Research Desk

Apr 04, 2019

This is an interventional study to assess the potential effectiveness of the once daily application of Valchlor in decreasing disease activity in patients with Lichen Planopilaris. The primary measurement of efficacy will be with the Lichen Planopilaris Activity Index (LPPAI) before and after 6 months of treatment. Secondary measures of efficacy will be the mean follicular density, Physician Global Assessment (PGA) score, and the Dermatology Quality of Life Index (DQLI) score before and after six months of therapy.

Apr 04, 2019

This pilot study is focused on what assistance an external prosthetic device, the BalanceBelt™ can provide in the assessment and treatment for patients with Chronic Subjective Dizziness (CSD). The BalanceBelt has sensitive detectors for movement in the anterior/posterior and medial/lateral planes and provides the person wearing the device vibrotactile feedback as to the person's orientation with respect to gravity. The device is a fully self-contained device that is comfortably worn around the waist over a lightweight shirt.

 

Apr 04, 2019

This is a  phase II-R and a phase III trial evaluating both Erlotinib (Ph II-R) and Chemoradiation (PhIII) as adjuvant treatment for patients with resected head of pancreas adenocarcinoma. The purpose of this study is to compare the effects, both good and bad, of the standard treatment of chemotherapy and radiation to chemotherapy using a combination regimen known as FOLFOX, (the drugs 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), oxaliplatin and leucovorin) and selective use of the standard treatment, depending on response to the FOLFOX.

 

Apr 04, 2019

The purpose of this observational study is to perform comprehensive clinical and biomechanical screening of high school, collegiate-level, and Olympic/professional-level athletes to identify individual functional and performance deficits that can lead to non-contact lower extremity injury.

Apr 04, 2019

This study is a Phase III, randomised, open-label, multi-centre study assessing the efficacy and safety of MEDI4736 versus Standard of Care in NSCLC patients with PD-L1 positive tumours and the combination of MEDI4736 plus tremelimumab (MEDI4736+treme) versus Standard of Care in NSCLC patients with PD-L1-negative tumours in the treatment of male and female patients with locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC (Stage IIIB-IV), who have received at least 2 prior systemic treatment regimens including 1 platinum-based chemotherapy regimen for NSCLC. 

Apr 02, 2019

 

The main purpose of this study is to determine the potential clinical utility of PET imaging using the radiotracer [C-11]alpha-methyl-L-tryptophan in the diagnosis, differentiation and monitoring of various brain tumors, both before and after initial treatment. We will also study mechanisms and clinical significance of abnormal brain tumor tryptophan metabolism using resected tumor tissues.

Apr 02, 2019

Macular degeneration can cause permanent loss of central vision. This vision is important for seeing details. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people over 55 in the United States. Researchers want to follow people with AMD to study the early to middle stages of the disease.

Objective: To follow for another 5 years participants who completed NIH study 11-EI-0147.

Eligibility: Participant was enrolled in and completed study 11-EI-0147.

Design: Participants will have at least 6 study visits over 5 years. Each visit takes about 5 hours.

At visit 1, participants will be asked about their medical and eye disease history. They will have an eye exam. The exam will test vision, eye pressure, and eye movements. The pupil will be dilated with eye drops.

Participants will have baseline exams. These include a health history and questions about problems that affect their eyes under different lighting. They will answer these questions each year.

At each visit, participants will have some or all of these tests:

Eye exam

Dark adaptation protocol. This measures how fast the eyes recover when exposed to decreasing levels of light. The pupil will be dilated with eye drops. Participants will sit in front of a metal box with a camera inside. They will push a button when they see a light in the machine.

View a bright background light for 5 minutes. After the light is turned off participants will push a button when a blue or red light is seen.

Sit in the dark for about 30 minutes. Participants will push a button when they see a blue or red light.

Apr 02, 2019

Under general anaesthesia, the patient is placed in the modified dorsal lithotomy position a 10-mm umbilical trocar is inserted. A panoramic view of the pelvis was obtained together with full assessment of the ovarian mass(es).

Aspiration of the cyst:

Veress needle is inserted in the midline 2 cm above the symphysis pubis to aspirate the cyst under laparoscopic guidance (to guide the entry of the needle into the cyst wall & to confirm complete aspiration).

Delivery of affected ovary outside the abdominal cavity:

Classic ovarian cystectomy will be done using microsurgical techniques in which the cyst wall will be dissected gently and carefully from the healthy ovarian tissue followed by perfect haemostasis and re-fashioning of the remaining ovarian tissue using Vicryl (3-0) sutures.

Re-introduction of the ovary to inside the abdominal cavity:

The stitched ovary is pushed gently inside the abdominal cavity and the mini-laparotomy is re-covered by the rubber shield (to allow re-inflation of the abdominal cavity). The ovary is reassessed under laparoscopic guidance to ensure perfect haemostasis and normal position of the ovary. Pelvic irrigation is done if needed.

Apr 02, 2019

 

Conventional lifestyle modification in the management of type 2 diabetes focuses on weight loss, through caloric restriction and exercise, to reduce insulin resistance. This approach is limited because some people either do not need to lose weight, do not want to lose weight, cannot lose weight, or cannot maintain weight loss over a lifetime. This study proposes to evaluate the effectiveness of a lifestyle modification that focuses on reducing post-meal blood glucose (BG) elevations instead of weight loss. It works by teaching participants to: 1) choose low glycemic load foods that do not significantly increase their blood glucose, and 2) increase their routine physical activity after meals when it can offset post-meal blood glucose elevations. The study will also evaluate the role feedback about blood glucose fluctuations can play in improving the effectiveness of this program.

Apr 02, 2019

 

By doing this study researchers hope to learn if S-equol, a compound that acts like estrogen in the body, causes an increase in mitochondrial activity. Researchers also hope to determine the safety and tolerability of a therapeutic dose of S-equol and whether or not it influences cognition.