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06:53 EST 25th February 2018 | BioPortfolio

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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...

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...

The purpose of this study is determine if performing endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) in addition to standard endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) can increase the precision and accuracy of staging esophageal cancer in comparison to EUS alone. The expectation is that EBUS can be used to biopsy lymph nodes that: (1) because of their position in the mediastinum would be inaccessible to...

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...

- Objective: - To compare the rate and extent of absorption of Citalopram Hydrobromide Tablets 40 mg: Test Product: Citalopram Hydrobromide Tablets 40 mg manufactured by Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited, India Reference Product: CelexaTM Tablets 40 mg (Reference Listed Drug) manufactured by Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc., Missouri ...

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

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the additional nutrition support is improving the nutritional status of patients suffering cancer caxechia or not.

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that can result in mild to severe anemia. People with thalassemia often experience pain, but the exact sources and prevalence of pain remain unknown. This study will examine the prevalence and severity of pain in people with thalassemia who are treated with regular blood transfusions and people with thalassemia who are not treated ...

Papilledema is defined as swelling of the optic nerves often due to increased intracranial pressure. When present, it often indicates life-threatening lesions of the brain such as tumors, abscesses, meningitis, encephalitis, venous sinus obstruction or intracranial hemorrhage. A similar clinical picture can also be caused by other conditions such as malignant hypertension, ...

Computed tomography (CT) scan using intravenous contrast (CT IV) as the sole type of contrast material, was studied as one method of evaluating children with suspected appendicitis. We felt that this technique could provide physicians with a faster and better-tolerated alternative to CT imaging which involves patients drinking oral contrast or needing rectal contrast admin...

- 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 University of North Carolina Department of Dermatology is conducting a clinical trial to evaluate a drug called cantharidin in the treatment of molluscum contagiosum. Molluscum is a common dermatologic disorder caused by a poxvirus. Molluscum typically presents with many flesh-colored bumps on the skin. It goes away on its own, though can last several months to sever...

Escitalopram has been claimed to have the highest selectivity for the human serotonin transporter relative to the noradrenaline or dopamine transporters. This might be associated with greater clinical efficacy. Most adverse events reported by escitalopram-treated patients are mild and transient. In this study, we compare escitalopram with placebo in the treatment of PE.

The aim of the study is to study the risk of colorectal cancer and polyps in people older than 80 years compared to the younger age group. The researchers hypothesized that colonoscopy in older people is likely to have more complications without detection of a significant number of large polyps and cancer.

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 is determine if oral N-acetylcysteine is effective in lowering homocysteine in individuals with homocystinuria.

The aim of this study is to determine if therapy with the aldosterone antagonist, Eplerenone, is associated with improved remodeling of the left ventricle in patients with cardiomyopathy. We will determine if any benefit to cardiac remodeling is associated with improved clinical outcomes, including improved exercise capacity and reduced incidence of major adverse cardiac ev...

Colonoscopy is usually associated with coiling ("looping") of the colonoscope (instrument used for the procedure) in parts of the bowel. This is the main reason for patient discomfort and lengthens the duration of the procedure. Minimizing the coiling of the colonoscope would decrease the duration, and improve the efficiency and tolerability of the procedure and have a posi...

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...

Oral Misoprostol Before Endometrial Biopsy

Added: 03:49 EDT 27 Aug 2014

An endometrial biopsy involves a thin tube being passed through the cervix (opening of the uterus) to obtain a sample of the lining of the uterus. Sometimes there may be discomfort with this procedure especially if the cervix is not dilated or opened. Previous research has suggested that taking a drug called misoprostol may help the cervix to start to dilate or open. This s...

The purpose of this study is to investigate, by means of a temporary sympathetic nerve block, the involvement of the sympathetic nervous system in Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS). This study may also result in a new therapeutic approach for male CPPS.

Brain metastases occur when cancer cells from the initial tumour site (for example, lung or breast) spread to the brain. This develops in approximately 10% - 30% of adults with cancer. They can produce different complaints related to their effect on brain functioning, decrease in a person’s ability to carry on with their usual activities, a reduction in the quality of li...

Swelling of the prostate can occur during and after a brachytherapy. This swelling can cause urinary problems ranging from difficulty voiding to urinary retention. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether Mobicox started one week before brachytherapy and then continued afterwards is more effective in reducing the risk of needing a catheter than Mobicox given only...

The primary objective is to compare effectiveness of ziprasidone treatment to current treatments (haloperidol, olanzapine or risperidone) measured by change in Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) scores versus baseline

This study is for patients with newly diagnosed or relapsed multiple myeloma. The main purpose of this study is to see how their disease responds to consolidation treatment (treatment aimed at further decreasing cancer cells) with a radioactive antibody (protein) called iodine I 131 tositumomab (known by the tradename Bexxar®) and also to look at the side effects which oc...

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as irinotecan and temozolomide, work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Temozolomide may help irinotecan kill more tumor cells by making them more sensitive to the drug. Cefixime may be effective in preventing diarrhea that is caused by treatment with irinotecan. PURPOSE: This p...

The purpose of this trial is to compare the effectiveness of early surgical intervention for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy to continued treatment with antiepileptic drugs.

This study will examine whether high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is safe and effective for treating cerebellar ataxia-degeneration of the cerebellum, the part of the brain responsible for coordinating muscle movements and balance. The disease causes a slowly progressive impairment of speech and balance, with patients often developing slurred speech, tremor, clums...

The implantable feet stimulator proposes to correct the feet's STEPPAGE observed after central nervous system's injury such as hemiplegia secondary to stroke. It aims to improve the patient's walking floor by removing the STEPPAGE, reducing the effort of walking, facilitating the flow and removing anomalies compensatory (such as the mowing of the hip). Its objective is to i...

Prospective Randomized double-blind controlled trial comparing the healing rate, infection rate, pain score, ease of care and scar formation of Banana leaf dressing versus hydrocolloid dressing.

18F-FluoroethylCholine (18F-FECH) is a new tracer used in PET synthesized by Nuclear Medical Center of Peking Union Medical College Hospital and is favored for diagnosis of primary brain tumor. Although 18F-FECH showed a high presence of biological distribution in liver, 18F-FECH PET may have a higher sensitivity in diagnosis of intra- and extra-hepatic lesions of HCC respe...

Fructose and Fructans in IBS

Added: 20:08 EDT 17 Oct 2014

The purpose of the study is to investigate if patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) who also report bloating are more likely to report clinically important gastrointestinal symptoms after consuming fructose or fructans than after consuming glucose. We will also use MRI imaging to investigate the mechanisms by which those symptoms might be caused. We will also study ...

Dysfunctions of the lower urinary tract are non-motor symptoms common engines in Parkinson's disease (PD). Urodynamic changes in PD include overactive bladder (OB), characterized by urgency with or without urge incontinence , usually with frequency and nocturia . The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and effectiveness of the treatment of OB in patients with PD w...

The purpose of this study is to identify whether Pentax AWS videolaryngoscope would be a more effective device compared to flexible fibreoptic scope (FOS) for awake intubation in a difficult airway.

CVXL-0107 a glutamate release inhibitor, has shown evidence of antiparkinsonian and antidyskinetic activity in a macaque model and has shown a significant effect on the UPDRS-III (Movement Disorder Society - Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale) while "ON", as well as an increase of "ON-time" without dyskinesia or without troublesome dyskinesia in a previous phase 2a pr...

This prospective study will enroll up to 330 men with PSA-persistent or PSA-recurrent prostate cancer after curative-intent primary therapy and negative or equivocal findings on standard-of-care imaging. Consenting participants will be imaged with 18F-fluciclovine PET/CT. Site clinicians will manage study subjects per standard practices and will document any change in treat...

The investigators plan to test an innovative, home-based, short duration, high intensity exercise program designed for application in the immediate post-hospitalization period in older Veterans. Preliminary data suggest a more intensive approach to physical therapy in older adults after hospitalization is safe and maximizes mobility more than usual care. The Veterans partic...

The purpose of this study is to evaluate in a step-wise approach the disease drug-drug interaction (DDI) potential for vedolizumab to indirectly affect the exposure of cytochrome P-450 (CYP) substrate drugs by modulating pro-inflammatory cytokines in participants with ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn's disease (CD) who are treated with vedolizumab.

The primary objective of this study is to determine the safety and tolerability of SPI-1005 treatment in CF patients with active pulmonary exacerbation that are receiving an IV course of tobramycin, using histories, physical exams, vital signs (VS), adverse event (AE) reporting, hematology (CBC) chemistry (Chem-20). The secondary objectives of this study are to determine t...

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of ISIS 449884 (ISIS-GCGRRX) on Hepatic Lipid and Glycogen Content in patients with Type 2 Diabetes being treated with Metformin.

Patients infected with H. pylori were randomly assigned to the dual therapy with vonoprazan 20 mg bid and amoxicillin 500 mg tid for 1 week or the triple therapy with vonoprazan 20 mg bid, amoxicillin 750 mg bid and clarithromycin 200 mg or metronidazole 250 mg bid bid for 1 week. Success or failure of eradication was determined by the 13C-urea breath test performed at 1 mo...

Developing a Standardized Learning Curve

Added: 00:38 EDT 14 Jul 2016

The nurses were learned the theoretical and practical skills previously during their studentship period. The procedures will be the first time the nurses wanted to perform in ICU. All clinical situations including patient, procedure, and shift will be similar for nurses. The end point will be reaching to the 95 score of learning curve. The reason for selection less than 5 p...

The patients admitted in hospital who had midline catheter inserted in upper limb are followed-up for the presence of complications related to catheter introductions. The symptoms and signs of upper limb thrombosis are recorded. The diagnosis is confirmed by sonography examination. In the selected group of asymptomatic patients sonography examination is done 8 to 10 days af...

FES is a common and established method in the rehabilitation of persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). Some known effects of FES were investigated in several studies e.g. avoiding disuse and denervation atrophy, improving muscle force, power output and endurance changing muscle fibre type, increasing cross sectional area of muscle, increasing muscle mass, activation of nerv...

Background: Dry eye disease (DED) is a common condition causing burden on visual function and reducing quality of life. Corticosteroids and/or cyclosporine eye drops are able to improve DED symptoms, however, side effects of immune suppression and cost lead patients often to suspend treatment. Consequently, is important to identify therapies alleviating DED symptoms. We per...

GSK3036656 is being developed by GSK for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). This is the FTIH study for GSK3036656 to evaluate the safety, tolerability and PK of single ascending and repeat oral doses of GSK3036656 in healthy adult subjects. The results of this study are intended to be used to identify appropriate and well-tolerated doses of GSK3036656 to be used in further...

This is Phase 1b/2 study to investigate the safety and effectiveness of the investigational drug, cirmtuzumab, when given in combination with ibrutinib in patients with B-cell lymphoid malignancies. Cirmtuzumab is a monoclonal antibody that attaches to a protein (called ROR 1) that is found on hematologic tumor cells. ROR1 has been shown to play a role in cell signaling tha...

Administration of intravascular (IV) fluid is the most common emergency department (ED) procedure. IV fluids are integral to increasing effective blood volume and ensuring organ perfusion in patients with volume depletion and dehydration. There are many options of IV fluids providers can use when treating ED patients. Surveys show physicians do not cite an evidence-based re...

Metacognition is the ability to introspect and report one's own mental states, or in other words to know how much one knows [1]. It allows us to form a sense of confidence about decisions we make in daily life, so we can commit to one option if our confidence is high, or seek for more evidence before commitment if our confidence is low [2]. Although this function is crucial...

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