?
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Re: Recruiting participants for clinical trial

Postby kulkulkan » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:43 am

noelm wrote:How Circadin is different than a slow release Melatonin?


It isn't necessarily different. Perhaps synthetic form and has more proven pharmokinetics especially on the sustained release part.

There are already dozens of melatonin trials in ASD showing efficacy. I am assuming this trial is really for marketing reasons. If someone is already using melatonin or other meds to sleep, they likely won't be eligible for this trial. I do like they are also trying to prove "better next day" and overall improvements other than sleep.


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