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Follica trial still taking new patients


#1

i just wrote harvard skin study and they are still accepting new patients for the follica trial. kind of disappointing since you would figure they have all the patients they need by now. here is part of the e-mail i recieved. there are an interesting notes about microdermabrasion and immunomodulators.

Description - The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of microdermabrasion on hair growth. The study may last up to 2 months and subjects will receive $1,000 for completing all visits and procedures. It involves 2 skin biopsies. Eight study visits are required. To participate in this research study, the subject will have to stop all other anti-aging treatments except emollients approved by the study doctor.

III. SUBJECT SELECTION

Inclusion Criteria
Caucasian males 20-50 years of age
Has male pattern baldness.

  Exclusion Criteria

Current or recent use (within the past year) of isotretinoin (Accutane).
Is currently taking hormone therapy, or steroids or other immunomodulators (examples are methotrexate, cyclosporine) or has taken these medications within the past thirty (30) days (inhaled steroids are acceptable).
Currently using Rogaine or Propecia or used them in the past forty-five (45) days
Is immune compromised or undergoing therapy to treat an immune disorder.
History of keloids or hypertrophic scarring.


#2

» i just wrote harvard skin study and they are still accepting new patients
» for the follica trial. kind of disappointing since you would figure they
» have all the patients they need by now

The other day I read somewhere that “they have likely finished the trial by this time” … LOL!


#3

I take it that this was from some random poster and not someone associated with follica?

I was a little shock to find out they might still be enrolling patients.
perhaps they are just collecting names for subsequent trails or maybe they are running multiple trails concurrently. On the plus side I don’t remember the original enrollment anouncement saying anything about regrowth.


#4

» I take it that this was from some random poster and not someone associated
» with follica?
»
» I was a little shock to find out they might still be enrolling patients.
» perhaps they are just collecting names for subsequent trails or maybe they
» are running multiple trails concurrently. On the plus side I don’t remember
» the original enrollment anouncement saying anything about regrowth.

…or it was an automatic response. I received the same mail a couple of months ago. But it would be nice with an official update soon.


#5

» » I take it that this was from some random poster and not someone
» associated
» » with follica?
» »
» » I was a little shock to find out they might still be enrolling patients.
»
» » perhaps they are just collecting names for subsequent trails or maybe
» they
» » are running multiple trails concurrently. On the plus side I don’t
» remember
» » the original enrollment anouncement saying anything about regrowth.
»
» …or it was an automatic response. I received the same mail a couple of
» months ago. But it would be nice with an official update soon.

It was stated back last year that it should be done around the early part of this year! Sounds like an automatic response to me! Will be very interesting when they finish this set of trials!


#6

automatic response? the e-mail went to a generic harvard skin study address. somebody had to read the contents and reply. so there certainly was a level of discernment.


#7

» i just wrote harvard skin study and they are still accepting new patients
» for the follica trial. kind of disappointing since you would figure they
» have all the patients they need by now. here is part of the e-mail i
» recieved. there are an interesting notes about microdermabrasion and
» immunomodulators.
»
» Description - The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of
» microdermabrasion on hair growth. The study may last up to 2 months and
» subjects will receive $1,000 for completing all visits and procedures. It
» involves 2 skin biopsies. Eight study visits are required. To participate
» in this research study, the subject will have to stop all other anti-aging
» treatments except emollients approved by the study doctor.
»
» III. SUBJECT SELECTION
»
» Inclusion Criteria
» Caucasian males 20-50 years of age
» Has male pattern baldness.
»
» Exclusion Criteria
» Current or recent use (within the past year) of isotretinoin (Accutane).
» Is currently taking hormone therapy, or steroids or other immunomodulators
» (examples are methotrexate, cyclosporine) or has taken these medications
» within the past thirty (30) days (inhaled steroids are acceptable).
» Currently using Rogaine or Propecia or used them in the past forty-five
» (45) days
» Is immune compromised or undergoing therapy to treat an immune disorder.
» History of keloids or hypertrophic scarring.

I’m a little surprised that they are now saying that the purpose of the study is to determine the effect of microdermabrasion on hair growth cosidering they publicize this study as not being a cure for baldness.

http://www.harvardskinstudies.org/alopecia001.asp


#8

» » i just wrote harvard skin study and they are still accepting new
» patients
» » for the follica trial. kind of disappointing since you would figure
» they
» » have all the patients they need by now. here is part of the e-mail i
» » recieved. there are an interesting notes about microdermabrasion and
» » immunomodulators.
» »
» » Description - The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of
» » microdermabrasion on hair growth. The study may last up to 2 months and
» » subjects will receive $1,000 for completing all visits and procedures.
» It
» » involves 2 skin biopsies. Eight study visits are required. To
» participate
» » in this research study, the subject will have to stop all other
» anti-aging
» » treatments except emollients approved by the study doctor.
» »
» » III. SUBJECT SELECTION
» »
» » Inclusion Criteria
» » Caucasian males 20-50 years of age
» » Has male pattern baldness.
» »
» » Exclusion Criteria
» » Current or recent use (within the past year) of isotretinoin
» (Accutane).
» » Is currently taking hormone therapy, or steroids or other
» immunomodulators
» » (examples are methotrexate, cyclosporine) or has taken these
» medications
» » within the past thirty (30) days (inhaled steroids are acceptable).
» » Currently using Rogaine or Propecia or used them in the past forty-five
» » (45) days
» » Is immune compromised or undergoing therapy to treat an immune
» disorder.
» » History of keloids or hypertrophic scarring.
»
»
» I’m a little surprised that they are now saying that the purpose of the
» study is to determine the effect of microdermabrasion on hair growth

» cosidering they publicize this study as not being a cure for baldness.
»
» http://www.harvardskinstudies.org/alopecia001.asp

They said that when they first advertised for people to do the study, And that was last year.


#9

» » » i just wrote harvard skin study and they are still accepting new
» » patients
» » » for the follica trial. kind of disappointing since you would figure
» » they
» » » have all the patients they need by now. here is part of the e-mail i
» » » recieved. there are an interesting notes about microdermabrasion and
» » » immunomodulators.
» » »
» » » Description - The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of
» » » microdermabrasion on hair growth. The study may last up to 2 months
» and
» » » subjects will receive $1,000 for completing all visits and
» procedures.
» » It
» » » involves 2 skin biopsies. Eight study visits are required. To
» » participate
» » » in this research study, the subject will have to stop all other
» » anti-aging
» » » treatments except emollients approved by the study doctor.
» » »
» » » III. SUBJECT SELECTION
» » »
» » » Inclusion Criteria
» » » Caucasian males 20-50 years of age
» » » Has male pattern baldness.
» » »
» » » Exclusion Criteria
» » » Current or recent use (within the past year) of isotretinoin
» » (Accutane).
» » » Is currently taking hormone therapy, or steroids or other
» » immunomodulators
» » » (examples are methotrexate, cyclosporine) or has taken these
» » medications
» » » within the past thirty (30) days (inhaled steroids are acceptable).
» » » Currently using Rogaine or Propecia or used them in the past
» forty-five
» » » (45) days
» » » Is immune compromised or undergoing therapy to treat an immune
» » disorder.
» » » History of keloids or hypertrophic scarring.
» »
» »
» » I’m a little surprised that they are now saying that the purpose of
» the
» » study is to determine the effect of microdermabrasion on hair
» growth

» » cosidering they publicize this study as not being a cure for baldness.
»
» »
» » http://www.harvardskinstudies.org/alopecia001.asp
»
» They said that when they first advertised for people to do the study, And
» that was last year.

Yeah, but it appears as this is still the posting that is up for that particular study. Unless you know of a different posting you could direct me to. Thanks!


#10

» I take it that this was from some random poster … ?

Yes, of course.