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Information About the Clinical Trials Database

As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge. Find out about studies at Rush that are open to enrollment. The database includes both clinical trials and research studies enrolling healthy, normal subjects.

Frequently Asked Questions

These are examples of questions that are often asked by people who are considering participating in a research study. If you have other, more specific questions, you should speak with your study doctor.

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Research Term Definitions

Click on the "More" link to see the full list of research term definitions. The first two terms appear below.

Adverse Effect: An undesirable and unintended, although not necessarily unexpected, result of therapy or other intervention (e.g., headache following spinal tap or intestinal bleeding associated with aspirin therapy).

Assent: Although parents and guardians must consent for their child to join a study, children should have a part in making a decision to join a study, if they are capable of doing so. When a child is asked to have a part in the decision, this is called "assent".

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