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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.

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) ...

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

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.

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...

The purpose of this study is to determine whether an intraarticular injection of Ozone into the knee joint is an effective therapy for pain control in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.

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.

Stress urinary incontinence is a health concern for many women. The transvaginal tape surgery has become a common procedure to address the problem. Another surgery is now available, trans-obturator tape. We will compare these 2 approaches to dealing with SUI and follow the women for 1 year.

The main purpose of the study is to investigate the reason for the reduced number of hypoglycaemic attacks in type 1 diabetic patients when, for a period of time, using Insulin Aspart at meals together with NPH insulin mornings and evenings, and when, in another period of time, using human fast-working insulin at meals and NPH insulin mornings and evenings, and when the pat...

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...

- 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.

The purpose of the study is to determine the optimal frequency of repositioning nursing facility residents with limited mobility who are cared for on a high density foam mattress in order to prevent bed sores. It is hypothesized that participants at moderate risk (Braden Scale Scores 13-14) who are turned every 3 or 4 hours and participants at high risk (Braden Scores 10-1...

Loop Diuretics in Chronic Kidney Disease

Added: 22:38 EDT 26 Aug 2014

The purpose of this study is to verify the efficacy of diuretic therapy on blood pressure control and left ventricular mass in patients affected by chronic kidney disease

The purpose of this study is to find out which method (nasogastric vs. orogastric) of feeding tube for premature infants results in earlier only oral feeding.

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...

Effects of Clopidogrel on Blood Pressure

Added: 22:14 EDT 26 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 ambition of this study is to raise the quality of care for old and chronically ill patients by establishing a sustainable, systematic prevention and integrated care model for users of home care services.

Case control studies that randomly assign patients to either surgical or non-surgical treatment yield a relapse rate of approximately 14% at one year. It would be useful to know the relapse rate of patients who have, instead, been selected for a given treatment based on a thorough clinical evaluation, including physical examination and laboratory results (all characteristi...

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...

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of bilateral lateral rectus muscle recession versus unilateral lateral rectus recession with medial rectus resection procedures for the treatment of basic type and pseudo divergence excess type intermittent exotropia.

The purpose of the trial is to compare nipple stimulation with a breast pump to pitocin for induction of labor in term pregnancies.

This pharmacokinetic clinical trial is a dose ranging study of lidocaine in tumescent local anesthesia. The goal is to understand the absorption pharmacokinetic of tumescent lidocaine and to determine an objective (statistical) estimate of the maximum safe mg/kg dosage of lidocaine in tumescent local anesthesia without liposuction.

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 ...

Acute urinary retention is one of the most common complications after surgery and anesthesia. Overfilling the bladder can stretch and damage the detrusor muscle, leading to atony of the bladder. It can occur in patients of both sexes and all age groups and after all types of surgical procedures. Micturition depends on coordinated actions between the detrusor muscle and the ...

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.

Oral baclofen is used commonly to treat spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. Although for adults there is dosing,safety and efficacy information in the package insert, this is not the case for children. The purpose of this study is to determine how fast the drug is cleared from the body, the correct dose, and long-term safety and efficacy for children with spasticity...

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

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...

The purpose of this study is to see if treating a donor site wound with the ACell dressing is as good as or better than the dressings we currently treat harvested donor sites with. This will be tested on consenting burn patients who require excision and grafting surgery for their burn wounds. Hypothesis: The mean healing time for wounds treated with the ACell dressing wil...

Chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a major complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and the leading cause of death more than 2 years after transplantation.During the past 30 years survival of patients with chronic GVHD has not improved and steroids remained the most often used therapy. Extracorporeal photoimmunotherapy (ECP)has shown to be...

Respiratory failure is a common consequence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A concurrent metabolic alkalosis may worsen the respiratory failure, as a higher pH in blood (and thus in cerebrospinal fluid) results in a weaker respiratory drive. Use of diuretics is the most common cause of metabolic alkalosis. When a patient with an acute exacerbation of a res...

This study is being carried out to see if quetiapine fumarate (Seroquel) is effective in treating bipolar depression during an 8-week acute phase compared with placebo and lithium, followed by continuation treatment for 26 up to 52 with quetiapine fumarate (Seroquel) compared to placebo.

Cognitive Therapy for Binge-Eating Disorder

Added: 16:52 EDT 23 Jul 2014

The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of a CD-ROM-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to traditional manual-based group therapy for obese individuals with binge-eating disorder (BED) and other unhealthy eating behaviors. A second goal is to encourage a healthy lifestyle in patients with BED.

Riluzole to Treat Major Depression

Added: 22:56 EDT 26 Aug 2014

This study will examine the safety and effectiveness of the drug riluzole (Rilutek® (Registered Trademark)) for short-term treatment of depression symptoms, such as depressed mood, psychomotor retardation, and excessive sleeping. Despite the availability of a wide range of antidepressant drugs, studies indicate that 30 to 40 percent of patients with major depression do not...

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.

Ear Acupuncture for Acute Sore Throat.

Added: 16:23 EDT 23 Oct 2014

The purpose of this study is to compare ear acupuncture plus standard of care versus standard therapy (anti-inflammatory medications) in the reduction of pain, reduction in oral anti inflammatory medication use, hours lost from work in acute sore throat.

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 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 purpose of this study is to evaluate clinical healing after dental extraction and the occurrence of surgical complications in patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes and compare with non-diabetic patients or control, taking into account laboratory data such as blood count, glycated hemoglobin (HbA1) and immunological profile of the patients.

Cannabidiol for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Added: 22:17 EDT 26 Aug 2014

There are many anecdotal reports about improvement of Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) with cannabis smoking. The most effective anti inflammatory compound known today is cannabidiol. cannabidiol can be extracted from the cannabis plant, it has no central effect and is fat soluble so it can be given as drops in oil. Doses of up to 500mg did not cause any side effects. ...

The purpose of this study is to evaluate patient shoulder functional outcomes following rotator cuff repairs reinforced with a surgical mesh.

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...

Comparison of Hookah and Cigarette Smoking

Added: 22:18 EDT 26 Aug 2014

The aim of this study is to compare exposure to tobacco smoke toxins in individuals who smoke both cigarettes and Hookah pipes. Sixteen subjects will be hospitalized on the research ward for two visits of 4 days each. At one visit they will smoke their usual cigarettes in approximately normal frequency, and at the other visit they will smoke Hookah at least twice per day. T...

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...

The investigators intend to show that DDAVP improves platelet activity from baseline to 30-60 minutes after treatment.

The purpose of this study is to conduct a clinical trial of two formulations of budesonide (nebulized/swallowed versus viscous/swallowed) in patients with EoE to determine if medication contact time and distribution in the esophagus relates to treatment response. The investigators will also determine if there is systemic absorption of these topical steroids. The investigat...

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...

The purpose of this study is to compare how well two methods (VAC and G-SUC) of securing skin grafts using negative pressure wound therapy work. Negative pressure wound therapy is a commonly used method of applying suction on wounds to remove fluid from wound and to promote healing. The VAC system is widely used and consists of a foam dressing and a portable computerized s...

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

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