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22:58 EDT 20th August 2017 | BioPortfolio

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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.

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 ...

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

The purpose of this study is to determine whether seroquel is effective in the treatment of type A and type B alcohol dependence.

In this research study, two different oral contrast materials that can be used for CT or MR enterography will be studied. This study is designed to compare which oral contrast material (VoLumen or Breeza) is preferred by pediatric patients and which provides higher quality exams.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of CAR-T cell immunotherapy in treating with GD2 positive glioma patients.

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

Study of RAD001 in Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

Added: 21:08 EDT 23 Jul 2014

- Although mTOR is clearly an attractive therapeutic target in tumor, no clinical study on mTOR inhibition by RAD001 has been systematically conducted in adenoid cystic carcinoma. - In phase I study of RAD001, 2 patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma show some response to RAD001 (unpublished data). - So the investigators design this phase II st...

Parkinson's disease patients may have pronounced ON-OFF motor fluctuations. These motor fluctuations are currently treated with medication and surgery, which are limited by their efficacy and side effects. Our study aims to determine whether relaxation guided imagery can alleviate the OFF state of PD patients and therefore can be used as an adjunct to conventional medicatio...

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...

Hypotension frequently occurs during anesthesia induction. Preload decrease by anesthetics was often considered as one of main causes for this hypotension. However, the studies on this topic have been lacking. Dynamic preload indices are more suitable than static preload indices to predict the effect of preload changes. And, recently, passive leg raising test showed success...

To determine the outcome and safety of a combined antimicrobial treatment involving daptomycin and surgical approach involving retention or short-interval two-stage exchange of the implant. Patients with hip, knee and shoulder Prosthetic Joint Infection (PJI) caused by methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant staphylococci will be included and followed during 2 yea...

L-Arginine and Sickle Cell Disease

Added: 21:08 EDT 23 Jul 2014

One of the main problems in sickle cell disease is the decreased bioavailability of nitric oxide and arginine. This study was designed to assess if treating sickle cell disease patients with L-arginine would improve pulmonary arterial pressure and other aspects.

The purpose of the study is to compare the efficacy and safety of fluticasone furoate/vilanterol (GW642444) inhalation powder administered once daily each evening with fluticasone furoate inhalation powder administered alone once daily each evening in adolescent and adult subjects 12 years of age and older with persistent bronchial asthma over a 24-week period.

The class of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medications such as omeprazole has proven extremely effective in the treatment and prevention of gastric and duodenal ulcers. Although the FDA approval for PPI therapy is limited to 6-8 weeks, many individuals remain on these agents for years, and human studies have suggested that long-term use of a PPI can result in enterochromaffin...

Researchers are working on ways to treat SCID patients who don't have a matched brother or sister. One of the goals is to avoid the problems that happen with stem cell transplant from parents and unrelated people, such as repeat transplants, incomplete cure of the immune system, exposure to chemotherapy, and graft versus host disease. The idea behind gene transfer is to r...

Protandim and the Metabolic Syndrome

Added: 03:13 EDT 27 Aug 2014

Protandim will decrease markers of oxidative stress/inflammation in subjects with metabolic syndrome and proteomics will identify protein profiles that correlate with markers or/changes in oxidative stress.

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...

Whenever a person has a cesarean section there is a risk that there will be a problem with healing of the wound. The most common type of wound healing problem is separation and opening of the skin and fatty tissue just beneath the skin. This type of wound healing problem happens more often when the patient has a high body weight. In most cases, metal staples are used to bri...

The aim of this study is to determine if assessment of additional measures of trunk neuromuscular control will improve the ability to identify patients with low back pain who successfully respond to trunk stabilization exercises. Question: What clinical characteristics are associated with patients that respond positively to a program of core stabilization exercises? ...

Colchicine is widely recognized as safe and effective treatment of Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) in children and adults. Colchicine is currently used to treat FMF in younger patients by inexact dosing through breaking or crushing adult-dose tablets. An age-appropriate sprinkle formulation will allow for more accurate dosing in pediatric patients. The primary objecti...

HCV001 is a Phase I study to ascertain the safety and immunogenicity of a novel vaccine against Hepatitis C virus (HCV). The vaccine is based on the sequential delivery, by intramuscular route, of two different adenoviral vectors, of human and chimpanzee origin respectively, bearing the same genetic information for HCV antigens (NS region). The two recombinant vectors, cal...

This is an explorative study investigating potential nerve injury after VATS.

To assess the effects of BMS-650032 on Pharmacokinetics (PK) of ethinyl estradiol (EE) and norelgestromin (NGMN) in healthy female subjects

The purpose of this study is to find out if NAVA-technology is better in detecting patients own inspiratory efforts during mechanical ventilation than currently used flow-triggering in PRVC (pressure regulated volume controlled) ventilation, and if NAVA gives real benefits for patients or not. The investigators study hypothesis is that NAVA-technology can detect spontaneou...

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 ...

After surgical treatment, numerous trials using early postoperative enteral or parenteral nutritional support have been attempted, in order to reduce morbidity and mortality. Although it is difficult to compare among heterogeneous interventions, most of them have not been successful, a fact generally attributed to the timing of the intervention. On the other hand, nutrient...

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...

Background: - Recent research has suggested that prenatal exposure to drugs may affect specific brain processes, including working memory, stress response, and decision making. However, most of the research on the effects of prenatal drug exposure in humans has been conducted early in life, and very little is known about effects of prenatal drug exposure during the crucial...

Primary Objective: 1. To evaluate the safety of orally administered Lactobacillus plantarum strains 299 and 299v, a probiotic, in patients undergoing allogeneic myeloablative HSCT, as measured by incidence of Lactobacillus plantarum bacteremia. Secondary Objectives: 1. To investigate the feasibility of administering Lactobacillus plantarum 299 and 299...

This is an open-label extension study of another study protocol, MCS-2-US-a. Subjects who have completed the 12-week treatment and procedures under the protocol MCS-2-US-a will be eligible for this study.

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 ...

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...

Diazoxide is an oral hyperglycemic medication. Diazoxide has been proven effective for treating hypoglycemia in infants and children with some types of persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia. The mechanism of action results in decreased insulin secretion. One of the causes of hypoglycemia in infants of diabetic mothers occurs due to a transient hyperinsulinemic state p...

Pathology - Generalized myasthenia gravis (MG) is cause of muscle weakness that can have a significant impact on daily life activity but can also be, when respiratory or bulbar muscles are involved, life-threatening. Rationale - Additionally to thymectomy, which indication of is still debated in absence of thymoma, the long-term treatment of generalized myasthenia gravis i...

The purpose of this study is to determine if daily supplementation with 2000 International Units of Vitamin D will improve hemoglobin A1c in uncontrolled type 2 diabetics.

Furosemide in Early Acute Kidney Injury

Added: 03:19 EDT 27 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...

This is an exploratory trial of Bovine Colostrum powder to decrease translocation of gut-derived microbial products and immune activation in HCV infection. The study is designed as a single-arm, open-label, before-and after exploratory trial of 10 weeks of Bovine Colostrum Powder (BCP) to reduce translocation of intestinal microbial products and immune activation in patien...

The purpose of this study is to test the effect of zoledronic acid over 2 years in preventing early collapse and progression of joint dome depression (≥ 2 mm by X-ray) of the femoral head in patients with large (> 30%: criteria according to Kim et al) nontraumatic osteonecrosis.

The purpose of this protocol is to study if two different tablet formulations of doxycycline are bioequivalent to each other.

Compared with cognitively normal older adults, those with mild cognitive problems (MCI) have a two-fold higher rate of falls, sustain more fractures, and have a higher rate of mortality due to falls. Why older adults with cognitive problems fall more frequently is not completely understood. What is known, however, is that attention is a necessary cognitive resource for norm...

The STOP-HF study is a prospective, randomized, controlled trial recruiting asymptomatic individuals with risk factors for left ventricular dysfunction from 50 primary care clinics in Dublin and south east Ireland. It is designed to determine whether using natriuretic peptide measurement as a screening tool, in conjunction with specialist follow-up at St. Vincent's Universi...

Regadenoson is approved in the US under the brand name Lexiscan for myocardial perfusion imaging. This study will test whether regadenoson is an appropriate stress agent for stress echocardiography.

This proposed study is a multi-center open label study to determine if N-acetylcysteine has any survival benefits in patients with ALF.

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the administration of albumin in addition to the standard care is effective in the treatment of an episode of hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of NKO™ softgels in reducing decline of global cognitive function as measured by the Neuropsychological Test Battery (NTB), in patients diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer's disease when compared to fish oil and a placebo after 24 weeks of treatment.

Emergence delirium (ED) from general anesthesia posts risk and harm to pediatric population undergo general anesthesia. The purpose of the study is to compare the use of dexmedetomidine versus placebo in reducing the incidence and severity of ED in a pediatric neurosurgical population.

The purpose of this study is to determine whether ursodiol is effective in the treatment of parenteral nutrition associated cholestasis in neonates.

The investigators wish to evaluate the effects of decongestants like oxymetazoline and the lessening of this effect with time called 'tolerance'. The investigators will demonstrate a reversal of this tolerance with nasal steroids i.e. the investigators will show that nasal steroids protect against tolerance. This will tell us more on how the investigators can make this trea...

Review differences between how a healthy person and how a person with liver problems handles the study drug.

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