Popular Clinical Trials on BioPortfolio

18:28 EST 22nd December 2014 | BioPortfolio

BioPortfolio lists our user's most popular Clinical Trials pages for the last 7 days based on search engine activity.

Intravenous Lidocaine for Fibromyalgia

Added: 22:18 EDT 26 Aug 2014

The effect of intravenous lidocaine infusion on manifestations of fibromyalgia manifestations were recorded before and 4 weeks after treatment. Pain intensity was rated on a numerical scale.The combination of 240 mg intravenous lidocaine (once a week) and 25 mg amitriptyline for 4 weeks did not modify pain intensity or manifestations in patients with fibromyalgia.

In order to distinguish between clonal instability driven by imatinib in CML and actual changes with secondary clones induced by imatinib we would like to investigate the karyotype of non-CML patients treated with imatinib such as GIST patients.

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 study has the purpose to compare R-CHOP versus R-mini-CEOP in elderly patients (>65 years) with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL).

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...

Since the first description of citrulline as a potential marker for intestinal function in 1998, its use has been investigated in a variety of disease processes including Short Bowel Syndrome, Celiac disease, chemotherapy and radiation induced intestinal injury, infections producing intestinal cytopathic effects like Adenovirus, and predicting rejection in intestinal transp...

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...

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 treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been aimed at decreasing mortality and morbidity because the etiology of the disease is unknown. The general aim of this multicentre randomized placebo-controlled trial of low dose intermittent methotrexate with folic acid is to establish whether methotrexate shows efficacy and safety in controlling disease activity in...

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,...

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...

Pain Relief - Tramadol Versus Ibuprofen

Added: 22:53 EDT 26 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.

Turner Syndrome: Genotype and Phenotype

Added: 22:57 EDT 26 Aug 2014

This study examines the clinical and genetic factors related to Turner syndrome, a disorder of the sex chromosomes. Humans usually have 23 pairs of chromosomes-thin strands of DNA-in the nucleus of every cell, which contain genes that determine our hereditary makeup. One pair of chromosomes is the sex chromosomes, designated X and Y. Females usually have two X chromosomes; ...

Upper GI endoscopy is often performed in patients with chronic liver disease to screen for esophageal and gastric varices. The purpose of this study is to compare propofol to midazolam for sedation in patients with chronic liver disease undergoing diagnostic upper GI endoscopy.

Rationale The prevalence of colonic diverticular disease is increasing in Western countries. Approximately 10 to 25% of patients with diverticular disease will eventually develop an episode of acute diverticulitis. Currently conservative treatment often includes antibiotic therapy. This advice lacks sound evidence and is merely based on experts' opinion. An old clini...

- After determining if subjects meet the criteria to be included in the study, the wound will be debrided (cleansed of any dead tissue or infection). - Subjects will then be randomly placed in either Group 1 or 2. - The INTEGRA™ Flowable Matrix will be placed on the wound, at the first visit in both groups. - In Group 2, INTEGRA™ Flowable Ma...

Diabetes is highly prevalent in the elderly, afflicting about 20% of older adults aged 65-75 years and 40% of adults >80years of age. Management of hyperglycemia is challenging in the geriatric population in long-term facilities. Numerous factors place hospitalized patients at increased risk for hyperglycemia including aging, sedentary life, stress of medical and surgical c...

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 ...

Hypothesis: When performed under ultrasound guidance, there is improvement in the sensory and motor blockade obtained with stimulating popliteal catheters versus those placed without nerve stimulation.

Total knee arthroplasty (TKA), the definitive treatment of osteoarthritis, is often associated with excessive postoperative bleeding due to increased fibrinolysis. Hence, the objective of the proposed study is to determine the role of topical application of tranexamic acid (TA), an anti-fibrinolytic agent, into the knee joint just before closure during TKA to reduce periope...

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 purpose of the study is to find out if people with Prader-Willi syndrome have a difference in the protein which changes inactive cortisone to the active stress hormone cortisol.

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 ...

Observational study to determine whether the proposed method of fFN specimen collection without a speculum is substantially equivalent to the approved method with a speculum examination when obtained at the gestational age of ≥ 24 weeks and ≤ 34, 6 days in symptomatic women and at the gestational age of ≥ 22 weeks, 0 days and ≤ 30, 6 days in asymptomatic women. A fi...

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.

We hope to determine whether Ondansetron, an anti-nausea medication, works to help relieve withdrawal symptoms experienced while the patient is being weaned off opioid medications. This medication has shown anecdotal evidence of being affective for the treatment of withdrawal symptoms and we hope to determine whether this is affective.

The study looks at treatments for reversing chronic shoulder subluxation after a stroke. It compares electrical stimulation with surface electrodes (stimulation through the skin) with intra-muscular stimulation (from inside the muscle)using an implanted micro-stimulator (BION). Subjects are put either in a surface stimulation or a BION® group. In the BION® group, two BION...

Primary Objective: -To estimate the efficacy of bevacizumab and paclitaxel in patients with recurrent small cell, large cell, and neuroendocrine cervical and uterine cancers, as measured by progression-free survival. Secondary Objective: - To estimate the efficacy of bevacizumab and paclitaxel in patients with recurrent small cell, large cell, and n...

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.

The purpose of this study is to determine if Zonisamide is effective in reducing tremors in patients with Essential Tremor.

Albumin Use in Burn Patients

Added: 22:33 EDT 26 Aug 2014

This is a study of why and how physicians use albumin during the first 72 hours after a burn injury.

The purpose of this study is to determine if pre-treating donor lymphocytes with an investigational drug known as L-leucyl-L-leucine methyl ester (LLME, prior to donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) will improve the recovery of the immune system following stem cell transplant.

Simultaneous Integrated Boost (SIB)- IMRT

Added: 16:35 EDT 23 Jul 2014

The objective of the study is to assess the feasibility of increasing dose of irradiation with IMRT using a SIB approach over 6 weeks. The primary endpoint of the study will be acute toxicity assessed during treatment and during the first 3 months following the completion of radiotherapy The secondary endpoint will include loco-regional control, disease-free survival, surv...

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 the outcome of treatment for bacteremic MRSA infection with vancomycin alone, vancomycin plus gentamicin, vancomycin plus rifampin, and vancomycin plus gentamicin and rifampin.

This study will evaluate the effectiveness of treatment with supplemental triiodothyronine (T3, Cytomel) and sertraline (Zoloft), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), in improving symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD).

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...

The primary aim of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of quetiapine (Seroquel) for the treatment of psychosis and/or agitation in patients with primary dementia complicated by coexistent parkinsonism, or patients with Parkinson's disease with dementia [PDD] who have episodes of agitation or psychosis. The secondary aim is to determine the safety and tolerab...

Tyrosine for Methamphetamine Dependence - 1

Added: 09:36 EDT 24 Jul 2014

The purpose of this study is to evaluate efficacy of tyrosine as a treatment for methamphetamine dependence in an outpatient treatment setting providing group psychosocial interventions. Examine effect of tyrosine on abstinence, retention in treatment, and craving."

USG Nerve Blocks for ACL Reconstruction

Added: 02:37 EDT 29 Aug 2014

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is a routine surgical procedure. Traditional femoral/sciatic block combinations effectively reduce postoperative pain, but results in considerable motor blockade. The investigators aimed to evaluate postoperative pain relief and the degree of motor block with block combinations of femoral nerve (FEM) and obturator [posterior branch]...

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

The objective of this clinical trial is to evaluate the impact and symptomatic efficacy of platelets rich plasma (PRP \ PRGF) in the treatment of partial tears of supraspinatus tendon of rotator cuff. Speed of tendon healing of partial thickness tear of the supraspinatus tendon influenced by local injection of platelets rich plasma

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...

This is a multi-centre, randomised, parallel-group, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase III trial to evaluate the efficacy of prucalopride versus placebo over 12 weeks of treatment in male subjects with chronic constipation. Furthermore the safety, tolerability, effect on quality of life and effect on symptoms of prucalopride will be assessed.

The purpose of this study is to determine the ideal dosage of intrathecal morphine for intra and post partum analgesia, while minimizing the side effect profile.

Our primary objective is to compare two treatment options for prevention of seizures following a subarachnoid hemorrhage and determine if a short-course regimen of levetiracetam is as efficacious in the prevention of in-hospital seizures when compared to an extended course.

Our study aims at contributing to a valid appraisal of the magnitude of naltrexone efficacy as an antidissociative agent by using a double-blind randomized controlled trial.

Imaging Techniques in MRI

Added: 22:13 EDT 26 Aug 2014

Background: - Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans must be performed according to specified sets of parameters that provide optimal images of each organ and each area of the body. These scanning parameters are often specific to the institution or organization at which they are employed, and may also depend on the manufacturer of the MRI scanning equipment. Because MRI ...

Most of the guidelines on the treatment of tuberculosis suggest that 6 months treatment is sufficient for extrapulmonary tuberculosis except for bone tuberculosis and tubercular meningitis. Despite these recommendations, most physicians treating abdominal tuberculosis use antituberculous therapy for 9 months, sometimes even 12 months without any scientific justification. In...

Search BioPortfolio:
Loading
Advertisement
Advertisement