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The study aims to determine if somatic dysfunctions of the pelvis, sacrum and lower lumbar spine have an effect on weight bearing. Our subjects are young, healthy subjects without recent soft tissue or osseous injury, a less than predetermined leg length discrepancy or OMM/chiropractic treatment. Their leg lengths will be measured; weight-bearing will be measured using a ...

The goal of this clinical research study is to find the highest tolerable dose of a combination of dasatinib, cetuximab and FOLFOX (5-fluorouracil [5-FU], leucovorin [LV], and Eloxatin [oxaliplatin]) that can be given to patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. The safety of these drugs in combination will also be studied.

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

Research question: In adult emergency department (ED) patients to whom the attending ED physician has decided to administer intravenous opioid pain control: 1. What is the incidence of serious adverse events, defined as the use of naloxone, up to a total of 2 hours after infusion of 2 mg IV hydromorphone? 2. What is the incidence of other side effects (respirator...

This study is designed to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of ilaprazole relative to that of esomeprazole in healing erosive esophagitis and resolving accompanying symptoms of GERD.

Neuralgic pain caused by entrapment of peripheral nerves is an often overlooked cause of chronic pelvic pain. The objective of the present study was to assess pain and quality of life in women with pain caused by entrapment of the ilioinguinal nerve, iatrogenic after surgery but also found without previous surgery. In a controlled prospective cross-over study 19 women were ...

Beta-blockers are prescribed to millions of people for treatment of hypertension. Fatigue is a recognized and common side effect of beta-blockers that can have significant effects on quality of life. Worse, many people taking a beta-blocker for years are not even aware of the reduction of energy with which they are living. A new vasodilating beta-blocker, nebivolol, which ...

To evaluate the efficacy of VIVITROL (naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension) for the treatment of co-occurring cocaine and alcohol dependence

The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of hourly rounding on patient falls, patient satisfaction, and patient call light usage. This is a replication of research which determined that hourly rounds conducted by nursing personnel decreased patient falls and call light usage and increased patient satisfaction. The study design is quasi- experimental. One unit w...

Bumetanide vs. Furosemide in Heart Failure

Added: 16:35 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) ...

Delirium is an acute confusional state characterized by fluctuating mental status, inattention, and either disorganized thinking or an altered level of consciousness. This form of organ dysfunction occurs in up to 50% of hospitalized patients and is associated with worsening mortality, prolonged hospital length of stay, higher health care costs, and accelerated functional a...

The regime in the aftercare after total hip and knee arthroplasty(THA/TKA) differs a lot between orthopedic surgeons concerning weight bearing. The type of implant and the way of implants' anchoring are considered. In the literature there is no data so far about the way patient take care of the recommended weight bearing during the first 6 weeks after THA and TKA. O...

The purpose of this prospective study is to compare pain levels in patients with topical negative pressure (TNP) dressings removed in a standard manner (i.v. or p.o. pain meds) compared to dressings removed after normal saline or lidocaine is injected retrograde up the suction tube into the foam prior to removal. Our null hypothesis is that there will be no difference in ov...

Atrophic vaginitis is a condition in which the skin lining of the vagina and labia becomes thin and symptoms develop including vaginal itching, vaginal discomfort and dyspareunia. These can significantly affect women's comfort, sexuality and quality of life. Treatment for this condition includes estrogen given in pill form, commonly known as hormone replacement therapy and...

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.

Furosemide in Early Acute Kidney Injury

Added: 22:19 EDT 26 Aug 2014

Acute renal failure, now referred to as acute kidney injury, is common in intensive care unit patients, contributes to high morbidity and mortality, and has no proven interventions with benefit once established. In addition to supportive care, these patients frequently receive diuretic therapy, most commonly furosemide. Prior trials showed no impact of furosemide on clinic...

Foley Bulb Traction for Cervical Ripening

Added: 22:19 EDT 26 Aug 2014

This study aims to determine what type of traction, weighted bag or inner thigh taping, on foley catheters for cervical ripening results in a greater cervical dilation and shorter length of labor. The primary outcomes are post-ripening dilation of 3 cm or more and time to delivery. The secondary outcomes are patient pain/comfort rating and method of delivery. The in...

This study will evaluate the bioequivalence of 105 mg fenofibric acid tablets relative to 145 mg fenofibrate tablets in healthy volunteers under fasting conditions. A secondary objective is to characterize the pharmacokinetic profile of fenofibric acid when administered as a single 105 mg dose to healthy volunteers in a fasted state. Safety and tolerability of this regime...

The purpose of this study is to determine whether using Misoprostol vaginally before an office endometrial biopsy is performed, will make it easier, more successful and less painful to do the procedure. The investigators' hypothesis is that vaginal Misoprostol 12 hours prior to endometrial biopsy will increase the ease of performing office endometrial biopsy by reducing th...

This is a pilot study to determine whether the drug regadenoson can be used during magnetic resonance imaging to assess regions of poor blood flow to the heart. The hypothesis of this study is that a single injection of regadenoson could be used instead of a standard adenosine infusion to produce coronary vasodilatation and demonstrate myocardial ischemia during first-pass...

The purpose of this randomized clinical trial is to determine whether haloperidol is superior to olanzapine for the treatment of ICU acquired delirium. The hypothesis is that haloperidol is in fact superior to olanzapine in treating ICU acquired delirium and sustaining delirium free time.

The purpose of this study is to determine the amount of improvement in bladder function and pain relief with the administration of 2% alkalinized lidocaine in patients with interstitial cystitis. Specifically, we want to see if the administration of 2% alkalinized lidocaine treatments in the bladder improves urodynamic test result values. We hope to enroll approximately 4...

Chorioamnionitis occurs in 1% to 5% of term pregnancies and may complicate up to 25% of cases of preterm labor. The traditional regimen used to treat intra-amniotic infection is intravenous ampicillin 2g every 6 hours and intravenous gentamicin 1.5 mg/kg every 8 hrs until delivery . In the past the recommendation has been that the antibiotics be continued postpartum until...

To determine the activity of weekly Docetaxel and Gemcitabine in patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma previously treated with anthracycline and/or ifosfamide 1. Primary endpoint: response rate 2. Secondary endpoint: progress-free survival, overall survival, safety

Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is a problem with the tendon connecting one of the lower leg muscles to the foot bone. PTTD can cause pain, swelling, and a flattened foot and may require surgery if left untreated. Normal treatment for PTTD includes physical therapy exercise. In treating similar conditions in the lower leg, exercises that are active, like strength...

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

The treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been aimed at decreasing mortality and morbidity because the etiology of the disease is unknown. The general aim of this multicentre randomized placebo-controlled trial of low dose intermittent methotrexate with folic acid is to establish whether methotrexate shows efficacy and safety in controlling disease activity in...

The study will compare outcomes between individuals with sub-acute, ventilator-dependent tetraplegia using high (20 cc/kg) vs. low (10 cc/kg) tidal volumes during mechanical ventilator support.

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia and is characterized by both cognitive and behavioural symptoms ("Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia"; BPSD). To date, there are only modestly effective treatments for BPSD, and these treatments are associated with an increased risk of mortality in elderly dementia patients. We plan to study whethe...

The study compares the adherence of 240 HIV-negative subjects randomly assigned to 2 different antiretroviral therapies for 28 days after accidental exposure to HIV.

Rituximab Treatment in Sjogren's Syndrome

Added: 22:43 EDT 26 Aug 2014

This study is an evaluation of the effect of rituximab compared to placebo in combination with steroids on salivary flow and serological and clinical parameters in patients with primary SS.

This study investigates if Celebrex is as effective as tramadol hydrochloride (Ultram) for patients with chronic low back pain, when administered over a 6-week period.

This study hopes to determine the appropriate oral steroid dose for treating children hospitalized with asthma exacerbations. Practice guidelines from different countries recommend a wide range of doses, and the doses used in actual practice vary widely. There is no data on what is the most appropriate dose of prednisone (or equivalent) in this situation. We will be look...

Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is performed more than 300,000 times a year in the United States, most often for osteoarthritis (OA). While pain is predictably reduced, function does not typically ever reach that of age-matched, uninjured subjects. Quadriceps weakness has been implicated in the development and progression of knee OA and is a significant problem after TKA. V...

The purpose of this study is to evaluate how tumors in patients with Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia respond to treatment with bortezomib (Velcade) and to see what effects (good and bad) it has on the cancer.

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...

This study will test the safety and effectiveness of the drug Rituximab in treating a nerve disease called MGUS (also known as neuropathy with anti-MAG antibodies). Patients with MGUS have an abnormal protein called monoclonal IgM immunoglobulin that attacks the myelin sheath (protective coating) of nerves, causing them to not function properly. The disease affects the ne...

Turner Syndrome: Genotype and Phenotype

Added: 22:57 EDT 26 Aug 2014

This study examines the clinical and genetic factors related to Turner syndrome, a disorder of the sex chromosomes. Humans usually have 23 pairs of chromosomes-thin strands of DNA-in the nucleus of every cell, which contain genes that determine our hereditary makeup. One pair of chromosomes is the sex chromosomes, designated X and Y. Females usually have two X chromosomes; ...

This is a study of patients undergoing gynecologic surgery who require post-operative catheterization to determine if prophylactic antibiotic treatment decreases the risk of post-operative urinary tract infection in these patients.

Guanfacine in Children With Tic Disorders

Added: 23:00 EDT 26 Aug 2014

The goal of this pilot study is to obtain preliminary information on the tolerability and efficacy of extended release guanfacine (trade name Intuniv) in children with Tourette Disorder (TD, also called Tourette syndrome).

Clinically Characterized by the presence of chronic widespread pan and tenderness, Fibromyalgia (FM) is one of the most common "functional" syndromes. FM is currently conceived of as representing a prototype of central pain, i.e. a condition in which sensitization of the central nervous system results in a overall increase in the processing of painful stimuli, as well as an...

Rationale The prevalence of colonic diverticular disease is increasing in Western countries. Approximately 10 to 25% of patients with diverticular disease will eventually develop an episode of acute diverticulitis. Currently conservative treatment often includes antibiotic therapy. This advice lacks sound evidence and is merely based on experts' opinion. An old clini...

MiroCam® is the new video capsule endoscope of IntroMedic®. By using a novel transmission technology it promises a longer battery life expectancy with consequential impact on the length of the video recorded for diagnostic evaluation. As the investigators know about the shortcoming of battery life expectancy from many capsule examinations that were inconclusive because th...

Objectives: to evaluate the feasibility, the safety and the effects on physiological parameters of mild therapeutic hypothermia during septic shock. Design: a randomized, controlled, pilot physiological study. Setting: a 15-beds university-affiliated intensive care unit of a teaching Hospital. Patients: twenty ventilated and sedated adults patients with septic shock Inter...

The investigators hypothesize that addition of Tranexamic acid, an antifibrinolytic agent, to conventional therapy will lead to an improved outcome characterized by lower transfusion requirements.

Intravenous Lidocaine for Fibromyalgia

Added: 22:18 EDT 26 Aug 2014

The effect of intravenous lidocaine infusion on manifestations of fibromyalgia manifestations were recorded before and 4 weeks after treatment. Pain intensity was rated on a numerical scale.The combination of 240 mg intravenous lidocaine (once a week) and 25 mg amitriptyline for 4 weeks did not modify pain intensity or manifestations in patients with fibromyalgia.

The primary objective of this clinical study is to determine whether occlusion of triamcinolone 0.1% cream (TAC) used to treat eczema with hydrogel patch improves its efficacy. A secondary objective is to determine whether eczema improves under occlusion with hydrogel patch alone.

Hernia Repair With or Without Sutures

Added: 22:22 EDT 26 Aug 2014

This is a randomized study between two accepted techniques of mesh fixation for laparoscopic hernia repair.

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 ...

This study tests the assumption that the bioavailability of alprazolam from a new sublingual formulation is the same as that from a standard orally administered tablet.

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