National Institute of Health
Phone numbers and WWW addresses
Interested people are welcome to call the NINDS public information line at
301-496-5751 for information about ACM. They can also view many of the institute's
publications on the WWW at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/.
specifically interested in referral to the syringomyelia trial here -- or any other trials
at NIH -- should contact the NIH Patient Recruitment and Referral Service:
Patient Recruitment and Referral Service
10 Cloister Court
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-4754
Long Distance Calls: 1-800-411-1222
Fax: (301) 480-9793
There are no medical expenses if you are accepted into these programs but
you have to undergo a few more tests than normal.
Those interested in clinical trials at NIH also can access a searchable databaseof these
studies at http://clinicalstudies.info.nih.gov/.
This database lists eligibility criteria, exclusion criteria, and a summary of what
the investigators are doing for each trial. The main site also contains links to
general information about clinical trials, how doctors can refer a patient, facts about
the Clinical Center (NIH's hospital), and so on.
Another potentially useful source of information, although it does not currently list any
ACM trials, is the NIH Office of Rare Diseases at http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ord/ or
phone: 301-402-4336. They have a
searchable database of clinical trials for rare diseases and many other resources.
The Medline database of biomedical literature is available free of charge via the WWW.
website is http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/
This can be a very good resource for checking what's been published about a particular
topic as the indexed citations extend back to 1966.
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