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20:30 EDT 20th October 2014 | BioPortfolio

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Monday 20th October 2014

A Prospective Study of Postpartum Depression in Women With Major Depression

Background: - Postpartum depression (PPD) is a serious syndrome that resembles a major depressive episode and occurs in 10% to 20% of all mothers in the year following delivery. Women with histories of major depressive disorder (MDD) are at an increased risk for PPD and recurrent PPD with subsequent pregnancies. One possible genetic vulnerability to depression and PPD in particular is the BDNF gene. BDNF is a protein that affects the growth and development of brain cells...

Neoadjuvant Pazopanib in Renal Cell Carcinoma

This study will be a single arm phase II clinical trial of 8 weeks of daily, oral neo-adjuvant pazopanib prior to nephrectomy in 39 evaluable patients with histologically confirmed localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

Dual Task Practice in Parkinson's Disease

The ability to perform two or more tasks together is impaired in Parkinson's Disease (PD). Based on pilot work we hypothesize that dual tasking is amenable to training in PD and will not compromise safety. In the proposed study we will therefore collect high level evidence on whether 6 weeks of integrated dual task gait training is more effective than consecutive task practice. The investigators will use a randomized, single blind study design and conduct the same protocols in ...

A Study of Allogeneic Mesenchymal Bone Marrow Cells in Subjects With ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)

The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and tolerability of human allogeneic mesenchymal bone marrow cells (aMBMC) administered intravenously to subjects with ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI).

Immunotherapy for Recurrent Ependymomas in Children Treatment for Recurrent Ependymomas Using HLA-A2 Restricted Tumor Antigen Peptides in Combination With Imiquimod

The purpose of this study is to see if vaccination with HLA-A2 restricted peptides, combined with the immunoadjuvant imiquimod is safe and can induce immune responses in children with recurrent ependymomas. Eligible patients are stratified by primary tumor location.

[Trial of device that is not approved or cleared by the U.S. FDA]

Prospective Cytochrome P450 Genotyping and Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Psychosis

The aim of the study is to examine whether determining treatment strategies based upon Cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) genotype will improve drug response rates and clinical outcome in patients with psychosis. The investigators predict that prospectively testing CYP2D6 genotype and using this information to treat psychotic patients with risperidone will improve clinical outcomes. Specifically, CYP2D6 poor metabolizers who are treated with low dose and slow titration of risp...

The Effect of Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Treatment on PTSD Symptoms.

We hypothesize that prevention of Sleep Disordered Breathing among PTSD patients with nasal CPAP will result improve their anxiety, insomnia and alcohol craving (among those who use alcohol to control their symptoms).

A Long-term Study of DE-114 Ophthalmic Solution in Patients With Allergic Conjunctivitis

Safety and efficacy of DE-114 ophthalmic solution will be evaluated in patients with allergic conjunctivitis, in an open-label, multicenter study.

CCR5-blockade in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

The surface molecule CCR5 is found on tumor cells within liver metastases of colorectal cancer. Inhibition of this molecule leads to a reduction in growth signals for tumor cells and subsequent slowed or halted tumor growth. The agent for the inhibition of CCR5 has already received FDA approval for treatment of HIV and has shown little side effects and toxicities even on long term treatment. Therefore CCR5-inhibition has the potential of providing non-toxic tumor growth inhibit...

To Investigate the Safety, Pharmacodynamics and Effect on Allergic Reactivity of the Toll-like Receptor 7 (TLR7) Agonist GSK2245035 in Subjects With Respiratory Allergies

The purpose of this study is to examine the safety and effects on the immune system of treatment with GSK2245035 in subjects who suffer from nasal symptoms caused by an allergy to pollen or perennial allergen, with or without mild asthma. In addition, the effect of treatment with GSK2245035 on the body's allergic response in test situations will be explored. Approximately 28 subjects will receive GSK2245035 (up to 14 subjects each receiving 80 nanograms [ng] GSK2245035 and up t...

Arthrex Eclipse™ Shoulder Prosthesis

A Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter Study comparing the Safety and Effectiveness of Arthrex's Eclipse™ Shoulder to the Univers™ II Shoulder Prosthesis in patients with a degenerative joint disease.

Beta-Amyloid Imaging With [18F]NAV4694 Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in Predicting Progression to Alzheimer's Disease (AD) in Subjects With Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

To investigate whether [18F]NAV4694 positron emission tomography (PET) scan findings have the ability to distinguish subjects with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who progress to Alzheimer's disease (AD) from those who do not.

Vaccine Therapy With Bevacizumab Versus Bevacizumab Alone in Treating Patients With Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme That Can Be Removed by Surgery

This randomized phase II trial studies how well giving vaccine therapy with or without bevacizumab works in treating patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme that can be removed by surgery. Vaccines consisting of heat shock protein-peptide complexes made from a person's own tumor tissue may help the body build an effective immune response to kill tumor cells that may remain after surgery. Monoclonal antibodies, such as bevacizumab, can block tumor growth in different way...

Dovitinib in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Progressive Glioblastoma

This phase II trial studies how well dovitinib works in treating patients with recurrent or progressive glioblastoma. Dovitinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth

Civamide Nasal Solution for Postherpetic Neuralgia of the Trigeminal Nerve

Herpes zoster (commonly referred to as "shingles") results from the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus acquired during a primary infection, usually chickenpox. The virus lays dormant in the cells of the nerves until activated. Once activated, patients develop a characteristic red blistering rash which crusts and heals in 2 - 4 weeks. Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), the term for pain persisting after the herpes zoster (HZ) eruption heals, is the most common and most fe...

Tranexamic Acid During Cystectomy Trial (TACT) Pilot Study

A cystectomy is the removal of the bladder and adjacent organs in patients with bladder cancer. This often results in significant blood loss, and about 60% of patients will require a blood transfusion during or up to 30 days after surgery. Significant blood loss may result in cardiovascular morbidity, and the use of blood products are expensive and expose patients to risk. Tranexamic acid reduces breakdown of hemostatic blood clots and it has therapeutic benefit when use...

PANVAC-V and PANVAC-F Vaccines Plus Sargramostim to Treat Advanced Cancer

Background: - Many cancers produce two proteins, carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and mucin-1 (MUC-1). - The PANVAC-V priming vaccine and PANVAC-F boosting vaccine contain human genes that cause production of CEA and MUC-1, which can be used as a target for the immune system to attack the cancer. The vaccines also contain genes that cause production of other proteins that enhance immune activity. - Sargramostim is a protein that boosts the immune ...

Corneal Power, Astigmatism, and Aberration Changes After LASIK

The primary goal of the study is to determine if Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) measurement of corneal power and astigmatism is more accurate than conventional Placido-ring corneal topography. A second goal is to evaluate OCT-based epithelial thickness mapping. The postoperative epithelial thickness variation will be used to calculate refractive effects and calibrate the smoothing parameter in the mathematical model relating corneal mean curvature and epithelial thickness. ...

30 Week Parallel Group Comparison Study of Linagliptin + Pioglitazone (5+15, 5+30 and 5+45 mg) qd Versus Respective Monotherapies, Followed by a Comparison of 5mg+30mg and 5mg+45mg Versus Respective Monotherapies in Type 2 Diabetes for up to 54 Weeks

The primary objective is to demonstrate superior glycaemic control (HbA1c reduction) after 30 weeks of linagliptin/pioglitazone (5/15, 5/30 and 5/45 mg) versus the respective individual monotherapies of pioglitazone (15 mg, 30 mg, or 45 mg, administered orally once daily), and linagliptin (5 mg, administered orally once daily). In addition, durability of treatment effect and safety under chronic treatment conditions will be investigated.

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Stimulation for the Acute Treatment of Cluster Headache

The purpose of the proposed clinical study is to evaluate the use of an implanted Neurostimulator to provide Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) stimulation for the management of the pain associated with cluster headaches.

Biomarker for Maroteaux-Lamy Disease

Development of a new MS-based biomarker for the early and sensitive diagnosis of Maroteaux-Lamy dis-ease from plasma and sputum

A Multi-National, Prospective, Observational Study in Patients With Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma

The purpose of this study is to examine the safety of Ipilimumab and patterns of use in the treatment of unresectable or metastatic melanoma in the post-approval setting.

Evaluation of Tiotropium 2.5 and 5 mcg Once Daily Delivered Via the Respimat® Inhaler Compared to Placebo in 1 to 5 Year Old Patients With Persistent Asthma

The primary objective of this trial is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of two doses of tiotropium inhalation solution delivered via the Respimat® inhaler once daily in the afternoon in patients (1 to 5 years old) with persistent asthma on top of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) treatment.

Group Exercise Training for Functional Improvement After Treatment (The GET FIT Trial)

This research is being done to compare the physical and quality of life benefits of two different types of exercise- tai chi versus strength training- for female cancer survivors who have had chemotherapy. Each exercise- tai chi and strength training- will be compared to participants in a group that performs flexibility and relaxation exercises, which is expected to have different benefits than either tai chi or strength training.

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