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593 matching studies

Condition of Interest
Passive Immunity Trial for Our Nation to Treat COVID-19 in Hospitalized Adults
COVID-19 Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
The purpose of this study is to test the safety and efficacy of convalescent donor plasma to treat COVID-19 in hospitalized adults in a randomized, placebo-controlled setting. The effect of convalescent plasma will be compared to placebo on clinical outcomes, measured using the... expand

The purpose of this study is to test the safety and efficacy of convalescent donor plasma to treat COVID-19 in hospitalized adults in a randomized, placebo-controlled setting. The effect of convalescent plasma will be compared to placebo on clinical outcomes, measured using the COVID-19 7-point Ordinal Clinical Progression Outcomes Scale at Day 15, among adults with COVID-19 requiring hospitalization.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2020

open study

ACTIV-3: Therapeutics for Inpatients With COVID-19
Covid19
This study looks at the safety and effectiveness of different drugs in treating COVID-19 in people who have been hospitalized with the infection. Participants in the study will be treated with either a study drug plus current standard of care (SOC), or with placebo plus current... expand

This study looks at the safety and effectiveness of different drugs in treating COVID-19 in people who have been hospitalized with the infection. Participants in the study will be treated with either a study drug plus current standard of care (SOC), or with placebo plus current SOC.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2020

open study

Neuroinflammation in Chronic Systemic Symptoms (CSS)
Cancer Cancer Head Neck Neuroinflammatory Response Chronic Inflammation Chronic Disease
The purpose of the present research protocol is to investigate and identify translocator protein 18kDa, MRI DTI, and EEG/ERPs, markers of Chronic Systemic Symptoms (CSS). expand

The purpose of the present research protocol is to investigate and identify translocator protein 18kDa, MRI DTI, and EEG/ERPs, markers of Chronic Systemic Symptoms (CSS).

Type: Observational

Start Date: Feb 2021

open study

Visualizing Vascular Mechanisms of Salt Sensitivity
Obesity Cardiovascular Risk Factor Salt; Excess
This study aims to assess the salt sensitive blood pressure response to dietary salt load compared with radiological markers of salt handling. expand

This study aims to assess the salt sensitive blood pressure response to dietary salt load compared with radiological markers of salt handling.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2019

open study

Role of Sympathetic Activity and Splanchnic Capacitance in Hypertension
Hypertension
The purpose of this study is to better understand the role of the abdominal veins (splanchnic capacitance) and the sympathetic nervous system in human hypertension. The investigators will test the hypothesis that constriction of abdominal veins due to sympathetic activation... expand

The purpose of this study is to better understand the role of the abdominal veins (splanchnic capacitance) and the sympathetic nervous system in human hypertension. The investigators will test the hypothesis that constriction of abdominal veins due to sympathetic activation contributes to human hypertension. Splanchnic capacitance will be assessed in normotensive and hypertensive subjects at baseline and during acute blockade of the autonomic nervous system.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2015

open study

Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Essential Tremor and Parkinsonian Tremor
Tremor Essential Tremor Parkinson Disease Radiosurgery Quality of Life
The purpose of this study is to determine the changes in quality of life and degree of tremor for patients with essential tremor or Parkinsonian tremor who are treated by stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). This is a questionnaire-based study. Please see Detailed Description... expand

The purpose of this study is to determine the changes in quality of life and degree of tremor for patients with essential tremor or Parkinsonian tremor who are treated by stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). This is a questionnaire-based study. Please see Detailed Description below for more information.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Feb 2013

open study

Ifetroban in Treating Patients With Malignant Solid Tumors at High Risk of Metastatic Recurrence
Malignant Solid Tumor
This pilot trial studies the side effects of ifetroban in treating patients with malignant solid tumors that are at high risk of coming back after treatment and spreading throughout the body. Platelets are a type of blood cells that help with clotting. Cancer cells stick to... expand

This pilot trial studies the side effects of ifetroban in treating patients with malignant solid tumors that are at high risk of coming back after treatment and spreading throughout the body. Platelets are a type of blood cells that help with clotting. Cancer cells stick to platelets and ride on them to get to different parts of the body. Drugs, such as ifetroban, may help these platelets become less "sticky," and reduce the chance of cancer cells spreading to other places in the body.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2018

open study

Memantine for the Treatment of Cognitive Impairment in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
A phenome-wide association study (PheWAS) identified an association between a variant in the human gene for the N2A subunit of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor, GRIN2A, and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in this gene encodes... expand

A phenome-wide association study (PheWAS) identified an association between a variant in the human gene for the N2A subunit of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor, GRIN2A, and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in this gene encodes for increased NMDA receptor activity. Based on the potential function of the associated SNP and published literature, alterations in SNP function signaling may underlie a cluster of symptoms. The objective of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of memantine, an NMDA receptor antagonist, in a precise patient subset with SLE. Participants will complete a full 14-week clinical trial, receiving either memantine or a placebo. Participants' blood will be drawn to test for various antibodies as well as organ function. Patients' urine will also be collected to assess organ function and pregnancy for females at a number of specific time points. The overall goal is to develop a safe and inexpensive therapeutic approach to reduce debilitating cognitive symptoms in a precisely selected SLE sub-population.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2018

open study

Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative 3 (ADNI3) Protocol
Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Alzheimer's Disease (AD)
Since its launch in 2004, the overarching aim of the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) has been realized in informing the design of therapeutic trials in AD. ADNI3 continues the previously funded ADNI-1, ADNI-GO, and ADNI-2 studies that have been combined... expand

Since its launch in 2004, the overarching aim of the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) has been realized in informing the design of therapeutic trials in AD. ADNI3 continues the previously funded ADNI-1, ADNI-GO, and ADNI-2 studies that have been combined public/private collaborations between academia and industry to determine the relationships between the clinical, cognitive, imaging, genetic and biochemical biomarker characteristics of the entire spectrum of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The overall goal of the study is to continue to discover, optimize, standardize, and validate clinical trial measures and biomarkers used in AD research.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Oct 2016

open study

Effect of PDE5 Inhibition on Adipose Metabolism in Humans
Obesity
This is a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study of the effects of PDE5 inhibition with tadalafil on adipose tissue in obese individuals. Adipose metabolism will be measured using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and by aspirating a small amount of adipose... expand

This is a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study of the effects of PDE5 inhibition with tadalafil on adipose tissue in obese individuals. Adipose metabolism will be measured using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and by aspirating a small amount of adipose to measure gene expression.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2021

open study

Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes and Neurocognitive Complications Cohort Study
Type 1 Diabetes
The proposed project will assess hypothesized risk factors (age of onset, Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) at presentation and glycemic control), as well as potentially modifiable protective factors (child sleep quality, caregiver distress, and use of diabetes devices). In addition,... expand

The proposed project will assess hypothesized risk factors (age of onset, Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) at presentation and glycemic control), as well as potentially modifiable protective factors (child sleep quality, caregiver distress, and use of diabetes devices). In addition, the study will optimize imaging protocols and processing tools to allow for harmonization of neuroimaging data across sites and scanners for the most robust analysis.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2021

open study

EMT en Español for Spanish-speaking Toddlers With Language Delays
Language Development Disorders
The goal of the study is to conduct an initial efficacy study of a promising therapist and caregiver-implemented communication intervention to improve language and school readiness skills in low-income Spanish-speaking children with receptive and expressive language delays... expand

The goal of the study is to conduct an initial efficacy study of a promising therapist and caregiver-implemented communication intervention to improve language and school readiness skills in low-income Spanish-speaking children with receptive and expressive language delays (ages 30 to 36 months). The proposed randomized trial compares the effects of a caregiver plus therapist implemented EMT en Español intervention to a community based "business as usual" control group at four time points (pre- intervention, post-intervention, 6 month follow-up, 12 month follow-up) in a sample of 84 low-income, Spanish-speaking families and their toddlers with receptive and expressive language delays.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2019

open study

Trial-Ready Cohort-Down Syndrome (TRC-DS)
Down Syndrome Alzheimer Disease Dementia
The purpose of the Trial-Ready Cohort - Down Syndrome (TRC-DS) is to enroll 120 non-demented adults (ages 35-55) with Down syndrome (DS) into a trial ready cohort (TRC). Participants enrolled in the TRC-DS will undergo longitudinal cognitive and clinical assessment, genetic... expand

The purpose of the Trial-Ready Cohort - Down Syndrome (TRC-DS) is to enroll 120 non-demented adults (ages 35-55) with Down syndrome (DS) into a trial ready cohort (TRC). Participants enrolled in the TRC-DS will undergo longitudinal cognitive and clinical assessment, genetic and biomarker testing, as well as imaging and biospecimen collection. Using these outcome measures, researchers will analyze the relationships between cognitive measures and biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease (AD) to identify endpoints for AD clinical trials in DS that best reflect disease progression.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jun 2021

open study

A Study of Heterologous Vaccine Regimen of Adenovirus Serotype 26 Mosaic4 Human Immunodeficiency Virus(Ad26.Mos4.HIV),...
Healthy
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the vaccine efficacy (VE) of a heterologous vaccine regimen utilizing Ad26.Mos4.HIV and aluminum phosphate-adjuvanted Clade C gp140 and Mosaic gp140 for the prevention of HIV-1 infection in HIV-1 seronegative cis-gender men and transgender... expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the vaccine efficacy (VE) of a heterologous vaccine regimen utilizing Ad26.Mos4.HIV and aluminum phosphate-adjuvanted Clade C gp140 and Mosaic gp140 for the prevention of HIV-1 infection in HIV-1 seronegative cis-gender men and transgender individuals having sex with cis-gender men and/or transgender individuals.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2019

open study

Investigating Social Competence in Youth With Autism
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Our treatment, SENSE Theatre, combines several well-documented, effective behavioral strategies and theatre techniques. The proposed project will extend previous findings showing improving improvement in memory for faces. The multisite randomized control trial will include... expand

Our treatment, SENSE Theatre, combines several well-documented, effective behavioral strategies and theatre techniques. The proposed project will extend previous findings showing improving improvement in memory for faces. The multisite randomized control trial will include a large sample of 240 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) randomly assigned to the experimental (SENSE Theatre) or an active control condition (Tackling Teenage Together).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

Testing the Effect of the Youth Mindful Awareness Program on Negative Affect
Mindfulness
Randomized controlled trial comparing a coached, app-based mindfulness intervention versus a no-intervention control condition. Primary outcome: adolescents' reports of affect as measured with ecological momentary assessment (EMA) at post-intervention. Participants will include... expand

Randomized controlled trial comparing a coached, app-based mindfulness intervention versus a no-intervention control condition. Primary outcome: adolescents' reports of affect as measured with ecological momentary assessment (EMA) at post-intervention. Participants will include 120 youth ages 12-17 years old.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2021

open study

Influence of Stress and Psychiatric Symptoms on Children With Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome in Adolescence Tourette Syndrome Tourette Syndrome in Children
Investigators propose a cross-sectional, observational pilot study to examine the contribution of stress, family dynamics, and peer relationships to quality of life (QOL) in adolescents with Tourette syndrome (TS). Investigators will recruit two groups of participants: 1)... expand

Investigators propose a cross-sectional, observational pilot study to examine the contribution of stress, family dynamics, and peer relationships to quality of life (QOL) in adolescents with Tourette syndrome (TS). Investigators will recruit two groups of participants: 1) adolescents aged 13-17 years of age with TS and 2) adolescents aged 13-17 without any neurologic or psychiatric diagnoses. Participants and one of their parents/caregivers will complete a series of questionnaires screening for and quantifying the extent of stress and mental health symptoms, including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Participants will also complete instruments characterizing family interactions and peer relationships. Adolescents with TS will also undergo a semi-structured interview assessing the severity of their tics.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Mar 2021

open study

Enhancing Social Competence in Adults With Autism
Autism Spectrum Disorder
SENSE Theatre®, combines several well-documented, effective behavioral strategies, such as the inclusion of trained peer models, theatre play techniques involving predictable (i.e., scripted) and flexible (improvised) role-play, and repeated performance of newly learned skills... expand

SENSE Theatre®, combines several well-documented, effective behavioral strategies, such as the inclusion of trained peer models, theatre play techniques involving predictable (i.e., scripted) and flexible (improvised) role-play, and repeated performance of newly learned skills resulting in greater automaticity of behavior. The intervention has the potential to enhance social cognition and behavior in adults with autism spectrum disorder.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2020

open study

Optimizing Psychosocial Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome
Chronic Interstitial Cystitis Bladder Pain Syndrome Cystitis, Interstitial Painful Bladder Syndrome Cystitis, Chronic Interstitial
Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) is a severe pain condition affecting 3-8 million people in the United States lacking treatments that work. Emotional suffering is common in IC/BPS and known to make physical symptoms worse, and studies show patient sub-groups... expand

Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) is a severe pain condition affecting 3-8 million people in the United States lacking treatments that work. Emotional suffering is common in IC/BPS and known to make physical symptoms worse, and studies show patient sub-groups respond differently to treatment. By creating and testing a psychosocial intervention specific to IC/BPS, we will learn if this intervention improves patient wellness, who the intervention works best for, and how the body's pain processing influences outcomes.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2020

open study

Depressed Mood Improvement Through Nicotine Dosing 2
Depressive Disorder
Deficits in cognitive control are core features of late-life depression, contributing both to emotion dysregulation and problems with inhibiting irrelevant information, conflict detection, and working memory. Clinically characterized as executive dysfunction, these deficits... expand

Deficits in cognitive control are core features of late-life depression, contributing both to emotion dysregulation and problems with inhibiting irrelevant information, conflict detection, and working memory. Clinically characterized as executive dysfunction, these deficits are associated with poor response to antidepressants and higher levels of disability. Improvement of cognitive control network (CCN) dysfunction may benefit both mood and cognitive performance, however no current pharmacotherapy improves CCN deficits in LLD. Supported by pilot data, Investigators propose that nicotine acetylcholine receptor agonists enhance CCN function and resultantly improve mood and cognitive performance in late-life depression. The objective of this initial R61-phase trial is to first determine whether transdermal nicotine enhances CCN neural activity in an exposure-dependent fashion during an emotional response inhibition task (the emotional Stroop task). Investigator's approach for the R61 phase is to examine in 36 older adults with Major Depressive Disorder whether transdermal nicotine patches enhance CCN activity over 12 weeks as measured during fMRI with the emotional Stroop task while measuring nicotine and nicotine metabolite levels. Transdermal nicotine has a mechanism of action that is distinct from current antidepressants, potentially making it a potentially important antidepressant augmentation agent. If hypotheses are correct, as patches are commercially available, this approach could be rapidly moved into definitive studies and may have applicability to other psychiatric disorders characterized by CCN dysfunction.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2020

open study

Interventions for Reading Disabilities in NF1
Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Learning Disability Reading Disability NF1
Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) is a common genetic disorder that is associated with a four times greater risk of learning disabilities, including reading disabilities, and a deficiency of neurofibromin - a protein important in a signaling pathway that regulates learning and... expand

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) is a common genetic disorder that is associated with a four times greater risk of learning disabilities, including reading disabilities, and a deficiency of neurofibromin - a protein important in a signaling pathway that regulates learning and memory. Our previous work (NS49096) demonstrated that school-age children with NF+RD can respond to standard phonologically-based reading tutoring originally developed to treat reading disability in the general population. Combining our work with that by other researchers suggesting that a medication (Lovastatin) may counteract the effects of the deficient neurofibromin, and possibly ameliorate learning disabilities in NF1, the investigator propose to examine the synergistic effects of medication plus reading tutoring.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

Investigating Biological Targets, Markers, and Intervention for Chronic Pain
Chronic Pain Pain, Chronic Pain Syndrome Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Intractable
This multi-modal methods study will investigate neurophysiological, endocrinological, cognitive, psycho-social-emotional markers of chronic pain, and therapeutic targets using integrative health treatments. expand

This multi-modal methods study will investigate neurophysiological, endocrinological, cognitive, psycho-social-emotional markers of chronic pain, and therapeutic targets using integrative health treatments.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2021

open study

Memory Improvement Through Nicotine Dosing (MIND) Study
Mild Cognitive Impairment
The purpose of the study is to see if daily transdermal nicotine is able to produce a significant cognitive, clinical and functional improvement in participants with MCI. Neuronal nicotinic receptors have long been known to play a critical role in memory function in preclinical... expand

The purpose of the study is to see if daily transdermal nicotine is able to produce a significant cognitive, clinical and functional improvement in participants with MCI. Neuronal nicotinic receptors have long been known to play a critical role in memory function in preclinical studies, with nicotine improving attention, learning, and memory function. The study will enroll 300 participants for a 2 year period. Participants will be randomized (50:50) to either the transdermal nicotine, beginning at 7mg/day, and increasing to 21mg/day, or placebo skin patch.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

The RADIANCE II Pivotal Study: A Study of the ReCor Medical Paradise System in Stage II Hypertension
Hypertension Vascular Diseases Cardiovascular Diseases
The objective of the RADIANCE II Pivotal study is to demonstrate the effectiveness and safety of the Paradise System in subjects with Stage 2 hypertension on 0-2 medications at the time of consent. Prior to randomization, subjects will be hypertensive in the absence of hypertension... expand

The objective of the RADIANCE II Pivotal study is to demonstrate the effectiveness and safety of the Paradise System in subjects with Stage 2 hypertension on 0-2 medications at the time of consent. Prior to randomization, subjects will be hypertensive in the absence of hypertension medication.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2018

open study

Nashville Early Diagnosis Lung Cancer Project
Lung Cancer
This screening study will address the lack of molecular strategies for the early detection of lung cancer and integrate those with epidemiological and imaging strategies. The hypothesis is that the repeated measure of biomarkers of risk obtained from the molecular analysis... expand

This screening study will address the lack of molecular strategies for the early detection of lung cancer and integrate those with epidemiological and imaging strategies. The hypothesis is that the repeated measure of biomarkers of risk obtained from the molecular analysis of biological specimens including those from bronchoscopy (bronchial brushings and biopsies) may contribute to the refinement of high-risk populations and allow an earlier clinical diagnosis. The goal of the investigators study is to provide screening for lung cancer in a high-risk population. In this prospective cohort it will be tested whether repeated measure of biomarkers of risk allows early detection of lung cancer.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2011

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