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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

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

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

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: Jan 2021

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

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

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

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

Enhancing Social Competence in Adults With Autism
Autism Spectrum Disorder
SENSE TheatreĀ®, 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 TheatreĀ®, 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

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

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

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

Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Expectant Mothers
Opioid-Related Disorders Drug Addiction Pregnancy Related Substance Abuse Drug Abuse
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of treating opioid use disorder (OUD) in pregnant women with extended-release buprenorphine (BUP-XR), compared to sublingual buprenorphine (BUP-SL), on mother and infant outcomes. The primary hypothesis is that the... expand

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of treating opioid use disorder (OUD) in pregnant women with extended-release buprenorphine (BUP-XR), compared to sublingual buprenorphine (BUP-SL), on mother and infant outcomes. The primary hypothesis is that the BUP-XR group will not have greater illicit opioid use than the BUP-SL group during pregnancy (non-inferiority).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2020

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

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... 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

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,... 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

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... 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

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

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 Natriuretic Peptide Response to Saline Infusion
Obesity
The primary objective is to evaluate the overarching hypothesis that obese and black individuals have relatively lower circulating natriuretic peptide levels compared with lean and white individuals. Conventional clinical assays for measurement of circulating natriuretic peptides... expand

The primary objective is to evaluate the overarching hypothesis that obese and black individuals have relatively lower circulating natriuretic peptide levels compared with lean and white individuals. Conventional clinical assays for measurement of circulating natriuretic peptides display substantial overlap, precluding determination of the basis of the relative natriuretic peptide deficiency previously observed in these groups. We will study lean or obese, black or white, healthy adult subjects with intravenous (IV) saline infusion as a stimulus for natriuretic peptide production and release. We will measure circulating levels of natriuretic peptide isoforms using mass spectrometry that allows the specific identification of proBNP 1-108 and its cleavage product BNP 1-32.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2020

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

open study

A Study of TRPC5 Channel Inhibitor in Patients With Diabetic Nephropathy, Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis,...
Kidney Diseases Diabetic Nephropathies Glomerulosclerosis, Focal Segmental Nephrosis, Lipoid Urologic Diseases
This is a phase 2a study evaluating the safety and tolerability of multiple ascending doses of GFB-887 in patients with diabetic nephropathy (DN), focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), and treatment-resistant minimal change disease (TR-MCD). expand

This is a phase 2a study evaluating the safety and tolerability of multiple ascending doses of GFB-887 in patients with diabetic nephropathy (DN), focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), and treatment-resistant minimal change disease (TR-MCD).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2020

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