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Cancer Risk in X-Ray Technologists: Second Survey

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute and the University of Minnesota have followed a nationwide cohort of 146,022 radiologic technologists since 1982 (Boice 1992; Doody 1998; Mohan 2003; Sigurdson 2003). This is one of the largest cohorts of medical radiation workers studied to date (Yoshinaga 2003)and the only one with substantial numbers of women (73% female), extensive covariate data, both incident and death outcomes, and estimated occupational radiation doses. The o...

Outpatient Percutaneous Radiologic Gastrostomy in Patients With Head and Neck Tumors

This study intends to evaluate the security and success rate of large bore percutaneous radiologic gastrostomy in patients with head and neck tumors, as a outpatient procedure.

Cancer and Other Disease Risks in U.S. Nuclear Medicine Technologists

Background: The field of nuclear medicine has changed a lot in the past decades. Technology has gotten better, so patients are exposed to less radiation. But now workers are doing procedures more often and using lead aprons less. So they may be exposed to more radiation. This may put them at higher risk for cancers and other health problems that are related to radiation. Researchers want to collect data from technologists to learn more about the risks and appropriate dos...

Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction After Propofol Anesthesia for Noncardiac Surgery

Background: Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) in elderly patients after noncardiac surgery is a common problem. Therefore,this study was designed to assess POCD after closed-loop coadministration of propofol and remifentanil guided by bispectral index in comparison to intravenous anesthesia in elderly patients undergoing major noncardiac surgery. Methods: After approval of the local ethical committee was obtained, 204 patients (American Society of Anesthesiologists ...

Radiologic and Clinical Outcomes of Augmentation in Fragility Intertrochanteric Hip Fracture Treatment

Randomized clinical trial to assess if the use of augmentation in the treatment of fragility intertrochanteric hip fractures improves radiologic and clinical outcomes in patients aged 65 years or older 1 year after surgery

HIV and Stroke Outcomes in Uganda

We will recruit participants from three tertiary care hospitals in Uganda into an observational cohort study of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and HIV-uninfected persons matched for gender and residency, presenting with CT-confirmed stroke. We will collect socio demographic, clinical, laboratory, radiologic, cardiac, and clinical neurologic disease measures to investigate the effect of HIV-infection on 1) clinical and radiologic presentation, 2) risk factor profiles; and 3...

Comparison in Difficult Airway Scenario Induced in Patients With Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA)-Classic™, LMA™ - Flexible and LMA - Proseal™

Supraglottic airway tools, one of the tools used in the management of the difficult airway. American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Difficult Airway Society of the United Kingdom airway management algorithms have included the LMA. In our study investigators aimed to determine which one will show the best performance with supraglottic airway means that LMA - Classic, LMA - Flexible and LMA - ProSeal in patients that difficult airway scenarios created with attaching collar.

Resistance Training in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD): Whole Body Vibration Versus Conventional Resistance Training

Pulmonary rehabilitation has been emerged as a recommended standard of care for patients with chronic lung disease based on a growing body of scientific evidence. A set of evidence-based guidelines were published in American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Since then, the published literature in pulmonary rehabilitation has increased substantially, and other societies have published importa...

Effect of Oxygen in Normoxaemic COPD Patients Who Desaturate During Exercise

In COPD patients with desaturation during exercise, several studies have shown an acute beneficial effect of supplemental oxygen. Therefore, both the British Thoracic Society and the American Thoracic Society guidelines recommend supplemental oxygen to patients who desaturate >4% and to below 88-90%. However, long-term studies have not been able to support this intervention. In this study of COPD patients, who desaturate and participate in a 7-week pulmonary rehabilitation prog...

X-Ray Mammography Standard of Care Protocol

Background: - X-ray mammography is the standard method for breast cancer screening. It is a noninvasive test using x-rays to take pictures of breast tissue and detect any abnormalities. - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center has a breast imaging unit that has been accredited by the American College of Radiology. To maintain accreditation, the unit must recruit a certain number of women to have clinical mammograms each year ...

Efficacy and Safety of Two Glucocorticoid Regimens in the Treatment of Sarcoidosis: a Randomized Controlled Trial

For pulmonary sarcoidosis, the initial dose recommended by the joint statement of the American Thoracic Society (ATS), European Respiratory Society (ERS), and The World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders (WASOG) is 20-40 mg per day.5 The exact dose and duration of treatment for sarcoidosis are unknown.4 We hypothesize that a higher dose of 40 mg per day as compared to a 20 mg/day dose of prednisone will be more effective in preventing post-treatment re...

Is Anesthetic Loss of Consciousness a Top Down or Bottom up Phenomenon. What Does the Neurologic Examination Say?.

Using very slow or fast propofol intravenous injection, monitored using standard American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) standard and SEDLine EEG (Med Tech), the patient was evaluate by a neurologist every 30 sec using the FOUR coma scale.

Parent/Caregiver Conference Attendance Feasibility

This study will assess and evaluate conference attendance feasibility and will gather feedback about preferences and barriers to attendance at the American Society for Nutrition annual conference.

Study to Improve Outcomes for Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury in Latin America

People who survive severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) live with profound cognitive impairments that alter their developmental course and define their future possibilities. Worldwide, TBI is the leading cause of death and disability among children and adolescents (Murgio, 2000). In the United States, the annual incidence of TBI is six times greater than that of multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, spinal cord injury, and breast cancer combined [Centers for Disease Control, American C...

American Ginseng in Treating Patients With Fatigue Caused by Cancer

RATIONALE: American ginseng may reduce fatigue in patients with cancer. It is not yet known whether American ginseng is more effective than a placebo in treating cancer-related fatigue. PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying American ginseng to see how well it works in treating patients with fatigue caused by cancer.

Intensive Blood PRessure Control in Patients With Acute Type B AortIc Dissection

Aortic dissection (AD) aneurysm is a common catastrophic aortic disease in clinical setting. Conservative therapy of heart rate and blood pressure control in the acute phase is the essential treatment as guidelines recommended. Nevertheless, there is no unanimous optimal target for blood pressure in patients with AD so far. The American Heart Association and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society recommend the blood pressure should be controlled to lower than 140/90mmHg, while for...

Retrospective Evaluation of ASIPP Guidelines Implementation

To demonstrate clinically significant improvements in the patients treated following ASIPP guidelines compared to the patients who were treated prior to the establishment of ASIPP guidelines.

HIV Prevention Program for African American Teen Males

The purpose of this study is to test if sexual health interventions can reduce the incidence of STIs among African American teens (15 to 21 years old). By doing this study, we hope to help African American teens improve their condom use skills and encourage them to use condoms more frequently. If the number of STIs in this population can be decreased, the health of African American teen males will greatly improve. We also believe that sexual partners (typically African American...

Dissemination of Prostate Cancer Screening to PCP's in African American Communities

The aims of this project are to adapt and extend the use of academic detailing to the dissemination of prostate cancer (CaP) screening findings to primary care physicians practicing in African American communities. The objectives of this study are: 1. To test the hypothesis that a community physician-based educational intervention (multi-component academic detailing, including an interactive, digitized, web-based program for informed decision-making about prostate cancer, and...

Preoperative Nutritional Support in Malnutritional Cancer Patients

Malnutrition patients are known to have more postoperative complications and mortality. And most of hepatobiliary-pancreatic cancer surgeries accompany high postoperative morbidity and mortality rate. Therefore for the malnourished patients anticipating major surgery, preoperative nutritional support is recommended according to the ASPEN (American society of parenteral and enteral nutrition) and ESPEN (European society of parenteral and enteral nutrition) guideline. However the...

Assessment of the Impact of RNA Genomic Profile on Treatment Decision-making in HER2 Equivocal Breast Cancer Patients

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the /College of American Pathologists (CAP) recommend that HER2 status (negative or positive) must be determined in all patients with invasive breast cancer. The knowledge of HER2 status will help the oncologist in prescribing or not a HER2-targeted therapy to patients. Presently, two main methods are used to assess HER2 status: immunohistochemistry (IHC, protein expression) and in situ hybridization (ISH, gene expression) in...

Mobile Phone Intervention for Physical Activity Maintenance in African American Men (MobileMen)

African American men are at risk of developing chronic disease partly due to low levels of regular physical activity. Studies have been effective in increasing physical activity levels in African American men; however for the health benefits of exercise to be maintained continued physical activity is necessary. The purpose of the current study is to develop a mobile phone application for African American men that will help them maintain their physical activity levels.

Ziprasidone for Severe Conduct and Other Disruptive Behavior Disorders

To investigate and compare the efficacy, safety and tolerability of ziprasidone versus placebo in the treatment of conduct disorder (CD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and disruptive behavior disorder not otherwise specified (DBD-NOS) of older children and adolescents in an outpatient setting. Conduct and other behavior disorders are some of the most common forms of psychopathology in children and adolescents. The main characteristic of these disorders is a repetitive an...

Does the HPV Vaccine Cause the Same Response in Adolescent Kidney and Liver Transplant Patients as in Healthy Controls?

The purpose of the study is to understand if children with liver and kidney transplants develop the antibodies from the Gardasil vaccine. The Gardasil vaccine protects against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) types 16 and 18, which cause most types of cancers of the cervix, vagina and vulva. It also protects against Human Papilloma Virus types 6 and 11, which cause genital warts in some people. Gardasil has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and is recommended for gi...

Laryngeal Mask Insertion Conditions And Hemodynamic Effects

This interventional double-blind, randomized trial has included120 children of American Society of Anesthesiologist (ASA) physical status I or II aged between 1and 8 years of either sex, scheduled for outpatient minor surgery under general anesthesia.This study examined whether co-induction with ketamine-propofol enhance laryngeal mask airway (LMA) insertion conditions and preserve hemodynamic state in patients.

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