Is there clinical research happening on Turner syndrome?
As of April 2017, there are about 136 different clinical trials involving Turner syndrome listed on clinicaltrials.gov, a government website that provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical trials. This may not an exhaustive list of current research. Current studies are looking at various new treatments such as new medical therapies including new drug therapies; evaluating the best uses of existing therapies; assessing the risk of conditions like diabetes, liver disease, heart disease or skeletal problems; and studies evaluating the social and behavioral impact of Turner syndrome.
For the most up-to-date list, contact clinicaltrials.gov and search for Turner syndrome.
- ClinicalTrials.gov website.
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How do I find clinical research on Turner syndrome?
To learn about ongoing clinical research into Turner syndrome ask a physician who specializes in the disorder. Genetic counselors and medical geneticists are also excellence sources of information about ongoing clinical trials and can offer advice about the pros and cons about participating in such a trial.
Support groups also have information about ongoing clinical trials as well as information and advice about participating in clinical trials. Support groups for Turner syndrome include the Turner Syndrome Society of the United States, Turner Syndrome Foundation, The Turner Syndrome Society of Canada, and the Turner Syndrome Support Society of the UK.
- Backeljauw P. Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of Turner syndrome. UpToDate Inc. website. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/clinical-manifestations-and-diagnosis-of-turner-syndrome
- Turner Syndrome. The National Organization for Rare Disorders website. https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/turner-syndrome/