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Fish Oil Supplement in Rectal Cancer

Neoadjuvant treatment with radiotherapy (RDT) and chemotherapy (CT) are the treatment of choice for rectal adenocarcinomas in stages II and III. This results currently in pathologic complete response in 10% to 30% of cases. The immune and inflammatory response is altered in these individuals and is directly related to response to therapy. Both the disease and the treatment of colorectal cancer have an impact on quality of life and nutritional status. In studies with cells and a...

Prednisone Administration in Quiescent COPD Patients to Determine the Effect on Gene Expression

In this study, prednisone dose, day/time administration will be controlled in a stable COPD patient population to determine its effect on peripheral whole blood gene expression. This data has never been collected in a COPD population using our chosen platform for gene expression (Affymetrix Human Gene 1.1 ST). Conducting this experiment is essential for achieving the broader aims of an already existing and related study titled "Clinical Implementation and Outcomes Evaluation of...

Effect of Topically-Applied Hyaluronic-Acid on Palatal Epithelial Wound Closure

Aim of the study is to assess the therapeutic effects of topical hyaluronic-acid use on secondary wound healing of the free gingival graft donor site. The hypothesis of this study is that topical hyaluronic-acid gel has positive effects on secondary wound healing of free gingival graft donor site by reducing pain, burning sensation, and accelerating the healing.

Wool Clothing for the Management of Childhood Atopic Dermatitis

The study is a sequentially recruited, cross-over-cohort, outpatient-based evaluation of the effectiveness of wool clothing, as compared to standard clothing, in reducing the severity of childhood atopic dermatitis over two consecutive six-week periods.

Epidemiology and Co-Reactivity of Novel Surfactant Allergens

The primary objectives of this study are to identify positivity rates to three novel surfactants (ingredients used in soaps, detergents, and other cleansers that serve to lower the surface tension of the skin and remove debris) and co-reactivity with other surfactants in patients with known surfactant sensitivity on skin patch testing. The investigators hypothesize that subjects who previously tested positive to known allergenic surfactants (cocamidopropyl betaine, stearamidopr...

TDCS and Cognitive Retraining to Augment Pharmacotherapy for the Treatment of Nicotine Dependence

The purpose of the phase 1 translational pilot study proposed here is to gather preliminary data investigating the efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) and cognitive retraining to enhance nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation. The recent use of TDCS over task relevant regions to alter behavior holds incredible promise for use in cognitive retraining intervention protocols. Previous studies of cognitive retraining have focused on implicit train...

Does Treatment With Montelukast Improve Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis in Children?

An open-label (outcome assessor blinded) prospective crossover cohort study of children 6-16 years assessing effects of Montelukast on moderate to severe atopic dermatitis.

Neurogenetic Pharmaceuticals (NGP) 555 in Healthy Young Volunteers (Single-ascending Dose)

NGP 555 is a small molecule preventative therapy aimed at reducing Alzheimer's disease amyloid buildup by targeting Abeta 42 production.

Safety and Efficacy of a Novel Carpal Tunnel Tissue Manipulation Device in Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A single-center, prospective, non-randomized study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a novel carpal tunnel tissue manipulation device in treating symptoms and decreased physical function in subjects previously diagnosed with mild to severe carpal tunnel syndrome.

Study of Urelumab in Subjects With Advanced and/or Metastatic Malignant Tumors

The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and tolerability of BMS-663513 in subjects with advanced and/or metastatic malignant tumors.

Whole Genome Sequencing for Blood Group Genotyping and Definition as Exemplified on U- and St(a)+.

No health condition(s) are studied. Genetic background of blood groups is studied. U- and Stones(a)+ ("Caucasian type") are used as proof-of-principle samples. Disease associations of all blood group genes investigated are very rare, e.g. < 1 among 1'000 Swiss individuals (see table 1), and are not to be expected in the course of this study. Genomic DNA of 2 U- samples were both provided as blinded reference material from New York and Vienna blood centres, respectively. Both d...

Atrial Fibrillation Screening With a Smartphone Device and iECG (ElectroCardioGram) Application

Question: Can Atrial Fibrilation (AF) cases in patients ≥ 65 years be easily detected in a primary healthcare environment using a smartphone device and iECG application as an opportunistic screening tool? Objectives: Detect atrial fibrillation through cardiac rhythm abnormalities in patients ≥65 years old in an opportunistic screening program using a smartphone device/application 1. Define de predictable value of the smartphone device with Electrocardiogram (EC...

Remote Ischemic Conditioning for Avoiding Recurrence of Symptomatic Intracranial Atherosclerotic Stenosis (sICAS)

The primary objective of the study will be to determine whether remote limb ischemic conditioning (RLIC) compared with sham RLIC (placebo) treatment reduces the 12-month risk of recurrent IS in patients with a recent TIA or IS caused by stenosis of a major intracranial artery. After screening period, eligible patients will be randomly allocated into 2 groups. In addition, all participants receive an usual clinical therapy.

Pathomechanism of MicroRNA-29 in Shoulder Stiffness

The team integrates experimental analyses of clinical and basic medicine and transgenic mice models. miR-29a acts a potent protective factor against excessive fibrosis in myofibroblasts of subacromial bursa tissue. Gain of miR-29a stabilizes tendon and synovial tissue homeostasis that alleviates tissue stiffness and maintains function.

To Compare a Hemostatic Powder TC-325 and Standard Treatment in the Control of Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding From Nonvariceal Causes

Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding is a common medical emergency. Bleeding peptic ulcers and other non-variceal causes constitute to about 95% of all cases of bleeding. Endoscopic treatment stops active bleeding, reduces rate of further bleeding and leads to improved patients outcomes. Endoscopic treatment can be technically demanding especially with lesions in difficult anatomic positions and to endoscopists with less experience. TC-325 is a propriety mineral blend hemostat...

Use of Care Bundle in Acute Kidney Injury

This study is a service evaluation to assess the impact of compliance of Acute Kidney Injury care bundle (AKI-CB) on clinical and renal outcomes. The AKI care bundle is coupled with an interruptive electronic alert, which is triggered by the first attempt to order blood tests or medications on patients who have been identified as having AKI by the electronic recognition from serum creatinine results. The interruptive alert will warn the clinician about AKI and request them to ...

National Evaluation of Quality of Childcare

This evaluation seeks to assess the impact of a training program on childcare center environments and child/caregiver wellbeing in El Salvador. Through a longitudinal, randomized control trial, over 200 childcare centers participating in the program will be assigned to various treatment arms receiving different components of the program. A community comparison cohort will also be enrolled.

Analgesic Benefit of Preoperative vs. Postoperative Etoricoxib in Total Knee Arthroplasty

Evaluation of the efficacy of preemptive versus postoperative administration of etoricoxib in total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

Bergonie Institut Profiling : Fighting Cancer by Matching Molecular Alterations and Drugs in Early Phase Trials

This is a biology driven, monocentric study designed to identify actionable molecular alterations in cancer patients with advanced disease. In this trial, high throughput analysis will be carried out using next generation sequencing, and immunological profiling. Patients included in the BIP study and for whom a targetable genomic alteration had been identified might be subsequently included in an early phase trials running at Institut Bergonie or another French hospital...

Postoperative Quality of Recovery After Transurethral Resection of the Bladder

Transurethral resection of the bladder (TURB) is often performed as an outpatient procedure so high-quality postoperative recovery is particularly important. The aim of this study is to compare postoperative quality of recovery after spinal anesthesia (SA) and general anesthesia (GA) for transurethral resection of the bladder.

Safety Study of BMS-986165 in Healthy Subjects and to Treat Psoriasis

The purpose of this study is to establish if BMS-986165 is safe and effective at treating autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis. BMS-986165 which has shown some promise in preclinical studies for inhibiting autoimmune conditions such as psoriasis. This study will be the first time this drug is given to humans. It will be run in 5 Parts. Part A will investigate single oral doses of drug. Part B will investigate giving the drug daily for 14 days. Part C will investigate daily dos...

Safety and Feasibility of an Endoluminal-suturing Device (Endomina TM) for Gastric Reduction

Objectives: Study to evaluate safety and feasibility of an endoluminal vertical gastroplasty (EVG) using an endoluminal-suturing device. Briefly, Vertical gastric plication is a novel surgical approach for reducing the stomach capacity. Anterior surface plication and greater curvature plication are variations of vertical gastric plication that reduce the gastric capacity through infolding of the anterior surface or greater curvature of the stomach, respectively. These approach...

Study of Molecular Profile-Related Evidence to Determine Individualized Therapy for Advanced or Poor Prognosis Cancers

The purpose of this study is to learn more about personalized cancer therapy including response to treatment and side effects. Information from the patient's medical record regarding the tests and treatments they have received, or will receive, for their cancer will be collected. Genomic testing on tissue from the primary tumor or metastases will be used to match therapy recommendations. Patients in which there is no appropriate matched therapy will receive systemic chemother...

Effectiveness of Levonorgestrel-intrauterine System (LNG-IUS) Versus Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA) in Treatment of Pelvic Pain in Clinically Diagnosed Endometriotic Patients

randomized controlled trial Eligiblility criteria Provisional diagnosis Clinical presentation Progressive dysmenorrhea Chronic pelvic pain Deep dyspareunia Evidences of endometriosis Endometriotic nodule Cul-de-sac nodularity Endometrioma detected by ultrasonography size < 4 cm Inclusion criteria Female age 18-45 yr Moderate to severe pelvic pain categorized by VAS >50 Previous sexual intercourse Exclusion criteria Co-existing other genital tract disease associated pai...

ERic Acute StrokE Recanalization (ERASER)

To monitor the effect of the ERIC® device in combination with SOFIA™ Distal Access Catheter on artery recanalization and on clinical outcomes in stroke patients using data from clinical routine application (ERASER). To additionally evaluate the effect of the ERIC® device in combination with SOFIA™ Distal Access Catheter on the final infarct volume as determined by advanced image postprocessing methods in the subgroup of patients with acute middle cerebral artery stroke (...