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Wednesday 26th July 2017

The Effects of Attentional Filter Training on Working Memory

The investigators are interested in how attentional filter training/ distractor inhibition training could influence cognitive functions like working memory, executive control, problem solving, decision making and attentional control.

The ILERVAS Project: Assessing the Prevalence of Subclinical Vascular Disease and Hidden Kidney Disease

Background and Objectives: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and atherosclerosis are 2 interrelated diseases that increase the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The objectives of the ILERVAS project are: (1) to determine the prevalence of subclinical arterial disease and hidden kidney disease; (2) to assess the impact of early diagnosis of both diseases on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and also on the progression of CKD; (3) to have a platform with clinical da...

Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Training

Non-invasive cerebral stimulation techniques have shown potential in the treatment of neurological disorders such as chronic pain, Parkinson's disease, neglect, aphasia, memory, engine deficit and epilepsy In general, non-invasive cerebral stimulation techniques have been shown to be able to induce changes in cortical plasticity that may last even beyond the end of the stimulation period. Considering this potential, there is growing interest in the application of these therapeu...

BPH Mobile Application Pilot

This study assesses the feasibility, and acceptability of a (mobile) application for men presenting at the general practitioner with LUTS/BPH; starting with medical therapy and naïve for treatment. Patients will be enrolled in the study by their general practitioner. The patients will receive a daily medication reminder including frequent feedback on medication adherence. Furthermore standard questionnaires will be filled out via the application. The hypothesis of this pilot s...

Choline Alphoscerate-Nimodipine in Vascular Cognitive Impairment

The purpose of this study is to assess whether the combination of choline alphoscerate 1200mg per day and nimodipine 90mg per day given orally is more effective than the combination nimodipine placebo in reducing cognitive decline in patients with subcortical vascular cognitive impairment

Endoscopic-assisted Microsurgical Removal of Cerebellopontine Angle Lesions

It is a Prospective descriptive hospital based clinical study to determine the value of introduction of endoscope after microscopic excision of cerebello-pontine angle lesions to estimate the following : 1. Intraoperative judgement of lesions excision, residual parts, visualization and operative corridor pre and after endoscope introduction. 2. Post-operative tumor control confirmed comparison between pre and postoperative MRI. 3. Postoperative complications...

D-aspartate and Therapeutic Exercise

An important mechanism responsible for clinical recovery after neurological damage of different types is synaptic plasticity. Nervous tissue can enhance or de-energize inter-neuronal transmission at synaptic level in a lasting way. By increasing the efficiency of synaptic transmission, through long-term potentiation (LTP), it is possible to compensate for the loss of synaptic pulses on survived neurons due to brain damage and to restore their function. At synaptic level,...

Atezolizumab, Pemetrexed Disodium, Cisplatin, and Surgery With or Without Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Stage I-III Pleural Malignant Mesothelioma

This phase I pilot trial studies how well atezolizumab, pemetrexed disodium, cisplatin, and surgery with or without radiation therapy in treating patients with stage I-III pleural malignant mesothelioma. Monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Pemetrexed disodium may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, work in d...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Exercise on Mobility and Cognition in Older Women

The study will provide insight into how lifestyle-related interventions, specifically nutrition and exercise can impact the health of older women. The study uses a unique combination of interventions and encapsulates overall health outcomes by measuring both mobility and cognitive function. The study examines the effects of a combined omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) and multi-nutrient supplement on measures of mobility and cognition in women aged 60 years and a...

The Effect of Probiotics on Chronic Kidney Disease

Probiotics could improve renal function parameters in uremic rats and significantly lower levels of blood urea nitrogen in stage 3 and 4 chronic kidney disease patients. The aim of the present study is to evaluate whether probiotics could retard the decline of renal function in patients with chronic kidney disease?

Prospective Cohort of Kidney Transplanted Patients Receiving an Extended Releasing Tacrolimus-Everolimus Association

The tacrolimus-Everolimus association is used as an immunospressive treatment after a kidney transplant. It combined immunosupressive properties of both products and reduce the nephrotoxicity of tacrolimus by lowering the dosage. The commercialisation of a new extended release Tacrolimus pharmaceutical form and the lack of information justify a modality of use and tolerence evaluation of this new association, commonly used.

The Effect of Probiotic Bif195 on Aspirin-induced GI Damage.

This trial is a single-site, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, two-armed, parallel-group trial in healthy, adult volunteers. The trial will investigate the effect of daily intake of the probiotic strain Bif195 or placebo when co-administered to daily intake of 300mg of Aspirin. The objective is to investigate the ability of Bif195 to attenuate and/or reverse Aspirin-induced deterioration of the small intestine.

Impaired Gustatory Sensory Perception in Obese and Obese Diabetic Persons

The aim of the study is to compare several parameters in three distinct groups of subjects: persons with obesity, persons with obesity and diabetes and persons with neither obesity nor diabetes: - the electrical activity in response to a sweet solution, measured before and after a standard meal, using gustatory evoked potentials (recording explained below) - blood hormone levels related to weight gain (insulin, dopamine, ghrelin, leptin: measured in bloo...

IBD Shared Decision Making Intervention

The purpose of this clinical trial is to implement a multi-component shared decision making intervention for families of children with IBD. The main objective of this research will be to assess the acceptability, feasibility and clinical and decision outcomes of a multi-component decision support intervention targeted at families of children with IBD who are making decisions about treatment with TNFαi agents.

Nitrous Oxide for Lumbar Puncture

Lumbar puncture (LP) is a frequent exam that can cause pain and anxiety. In a pilot single-center study, it has been shown that nitrous oxide use during the procedure was able to reduce both pain and anxiety (Moisset et al., Eur J Neurol 2017). The goal of this multi-center trial is to confirm these results in a larger and more heterogeneous group of patients having a LP.

Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy of Micro-coring Device for Treatment of Facial Wrinkles and Skin Laxity

A pilot study is designed to evaluate safety and efficacy of the Micro-Coring (MC) technology for treatment of facial wrinkles. MC device employs hollow coring needles that enable safe, rapid, and effective full-thickness small skin cores (200-500 microns in diameter) removal initiating a skin repair process through formation of new collagen and elastin fibers (skin rejuvenation).

Electrosurgical Unipolar Vessel Sealing in Vaginal Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures in gynecologic practice. Inspiteof the development of alternative treatments, the incidence of hysterectomy doesn't appear to be declining. Routes for hysterectomy include abdominal, vaginal, laparoscopic or combined approaches.Vaginal hysterectomy is the method of choice for removal of the uterus in patients with benign gynecological diseases. A Cochrane review of surgical approaches to hysterectomy for benign gynecolo...

QUILT-3.055: A Phase IIb, Single-Arm, Open-Label Study of ALT-803 in Combination With Pembrolizumab or Nivolumab in Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Who Have Disease Progression Following an Initial Response to Treatment Wit

This is a Phase IIb, single-arm, open-label study of ALT-803 in combination with pembrolizumab or nivolumab in patients with advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer who have progressed following an initial response to treatment with PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor therapy. All patients will receive four cycles of treatment. Each cycle is six weeks in duration. All patients will receive ALT-803. Patients will also receive either pembrolizumab or nivolumab. Radiologic evaluat...

Efficacy and Safety of FE 999049 in Controlled Ovarian Stimulation in Japanese Women

To demonstrate non-inferiority of FE 999049 compared to FOLLISTIM with respect to number of oocytes retrieved in Japanese IVF/ICSI patients undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation

Gene Expression and Biomarker Profiling of Keloid Skin

This study aims to examine both the genetic profile and the biomarkers implicated in keloid scar formation. Hypothesis: 1. Differences in the genetic profiles of lesional and non-lesional skin contribute a given population's propensity to develop keloids 2. Differences in biomolecules expressed in subjects with and without keloids can help predict keloid occurrence and severity 3. Biomarker analysis will provide useful insights for future targete...

Effectiveness of a Structured Group-Based Intervention in Improving Medication Adherence Among Malay Patients With Underlying Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Malaysia

Poor medication adherence (MA) among T2DM patients had found to be gnarly and devastating (Krass et al 2015; Sharma et al 2014). It was estimated that more than half of the patients failed to achieve recommended glycaemic goals due to nonadherence (García-Pérez 2013; WHO 2003). Furthermore, greater adherence rate was significantly associated with better glycemic control, fewer hospital visits and admissions, and lower medical costs. On the other hand, lower adherence rate was...

A Novel Physical Therapy Administered Physical Activity Intervention After TKR: A Randomized Control Trial

Background: The definitive treatment for knee osteoarthritis is Total Knee Replacement (TKR), which results in clinically meaningful improvements in pain and physical function. However, evidence suggests that physical activity remains unchanged after TKR. This randomized clinical trial is investigating the preliminary efficacy, fidelity, and safety of a physical therapist administered physical activity intervention for people after TKR. Methods/Design: One hundred and twenty-f...

The Effects of Fluoxetine and/or DHEA

(1) To determine how the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI), fluoxetine (Prozac), an antidepressant often used to treat depression, stimulates the participant's body's ability to defend against low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). (2) To learn how a hormone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), stimulates the participant's body's ability to defend itself from low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). DHEA is a hormone produced naturally in the human body. However, it can be manufactured ...

The Health Impact of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction on Total Knee Arthroplasty

Despite surgical success of total knee arthroplasty (TKA), reports of dissatisfaction and poor outcomes including increased pain, reduced function for daily activities, and compromised psychological health are common. Interventions to improve TKA outcomes are primarily education-focused, however there is little support for efficacy. Evidence suggests that mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) is effective for improving both physical and mental health, which are factors impl...

Anterior Orientation vs Posterior Orientation in Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy POEM for the Treatment of Achalasia

The purpose of this study is to compare the safety and efficacy of the anterior versus posterior myotomy technique in Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for the treatment of Achalasia. The primary efficacy outcome is periprocedural pain requiring the use of narcotics. The secondary outcomes focus on safety which includes technical procedure duration time; tunneling time, myotomy time, and closure time; incidence of mucosotomy (transmural and non-transmural injury), capnoperiton...

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