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11961. A Comparison of Surgical Preparations and Wound Infection Rates for Elective Cesarean Sections

the National Library of Medicine Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Layout table for eligibility information Ages Eligible for Study: 19 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult) Sexes Eligible for Study: Female Accepts Healthy Volunteers: Yes (...) Criteria Inclusion Criteria: Age >19 years Gestational age > 37 weeks Booked elective cesarean section Exclusion Criteria: Gestational age < 37 weeks Premature rupture of membranes Onset of labor prior to procedure Evidence of maternal sepsis; maternal fever > 38.5C LSCS for emergency issues: non-reassuring fetal status, placental abruption, failed induction Contacts and Locations Go to Information from the National Library of Medicine To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact

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11962. Early Detection of Prostate Cancer by FACS

10 patients diagnosed with other cancer Outcome Measures Go to Eligibility Criteria Go to Information from the National Library of Medicine Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Layout table for eligibility information Ages Eligible (...) : Yihia Johari, MD 050-8434094 Locations Layout table for location information Israel Urology Department, Ziv Medical Center Recruiting Safed, Israel, 20100 Contact: Yihia Johari, MD Sub-Investigator: Yihia Johari, MD Sponsors and Collaborators Ziv Hospital Investigators Layout table for investigator information Principal Investigator: Nina Kucherski, MD Ziv Medical Center More Information Go to Publications: Altman, Roberta. The prostate Answer Book. Warner Books, lnc., 1993. American Cancer Society

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11963. Is Monitoring Activity Important for Short- and Long-term Weight Loss?

, and estimated body composition [ Time Frame: 2 years ] Eligibility Criteria Go to Information from the National Library of Medicine Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Layout table for eligibility information Ages Eligible for Study: 30 Years (...) , breast-feeding, or plan to become pregnant within 24 months Are planning an extended vacation, absence, or relocation within 24 months Use tobacco products Frequently consume 2 or more alcoholic drinks per day Use illegal drugs, steroids, or growth hormone Use any appetite-affecting medications Are eating a physician-supervised diet Have other problems that might interfere with ability to participate Contacts and Locations Go to Information from the National Library of Medicine To learn more about

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11964. Observation of Respiration Following Regional Anaesthesia With Intrathecal Opioids for Caesarean Section

the contacts provided below. For general information, Layout table for eligibility information Ages Eligible for Study: Child, Adult, Older Adult Sexes Eligible for Study: Female Accepts Healthy Volunteers: Yes Sampling Method: Non-Probability Sample Study Population Elective caesarean section Healthy pregnant women Criteria Inclusion Criteria: 1st patient on list ASA I or II BMI <40 at booking Term pregnancy +/- 2 weeks gestation Exclusion Criteria: ASA>II BMI>40 at booking History of Obstructive Sleep (...) : a Comparison Between Diamorphine and Fentanyl Combined With Postoperative Morphine PCA Using a Carbon Dioxide Tension and Pulse Oximetry Sensor (TOSCA) Study Start Date : October 2007 Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2008 Actual Study Completion Date : July 2008 Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine related topics: related topics: available for: Groups and Cohorts Go to Group/Cohort D, F Group D will be patients at Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow, where

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11965. The Effect of Dietary Sitosterol on Blood Sugar and Cholesterol

of Medicine Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Layout table for eligibility information Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult) Sexes Eligible for Study: All Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No Criteria INCLUSION CRITERIA (...) of the abnormal gene are healthy but have increased blood levels of sitosterol. People with two abnormal copies of the gene have increased levels of sitosterol and have an increased risk of heart attack. This condition is called sitosterolemia. Although extremely rare in the general population, up to 4% of the Amish carry an abnormal copy of this gene. People of Amish background who are 18 years of age or older and in whom one person carries one copy of the abnormal gene that causes sitosterolemia

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11966. Study of the Effect of Diet in Overweight or Obese Patients With Psoriasis on Light Therapy

Date : August 2008 Actual Study Completion Date : August 2008 Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine related topics: Arms and Interventions Go to Arm Intervention/treatment Active Comparator: 1 Subjects will receive phototherapy and dietary counselling consistent with "The South Beach diet." Other: The South Beach Diet Subjects will receive dietary counselling aimed at reducing simple carbohydrates and increasing weight loss. Subjects also receive a copy of "The South Beach (...) Diet." Active Comparator: 2 Subjects will receive phototherapy and dietary counselling consistent with "The Ornish Diet." Other: The Ornish Diet Subjects will receive dietary counselling aimed to reduce fat consumption and increase weight loss. Subjects also receive a copy of "The Ornish Diet" book. No Intervention: 3 Subjects will receive phototherapy alone, without dietary counselling. Other: Control Group This group will receive phototherapy alone. They will not be counselled or give literature

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11967. A Comparison Between Internet Therapy and Group Therapy for Social Phobia

thru a self-help book published on teh Internet, Minimal therapy contact via e-mail(10 minutes/week), Experimental: 2 15 weeks, CBT group therapy, 1 session/week (2.5 hours). Behavioral: CBT group therapy 15 weeks, 1 session/week, (2,5 hours.) Outcome Measures Go to Primary Outcome Measures : Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS) Secondary Outcome Measures : SIAS, SPS,QOLI,MADRS-S, BAI,ASI,CGI, WQ, GAF, TIC-P, SSP Eligibility Criteria Go to Information from the National Library of Medicine Choosing (...) a primary diagnosis of social phobia Exclusion Criteria: Substance abuse during the last 6 months Other dominating diagnosis (not phobic personality disorder) A history of bipolar disorder or psychosis Major depression according to DSM-IV and >20 on madrs-s Risk of suicide Start of medication or change of dosis during the last 2 months Other parallel psychological treatment Previous CBT (last 3 years) for social phobia Contacts and Locations Go to Information from the National Library of Medicine

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11968. Cortisol Response to Adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH) in Acute Stress

Description: This study proposes to provide the reference range of cortisol results when the ACTH stimulation test is done under stressful conditions. This important information is currently not available in the literature. To achieve this, we will perform the ACTH stimulation test in a cohort of patients who are booked for elective surgery. By choosing elective surgery patients, we afford ourselves the opportunity of performing the test once before surgery. The test is then repeated within 12 hours (...) of surgery. The first test will be done on an out-patient basis under usual conditions (minimal stress) while the second will be done under intense physical stress. The 2 sets of results will be compared and the effect of stress on test results will be determined. For the sake of uniformity, we have chosen patients who are booked to undergo repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) as our study cohort. The ACTH stimulation is an important test that suffers from limitations resulting from lack of clear

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11969. Abuse-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children Who Have Been Physically Abused

to Information from the National Library of Medicine Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Layout table for eligibility information Ages Eligible for Study: 5 Years to 15 Years (Child) Sexes Eligible for Study: All Accepts Healthy Volunteers (...) the type of treatment to which their practitioner has been assigned. Practitioners who are assigned to TAU will continue to attend training workshops or seminars as a part of their clinics' routine policies and their current personal practices. Practitioners who are assigned to AF-CBT will first receive training in the treatment method. The training curriculum will include a published treatment book, intensive training sessions, which will occur weekly for 8 hours over 4 weeks, handouts that illustrate

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11970. Are Sutures Required in Total Abdominal Hysterectomy? A Randomised Control Trial

or disease Intervention/treatment Phase Total Abdominal Hysterectomy Procedure: Performing abdominal hysterectomy using gyrus electrocoagulation forceps Phase 1 Detailed Description: Patients booked for total abdominal hysterectomy in Southern Health will be offered participation in the trial, and randomised to two groups: one group undergoing the procedure with the gyrus forceps & the other group with the traditional clamp & suture method. Each patient will receive detailed information regarding (...) the study both in document form as well as verbally by the Gynaecology doctors in the pre-admission clinic prior to obtaining consent. The researcher will collect relevant data including age of patient, medical & surgical history and data relating to both the primary & secondary outcome measures, which include length of operation, intra-operative blood loss,post-operative pain measures as well as length of hospital stay & cost. A qualified statistician will perform power calculations and analyse

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11971. The Effects of Reducing Stomach Acid on Post-Tonsillectomy Pain

sleep disturbance (snoring, choking/gasping or pauses in breathing during sleep.) Study participants will be randomized to two groups: study medication (Lansoprazole) or an inactive substance(placebo). Participants will be asked to do all of the following: Take the study medication twice a day for 14 days. Keep a log book which will include: Record the medications and amount of each medication taken each day for 14 days. This includes pain medication and the study drug. Record your child's activity (...) level daily for 14 days. Collect your child's urine one time daily and test it using special medicated strips to monitor their daily liquid intake for 14 days. Meet with a Research Assistant or Study Physician 14-21 days after the study to collect the log book and perform a post-operative examination. Study Design Go to Layout table for study information Study Type : Interventional (Clinical Trial) Actual Enrollment : 2 participants Allocation: Randomized Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment

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11972. Fotonovela for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

of a Diabetes Themed Fotonovela to Encourage Glycemic Control: a Culturally Appropriate Tool for Education in Latinos Study Start Date : June 2007 Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2017 Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2017 Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine related topics: Arms and Interventions Go to Arm Intervention/treatment Experimental: diabetes fotonovela spanish language comic book describing diabetes care and consequences Procedure: fotonovela Placebo (...) Comparator: placebo fotonovela Outcome Measures Go to Primary Outcome Measures : Hemoglobin A1c [ Time Frame: 1 year ] blood test Eligibility Criteria Go to Information from the National Library of Medicine Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information

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11973. Effect of Yoga Vs. Stretching on Chronic Back Pain

Library of Medicine related topics: Arms and Interventions Go to Arm Intervention/treatment Experimental: 1 Behavioral: Yoga Yoga for back pain Active Comparator: 2 Exercise Behavioral: Exercise exercises for back pain Active Comparator: 3 Self-care book recommendations Behavioral: Self-care book recommendations Self-care book for back pain Outcome Measures Go to Primary Outcome Measures : Back-related function [ Time Frame: 6 months ] Pain [ Time Frame: 6 months ] Eligibility Criteria Go (...) to Information from the National Library of Medicine Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Layout table for eligibility information Ages Eligible for Study: 20 Years to 64 Years (Adult) Sexes Eligible for Study: All Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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11974. Effects of Rituximab and Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF) on Highly Sensitized Patients Awaiting Renal Transplant

Primary Completion Date : April 2008 Actual Study Completion Date : December 2008 Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine related topics: available for: resources: Arms and Interventions Go to Intervention Details: Drug: Rituximab Rituximab dose is 1,000 mg given as an IV infusion every two weeks for 2 doses (days 1 and 15). Other Name: Rituxan, Rituximab Drug: Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) Cellcept is continued from prior study, taken 500 - 1,000 mg BID, P.O. Other Name (...) of Reactive Antibody (PRA) Titers at 12 Months Post Rituximab Infusion. [ Time Frame: Month 12 from start of study ] The Number of Subjects With a Negative Crossmatch at the Time of Transplant. [ Time Frame: Month 12 from start of study ] Eligibility Criteria Go to Information from the National Library of Medicine Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you

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11975. Effects of Fetal Movement Counting in Third Trimester of Pregnancy

and sense of control in interpretation of signals from own body and child, health promoting behavior [ Time Frame: One and a half year ] Eligibility Criteria Go to Information from the National Library of Medicine Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general (...) information, Layout table for eligibility information Ages Eligible for Study: 16 Years and older (Child, Adult, Older Adult) Sexes Eligible for Study: Female Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No Criteria Inclusion Criteria: women booking at screening ultrasound in pregnancy week 17-20 native speaking women singleton pregnancies Exclusion Criteria: women with pregnancies with severe anomalies or other cause to consider termination Contacts and Locations Go to Information from the National Library of Medicine

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11976. Evaluation of Group Lifestyle Balance DVD in Primary Care Practice

) lifestyle intervention and has been evaluated in several settings. The DPSC collaborated with the US Air Force Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia to create a DVD of the GLB. The GLB-DVD is a series of taped sessions of a staged group following a script that was developed to closely follow the program. Effectiveness was assessed for the intervention delivered via DVD (GLB-DVD) as well as traditionally in a group setting (GLB-GROUP). For each delivery mode, pre- and 3 month post-intervention (...) , and questions/concerns regarding the program. Thus, participants in both GLB-GROUP and GLB-DVD were offered a total of 12 health care professional contacts. Participants in both intervention delivery modes received a GLB workbook, fat and calorie counter, pedometer, and self-monitoring books for tracking food intake and physical activity. Study Design Go to Layout table for study information Study Type : Interventional (Clinical Trial) Actual Enrollment : 48 participants Allocation: Non-Randomized

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11977. Family Lifestyle Overweight Prevention Program

functioning eating behaviors Eligibility Criteria Go to Information from the National Library of Medicine Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Layout table for eligibility information Ages Eligible for Study: 10 Years to 16 Years (Child) Sexes (...) Eligible for Study: All Accepts Healthy Volunteers: Yes Criteria Inclusion Criteria: Enrolled in the 6th or 7th grade at the target school. Parent consent and child assent to participate. Exclusion Criteria: Taking medications for weight control. Contacts and Locations Go to Information from the National Library of Medicine To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor. Please refer to this study by its

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11978. Are Sutures Required for Vaginal Hysterectomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

pain and earlier discharge from hospital. Other outcome measure will include complications and cost. Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase Vaginal Hysterectomy Procedure: Performing Vaginal hysterectomy with Harmonic Scalpel Phase 1 Detailed Description: Patients booked for vaginal hysterectomy at Southern Health will be offered participation in this trial, and randomised to two separate groups: procedure using ultrasonic shears or traditional sutures. Each patient will receive detailed (...) in General Surgery, Laparoscopic surgery, and specifically Total Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomies, but it has never been subjected to a randomised control trial to confirm the anecdotal benefits of the device. Study Design Go to Layout table for study information Study Type : Interventional (Clinical Trial) Enrollment : 60 participants Allocation: Randomized Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment Masking: None (Open Label) Primary Purpose: Treatment Official Title: Randomized Controlled Trial

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11979. Foot and Ankle Edema Post-Cesarean Delivery

deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Layout table for eligibility information Ages Eligible for Study: Child, Adult, Older Adult Sexes Eligible for Study: Female Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No Sampling Method: Probability Sample Study Population Pregnant women booked for an elective Cesarean delivery will be recruited into the study. Criteria Inclusion Criteria: Women (...) to investigate whether the size and shape of women's ankles do change following an elective cesarean delivery. We plan to investigate, if possible, the cause of any foot swelling after a cesarean whether it be the volume of intra venous fluids or oxytocin use. Condition or disease Foot and Ankle Edema Detailed Description: Pregnant women booked for an elective Cesarean delivery will be recruited into the study. Their foot volumes, based on volumetry, and foot and ankle circumferences will be measured prior

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11980. Non-Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment for Obstetrical Hemorrhage: Zambia and Zimbabwe

by the National Library of Medicine related topics: Arms and Interventions Go to Arm Intervention/treatment No Intervention: Control Clinics will collect data on patients experiencing shock due to obstetrical hemorrhage. In the control arm, half of the study clinics will not use the NASG but the NASG will be available at the referral hospital for patients transported there. Intervention Clinics will collect data on patients experiencing shock due to obstetrical hemorrhage. In the intervention arm, half (...) Outcome Measures : Mean amount of blood loss in mL , frequency of emergency hysterectomy, time to recovery from shock. [ Time Frame: during hospital stay ] Blood loss as measured by the blood collection drape at the RH or pad between SHF and RH. Eligibility Criteria Go to Information from the National Library of Medicine Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about

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