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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.

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 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...

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 determine whether the analgetic and other effects effect of ketamine are partly mediated through opioid receptors

Some nutraceuticals are often advised for their lipid lowering effects. Although many clinical trials have been conducted to assess their efficacy many doubts remain whether they could be considered an effective alternative to statins therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the lipid lowering effects and the improvement of endothelial dysfunction in patients with hy...

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 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...

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 investigators hypothesise that nebulised hypertonic saline (6%) will increase the volume of sputum expectorated over a 24 hour period compared to nebulised isotonic saline (0.9%) in patients with mild to severe stable bronchiectasis.

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.

This is a randomized pilot study, of post pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) patients to determine the clinical utility of the Implantable Loop Recorder. The Medtronic Reveal XT implantable Loop Recorder is a market released device indicated for patients with clinical syndromes or situations at increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias, and patients who experience transient sympto...

Background: distal radial buckle fractures are common injuries in children. the ideal immobilization technique is controversial. Few, retrospective studies have been conducted to evaluate bone healing after casting versus splinting. However, the impact of the immobilization technique on daily function and comfort has not been evaluated. Objective: To compare the impac...

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...

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 using Misoprostol vaginally before an office endometrial biopsy is performed, will make it easier, more successful and less painful to do the procedure. The investigators' hypothesis is that vaginal Misoprostol 12 hours prior to endometrial biopsy will increase the ease of performing office endometrial biopsy by reducing th...

The purpose of the proposed study is to test - in a randomized, blinded trial - two different doses of the prostaglandin E1 analogue misoprostol administered buccally as a treatment for fetal death at 14 - 28 weeks, inclusive, of pregnancy. At such an advanced stage of pregnancy, the nonviable fetus is often not spontaneously evacuated, and yet timely evacuation is vital in...

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...

The aim of this randomized study is to evaluate the efficacy of two different approaches for conversion of persistent atrial fibrillation, the non-invasive one (external electrical cardioversion) and the invasive one (catheter ablation).

Gabapentin for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Added: 09:29 EDT 24 Jul 2014

The purpose of this study is to determine whether gabapentin is safe and effective in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

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.

To effectively treat prostate cancer, doctors need an accurate view (via X-rays) of the prostate gland during radiation therapy. To help improve this view, doctors may insert gold markers called fiducials into the prostate by placing hollow gold needles through the rectum and moving a fiducial through each needle. The purpose of the study is to determine whether an MRI sc...

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 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 ...

Laparoscopic surgery is becoming a major procedure, owing to smaller incisions, shorter hospitalizations, and less post-operative pain as compared with traditional laparotomies. However, there is marked interindividual variability of post-operative shoulder-tip pain following laparoscopic surgery. The incidence of shoulder pain varies from 35% to 80% and ranges from mild to...

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...

Dexmedetomidine in Seizure Patients

Added: 22:13 EDT 26 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...

Morphine in Acute Abdominal Pain

Added: 22:14 EDT 26 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 purpose of the study is to understand the brain chemistry of people with Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). The primary hypothesis is that patients with RLS will have reduced GABA levels in their Thalamus and elevated Glutamate levels in their Anterior Cingulate Cortex. The study will use MRS imaging to examine the regional levels of these neurochemicals, GABA and Glutamate,...

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.

Esophagectomy: Sweet Versus Ivor-Lewis

Added: 22:16 EDT 26 Aug 2014

Esophageal carcinoma is an aggressive disease with a poor prognosis. Surgical resection remains the basic method of management of this malignancy. Although different approaches have been described for the surgical resection of esophageal cancer, there is no statistical evidence based on large scale prospective randomized trials with regard to the issue that which is the opt...

Treatment of Anal Fistulas Advancement Flap

Added: 16:11 EDT 23 Jul 2014

This study comprises a prospective study of 40 patients with transphincteric anal fistula. The patients were classified into two groups: Group I: Fistulectomy, closure of internal sphincter and rectal advancement flap includes mucosa, submucosa, and circular muscle layer sutured 1cm below the level of internal opening. Group II: The same as group one but the flap includes ...

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 ...

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 hypothesis of this study is that by using 3 injections of EUFLEXXA, there will be an improvement in pain levels and range of motion.

The purpose of this study is to develop a treatment manual for mindfulness meditation to be taught in a group format to individuals with schizophrenia who are engaged in vocational rehabilitation. This study will determine whether mindfulness meditation is beneficial in terms of reducing distressing emotional states and thinking patterns and improving work function.

Background: - Cladribine is very effective in treating hairy cell leukemia, but it is not known if it can cure the disease. - Rituximab is a monoclonal antibody that binds to the hairy cells and may kill them either by causing the cells to kill themselves or by getting the immune system to kill the cells. Rituximab is effective in hairy cell leu...

Chocolate consumption has long been associated with enjoyment and pleasure. Popular claims confer on chocolate the properties of being a stimulant, relaxant, euphoriant and antidepressant. These possible pharmacological actions might be related to various biogenic amines, such as serotonin, dopamine, tyramine, histamine, phenylethylamine and cannabinoid-like substances. Mos...

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.

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 ...

This study is designed to obtain information for design purposes on use of an ECG guided monitoring system to aid in the correct placement of PICC lines. There is no formal study hypothesis.

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.

Ethanol Locks as an Adjunct Treatment for Central Venous Line Infections Purpose To evaluate the effectiveness of a 70% ethanol lock solution when used as an adjunct therapy with antibiotics to treat central venous line infections Study Design Randomized Controlled Trial Study Protocol Only those patients meeting all inclusion criteria and no exclusion criteria wil...

Wound complications after Cesarean section (C-section) are common in obese women. Approximately 25% of obese women having a C-section will have a wound complication. This research study is designed to assess whether applying a source of vacuum (suction) to the wound can reduce the risk of wound complications. The investigators plan to enroll 220 women into the study. ...

Elevated troponin is powerful and independent adverse prognostic marker in patient with ACS. However, non specific (non cardiac) troponin elevation is a common finding among hospitalized patients and worse prognosis too. The aim of this study is examine the prevalence of incidental cardiac troponin rise in a group of patient aged 65 and over admitted to geriatric departme...

This 2 arm study will assess the efficacy and safety of maintenance treatment with Avastin + Xeloda, after initial treatment with Xeloda + oxaliplatin + Avastin, in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Patients will be randomized into one of 2 groups to receive 1)Xeloda + oxaliplatin + Avastin until disease progression or 2)Xeloda + oxaliplatin + Avastin for 6 x 3 we...

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.

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

Phase I Objectives Primary: 1. The primary objective of this study is to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of Docetaxel combined with 5-Fluorouracil and Oxaliplatin (D-FOX) in patients with untreated, locally unresectable or metastatic adenocarcinoma of the stomach or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ). Secondary: 1. To determine the qualitativ...

N-acetylcysteine is used to reduce the risk of injury to the kidney after the administration of contrast dye. The mechanism and effectiveness of this intervention is not substantiated in the literature. The investigators hypothesize that serum creatinine will be lower in patients who receive NAC compared to those who receive the placebo but serum cystatin C will not change...

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