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The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of acupuncture on inflammation and immune function after craniotomy. This study will be a single-center, parallel group clinical trial that will be conducted at Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, Seoul, Korea.
Incidence and risk factors for renal, cardiovascular and pulmonary complications after liver transplantation are not well defined. Blood products requirement is an important aspect of orthotropic liver transplantation (OLTx) management and has a great impact on patient's outcome. Transfusions of blood products increase perioperative complications and reduce graft and patients survival. The primary endpoint of the study is to evaluate the incidence of renal complication during ...
Lichen planus is a chronic cutaneous and mucosal disease characterized by the infiltration of cluster of differentiation (CD) CD8 T lymphocytes, localized under the basal membrane and associated with apoptosis of basal keratinocytes, suggesting a reactivity of T lymphocytes toward keratinocyte antigen(s), so far unidentified. In a recent study, the research team at Institut Pasteur has demonstrated in a peculiar clinical form of lichen planus (erosive lichen planus), that the i...
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in Sweden. During investigation of suspected cancer transrectal ultrasound with needle biopsies from prostate leeds to diagnosis. The most common technique today is side-fire where the needle enter the prostate in angle from the probe. In end-fire technique the needle enters the prostate at tip of probe without angle. The difference in techniques side-fire vs. end-fire affects the possibility to reach the ventral and ap...
White matter hyperintensity (WMH) has been found to be related with cognitive and emotional dysfunction. A presumed mechanism is that WMH disrupts the structural connectivity within a large-scale brain network, thereby impairing the brain's ability to integrate the neural processes efficiently. It is not yet clear, what the pattern of brain network disruption relates to WMH and how the brain network disruption induced by WMH has an effect on cognition and emotion performance. U...
The overall aim of this study is to examine the effects of sleep enhancing treatment in refugees with PTSD.
The aim of the study is to investigate whether brimonidine cream can reduce IPL-induced inflammation in terms of redness, swelling and pain in patients with facial vascular lesions (telangiectasias). Furthermore, the effect of brimonidine cream on IPL-efficacy is evaluated one month after final IPL-treatment. The hypothesis is that brimonidine, which has been proved effective in reduction of symptomatic erythema in patients with rosacea, also may have the ability to reduce ...
The purpose of this study is to describe contemporary, real-world disease and participant presentation, therapies, and clinical outcomes in both participants with newly diagnosed and not yet relapsed [ND] multiple myeloma (MM), and participants with relapsed/refractory [R/R] MM.
This exploratory study is designed to ensure the safety of HIV-infected volunteers who complete research protocols that include an analytic treatment interruption (ATI). This is a prospective cohort study of volunteers who were diagnosed with HIV during early acute HIV infection, treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART) and subsequently enrolled in a clinical study that included ATI. After completion of study participation that involves ATI, participants will be recruited into...
The aims of the present study is to compare oral sulfate solution (OSS) with low-dose polyethylene glycol plus ascorbic acid (2-L PEG/Asc) for bowel cleansing efficacy.
Implants have become the preferred method of single tooth replacement these days, patients receiving implant treatments not only expect restoration of masticatory function, they also expect that the prostheses will be esthetically pleasing, easy to clean, and permanent. To maintain long-term implant stability, it is important to minimize bone loss around the implant, as well as the soft tissue atrophy that accompanies it.
The investigators hypothesized that, external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve (EBSLN) and/or recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) contribute to the motor function of the human cricopharyngeal muscle (CP). The investigators aimed to assess the contribution of the laryngeal nerves (EBSLN and RLN) to the motor activity of the cricopharyngeal muscle, during thyroidectomy with intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM).
The purpose of this study is to compare concomitant administration of Montelukast and Bilastine to Montelukast and Bilastine monotherapies in patients with SARC and asthma
Surgical intervention may provide pain relief and improvement in function but one area of significant clinical interest is the restoration/improvement in gait and functional balance. Based on the investigators knowledge, there is limited literature on biomechanics and neuromuscular control of the lower extremities and spine as assessed by objective gait analysis and balance strategies in adult degenerative scoliosis patients, pre and post surgical intervention. The purpose of t...
The aim of this study is to measure the expression of HOXA10 and HOXA11 in the endometrium of infertility patients with an endometrial polyp before and after polypectomy. HOXA10 and HOXA11 are well-established markers of implantation. It is uncertain as to whether an endometrial polyp interferes with embryo implantation. A higher expression of HOXA10 and HOXA11 after polypectomy can indicate that endometrial polyp does interfere with embryo implantation.
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is an Epstein-Barr virus(EBV) related malignancy and is an endemic disease in Southeast Asian countries. EBV had been identified as a therapeutic target in some EBV related cancer such as lymphoma and NPC. In cancer cell, EBV was in latent phase and expressed 8-11 genes for maintaining EBV proliferation. After switching to lytic phase, almost all the EBV encoding genes were expressed including thymidine kinase (TK) and some highly immunogenetic ge...
The reduction in the rate of caesarean section is a major public health issue, it has reached 21% in 2010 Fance. Indeed complications to expect during pregnancy and childbirth increase doubles the risk of fetal morbidity, néonatal and maternal history of when césareinne. recommendations for clinical practice (RPC) to "scarred uterus" are being drafted under the auspices of the National College of obstetrics and gynecology (CNGOF) well highlighting the health problem public th...
The study compares the efficacy of bowel cleansing between the standard preparation (2 L polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution, 2 L PEG-ELS), low-volume preparation (10 mg bisacodyl plus 2 L PEG-ELS) and high-volume preparation (4 L PEG-ELS) in patients with previous colorectal resection.
This study is geared toward characterizing the recovery of brain activity and cognitive function following treatments of electroconvulsive therapy and ketamine general anesthesia.
This study will evaluate the feasibility of visualization and characterization of arrhythmia ablation lesions by MRI immediately following standard ablation techniques. The appearance of the ablation lesion will be correlated with clinical outcomes and risk of arrhythmia recurrence.
Patients cohort is composed of 50 consecutive patients both male and female with hepatic malignancies, refered to our nuclear medicine department in the process of radioembolization between January 2010- August 2015. 26 of the patients were examined with Tc99-MAA and SPECT-CT and 24 patients were examined with Tc99-MAA , SPECT-CT and PET-CT. Our study protocol was as follows: 1. Collection of anamnestic data 2. Calculation of liver tumor volume with quantification s...
The neurobiological underpinnings of obesity point to brain asymmetry in cortical and deeper brain regions. Furthermore, chemical, structural and functional imbalance in cortical and sub-cortical brain regions alters reward processing, attentional control and self-regulation in food-addicted obese individuals. In this study the investigators use TMS with a special multichannel H-coil developed by their lab to safely stimulate cortical and deeper brain regions in obese humans. T...
This study evaluates the effects of psychological treatment on pain, quality of life and work ability among women with endometriosis related chronic pelvic pain in a three-armed, randomised study. One group will receive mindfulness-based psychological treatment, the second group will receive a non-specific general psychological treatment (a psychological placebo) and the third group will be a waiting list control (treatment as usual).
1. Evaluate the therapeutic effects, health benefits, and immunological effect of Al-hijamah in children with beta thalassemia major. 2. Evaluate the extent of clinical improvement, reductions in serum iron and ferritin, antioxidant status, in those patients.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of ALDH2 mutation in radiation associating dermatitis or mucositis in head and neck cancer patients who accept chemoradiation therapy