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Clinical Trials: Medical Quality & Safety


Source: Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Background: The occurrence of medical errors and their deleterious effects on quality of care delivered are widely recognized phenomena in healthcare today. This has spurned an aggressive nationwide campaign to improve the quality of care all hospitals throughout the country. Currently, there are numerous reports of quality improvement initiatives across medical centers in the United States. However, a review of the literature failed to identify any ... Read More
Last Updated: 15 Mar 2012
Source: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety of a customized MRI scanner and gather preliminary data on image quality in a group of 10 medically stable infants admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). Read More
Last Updated: 22 Sep 2014
Source: InSightec
Evaluate the safety, compatibility and imaging quality of the ExAblate MRgFUS system. Read More
Last Updated: 06 Mar 2016
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
The Taconic IPA, a 2,500 physician independent practice association (IPA) located in Fishkill, New York (NY), is involved in an information technology project to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare in the region. Over the past three years, the organization has worked with area hospitals and laboratories to create a community wide electronic data exchange. Currently, the Taconic IPA is in the midst of implementing a full electronic health ... Read More
Last Updated: 11 Jun 2007
Source: National Taiwan University Hospital
Objective: The purposes of this study are 1) to understand the nurses' need and perception toward of the monitoring information system of nursing-related patient safety and quality indicators; 2) to establish the monitoring information system of nursing-related patient safety and quality indicators; 3) to evaluate the monitoring information system of nursing-related patient safety and quality indicators. Methods: There will be three phases and the study ... Read More
Last Updated: 06 Nov 2016
Source: American Medical Systems
The purpose of this study is to gain information on the safety, efficacy, and quality of life in subjects who have had the GreenLight XPS procedure. Read More
Last Updated: 28 Oct 2014
Source: Massachusetts General Hospital
This study includes four projects aimed to improve the quality and safety of pediatric care through the implementation of four clinical decision support services in the electronic health record (EHR). The four projects will measure the effect of each clinical decision support feature including: weight-based dosing; smart forms for chronic conditions; guideline reminders; and a results manager to track abnormal lab result follow-up. Hypothesis: ... Read More
Last Updated: 19 Jul 2011
Source: Massachusetts Department of Health
The purpose of the Proactive Reduction of Outpatient Malpractice: Increasing Safety, Efficiency, and Satisfaction (PROMISES) project is to assemble a high-level Massachusetts consortium to test the impact of powerful quality improvement techniques to accomplish innovations and improvements in high risk ambulatory malpractice areas. We will target problem-prone processes in 3 areas of identified risk: 1) medication management, 2) test ordering and results ... Read More
Last Updated: 23 Dec 2012
Source: University of British Columbia
Miscommunication during patient handover can jeopardize patient safety and is the focus of Quality Improvement initiatives by many organizations. It is widely recognized that such miscommunication is preventable using a number of strategies identified in the literature. Currently, there is no formal handover process of General Internal Medicine in-patients, otherwise known as the Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU) at Vancouver General Hospital, which is a major ... Read More
Last Updated: 13 Jan 2016
Source: Abnoba Gmbh
Evaluation of safety and efficacy of a standardized mistletoe extract (abnobaVISCUM® Quercus, aVQ) in patients with gastric cancer receiving oral chemotherapy. Read More
Last Updated: 05 Nov 2012
Source: University of Pittsburgh
The overarching goal of this proposal is to address the MedEvac foundation priority of educational techniques and technologies and improve Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) safety by determining if overall sleep quality and intra-shift fatigue of HEMS clinicians can be improved with real-time assessment and intervention. Aim 1: To determine the short-term impact of an enhanced SleepTrackTXT intervention on HEMS clinician fatigue reported in ... Read More
Last Updated: 09 Jun 2016
Source: Guang'anmen Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of electroacupuncture (EA) for simple female stress urinary incontinence. Read More
Last Updated: 20 Dec 2014
Source: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Advanced airway interventions are common high risk, high stakes events for children in intensive care units (ICU) and emergency departments (ED), with risk for life and health threatening consequences. Read More
Last Updated: 10 Jan 2017
Source: American Medical Systems
A single-center retrospective chart review of AdVance and AdVance XP subject data, combined with prospective follow-up of the same subjects to confirm continence, adverse event, and quality of life status. This study includes patients previously implanted with an AdVance or AdVance XP male sling. Read More
Last Updated: 24 Jun 2015
Source: St. Luke's Medical Center, Philippines
Overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome as defined by International Continence Society is a pathological condition characterized by irritative symptoms: urinary urgency, with or without incontinence, urinary frequency and nocturia. The syndrome often seriously compromises the quality of life of the patients. The etiology of the OAB is considered multifactorial. Neural plasticity of bladder afferent pathways is one of the proposed mechanisms of OAB. The detrusor ... Read More
Last Updated: 28 Dec 2016
Source: Weill Medical College of Cornell University
The purpose of this study is to measure the financial effects of health information technology and health information exchange in regional health information organizations in New York State, as mediated by changes in quality, safety and efficiency. Read More
Last Updated: 16 Jun 2013
Source: Jaseng Medical Foundation
A prospective study investigating the effectiveness and safety in lumbar stenosis patients receiving integrative Korean medicine treatment at 3 locations of Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine through assessment of pain, functional disability, and quality of life Read More
Last Updated: 23 Jan 2017
Source: Kuhnil Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
KI1001(Circadin®, Prolonged release tablet which contains melatonin) has showed its efficacy to improve sleep quality in over 55 years old primary insomnia patients. This is a bridging study to investigate the efficacy and safety of KI1001(Circadin®) in Korean patients. Read More
Last Updated: 22 Apr 2012
Source: St George Hospital, Australia
The PHF trial will assess the acceptability and long term outcomes resulting from the usage of electronic (carried by the patient on a USB memory device) and paper portable health files in a population with high intensity use of medical services. The rationale is that use of the portable health files provides a conduit of direct communication among health care providers of a patient's important health care information and this leads to better care and ... Read More
Last Updated: 19 May 2015
Source: Novartis
This study will test the efficacy and safety of topical diclofenac sodium gel in the treatment of hand osteoarthritis. Read More
Last Updated: 12 Apr 2015
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