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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

open study

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

open study

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

open study

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

open study

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

open study

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

open study

Selumetinib Sulfate in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm Ann Arbor Stage III Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage IV Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma BRAF Gene Mutation GNA11 Gene Mutation
This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well selumetinib sulfate works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with MAPK pathway activation mutations that have spread to other places in the body and have come back or do not... expand

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

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

open study

Complete Decongestive Therapy With Negative Pressure for Lipedema and Lymphedema Therapy
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Lipedema Secondary Lymphedema
This study is designed to investigate the therapy outcomes from routine physical therapy in persons with lipedema and secondary limb lymphedema. Complete decongestive therapy (CDT) is a common conservative treatment to optimize lymphatic functioning using exercise, compression,... expand

This study is designed to investigate the therapy outcomes from routine physical therapy in persons with lipedema and secondary limb lymphedema. Complete decongestive therapy (CDT) is a common conservative treatment to optimize lymphatic functioning using exercise, compression, lymphatic stimulation and skin care. PhysioTouch is a gentle graded negative pressure device designed to enhance lymphatic stimulation that is used by the skilled therapist in conjunction with hands on techniques of tissue mobilization for enhanced clearance of lymph stasis in persons with lymphedema. This study will investigate the conservative treatment impact in patients with lipedema and lower extremity lymphedema using this conservative available technique.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2019

open study

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

open study

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

open study

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

open study

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

open study

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

open study

Pulmonary Vascular Disease Phenomics Program PVDOMICS
The Cleveland Clinic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
It is recognized that patients with various forms of heart and lung disease exhibit varying degrees of pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary vascular remodeling, and right ventricular dysfunction. The genetic, molecular, and cellular processes driving these phenomena are not well... expand

It is recognized that patients with various forms of heart and lung disease exhibit varying degrees of pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary vascular remodeling, and right ventricular dysfunction. The genetic, molecular, and cellular processes driving these phenomena are not well understood. Rapid advances in high throughput omic methodology, combined with powerful bioinformatics and network biology capability, have created the opportunity to conduct studies that broadly search for homologies and differences across the spectrum of disease states associated with pulmonary hypertension, and determinants of the spectrum of right ventricular compensation that accompanies these conditions

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

Ensartinib in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma,...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm ALK Fusion Protein Expression ALK Gene Mutation ALK Gene Translocation Ann Arbor Stage III Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well ensartinib works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with ALK or ROS1 genomic alterations that have come back or do not respond to treatment and have spread to other places... expand

This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well ensartinib works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with ALK or ROS1 genomic alterations that have come back or do not respond to treatment and have spread to other places in the body. Ensartinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

open study

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

open study

An Extension Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of HORIZANT in Adolescents With Moderate-to-Severe...
XenoPort, Inc. RLS
The objectives of the trial are to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of HORIZANT (Gabapentin Enacarbil) 600 mg daily, for the treatment of RLS in adolescents (13 to 17 years of age) diagnosed with moderate-to-severe primary RLS. expand

The objectives of the trial are to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of HORIZANT (Gabapentin Enacarbil) 600 mg daily, for the treatment of RLS in adolescents (13 to 17 years of age) diagnosed with moderate-to-severe primary RLS.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2016

open study

Executive Function in Early Childhood
Vanderbilt University Reading Disability
Despite the fact that a substantial number of school age children struggle with both reading and math acquisition, the brain mechanisms of the overlapping aspects of reading and math skills, thought in part to be linked via executive functions (EF), have not been unpacked. This... expand

Despite the fact that a substantial number of school age children struggle with both reading and math acquisition, the brain mechanisms of the overlapping aspects of reading and math skills, thought in part to be linked via executive functions (EF), have not been unpacked. This project will use a longitudinal design, following children from Kindergarten through 1st grade, to understand how the brain networks associated with reading, math, and EF interact to predict academic outcomes and, in those who struggle academically, intervention response.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2019

open study

Pevonedistat and Azacitidine in MDS or MDS/MPN Patients Who Fail Primary Therapy With DNA Methyl Transferase...
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Myelodysplastic Syndromes Myeloproliferative Neoplasm
This study will evaluate the treatment combination of pevonedistat and azacitidine in the setting of DNA methyltransferase inhibitor(s) failure in patients with relapsed/refractory myelodysplastic syndrome or myelodysplastic syndrome/myeloproliferative neoplasm. expand

This study will evaluate the treatment combination of pevonedistat and azacitidine in the setting of DNA methyltransferase inhibitor(s) failure in patients with relapsed/refractory myelodysplastic syndrome or myelodysplastic syndrome/myeloproliferative neoplasm.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Erlotinib Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With Stage IB-IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer That Has Been...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) ALK Gene Rearrangement EGFR Exon 19 Deletion Mutation EGFR NP_005219.2:p.L858R Stage IB Lung Non-Small Cell Carcinoma AJCC v7 Stage II Lung Non-Small Cell Cancer AJCC v7
This phase III ALCHEMIST trial studies how well erlotinib hydrochloride compared to observation works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been completely removed by surgery. Erlotinib hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by... expand

This phase III ALCHEMIST trial studies how well erlotinib hydrochloride compared to observation works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been completely removed by surgery. Erlotinib hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2014

open study

Nivolumab Plus Relatlimab or Ipilimumab in Metastatic Melanoma Stratified by MHC-II Expression
Elizabeth Davis Metastatic Melanoma Advanced Melanoma Metastatic Melanoma Stratified by MHC-II Expression
This is an open-label, non-randomized two arm Phase 2 study of intravenous nivolumab plus intravenous ipilimumab or intravenous relatlimab in patients with metastatic melanoma stratified by MHC-II expression. expand

This is an open-label, non-randomized two arm Phase 2 study of intravenous nivolumab plus intravenous ipilimumab or intravenous relatlimab in patients with metastatic melanoma stratified by MHC-II expression.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2019

open study

An Open-Label, Dose-Escalation/Dose-Expansion Safety Study of INCB059872 in Subjects With Advanced Malignancies
Incyte Corporation Solid Tumors and Hematologic Malignancy
This is an open-label, dose-escalation/dose-expansion study of INCB059872 in subjects with advanced malignancies. The study will be conducted in 4 parts. Part 1 (mono therapy dose escalation) will determine the recommended dose(s) of INCB059872 for dose expansion, based on maximum... expand

This is an open-label, dose-escalation/dose-expansion study of INCB059872 in subjects with advanced malignancies. The study will be conducted in 4 parts. Part 1 (mono therapy dose escalation) will determine the recommended dose(s) of INCB059872 for dose expansion, based on maximum tolerated dose and/or a tolerated pharmacologically active dose. Part 2 (dose expansion) will further determine the safety, tolerability, efficacy, PK, and PD of the selected monotherapy dose(s) in AML/MDS, SCLC, myelofibrosis, Ewing sarcoma, and poorly differentiated neuroendocrine tumors. Part 3 will determine the recommended dose(s) of INCB059872 in combination with azacitadine and all-trans retinoic acid in AML and in combination with nivolumab in SCLC. Part 4 will further determine the safety, tolerability, efficacy, PK, and PD of the selected combination dose(s) in Part 3.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2016

open study

Incidence of Acute Laryngeal Injury Following Endotracheal Intubation
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Intubation Complication
The purpose of this investigation is to delineate the incidence of acute and chronic laryngeal injury following intubation within our health system. In addition, this study seeks to identify risk factors for airway injury that may provide information to help reduce the incidence... expand

The purpose of this investigation is to delineate the incidence of acute and chronic laryngeal injury following intubation within our health system. In addition, this study seeks to identify risk factors for airway injury that may provide information to help reduce the incidence of injury or increase the speed of diagnosis through hospital based process measures. Study Aims 1. Determine the incidence of acute laryngeal injury in patients with prolonged intubation. 2. Determine the incidence of chronic laryngeal injury in the subset of patients with acute laryngeal injury 3. Initiate a randomized control trial to investigate the ability of azithromycin and budesonide to improve objective and subjective breathing measures in patients with Acute Laryngeal injury (ALgI) following endotracheal intubation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Framing Eighteen Coils in Cerebral Aneurysms Trial
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Cerebral Aneurysm
This trial is being conducted in order to compare angiographic outcomes in patients receiving 0.014-0.0155" platinum framing and filling coils (larger diameter coils) versus those treated solely with coils less than 0.014" (with a standard diameter). Hypothesis: Angiographic... expand

This trial is being conducted in order to compare angiographic outcomes in patients receiving 0.014-0.0155" platinum framing and filling coils (larger diameter coils) versus those treated solely with coils less than 0.014" (with a standard diameter). Hypothesis: Angiographic occlusion at follow-up imaging will be more frequent in patients receiving 0.014-0.0155" platinum coils during embolization compared to those receiving smaller-diameter coils.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2012

open study

Reduction in Splanchnic Capacitance Contributes to Sympathetically Dependent Hypertension in Autonomic
Vanderbilt University Multiple System Atrophy Orthostatic Hypotension Supine Hypertension
The purpose of this study is to learn more about the regulation of the veins of the abdomen by the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system, and how this may affect high blood pressure. Normally, the autonomic nervous system controls how much blood flows in the veins. In people... expand

The purpose of this study is to learn more about the regulation of the veins of the abdomen by the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system, and how this may affect high blood pressure. Normally, the autonomic nervous system controls how much blood flows in the veins. In people with high blood pressure, however, the autonomic nervous system is changed. This change may affect the way blood flows in the veins of the abdomen which may play a role in their high blood pressure. About 32 participants will be screened for the study. The investigators estimate 16 will be eligible to participate in all of the study days.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2016

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