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PROMINENT Pemafibrate to Reduce cardiovascular OutcoMes by reducing triglycerides IN patiENts with diabetes

P.I.: Michelle Ratliffe, MD Synopsis- This is a research study to find out if K-877 (also called pemafibrate), the study drug, compared to placebo (a treatment which looks like the medicine but contains no active pemafibrate), lowers cardiovascular (CV) complications (also referred to as “events”), such as heart attack, stroke, and death from these conditions, [...]

2017-10-23T20:14:45-06:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Clinical Trials|

Influenza Vaccine to Effectively Stop Cardio Thoracic Events and Decompensated heart failure (INVESTED)

P.I.: Michelle Ratliffe, MD Synopsis- The purpose of this study is to see if a high-dose influenza (“flu”) vaccine is able to safely reduce heart or lung-related problems compared to the standard-dose flu vaccine. Both the high dose and standard dose flu vaccines called Fluzone® are manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur.

2017-10-23T20:02:18-06:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Clinical Trials|

A Phase II, Multicenter, Randomized, Open-label Study to Investigate the Safety and Efficacy of Pegfilgrastim (Neulasta®) in Patients with Alcoholic Hepatitis.

P.I.: Joseph Alcorn, MD Synopsis- Studying new treatments for alcoholic hepatitis (AH) and investigating the pathophysiology (functional changes) of alcoholic hepatitis (liver inflammation caused by drinking alcohol). The primary purpose of this study is to determine whether treatment with pegfilgrastim (Neulasta®) in addition to prednisolone or pentoxifylline is more effective than treatment with prednisolone or [...]

2017-10-23T19:10:36-06:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Clinical Trials|

Phase 3, Randomized, Open-Label, Active-Controlled Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Vadadustat for the Maintenance Treatment of Anemia in Subjects with Non-Dialysis-Dependent Chronic Kidney Disease

P.I.: Karen S. Servilla, MD, FACP                                                                                          Synopsis - Testing the new [...]

2017-10-23T19:00:04-06:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Clinical Trials|

Providing a Breakthrough in Dystonia Therapy to Decrease Pain, Discomfort and Disruption

Dystonia—a movement disorder—can cause pain and discomfort, but it can also cause daily disruptions to life. As a neurologist for the VA and a member of the Dystonia Coalition, Dr. Sarah Pirio Richardson is committed to advancing research in the areas of non-invasive neurostimulation and treatment for dystonia. For years, she has enrolled participants into [...]

2017-10-23T17:49:22-06:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Featured Stories|

New Mexico VA Health Care System Update

VA Health Care Improving for N.M. Veterans Dr. David Shulkin, Secretary for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, recently talked at a news conference about the challenges facing the VA.  He spoke about such important issues as access to care, accountability, and the quality of care.

2017-10-17T22:18:54-06:00July 12th, 2017|Categories: News|

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