The Rheumatology Association of Iowa champions clinical trials under way in Iowa. As explained by the National Institutes of Health:
Clinical trials are part of clinical research and at the heart of all medical advances. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease.
Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments.
The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses.
The University of Iowa is a center for vitally important clinical research and trials. Visit UI Health Care’s website and enter your condition to identify possible studies being performed close to home.