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Adalimumab-psoriasis and Small Bowel Lesions

This study will determine the prevalence of small bowel lesions suggestive of Crohn's disease (CD) in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis using capsule endoscopy. The study also aims to determine if the treatment of psoriasis with adalimumab will have an effect on the healing of the small bowel for patients who have lesions suggestive of CD. Patients with psoriasis are at increased risk of developing Crohn's disease (CD), but the exact prevalence of CD in patient...

A 7-Day Cross-over Study of QD and BID TD-4208 in COPD

This study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of once and twice daily TD-4208 and placebo when administered using a jet nebulizer for 7 days in a cross-over design to patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

MK-8228 (Letermovir) Versus Placebo in the Prevention of Clinically-Significant Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection in Adult, CMV-Seropositive Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients (MK-8228-001)

The study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of MK-8228 for the prevention of clinically-significant CMV infection in adult, CMV-seropositive recipients of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant. The hypothesis being tested is that MK-8228 is superior to placebo in the prevention of clinically-significant CMV infection through 24 weeks after transplant.

Efficacy and Safety of XG-102 in Reduction of Post-cataract Surgery Intraocular Inflammation

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of XG-102 (900µg) compared to vehicle in the treatment of subjects with inflammation and pain following cataract surgery.

Comparison of Immune Response in Normal Volunteers and Patients With Helminth Infections

This study will compare the structure, chemical composition and other characteristics of skin and blood in people with and without parasitic infections. Cell samples will be taken from blisters produced by suction blistering. This study may provide new information about the interactions between parasites and the immune system that could lead to better treatments for these infections. Normal volunteers and patients with acute helminth (a type of parasite) infections aged 18 ...

A Multi-Center Study of Short and Long-term Use of Protopic Ointment in Patients With Atopic Dermatitis

The purpose of the study is to determine the impact of topical corticosteroids on the safety and effectiveness of Protopic Ointment in the short-term treatment of moderate to severe Atopic Dermatitis and to compare the safety and effectiveness of Protopic Ointment to placebo in the long-term management of Atopic Dermatitis

Compaction Femur Preparation for Cementless Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) Unilateral

This is a prospective, randomized study comparing two different bone preparation techniques for insertion of a hydroxylapatite (HA) coated titanium cementless femoral stem. Patients who receive a unilateral total hip replacement are randomized to either conventional broaching or compaction. Hypothesis: Compaction results in significantly less stem migration [evaluated by radiostereometric analysis (RSA)], less peri-prosthetic bone mineral density (BMD) loss [evaluated by...

Risk Perception Among Quitting Smokers

Primary Objectives: 1. Compare real-time changes in smoking-relevant risk perceptions over time among smokers who successfully abstain from smoking and those who relapse during a minimal contact cessation intervention. 2. Examine the relationship between contextual factors including affective state, craving, smoking, and levels of perceived smoking-relevant risk over time utilizing real-time assessments. 3. Examine the relationship betwe...

A Multicenter VESIcare® Efficacy and Safety Study for the Treatment of Urgency Associated With Overactive Bladder (OAB)

The purpose is to evaluate the efficacy of 5 and 10mg VESIcare® (solifenacin succinate) in patients with urgency who have overactive bladder syndrome.

Treatment and Control of Atopic Dermatitis With 0.03% Tacrolimus Ointment

A long-term 0.03% tacrolimus ointment based regimen comprising of up to 6 weeks of initial twice daily treatment and subsequent twice weekly prophylactic application can effectively treat active lesions of atopic dermatitis, and prevent, delay, and reduce flares.

A Non-Comparative Study to Assess the Safety of MabThera (Rituximab) in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis.

This single arm study will assess the safety of MabThera plus methotrexate in pa tients with rheumatoid arthritis who have had a lack of response to 1-5 DMARDs o r biological agents. Patients will receive MabThera (1g i.v.) on days 1 and 15, concomitantly with methotrexate >=15mg p.o./week. The anticipated time on study treatment is 3-12 months, and the target sample size is 100-500 individuals.

Randomized Comparison Angioplasty Outcomes at Hospitals With and Without On-site Cardiac Surgery

Angioplasty is a procedure which opens blocked heart arteries using balloons and/or stents. Most U.S. states and all national heart organizations require that angioplasty be done only at hospitals that can also perform open heart surgery. The reason for this is that there is a risk that angioplasty can cause injury to the heart artery that might require open heart surgery to fix. Open heart surgery is a backup in case it is needed. The risk that open heart surgery will be need...

Supporting the Health of Adults Undergoing Orthopedic Surgery During the Recovery Period

Delirium (acute confusion) is a highly prevalent condition among hospitalized elders with substantial morbidity within the hospital and beyond. Particular patient populations are at high risk for poor outcomes after an episode of delirium. Patients with hip and other long bone fractures are at increased risk of developing delirium (acute confusion) which impedes functional recovery. This is a pilot study to test the tolerability and efficacy of donepezil, a cholinesterase inhi...

Open-label Study to Evaluate Safety of Multiple Courses of IM Alefacept During Treatment of Chronic Plaque Psoriasis

An extension study to evaluate safety and tolerability of up to 3 additional courses of IM alefacept in patients with chronic plaque psoriasis who have been previously treated with 1 or 2 courses of IM alefacept.

Statins for Prevention of Contrast Induced Nephropathy

In this randomized study the investigators wish to explore the role of pre-procedural statin therapy for the prevention of contrast induced nephropathy in patients with moderate-to-severe renal dysfunction, submitted to elective coronary or angioplasty.

The Effects of Tiotropium on the Cough Reflex in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Does tiotropium effect the cough reflex in patients with COPD and chronic bronchitis.

Bevacizumab and Intravenous or Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Stage II-III Ovarian Epithelial Cancer, Fallopian Tube Cancer, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer

This randomized phase III trial studies bevacizumab and intravenous (given into a vein) chemotherapy to see how well they work compared with bevacizumab and intraperitoneal (given into the abdominal cavity) chemotherapy in treating patients with stage II-III ovarian epithelial cancer, fallopian tube cancer, or primary peritoneal cancer. Monoclonal antibodies, such as bevacizumab, can block the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread by blocking the growth of new blood vessels...

A Pilot Study of F-18 Paclitaxel (FPAC) PET for Evaluating Drug Delivery of Solid Tumors in Breast, Lung, Renal, and Adrenal Cancers

Background: - Paclitaxel is a chemotherapy drug that is commonly used to treat different types of cancers. However, cancer tumors can become resistant to paclitaxel, and as a result they will fail to accumulate sufficient concentrations of paclitaxel to kill the cancer cells. Researchers are interested in studying whether tumors have become resistant to paclitaxel, but to do so it must be possible to see how much paclitaxel is absorbed by the ...

Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Stribild Versus Atripla in Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Type 1 (HIV-1) Infected, Antiretroviral Treatment-Naive Adults

To evaluate the safety and efficacy of Stribild, a single tablet regimen (STR) containing fixed doses of elvitegravir (EVG)/GS-9350 (cobicistat; COBI)/emtricitabine (FTC)/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) versus efavirenz (EFV)/FTC/TDF (Atripla) in HIV-1 infected, antiretroviral treatment-naive adults. Stribild offers an alternative STR for patients who are not candidates for non-nucleoside reverse transcriptor (NNRTI)-based STRs.

Malaria and the Safety of Iron Supplements and Iron Fortification

The primary study hypothesis of the investigators is that administration of an iron supplement between meals at a dose like that used in the Pemba trial (~1 mg Fe/kg) during P. falciparum parasitemia will increase plasma non-transferrin-bound iron. A key subsidiary hypothesis is that iron administered with meals in amounts used in food fortification (~0.1 mg Fe/kg) will not produce plasma non-transferrin-bound iron. This research will be carried out at the Hospital for Tropic...

Effect of Ranolazine on Myocardial Perfusion Assessed by Serial Quantitative Exercise SPECT Imaging

This study enrolled participants with documented exercise-induced myocardial ischemia in order to evaluate whether ranolazine, when taken prior to exercise, can improve blood flow to the heart (myocardial perfusion), as assessed by exercise-induced myocardial perfusion defect size (PDS) and total perfusion deficit (TPD), using gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). This was a 2-period crossover study. The last dose of each ...

Weekly Doses of Cilengitide and Paclitaxel in Treating Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors That Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

This phase I trial studies the side effects and the best dose of cilengitide when given together with paclitaxel weekly in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread nearby or to other areas of the body and cannot be removed by surgery. Cilengitide may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking blood flow to the tumor. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as paclitaxel, work in different ways to the stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stoppin...

Ofatumumab and Bendamustine Hydrochloride With or Without Bortezomib in Treating Patients With Untreated Follicular Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

This randomized phase II trial studies how well ofatumumab and bendamustine hydrochloride with or without bortezomib works in treating patients with untreated follicular non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Monoclonal antibodies, such as ofatumumab, can block cancer growth in difference ways. Some block the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Others find cancer cells and help kill them or carry cancer-killing substances to them. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as bendamustine hydroch...

A Study of Oral Sapacitabine in Elderly Patients With Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia

This Phase 3 study assesses two drug regimens as the initial treatment of patients who are at least 70 years of age and have newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) for whom the doctor does not recommend the use of standard intensive treatment or the patient has decided not to receive standard intensive treatment after being fully informed about its benefits and risks by his/her doctor. The two drug regimens are sapacitabine administered in alternating cycles with decitab...

Cognitive Impairment and Cardiovascular Risk in Older

The objective of this project is to study cognitive yields in people of the town of Salamanca over 65, with particular emphasis on the acquisition of the initial symptoms of cognitive impairment in order to detect mild cognitive impairment and study the relationship between the clinical situation and cardiovascular risk factors. It will depart from a reference population of 420 people older than 65 years living in the municipality of Salamanca which took part in a survey prior ...


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