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Tension of THERABAND® Kinesiology Tape on Shoulder Pain

The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of standard tension of Thera-Band® Kinesiological Tape (TB-KT) application versus varied tension on shoulder pain, disability, and recovery speed during an in-office rehabilitative program. A convenience sample size of 38 new patients with current shoulder pain will be recruited for this study. The outcome measures will include the Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) and the Penn Shoulder Score (PENN). After completing t...

Effectiveness of School-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Preventing Depression in Young Adolescents

This study will evaluate the effectiveness of the Penn Resiliency Program, a school-based cognitive behavioral depression prevention program for young adolescents.

Penn Uterine Transplantation for Uterine Factor Infertility Trial

Options for childbearing are limited for the thousands of women in the United States who suffer from absolute uterine factor infertility. Uterine transplantation is an emerging treatment that provides hope for these individuals. In the Penn UNTIL trial, the investigators propose to successfully achieve live birth after uterus transplantation from deceased donors. The investigators plan to transplant five women who will ultimately undergo embryo transfer, pregnancy, delivery, a...

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.

Using an End-of-life Conversation Game to Engage Underserved Communities in Advance Care Planning

This project project will provide an effective, evidence-based intervention for advance care planning (ACP) to 50 underserved U.S. communities or those with poor access to healthcare systems due to economic, cultural or other barriers. The project will also examine 15 of the 50 communities to learn about the unique needs of African American communities in regards to ACP and to assess the intervention with this population. The team includes the Hospice Foundation of America and ...

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...

Penn State Hershey Sitting and Health Study

The purpose of this study is to: (a) evaluate if a desk-based elliptical device can help employees to increase their daily physical activity without compromising work productivity; and (b) evaluate the effects of different types of incentives for pedaling the desk-based elliptical device on employees' pedaling quantity over a one-month intervention period. The study will involve placing a compact elliptical device (provided at no cost by the research team) under employee's desk...

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.

Penn State ProduceRx: Prescribing Produce to Impact Long-term Health Outcomes for Patients

To provide "prescriptions" for weekly Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes of fruits and vegetables to patients, accompanied by nutritional education (e.g. printed newsletters and YouTube videos), and evaluate benefits for participants by exploring commitment to the program, opinions about healthy eating, retention of nutrition and food preparation knowledge, overall takeaway from the program, as well as self-assessment of health status. To establish the overall feasibi...

Imaging FDG Flare in Melanoma

Up to 35 adult patients with metastatic melanoma will be enrolled in this study with a target enrollment of 30 evaluable subjects who complete the baseline and an approximately 3 week FDG PET/CT scans, they may also complete an FDG PET/CT after 10 weeks of pembrolizumab therapy. Subjects may also be a part of the Penn Melanoma Tissue Collection Program and then will be asked to have one additional tumor biopsy and one additional blood draw for the purposes of this imaging study...

Phase I Pharmacokinetic Interaction Study of Efavirenz and American Ginseng in Healthy Volunteers

This is a 4-week sequential drug interaction study to measure the effects of American ginseng on efavirenz pharmacokinetics using steady-state 24-hour AUC and Cmax as the primary comparison measures in healthy male volunteers. Efavirenz Cmin, T1/2, tmax, and clearance will also be assessed as secondary outcome measures. This study is a phase I, prospective, within-subject, fixed-order, two-period, multiple dose, open label, drug interaction study, to determine the stead-state p...

Indirect Calorimetry Usage and Effect in Ventilator-free Days and Muscle Thickness in Septic Ventilated Patients

Patients admitted to the ICU with diagnosis of sepsis and requiring mechanical ventilation for at least 24-hours and receiving enteral or parenteral nutrition will be prospectively randomized to one of two arms. Patients allocated to the estimated energy expenditure group will receive nutrition with caloric intake calculated based on the Penn State equation. Patients randomized to the measured group will receive nutrition with caloric intake calculated based on IC measurement p...

Evaluating the Link Between Neighborhood Environments and Obesity Among African American Women

African American women have higher rates of obesity than women of any other racial or ethnic group in the United States. Obesity can have many causes, including genetic and environmental factors. This study will examine how neighborhood environments influence the occurrence of obesity among African American women.

Black Men Evolving Behavioral HIV Prevention Intervention for Black MSM

B-ME is a research intervention study designed to address the needs of African American men who have sex with men (AAMSM) who are at high risk for HIV. The intent of the intervention is to decrease HIV risk behaviors among African American MSM using an intervention developed by and for African American MSM. The hypothesis guiding this study is: that participants who complete B-ME intervention will report greater reductions in sexual risk behaviors than the standard of care com...

HIV Symptom Management Program for African American Mothers

African American mothers infected with HIV face unique challenges in management of their disease. The goal of this study was to determine the effectiveness of an HIV self-care and symptom management program designed to help low-income African American mothers with HIV.

Preventing Substance Use and Risky Behavior Among Rural African American Youth

The Rural African American Families Health (RAAFH) Project is a federally funded research study designed to evaluate the effectiveness two prevention programs designed for rural African American families. One program, FUEL, helps teens develop lifestyles that prevent health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and being overweight. This program deals with diet and exercise, the influence of TV and magazines on eating habits, and handling stress. The second program, the Str...

Envarsus XR in African American Renal Transplant Recipients

The purpose of this study is to collect data prospectively on African American patients who are taking the immunosuppressant Envarsus post kidney transplant. We are looking to see if African American renal transplant recipients that receive Envarsus will have less tubular injury and calcenurin inhibitor toxicity compared with patients that receive tacrolimus IR. African americans have the higher rates of CYP3A5 which is associated with the need of higher tacrolimus dose to ach...

ATM Variants in Radiotherapy Patients

The purpose of this study is to compare the baseline incidence of variant alleles in the ATM and/or other DNA repair genes present in the Native American population versus the non-Native American population. It is thought that a higher baseline incidence of the variant alleles in the ATM gene may correlate to higher rates and higher grades of radiation toxicities noted in the Native American population.

Tobacco Use Among Arab American Youth

Michigan has the 10th highest smoking rate in the nation. Smoking rates are also very high in the Middle East and in Arab American families. The purpose of this study is to learn about tobacco use in Michigan Arab American youth ages 14 to 18. The study will evaluate why some young people start smoking and others do not. The study will also test an educational program designed to encourage young people to either quit tobacco use or to avoid it.

Likely Use of PrEP for African American YMSM

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), in the form of the anti-retroviral pill Truvada©, has been approved by the FDA as a method for reducing HIV transmission rates in the population, particularly young men who have sex with men (YMSM). This study will use a qualitative design to interview 20-30, HIV-negative, 16-24 year old African American YMSM to: 1) identify and understand African American YMSM's, aged 16-24, cognitive and emotional processes in response to using PrEP to re...

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Metabolic and Therapeutic Effects of American and Korean Red Ginseng in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

The study is a 2 phase double blind randomized placebo control trial. The objective is to asses the metabolic and therapeutic effects of American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) extract and Korean Red Ginseng (steamed Panax C.A. Meyer) extract in the management of type 2 diabetes in a 12 week period. One Hundred and twenty subjects with type 2 diabetes (hyperglycemia key inclusion criteria: HbAlc≥6.5% - ≤ 8.1% ) will participate in the study (36 men and 36 post-menopausal ...

Genetic Counseling in African American Women

The objectives of this study are to develop a Culturally Tailored Genetic (CTGC) protocol for African American women and evaluate its impact on decision making and satisfaction about BRCA1/2 testing, quality of life, and cancer control practices compared to Standard Genetic Counseling (SGC). A secondary objective of this study is to identify African American women who are most and least likely to benefit from CTGC vs. SGC.

Konjac-Glucomannan Fibre Blend and American Ginseng in Type 2 Diabetes

The purpose of this study was to determine whether the co-administration of a konjac-glucomannan fibre blend and American ginseng in a randomized, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial can improve diabetes management.

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program Aimed at African American Women (The HHER Lifestyle Program)

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a serious health problem among African American women. This study will evaluate a health care center-based program that aims to encourage African American women to eat a low fat diet and increase their physical activity levels to reduce the risk of developing CVD.

A Phase II Biomarker Trial of Gelatin Encapsulated Extract of American Ginseng Root (LEAG) in Breast Cancer

This study was designed to explore the changes brought about by gelatin encapsulated extract of American Ginseng Root (LEAG) in breast cancer tumors and surrounding normal breast epithelial cells. Various tumor biomarkers, as well as inflammatory mediators, will be examined in tissue following LEAG treatment.

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