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Biopsies of the outer thigh muscle and serum samples will be collected from untreated healthy subjects. These biological samples will be provided to the Diabetes Research Unit Translational Biomarker Laboratory for use in developing and validating human muscle malonyl CoA and serum malonate biomarker assays.
This non-drug method study was terminated on November 19, 2009. The decision to terminate was based on safety concerns (biopsy-related pain) observed in the first set of subjects.
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Pfizer Investigational Site
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:21-0400
No previous studies have compared the association between muscle thickness (MT) and muscle cross-sectional area (CSA) in healthy volunteers. The main aim of this study is to investigate th...
The current project was designed to examine dynamic changes in muscle wasting during sepsis. Researchers will focus the mitochondrial dysfunction of muscle cells and investigate the role o...
Respiratory muscle dysfunction in critically ill patients is associated with elevated morbidity, including prolonged weaning from mechanical ventilation. The causes for respiratory muscle ...
This is a human pilot study of 16 healthy BCG-naïve volunteers to quantify BCG from the BCG vaccination site. Volunteers will be vaccinated with BCG. The first 8 will go on to have a punc...
Ertapenem is an antibiotic that is highly bound to plasma protein (> 95%). The effects of this high protein binding on tissue distribution of antibiotics have been few evaluated yet. In t...
Muscle pain syndromes are extremely frequent cause of chronic disability, and a muscle biopsy is often performed to achieve a diagnosis when myalgia has a myopatic origin. Instead, the role of muscle ...
ACE-083 is a locally acting follistatin-based therapeutic that binds myostatin and other muscle regulators and has been shown to increase muscle mass and force in neuromuscular disease mouse models. T...
Alpha-2 agonists are direct peripheral vasoconstrictors by activation of vascular smooth muscle alpha-2 adrenoceptors. The impact of this response during dexmedetomidine infusion remains poorly quanti...
The pharmacokinetics (PK) of β-lactam antibiotics in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients has been compared with that in healthy volunteers for over four decades; however, no quantitative models exist that ...
To review the distribution of pathology in extraocular muscle (EOM) biopsies performed at a tertiary orbital centre, identify clinical and imaging features which are associated with benign or malignan...
Persons with no known significant health problems who are recruited to participate in research to test a new drug, device, or intervention as controls for a patient group. (from http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/recruit/volunteers.html, accessed 2/14/2013)
Conducting a biopsy procedure with the aid of a MEDICAL IMAGING modality.
Hospital or other institutional ethics committees established to consider the ethical dimensions of patient care. Distinguish from ETHICS COMMITTEES, RESEARCH, which are established to monitor the welfare of patients or healthy volunteers participating in research studies.
Human experimentation that is not intended to benefit the subjects on whom it is performed. Phase I drug studies (CLINICAL TRIALS, PHASE I AS TOPIC) and research involving healthy volunteers are examples of nontherapeutic human experimentation.
An inherited congenital myopathic condition characterized by weakness and hypotonia in infancy and delayed motor development. Muscle biopsy reveals a condensation of myofibrils and myofibrillar material in the central portion of each muscle fiber. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1452)
Arthritis Fibromyalgia Gout Lupus Rheumatic Rheumatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of disease involving joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments and associated structures (Oxford Medical Diction...
Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...
Biological therapy involves the use of living organisms, substances derived from living organisms, or laboratory-produced versions of such substances to treat disease. Some biological therapies for cancer use vaccines or bacteria to stimulate the body&rs...