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21:40 EDT 22nd June 2017 | BioPortfolio

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

The study will assess canagliflozin (JNJ-28431754) in the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with regard to cardiovascular (CV) risk for major adverse cardiac events (MACE). Other objectives include evaluating the overall safety, tolerability, and effectiveness of canagliflozin. The data from this study will be combined with the data from CANVAS-R ...

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...

Recurrence, Complications, Work-off date, Healing time and Patients Willingness in Karydakis Technique for Treatment of Sacrococcygeal Pilonidal Sinus versus Laying-open Technique in Imam Khomeini Hospital from 2008 to 2011

The purpose of this study is to determine if insulin resistance (how well the body uses insulin and clears sugar) can affect cortisol levels in normal healthy women and women with polycystic ovary syndrome of all body weights.

Albumin Use in Burn Patients

Added: 03:33 EDT 27 Aug 2014

This is a study of why and how physicians use albumin during the first 72 hours after a burn injury.

We designed this, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to determine the clinical efficacy of chronic administration of prednisone on renal function and clinical status when added to standard care.

Bariatric (obesity) surgery has become the preferred treatment option for patients with severe obesity and is increasing in popularity. It is commonly performed, with nearly 350 000 operations in the world every year. The most common type of bariatric surgery is gastric bypass, in which stomach size is reduced by 95% and the upper intestine is bypassed. Bypass of the upper ...

Effects of Clopidogrel on Blood Pressure

Added: 03:14 EDT 27 Aug 2014

Context: Soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L) released from activated platelets induces inflammatory transformation of the vascular endothelium and is an independent predictor of cardiovascular events. Arterial hypertension is associated with platelet activation, increased sCD40L levels and endothelial dysfunction suggesting that inhibition of platelet-derived sCD40L release may im...

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 determine whether distal clavicle resection is effective treatments in patients with acromioclavicular joint pain accompanied by rotator cuff tear.

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...

The primary aim of this study is to assess the acceptability of home-use mifepristone for termination of pregnancy among women who choose it and their providers. The investigators' secondary aims are to assess rates of follow-up, adherence, efficacy, complications, lost productivity, and to estimate the minimum proportion of women who choose home-use over clinic use of mife...

Specific aims: Aim 1. To determine the incidence of hypoventilation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) patients. Aim 2. To identify the clinical characteristics and risk factors associated . Aim 3. To determine the effect of early intervention with nocturnal NIV on the prognosis of ALS patients.

The study will evaluate the efficacy of Ibuprofen administered as suppositories in the treatment of fever in infants and children. Ibuprofen as suppositories is not yet registered in Israel, although widely used in Europe.

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

The objective of this study is to investigate whether intravenous administration (injected into a vein) of acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin) in doses of 250 and 500 mg is superior to oral treatment of ACS with tablets containing 300 mg of Aspirin.

The investigators hypothesize that dEtCO2 measured by the Microstream® technique via a double-lumen ETT in infants ventilated with HFV would be feasible and adequately represent the arterial CO2 (PaCO2).

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.

Preterm newborns typically must be thermally regulated. In the United States, isolettes (incubators) are used to help them maintain their temperature. Traditionally, the temperature support (i.e. the temperature of the incubator) is decreased slowly according to NICU protocol until the baby is able to maintain its temperature in an open crib, without regard to the status ...

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...

Current antipsychotics have only a limited effect on two core symptoms of schizophrenia, negative symptoms and cognitive deficits. Minocycline is a second-generation tetracycline which has a beneficial effect in various neurological disorders. Recent findings in animal models and human case-reports suggest its potential for the treatment of these symptoms of schizophrenia...

The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether manual removal of the placenta during a cesarean delivery results in higher changes in the resistance of blood flow throughout the body, also called systemic vascular resistance (SVR)

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the response rate (Complete Response (CR) and Partial Response (PR)) to carboplatin and DOXIL treatment in combination with bevacizumab in patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancers. All patients will received DOXIL, carboplatin and bevacizumab for a maximum of ten 28-day cycles....

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) ...

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a weakened and enlarged area in the abdominal aorta, which is a large blood vessel in the abdomen. If an AAA ruptures, it can be life-threatening. Research has shown that sedentary individuals are at increased risk of developing AAAs. This study will evaluate the effectiveness of an exercise program at limiting the growth of small AAAs ...

This is a research study of asthma and sleep apnea. Our hypothesis is that untreated sleep apnea causes inflammation in the lung, which can worsen asthma. We believe treatment of sleep apnea will reduce this inflammation, and improve asthma control. This study will help us better understand what happens to the lung and bronchial tubes before and after treatment of sleep ...

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 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).

Brain metastases occur when cancer cells from the initial tumour site (for example, lung or breast) spread to the brain. This develops in approximately 10% - 30% of adults with cancer. They can produce different complaints related to their effect on brain functioning, decrease in a person’s ability to carry on with their usual activities, a reduction in the quality of li...

Patients with congestive heart failure are usually treated with a combination of an ACE inhibitor (or an AT1 blocking agent), a diuretic and a beta-blocker. However, some patients remain symptomatic despite an optimal treatment with these drugs. In patients who also have coronary heart disease, nitrates or some calcium-channel blockers could help to relieve symptoms. Theref...

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.

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 examine the effectiveness of the FibroScan device in differentiating fibrosis in patients with hepatitis B and C. The FibroScan measures liver stiffness and will be correlated to the liver biopsy to see if it can diagnose the stage of liver disease. Patients who are scheduled to have a liver biopsy will also have a fibroscan and the stiffness will be correla...

RATIONALE: Vaccines may make the body build an immune response to kill tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Tetanus toxoid may make tumor cells more sensitive to chemotherapy and vaccine therapy. PURPOSE: Randomized phase II trial to study the effectiveness of chemotherapy and vaccine ...

To determine the relative effectiveness of moderate versus more aggressive lipid lowering, and of low dose anticoagulation versus placebo, in delaying saphenous vein coronary bypass graft atherosclerosis and preventing occlusion of saphenous grafts of patients with saphenous vein coronary bypass grafts placed 1 to 11 years previously.

This is a pilot study to determine if proton radiation therapy can provide effective and safe treatment for subfoveal neovascularization membrane (SNVM). The study will include adult patients over the age of 50 with macular degeneration, who have subfoveal neovascularization membrane (SNVM) and have had prior treatment with Avastin or Lucentis. Additional purposes of this s...

This phase Ib trial studies the side effects and best dose of ibrutinib when given together with azacitidine in treating patients with myelodysplastic syndrome that is likely to occur or spread (higher risk) and who were previously treated or untreated and unfit for or refused intense therapy. Ibrutinib and azacitidine may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of...

Many gynecologic, urologic and pelvic reconstructive surgeries require accurate ways to identify the opening of the ureters to ensure that they are working correctly. Historically, indigo carmine, an intravenous medication that dyes the urine blue, has been used to help visualize the opening of the ureters with cystoscopy which is a camera placed inside the bladder. In June...

Prospective, randomized study, including full term parturients scheduled for caesarean section under spinal anesthesia. Spinal anesthesia was performed in sitting position with a 25 G spinal needle and all patients received 15 ml/kg of crystalloid intravenously during the spinal block. Baseline hemodynamics: heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure were recorded be...

The male sex hormone, testosterone, plays an important role in determining body fat distribution in men. This is especially evident in the dramatic shift in body composition as boys and girls reach sexual maturity. Normal weight women have twice the body fat of a normal weight man (30% vs. 15% on average) and men will have twice the stomach fat as women (10% vs. 5% of fat ...

The primary issue is to determine whether preoperatively administered pregabalin decreases the necessary dose of propofol during induction of general anesthesia. The investigators secondary issue is to test if preoperatively administered pregabalin decreases anxiety.

To compare the impact of 400-microgram self-administered vaginal versus self-administered oral misoprostol at home on preoperative cervical ripening in nulliparous women prior to outpatient hysteroscopy.

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 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.

Evaluation of SAMe for Hot Flashes

Added: 21:08 EDT 23 Jul 2014

RATIONALE: S-adenosyl-L-methionine may help relieve hot flashes in women based upon its ability to potentially modulate serotonin. PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying the side effects and how well s-adenosyl-L-methionine works in treating hot flashes in women with a history of breast cancer or those who do not wish to take estrogen due to a perceived increased risk of...

To assess and validate equation eGFR in HIV-infected subjects and -uninfected Thai patients

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 study is to look at two different referencing systems for total knee replacement surgery. In anterior referencing system, referencing cuts are made from the front surface of the femur. This allows for a more exact cut. The anterior referencing system is more difficult for the surgeon to use. This may increase surgery time. Posterior referencing, on ...

Hand or wrist surgery often requires the use of bony material in order to accomplish any associated reconstructive aspects required for the surgery. The iliac crest is often used as the source of bone for such surgery and harvesting from this site is performed simultaneously with the hand/wrist surgery. In terms of anesthesia, patients typically receive a supraclavicular ne...

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