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Gastrointestinal Biomarkers in Tissue and Biological Fluid Samples From Patients and Healthy Participants...
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Colorectal Cancer Esophageal Cancer Gastric Cancer Pancreatic Cancer Precancerous Condition
RATIONALE: Studying samples of tissue, blood, urine, stool, and other biological fluids from patients with cancer and from healthy participants may help doctors identify and learn more about biomarkers related to cancer. PURPOSE: This research study is looking at gastrointestinal... expand

RATIONALE: Studying samples of tissue, blood, urine, stool, and other biological fluids from patients with cancer and from healthy participants may help doctors identify and learn more about biomarkers related to cancer. PURPOSE: This research study is looking at gastrointestinal biomarkers in tissue and biological fluid samples from patients and healthy participants undergoing colonoscopy, endoscopy, or surgery.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jun 2002

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A Multicenter Access and Distribution Protocol for Unlicensed Cryopreserved Cord Blood Units (CBUs)
Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research Hematologic Malignancies Inherited Disorders of Metabolism Inherited Abnormalities of Platelets Histiocytic Disorders Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML or ANLL)
This study is an access and distribution protocol for unlicensed cryopreserved cord blood units (CBUs) in pediatric and adult patients with hematologic malignancies and other indications. expand

This study is an access and distribution protocol for unlicensed cryopreserved cord blood units (CBUs) in pediatric and adult patients with hematologic malignancies and other indications.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Oct 2011

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An International Study to Evaluate Diagnostic Efficacy of Flurpiridaz (18F) Injection PET MPI in the...
GE Healthcare Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
This is a Phase 3, prospective, open-label, international, multicentre study of Flurpiridaz (18F) Injection for PET MPI in patients referred for ICA because of suspected CAD. expand

This is a Phase 3, prospective, open-label, international, multicentre study of Flurpiridaz (18F) Injection for PET MPI in patients referred for ICA because of suspected CAD.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2018

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Study of Nerve Repair and Reconstruction Associated With Major Extremity Trauma
Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium Peripheral Nerve Injury(Ies)
This is a multi-center prospective observational study that will capture detailed information about the treatment and long term outcomes of 250 patients with PNI resulting from upper extremity trauma. The study will focus on a young adult population to include individuals ages... expand

This is a multi-center prospective observational study that will capture detailed information about the treatment and long term outcomes of 250 patients with PNI resulting from upper extremity trauma. The study will focus on a young adult population to include individuals ages 18-65. Patients with PNI will be recruited during the hospitalization for initial treatment of the upper extremity injury. Additional patients may be identified during clinic visits for on-going treatment of upper extremity injuries as nerve injuries evolve or upon referral from outside physicians. However, all eligible nerve injuries must be treated within 6 months of the initial upper extremity trauma. Outcomes will be assessed at 3, 6, 12, 18 and 24 months following diagnosis of the nerve injury. All assessments will take place in the clinic and will include a patient interview and a brief exam to evaluate sensory and motor function.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Mar 2016

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Monoclonal Antibody-Based Sequential Therapy for Deep Remission in Multiple Myeloma
University of Alabama at Birmingham Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma (MM), a plasma cell disorder, is the second most common hematologic malignancy in the U.S. No standard curative therapy has yet been found. A variety of therapeutic measures including high dose melphalan, induction therapy, and continuous therapy have been used... expand

Multiple myeloma (MM), a plasma cell disorder, is the second most common hematologic malignancy in the U.S. No standard curative therapy has yet been found. A variety of therapeutic measures including high dose melphalan, induction therapy, and continuous therapy have been used but the goal of complete response without relapse has not been achieved. More active treatment regimens and better tools for response assessment are needed.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

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Putative Cognitive Enhancer VU319
Vanderbilt University Cognitive Impairment
This is a safety study of the molecule VU319 to ascertain pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data and test cognitive enhancement in healthy volunteers. expand

This is a safety study of the molecule VU319 to ascertain pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data and test cognitive enhancement in healthy volunteers.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

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AtRial Cardiopathy and Antithrombotic Drugs In Prevention After Cryptogenic Stroke
Columbia University Stroke
Objectives - Primary: To test the hypothesis that apixaban is superior to aspirin for the prevention of recurrent stroke in patients with cryptogenic ischemic stroke and atrial cardiopathy. - Secondary: To test the hypothesis that the relative efficacy of apixaban... expand

Objectives - Primary: To test the hypothesis that apixaban is superior to aspirin for the prevention of recurrent stroke in patients with cryptogenic ischemic stroke and atrial cardiopathy. - Secondary: To test the hypothesis that the relative efficacy of apixaban over aspirin increases with the severity of atrial cardiopathy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2018

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Dose-Ranging Study of Recombinant AAV2/6 Human Factor 8 Gene Therapy SB-525 in Subjects With Severe Hemophilia...
Sangamo Therapeutics Hemophilia A
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability and time-course profile of FVIII activity levels with adaptive doses of SB-525. expand

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability and time-course profile of FVIII activity levels with adaptive doses of SB-525.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2017

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Crystalloid Liberal or Vasopressors Early Resuscitation in Sepsis
Massachusetts General Hospital Septic Shock
Multicenter, prospective, phase 3 randomized non-blinded interventional trial of fluid treatment strategies in the first 24 hours for patients with sepsis-induced hypotension. The aim of the study is to determine the impact of a restrictive fluids strategy (vasopressors first... expand

Multicenter, prospective, phase 3 randomized non-blinded interventional trial of fluid treatment strategies in the first 24 hours for patients with sepsis-induced hypotension. The aim of the study is to determine the impact of a restrictive fluids strategy (vasopressors first followed by rescue fluids) as compared to a liberal fluid strategy (fluids first followed by rescue vasopressors) on 90-day in-hospital mortality in patients with sepsis-induced hypotension.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

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Role of Sympathetic Vasoconstriction on Insulin-Mediated Microvascular Recruitment and Glucose Uptake...
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Insulin Resistance Healthy Obesity
The purpose of this study is to better understand the contribution of sympathetic vasoconstriction to impaired insulin-mediated vasodilation and subsequently insulin-mediated glucose uptake. The investigators will test the hypothesis that removal of sympathetic vasoconstriction... expand

The purpose of this study is to better understand the contribution of sympathetic vasoconstriction to impaired insulin-mediated vasodilation and subsequently insulin-mediated glucose uptake. The investigators will test the hypothesis that removal of sympathetic vasoconstriction can result in improvement in insulin-mediated vasodilation and subsequently sensitivity to insulin-mediated glucose uptake.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

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Oral Treprostinil in Subjects With Pulmonary Hypertension Associated With Heart Failure With Preserved...
United Therapeutics Pulmonary Hypertension Heart Failure With a Preserved Ejection Fraction
This is a multicenter, randomized (1:1; oral treprostinil to placebo), double-blind, placebo-controlled study in subjects with World Health Organization (WHO) Group 2 pulmonary hypertension (PH) associated with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Once randomized,... expand

This is a multicenter, randomized (1:1; oral treprostinil to placebo), double-blind, placebo-controlled study in subjects with World Health Organization (WHO) Group 2 pulmonary hypertension (PH) associated with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Once randomized, subjects will take the initial dose of study drug at the study site on the day of randomization. Subjects will return to the study site for visits scheduled at Weeks 6, 12, 18, and 24. The treatment phase of the study will last approximately 24 weeks.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

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Nerve Repair Using Hydrophilic Polymers to Promote Immediate Fusion of Severed Axons and Swift Return...
Vanderbilt University Peripheral Nerve Injury
Current strategies for peripheral nerve repair are severely limited. Even with current techniques, it can take months for regenerating axons to reach denervated target tissues when injuries are proximally located. This inability to rapidly restore the loss of function after axonal... expand

Current strategies for peripheral nerve repair are severely limited. Even with current techniques, it can take months for regenerating axons to reach denervated target tissues when injuries are proximally located. This inability to rapidly restore the loss of function after axonal injury continues to produce poor clinical outcomes. The investigators propose testing the efficacy and safety of a combination therapy: polyethylene glycol (PEG) assisted axonal fusion technique to repair peripheral nerve injuries in humans.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2015

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Alisertib With or Without Fulvestrant in Treating Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic, Endocrine-Resistant...
Mayo Clinic Estrogen Receptor Status HER2/Neu Negative Invasive Breast Carcinoma Postmenopausal Stage III Breast Cancer
This phase II trial studies how well alisertib with or without fulvestrant works in treating patients with endocrine-resistant breast cancer that has spread to other places in the body. Alisertib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell... expand

This phase II trial studies how well alisertib with or without fulvestrant works in treating patients with endocrine-resistant breast cancer that has spread to other places in the body. Alisertib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Hormone therapy using fulvestrant may fight breast cancer by blocking the use of estrogen by the tumor cells or reducing the amount of estrogen made by the body. Giving alisertib with or without fulvestrant may be better in treating patients with breast cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

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HeadStart4: Newly Diagnosed Children (<10 y/o) With Medulloblastoma and Other CNS Embryonal Tumors
Nationwide Children's Hospital Medulloblastoma Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors
This is a prospective randomized clinical trial, to determine whether dose-intensive tandem Consolidation, in a randomized comparison with single cycle Consolidation, provides an event-free survival (EFS) and overall survival (OS). The study population will be high-risk patients... expand

This is a prospective randomized clinical trial, to determine whether dose-intensive tandem Consolidation, in a randomized comparison with single cycle Consolidation, provides an event-free survival (EFS) and overall survival (OS). The study population will be high-risk patients (non-Wnt and non-Shh sub-groups) with medulloblastoma, and for all patients with central nervous system (CNS) embryonal tumors completing "Head Start 4" Induction. This study will further determine whether the additional labor intensity (duration of hospitalizations and short-term and long-term morbidities) associated with the tandem treatment is justified by the improvement in outcome. It is expected that the tandem (3 cycles) Consolidation regimen will produce a superior outcome compared to the single cycle Consolidation, given the substantially higher dose intensity of the tandem regimen, without significant addition of either short-term or long-term morbidities.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2015

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Hemodynamic Mechanisms of Abdominal Compression in the Treatment of Orthostatic Hypotension in Autonomic...
Vanderbilt University Orthostatic Hypotension Pure Autonomic Failure Multiple System Atrophy Autonomic Failure
Compression garments have been shown to be effective in the treatment of orthostatic hypotension in autonomic failure patients. The purpose of this study is to determine the hemodynamic mechanisms by which abdominal compression (up to 40 mm Hg) improve the standing blood pressure... expand

Compression garments have been shown to be effective in the treatment of orthostatic hypotension in autonomic failure patients. The purpose of this study is to determine the hemodynamic mechanisms by which abdominal compression (up to 40 mm Hg) improve the standing blood pressure and orthostatic tolerance in these patients, and to compare them with those of the standard of care midodrine. The investigators will test the hypothesis that abdominal compression will blunt the exaggerated fall in stroke volume and the increase in abdominal vascular volume during head up tilt.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2015

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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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Observational Study of Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases: The CARRA Registry
Duke University Rheumatic Joint Disease
Continuation of the CARRA Registry as described in the protocol will support data collection on patients with pediatric-onset rheumatic diseases. The CARRA Registry will form the basis for future CARRA studies. In particular, this observational registry will be used to answer... expand

Continuation of the CARRA Registry as described in the protocol will support data collection on patients with pediatric-onset rheumatic diseases. The CARRA Registry will form the basis for future CARRA studies. In particular, this observational registry will be used to answer pressing questions about therapeutics used to treat pediatric rheumatic diseases, including safety questions.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Jul 2015

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Serial, Non-invasive Analysis of Exhaled Breath Condensate in Ventilated Trauma Patients
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP)
To determine if the analysis of exhaled breath condensate correlates with the development & resolution of pneumonia. expand

To determine if the analysis of exhaled breath condensate correlates with the development & resolution of pneumonia.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2016

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Non-invasive Versus Invasive Blood Pressure Measurement in the Morbidly Obese Parturient With Severe...
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Pre-Eclampsia Morbid Obesity Parturient Blood Pressure
The study will compare agreement of invasive blood pressure measurements with non-invasive blood pressure measurements measured with a conical blood pressure and large standard upper arm rectangular cuff in morbidly obese severely hypertensive (systolic blood pressure > 160 mmHg)... expand

The study will compare agreement of invasive blood pressure measurements with non-invasive blood pressure measurements measured with a conical blood pressure and large standard upper arm rectangular cuff in morbidly obese severely hypertensive (systolic blood pressure > 160 mmHg) parturients.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2015

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Intra-articular Doxycycline: A Novel Treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Adhesive Capsulitis Adhesive Capsulitis of Unspecified Shoulder Frozen Shoulder
We will recruit a total of 40 patients from the Vanderbilt Sports Medicine Clinics who have been diagnosed with adhesive capsulitis and have not undergone any previous treatment. The 40 patients will be randomized, with 20 in the control group of 3 intra-articular injections of... expand

We will recruit a total of 40 patients from the Vanderbilt Sports Medicine Clinics who have been diagnosed with adhesive capsulitis and have not undergone any previous treatment. The 40 patients will be randomized, with 20 in the control group of 3 intra-articular injections of 40mg Methylprednisolone spaced every two weeks, and 20 in the experimental group of 3 intra-articular injection of 50mg doxycycline spaced every two weeks. Both groups will begin a standardized physical therapy program within a pain-free range of motion 4 weeks after the initiation of treatment. We will prospectively follow patients for one year, with follow-up at 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, and 12 months after the initiation of treatment. Outcomes will be measured using the American Shoulder and Elbow Score (ASES) and objective measurements of shoulder range of motion, which will be collected by the treating physician. Both the patients and physicians participating in the study will be blinded.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2018

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Active Surveillance, Bleomycin, Carboplatin, Etoposide, or Cisplatin in Treating Pediatric and Adult...
Children's Oncology Group Adult Germ Cell Tumor Childhood Extracranial Germ Cell Tumor Childhood Germ Cell Tumor Extragonadal Embryonal Carcinoma Grade 2 Ovarian Teratoma
This phase III trial studies how well active surveillance, bleomycin, carboplatin, etoposide, or cisplatin work in treating pediatric and adult patients with germ cell tumors. Active surveillance may help doctors to monitor subjects with low risk germ cell tumors after their... expand

This phase III trial studies how well active surveillance, bleomycin, carboplatin, etoposide, or cisplatin work in treating pediatric and adult patients with germ cell tumors. Active surveillance may help doctors to monitor subjects with low risk germ cell tumors after their tumor is removed. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as bleomycin, carboplatin, etoposide, and cisplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

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Phase I Study of Enadenotucirev and PD-1 Inhibitor in Subjects With Metastatic or Advanced Epithelial...
PsiOxus Therapeutics Ltd Colorectal Cancer Bladder Carcinoma Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck Salivary Gland Cancer Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
This is a Phase I multicenter, open label, nonrandomized study of enadenotucirev administered in combination with nivolumab in subjects with metastatic or advanced epithelial tumors (with focus on CRC, SCCHN, UCC, (escalation phase), NSCLC and salivary gland cancer) not responding... expand

This is a Phase I multicenter, open label, nonrandomized study of enadenotucirev administered in combination with nivolumab in subjects with metastatic or advanced epithelial tumors (with focus on CRC, SCCHN, UCC, (escalation phase), NSCLC and salivary gland cancer) not responding to standard therapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2016

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Diaphragmatic Hernia Research & Exploration, Advancing Molecular Science
Columbia University Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
The goal of this study is to identify genes that convey susceptibility to congenital diaphragmatic hernia in humans. The identification of such genes, and examination of their structure and function, will enable a delineation of molecular pathogenesis and, ultimately, prevention... expand

The goal of this study is to identify genes that convey susceptibility to congenital diaphragmatic hernia in humans. The identification of such genes, and examination of their structure and function, will enable a delineation of molecular pathogenesis and, ultimately, prevention or treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. There are many different possible modes of inheritance for congenital anomalies, including autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, and multifactorial. Multi-factorial inheritance is responsible for many common medical disorders, including hypertension, myocardial infarction, diabetes and cancer. This type of inheritance pattern appears to involve environmental factors as well as a combination of genetic variations that together can predispose to or produce congenital anomalies, such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Our study is designed to establish a small, well-defined genetic resource consisting of 1) Nuclear families suitable for linkage analysis by parametric,non-parametric (e.g. sib pairs, TDT) and association techniques, 2) Individuals with congenital diaphragmatic hernia who can be directly screened for allelic variation in candidate genes, and 3) Individuals who can serve as controls (are unaffected by congenital diaphragmatic hernia). Neonates and their families will be collected from homogenous and heterogeneous populations. By characterizing diverse populations, it should be possible to increase the likelihood of demonstration of genetic variation in selected candidate genes that can then be used in association and linkage studies in individual subjects with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jun 2005

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Multicenter Study Of Natalizumab Plus Standard Steroid Treatment For High Risk Acute Graft-Versus-Host...
John Levine Acute Graft Versus Host Disease
This research trial is designed to study the safety and effectiveness of combining the study drug, Natalizumab (Tysabri®) with the standard treatment, the use of steroids, as a new treatment for acute graft versus host disease (acute GVHD). GVHD is the most common serious complication,... expand

This research trial is designed to study the safety and effectiveness of combining the study drug, Natalizumab (Tysabri®) with the standard treatment, the use of steroids, as a new treatment for acute graft versus host disease (acute GVHD). GVHD is the most common serious complication, after bone marrow transplant. GVHD occurs when the donor cells (the graft), treat the recipient's body as "foreign" and attack the cells in the recipient's body. During this immune system response, donor cells damage body tissues, such as the skin, liver, stomach, and/or intestines. Acute GVHD can be severe and if severe, potentially fatal to the transplant recipient. Acute GVHD usually happens within the first several months after transplant. The goal of this research is to develop a safer and more effective treatment for acute GVHD, and particularly for acute GVHD that affects the gastrointestinal (or GI) tract, with the ultimate goal being safer and more effective transplant therapies for blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2016

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An Efficacy and Safety Evaluation of HORIZANT in Adolescents With Moderate-to-Severe Primary RLS
XenoPort, Inc. RLS
The primary objective of the trial is to evaluate the efficacy of HORIZANT 300 mg and 600 mg, compared to placebo, at 12 weeks of treatment, for the treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) in adolescents (13 to 17 years of age) diagnosed with moderate-to-severe primary RLS. expand

The primary objective of the trial is to evaluate the efficacy of HORIZANT 300 mg and 600 mg, compared to placebo, at 12 weeks of treatment, for the treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) in adolescents (13 to 17 years of age) diagnosed with moderate-to-severe primary RLS.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

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