6 studies found
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The Genetics of Liver Fat (GoLF): Contributions of Genes and Liver Fat to Diabetes Risk in Mexican Americans

Diabetes affects millions of people in the United States, and Latinos are at higher risk. The liver plays an important role in regulating blood sugar. At the University of Southern California (USC), we are seeking participants for an ongoing study to investigate how differences in your genes impact liver fat...

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RESTORE: A clinical study for patients suffering from chronic dizziness and lightheadedness

When some people stand up, their blood pressure falls. This drop in blood pressure can cause a number of different symptoms, especially dizziness or light-headedness, feeling faint, or even fainting and these symptoms can make it difficult to stand for a long time without having to sit or lie down. ...

Carotid Revascularization and Medical Management for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Trial

Prevention of stroke involves managing and treating risk factors. Most strokes are caused when blood flow to a portion of the brain is blocked. One place this often happens is in the carotid artery. This blockage is called atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. The purpose of this trial is...

P-15L Bone Graft in Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion With Instrumentation

The aim of this trial is to evaluate if P-15L bone graft (investigational device) is not inferior in effectiveness and safety to local autologous bone (and allograft where necessary) as an extender (control device) when applied in instrumented transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) in subjects with degenerative disc disease (DDD)....

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How the diet of breastfeeding Latina moms affects the health of their babies

This study looks at the effects of sugar in Hispanic/Latina moms and their babies. Previous studies have found that eating and drinking too much sugar can cause weight gain and health problems that affect the liver, kidneys, and heart. Feeding sugar to children can cause health problems that affect their growth and development. Hispanic/Latina...