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02:31 EST 21st February 2017 | BioPortfolio

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

The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of escitalopram (Lexapro) using 10 or 20 mg daily in patients with Alzheimer’s disease who are also experiencing agitation.

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 ...

Effects of Clopidogrel on Blood Pressure

Added: 03:14 EDT 27 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...

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...

High doses of gabapentin are associated with pancreatic acinar cell tumors in rats, but there has been no post marketing pancreatic carcinogenicity signal with gabapentin as reported by spontaneous reports in AERS or in the published literature. In a published case-control screening study of the association of gabapentin with 55 cancers, the only cancer that met the screen...

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...

Dabigatran represent a new class of promising anticoagulation agents. As an oral direct thrombin 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 Pradaxa® on different coagulation parameters.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate clinical healing after dental extraction and the occurrence of surgical complications in patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes and compare with non-diabetic patients or control, taking into account laboratory data such as blood count, glycated hemoglobin (HbA1) and immunological profile of the patients.

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...

Patients suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome with predominant constipation will be provided with the study medication. The study medication will be evaluated for its efficacy in relieving the symptoms

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.

Compared with the information available in sepsis and trauma-associated ARDS, less is known about the cause and pattern of lung injury after thoracic surgery. Definition of lung injury in this context is difficult. Most now use the joint North American-European consensus conference definitions, but these are based only on gas exchange and radiology criteria. While gas excha...

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 ...

Preterm newborns typically must be thermally regulated. In the United States, isolettes (incubators) are used to help them maintain their temperature. Traditionally, the temperature support (i.e. the temperature of the incubator) is decreased slowly according to NICU protocol until the baby is able to maintain its temperature in an open crib, without regard to the status ...

Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is a problem with the tendon connecting one of the lower leg muscles to the foot bone. PTTD can cause pain, swelling, and a flattened foot and may require surgery if left untreated. Normal treatment for PTTD includes physical therapy exercise. In treating similar conditions in the lower leg, exercises that are active, like strength...

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.

Cardiovascular risk in women is systematically underestimated by both - society and physicians. Women younger than 50 years of age with acute coronary syndrome have 2x higher mortality compared with age-matched men. A number of common vascular-disease-related conditions are more frequent in women than in men. Women develop a more severe or different form of vascular disease...

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.

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...

1. SUMMARY Rationale: Patients with bronchiectasis often experience lower respiratory tract infections with progression of symptoms and decline in quality of life. Macrolides, as has been shown in panbronchiolitis and cystic fibrosis, may break or weaken the link between infection and inflammation resulting in an improvement of symptoms. Also the number of exacerbations m...

Bumetanide vs. Furosemide in Heart Failure

Added: 21:35 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) ...

To evaluate patient acceptance of a new MiraLax dose formulation in children currently treated with polyethylene glycol 3350 powder for treatment of constipation.

This research will determine whether prophylactic use of ibuprofen can prevent common side effects of the copper intrauterine device (IUD) and prevent early removal of the device.

This is a research study of asthma and sleep apnea. Our hypothesis is that untreated sleep apnea causes inflammation in the lung, which can worsen asthma. We believe treatment of sleep apnea will reduce this inflammation, and improve asthma control. This study will help us better understand what happens to the lung and bronchial tubes before and after treatment of sleep ...

Patients with congestive heart failure are usually treated with a combination of an ACE inhibitor (or an AT1 blocking agent), a diuretic and a beta-blocker. However, some patients remain symptomatic despite an optimal treatment with these drugs. In patients who also have coronary heart disease, nitrates or some calcium-channel blockers could help to relieve symptoms. Theref...

Biological Markers in Parkinson's Disease

Added: 03:54 EDT 27 Aug 2014

This study will identify abnormalities of a protein called alpha synuclein that is found in the brain of patients with Parkinson's disease and related disorders to see if it can serve as a disease marker. There is currently no treatment that will cure or delay progression of Parkinson's disease. Thus, there is a need to find disease markers that can help diagnosis the disea...

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.

USG Nerve Blocks for ACL Reconstruction

Added: 07:37 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]...

Single center, Prospective, Phase II expanded access clinical studies of 68Ga-PSMA (ProstaMedix TM) used for diagnosis and management of patients with prostate cancer.

Ranolazine in Diastolic Heart Failure

Added: 03:12 EDT 27 Aug 2014

Patients with CAD and clinical symptoms of heart failure or patients with suspected heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) will be enrolled. Study drug will be given as continuous IV infusion followed by oral treatment for 13 days. LV pressures and hemodynamic data will be measured prior to and after administration of study drug. In addition, Doppler ECHO,...

The purpose of this study is to compare two methods of postoperative pain management in patients undergoing total knee replacement.

- Main objective is to compare the ability of Latanoprost 0.005% preservative-added ophthalmic solution versus Tafluprost 0.0015% preservative-free ophthalmic solution, both given once a day at the evening, in reducing 24-hour intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and/or ocular hypertension (OHT) at first diagnos...

Notch Inhibitor in Advanced Cancer

Added: 03:12 EDT 27 Aug 2014

The objective of this phase 1 study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of Notch Inhibitor in patients with advanced cancer. This study includes dose escalation and dose confirmation components.

Background and Objectives: Spinal puncture is painful procedure which may cause patient refusal of spinal anesthesia in future surgery. It could be minimized with topical and infiltration local anesthetic or intravenous opioid application before procedure. Objective was efficacy of intravenous fentanyl in alleviating pain during spinal needle insertion. Methods: Prospectiv...

FSGS is an immunologic disorder wherein circulating immune proteins cause damage to the kidneys and progressive injury and scarring. Corticosteroid therapy is occasionally, but not nearly universally, successful in reducing proteinuria, and when patients respond, they have a favorable prognosis. The investigators believe that ACTH therapy (H.P. Acthar Gel) can provide a mor...

Papillary cancer may affect patients of any age,with a good prognosis. Most of young patients may hence procreate as often as the general population.131iodine is an essential tool during treatment of thyroid cancer. According literature data, 131iodine given patients may experience exocrine testicular dysfunction with transient azoospermia, as a significant growing number o...

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 learn about a new potential use for topical timolol 0.5% aqueous solution that may help treat small uncomplicated infantile hemangiomas. This study would examine whether topical timolol could be a potential therapy.

The aim of this study is to determine if stress first pass imaging in conjunction with a nuclear scan will improve the sensitivity for detecting heart disease. This study will also test the usefulness of a nuclear medicine camera, CDLCAM One Pass Angiography system.

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...

Case series of tibial plateau fractures using Norian Drillable.

Hepatitis B is a vaccine preventable infection which can be transmitted through occupational exposure. Approximately 15% of patients will not respond to an initial series of vaccination. Of those re-vaccinated approximately fifty percent will respond. On the basis of poor response to a third series, repeat vaccination is not recommended and non-responders are considered ...

The purpose of this prospective study is to compare pain levels in patients with topical negative pressure (TNP) dressings removed in a standard manner (i.v. or p.o. pain meds) compared to dressings removed after normal saline or lidocaine is injected retrograde up the suction tube into the foam prior to removal. Our null hypothesis is that there will be no difference in ov...

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...

When a patient presents with a thyroid mass, part of the work-up may include a fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). The results of the biopsy then help plan treatment. If the results are benign, the management will typically be to follow the nodule. If the results demonstrate or are suspicious for cancer, such as papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), the treatment is a total ...

Elderly with hip fractures are often fragile and discharged from hospital after few days of hospitalisation. Hip fracture surgery is often associated with blood loss, where the patient is at risk of developing anaemia. A low haemoglobin solution reduces the body's oxygen transport which causes an impaired functional level and strain on vital organs. Acute anaemia is also to...

The purpose of this study is to determine whether mealtime insulin results in better control of blood sugar than a fixed meal dose in hospitalized patients.

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 ...

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