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Intrathecal Morphine Microdose Method Sensory Changes
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Analgesic Drug Dependence Sensory Disorders Chronic Pain
Following the retrospective study on the effectiveness of the microdose method of intrathecal morphine therapy, the investigators are interested in measuring the sensory changes at 4 time points during the microdose method. The microdose method involves weaning the patient off... expand

Following the retrospective study on the effectiveness of the microdose method of intrathecal morphine therapy, the investigators are interested in measuring the sensory changes at 4 time points during the microdose method. The microdose method involves weaning the patient off oral opioids and maintaining an opioid-free period prior to initiating a very low opioid dose in intrathecal therapy. The microdose method is a standard of care. The study involves measuring sensory changes to hot, cold, and pressure. Data collection will be performed at regularly scheduled clinic visits, examining range of doses, pain scores,dose escalations, quantifiable psychosocial factors ( not captured in previous retrospective study), and changes in sensory thresholds.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

open study

Treatment of ppROM With Erythromycin vs. Azithromycin Trial
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes (PPROM)
Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) complicates 4% of pregnancies annually. This pregnancy complication is a major contributor to preterm births and results in neonatal morbidity and mortality. The current standard of care for PPROM subjects between the gestational... expand

Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) complicates 4% of pregnancies annually. This pregnancy complication is a major contributor to preterm births and results in neonatal morbidity and mortality. The current standard of care for PPROM subjects between the gestational age of 24 weeks and 0 days and 33 weeks and 6 days, is to administer ampicillin and erythromycin for a total of 7 days. Erythromycin can cause GI upset and some subjects do not tolerate this regimen over the course of 7 days. In addition, there is a national shortage of erythromycin, and published expert opinion proposed to use a second-generation macrolide (azithromycin) instead of erythromycin. Azithromycin can be taken once daily, is cheaper than erythromycin and has less GI upset adverse effects. The investigators' objective is to compare the effectiveness of the 2 regimens in prolonging pregnancy after PPROM. The investigators' working hypothesis is that there is no measurable difference in the primary outcome between the group randomized to the azithromycin regimen versus the group randomized to the erythromycin regimen.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

open study

GARDASIL 9: 3 Dose vs. 2 Dose With Delayed 3rd Dose
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Immunization Efficacy Human Papilloma Virus
We are evaluating whether 15-26 year old males and females need a 3rd dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, or whether 2 doses provide similar protection as 3 doses from the 9 types of HPV that it protects against. expand

We are evaluating whether 15-26 year old males and females need a 3rd dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, or whether 2 doses provide similar protection as 3 doses from the 9 types of HPV that it protects against.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2019

open study

Quantitative Sensory Testing in Chronic Pain Patients Undergoing Opioid Treatment and Opioid Tapering
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Analgesic Drug Dependence Sensory Deficit
Few studies have used quantitative sensory tests to study the effect of chronic opioid treatment on sensation. The investigators will test chronic pain patients who are on different MEDDs, normal volunteers, and patients undergoing an opioid taper. This will be the first study... expand

Few studies have used quantitative sensory tests to study the effect of chronic opioid treatment on sensation. The investigators will test chronic pain patients who are on different MEDDs, normal volunteers, and patients undergoing an opioid taper. This will be the first study to perform sensory testing on patients while undergoing an opioid taper on an outpatient basis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

open study

Does a Rescue Course of Betamethasone in Pregnant Women With PPROM Decrease Neonatal Morbidity?
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston PPROM Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Premature Infants
The purpose of this study is to determine if a repeat course of betamethasone given to pregnant women with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) will decrease the infant's length of stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the overall neonatal morbidity associated... expand

The purpose of this study is to determine if a repeat course of betamethasone given to pregnant women with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) will decrease the infant's length of stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the overall neonatal morbidity associated with this condition.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

Effect of In-Patient Exercise Training on Length of Hospitalization in Burned Patients
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Muscle Weakness Late Effect of Burn Muscle; Fatigue, Heart Burn Rehabilitation
This study will measure efficacy of early in-patient exercise as an adjunct to current Standard of Care (SOC) for 96 patients in a multi-centre trial. The secondary purpose is to assess the efficacy of a personalized, structured, and quantifiable exercise program (MP10) carried... expand

This study will measure efficacy of early in-patient exercise as an adjunct to current Standard of Care (SOC) for 96 patients in a multi-centre trial. The secondary purpose is to assess the efficacy of a personalized, structured, and quantifiable exercise program (MP10) carried out soon after admission until hospital discharge (including during the BICU stay and time on ventilation).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2015

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Environment Analysis Inside an Investigational Prescription Bottle
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Chronic Pain
The purpose of the study is to test a research prescription bottle that will monitor the physical environment inside the bottle. expand

The purpose of the study is to test a research prescription bottle that will monitor the physical environment inside the bottle.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2018

open study

Comparing Outpatient to Inpatient Cervical Ripening Using Dilapan-S®
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Labor, Induced Cervix Uteri-Diseases
The target population for our study is women who present for induction of labor. If there is a decision by the obstetrical team to place a mechanical dilator for cervical ripening, the obstetrical team will notify the research staff so that the patient may be screened for the... expand

The target population for our study is women who present for induction of labor. If there is a decision by the obstetrical team to place a mechanical dilator for cervical ripening, the obstetrical team will notify the research staff so that the patient may be screened for the study. If the subject is eligible for the trial, written informed consent will be obtained by person-to-person contact. The PI, study coordinator, or a collaborator will be responsible for the informed consent procedure. After informed consent is obtained and Dilapan-S is placed, the patient will be randomized to the Outpatient or the Inpatient group.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2018

open study

Out of Plane Approach for Interscalene
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Acute Pain Brachial Plexus Block
Study aims to examine the influence of out of plane interscalene approach to a brachial plexus block on the effect of phrenic nerve blockade. expand

Study aims to examine the influence of out of plane interscalene approach to a brachial plexus block on the effect of phrenic nerve blockade.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2019

open study

Hormonal Status on Blood Flow and Tissue in Pelvic Organ Prolapse
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Pelvic Floor Disorders
Our primary aim in the current study is to determine important tissue differences, including muscle and connective tissue changes, between postmenopausal women and reproductive age women with pelvic floor dysfunction to help develop targeted and noninvasive treatments. expand

Our primary aim in the current study is to determine important tissue differences, including muscle and connective tissue changes, between postmenopausal women and reproductive age women with pelvic floor dysfunction to help develop targeted and noninvasive treatments.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2013

open study

Enteral L Citrulline Supplementation in Preterm Infants - Safety, Efficacy and Dosing
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Associated Pulmonary Hypertension Pulmonary Hypertension Premature Birth Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity
Oral L-citrulline supplementation may prevent and/or decrease the severity of chronic lung disease associated with pulmonary hypertension in preterm infants. Since oral L-citrulline supplementation has never been studied in preterm infants before, the side effect profile and... expand

Oral L-citrulline supplementation may prevent and/or decrease the severity of chronic lung disease associated with pulmonary hypertension in preterm infants. Since oral L-citrulline supplementation has never been studied in preterm infants before, the side effect profile and appropriate dosing are still unknown. In this pilot study, the investigators will determine the safety profile, efficacy and appropriate dosing of oral L-citrulline in preterm infants. In the future, information from this study will be utilized to conduct a randomized placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the role of L-citrulline supplementation in treating BPD_PH.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

open study

PermeaDerm® vs. Mepilex-Ag® in Promoting Healing of Partial-thickness Burn Wounds
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Partial-thickness Burn
The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of the wound dressings currently used at our institution for partial-thickness burn wounds: PermeaDerm® (PermeaDerm, Inc., Carlsbad, California, USA) and silver impregnated foam dressing (Mepilex Ag®, Health Care, Göteborg,... expand

The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of the wound dressings currently used at our institution for partial-thickness burn wounds: PermeaDerm® (PermeaDerm, Inc., Carlsbad, California, USA) and silver impregnated foam dressing (Mepilex Ag®, Health Care, Göteborg, Sweden)

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2018

open study

Effects of a Community Based Exercise Program in Adults With Severe Burns
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Burn Injury Psychosocial Problem Quality of Life
The purpose of this proposal is to assess the efficacy of implementing a 12-week structured and supervised community-based exercise program (COMBEX) at hospital discharge. The investigators will assess the effect of exercise on mental health and physical function, along with... expand

The purpose of this proposal is to assess the efficacy of implementing a 12-week structured and supervised community-based exercise program (COMBEX) at hospital discharge. The investigators will assess the effect of exercise on mental health and physical function, along with its effects on the amelioration of the burn-induced catabolic response. The central hypothesis of this proposal is that exercise-induced physical and psychosocial benefits obtained during a supervised and structured COMBEX program in severely burned adults will improve physical function, and quality of life relative to Standard of Care (SOC).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2010

open study

Hydroxychloroquine and Phlebotomy for Treating Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) is an iron-related disorder that responds to treatment by phlebotomy or low-dose hydroxychloroquine, but comparative data on these treatments are limited. The hypothesis is that hydroxychloroquine is noninferior to phlebotomy in terms of time to... expand

Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) is an iron-related disorder that responds to treatment by phlebotomy or low-dose hydroxychloroquine, but comparative data on these treatments are limited. The hypothesis is that hydroxychloroquine is noninferior to phlebotomy in terms of time to remission. Patients with well documented PCT are assigned to treatment by randomization if specific criteria are met. All patients are followed until remission - defined as achieving a normal plasma porphyrin concentration.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2006

open study

Vitamin E Supplementation in Burn Patients
Shriners Hospitals for Children Burn Injury
Burned patients because of their increased oxidative stress have severely depleted vitamin E, which is a dietary antioxidant. Oxidative stress is responsible for much of the pathophysiology seen in burned patients, which leads to acute and chronic morbidity and mortality, in... expand

Burned patients because of their increased oxidative stress have severely depleted vitamin E, which is a dietary antioxidant. Oxidative stress is responsible for much of the pathophysiology seen in burned patients, which leads to acute and chronic morbidity and mortality, in addition to a decrease in their quality of life. Oral vitamin E will be used to reverse the oxidative stress of burn injury and, in the process, decrease the secondary consequences of thermal trauma. This proposal will demonstrate the benefit of maintaining adequate vitamin E status.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2011

open study

Biomarkers in Tumor Tissue Samples From Patients With Newly Diagnosed Neuroblastoma or Ganglioneuroblastoma
Children's Oncology Group Ganglioneuroblastoma Localized Resectable Neuroblastoma Localized Unresectable Neuroblastoma Regional Neuroblastoma Stage 4 Neuroblastoma
This research trial studies biomarkers in tumor tissue samples from patients with newly diagnosed neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroblastoma. Studying samples of tumor tissue from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors identify and learn more about biomarkers related... expand

This research trial studies biomarkers in tumor tissue samples from patients with newly diagnosed neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroblastoma. Studying samples of tumor tissue from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors identify and learn more about biomarkers related to cancer.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2000

open study