Studies in Support of Special Populations

11. Examples of Other Special Populations (Specific Patient Groups)

  • Asthma patients (specific types of asthma).
  • Patients with cardiovascular (heart) disease.
  • Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – lung disease.
  • Patients with type 2 diabetes.
  • People who are ‘poor metabolisers’ – who do not break down. substances well within the body.
  • Healthy pre-menopausal women with regular menstrual cycles, with and without oral contraceptives.
  • Hyperlipidemic patients (patients with abnormally high levels of lipids)
  • Patients with high blood pressure.
  • Hypogonadal men (men with an inadequate function of the testes).
  • Obese people.
  • Patients with peptic ulcer disease (PUD) or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).
  • Post-menopausal or surgically ‘sterile’ women (i.e. women who have had their uterus removed).
  • Patients with certain types of cancer.