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NCT ID: NCT01342367 Recruiting - Clinical trial for Prostate Cancer

Feasibility of Hormones and Radiation for Intermediate or High Risk Prostate Cancer

Start date: December 17, 2010
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The purpose of this study is see if quality of life is improved in patients receiving oral hormone therapy compared to standard of care. The study will also compare survival rates between patients receiving oral hormone therapy and those receiving standard of care.

NCT ID: NCT01341327 Recruiting - Clinical trial for Coronary Artery Disease

Observational Study for Left Main Disease Treatment

Start date: July 2007
Phase: N/A
Study type: Observational

The purpose of this study is to observe clinical courses for long-term in patients with unprotected LMCA disease and to evaluate comparative results of medical treatment, coronary stenting with drug-eluting stents, and CABG for the treatment of an unprotected LMCA stenosis in the "real world" daily practice.

NCT ID: NCT01288560 Recruiting - Clinical trial for Coronary Artery Disease

IMAGE-HF Project I-A: Cardiac Imaging in Ischemic Heart Failure (AIMI-HF)

Start date: January 2011
Phase: Phase 4
Study type: Interventional

Medical imaging is one of the fastest growing sectors in health care and increases in utilization underscore the need to ensure imaging technology is developed and used effectively. Evaluation of the clinical and economic impact of such imaging lags behind the technology development. Heart failure (HF)represents the final common pathway for most forms of heart disease and morbidity and mortality remain high. There is a need to identify imaging approaches that have a positive impact on therapy decisions, patient outcomes and costs. As well as standard methods to evaluate new and emerging techniques to better test their potential in a clinical management setting. The OVERALL OBJECTIVES of the IMAGE-HF trial are 1) to determine the impact of emerging imaging strategies, on relevant clinical outcomes and decision making in patients with HF; 2) to establish standardization quality assurance (QA) measures and central databases in order to achieve reliable outcome driven research; 3) to apply this as a platform for evaluation of new and emerging imaging biomarkers in HF.

Project I-A: The PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF AIMI-HF is to compare the effect of HF imaging strategies on the composite clinical endpoint of cardiac death, MI, resuscitated cardiac arrest and cardiac re-hospitalization (WHF, ACS, arrhythmia). Patients with an ischemic heart disease (IHD) etiology will follow HF imaging strategy algorithms according to the question(s) asked by the physicians (is there ischemia and/or viability), in agreement with their local practices for standard and alternative imaging.

Secondary objectives of AIMI-HF To compare the effect of HF imaging strategies on

1. The incidence of revascularization procedures (PCI, CABG)

2. LV remodeling: LV volumes, LVEF

3. HF symptoms, NYHA class

4. QOL (MLHFQ, the EQ5D)

5. The evolution of serum prognostic markers in HF (e.g. BNP, RDW, hs-cTnT, hs-CRP)

6. Health economics: Costs estimated through regression analysis and cost effectiveness assessed through decision modeling.

7. The safety of imaging tests measured by cumulative radiation, adverse reactions to imaging contrast agents and stress testing agents will also be determined.

8. The evolution of renal function (eGFR) and LV remodeling-associated biomarkers (e.g. PIIINP, OPN).