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19:34 EDT 29th August 2015 | 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

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...

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...

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 ...

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

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 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.

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 purpose of this study to evaluate a low cost minimal stimulation protocol combined with Intravaginal Culturing, to make IVF affordable and available across the large infertile/subfertile population

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...

To demonstrate that the combination formulation of Moxifloxacin/Dexamethasone Eye Drop is effective and safe for the prevention of postoperative inflammation as a consequence of cataract extraction surgery.

This study is to show the efficacy and safety of low dose diltiazem for the treatment of atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response in emergency room. We will compare the standard dose of diltiazem(0.25mg/kg) with low dose diltiazem(0.1mg/kg).

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...

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.

The role of estrogens in the pathogenesis of breast cancer has been well documented. This has led to the development of "Anti-Estrogens" (selective estrogens receptor modulators and Aromatase Inhibitors), used for treatment and prevention of breast cancer. These agents, however, have significant side effects, which are not acceptable to many healthy high-risk women. There i...

RATIONALE: Studying samples of blood and tissue from patients with cancer and from healthy participants in the laboratory may help doctors identify and learn more about genetic markers related to cancer. PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying genetic markers for esophageal cancer and stomach cancer in Chinese populations.

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.

Effect of Coca-Cola on Iron Absorption

Added: 22:38 EDT 26 Aug 2014

The aim of this project is to measure the effect of Coca-Cola and Diet Coke, relative to mineral water, on non-haem iron absorption. The results from this study will quantify any enhancing effect of Coca-Cola or Diet Coke on non-haem iron absorption and will be of use to the Coca-Cola Company and the scientific and nutrition community in evaluating the nutritional value of ...

The purpose of this study is to investigate, by means of a temporary sympathetic nerve block, the involvement of the sympathetic nervous system in Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS). This study may also result in a new therapeutic approach for male CPPS.

The purpose of this study is to compare the mechanical and infectious complications of peripheral versus central venous catheters in critically ill patients. Group allocation will be performed by randomization.

Insulin Aspart vs. Insulin Lispro vs. Regular Insulin in Pediatric Population

A prospective, non-randomized, single-armed pilot study is planned. Single ventricle patients with aortic arch hypoplasia undergoing initial Norwood type palliation will receive antithrombin III (ATIII) supplementation in addition to standard anticoagulation with heparin as currently practiced at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. We plan to enroll the first 20 sequential ...

The term 'hypersomnia' describes a group of symptoms that includes severe daytime sleepiness and sleeping long periods of time (more than 10 hours per night). Sometimes, hypersomnia is caused by a problem with the quality of sleep occurring at night, for instance when nighttime sleep is disrupted by frequent breathing pauses. In other cases, however, hypersomnia occurs ev...

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...

The purpose of this prospective study is to compare pain levels in patients with topical negative pressure (TNP) dressings removed in a standard manner (i.v. or p.o. pain meds) compared to dressings removed after normal saline or lidocaine is injected retrograde up the suction tube into the foam prior to removal. Our null hypothesis is that there will be no difference in ov...

60 elective patients for CABG will be included to receive either standard hyperkalemic cardioplegia (St.Thomas Hospital Solution No I) or cardioplegia where supranormal potassium is replaced with 1.2 mM adenosine. Hypothesis as follows: 1. Adenosine instead of supranormal potassium in the cardioplegic solution give satisfactory cardiac arrest. 2. Adenosine instead of supran...

This study is designed to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of ilaprazole relative to that of esomeprazole in healing erosive esophagitis and resolving accompanying symptoms of GERD.

The aim of this study is to quantify the incidence of postoperative cognitive dysfunction in the elderly patient (>60y) after total hip or knee replacement surgery. The hypothesis is that the fast-track methodology with a mean hospital stay less than 3 days will help to minimize this reduction in memory and concentration.

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 ...

Foot ulceration is a risk factor that has been associated with early death in patients with chronic kidney disease. Little is known about the relationship between these risk factors that develop in patients with kidney failure and the onset of lower limb threatening foot ulcers. Diabetes is a major cause of both kidney disease and foot ulceration; however a previous ...

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...

The purpose of this study is to determine if usage of early lumbar drainage leads to improved outcome, less shunt surgery and less catheter associated complications in patients with communicating hydrocephalus after intracerebral hemorrhage with severe ventricular involvement.

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.

Aprepitant for Post-operative Nausea

Added: 22:17 EDT 26 Aug 2014

Anesthesia, especially for laparoscopic surgery, can cause post-operative nausea and vomiting. Most patients are given two drugs, decadron and ondansetron, to try to minimize this. This study is to determine if a new drug, aprepitant, would add any benefit in terms of post-op nausea prevention. All laparoscopic cholecystectomy study patients will receive decadron and ondans...

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 purpose of this study is to determine whether the administration of the dietary supplement Spermotrend improves spermatogenesis parameters in subjects with male infertility unrelated to major testicular conditions. The duration of this double-blind placebo controlled phase 3 clinical trial will be 24 weeks. The estimated number of males with infertility to be recruited ...

Children and adults frequently need a 'breathing tube' when having anesthesia for surgery. The breathing tube is usually inserted after the anesthesia doctor puts a patient to sleep with medicine, so they do not feel the breathing tube. In children, there is often a leak of air between the tube and the windpipe, as the tube is not an exact fit. Anesthesia doctors usually li...

The study hypothesis is that body iron levels are important in determining the increase in lung blood pressure that occurs in response to low oxygen levels. The purpose of this study is to determine whether this is true at high altitude, where oxygen levels are low.

This study is being conducted as a phase IV, double-blind, multi-center, randomized, crossover trial aimed at a within-subject comparison of MULTIHANCE and GADOVIST at a dose of 0.1 mmol/kg, in terms of qualitative and quantitative assessment of unenhanced MRI (UE MRI) and contrast-enhanced MRI (CE MRI) for the visualization of brain disease.

RATIONALE: Implanting markers in the tumor that can be seen using imaging procedures during radiation therapy may allow x-rays to be sent directly to the tumor and cause less damage to normal tissue. PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying the side effects of using imaging markers and to see how well they work in targeting radiation therapy in patients with stage I, stage...

Pregabalin for the Treatment of Vulvodynia

Added: 09:14 EDT 24 Jul 2014

The purpose of this study is to determine whether pregabalin is effective in the treatment of vulvodynia.

The purpose of this randomized clinical trial is to determine whether haloperidol is superior to olanzapine for the treatment of ICU acquired delirium. The hypothesis is that haloperidol is in fact superior to olanzapine in treating ICU acquired delirium and sustaining delirium free time.

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.

A side effect occurring in a majority of patients taking erlotinib (Tarceva®) consists of a skin rash. Sometimes, symptoms associated with the rash necessitate erlotinib dose reduction or discontinuation. Some physicians have successfully treated the erlotinib-induced rash with doxycycline. At the same time, it has been observed that in patients who develop the erlotinib...

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 project is to determine the short-term effects of a customized Core Strengthening and Respiratory Exercise Program (CSREP) on children with cystic fibrosis (CF) between the ages of 10 and 21 who are receiving outpatient care at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. The CSREP, which will be provided by a physical therapist and a physical therapis...

N-Acetylcysteine and Smoking Reduction

Added: 22:27 EDT 26 Aug 2014

N-acetylcysteine is an inexpensive agent with a benign side effect profile with preliminary studies in humans suggesting efficacy for the treatment of cocaine dependence. N-acetylcysteine has been used in clinical medicine for nearly three decades to treat chronic lung conditions, acetaminophen overdose, and experimentally to treat cocaine dependence. It is generally safe ...

The question whether the sequential diuretic therapy, that means using an antialdosteronic drug at first and adding a loop diuretic in nonresponders, is better than the combination of the two diuretics from the beginning (combined diuretic therapy) in the treatment of ascites in patients with cirrhosis is still open. Therefore, the aim of the study is to compare sequential ...


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