University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
We are studying the association between fitness levels and the perception of musculoskeletal pain.
We are inviting healthy, sedentary (don’t regularly exercise or exercise less than 100 minutes a week) and physically active (exercising 4+/wk or more than 150 minutes of moderate-vigorous activity per wk) adults between the ages of 18 and 45 to participate in a study involving temporary cold- and pressure-sensations on the arm and hand.
The study involves temporary cold- and pressure-sensations on the arm and hand. Visits also includes questionnaires, wearing an activity monitor for 1 week, and a 3-minute submaximal fitness assessment.
The study will consist of two visits approximately 1 week apart:
1st visit is approximately 30 minutes & 2nd visit is approximately 45 minutes.
Jackie Loesche or Shannon Merkle @ 319-335-9795
or Jacquelynfirstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Participants in this research study have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and recommended for chemotherapy and radiation therapy by their doctor. The purpose of the study is to determine the effects, good and bad, of subject's participation in a special ketogenic diet, with very low level of carbohydrates (sugars), during chemotherapy and radiation therapy for pancreatic cancer. Animal research suggests that lower blood sugars increase treatment effect. That is why we are doing research on this special diet.
Participants in this study have been diagnosed with lung cancer and their doctor has recommended chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The purpose of this research study is to determine the effects, good and bad, that using a special diet has on participants during chemotherapy and radiation therapy for lung cancer. Current research in animals suggests that lowering glucose helps increase treatment effects. That is why we are investigating this low-sugar diet.
Participants in this study are undergoing tumor resections with endoprosthetic replacements. Limb salvage surgery is the standard of care in the management of sarcoma of the long-bones. Advances in chemotherapeutic regimens and imaging techniques allow for wide resection and functional reconstruction in the 95% of patients. The most common type of long-bone reconstruction involves the use of a tumor prosthesis, or endoprostheses. Due to the complexity and length of surgical resection and reconstruction, as well as the immunocompromised nature of patients treated with chemotherapy, the risk for infection remains high. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether a long term (5 days) postoperative antibiotic regimen will decrease the rate of infection among patients being surgically treated for a lower extremity bone tumor when compared to a short term (24 hours) postoperative antibiotic regimen. About 1000 participants will take part in this study at centers around the country; approximately 20 participants will take part in this study at the University of Iowa.
Nancy McCurdy 319-356-8699
Participants in this research study have breast cancer that is HER2-positive and is sensitive to hormones. The purpose of this research study is to compare the good and bad effects of using hormone drugs with the usual chemotherapy drugs to using the chemotherapy drugs alone as therapy given before surgery. Approximately 7 people will take part in this treatment study conducted by investigators at the University of Iowa. There will be about 212 people taking part in this study nationally.
Pamela Zehr 319-353-8914
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