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This study will see how safe and effective against HIV the drugs L-756423 plus indinavir (IDV) are compared to just IDV when taken with stavudine (d4T) and lamivudine (3TC). The study will also see whether taking 1 large dose of L-756423/IDV once a day is as safe and effective as taking 2 smaller doses twice a day.
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine differences between persons with repetitive behavior disorders and matched controls on measures of motor control relevant to basal ganglia pathophysiology. II. Determine the efficacy of bromocriptine, a dopamine agonist, in the treatment of stereotyped behavior and related behavior disorders. III. Determine the efficacy of sertraline hydrochloride, a selective serotonin uptake inhibitor, in the treatment of repetitive behavior disorders. IV. Identify behavioral, environmental, and biological variables with differential drug treatment response.
Long term use of bronchodilators in CF is beneficial to the improvement of pulmonary function and symptoms. This study is investigating the long-term benefit of administration of the drug Salmeterol, a bronchodilator. Salmeterol will be compared to albuterol or placebo. The medication will be inhaled twice a day for 6 months.
Chest physiotherapy is recognized as a mainstay of cystic fibrosis therapy, and is particularly important during treatment of pulmonary exacerbations. For some patients, especially those with moderate to severe compromise of lung function, this therapy may impose a high demand in the work of breathing and energy expenditure. The goal of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of adding pressure support ventilation (PSV) during chest physiotherapy sessions in patients with cystic fibrosis with moderate to severe lung function compromise being treated for a pulmonary exacerbation.
To evaluate the efficacy of Hemolink™ in combination with Intraoperative Autologous Donation (IAD) versus control (IAD alone) in facilitating avoidance of allogeneic RBC transfusion during and following primary CABG surgery
Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis (RAS) of the oral mucosa is a common and painful condition. Despite advances in therapeutic means there is still necessary to find a way to alleviate the local pain and discomfort induced by the mucosal ulceration. The hypothesis was to study the effectiveness and acceptance of a herbal adhesive tablets in the treatment of RAS. Participants in the study will be examined for oral lesions, will be instructed how to apply the oral-tablet, and will be interviewed during the follow-up period up to one week after the application.
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab, can block cancer growth in different ways. Some block the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Others find cancer cells and help kill them or carry cancer-killing substances to them. Colony-stimulating factors, such as GM-CSF, may increase the number of immune cells found in bone marrow or peripheral blood and may help the immune system recover from the side effects of chemotherapy. Vaccines made from a person's cancer cells may help the body build an effective immune response to kill cancer cells. It is not yet known whether giving GM-CSF together with vaccine therapy is more effective than giving GM-CSF together with a placebo when given after combination chemotherapy and rituximab in treating diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying GM-CSF and vaccine therapy to see how well they work compared to GM-CSF and placebo when given after combination chemotherapy and rituximab as first-line therapy in treating patients with stage II, stage III, or stage IV diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
The incidence of acute pancreatitis has been doubled during last three decades in Finland. Alcohol is the main cause of acute pancreatitis in Finland accounting for 70 % of cases. Although the mortality of acute pancreatitis has been decreased it still appears and especially early multiple organ failure is the main cause of all deaths. Multiple organ failure in the early course of the disease is thought to be caused by the release of cytokines. Molecular adsorbent recirculating system (MARS) has shown to decrease mortality in acute alcohol hepatitis and paracetamol intoxication. Also it has been shown to improve kidney function due to hypoperfusion and tubulus necrosis and overrule decrease mortality in patients with multiple organ failure due to different reasons. A part of patients with acute alcoholic pancreatitis may have so-called fat liver already on admission. It has been shown that the highest mortality is especially associated those with early liver and kidney failure. MARS treatment has never earlier been used in the patients with acute alcoholic pancreatitis and early organ failure. In this study we randomize patients with acute alcoholic pancreatitis and early multiple organ failure (Sofa score>2) to two groups: 1) Standard pancreatitis treatment in intensive care unit and 2) Standard pancreatitis treatment in intensive care unit with 5 MARS sessions.
Transient osteoporosis of pregnancy (TOoP) is uncommonly encountered in orthopedic and obstetric practice, with most reports consisting of single cases. This rare condition consists of significant osteoporosis affecting the hips and spine, causing significant morbidity, and putting young female patients at risk for vertebral and femoral neck fractures. The pathogenesis of transient osteoporosis of pregnancy is unknown, with various theories as to its etiology. Recently, a number of reports have described elevated levels of PTHrP in patients with transient osteoporosis in pregnancy and of the postpartum period Our goal in this study is to assess the role of PTHrP in transient osteoporosis of pregnancy
Nondisplaced hip fractures may be radiographically occult and require MRI or single photon emission CT bone scintigraphy for accurate diagnosis. Both examinations are expensive and are not readily available in many hospitals. Ultrasound (US) examination is relatively inexpensive and preliminary data had demonstrated its efficacy in detecting occult fractures in other sites. Our objective is to evaluate US examination as a screening tool for occult hip fractures in posttraumatic painful hips in the elderly.