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20:50 EDT 26th July 2017 | BioPortfolio

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Morphine in Acute Abdominal Pain

Added: 03:14 EDT 27 Aug 2014

The investigators primary outcome measure was the clinically important change in diagnostic accuracy and physical examination in the morphine vs. placebo group. After follow up information was obtained and patients data were recorded on the SPSS data chart, two blinded coauthors (general surgeon and emergency physician) determined the clinically important diagnostic accurac...

The incidence of skin and soft tissue infections has increased dramatically over the last decade, in part due to increased prevalence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA). Incision and drainage (I&D) is considered the primary intervention, however some clinicians prefer ultrasound guided needle aspiration (US Asp). The investigators p...

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

The aim of the study is to study the risk of colorectal cancer and polyps in people older than 80 years compared to the younger age group. The researchers hypothesized that colonoscopy in older people is likely to have more complications without detection of a significant number of large polyps and cancer.

A preliminary study to determine the possibility of using far infrared (FIR) radiation to treat impotency.

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

Normal Serum Adiponectin Levels in Females

Added: 03:39 EDT 27 Aug 2014

The purpose of the study is to establish the normal levels of the hormone adiponectin in women. Adiponectin is a newly discovered hormone, which is said to be associated with many changes in the human body and metabolism. The researchers aim is to establish the normal levels of this hormone. Hence, the researchers can identify people with abnormal levels who may be at risk ...

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical applicability of an enteral tube feeding formula containing fish oil and prebiotics in a critical care population.

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.

After obtaining informed consent,80 morbidly obese ASA II-III patients undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery procedures would be randomly assigned to one of four study groups at UTSWMC at Dallas.Hemodynamic paarameters, recovery times, postoperative pain scores, the need for rescue analgesics and side effects will be recorded.The purpose of this study is to determine th...

The purpose of this study is (1) to determine if patient triggered sensory(auditory, visual and tactile) cues can help treat freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease, and (2) to assess if unexpected (randomized) cues are more effective than anticipated ones.

The hypothesis is that an optimal formulation of fast acting and intermediary acting insulin analogues will improve post prandial glycaemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes. OBJECTIVE: The objective is to describe pharmacodynamic (PD) and pharmacokinetic (PK) profiles of Insulin Aspart (IAsp), Biphasic Insulin Aspart (BIAsp) 30, 50 and 70 for a period of 12 ...

This study will examine how the immune system responds to infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria (bacteria that cause tuberculosis) in order to better understand how the germ produces infection and how the immune response might work to control the infection. Only about one in 10 people infected by M. tuberculosis become sick, sometimes years or even decades aft...

Fecal impaction (FI) is a common cause of lower gastrointestinal tract obstruction, and it is the result of chronic or severe constipation and most commonly found in the elderly population. Gastrografin is a water soluble contrast mediate that is used as a radiologic contrast agent and may be administered orally or rectally. It has been shown to confer a therapeutic benefi...

Quad Rivas Therapy has been developed by Alyna Eekma from the Netherlands for over thirteen years; anecdotally she has been able to significantly reduce lipedema SAT in women with Stage 1 and 2 lipedema, and can reduce lipedema SAT by 80% in women with Stage 3 lipedema. The study will last for one month, for a total of 12 treatments per subject, seven subjects total, to see...

Primary Objectives: Dose escalation (Part 1) Part 1A (SAR439459 monotherapy) - To determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and/or maximum administered dose (MAD) of SAR439459 when administered intravenously as monotherapy in adult patients with advanced solid tumors. Part 1B (SAR439459 and REGN2810 combination therapy) - To determine...

This is a double-blind, randomized-withdrawal, placebo-controlled study in kidney transplant patients with AMR to evaluate the efficacy and safety of human plasma-derived C1-esterase inhibitor as add-on to standard of care (IVIG).

Delirium is an acute confusional state characterized by fluctuating mental status, inattention, and either disorganized thinking or an altered level of consciousness. This form of organ dysfunction occurs in up to 50% of hospitalized patients and is associated with worsening mortality, prolonged hospital length of stay, higher health care costs, and accelerated functional a...

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

The purpose of this study is to compare the rate and extent of absorption of ibuprofen 200 mg gelcaps (test) versus Advil liquigels (reference) administered as 1 x 200 mg gelcap under fed conditions.

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...

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.

To evaluate the effectiveness of manual therapy (joint mobilization and massage) combined with kinesiotherapy in women with impaired range of motion after axillary lymph node dissection due to breast cancer regarding the recovery of shoulder range of motion and functionality of the upper limb.

To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Lichtenstein's hernioplasty using Infinit® PTFE Mesh, and to compare it with the traditional Lichtenstein procedure performed with polypropylene mesh.

In the face of an increased prevalence of obesity and chronic diseases in Canada, much effort has been invested to educate the population about healthy eating. Although Canadians are now aware of the importance of healthier food habits, rates of obesity and chronic diseases are still increasing. In addition, even if different labelling strategies are used to identify health...

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 study the use of neurostimulation in chronic advanced refractory heart failure. The study is determine if it is safe to use neurostimulation in patients with chronic advanced refractory heart failure and to also determine initial observations with regards to its potential effect on heart function and quality of life. The investigators hypo...

The objective of the study is to determine if a weekly dose of 17P given to women with preterm rupture of the membranes will: 1. increase the probability of continuing the pregnancy until a favorable gestational age. 2. increase the interval between randomization and delivery. 3. decrease neonatal morbidity.

This is an open-label, 8 week study, to assess the efficacy and safety of oral Budesonide-MMX 9 mg Extended-release Tablets in patients with mild to moderate, active ulcerative colitis who are not in remission based on the Ulcerative Colitis Disease Activity Index in study CB-01-02/01 (parent study).

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 ...

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...

Background: Estimates of central venous pressure (CVP) can be very helpful in guiding fluid therapy in the intensive care unit, operating room or emergency room. Current standard technique for CVP assessment is invasive, requiring insertion of a catheter into a subclavian, internal jugular or peripheral vein. Several ultrasound based and clinical methods have been described...

The purpose of this study is to determine whether probiotics can improve the nutrition status and prevent peritonitis in the chronic peritoneal dialysis patients.

This is a 28-week, prospective, multicenter, open-label, single arm study to assess the effect of bisoprolol on glycemic level in Type II diabetes mellitus (DM) controlled subjects with hypertension. The hypothesis of study is that there is no change in glycemic level and lipid metabolism as determined by HbA1C using bisoprolol in Type II DM subjects with suboptimal blood p...

Primary Objectives: - To demonstrate that SAR153191 on top of Methotrexate (MTX) is effective on reduction of signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis at 12 weeks (Part A) - To demonstrate that SAR153191 on top of MTX is effective on reduction of signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis at 24 weeks (Part B) Secondary Objectives: For Part ...

The purpose of the study is to assess the efficacy of DEPREXIL administration in combination with relaxation psychotherapy in the treatment of patients with signs and symptoms of depression. The duration of this double-blind placebo controlled phase 3 clinical trial will be 24 weeks. The estimated number of persons to be recruited and randomized for the study is 200.

This parallel, randomized, open-label, multi-centre study will evaluate the effect on overall survival of trastuzumab (Herceptin) in combination with a chemotherapy compared to the chemotherapy alone in patients with HER2-positive advanced gastric cancer. Trastuzumab (Herceptin) will be administered as intravenous infusion of 6 mg/kg (loading dose 8 mg/kg) every 3 weeks. Th...

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.

The relationship between WM lesions (WM) and Postural Instability Gait Disorders (PIGD-PD)in Parkinson's disease patients is largely unknown. We hypothesize that sub-clinical WM pathology may be a major contributing factor to PIGD-PD. We will compare two groups of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD): those with PIGD and patients with dominant tremor (n=120)to assess the ...

The purpose of this study is determine if performing endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) in addition to standard endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) can increase the precision and accuracy of staging esophageal cancer in comparison to EUS alone. The expectation is that EBUS can be used to biopsy lymph nodes that: (1) because of their position in the mediastinum would be inaccessible to...

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...

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...

It is been known for at least 20 years that the hemodynamic data, the amount of exercise performed as well as symptoms on the treadmill, has significant value to the perfusion stress testing. When a pharmacologic stress test is performed (and adenosine stress test over 4-6 minutes), this hemodynamic data is lost. Because of this loss of valuable data, it is felt that there ...

PTSD Couples Therapy

Added: 14:10 EDT 24 Jul 2014

The study is designed to evaluate the efficacy of a novel couple-based treatment for PTSD, called Structured Approach Therapy, to decrease PTSD and improve the marital and social functioning of Iraqi War veterans. The effectiveness of couples therapy will be compared with the effectiveness of an educational intervention.

The primary objective of the study is to describe the cumulative proportion of subjects who return to baseline platelet P2Y12 receptor function over time (up to 12 days post last maintenance dose) following discontinuation of prasugrel 10 mg daily x 7 days assessed by Accumetrics VerifyNow P2Y12 reaction units (PRU) and described by Kaplan Meier curves. The primary analysi...

Preventive treatment with azithromycin reduces the prevalence fo Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome after lung transplantation.

The investigators will test whether an intravenous infusion of saline (salt water) will improve the exercise capacity in patients with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS).

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...

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 2 arm study will compare the effect of Avastin + irinotecan versus temozolomide, in combination with conventional involved field radiotherapy, in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma and a non-methylated MGMT promoter. Patients will be randomized 3:1 to receive Avastin 10mg/kg iv every 2 weeks + irinotecan 125mg/m2 iv every 2 weeks, or temozolomide 75mg/m2 po dai...

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