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11:42 EDT 24th May 2016 | BioPortfolio

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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 determine whether the analgetic and other effects effect of ketamine are partly mediated through opioid receptors

This study is designed to obtain information for design purposes on use of an ECG guided monitoring system to aid in the correct placement of PICC lines. There is no formal study hypothesis.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficiency of manual lymphatic drainage to decrease the swelling of the knee after total knee replacement surgery

A preliminary study to determine the efficacy of using energy specific far infrared (FIR) radiation for the treatment of uterine fibroids.

The use of dermabond skin adhesive vs. skin staples for the closure of repeat c-section incisions.

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.

Gemcitabine + Carboplatin in Breast Cancer

Added: 03:39 EDT 27 Aug 2014

The rational for this trial is given by the knowledge that gemcitabine acts as a potent inhibitor of DNA repair and therefore may prevent adequate repair of platin-induced DNA damage. Gemcitabine is an excellent choice for combination therapy by its unique mechanism of action and favourable toxicity profile. The combination of gemcitabine and cisplatin was shown to be effec...

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 study is to determine whether whole body washing with chlorhexidine in combination with mupirocine nasal ointment is effective in the eradication of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

The objective of this clinical trial is to evaluate the impact and symptomatic efficacy of platelets rich plasma (PRP \ PRGF) in the treatment of partial tears of supraspinatus tendon of rotator cuff. Speed of tendon healing of partial thickness tear of the supraspinatus tendon influenced by local injection of platelets rich plasma

Case series of tibial plateau fractures using Norian Drillable.

It is been known for at least 20 years that the hemodynamic data, the amount of exercise performed as well as symptoms on the treadmill, has significant value to the perfusion stress testing. When a pharmacologic stress test is performed (and adenosine stress test over 4-6 minutes), this hemodynamic data is lost. Because of this loss of valuable data, it is felt that there ...

Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that lives commonly in the anterior nostrils, is seen in about 30% of healthcare workers. Applying mupirocin ointment, a prescription, to the nostrils twice daily for 5 days is the current standard of care for treatment to clear this bacteria. This research study is designed to determine the rate of clearance of this bacteria in healthcare...

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...

Facial lacerations are a commonly encountered problem in the emergency department. Despite this, few original articles have been written concerning the management of lacerations of the lip which communicate with the oral cavity. Specifically, no study has been able to definitively show whether the use of antibiotics for these wounds decreases the infection rate. These cuta...

This study aims to evaluate the eye pressure response to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory eye drops as compared to steroid eye drops following glaucoma surgery.

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 if implanted loop recorders can more effectively monitor atrial fibrillation recurrence after atrial fibrillation ablation.

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 ...

Clozapine-induced sinustachycardia occurs in 25% of patients treated with clozapine and sustained sinustachycardia might be a risk factor for dilated cardiomyopathy. This double-blinded cross over placebo controlled study investigate whether 10 mg bisoprolol are efficient in treating clozapine-induced sinustachycardia measured as heart rate, heart rate variability, QTc and ...

Evaluate the safety, tolerability and the tolerated maximum dose of MEDI-575 in adult subjects with advanced solid tumors refractory to standard therapy or for which no standard therapy exists.

This is an 8-week, double-blind study of Natrexone in the treatment of trichotillomania

There are few treatments for central fever (fever that is due to the central nervous system, as opposed to an infectious source). We hypothesize that an externally applied cooling blanket will reduce temperature in neurologically ill patients with central fever.

To assess the effect of phosphatidylserine-omega-3 consumption on the immune system parameters in children suffering from attention and concentration deficits.

- To prove whether use of antiplatelet agents results into a rapid enlargement of hematoma after onset of acute intracerebral hemorrhage. - To prove the efficacy and safety of platelet transfusion for prevention of hematoma growth in patients who were stricken by acute intracerebral hemorrhage while being on antiplatelet medication.

Asthma is one of the four most common chronic disorders in adults, affecting 14 million adults in the United States and costing an estimated 7.9 billion dollars in medical care and 5.3 billion dollars in lost work or school. About 40% of asthmatics report using some form of complementary and alternative medicine approach to help reduce their asthma symptoms, but there is l...

The primary purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of adapalene (Differin®) gel 0.3% and tretinoin 0.05% emollient cream for the treatment of signs of photodamage, with tolerability assessment as a secondary objective.

Pregabalin is approved for the treatment of nerve pain as well as an additional therapy in the treatment of seizures. In December 2004, Pfizer gained Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use of pregabalin in nerve pain associated with diabetes and shingles; making it the first FDA-approved treatment for both of these nerve pain states. Tremor is uncontrolled tre...

After surgery it is normal to experience some pain at the site of operation. In order to reduce the pain, medication such as Morphine is injected into a vein using a Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) pump that is kept at bed side, and is activated by the patient when needed. However, Morphine is an opioid drug, which can cause side effects such as sedation, nausea, vomiti...

Leflunomide in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Added: 03:32 EDT 27 Aug 2014

A pilot study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of leflunomide in SLE patients with active disease who are refractory to cyclophosphamide

Tacrolimus (Prograf) belongs to a class of medications known as the calcineurin inhibitors. It is a maintenance drug that is used to prevent rejection in kidney, liver, and heart transplant recipients. Calcineurin inhibitors display high pharmacokinetic (the body's effects on a drug) variability and necessitate use of blood tests to ensure that adequate drug levels are pres...

The study looks at treatments for reversing chronic shoulder subluxation after a stroke. It compares electrical stimulation with surface electrodes (stimulation through the skin) with intra-muscular stimulation (from inside the muscle)using an implanted micro-stimulator (BION). Subjects are put either in a surface stimulation or a BION® group. In the BION® group, two BION...

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.

Radiofrequency Ablation of Uterine Fibroids

Added: 03:34 EDT 27 Aug 2014

This research study is being conducted to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of ablation (destruction) of uterine leiomyomas (fibroids) using electrocautery heating guided by ultrasound. We are doing this to look for a less invasive method of treatment for patients with uterine fibroids. One method that is being used in other areas of the body to treat masses is radiofre...

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...

Every week we encounter with 5-8 pairs of worried parents of infants with forefoot adduction. Most of them usually need only reassurance and education how to manipulate the deformed foot. During the examination we usually use provocative maneuver to trigger peroneal activity. This manual stimulation usually reveals active eversion and dorsiflexion of the foot in most of the...

RESPECT PFO Clinical Trial

Added: 03:38 EDT 27 Aug 2014

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether percutaneous Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) closure, using the AMPLATZER PFO Occluder, is superior to current standard of care medical treatment in the prevention of recurrent embolic stroke.

The purpose of this study is to determine if the subjective effects of marijuana will be decreased by low-doses (< 25 mg) of naltrexone and increased by high-doses (> 50 mg) of naltrexone.

Vidaza to Restore Hormone Thx Prostate

Added: 03:42 EDT 27 Aug 2014

The purpose of this research study is to find out what effects (good and bad) Vidaza has on patients with prostate cancer. This investigational drug is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of prostate cancer; however, it is approved in myelodysplastic syndrome - a bone marrow disease. The pharmaceutical company involved in this study, P...

Mycophenolate Mofetil in Myasthenia Gravis

Added: 09:55 EDT 13 Apr 2015

This is a prospective, multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to determine the efficacy and safety of mycophenolate mofetil (MM) in combination with prednisone as the initial form of immunosuppression in patients with acquired myasthenia gravis (MG).

Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) remains difficult to treat by standard treatment approaches. Novel drugs have shown promising results in early clinical evaluations. In the current trial, we investigate a combination of bortezomib (a proteasome inhibitor), rituximab (a monoclonal antibody), and dexamethasone in patients with MCL, who have already been pretreated by standard chemo...

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...

This study will examine how the immune system responds to infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria (bacteria that cause tuberculosis) in order to better understand how the germ produces infection and how the immune response might work to control the infection. Only about one in 10 people infected by M. tuberculosis become sick, sometimes years or even decades aft...

Propofol Injection for Daily Headache

Added: 03:48 EDT 27 Aug 2014

Hypothesis A single subanesthetic dose of propofol will result in improved pain and quality of life for the next 30 days in persons with chronic daily headache (CDH) Specific objectives To measure the effect of a single infusion of propofol at 40 mcg / kg / minute over 60 mins on headache-related quality of life (measured by the Headache Disability Index) and on headache s...

Early Labour Assessment and Support at Home

Added: 03:48 EDT 27 Aug 2014

To determine, among healthy first time mothers who are uncertain as to when to come to hospital in labour, if home visits by obstetrical nurses compared to telephone advice have an impact on reducing cesarean section rate.

Capsule endoscopy (CE) is a safe and effective tool for the assessment of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB). However, its real efficacy and its position in the diagnostic algorithm of OGIB vs. push enteroscopy (PE) remain unknown since in previous studies both techniques were performed in all included patients The purpose of this protocol is to conduct a randomized p...

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).

To determine the efficacy and safety of micafungin (FK463) versus fluconazole (Diflucan) in treating patients with invasive candidiasis or candidaemia

The purpose of this study is to see if inhaled bicarbonate will increase the ability to cough up mucus in a person with cystic fibrosis.

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