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Clinical Trials: Metabolic Medicine

Source: European Respiratory Society
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the metabolic load during a single session of moderate intensity walking in water compared to walking on land (over-ground) in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are normal weight and obese, compared with peak exercise metabolic response. The hypothesis is that the metabolic load of walking at a moderate intensity in water will be greater than walking on land. Read More
Last Updated: 05 Oct 2016
Source: University of Calgary
The recent dramatic increase in obesity has been linked to a reduction of dietary fibre intake. We hypothesized that supplementing the diet of overweight and obesity adults with pulse fibre will improve their metabolic status, chiefly defined as greater weight loss. Other metabolic health improvements may include improved glucose control and reduced inflammatory markers. Read More
Last Updated: 15 Aug 2016
Source: Yonsei University
In patients undergoing craniotomy, 0.9% normal saline is commonly administered in order to reduce cerebral edema. Excessive administration of 0.9% normal saline has been to reported to cause hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis. On the other hand, hypovolemia due to insufficient fluid replacement for perioperative loss can also result in metabolic acidosis by lactic acid accumulation. However, the guideline for perioperative fluid management has not been yet ... Read More
Last Updated: 25 Jan 2015
Source: University Medical Center Groningen
The number of long-term cancer survivors is growing. As a result, treatment-related morbidity - such as cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, functional decline and fatigue - is impacting quality of life and impairing survival. Metabolic syndrome in the general population is currently treated with lifestyle advice to increase physical activity (PA) and reduce caloric intake. This approach is still underused as standard care for cancer survivors. The ... Read More
Last Updated: 10 Oct 2016
Source: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
The purpose of this study is to test whether a supervised mixed aerobic and strength training (MAST) program is effective in improving overall physical fitness and blood flow in the brain and lowering risk factors of coronary artery disease (CAD) in women with metabolic syndrome. Read More
Last Updated: 16 Jul 2014
Source: Guilan University of Medical Sciences
The purpose of this study is to determine whether melatonin can prevent metabolic side effects of olanzapine such as weight gain, elevated glucose concentrations and lipid abnormalities. Read More
Last Updated: 07 Apr 2013
Source: University of Chicago
The purpose of this study is to compare cardio-metabolic risk, glucose tolerance, and night time blood pressure between healthy control subjects and patients with adrenal insufficiency. Read More
Last Updated: 18 Dec 2016
Source: Novartis
This study is designed to assess the safety and exploratory efficacy of using HSC835 in patients with Inherited Metabolic Disorders (IMD) undergoing stem cell transplantation. Read More
Last Updated: 02 May 2016
Source: University of Florida
The work will evaluate the metabolic costs for daily activities across the lifespan and evaluate the influence of having functional impairments. Read More
Last Updated: 15 Nov 2016
Source: University of Copenhagen
The main objective of this study is to investigate in detail how a high-(prebiotic)fibre diet and a high-PUFA diet affect the gut microbiota composition in a metabolic challenged population, and if the diet-induced modulation of the gut microbiota mediates changes in metabolic risk markers. Intake of both experimental diets over 4 weeks are expected to induce beneficial changes in the gut microbiota composition and to affect markers for insulin sensitivity, ... Read More
Last Updated: 15 Feb 2016
Source: Washington University School of Medicine
Craniosynostosis is a birth defect that causes the bones on a baby's head to fuse together earlier than normal. This causes the baby to have an abnormally shaped head. These children are operated on to prevent or treat increased pressure on the brain, allowing for normal development. There is not good evidence of which children with craniosynostosis have increased pressure on the brain. Up to twenty patients with craniofacial abnormalities will be enrolled ... Read More
Last Updated: 11 May 2016
Source: Hasselt University
Lung cancer is the most common cancer in men and the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide. Until today no effective method permits the early detection of lung cancer. Consequently, lung cancer is often diagnosed owing to symptoms of advanced disease. To address this problem, detection methods with an improved sensitivity and specificity are urgently needed. Over the past decade, accumulating evidence shows that the metabolism of cancer cells ... Read More
Last Updated: 08 Feb 2015
Source: Rockefeller University
Current estimates suggest that 65% of American adults are overweight or obese. Excess body weight has been associated with an increased risk of a number of metabolic abnormalities, including high blood sugar, high blood pressure, high triglyceride levels, and low HDL ("good") cholesterol levels. Insulin resistance (when the body becomes less sensitive to the blood sugar-lowering hormone insulin, and more of the hormone is needed to keep blood sugar levels ... Read More
Last Updated: 11 Oct 2011
Source: Lund University
The purpose of the study is to study the potential anti-inflammatory- and metabolic effects of polyphenols and dietary fibres in a product based on a mixture of several Swedish berries and vegetables that is known to have high amounts of polyphenols and other anit-oxidants. In addition the purpose is to investigate the effects on cognitive functions of the berry product. Read More
Last Updated: 25 Feb 2014
Source: University of Florida
High blood pressure, also referred to as hypertension, is a blood pressure level of 140/90 mm Hg or higher. Along with lifestyle changes, various medications are currently used to treat people with hypertension. Some of these medications, however, may affect the way the body handles sugar, essentially preventing the body from breaking down sugar and predisposing people to developing diabetes. People who have metabolic syndrome—a condition primarily ... Read More
Last Updated: 11 Jun 2014
Source: Jules Bordet Institute
The purpose of this study is to assess whether in a population of patients with advanced colorectal cancer for which no known effective therapy is available, measuring the spontaneous evolution of tumoral metabolic progression index by serial FGD PET-CT and Diffusion MRI can show that tumor growth rate is related to the patient's outcome, and that serial FDG PET-CT and Diffusion MRI are able to measure it. Read More
Last Updated: 05 Sep 2016
Source: First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University
The study is to investigate the impact of blood glucose management at the first trimester of pregnant women with gestational diabetes on the maternal and fetal outcomes and metabolic disorder. Read More
Last Updated: 15 Mar 2014
Source: Brigham and Women's Hospital
The purpose of the study is to test whether salsalate,an aspirin-like drug, can improve blood vessel function by reducing inflammation caused by insulin resistance, making the development of blockages less common. We also want to see if salsalate will 1. Change the way blood vessels expand and/or 2. Improve the ability of cells to use blood sugar for energy. Read More
Last Updated: 23 Jun 2011
Source: Maastricht University Medical Center
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a global burden disease affecting almost 200 million people and is expected to nearly double by 2030 (1). It is imperative that this disease is kept under control, and that we begin to reverse the direction of its incidence. We propose to start by identifying the physiological and molecular aspects of the problem in all spectrums of the disease (ie from insulin sensitive athletes to sedentary lean and obese individuals and further to ... Read More
Last Updated: 17 Jul 2012
Source: Oslo University Hospital
Calcium and vitamin D substitution has for a long time been used to improve osteoporosis.The main storage place for magnesium is in the bone. Magnesium is direct under calcium in the periodic system making it possible to interact with the crystal structure. Some small studies have shown beneficial effects of magnesium substitution on osteoporosis. Evidence has shown improvement with calcium, alcohol, fruit and vegetable nutrients on bone loss. It has been ... Read More
Last Updated: 13 Sep 2015