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The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of the South Beach Diet and products compared to the American Diabetic Association Diabetes Meal Plan.
The overall purpose of this project is to evaluate a family-centered intervention (the Family Talk Intervention, by W. Beardslee) in families where a parent of children aged 6-19 years is seriously ill and cared for in specialized homecare. The aims of the intervention are to increase family communication, the families' awareness of the impending death and their knowledge about the cancer illness, and thereby reduce the family members' long-term psychological distress.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a Mediterranean style diet, enriched in monounsaturated and omega-3 fats, is superior to the American Heart Association Step 2 diet, a traditional low fat diet, for improving rates of survival and cardiovascular complications in persons who have had a first myocardial infarction (heart attack).
The primary objective is: - To compare the efficacy of the association valproate-amisulpride (400 to 800 mg/day) to the association valproate-haloperidol (5 to 15 mg/day) in bipolar I patients suffering from a manic episode according to DSM IV TR (American Psychiatric Association [APA] 2000) and treated for a 3-month period. The secondary objectives are: - To evaluate the clinical and biological safety of the association valproate-amisulpride ...
This study will assess whether alternative, high phytoestrogen dietary interventions result in favorable effects on biological parameters that have been associated with hormone-dependent cancers, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis.
Performing a phenome-wide association study (PheWAS) identifying clinical diagnoses associated with a polygenic predictor of Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels identified by a previously published genome-wide association study (GWAS). PheWAS will be applied in an electronic-health-record (EHR) cohort including North American (n: 37,154) and European participants using 1,318 phenotypes.
Most older adults want to stay at home for as long as possible. To reach this aim it is important to maintain their mobility and self-care abilities. However, many older adults are at risk to lose their abilities, as they have an inactive lifestyle. In this study, homecare professionals learn to motivate their clients to be more active in daily and physical activities. Examples of these activities are washing and dressing, household chores or going for a walk. The primar...
This study is a prospective cluster randomized trial testing a systems-level strategy to implement current American Heart Association hypertension guidelines in African American communities at risk for cardiovascular related health disparities. The trial will take place within an integrated health system serving Detroit and will assess blood pressure control over one year's time.
The 2006 American Heart Association / American Stroke Association Council on Stroke Guidelines for Prevention of Stroke in Patients With Ischemic Stroke or Transient Ischemic recommended that patients with cryptogenic stroke take antithrombotic drugs (i.e. aspirin) in order to prevent a second stroke. When a stroke patient is found to have atrial fibrillation (AF), the guidelines recommend oral anticoagulation due to its superior efficacy over aspirin for stroke prevention. Phy...
This pilot study will examine the effectiveness of vitamin D supplementation on reducing blood pressure and improving endothelial function. Premenopausal African American women will be recruited. Potential subjects will have systolic and diastolic blood pressure measured following the American Heart Association Blood Pressure Guidelines. Any individual with an average blood pressure > 140/90 mmHg will be referred to their personal physician for follow up. Participants with b...
A 12-week, randomized nutrition intervention for the reduction of cardiovascular disease risk factors in a high-risk population in the southeastern United States. The primary objective of this pilot study was to assess the efficacy of a Mediterranean diet intervention (education + extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) and mixed nut supplementation) versus that of an American Heart Association (AHA) nutrition intervention (education) on serum blood lipid levels as markers for cardiovasc...
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.
- Various studies suggest that patients treated with Olanzapine can experience a substantial weight gain, while no changes have been observed in patients treated with Ziprasidone. Negative consequences on lipid and glucose profiles have also been observed in patients treated with Olanzapine. Most of the available data belong to short-term studies. However, for most clinical trials the primary variable was an efficacy variable, and included the weight a...
Thyroid nodules are a very common clinical problem with prevalence of up to 68% in adults on high-resolution ultrasound .Ultrasound used in order to differentiate between benign and malignant lesion in the thyroid has shown sensitivity of 93.8% and specificity of 66% and US guided ( Fine needle aspiration ) FNA is known to be the test of choice in order to determine the nodules nature . Four to 6.5 % of all nodules are malignant .There are several guidelines that were suggested...
In order to bridge the great gaps, Chinese Stroke Association (CSA) and American Heart Association (AHA) sought to develop, conduct, and assess a multifaceted quality improvement intervention to increase the adherent rate of IV tPA and ET and improve 3-month clinical outcomes for these patients through our cluster-randomized stepped-wedge IMPROVE: Stroke in China trial.
Hypothesis : At hospital discharge for home, the medical prescription of ONS according to the official criteria of SSNC and the legal regulations (completed prescription according to health's insurance and homecare delivery) dictates the compliance of the patient and the reimbursement of the ONS.
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...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of a social media and text-message-delivered, Social Cognitive Theory-based, culturally relevant intervention designed to promote physical activity among African American women. An 8-week, 2-arm randomized trial will be implemented. Arm 1 will receive a culturally-relevant, technology-based physical activity intervention delivered via Facebook and text messages. Arm 2 (Comparison Group) will receive a standard print-base...
This is a research project about services provided to African American patients with glaucoma. The goal of the project is to improve communication between providers and African-American patients about glaucoma.
An estimated 47 million adult Americans smoke. The American Lung Association has launched a reactive telephone help line to assist in smoking cessation. The proposed study will evaluate its effectiveness in a randomized controlled trial design involving active smokers who call this helpline. Eligible callers will be randomized into two groups: those who receive self-help literature only (i.e. control group) and those who receive additional reactive telephone counseling (i.e. st...
Approximately 35,000 seniors in Canada suffer a hip fracture each year. Hip fractures can affect a person's health, well-being and autonomy. Personal costs of these fractures are high, with as many as 50% of patients being unable to return their pre-fracture level of autonomy. Homecare and community services provide customary rehabilitation support immediately following discharge from acute-care, though this contribution can be limited by lack of resources. For those pat...
The study is designed to develop and evaluate a physical activity promotion program among elderly African Americans with a long-term goal of reducing risk of Alzheimer's disease. The motivation for this study is that previous exercise interventions have improved cognitive function in older adults with and without cognitive impairments, but these studies were largely conducted without substantial African American representation. Due to genetic and environmental differences betwe...
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.
Background: Terminal patients are often unable to swallow and need medications to control symptoms. In these cases medications are administered continuously and subcutaneously by a syringe driver. A syringe driver is an expensive and sophisticated equipment to operate. Hypodermoclysis is a useful and easy alternative used in the homecare setting for hydration. Objectives: 1. To assess the level of symptoms control by the administration of morphine, metocloprami...
The investigators' primary objective is to identify common and rare mutations in the filaggrin gene in African American patients with a diagnosis of atopic dermatitis and ichthyosis vulgaris. Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a common, chronic, relapsing and remitting problem in many children and affects 10-20% of the pediatric population. Itch is a predominant feature of this disease and is quite disruptive to daily activities of life. In addition to itch, it is characterized b...