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12:54 EDT 30th April 2016 | BioPortfolio

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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 study will evaluate the efficacy of Ibuprofen administered as suppositories in the treatment of fever in infants and children. Ibuprofen as suppositories is not yet registered in Israel, although widely used in Europe.

To see if four sessions of light therapy successfully treats nail fungus.

The purpose of this study is to study the safety and feasibility of mobilization of acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV-tPA between 12-24 hours of treatment.

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 ...

The purpose of this study is to determine if daily supplementation with 2000 International Units of Vitamin D will improve hemoglobin A1c in uncontrolled type 2 diabetics.

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

This study seeks to determine whether the Lactic Acid blood level in a critically ill patient must be drawn with a non-tourniquet venipuncture. The null hypothesis is that there is no significant difference in Lactic Acid blood level in critically ill patients in a sample taken from either with a tourniquet or a non-tourniquet veni-puncture. Monitoring of Lactic acid leve...

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

Primary Objective: 1. To evaluate the performance of the new T-SPOT.TB test and the conventional TST for screening of Latent Tuberculosis infections in patients with cancer and those undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant. Secondary Objectives: 1. To examine the factors associated with positive response to T-SPOT.TB and the TST in patients with ...

The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia between two groups of patients randomised to have closed system suction catheter changes every 24 hours and patients having closed system suction catheter changes every seven days or as required.

St. John's Wort for Tobacco Cessation

Added: 03:41 EDT 27 Aug 2014

After a steady decline for the last 50 years, the prevalence of tobacco use in the United States has reached a plateau of approximately 23%. Currently available treatments among adults are expensive and not efficacious for all tobacco users. New pharmacologic agents need to be developed and tested to achieve the Healthy People 2010 goal of less than a 12% adult tobacco us...

Stubbing of the finger-tip is a common injury in sports such as basketball, volleyball, cricket and football. This can result in a Mallet finger deformity, where the end joint of a finger cannot be actively straightened out. In most mallet finger cases seen at The Alfred, the skin remains intact, and the impairment results from a tear of the extensor tendon or an avulsion (...

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

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).

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of combining liposomal doxorubicin and carboplatin in treating patients who have recurrent ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer.

To conduct feasibility studies on the use of retinoids in the treatment of emphysema. Specific objectives are to identify optimal patient populations, retinoids, doses, dosing schedules, routes of administration, and outcome measures preparatory to conducting a larger, controlled, clinical trial on the efficacy of retinoid therapy in the management of emphysema.

Following all abdominal surgery, paralytic ileus commonly develops. Surgeons have traditionally withheld postoperative oral intake until the return of bowel function to prevent related complications. Gum chewing can stimulates bowel movement and promotes the return of bowel function through the cephalic-vagal reflex and increased intestinal enzymes secretion. The obj...

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 goal of the proposed study is to evaluate the comparative efficacy of N-acetyl cysteine to placebo in pathologic skin picking. Thirty subjects with pathologic skin picking will receive 12 weeks of double-blind treatment with N-acetyl cysteine or matching placebo. The hypothesis to be tested is that N-acetyl cysteine will be more effective than placebo in patients with p...

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 ...

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 ...

The purpose of this study is to evaluate patient shoulder functional outcomes following rotator cuff repairs reinforced with a surgical mesh.

The investigators hypothesize that addition of Tranexamic acid, an antifibrinolytic agent, to conventional therapy will lead to an improved outcome characterized by lower transfusion requirements.

Rivaroxaban represent a new class of anticoagulation agents. As an oral direct factor Xa inhibitor it has been effective in preventing venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing elective orthopaedic surgery. This ex vivo study is undertaken to investigate the ex-vivo effects of Xarelto® on different coagulation parameters.

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 compare postoperative complications and outcome two different attachment sites of the dorsal mesh support in laparoscopic sacropexy.

This study tests the following hypothesis: Does induced asymptomatic bacteriuria (E. coli 83972) protect against symptomatic urinary tract infections in individuals with bladder emptying dysfunctions and prone to recurrent infection episodes? The study is performed using a double-blind randomized study protocol with a cross-over, with re-inoculations being patient-blinded (...

This phase II study is designed to assess whether treatment with capecitabine/temozolomide ('CAP/TEM') is safe and effective in treating subjects with progressive, differentiated, metastatic neuroendocrine tumors (NET).The primary objective of the study is to determine the radiologic response rate to this regimen in progressive, metastatic, differentiated neuroendocrine can...

Mesalamine 4 gm/60 mL Rectal Enema

Added: 03:24 EDT 27 Aug 2014

The objective of this study is to evaluate the relative bioavailability of the test formulation of mesalamine suspension rectal enema with the already marketed reference formulation Rowasa® in healthy, adult subjects.

A randomized, controlled, parallel-group trial to evaluate the efficacy of a cognitive behavioral therapy for patients with early dementia.

- To prove whether use of antiplatelet agents results into a rapid enlargement of hematoma after onset of acute intracerebral hemorrhage. - To prove the efficacy and safety of platelet transfusion for prevention of hematoma growth in patients who were stricken by acute intracerebral hemorrhage while being on antiplatelet medication.

The purpose of the study is to determine the optimal frequency of repositioning nursing facility residents with limited mobility who are cared for on a high density foam mattress in order to prevent bed sores. It is hypothesized that participants at moderate risk (Braden Scale Scores 13-14) who are turned every 3 or 4 hours and participants at high risk (Braden Scores 10-1...

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) has high prelevance (up to 8.5%; Roy-Byrne & Wagner, 2004) and leads to functional impairment (Wittchen et al., 2002; Ballenger et al., 2001). Researchers have demonstrated a relationship between attention bias to threatening information and GAD. However, this knowledge has not yet been translated into effective treatments. The goal of th...

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...

The primary aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of preoperative smoking cessation on postoperative complications among patients undergoing surgery. Secondary aims are to evaluate effect on wound complications, short and long term effects including abstinence rate, pain, quality of life and effects on the immune system.

this study was designed to evaluate the effect of routine excision of the ilioinguinal nerve in an attempt to decrease the incidence of chronic inguinodynia in patients who undergo open anterior hernia mesh repair.

Urinary catheters are often needed in hospital patients, but their use can increase the chance that a catheter associated urinary tract infection (called a CAUTI) may occur. This study will try to determine if patients who get a new silver coated catheter will have slower to time to development of a CAUTI compared to patients who get an uncoated catheter.

This study is designed to determine if the following are true. When protein requirements exceed metabolic requirements, blood urea nitrogen(BUN) levels will rise. Elevated BUN levels in the absence of renal failure, hepatic failure, or GI bleeding, will be correlated with improved nitrogen balance and inversely correlated with infection rates, days of mechanical ventilatio...

Effect of Coca-Cola on Iron Absorption

Added: 03:38 EDT 27 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 ...

Laryngotracheal injury related to intubation may cause narrowing of the airway due to edema of the glottis. Post-extubation airway frequently necessitating re-intubation and resulting in the prolongation of intensive care. Factors correlating with the development of post-extubation stridor include age, female gender, an elevated Acute Physiologic and Chronic Health Evaluati...

This is an open-label, single-arm, phase 2, multi-center, clinical trial of panitumumab monotherapy for second-line treatment of metastatic or recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck (SCCHN) subjects. This study will be conducted in North America. Approximately 50 subjects with histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic and/or recurrent SCCHN will be en...

Objectives: Ketamine is an effective, short-acting anesthetic drug, which does not decrease blood pressure. It is widely stated that Ketamine increases intracranial pressure (ICP), which prevents its use in many emergency situations, specifically in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and with increased ICP. Based on previous clinical experience, we hypothesized that...

Rituximab Treatment in Sjogren's Syndrome

Added: 03:43 EDT 27 Aug 2014

This study is an evaluation of the effect of rituximab compared to placebo in combination with steroids on salivary flow and serological and clinical parameters in patients with primary SS.

Methylphenidate and Parkinson's Disease

Added: 03:43 EDT 27 Aug 2014

The purpose of this trial is to determine if methylphenidate (MPD), a drug marketed in the U.S. to treat hyperactivity and narcolepsy, added to levodopa, will increase the beneficial effects of levodopa without bothersome side effects in people with Parkinson's disease (PD).

The purpose of this study is to see if treating a donor site wound with the ACell dressing is as good as or better than the dressings we currently treat harvested donor sites with. This will be tested on consenting burn patients who require excision and grafting surgery for their burn wounds. Hypothesis: The mean healing time for wounds treated with the ACell dressing wil...

This trial is conducted in Europe. The aim of this investigation is to explore the safety of a 4 mm needle compared to a 6 mm needle when injected in children and lean adults with diabetes.

In the proposed study, we will build upon our previous studies validating and characterizing hyperalgesia in MM samples to explore it's underlying mechanism from a pharmacological perspective. Utilizing a double-blind, placebo-controlled designs, the proposed work will evaluate the ability of dextromethorphan , an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-antagonists to diminish or reve...

The purpose of this study is to determine whether whole body washing with chlorhexidine in combination with mupirocine nasal ointment is effective in the eradication of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

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