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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

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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

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

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A Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Balovaptan (RO5285119) in Participants With Autism...
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 balovaptan (RO5285119) in children and adolescents aged 5-17 years with ASD who are high functioning... 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 balovaptan (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

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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

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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

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Safety and Immunogenicity of Intranasal BPZE1 Vaccination in Healthy Adults
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Pertussis Pertussis Immunisation
This is a randomized, partially blind, placebo controlled, clinical trial evaluating a single intranasal dose of BPZE1 in healthy adults. The study will evaluate a lyophilized formulation of the product, with the goal of testing for the optimal dose for subsequent clinical trials.... expand

This is a randomized, partially blind, placebo controlled, clinical trial evaluating a single intranasal dose of BPZE1 in healthy adults. The study will evaluate a lyophilized formulation of the product, with the goal of testing for the optimal dose for subsequent clinical trials. Fifty healthy adults, 18-49 years of age will be randomized to one of the four following treatment groups in a 3:3:3:1 ratio: 10^7 colony forming units (CFU) of BPZE1 administered by VaxINator device, 10^9 CFU of BPZE1 administered by VaxINator device, placebo administered by VaxINator device, 10^9 CFU of BPZE1 administered by needleless tuberculin syringe. Study duration will be approximately 12 months with a subject participation duration of approximately 6 months. The primary objective of this study is to assess the safety and tolerability of a single intranasal dose of either 10^7 or 10^9 CFU of lyophilized BPZE1 vaccine.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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Noninvasive Markers of Functional Nausea in Children
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nausea
The researchers propose to study how functional nausea in adolescents may be characterized noninvasively by the use of multichannel electrogastrogram (EGG) and magnetogastrogram (MGG) recordings. expand

The researchers propose to study how functional nausea in adolescents may be characterized noninvasively by the use of multichannel electrogastrogram (EGG) and magnetogastrogram (MGG) recordings.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2018

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

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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

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

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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

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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

Study To Evaluate The Efficacy And Safety Of Oral PF-06651600 And PF‑06700841 In Subjects With Moderate...
Pfizer Crohn's Disease
The objectives of this study are to evaluate the efficacy, safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of PF-06651600 (200 mg for 8 weeks followed by 50 mg for 4 weeks) dosed once daily and PF-06700841 (60 mg for 12 weeks) dosed once daily during an induction... expand

The objectives of this study are to evaluate the efficacy, safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of PF-06651600 (200 mg for 8 weeks followed by 50 mg for 4 weeks) dosed once daily and PF-06700841 (60 mg for 12 weeks) dosed once daily during an induction period of 12 weeks, followed by an open label extension period at doses of 50 mg and 30 mg of PF 06651600 and PF 06700841, respectively, for 52 weeks.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2018

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A Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Guselkumab in Participants With Moderately to Severely Active Crohn's...
Janssen Research & Development, LLC 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

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Phase 1/2 Study of LOXO-292 in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors, RET Fusion-Positive Solid Tumors,...
Loxo Oncology, Inc. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Medullary Thyroid Cancer Colon Cancer Solid Tumor
This is a Phase 1/2, open-label, first-in-human study designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK) and preliminary anti-tumor activity of LOXO-292 administered orally to patients with advanced solid tumors, including RET-fusion-positive solid tumors, medullary... expand

This is a Phase 1/2, open-label, first-in-human study designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK) and preliminary anti-tumor activity of LOXO-292 administered orally to patients with advanced solid tumors, including RET-fusion-positive solid tumors, medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) and other tumors with RET activation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

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REmodeling the Left Ventricle With Atrial Modulated Pacing
Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure Heart Failure
New therapy tested in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) patients with approved indications for pacing to determine if elevated pacing therapy is tolerated and whether there is a signal for efficacy. expand

New therapy tested in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) patients with approved indications for pacing to determine if elevated pacing therapy is tolerated and whether there is a signal for efficacy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2017

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Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of 3 Fixed Doses of Intranasal Esketamine in Addition to Comprehensive...
Janssen Research & Development, LLC Depressive Disorder, Major
The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of a single (first) dose of 3 fixed doses of intranasal esketamine {28 milligram (mg), 56 mg, and 84 mg} compared with psychoactive placebo (oral midazolam) in rapidly reducing the symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD)... expand

The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of a single (first) dose of 3 fixed doses of intranasal esketamine {28 milligram (mg), 56 mg, and 84 mg} compared with psychoactive placebo (oral midazolam) in rapidly reducing the symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD) including suicidal ideation in participants 12 to less than 18 years of age who are assessed to be at imminent risk for suicide.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

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Vagal Stimulation in POTS
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
The purpose of this study is to investigate how the electrical stimulation of a nerve in the skin of the earlobe (transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation), alone or in combination with two medications (galantamine and pyridostigmine), affects the way the autonomic (involuntary)... expand

The purpose of this study is to investigate how the electrical stimulation of a nerve in the skin of the earlobe (transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation), alone or in combination with two medications (galantamine and pyridostigmine), affects the way the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system controls heart rhythm, symptoms on standing, and inflammatory markers in female patients with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS). The study consists of 2 parts: a screening (1-2 study days), and 3 testing days. The study will take 5 days total and about 16 participants will be screened for the study. The investigators estimate 13 will be eligible to participate in all of the study days.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2017

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A Study of Ruxolitinib vs Best Available Therapy (BAT) in Patients With Steroid-refractory Chronic Graft...
Incyte Corporation Graft-versus-host Disease (GVHD)
The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of ruxolitinib against best available therapy in participants with steroid-refractory chronic graft-versus-host disease (SR cGvHD). expand

The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of ruxolitinib against best available therapy in participants with steroid-refractory chronic graft-versus-host disease (SR cGvHD).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2017

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