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Natural History of Rett Syndrome & Related Disorders
University of Alabama at Birmingham Rett Syndrome MECP2 Duplication dIsorder CDKL5 Disorder FOXG1 Syndrome
The purpose of this study is to advance understanding of the natural history of Rett syndrome (RTT), MECP2-duplication disorder (MECP2 Dup), CDKL5, FOXG1, and individuals with MECP2 mutations who do not have RTT including the range of clinical involvement and to correlate genotype-phenotype... expand

The purpose of this study is to advance understanding of the natural history of Rett syndrome (RTT), MECP2-duplication disorder (MECP2 Dup), CDKL5, FOXG1, and individuals with MECP2 mutations who do not have RTT including the range of clinical involvement and to correlate genotype-phenotype over a broad spectrum of phenotypes. While much has been learned about RTT, improvements are required in understanding the role of factors such as X chromosome inactivation, genetic background, and others including the environment, on the great variability observed even between individuals with the same MECP2 mutation. These data will be essential to the development and conduct of clinical trials that are anticipated from ongoing studies in animal models for RTT. This study will not include clinical trials, but should set the stage for such trials and other translational research projects (e.g., development of biomarkers).

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2015

open study

CTLA4-Ig (Abatacept)for Prevention of Abnormal Glucose Tolerance and Diabetes in Relatives At -Risk for...
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Abnormal Glucose Tolerance Type 1 Diabetes
The study is a 2-arm, multicenter, 1:1 randomized, placebo controlled clinical trial. All subjects will receive close monitoring for development of AGT or T1DM. Subjects will receive Abatacept or placebo and close monitoring for development of AGT or T1DM. To assess the safety,... expand

The study is a 2-arm, multicenter, 1:1 randomized, placebo controlled clinical trial. All subjects will receive close monitoring for development of AGT or T1DM. Subjects will receive Abatacept or placebo and close monitoring for development of AGT or T1DM. To assess the safety, efficacy, and mode of action of Abatacept to prevent AGT and T1DM. The primary objective is to determine whether intervention with Abatacept will prevent or delay the development of AGT in at-risk autoantibody positive non-diabetic relatives of patients with T1DM. Secondary outcomes include: the effect of Abatacept on the incidence of T1DM; analyses of C-peptide and other measures from the OGTT; safety and tolerability; and mechanistic outcomes.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2013

open study

STeroids to REduce Systemic Inflammation After Infant Heart Surgery
Kevin Hill Congenital Heart Disease in Children Inflammatory Response
This study's objective is to determine the pharmacokinetics (PK)/pharmacodynamics (PD), safety and efficacy of methylprednisolone in infants undergoing heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. This is a prospective, double blind, multi-center, placebo-controlled safety and... expand

This study's objective is to determine the pharmacokinetics (PK)/pharmacodynamics (PD), safety and efficacy of methylprednisolone in infants undergoing heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. This is a prospective, double blind, multi-center, placebo-controlled safety and efficacy study. Blood samples will be collected from a subset of enrolled study participants to evaluate multiple dose methylprednisolone PK/PD. Participants will be randomized in a 1:1 fashion to intravenous methylprednisolone versus placebo. Study drug/placebo will be administered 8 to 12 hours before the anticipated start time of surgery and in the operating room at the time of initiation of cardiopulmonary bypass. Patients will be followed for primary and secondary outcomes for the duration of their hospitalization. Serious study drug-related adverse events will be collected for 7 days after the last dose of study drug.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging in Diagnosing Liver Cancer in Patients With Cirrhosis
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Liver Cirrhosis
This clinical trial studies how well contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging works in diagnosing liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis. Diagnostic procedures, such as contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging, may help find and diagnose liver cancer. expand

This clinical trial studies how well contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging works in diagnosing liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis. Diagnostic procedures, such as contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging, may help find and diagnose liver cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2018

open study

PDE5 Inhibition for Obesity-Related Cardiometabolic Dysfunction
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Healthy Obese
Obesity and its adverse cardiometabolic consequences are major public health problems. Several features of obesity contribute to the associated cardiovascular risk and are potential targets for intervention. These include insulin resistance and beta cell dysfunction, reduced... expand

Obesity and its adverse cardiometabolic consequences are major public health problems. Several features of obesity contribute to the associated cardiovascular risk and are potential targets for intervention. These include insulin resistance and beta cell dysfunction, reduced metabolic rate, and impaired aerobic capacity.The purpose of this study is to examine if the phosphodiesterase type 5A inhibitor tadalafil improves cardiometabolic health in individuals who are obese and insulin resistant.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2016

open study

High-dose Erythropoietin for Asphyxia and Encephalopathy
University of California, San Francisco Neonatal Encephalopathy Birth Asphyxia
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) occurs when a baby gets reduced blood flow and oxygen to the brain near the time of birth. This results in death or neurologic disabilities including cerebral palsy and cognitive impairment in up to half of affected infants. This clinical... expand

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) occurs when a baby gets reduced blood flow and oxygen to the brain near the time of birth. This results in death or neurologic disabilities including cerebral palsy and cognitive impairment in up to half of affected infants. This clinical trial will determine if the drug erythropoietin (Epo) added to hypothermia (usual therapy) will improve outcomes for infants suffering from HIE.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

The Comparison of Outcomes of Antibiotic Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA) Trial
University of Washington Appendicitis
For the past 130 years, appendectomy has been the standard treatment for appendicitis. Recent studies from Europe have challenged the notion that surgery is the best option, showing that antibiotics alone can treat appendicitis without a need for appendectomy in as many as 3 out... expand

For the past 130 years, appendectomy has been the standard treatment for appendicitis. Recent studies from Europe have challenged the notion that surgery is the best option, showing that antibiotics alone can treat appendicitis without a need for appendectomy in as many as 3 out of 4 patients and without safety issues for up to one year of follow up. Despite these results, it remains to be determined if the antibiotic strategy is as good as an appendectomy for the outcomes that most patients care about. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-funded Comparison of Outcomes of Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA) trial will be the first American, and largest-ever randomized trial of the issue and its results should help surgeons and patients make more informed healthcare decisions.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2016

open study

The Natriuretic Peptide System in African-Americans.
Vanderbilt University Healthy Prehypertension
This study aims to assess the natriuretic peptide response to dietary salt loading in African-American individuals compared with white individuals. expand

This study aims to assess the natriuretic peptide response to dietary salt loading in African-American individuals compared with white individuals.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2016

open study

Esophageal Monitoring Device for Assessing Mucosal Impedance
Vanderbilt University GERD Esophagitis
The investigators are looking at a novel approach to measuring gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) damage and reducing the need for costly and less optimal testing presently used for diagnostic and treatment purposes. The investigators will be using three custom mucosal impedance... expand

The investigators are looking at a novel approach to measuring gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) damage and reducing the need for costly and less optimal testing presently used for diagnostic and treatment purposes. The investigators will be using three custom mucosal impedance (MI) catheters, each designed to measure at slightly different spacing on the esophagus.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Mar 2012

open study

Study Evaluating KTE-C19 in Pediatric and Adolescent Subjects With Relapsed/Refractory B-precursor Acute...
Kite, A Gilead Company Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
The primary objectives of this study are to evaluate the safety and efficacy of KTE-C19 in pediatric and adolescent participants with relapsed/refractory (r/r) B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). expand

The primary objectives of this study are to evaluate the safety and efficacy of KTE-C19 in pediatric and adolescent participants with relapsed/refractory (r/r) B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

open study

RelayPro Thoracic Stent-Graft in Subjects With Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Penetrating Atherosclerotic...
Bolton Medical Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
Investigate the safety and effectiveness of the RelayPro Thoracic Stent-Grafts in subjects with thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA) and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers (PAU) of the descending thoracic aorta. expand

Investigate the safety and effectiveness of the RelayPro Thoracic Stent-Grafts in subjects with thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA) and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers (PAU) of the descending thoracic aorta.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

open study

Topiramate for Cryptogenic Sensory Peripheral Neuropathy in Metabolic Syndrome (CSPN)
Virginia Commonwealth University Cryptogenic Sensory Peripheral Neuropathy in Metabolic Syndrome
The TopCSPN trial is a double blinded randomized placebo controlled study of oral topiramate as a potential disease modifying therapy for cryptogenic sensory peripheral neuropathy (CSPN). Patients with CSPN who also have metabolic syndrome (defined by the ATPIII criteria) who... expand

The TopCSPN trial is a double blinded randomized placebo controlled study of oral topiramate as a potential disease modifying therapy for cryptogenic sensory peripheral neuropathy (CSPN). Patients with CSPN who also have metabolic syndrome (defined by the ATPIII criteria) who do not have an alternative cause for neuropathy will be potentially eligible. The co primary outcome measures are change in the Norfolk Quality of Life - Diabetic Neuropathy (NQOL-DN) Scale and intraepidermal nerve fiber density (IEFND) at the distal thigh. The treatment phase will last 24 months.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2018

open study

Zoster Eye Disease Study
NYU Langone Health Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
This is a multi-center, randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial of suppressive valacyclovir for one year in immunocompetent study participants with an episode of dendriform epithelial keratitis, stromal keratitis, endothelial keratitis, and/or iritis due... expand

This is a multi-center, randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial of suppressive valacyclovir for one year in immunocompetent study participants with an episode of dendriform epithelial keratitis, stromal keratitis, endothelial keratitis, and/or iritis due to Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus (HZO) in the year prior to enrollment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Myocardial Perfusion, Oxidative Metabolism, and Fibrosis in HFpEF
Marvin W. Kronenberg, M.D. Heart Failure, Diastolic Diastolic Heart Failure Hypertension
Unlike heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) where several medicines and devices have been demonstrated to reduce mortality, no such therapies have been identified in HFpEF. This may be in part due to incomplete understanding of the underlying mechanisms of HFpEF.... expand

Unlike heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) where several medicines and devices have been demonstrated to reduce mortality, no such therapies have been identified in HFpEF. This may be in part due to incomplete understanding of the underlying mechanisms of HFpEF. Recently, impaired myocardial blood flow, reduced myocardial energy utilization, and increased myocardial fibrosis have been postulated to play important pathophysiologic roles in HFpEF. The investigators and others have demonstrated that HFrEF may be associated with altered myocardial energy utilization and "energy starvation." However, there are limited data regarding "energy starvation" in HFpEF and the relationships between myocardial blood flow, energy utilization, and fibrosis in HFpEF are largely unknown. Therefore, the purposes of this study are to use non-invasive cardiac imaging techniques to describe cardiac structure, function, blood flow, energetics, and fibrosis, and the relationships between these in order to better understand underlying mechanisms in HFpEF.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2015

open study

Yttrium Y 90 Resin Microspheres Data Collection in Unresectable Liver Cancer: the RESIN Study
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Localized Non-Resectable Adult Liver Carcinoma
This research registry studies Yttrium Y 90 resin microspheres in collecting data from patients with liver cancer not capable of being removed by surgery (unresectable) for the radiation-emitting Selective Internal Radiation-Spheres (SIR-spheres) in non-resectable (RESIN) liver... expand

This research registry studies Yttrium Y 90 resin microspheres in collecting data from patients with liver cancer not capable of being removed by surgery (unresectable) for the radiation-emitting Selective Internal Radiation-Spheres (SIR-spheres) in non-resectable (RESIN) liver tumor registry. The information generated will help doctors better understand treatment patterns involving Y90 therapy, gain additional insights in the long-term outcomes for patients, as well as guide future research for using Y90 therapy, especially for those conditions where data is currently very limited or lacking.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jul 2015

open study

Nivolumab in Treating Patients With Localized Kidney Cancer Undergoing Nephrectomy
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm in Lymph Node Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm in the Adrenal Gland Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm in the Lung Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm in the Pancreas Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm in the Skin
This phase III trial compares nephrectomy (surgery to remove a kidney or part of a kidney) with or without nivolumab in treating patients with kidney cancer that is limited to a certain part of the body (localized). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab,... expand

This phase III trial compares nephrectomy (surgery to remove a kidney or part of a kidney) with or without nivolumab in treating patients with kidney cancer that is limited to a certain part of the body (localized). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving nivolumab before nephrectomy may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed, and after nephrectomy to increase survival. It is not yet known whether nivolumab and nephrectomy is more effective than nephrectomy alone in treating patients with kidney cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

open study

Timing of Inguinal Hernia Repair in Premature Infants
Vanderbilt University Inguinal Hernia Premature Birth of Newborn
The purpose of this study is to determine whether early (before NICU discharge) or late (55-60 weeks post-menstrual age) inguinal hernia repair is safer for premature infants who have an inguinal hernia. expand

The purpose of this study is to determine whether early (before NICU discharge) or late (55-60 weeks post-menstrual age) inguinal hernia repair is safer for premature infants who have an inguinal hernia.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2013

open study

A Study of Autologous Neo-Kidney Augmentâ„¢ (NKA) in Type 2 Diabetics With Chronic Kidney Disease
inRegen Diabetic Chronic Kidney Disease
Multi-center, prospective, open-label, randomized, double-arm, deferred treatment study whereby eligible subjects will be randomized 1:1 after kidney biopsy to receive up to 2 injections of NKA (made from expanded autologous selected renal cells) into the biopsied kidney beginning... expand

Multi-center, prospective, open-label, randomized, double-arm, deferred treatment study whereby eligible subjects will be randomized 1:1 after kidney biopsy to receive up to 2 injections of NKA (made from expanded autologous selected renal cells) into the biopsied kidney beginning as soon as NKA can be prepared, or the same series of up to 2 injections given 6 months (+4 weeks) apart beginning 12 months after renal biopsy

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2016

open study

Mechanisms of Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Familial Interstitial Pneumonia
This a prospective, longitudinal study of first-degree family members of patients diagnosed with familial interstitial pneumonia (FIP). FIP is the familial form of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which is defined as 2 or more bloodline relatives which have a diagnosis of... expand

This a prospective, longitudinal study of first-degree family members of patients diagnosed with familial interstitial pneumonia (FIP). FIP is the familial form of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which is defined as 2 or more bloodline relatives which have a diagnosis of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP). The most common form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia in FIP families is IPF (approximately 70%). The inheritance pattern in FIP is consistent with autosomal dominant inheritance with incomplete penetrance. Therefore, individuals in this study have approximately 50% risk of carrying a disease-associated allele. The causative gene is currently only known approximately 20% of families. The main goal of this longitudinal study is to better establish the natural history of FIP and to identify risk factors for later development of symptomatic disease. The investigators' plan is to follow these at-risk individuals with yearly questionnaires and planned in person 5 year follow-ups through age 70 or until they develop symptomatic FIP.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2009

open study

External Influences Upon Ocular Homeostasis
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Intraocular Pressure
Our experiments are designed to test the overall hypothesis that position-dependent or water-dependent intra-ocular pressure (IOP) spikes occur in humans, and that these challenge ocular homeostasis. expand

Our experiments are designed to test the overall hypothesis that position-dependent or water-dependent intra-ocular pressure (IOP) spikes occur in humans, and that these challenge ocular homeostasis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2006

open study

Illuminating Neuropsychological Dysfunction and Systemic Inflammatory Mechanisms Gleaned After Hospitalization...
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Delirium Cognitive Impairment Alzheimer; Early Onset Trauma Polytrauma
Cognitive skills are essential to live independently, manage finances, maintain employment, and function in society. Loss of these cognitive skills puts a tremendous burden on society as seen with dementias, Alzheimer's disease, and traumatic brain injury. The INSIGHT-ICU Study... expand

Cognitive skills are essential to live independently, manage finances, maintain employment, and function in society. Loss of these cognitive skills puts a tremendous burden on society as seen with dementias, Alzheimer's disease, and traumatic brain injury. The INSIGHT-ICU Study (Illuminating Neuropsychological dysfunction and Systemic Inflammatory mechanisms Gleaned after Hospitalization in Trauma-ICU Study) is the first comprehensive and longitudinal long-term cognitive impairment study after traumatic injury. The societal impact of long-term cognitive impairment after trauma is immense given that these patients are young and constitute a large proportion of employable adults.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

A Study of Autologous Neo-Kidney Augmentâ„¢ (NKA) in Patients With Diabetic Chronic Kidney Disease
inRegen Diabetic Chronic Kidney Disease
Therapeutic intervention with NKA is intended to delay the need for renal replacement therapy (dialysis or transplant) which, based on the current standard of care, is inevitable for patients with end stage CKD. The purpose of the present study is to assess the safety and efficacy... expand

Therapeutic intervention with NKA is intended to delay the need for renal replacement therapy (dialysis or transplant) which, based on the current standard of care, is inevitable for patients with end stage CKD. The purpose of the present study is to assess the safety and efficacy of up to 2 injections of NKA given 6 months (+4 weeks) apart (maximum).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

open study

Abatacept for the Treatment of Relapsing, Non-Severe, Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Wegener's)
University of South Florida Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Wegener's) Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis Wegener's Granulomatosis ANCA-Associated Vasculitis
Multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of abatacept to achieve sustained glucocorticoid-free remission in patients with relapsing non-severe granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) (GPA) . Participants will be randomized... expand

Multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of abatacept to achieve sustained glucocorticoid-free remission in patients with relapsing non-severe granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) (GPA) . Participants will be randomized 1:1 to receive either abatacept 125 mg or placebo administered by subcutaneous injection once a week. Participants will continue on study treatment for a minimum of 12 months unless they experience a disease relapse or disease flare. Participants who experience a non-severe disease relapse, non-severe disease worsening, or who have not achieved remission by month 6 will have the option of entering an open-label trial period whereby they would receive open-label abatacept.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2015

open study

Peripheral Venous Analysis (PIVA) for Predicting Volume Responsiveness and Fluid Status
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Distributive Shock Hypotension and Shock Decompensated Congestive Heart Failure Atrial Fibrillation
The aim of this study is to determine the effects of fluid alternations, hemodynamic changes, mechanical ventilation, pharmacologic agents, positional changes, and comorbidities on the Peripheral Intravenous waveform Analysis (PIVA) signal. expand

The aim of this study is to determine the effects of fluid alternations, hemodynamic changes, mechanical ventilation, pharmacologic agents, positional changes, and comorbidities on the Peripheral Intravenous waveform Analysis (PIVA) signal.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2018

open study

Larotrectinib in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma,...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm Recurrent Childhood Ependymoma Recurrent Childhood Malignant Germ Cell Tumor Recurrent Childhood Medulloblastoma Recurrent Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well larotrectinib works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with NTRK fusions that have spread to other places in the body and have come back or do not respond to treatment. Larotrectinib... expand

This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well larotrectinib works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with NTRK fusions that have spread to other places in the body and have come back or do not respond to treatment. Larotrectinib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

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