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03:59 EDT 27th May 2017 | BioPortfolio

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

Post-partum hemorrhage (PPH) is defined as blood loss greater than 500 mL after vaginal delivery (1). Delayed diagnosis of PPH is a major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality (2). Obstetricians estimate blood loss at delivery by visual estimation of blood collected in the obstetric drapes. Blood is often mixed with urine and surgical sponges. The urine, blood and spon...

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) ...

Impaired awareness of hypoglycemia is common in type 1 diabetes (T1DM) patients. Impaired hypoglycemia awareness increases severe hypoglycemia risk by six-fold. Severe hypoglycemia compromises quality of life and can potentially cause death. The long-term goal of this pilot study is to lead to the development of novel therapeutic approaches to improve hypoglycemia awareness...

This will be a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial that will accept all eligible consecutive patients undergoing elective Kalish bunionectomies. Patients will be randomized into either receiving ketorolac (30 mg IV dose intra-operatively followed by 10 mg orally every 8 hours for five days) plus standard of care or placebo plus standard of care. The ...

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 develop and test the effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

Inhalation treatment with mucolytics is one of the cornerstones of CF treatment for respiratory problems. The efficacy of inhalation treatment with recombinant DNAse and hypertonic saline is well established. The North American CF foundation reported that there is insufficient evidence for or against the chronic use of inhaled N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) to improve lung functio...

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.

Blood pressure cuffs (NIBP) are slowly replacing intra-arterial (IABP) measurement as the standard of care in the medical intensive care unit. There is little data to support this clinical normalization of deviance. This study aims to correlate NIBP with IABP.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate a new disposable supra-glottic airway device, the i-gel airway (Intersurgical Ltd., Wokingham, England). We propose to test its ease of insertion, position within the airway, drain tube patency and anatomic sealing properties during mechanical ventilation in non-obese anesthetized patients undergoing elective general surgery. The s...

The purpose of this study is to examine the safety and efficacy of IVIG in combination with Rituximab to lower the level of HLA-sensitive antibodies and block their ability to attack a transplanted organ in patients who are highly HLA-sensitized and are awaiting transplantation.

Total hip replacement surgery is considered to be a very successful surgical procedure for the treatment of degenerative joint disease. The purpose of the study is to evaluate a large size (36mm, 40mm or 44mm) femoral (hip) head called the LFIT™ Anatomic CoCr Femoral Head (Low Friction Ion Treatment). The large size femoral heads will be used with the Trident® X3® pol...

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...

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...

-Does Honan balloon reduce intraocular pressure preoperatively?

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.

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 ...

Insertion of a hemiarthroplasty is a well established treatment for a dislocated medial hip fracture in elderly patients. The purpose of this study is to compare unipolar and bipolar hemiarthroplasty as a treatment for patients aged 70 years or above with a dislocated medial femoral neck fracture. The study is prospective and randomised, and will be based on questionnaires,...

A phase II double blind clinical trial investigating the effects of ipratropium spray versus placebo spray in patients with Parkinson's disease.

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...

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...

Many patients with localized prostate cancer choose radiotherapy for treatment. Recent improvements in technology have lead to better outcomes with less side effects and better disease control rates by allowing high doses of radiation to be delivered to the cancer with lower doses to surrounding healthy tissues. Currently patients are required to attend daily treatments o...

Pain Relief - Tramadol Versus Ibuprofen

Added: 03:53 EDT 27 Aug 2014

The purpose of this study is to assess post operative pain following the insertion of radioactive plaque for choroidal melanoma in patients after receiving either ibuprofen or tramadol.

This study is a double-blind, placebo-controlled outpatient trial to improve, through the addition of sertraline (Zoloft), the abstinence and relapse rates in alcohol- dependent individuals currently taking naltrexone (Revia).

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.

In this clinical investigation, the safety and feasibility of the novel EnSite™ HD Grid Catheter mapping system for advanced high-density three-dimensional mapping will be studied in patients undergoing catheter ablation procedures for the treatment of non-paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) or left atrial tachycardia (AT).

1. To determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and the dose limiting toxicities (DLTs) of TRK-950 as single agent 2. To establish the dose of TRK-950 recommended for future phase 2 studies

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a complex disease that is growing more prominent around the world especially in North America because of high prevalence of overweightness and obesity. There are many factors that are associated with this illness and it does not seem to be the same in every patient. The progression of this disease can with time lead to liver cirrhosis an...

The purpose of this study is to determine the mid levels of the tenofovir, lamivudine, and efavirenz, and 48 weeks safety and efficacy of the generic fixed dose combination of tenofovir /lamivudine/efavirenz tablets 300/300/600 mg in Thai HIV-infected patients.

Meropenem is an intravenous antibiotic commonly used to treat acute exacerbation of respiratory infections in cystic fibrosis. The research study aims to determine if a different method of infusing the drug over 3 hours or longer, instead of the traditional half-hour will improve target attainment of drug concentrations and bactericidal activity. A secondary aim is to asses...

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

Scientists have discovered a number of hormones that control our feelings of hunger and fullness. One particular hormone, called GLP-1, has been associated with feelings of hunger and fullness. The overall purpose of this study is to look more closely at how GLP-1 changes these feelings and to observe how these hormones affect the brain's function. To do this, volunteers...

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...

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 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.

Hemophagocytic lymphohisticytosis (HLH) is a rare and severe disease of genetic origin in children (familial-HLH, F-HLH) or affecting adults secondary to infections, hematologic malignancies or auto-immune diseases (secondary_HLH, S-HLH). F-HLH are due to genetic mutations affecting the genes of perforin or proteins involved in its secretion, resulting in the complete loss...

The purpose is to evaluate the safety and efficacy as well as the time and resources needed in the ED setting to achieve rehydration in young pediatric subjects with mild to moderate dehydration using hylenex-facilitated SC rehydration versus oral rehydration therapy.

Dexmedetomidine in Seizure Patients

Added: 03:13 EDT 27 Aug 2014

Dexmedetomidine is an alpha-2 agonist commonly used during neurosurgery due to its unique properties as a sedative and anxiolytic with minimal respiratory depression. Neurosurgical patients frequently come to the operating room on anticonvulsant therapy with a history of seizures. The investigators clinical experience suggests that these patients are resistant to the sed...

In men, urinary incontinence (UI) is relatively uncommon, and usually associated with some forms of prostate surgery. Thus, one of the risks of surgery for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) is postoperative UI. The guidelines of the American Urological Association for BPH treatment indicate that UI (2~5%) is relevant complications after transurethral prostatectomy (TURP). R...

When a patient presents with a thyroid mass, part of the work-up may include a fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). The results of the biopsy then help plan treatment. If the results are benign, the management will typically be to follow the nodule. If the results demonstrate or are suspicious for cancer, such as papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), the treatment is a total ...

Researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, in collaboration with The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical College of Cornell University, are conducting a study of a medicinal mushroom extract called Maitake (pronounced my-tock-e). Laboratory studies show that Maitake can reduce the growth of cancer in animals. The Maitake does not kill cancer cells di...

Postoperative Hyperthyroidism

Added: 03:14 EDT 27 Aug 2014

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the frequency and the clinical course of postoperative hyperthyroidism following surgery of tertiary hyperparathyroidism (THP) and to determine the diagnostic value of thyroglobulin in this setting.

The increased risk for contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) undergoing coronary angiography (CAG) has been established. Current and historical data on CIN prevention strategies have shown wide variation with respect to the optimal type, route and timing of these therapies. We investigate the role for oral hydration and/or oral s...

The investigators test the renal and cardiovascular protective effects dextromethorphan and silymarin on patients with the proteinuric chronic kidney diseases, who enrolled in our clinical trial, had progressing kidney diseases and merit aggressive anti-inflammatory therapy.

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...

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 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...

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