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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

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: Feb 2013

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

Phase 3 Study of OTO-104 in Subjects With Unilateral Meniere's Disease
Meniere Disease
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of OTO-104 for the treatment of Meniere's disease. expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of OTO-104 for the treatment of Meniere's disease.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2018

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 platelets... 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

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

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

A 2-Week Ketogenic Diet in Combination With Letrozole to Modulate PI3K Signaling in ER+ Breast Cancer
Estrogen Receptor-positive Breast Cancer
This is a neoadjuvant study to determine the feasibility and tolerability of 2 weeks of a very low carbohydrate ketogenic diet in combination with letrozole for patients with early stage operable ER+disease. expand

This is a neoadjuvant study to determine the feasibility and tolerability of 2 weeks of a very low carbohydrate ketogenic diet in combination with letrozole for patients with early stage operable ER+disease.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 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

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

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

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2020

open study

CPT-3 in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
The study will collect prospective cohort data of individuals that are undergoing routine clinical care for suspected idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH). The administration of the Conner's Continual Performance Test - version 3 (CPT-3), an automated 14-minute computerized... expand

The study will collect prospective cohort data of individuals that are undergoing routine clinical care for suspected idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH). The administration of the Conner's Continual Performance Test - version 3 (CPT-3), an automated 14-minute computerized measure of reaction-time and sustained attention, will be added to the current neurocognitive screen being used (i.e., the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, MoCA) along with gait assessment. Patients will undergo pre-tap testing on the morning of their large volume Lumbar Puncture (CSF-TT). These patients will receive post-tap CPT-3 and MoCA testing one-to-three hours post-tap, and again at 2-3 days post-CSF-TT, during the follow-up appointment in clinic. The standard NPH quantitative assessment methods of MoCA and gait evaluation will continue to be collected. For those patients that ultimately undergo ventricular shunt placement, the CPT-3 will be administered at their post-operative follow-up appointment (~3 months post-operation). The results of CPT-3 will not factor into consideration for shunt candidacy.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2019

open study

Macular Edema Ranibizumab v. Intravitreal Anti-inflammatory Therapy Trial
Uveitis Macular Edema
The Macular Edema Ranibizumab v. Intravitreal anti-inflammatory Therapy (MERIT) Trial will compare the relative efficacy and safety of intravitreal methotrexate, intravitreal ranibizumab, and the intravitreal dexamethasone implant for the treatment of uveitic macular edema persisting... expand

The Macular Edema Ranibizumab v. Intravitreal anti-inflammatory Therapy (MERIT) Trial will compare the relative efficacy and safety of intravitreal methotrexate, intravitreal ranibizumab, and the intravitreal dexamethasone implant for the treatment of uveitic macular edema persisting or reoccurring after an intravitreal corticosteroid injection. MERIT is a parallel design (1:1:1), randomized comparative trial with an anniversary close-out at the 6 month clinic visit. The primary outcome is percent change in central subfield thickness from the baseline OCT measurement to the 12 week visit.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

Safety and Efficacy of Nonacog Beta Pegol (N9-GP) in Previously Untreated Patients With Haemophilia B
Congenital Bleeding Disorder Haemophilia B
This trial is conducted globally. The aim of the trial is to investigate the safety and efficacy of nonacog beta pegol (N9-GP) in previously untreated patients with Haemophilia B. expand

This trial is conducted globally. The aim of the trial is to investigate the safety and efficacy of nonacog beta pegol (N9-GP) in previously untreated patients with Haemophilia B.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2014

open study

Adalimumab vs. Conventional Immunosuppression for Uveitis Trial
Uveitis
Non-infectious intermediate, posterior, and panuveitides are chronic, potentially-blinding diseases. Vision-threatening cases require long-term therapy with oral corticosteroids and immunosuppression. Based upon preliminary data, adalimumab, a fully-human, anti-TNF-α monoclonal... expand

Non-infectious intermediate, posterior, and panuveitides are chronic, potentially-blinding diseases. Vision-threatening cases require long-term therapy with oral corticosteroids and immunosuppression. Based upon preliminary data, adalimumab, a fully-human, anti-TNF-α monoclonal antibody, now US FDA-approved for uveitis treatment, may be a superior corticosteroid-sparing agent than conventional immunosuppressive drugs. The ADVISE Trial is multicenter randomized, parallel-treatment, comparative effectiveness trial comparing adalimumab to conventional (small molecule) immunosuppression for corticosteroid spring in the treatment of non-infectious, intermediate, posterior, and panuveitides.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2019

open study

Maximizing Outcomes for Preschoolers With Developmental Language Disorders
Developmental Language Disorder
The objective of the proposed study is to evaluate the efficacy of the Enhanced Milieu Teaching-Sentence Focus (EMT-SF) intervention, implemented by caregivers and interventionists, relative to a control condition enrolling 108 30-month-old children and their caregivers. The... expand

The objective of the proposed study is to evaluate the efficacy of the Enhanced Milieu Teaching-Sentence Focus (EMT-SF) intervention, implemented by caregivers and interventionists, relative to a control condition enrolling 108 30-month-old children and their caregivers. The central hypothesis is that intervention will result in better overall child language skills at 49 months of age.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2019

open study

Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF) in Children and Adolescents With Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection
Chronic Hepatitis B
The primary objective of Cohort 1 of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and antiviral activity (HBV DNA < 20 IU/mL) of tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) 25 mg once daily versus placebo through Week 24 in treatment-naive and treatment-experienced adolescents (aged 12... expand

The primary objective of Cohort 1 of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and antiviral activity (HBV DNA < 20 IU/mL) of tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) 25 mg once daily versus placebo through Week 24 in treatment-naive and treatment-experienced adolescents (aged 12 to < 18 years) with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Cohort 2 will consist of 2 parts: Part A and Part B. Intensive pharmacokinetic (PK) data will be collected from all participants in Part A to confirm the dose of TAF in each dose group and the remaining participants will be enrolled into Part B once dose confirmation is achieved. The primary objectives of Part A are to evaluate the steady-state PK of TAF and tenofovir (TFV) and confirm the dose of TAF given once daily in children (aged 2 to < 12 years) with CHB. The primary objective of Part B is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of TAF at Week 48 and the antiviral activity (HBV DNA < 20 IU/mL) of TAF at Week 24 in children (aged 2 to < 12 years) with CHB.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

Pemigatinib + Pembrolizumab vs Pemigatinib Alone vs Standard of Care for Urothelial Carcinoma (FIGHT-205)
Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma Unresectable Urothelial Carcinoma
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of pemigatinib plus pembrolizumab or pemigatinib alone versus the standard of care for participants with metastatic or unresectable urothelial carcinoma who are not eligible to receive cisplatin, are harboring FGFR3... expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of pemigatinib plus pembrolizumab or pemigatinib alone versus the standard of care for participants with metastatic or unresectable urothelial carcinoma who are not eligible to receive cisplatin, are harboring FGFR3 mutation or rearrangement, and who have not received prior treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2019

open study