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A Research Study to See How Semaglutide Works Compared to Placebo in People With Type 2 Diabetes and...
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
The researchers are doing this study to see if semaglutide can slow down the growth and worsening of chronic kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes. Participants will get semaglutide (active medicine) or placebo ('dummy medicine'). This is known as participants' study... expand

The researchers are doing this study to see if semaglutide can slow down the growth and worsening of chronic kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes. Participants will get semaglutide (active medicine) or placebo ('dummy medicine'). This is known as participants' study medicine - which treatment participants get is decided by chance. Semaglutide is a medicine, doctors can prescribe in some countries for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Participants will get the study medicine in a pen. Participants will use the pen to inject the medicine in a skin fold once a week. The study will close when there is enough information collected to show clear result of the study. The total time participants will be in this study is about 3 to 5 years, but it could be longer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2019

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 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

Sensory Symptoms in Tourette Syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Tourette Syndrome Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Sensory Disorders
This study seeks to address two key questions related to sensory dysregulation in Tourette syndrome (TS) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD): 1) Is sensory dysregulation in OCD clinically distinct from that in TS? 2) To what extent does sensory dysregulation affect QOL in... expand

This study seeks to address two key questions related to sensory dysregulation in Tourette syndrome (TS) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD): 1) Is sensory dysregulation in OCD clinically distinct from that in TS? 2) To what extent does sensory dysregulation affect QOL in each of these disorders? Patients with TS, patients with OCD, and healthy controls will complete an online battery of validated questionnaires assessing sensory dysregulation, psychiatric symptoms, and quality of life.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2020

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 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

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 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

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

Cardiovascular Effects of Angiotensin (1-7) in Essential Hypertension
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

Metabolic Effects of Angiotensin-(1-7)
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

TrialNet Pathway to Prevention of T1D
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
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

Cardiovascular Effects of GLP-1 Receptor Activation
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

Neural Correlates of Sensory Phenomena in Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome Sensory Disorders Hypersensitivity Tics
The primary aim of this study is to identify neural correlates of sensory phenomena in adults with Tourette syndrome (TS). Adult patients with TS will be recruited 1) to complete a standardized clinical symptom assessment battery and 2) to undergo monitoring with video-electroencephalogram... expand

The primary aim of this study is to identify neural correlates of sensory phenomena in adults with Tourette syndrome (TS). Adult patients with TS will be recruited 1) to complete a standardized clinical symptom assessment battery and 2) to undergo monitoring with video-electroencephalogram (EEG) during tactile and auditory tasks, as well as in a resting state.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 2019

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 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

Tabelecleucel for Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Subjects With Epstein-Barr Virus-Associated...
Epstein-Barr Virus-Associated Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease (EBV+ PTLD) Stem Cell Transplant Complications Lymphoproliferative Disorders
This is a multicenter, open label, single-arm, phase 3 study to assess the efficacy and safety of tabelecleucel for the treatment of Epstein-Barr virus-associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (EBV+ PTLD) in the setting of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant... expand

This is a multicenter, open label, single-arm, phase 3 study to assess the efficacy and safety of tabelecleucel for the treatment of Epstein-Barr virus-associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (EBV+ PTLD) in the setting of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) after failure of rituximab.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

open study

A Study to Evaluate Ibrutinib Combination Therapy in Patients With Selected Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary...
Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma Advanced Gastric Adenocarcinoma Metastatic Colorectal Adenocarcinoma
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of single agent ibrutinib or the combination treatments of ibrutinib with everolimus, paclitaxel, docetaxel, pembrolizumab or cetuximab in selected advanced gastrointestinal and genitourinary tumors.... expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of single agent ibrutinib or the combination treatments of ibrutinib with everolimus, paclitaxel, docetaxel, pembrolizumab or cetuximab in selected advanced gastrointestinal and genitourinary tumors.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2015

open study

Multiparametric MRI in Evaluating Cancer Stage and Helping Treatment Planning in Patients With Prostate...
Prostate Carcinoma
This phase II trial studies how well multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) works in evaluating cancer stage and helping treatment planning in patients with prostate cancer. Multiparametric MRI may be useful for evaluating the type of cancer in finding aggressive disease.... expand

This phase II trial studies how well multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) works in evaluating cancer stage and helping treatment planning in patients with prostate cancer. Multiparametric MRI may be useful for evaluating the type of cancer in finding aggressive disease.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2018

open study

Apixaban for the Acute Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism in Children
Venous Thromboembolism
To assess the safety and descriptive efficacy of apixaban in pediatric subjects requiring anticoagulation for the treatment of a VTE. expand

To assess the safety and descriptive efficacy of apixaban in pediatric subjects requiring anticoagulation for the treatment of a VTE.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2015

open study

Tazemetostat in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma,...
Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm Ann Arbor Stage III Hodgkin Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage III Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage IV Hodgkin Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage IV Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well tazemetostat works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders that have spread to other places in the body and have come back or do not respond to treatment and have EZH2, SMARCB1,... expand

This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well tazemetostat works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders that have spread to other places in the body and have come back or do not respond to treatment and have EZH2, SMARCB1, or SMARCA4 gene mutations. Tazemetostat may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

open study

Implementation of a Targeted Intervention to Decrease Rates of Non-adherence in a Specialty Population
Adherence, Medication Nonadherence, Medication
Patients deemed non-adherent to their specialty medications will be randomized to receive a pharmacist-driven intervention or the standard of care. Medication adherence will be measured at 8-months post-randomization to determine if the intervention improved specialty medication... expand

Patients deemed non-adherent to their specialty medications will be randomized to receive a pharmacist-driven intervention or the standard of care. Medication adherence will be measured at 8-months post-randomization to determine if the intervention improved specialty medication adherence.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2019

open study

Open-Label Extension and Safety Study for Participants With Crohn's Disease Previously Enrolled in the...
Crohn Disease
This open-label extension and safety monitoring study is composed of two parts: Part 1 will evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of continued etrolizumab treatment in participants with moderately to severely active Crohn's disease who were previously enrolled in the etrolizumab... expand

This open-label extension and safety monitoring study is composed of two parts: Part 1 will evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of continued etrolizumab treatment in participants with moderately to severely active Crohn's disease who were previously enrolled in the etrolizumab Phase III Study GA29144 (NCT02394028) and who meet eligibility criteria for enrollment into Part 1. In Part 2, participants who have stopped etrolizumab treatment (either by exiting Part 1 of this study or by entering directly from Study GA29144 [NCT02394028]) will be monitored for 92 weeks for progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) and other safety events.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2015

open study

Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Treating Patients With Esophageal and Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma...
Clinical Stage II Esophageal Adenocarcinoma AJCC v8 Clinical Stage II Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma AJCC v8 Clinical Stage IIA Esophageal Adenocarcinoma AJCC v8 Clinical Stage IIA Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma AJCC v8 Clinical Stage IIB Esophageal Adenocarcinoma AJCC v8
This phase II/III trial studies the usefulness of treatment with nivolumab and ipilimumab in addition to standard of care chemotherapy and radiation therapy in patients with esophageal and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma who are undergoing surgery. Immunotherapy with... expand

This phase II/III trial studies the usefulness of treatment with nivolumab and ipilimumab in addition to standard of care chemotherapy and radiation therapy in patients with esophageal and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma who are undergoing surgery. Immunotherapy with antibodies, such as nivolumab and ipilimumab, may remove the brake on the body's immune system and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy may reduce the tumor size and the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed during surgery. A combined treatment with nivolumab and ipilimumab, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy might be more effective in patients with esophageal and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma who are undergoing surgery.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2019

open study

A Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Guselkumab in Participants With Moderately to Severely Active Crohn's...
Crohn's Disease
The purpose of this program is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of guselkumab in participants with Crohn's disease. expand

The purpose of this program is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of guselkumab in participants with Crohn's disease.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

open study

Regional Versus General Anesthesia for Promoting Independence After Hip Fracture
Hip Fractures
The purpose of this study is to find out if two types of standard care anesthesia are the same or if one is better for people who have hip fractures. expand

The purpose of this study is to find out if two types of standard care anesthesia are the same or if one is better for people who have hip fractures.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

open study

Serial, Non-invasive Analysis of Exhaled Breath Condensate in Ventilated Trauma Patients
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP)
To determine if the analysis of exhaled breath condensate correlates with the development & resolution of pneumonia. expand

To determine if the analysis of exhaled breath condensate correlates with the development & resolution of pneumonia.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2016

open study

Study of Avelumab-M3814 Combinations
Oncology Solid Tumors
The main purpose of the study is to evaluate a safe, tolerable recommended Phase II dose (RP2D) and/or the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of M3814 when given in combination with avelumab with and without radiotherapy in participants with selected advanced solid tumors. expand

The main purpose of the study is to evaluate a safe, tolerable recommended Phase II dose (RP2D) and/or the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of M3814 when given in combination with avelumab with and without radiotherapy in participants with selected advanced solid tumors.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2018

open study