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444 matching studies

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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

open study

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

open study

Interventions for Reading Disabilities in NF1
Vanderbilt University Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Learning Disability Reading Disability NF1
Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) is a common genetic disorder that is associated with a four times greater risk of learning disabilities, including reading disabilities, and a deficiency of neurofibromin - a protein important in a signaling pathway that regulates learning and memory.... expand

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) is a common genetic disorder that is associated with a four times greater risk of learning disabilities, including reading disabilities, and a deficiency of neurofibromin - a protein important in a signaling pathway that regulates learning and memory. Our previous work (NS49096) demonstrated that school-age children with NF+RD can respond to standard phonologically-based reading tutoring originally developed to treat reading disability in the general population. Combining our work with that by other researchers suggesting that a medication (Lovastatin) may counteract the effects of the deficient neurofibromin, and possibly ameliorate learning disabilities in NF1, the investigator propose to examine the synergistic effects of medication plus reading tutoring.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

A Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Balovaptan (RO5285119) in Participants With Autism...
Hoffmann-La Roche Autism Spectrum Disorder
For participants enrolled prior to Version 6 of the protocol: 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 in children and adolescents... expand

For participants enrolled prior to Version 6 of the protocol: 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 in children and adolescents aged 5-17 years with ASD who are high functioning (intelligence quotient [IQ] greater than or equal to [>=] 70). For participants enrolled according to Version 6 of the protocol: This is a Phase II multi-center, randomized, double-blind, 24-week, parallel group, placebo-controlled, 2-arm study with participants assigned either to a 10 milligram (mg) or equivalent dose of balovaptan, or placebo. All other study parameters remain as stated above. All participants that complete the 24-week treatment period will be eligible to participate in an optional 52-week open-label extension (OLE) during which they will receive balovaptan treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

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

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

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

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

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

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2013

open study

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

open study

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

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

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2014

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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

open study

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

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

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

open study

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

open study

Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Essential Tremor and Parkinsonian Tremor
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Tremor Essential Tremor Parkinson Disease Radiosurgery Quality of Life
The purpose of this study is to determine the changes in quality of life and degree of tremor for patients with essential tremor or Parkinsonian tremor who are treated by stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). This is a questionnaire-based study. Please see Detailed Description below... expand

The purpose of this study is to determine the changes in quality of life and degree of tremor for patients with essential tremor or Parkinsonian tremor who are treated by stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). This is a questionnaire-based study. Please see Detailed Description below for more information.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2012

open study

Nashville Early Diagnosis Lung Cancer Project
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Lung Cancer
This screening study will address the lack of molecular strategies for the early detection of lung cancer and integrate those with epidemiological and imaging strategies. The hypothesis is that the repeated measure of biomarkers of risk obtained from the molecular analysis of... expand

This screening study will address the lack of molecular strategies for the early detection of lung cancer and integrate those with epidemiological and imaging strategies. The hypothesis is that the repeated measure of biomarkers of risk obtained from the molecular analysis of biological specimens including those from bronchoscopy (bronchial brushings and biopsies) may contribute to the refinement of high-risk populations and allow an earlier clinical diagnosis. The goal of the investigators study is to provide screening for lung cancer in a high-risk population. In this prospective cohort it will be tested whether repeated measure of biomarkers of risk allows early detection of lung cancer.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2011

open study

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

A Study of LY2835219 (Abemaciclib) in Combination With Therapies for Breast Cancer That Has Spread
Eli Lilly and Company Breast Neoplasms
This study evaluates the safety of abemaciclib in combination therapies (letrozole, anastrozole, tamoxifen, exemestane, exemestane plus everolimus, trastuzumab, LY3023414 plus fulvestrant, pertuzumab plus trastuzumab with loperamide) for breast cancer that has spread to other... expand

This study evaluates the safety of abemaciclib in combination therapies (letrozole, anastrozole, tamoxifen, exemestane, exemestane plus everolimus, trastuzumab, LY3023414 plus fulvestrant, pertuzumab plus trastuzumab with loperamide) for breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2014

open study

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

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

Type: Observational

Start Date: May 2015

open study

Carotid Revascularization and Medical Management for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Trial
Thomas G. Brott, M.D. Carotid Stenosis
Carotid revascularization for primary prevention of stroke (CREST-2) is two independent multicenter, randomized controlled trials of carotid revascularization and intensive medical management versus medical management alone in patients with asymptomatic high-grade carotid stenosis.... expand

Carotid revascularization for primary prevention of stroke (CREST-2) is two independent multicenter, randomized controlled trials of carotid revascularization and intensive medical management versus medical management alone in patients with asymptomatic high-grade carotid stenosis. One trial will randomize patients in a 1:1 ratio to endarterectomy versus no endarterectomy and another will randomize patients in a 1:1 ratio to carotid stenting with embolic protection versus no stenting. Medical management will be uniform for all randomized treatment groups and will be centrally directed.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2014

open study

A Study of Durvalumab Alone and Durvalumab+Olaparib in Advanced, Platinum-Ineligible Bladder Cancer (BAYOU)
AstraZeneca Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
A Phase II, Randomized, Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Comparative Global Study to Determine the Efficacy and Safety of Durvalumab in Combination With Olaparib for First-Line Treatment in Platinum-Ineligible Patients With Unresectable Stage IV Urothelial Cancer expand

A Phase II, Randomized, Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Comparative Global Study to Determine the Efficacy and Safety of Durvalumab in Combination With Olaparib for First-Line Treatment in Platinum-Ineligible Patients With Unresectable Stage IV Urothelial Cancer

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

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Study to Evaluate Eflornithine + Lomustine vs Lomustine in Recurrent Anaplastic Astrocytoma (AA) Patients
Orbus Therapeutics, Inc. Anaplastic Astrocytoma Recurrent Anaplastic Astrocytoma
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy and safety of eflornithine in combination with lomustine, compared to lomustine taken alone, in treating patients whose anaplastic astrocytoma has recurred/progressed after radiation and temozolomide chemotherapy. expand

The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy and safety of eflornithine in combination with lomustine, compared to lomustine taken alone, in treating patients whose anaplastic astrocytoma has recurred/progressed after radiation and temozolomide chemotherapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2016

open study

A Study of Diazoxide Choline in Patients With Prader-Willi Syndrome
Soleno Therapeutics, Inc. Prader-Willi Syndrome
The purpose of this is study is to evaluate the effects of DCCR (diazoxide choline controlled release tablets) in children and adults with Prader-Willi syndrome. expand

The purpose of this is study is to evaluate the effects of DCCR (diazoxide choline controlled release tablets) in children and adults with Prader-Willi syndrome.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2018

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Window of Opportunity Trial of Nivolumab and Tadalafil in Patients With Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the...
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx Larynx
This randomized pilot early phase I trial studies how well nivolumab with or without tadalafil work in treating patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma that has come back and can be removed by surgery. Monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may interfere with the... expand

This randomized pilot early phase I trial studies how well nivolumab with or without tadalafil work in treating patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma that has come back and can be removed by surgery. Monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Tadalafil may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving nivolumab and tadalafil may work better in treating patients head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

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Phase 2 Study of Glesatinib, Sitravatinib or Mocetinostat in Combination With Nivolumab in Non-Small...
Mirati Therapeutics Inc. Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
The study will evaluate the clinical activity of nivolumab in combination with 3 separate investigational agents, glesatinib, sitravatinib, or mocetinostat. expand

The study will evaluate the clinical activity of nivolumab in combination with 3 separate investigational agents, glesatinib, sitravatinib, or mocetinostat.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

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