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Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials2019-02-06T12:31:27+00:00

Research leads the way in finding a cure for epilepsy.

People with epilepsy have the option of taking part in clinical trials being conducted at Keck Medicine and elsewhere. While clinical trial participation does not ensure that an effective treatment will be received, participation does help provide invaluable information for future treatments.

Keck School of Medicine of USC faculty members lead and participate in many of the nation’s largest multi-center clinical trials, as well as in many unique smaller trials. Although participating in a clinical trial is not the right choice for everyone, many patients receiving care in one of USC’s affiliated medical facilities have chosen to become involved in clinical trials.

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$NctIdArray = array(“NCT00572195”, “NCT00860145”, “NCT01730170”);

// loop through the items in the rss feed, individually
foreach($NctIdArray as $trialID) {

// define the directory and the name of the xml file
$xml_file2 = ‘http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01307332?displayxml=true’;

// replace the xml_file2 with the new Trial ID of next item in rss feed
$xml_file3 = substr_replace($xml_file2,$trialID,31,11);

// load the content of the XML file and create a new XML object
$xmlobj2 = simplexml_load_file($xml_file3);

// load the clinical trial variables (title, summary, link, status) from the xml files
$ct_title = “<h2><span style="color: #990000;">” . $xmlobj2->brief_title . “</span></h2>”;
$ct_summary = “<p>” . $xmlobj2->brief_summary->textblock . “</p>”;
$ct_summary_repl = str_replace(“
“,””, $ct_summary);
$ct_link = “Click <a href="”. $xmlobj2->required_header->url . “" target="_blank">here</a> to be directed to the clinicaltrials.gov website for complete and detailed information about this trial.<br /><br />”;
$ct_usc_contact = “<div style="font-size: 11px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 15px !important; ">For information about this clinical trial here at USC or to see if you qualify, contact Sandra Oviedo by email at <a href="mailto:epilepsy@med.usc.edu" target="_blank">epilepsy@med.usc.edu</a> for more information.</div>”;
$ct_status = $xmlobj2->overall_status;
$ct_eligibility = $xmlobj2->eligibility->criteria->textblock;
$spacer = “<div style="margin-bottom: 60px; "></div>”;

// set the clinical trial status variables (active, active not recruiting, completed, recruiting)
$ct_status_active = “<span style="color: #FFF; background-color: #009884; padding: 10px; ">” . $xmlobj2->overall_status . “</span><br /><br /><div class="clear"></div>”;
$ct_status_activeNR = “<span style="color: #FFF; background-color: #ec950f; padding: 10px; ">” . $xmlobj2->overall_status . “</span><br /><br /><div class="clear"></div>”;
$ct_status_completed = “<span style="color: #FFF; background-color: #db2f0b; padding: 10px; ">” . $xmlobj2->overall_status . “</span><br /><br /><div class="clear"></div>”;
$ct_status_recruiting = “<span style="color: #FFF; background-color: #009884; padding: 10px; ">” . $xmlobj2->overall_status . “</span><br /><br /><div class="clear"></div>”;

echo htmlspecialchars_decode($ct_title);
echo htmlspecialchars_decode($ct_summary_repl);
echo htmlspecialchars_decode($ct_usc_contact);[/php]

[php] echo htmlspecialchars_decode($ct_eligibility); [/php]
[php] echo htmlspecialchars_decode($ct_link);

// determine the status of the clinical trial and display the correct variable
if ($ct_status == “Recruiting”):
echo htmlspecialchars_decode($ct_status_recruiting);
elseif ($ct_status == “Active, not recruiting”):
echo htmlspecialchars_decode($ct_status_activeNR);
elseif ($ct_status == “Active”):
echo htmlspecialchars_decode($ct_status_active);
elseif ($ct_status == “Completed”):
echo htmlspecialchars_decode($ct_status_completed);
endif;

echo htmlspecialchars_decode($spacer);
}

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