- Diabetic Neuropathies
- Gastrointestinal Diseases
- HIV Infections
- Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type I
- Ovarian Stimulation
- Healthy Students
- Non-cancer Affected Volunteers
- Breast Cancer
- Non Resectable Metastasis
- Bladder, Neurogenic
- Non-Germinal B-Cell-like (GCB) Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma (DLBCL)
- Locally Advanced Non Small-Cell Lung Canger
- Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
- Non-melanoma Skin Cancer
- Neisseria Gonorrhoeae
- Non-cancer Pain
- Acral Melanoma
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The hypothesis of this study is that topical cervical and intra-cervical lidocaine will decrease pain associated with the insertion of a Mirena® (levonorgestrel intrauterine device). 1. Primary Aim- Determine if topical lidocaine intra-cervically and on the cervix decreases [more...] the pain associated with insertion of a Mirena® (levonorgestrel intrauterine device).
Status: Recruiting Start Date: August 2010 Completion Date: December 2012
Rates of cigarette smoking in the military are high. Tobacco telephone quit lines are telephone-based services that provide information and guidance to people who want to quit smoking. This study will evaluate the effectiveness of a tobacco quit line program, in [more...] addition to nicotine replacement patches, at helping people in the military quit smoking cigarettes.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: April 2008 Completion Date: April 2013
Foundations for Health is a 12-week behavioral weight loss interventions primarily conducted via the internet aimed at helping overweight and obese young adults (ages 18-30) lose weight by increasing physical activity, decreasing the energy density of the diet, and increasing [more...] consumption of low energy dense self-made meals by providing culinary training skills.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: February 2011 Completion Date: December 2011
1. The use of LMWH following open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures will reduce the number of thrombi formed. 2. The rates of clinically significant DVT will be equivalent between two groups.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: February 2010 Completion Date: December 2013
The prevalence of tobacco use in the military is too high. This study is designed to take advantage of the 8.5 weeks of forced tobacco cessation during Basic Military Training and develop effective interventions to prevent tobacco relapse. [more...] Hypotheses or Research Questions: - Are there differences in the rate of relapse between three groups participating in a tobacco abstinence maintenance intervention? - Do the tobacco abstinence maintenance interventions delay relapse?
Status: Recruiting Start Date: May 2011 Completion Date: January 2015
The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not energy and macronutrient intake changes when comparing habitually active and habitually sedentary college-aged males in two different sessions of one resting and one exercise.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: November 2008 Completion Date: August 2009
Infants less than 2 years old who have been newly diagnosed with problems swallowing will have pulmonary function tests performed to try to detect the presence of chronic lung disease. Six months later after the infants have received appropriate therapy for their [more...] swallowing problems, pulmonary function tests will be performed again to see if there has been any change in their chronic lung disease.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: August 2008 Completion Date: December 2011
In 2007 the Expert Committee published recommendations on the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. These recommendations outlined four interventions intended for advancement based on the child's age, body mass index (BMI), and response to treatment. The [more...] initial stage, Prevention Plus, is to be implemented in the primary care setting and focuses on primary care providers monitoring growth monthly and delivering intervention messages that target dietary and leisure-time behaviors that most contribute to energy imbalance in children. Little research has evaluated the efficacy of these recommendations. Thus the primary goal of the proposed pilot study is to test the feasibility of the Prevention Plus stage for treating childhood overweight and obesity in a primary care setting. As the cost of interventions is a large barrier to the translation of evidence-based research into primary care settings, a second goal of the project is to evaluate program cost-effectiveness.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: April 2011 Completion Date: March 2012
The objective of this study is to determine the independent and combined effects of weight status and the level of dietary restraint on the relationship between package unit size and food intake.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: June 2011 Completion Date: November 2012
With the growing incidence of MRSA in the hospital and community setting it would be hypothesized that Vancomycin would decrease the risk of infection in patients requiring surgical treatment of closed fracture as compared to Cefazolin.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: February 2010 Completion Date: February 2013
Acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are devastating disorders associated with lung inflammation, low oxygen levels and respiratory failure in children. Prevalence of ALI ranges from 2.2 to 12 per 100,000 children per year. Using [more...] these estimates, up to 9,000 children each year will develop ALI/ARDS, which may cause upto 2,000 deaths per year. Currently, there are no specific therapies directed against ARDS/ALI in children. In adult patients, use of steroids early in the course of ARDS appears promising. There are no published clinical trials examining the use of steroids for the treatment of ALI/ARDS in children. Hypothesis: Subjects with ALI/ARDS receiving steroids early in the course of disease (within 72 hours) and longer than 7 days will have improved clinical outcomes as compared to placebo control group as defined by (a) a decreased duration of mechanical ventilation and (b) significantly increased PaO2/FiO2 ratios.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: October 2010 Completion Date: December 2012
The purpose of the study is to determine the capability of a radiolabeled amyloid-reactive monoclonal antibody to document the presence and distribution of amyloid deposits by PET/CT imaging in patients with AL amyloidosis.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: December 2008 Completion Date: March 2012
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), although uncommon, is a devastating and insidiously progressive liver disease, resulting from advancing inflammation, fibrosis and obliteration of the bile ducts in the liver, leading to cirrhosis and end-stage liver disease. Although prognosis in children [more...] may be somewhat better than that of adults, approximately one third of pediatric patients require transplantation by adulthood. Other than transplantation, there is to date no therapy conclusively proven to improve the long-term outcome. Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) improves biochemical markers of liver disease, although in high doses does not clearly improve the long-term outcome in adults, and in a recent study may have actually worsened outcome. Childhood PSC is different from that of adult PSC in many ways, and children may derive more short-term, as well as long-term, benefit than adults. This unique multicenter study will carefully monitor the effects of withdrawal and restarting UDCA on liver injury and inflammation in children with PSC. The preliminary data will help in the design of a more definitive larger study to determine if UDCA has a beneficial role in the treatment of PSC in children.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: October 2010 Completion Date: August 2013
Cholestatic liver disease is a common complication associated with long term parenteral nutrition (PN). PN associated liver disease (PNALD) is much more common in premature infants and the incidence increases with duration of PN. The use of intravenous omega-3 long chain [more...] polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω3PUFA) or fish oil has recently shown promise in the treatment of PNALD. We hypothesize that there are early markers for PNALD that precede the increase in total and direct bilirubin. We further hypothesize that patients with PNALD who receive enteral ω3PUFA supplementation will have an improvement in PNALD or reversal of PNALD. These hypotheses will be tested by a two part study that includes an initial observation period when markers for PNALD are evaluated, followed by a randomized, controlled trial of enteral ω3PUFA supplementation for treatment of PNALD. Infants expected to be on PN for 4 weeks or longer will be eligible for enrollment in this study. The observational part of the study will entail periodic assessment of potential markers for PNALD. Markers will be evaluated for inflammatory cytokines (IL-1, IL-6, TNF-alpha), oxidative stress (8-isoprostane, 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine, glutathione peroxidase), liver fibrosis (TIMP-1), endogenous steroid production (glucagon and ACTH), total serum bile acids, essential fatty acid profiles, and calprotectin, a novel marker of gut inflammation. Patients will be observed for 6 months duration. Patients enrolled in the study who develop PNALD will be randomized to either the current standard of care (control group) or enteral ω3PUFA supplementation (treatment group). Once able to take oral medications, treatment group patients will receive enteral ω3PUFA 1 g/kg/day for 12 weeks. At the end of the 12 weeks, the protocol will be open label in which any patients who continue to have PNALD in either group will receive enteral ω3PUFA. All patients enrolled in the study (whether or not they develop PNALD or receive ω3PUFA supplementation) will be followed for a total of 6 months. The results of this study will increase our knowledge of the pathogenesis of PNALD, as well as potentially confirm the effectiveness of a novel therapy for this costly and debilitating disease.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: October 2008 Completion Date: December 2014
Obesity represents a chronic disease associated with significant cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality. Weight gain in young adults adversely impacts the development of CVD risk factors. Further, there is a clear relationship between weight loss in obese [more...] persons and reduction in these CVD risk factors. Unfortunately, young adults are at high risk for weight gain. Although the scientific literature contains a number of reports regarding successful weight loss efficacy studies, young adults are typically underrepresented. Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of morbidity and mortality, but quitting smoking frequently results in significant weight gain. Proactive tobacco quit lines using behavioral smoking cessation interventions combined with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) have been shown to help persons quit smoking. However, concerns about post-cessation weight gain have been reported as a significant barrier to quitting for many smokers particularly young adults. If an efficacious behavioral weight loss program could be combined with an efficacious behavioral smoking cessation program that prevented or significantly attenuated post-cessation weight gain, then a large public health benefit may result. Such a combined weight loss/ weight gain prevention / smoking cessation program that used targeted intervention strategies to young adults, removed barriers to participation, and utilize interactive technology should be appealing to this age group. To date such a combined program has not been tested in young adult cigarette smokers. Therefore, the objective of this clinical trial is to develop and test a behavioral weight loss / weight gain prevention intervention delivered through interactive technology that can be used in conjunction with an efficacious tobacco quit line. A total of 330 participants will be necessary to adequately address the following specific aims.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: August 2009 Completion Date: December 2013
The primary aim of this study is to determine the efficacy of milnacipran in reducing pain in women with provoked vestibulodynia (PVD), a centrally mediated pain syndrome similar to fibromyalgia, that is characterized by severe pain in the vestibule (outer vagina). The [more...] investigators will also determine whether associated symptoms in PVD, including psychological distress, impairment of sexual function, physical function, and quality of life, are correlated with a reduction in vulvar pain.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: October 2010 Completion Date: October 2012
The Specific aims of this project are to (1) test the prediction that pain from tampon insertion (primary outcome measure) is lower in PVD patients when treated with gabapentin compared to when treated with placebo. Secondary outcome measures include intercourse pain [more...] and 24-hour pain and (2)perform a mechanism-based analysis of gabapentin effectiveness, and to gain insight into the underlying pathophysiology of subtypes of PVD that may lead to more specific treatment options.
Status: Not yet recruiting Start Date: October 2011 Completion Date: March 2015
The purpose of this research is to test the effect of manipulating eating frequency on hunger and the reinforcing value of food in 50 overweight/obese adults participating in a 6-month behavioral weight loss intervention.
Status: Active, not recruiting Start Date: January 2010 Completion Date: November 2010
The purpose of this investigation is to conduct a 12-week pilot study to examine the effect of three different dietary prescriptions that differ on targeting reducing energy density (kcal/gram) and energy (kcal) on overall dietary intake, hunger, feelings of deprivation, [more...] satisfaction with the diet, mood, and weight loss in 45 overweight/obese adults receiving a 12-week behavioral weight loss intervention.
Status: Active, not recruiting Start Date: January 2010 Completion Date: August 2011
To evaluate the effectiveness of lifestyle modification following a smoking cessation program in preventing weight gain among hypertensive smokers placed at medical risk by the post-cessation weight gain.
Status: Active, not recruiting Start Date: September 2004 Completion Date: September 2011
The purpose of this study is to determine whether an intense family-centered program to help children, 4 to 7 years old, control their weight is more effective than the advise and referrals their health provider gives in the primary care office.
Status: Active, not recruiting Start Date: September 2006 Completion Date: September 2012
Physical inactivity is a major public health problem and a primary contributing factor to the obesity epidemic. While most Americans do not meet the physical activity (PA) guidelines (30 min/day, 5 day/wk), they do report watching several hours of TV each day, and frequently [more...] site "lack of time" as a barrier for engaging in PA. The Physical Activity and Leisure-time Study examines an approach convert sedentary TV watching into active TV watching time by having adults step in place during commercials (TV commercial stepping).
Status: Active, not recruiting Start Date: September 2010 Completion Date: June 2011
The purpose of the challenge is to see if we, as the nutrition experts, can follow the dietary and physical activity guidelines promoted to the public. We have an opportunity to "practice what we preach." Scientific evidence demonstrates, knowledge is not enough to [more...] change ones'behaviors. It is through positive approaches and lifestyle changes that behavior can be altered. By experiencing the planning, work, and motivation required to make lifestyle changes we can all be better clinicians.
Status: Active, not recruiting Start Date: January 2010 Completion Date: April 2010
Smoking is the number one preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in this nation. Unfortunately, more than 50% of those who quit following a smoking cessation intervention typically relapse within two weeks, with approximately 80% relapsing within six months. [more...] Therefore, tobacco use can be conceptualized as a chronic condition. As with many chronic medical problems, tobacco use interventions may benefit from a step care approach to treatment. A total of 400 adult smokers will be enrolled in the study. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two treatment conditions consisting of: 1) A State of the Art Smoking Cessation Intervention + Recycling or: 2) A State of the Art Smoking Cessation Intervention + Step Care. Long term smoking cessation will be assessed by self-report, exhaled carbon monoxide levels, and salivary cotinine. The primary endpoint of the study will be smoking abstinence rates at two-year follow-up. It is predicted that long-term cessation rates will be significantly higher in the step care condition than for those assigned to the recycling group.
Status: Active, not recruiting Start Date: April 2005 Completion Date: June 2011
A prospective randomized trial to compare the safety and efficacy of the Ex-PRESS to trabeculectomy in patients with open angle glaucoma who failed medical or are allergic to medical treatment and for which filtering surgery is indicated
Status: Active, not recruiting Start Date: October 2006 Completion Date: February 2012
Clinical trials allow volunteers access to medical treatment options before they are available to the general public. Participants often receive the best healthcare available for their condition.
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There are a number of clinical trials underway to find effective treatments for diabetes, including new drugs, surgery and even transplantation.
There are several current and ongoing trials of interventions for major depressive disorder, which is characterized by a disabling combination of symptoms causing severe disruption to the sufferer's ability to carry out routine functions and tasks of daily life.
Constipation is a illness where the bowels cannot move waste material out of the body in a normal manner. There are various clinical trials recruiting participants to study the effectiveness of various treatments.