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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 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.

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) ...

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation has been shown to be moderately effective in the treatment of major depression. Theta burst stimulation (TBS) is a new form of rTMS that may exert larger effects. This sham-controlled study examines the effectivity of daily bilateral TBS to the dorsolateral frontal cortex over 6 weeks in 2x16 patients with major depression add o...

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...

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

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 ...

Objective: Symptomatic pan-labral or circumferential (360 degree) tears of the glenohumeral labrum are an uncommon injury. The purpose of this study is to report the prospective surgical results of circumferential lesions of the glenoid labrum using validated outcome instruments. Methods: From July 2003 to May 2006, 41 shoulders in 39 patients with mean age of 25.1 years...

The Medication Adherence Program

Added: 22:24 EDT 26 Aug 2014

In this study, the investigators will evaluate the impact of a Medication Adherence Program (MAP), a systematic telephone call to patients who are overdue for refills, to assess individual reasons or barriers to refilling prescribed DM medicines, discuss diabetes care progress, and provide intervention to resolve any barriers to taking prescribed medicines. The hypothesis f...

Healthy pre-menopausal women will be recruited in order to test the effects of red wine and white wine on blood estrogen and progesterone levels. The women will be randomized and rotated through two different treatments (red wine, white wine). Estrone and estradiol are hormones in the category of estrogens. It is known that the bodies of both men and women may convert (o...

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 purpose of this trial is to investigate D-Dimer levels, a surrogate marker of venous thromboembolism, in pregnant/postpartum white women as compared to pregnant/postpartum black women, and pregnant/postpartum women with sickle cell trait. The investigators will determine whether increased D-Dimer levels are reflected in a greater incidence of thrombosis in the postpartu...

Current evidence indicates that fruit and vegetable intake and dietary patterns rich in fruit and vegetables may be associated with reduced insulin resistance and may reduce the risk of the metabolic syndrome. If proven, this relationship may partly explain the inverse association between fruit and vegetable intake and cardiovascular disease risk. There are currently no pub...

The purpose of this study is to examine the short-term effects of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) by auricular stimulation (stimulation of the auricular branch of the vagus nerve which innervates the ear) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is characterized by a chronic systemic inflammation affecting the joints but also carries an increased risk for extra-articular manifestatio...

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

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.

Intrathecal Morphine in Knee Arthroplasty

Added: 22:29 EDT 26 Aug 2014

This study is designed to explore the efficacy lower doses of intra-spinal morphine for pain relief and side effect profiles of same in the setting of Total Knee Replacement.We hypothesized that a dose greater than that used in Total Hip Replacement was needed and wished to find a dose which was effective but had a low side effect profile.

The principal purpose of the study is to determine the efficacy and safety of Levetiracetam versus Carbamazepine, intended as the number of patients free from crisis during the whole period of treatment, in patients affected by post stroke late onset crisis.

The study will compare outcomes between individuals with sub-acute, ventilator-dependent tetraplegia using high (20 cc/kg) vs. low (10 cc/kg) tidal volumes during mechanical ventilator support.

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,...

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).

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

The purpose of this study is to determine which surgical approach is better for clean transection injury in peripheral nerves in outcomes.

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...

Tetravalent Chimeric Dengue Vaccine Trial

Added: 22:14 EDT 26 Aug 2014

The purpose of this study is to test the safety and immune response to a live attenuated dengue vaccine that could protect people against all 4 types of dengue virus. Live attenuated means that while this vaccine contains 4 live dengue viruses the viruses have been attenuated (weakened) so as not to cause dengue disease in people. Dengue virus is spread to people by mosquit...

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.

To evaluate the pharmacological effects of two herbal medicinal products (Neurapas balance and Pascoflair 425 mg) in comparison to placebo on brain activity.

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 ...

Allopurinol in Chronic Heart Failure

Added: 22:18 EDT 26 Aug 2014

The purpose of this study is to discover whether the inhibition of the xanthine oxidase with allopurinol leads to a reduction of the production of oxygen free radicals in patients with CHF and thereby improves characteristics of oxydative metabolism, peripheral blood flow, immune function and functional status.

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...

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...

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 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.

The primary objective is to determine the dose of aflibercept to be further studied in combination with irinotecan/5-fluorouracil/isovorin (FOLFIRI) in Japanese patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Secondary objectives of this study are to assess the safety profile of aflibercept, to determine the pharmacokinetics of aflibercept, to make a preliminary assessment of ...

Continuous femoral nerve block (CFNB) techniques continue to be increasingly used in the management of postoperative pain after total knee arthroplasty. Although the risk of full blown infection with CFNB has been poorly defined, the rate of catheter colonization after antisepsis with povidone-iodine has been demonstrated to be high (Cuivillion et al. showed the rate of co...

The purpose of this study is to better define the role of a comprehensive stress MRI (which includes myocardial perfusion imaging, optimized coronary imaging, and myocardial scar imaging) in medical practice and in patient health management. Information gathered from the healthy volunteers that participate in this study will be compared to information from the coronary arte...

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...

The purpose of this study is to determine whether cetirizine (zyrtec), levocetirizine (xyzal), and placebo differ in the degree of sedation they produce and their relief of allergy symptoms.

The purpose of this study is to determine if one CT contrast agent (medication injected into a vein; used in CT examinations to help produce clearer images) is safer to use than another. This study will compare the safety of two widely-used, U.S. FDA approved contrast agents, Isovue and Omnipaque. The investigators hypothesize that there is no significant difference in the...

A new drug called 3,4-Diaminopyridine (3,4-DAP) is currently under investigation for treatment of the symptoms of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome. This is an expanded access trial, which means that although data from this study will be collected and reported to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)and the drug manufacturer, this is not a formal study of drug in Lambe...

Patients with traumatic brain injury often experience a period of acute confusion that may include agitation as they recover from their injuries. While this confusion generally resolves with time, patients may pose increased risk of injury to themselves or others during this period. Their behavior may also increase stress for family members and interfere with their abilit...

The purpose of the present study is to examine the utility of probiotics as an adjunctive therapy (in addition to patients' pharmacotherapy) for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. We hypothesize that specifically selected probiotics, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and L. reuteri RC-14, can alleviate symptoms of RA and thereby increase the daily activity of these pa...

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. ...

Progressive Exercise After TKA

Added: 22:33 EDT 26 Aug 2014

Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is performed more than 7.000 times a year in Finland 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. Advance to ret...

A preliminary study to determine the efficacy of using energy specific far infrared (FIR) radiation for the treatment of uterine fibroids.

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...

Curcumin is a commonly-used spice and food coloring. Evidence suggests that curcumin can suppress tumor initiation, promotion and metastasis in a variety of tumor cell lines. The current available curcumin has low bioavailability restricting the effect of curcumin in non-colon cancer. In this study we plan to test a new liquid tumeric/curcumin extract, Curcumol (patent pend...

Letrozole in Patients With Ovarian Tumors

Added: 09:20 EDT 24 Jul 2014

Primary Objectives: - To determine the objective response rate of Letrozole when administered to patients with advanced or recurrent borderline tumors or low-grade epithelial cancers from the ovary , fallopian tube or peritoneum. - To determine the time to tumor progression of patients with advanced or recurrent borderline tumors or low-grade ep...

The purpose of this study is to evaluate efficacy, safety, and patient reported outcomes (PRO) of different protocols of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

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