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17:41 EDT 29th July 2016 | BioPortfolio

BioPortfolio lists our user's most popular Clinical Trials pages for the last 7 days based on search engine activity.

The prevalence of cellulitis in society is very high, as much as 3% of visits to Emergency Departments are for the treatment of this disease. The treatment of cellulitis varies depending on the severity. Low severity cases are treated with pain control and antibiotics by mouth and high severity are treated with antibiotics intravenously and pain control. The investigator's ...

Study Design: This ia a Phase II study. Subjects: Patients with chemotherapy naive epithelial ovarian cancer; or fallopian, primary peritoneal and papillary serous mullerian tumors will be recruited. Carboplatin and Taxol (paclitaxel) will be administered concurrently with bevacizumab after surgery for 6-8 cycles every 21 (q21) days. Bevacizumab will be omitted in the fir...

The purpose of this study is to compare the mechanical and infectious complications of peripheral versus central venous catheters in critically ill patients. Group allocation will be performed by randomization.

The aim of this randomized study is to evaluate the efficacy of two different approaches for conversion of persistent atrial fibrillation, the non-invasive one (external electrical cardioversion) and the invasive one (catheter ablation).

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the analgetic and other effects effect of ketamine are partly mediated through opioid receptors

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of intravenous furosemide on cardio-respiratory performance in neonates receiving a packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusion who are considered at high risk of volume overload.

To determine whether symptomatic treatment of the diarrhea in CDAD reduces morbidity and mortality of this serious nosocomial infection in patients who have antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Both C. diff positive and negative patients will be included.

Bumetanide vs. Furosemide in Heart Failure

Added: 21:35 EDT 23 Jul 2014

Patients with NYHA FC II-III heart failure will be randomized in a cross-over fashion to 8 weeks of bumetanide vs. furosemide therapy (equipotent dose), to test whether bumetanide therapy has a superior effect on insulin resistance compared to furosemide. Patients will be subject to a frequently sampled intravenous glucose tolerance test (FSIGT) with minimal model (MINMOD) ...

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate an improvement in physical functional recovery, following administration of Drug for 24 weeks, in patients who have recently experienced a hip fracture. This study will also evaluate the safety and tolerability of Drug. This is an early phase trial and some specific protocol information is proprietary and not publicly available a...

Bariatric surgery is the only proven and effective long term treatment for morbid obesity. In an attempt to reduce patients' post-operative hospital stay, lower associated health care costs, and improve satisfaction scores, St Luke's University Health Network (SLUHN) recently adopted a fast track bariatric surgery (FTBS) protocol. Findings to date show that FTBS is safe and...

This is a multiple dose, randomized, parallel, double-blind, double-dummy, multicenter and multinational Phase III study to determine the efficacy and safety of Aclidinium bromide 400μg/Formoterol Fumarate (AB/FF) 12 μg compared to individual components and TIO (Tiotropium) 18 μg when administered to patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The study aims at determining the feasibility of using maintenance Decitabine therapy following remission induction and consolidation in elderly Acute Myeloid Leukemia patients who are fit for aggressive therapy. Primary: Safety and tolerability of the decitabine regimen in the post remission state. Secondary: 1. Disease-free survival - To determine the one-year ...

The purpose of this study is to learn about a new potential use for topical timolol 0.5% aqueous solution that may help treat small uncomplicated infantile hemangiomas. This study would examine whether topical timolol could be a potential therapy.

Anaemia is a common complication of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) the management of which has been aided by the use of synthetic recombinant human erythropoietin therapy (r-HuEPO). This red cell stimulating agent creates the further complication of Functional Iron Deficiency (FID) where, despite normal iron stores, patients fail to respond to therapy as they do not possess e...

The purpose of this study is to determine: - The prevalence of Demodex sp. in chronic blepharitis. - The efficacy of the treatment of topical Tree Tea Oil in chronic blepharitis for Demodex sp.

The purpose of this study is to improve how we treat itching, a common side effect associated with the use of morphine pain medication. Itching is a problem experienced by up to 30% of the children treated with pain medications in the morphine family. Despite studies demonstrating the effectiveness of using naloxone to treat itchiness in adults receiving morphine pain medi...

Standard treatment for early stage bladder cancer is chemotherapy with methotrexate (M), vinblastine (V), adriamycin (A), and cisplatin (C) followed by surgical removal of any remaining cancer and the bladder with the intent of cure. The MV chemotherapy is usually given every 14 days with the AC given along each 28 days. This study looks at giving the same drugs at the sa...

Ankle dorsiflexor weakness (paresis) is one of the most frequently persisting consequences of stroke. The purpose of this exploratory study is to compare two different treatments -- Contralaterally Controlled Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (CCNMES) and Cyclic Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (cNMES) -- for improved recovery of ankle movement and better walking aft...

Cardiovascular disease, specifically from atherosclerosis, is the major cause of mortality in SLE in developed countries. In a recent study the investigators have shown that high sensitivity C reactive protein (hs-CRP) is higher in SLE patients with (versus without) coronary calcium, a measure of subclinical atherosclerosis. In an ongoing two year intervention trial of at...

This is a prospective, randomized study of two types of continent ileal neobladder construction in patients undergoing cystectomy for primary bladder cancer. Patients will be randomly assigned to have either a T-pouch or a Studer pouch constructed at the time of their surgery. They will be followed long-term to determine the relative advantages and disadvantages of the two ...

To compare the outcomes of ACL reconstruction using tendons from two tibialis allograft donor age groups.

This is a controlled trial of amantadine to improve level of function following severe traumatic brain injury. The purpose of this study is: 1. To determine whether amantadine hydrochloride, given in a dose of 200-400 mg, improves functional recovery from the vegetative and minimally conscious states 2. To determine whether amantadine-related gains in func...

Diverting ileostomies are created to protect a rectal anastomosis or in situations with a risk of intestinal perforation. Currently, the application of a rod to hinder slippage of the loop is an established technique to perform a diverting loop ileostomy. However, various "rod-less" techniques have been described and are performed with similar success. The aim of this study...

This phase II study is designed to assess whether treatment with capecitabine/temozolomide ('CAP/TEM') is safe and effective in treating subjects with progressive, differentiated, metastatic neuroendocrine tumors (NET).The primary objective of the study is to determine the radiologic response rate to this regimen in progressive, metastatic, differentiated neuroendocrine can...

Tadalafil for the Treatment of Raynaud's

Added: 03:25 EDT 27 Aug 2014

The investigators propose that tadalafil will increase digital blood flow and improve the symptoms and signs of secondary Raynaud's phenomenon.

The question whether the sequential diuretic therapy, that means using an antialdosteronic drug at first and adding a loop diuretic in nonresponders, is better than the combination of the two diuretics from the beginning (combined diuretic therapy) in the treatment of ascites in patients with cirrhosis is still open. Therefore, the aim of the study is to compare sequential ...

BACKGROUND The association between mortality and hypoalbuminemia has been observed in several diseases. Nonetheless, the efficacy of albumin on survival in critically ill patients is controversial. Several meta-analyses have reported either negative, neutral, or beneficial effects of albumin administration. To clarify this controversy, a large multicenter prospective study ...

To assess the rapidity of onset of antipyretic effect and the efficacy and safety of a single dose of IV APAP versus PO acetaminophen in the treatment of fever induced by a standard dose of endotoxin

To compare the glucose response in tube fed subjects with type 2 diabetes of a standard enteral product to that of a diabetes-specific enteral product

Background: Literature has documented that children with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have difficulties in time management by manifesting with difficulties making plans, organizing tasks and activities, and awaiting their turns. However, the studies regarding time perception have been few as compared to those of neuropsychological measures and there is n...

Patients in the ICU who need help with their breathing are put onto a machine called a ventilator and are also given a medicine, called a sedative, which helps them to sleep and makes them more comfortable. Propofol is a sedative that is routinely used for these purposes. For most patients the aim of sedation is to make them sleepy but still able to respond to nursin...

Patients who are scheduled by their health care provider for routine computed tomography (CT) scan will be asked to participate in this study. The primary purpose is to determine if there is a difference in patient preference for Omnipaque versus Gastroview as oral contrast for abdominal pelvic CT. A secondary objective is to evaluate if there is significant difference in b...

The purpose of the study is to determine the safety and efficacy of ibuprofen, compared with indomethacin, in the treatment for the closure of the patent ductus arteriosus in premature babies born under 29 weeks gestation

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical applicability of an enteral tube feeding formula containing fish oil and prebiotics in a critical care population.

The purpose of this placebo-controlled study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of a single dosage of human butyrylcholinesterase (HuBChE) in healthy adults. HuBChE, which occurs naturally in human plasma, is being evaluated for prophylaxis and treatment in the event of exposure to chemical nerve agents (as employed during chemical warfare or as an...

The purpose of this research study is to determine which opiate pain medication (morphine or hydromorphone (Dilaudid)) is more effective in the treatment of acute pain in patients presenting to the emergency department.

It has been postulated that Alopecia Areata (AA) is, at least in part, a neurologically mediated disease. Research supporting this theory includes the finding that nerves surrounding the hair follicles are collapsed. We want to take this research a step further and show that not only are these perifollicular nerves collapsed, but that their function is also impaired.

The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of a new vapocoolant spray, Pain Ease, to reduce intravenous (IV) insertion pain in school-aged children receiving treatment in the Emergency Department.

Exercise intolerance and reduced health status have been found in patients with sarcoidosis and has been related to skeletal muscle weakness. The present researchers reason that skeletal muscle weakness is, at least in part, related to physical inactivity and therefore partially reversible following a structured exercise training program. Nevertheless, the effects of exerci...

Valganciclovir in Congenital CMV Infants

Added: 03:56 EDT 27 Aug 2014

The purpose of this study is to evaluate how ganciclovir is metabolized when administered intravenously (by a needle inserted into a vein) following valganciclovir syrup, given by mouth to newborns and young infants with symptoms of congenital (present at birth) cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease. The study also seeks to identify a dose of valganciclovir that provides a comparab...

Structure and Function of the Human Tongue

Added: 03:57 EDT 27 Aug 2014

This study will use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound to examine changes in tongue volume and blood circulation during tongue exercises that require the use of different tongue muscle movements and contractions. More information on the structure and function of the human tongue is needed to develop better treatments for people with certain diseases affecting ...

To compare the efficacy and safety of Carvedilol and Propranolol in patients with cirrhosis-related esophagogastric varices after multiple endoscopic treatments for secondary prophylaxis.

Single arm, phase III imaging trial to prospectively evaluate the impact of 68Ga-PSMA-PET/CT on the therapeutic management of patients with biological recurrent prostate cancer and negative, equivocal or oligometastatic disease after routine imaging diagnostic work-up.

The purpose of this study is to compare two methods of postoperative pain management in patients undergoing total knee replacement.

Concomitant chemoradiotherapy is the standard treatment of locally advanced, non-resectable, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the optimal chemotherapy regimen is still controversial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of a concomitant treatment using Endostar (Recombinant Human Endostatin), Paclitaxel/Carboplatin and radiotherap...

Research Question: In emergency department patients with simple hand cuts, do prophylactic antibiotics reduce the risk of wound infections?

The purpose of this trial is to investigate D-Dimer levels, a surrogate marker of venous thromboembolism, in pregnant/postpartum white women as compared to pregnant/postpartum black women, and pregnant/postpartum women with sickle cell trait. The investigators will determine whether increased D-Dimer levels are reflected in a greater incidence of thrombosis in the postpartu...

The purpose of this study is to determine the ideal dosage of intrathecal morphine for intra and post partum analgesia, while minimizing the side effect profile.

Heart failure (HF) affects over 5 million Americans with HF morbidity reaching epidemic proportions. Annual rates of new and recurrent HF events including hospitalization and mortality are higher among African Americans. In this study, the investigators are testing an interdisciplinary model for heart failure care, with focus on enhancing self management and use of telehea...

Irritable bowel syndrome is a common digestive disorder worldwide. However, there is no effective treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Visceral pain thresholds in response to stress are lower in patients with IBS compared to healthy volunteers, but the triggers to visceral hypersensitivity remain largely unknown. Animal models suggest roles for both host immune response a...

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