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462 matching studies

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Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative 3 (ADNI3) Protocol
University of Southern California 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 public/private... 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

A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Essure Post-NovaSure Radiofrequency Endometrial Ablation Procedure...
Bayer Contraception Menorrhagia
The purpose of the post approval study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the Essure System when a NovaSure Endometrial Ablation procedure is performed following a successful Essure Confirmation Test. expand

The purpose of the post approval study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the Essure System when a NovaSure Endometrial Ablation procedure is performed following a successful Essure Confirmation Test.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2012

open study

Efficacy and Safety of Finerenone in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and the Clinical Diagnosis...
Bayer Diabetic Kidney Disease
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether oral finerenone (study drug), in addition to standard daily therapy, is effective and safe in treating patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and diabetic kidney disease, when compared to a placebo. expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether oral finerenone (study drug), in addition to standard daily therapy, is effective and safe in treating patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and diabetic kidney disease, when compared to a placebo.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2015

open study

A Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of RO5285119 in Participants With Autism Spectrum Disorder...
Hoffmann-La Roche Autism Spectrum Disorder
This is a Phase II multi-center, randomized, double-blind, 24-week, 3-arm, parallel group, placebo-controlled study to investigate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of RO5285119 in children and adolescents aged 5-17 years with ASD who are high functioning (intelligence... expand

This is a Phase II multi-center, randomized, double-blind, 24-week, 3-arm, parallel group, placebo-controlled study to investigate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of RO5285119 in children and adolescents aged 5-17 years with ASD who are high functioning (intelligence quotient [IQ] greater than or equal to [>=] 70). Enrollment will be staggered, starting first with adolescents (aged 13 to 17 years) and then with children (aged 5 to 12 years). Initially, a first cohort of approximately 24 adolescents will be enrolled together. Based on pharmacokinetic evaluation, safety, and tolerability in the first adolescent cohort and determined final doses, enrollment of adolescents will resume and the enrollment of a first cohort of approximately 24 children (aged 5 to 12 years) can commence. Based on acceptable safety and tolerability in the first children cohort and determined final doses, enrollment of children will resume.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

A Study of the ReCor Medical Paradise System in Clinical Hypertension
ReCor Medical, Inc. Hypertension Vascular Diseases
RADIANCE-HTN is a randomized, double-blind, sham controlled, 2-cohort study (TRIO and SOLO) designed to demonstrate efficacy and document the safety of the Paradise Renal Denervation System in two distinct populations of hypertensive subjects. expand

RADIANCE-HTN is a randomized, double-blind, sham controlled, 2-cohort study (TRIO and SOLO) designed to demonstrate efficacy and document the safety of the Paradise Renal Denervation System in two distinct populations of hypertensive subjects.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2016

open study

Nashville Early Diagnosis Lung Cancer Project
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center 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 of... 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

open study

Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of the VRC01 Antibody in Reducing Acquisition of HIV-1 Infection Among...
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) HIV Infections
This study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of the human monoclonal antibody (mAb) VRC-HIVMAB060-00-AB (VRC01) in preventing HIV-1 infection among men and transgender (TG) persons who have sex with men, in North America, South America, and Switzerland. expand

This study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of the human monoclonal antibody (mAb) VRC-HIVMAB060-00-AB (VRC01) in preventing HIV-1 infection among men and transgender (TG) persons who have sex with men, in North America, South America, and Switzerland.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2016

open study

Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Essential Tremor and Parkinsonian Tremor
Vanderbilt University Medical Center 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 below... 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: Nov 2012

open study

Evaluating the Safety and Immunogenicity of HIV Clade C DNA Vaccine and MF59- or AS01B-Adjuvanted Clade...
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) HIV Infections
This study will evaluate the safety and immune response to the DNA-HIV-PT123 vaccine used in combination with one of two protein vaccines (Bivalent Subtype C gp120/MF59 or Bivalent Subtype C gp120/AS01B) in healthy, HIV-uninfected adults. expand

This study will evaluate the safety and immune response to the DNA-HIV-PT123 vaccine used in combination with one of two protein vaccines (Bivalent Subtype C gp120/MF59 or Bivalent Subtype C gp120/AS01B) in healthy, HIV-uninfected adults.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2016

open study

Interventions for Reading Disabilities in NF1
Vanderbilt University 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 memory.... 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

Reduced Opioid Analgesic Requirements Via Improved Endogenous Opioid Function
Vanderbilt University Chronic Pain
Chronic Pain (CP) management has increasingly utilized long-term opioid analgesic therapy, a change associated with increased opioid abuse (via greater exposure in vulnerable individuals), non-pain health consequences (hormone changes, falls), and a dramatic rise in opioid-related... expand

Chronic Pain (CP) management has increasingly utilized long-term opioid analgesic therapy, a change associated with increased opioid abuse (via greater exposure in vulnerable individuals), non-pain health consequences (hormone changes, falls), and a dramatic rise in opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Treatment strategies that minimize the need for chronic high-dose opioids are sorely needed. This project will test the novel hypothesis that effective pain relief can be achieved at lower opioid analgesic doses by increasing levels of endogenous opioids (EOs).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2015

open study

Role of Sympathetic Activity and Splanchnic Capacitance in Hypertension
Vanderbilt University 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 contributes... 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

Tissue Sodium in Pre-hypertensive Patients
Vanderbilt University Hypertension
Cardiovascular disease is the first common cause of death worldwide. Hypertension is the number one driving risk factor. Hypertension has long been associated with dietary salt intake. We believe that the accumulation of salt in the interstitium and inside cells represents a... expand

Cardiovascular disease is the first common cause of death worldwide. Hypertension is the number one driving risk factor. Hypertension has long been associated with dietary salt intake. We believe that the accumulation of salt in the interstitium and inside cells represents a neglected risk factor, which initiates a pro-inflammatory state, chronically increases blood pressure, and leads to systemic energy imbalance. We will explore the concept that Na+ storage in the skin and in muscle is associated with increased blood pressure, a pro-inflammatory state, and reduced insulin sensitivity. We will do so by addressing the following specific aims: - Specific Aim 1: To test the hypothesis that African Americans are characterized by increased tissue Na+ storage, which is paralleled by higher blood pressure, reduced forearm blood flow, and enhanced pulse wave velocity - Specific Aim 2: To test the hypothesis that treatment with spironolactone reduces tissue Na+ content - Specific Aim 3: To test the hypothesis that Na+ storage leads to immune cell activation - Specific Aim 4: To test the hypothesis that the accumulation of salt in skin and muscle is associated with decreased insulin sensitivity and propensity to diabetes mellitus

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2014

open study

Cardiovascular Effects of Angiotensin (1-7) in Essential Hypertension
Vanderbilt University Hypertension Hypertension, Essential
The purpose of this study is to better understand the cardiovascular effects of the vasodilatory peptide Angiotensin (1-7) in human hypertension. In this study, the investigators will test the hypothesis that systemic Angiotensin (1-7) infusion produces negligible effects with... expand

The purpose of this study is to better understand the cardiovascular effects of the vasodilatory peptide Angiotensin (1-7) in human hypertension. In this study, the investigators will test the hypothesis that systemic Angiotensin (1-7) infusion produces negligible effects with intact baroreceptors, and that the cardiovascular effects of this peptide are unmasked following elimination of baroreflex buffering.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2015

open study

Racial Differences in Vagal Control of Glucose Homeostasis
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Obesity
The investigators will test the hypothesis that acute central acetylcholinesterase inhibition will restore PNS activity and reduce oxidation in AAW compared to whites. expand

The investigators will test the hypothesis that acute central acetylcholinesterase inhibition will restore PNS activity and reduce oxidation in AAW compared to whites.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2015

open study

Metabolic Effects of Angiotensin-(1-7)
Vanderbilt University Obesity Insulin Resistance Hypertension Metabolic Cardiovascular Syndrome
The overall purpose of this study is to learn more about the metabolic effects of angiotensin-(1-7) in the insulin resistant state associated with obesity. Pharmacologic approaches to increase angiotensin-(1-7) levels or its actions are currently in development for treatment... expand

The overall purpose of this study is to learn more about the metabolic effects of angiotensin-(1-7) in the insulin resistant state associated with obesity. Pharmacologic approaches to increase angiotensin-(1-7) levels or its actions are currently in development for treatment of metabolic-related diseases such as obesity and type II diabetes, based on findings from animal studies. It is unclear if this peptide contributes to the regulation of metabolism in humans. The investigators will test if angiotensin-(1-7) infusion can improve insulin sensitivity measured by hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp methods in individuals with obesity and insulin resistance. The investigators will also examine for changes in blood pressure and related hemodynamic and hormonal changes following angiotensin-(1-7) infusion.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

open study

CD36 in Nutrient Delivery and Its Dysfunction
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Insulin Resistance Endothelial Dysfunction
This proposal will test the hypothesis that chronic treatment with sildenafil with and without the use of nitric oxide substrate, L-arginine, protects against fatty acid induced impairment of endothelial function, improves insulin-stimulated microvascular recruitment, insulin... expand

This proposal will test the hypothesis that chronic treatment with sildenafil with and without the use of nitric oxide substrate, L-arginine, protects against fatty acid induced impairment of endothelial function, improves insulin-stimulated microvascular recruitment, insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake in CD36 rs3211938 G-allele carriers.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

Pathway to Prevention Study
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
RATIONALE The accrual of data from the laboratory and from epidemiologic and prevention trials has improved the understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Genetic and immunologic factors play a key role in the development of T1DM, and... expand

RATIONALE The accrual of data from the laboratory and from epidemiologic and prevention trials has improved the understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Genetic and immunologic factors play a key role in the development of T1DM, and characterization of the early metabolic abnormalities in T1DM is steadily increasing. However, information regarding the natural history of T1DM remains incomplete. The TrialNet Natural History Study of the Development of T1DM (Pathway to Prevention Study) has been designed to clarify this picture, and in so doing, will contribute to the development and implementation of studies aimed at prevention of and early treatment in T1DM. Purpose: TrialNet is an international network dedicated to the study, prevention, and early treatment of type 1 diabetes. TrialNet sites are located throughout the United States, Canada, Finland, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Australia, and New Zealand. TrialNet is dedicated to testing new approaches to the prevention of and early intervention for type 1 diabetes. The goal of the TrialNet Natural History Study of the Development of Type 1 Diabetes is to enhance our understanding of the demographic, immunologic, and metabolic characteristics of individuals at risk for developing type 1 diabetes. The Natural History Study will screen relatives of people with type 1 diabetes to identify those at risk for developing the disease. Relatives of people with type 1 diabetes have about a 5% percent chance of being positive for the antibodies associated with diabetes. TrialNet will identify adults and children at risk for developing diabetes by testing for the presence of these antibodies in the blood. A positive antibody test is an early indication that damage to insulin-secreting cells may have begun. If this test is positive, additional testing will be offered to determine the likelihood that a person may develop diabetes. Individuals with antibodies will be offered the opportunity for further testing to determine their risk of developing diabetes over the next 5 years and to receive close monitoring for the development of diabetes.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Feb 2004

open study

Effect of Chronic ACE and DPP4 Inhibition on Blood Pressure
Vanderbilt University Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Hypertension
In this study the investigators will test the hypothesis that dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP4) inhibition attenuates the antihypertensive effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibition but not angiotensin receptor blockade or calcium channel blockade. The investigators... expand

In this study the investigators will test the hypothesis that dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP4) inhibition attenuates the antihypertensive effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibition but not angiotensin receptor blockade or calcium channel blockade. The investigators further hypothesize that this effect is mediated by substance P.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2014

open study

Endogenous Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System and Glucose Metabolism
Vanderbilt University Metabolic Syndrome
Aim 1.Test the hypothesis that activation of the endogenous renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system impairs glycemic control via effects on insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion. Aim 2. Test the hypothesis that activation of the endogenous renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system... expand

Aim 1.Test the hypothesis that activation of the endogenous renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system impairs glycemic control via effects on insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion. Aim 2. Test the hypothesis that activation of the endogenous renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system impairs insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity via an mineralocorticoid-receptor dependent mechanism.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2013

open study

Cardiovascular Effects of GLP-1 Receptor Activation
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Obesity PreDiabetes
This project tests the principle hypothesis that stable glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogues have specific GLP1R-dependent beneficial effects on vascular endothelial function, fibrinolysis and inflammation in obesity that exceed the benefits of weight loss, and that genetic... expand

This project tests the principle hypothesis that stable glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogues have specific GLP1R-dependent beneficial effects on vascular endothelial function, fibrinolysis and inflammation in obesity that exceed the benefits of weight loss, and that genetic or other individual factors that modulate GLP1R sensitivity can modify the effect of these analogues on cardiovascular risk.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

open study

Clinical and Genetic Evaluation of Individuals With Undiagnosed Disorders Through the Undiagnosed Diseases...
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Undiagnosed Disease
Background: - Without an explanation for severe and sometimes life-threatening symptoms, patients and their families are left in a state of unknown. The NIH helped create a network of medical research centers, called the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN), to provide care and... expand

Background: - Without an explanation for severe and sometimes life-threatening symptoms, patients and their families are left in a state of unknown. The NIH helped create a network of medical research centers, called the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN), to provide care and answers for these individuals. Objectives: - To improve diagnosis and care for people with undiagnosed diseases. Eligibility: - People with undiagnosed diseases, and their relatives. Design: - Participants will travel to one of the UDN medical centers for a 5-day clinical and research visit. - As part of the visit, UDN healthcare providers may ask participants to have: - Clinically indicated tests and procedures performed including: - A physical exam - Blood and urine tests - A review of health and family history - X-rays and body scans - Surveys - Photographs of the face and body - A special diet to see if the body can handle the food without having a reaction, like vomiting - Video or voice recordings - Other tests and procedures to help reach a diagnosis - Research tests and procedures performed including: - A skin biopsy. For this, a small piece of skin will be taken. - Surveys - Other tests and procedures for research that may not be related to a diagnosis or treatment. - Most participants will be asked to give samples for genetic testing. - Participants may be contacted after their visit to discuss test results. They may also be contacted in the future for interviews and surveys. - Relatives of participants may be asked to give samples for genetic testing. They may be asked to have parts of their visit recorded and to have additional tests. They may also be contacted in the future for interviews and surveys. - Clinical and research information collected will be stored in a database. - Information and samples collected will be shared with others for research purposes.

Type: Observational

Start Date: May 2015

open study

Filgotinib in the Induction and Maintenance of Remission in Adults With Moderately to Severely Active...
Gilead Sciences Ulcerative Colitis
The primary objectives of this study are to evaluate the safety and efficacy of filgotinib in the induction and maintenance treatment of moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) in participants who are biologic-naive and biologic-experienced. Participants who complete... expand

The primary objectives of this study are to evaluate the safety and efficacy of filgotinib in the induction and maintenance treatment of moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) in participants who are biologic-naive and biologic-experienced. Participants who complete the study, or do not meet protocol response or remission criteria at Week 10 will have the option to enter a separate, long-term extension (LTE) study (Gilead Study GS-US-418-3899).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

Intrathecal (IT) Baclofen Drug Distribution
Vanderbilt University Muscle Spasticity
The goal of this pilot study to determine whether there is a significant therapeutic advantage to place the ITB catheter within the cervical, thoracic or lumbar region of the spine. It is also a goal of this pilot study to determine whether the origin of spasticity influences... expand

The goal of this pilot study to determine whether there is a significant therapeutic advantage to place the ITB catheter within the cervical, thoracic or lumbar region of the spine. It is also a goal of this pilot study to determine whether the origin of spasticity influences the effect of Lioresal Intrathecal (baclofen injection) on ITB catheters located in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar regions of the spine. The investigators propose to study the impact of catheter location on the reduction in spasticity within a group of patients who are scheduled for ITB trial.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2016

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A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of ABBV-8E12 in Subjects With Early Alzheimer's Disease
AbbVie Alzheimer's Disease
This study seeks to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ABBV-8E12 in subjects with Early Alzheimer's Disease. expand

This study seeks to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ABBV-8E12 in subjects with Early Alzheimer's Disease.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2016

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