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Condition of Interest
AtRial Cardiopathy and Antithrombotic Drugs In Prevention After Cryptogenic Stroke
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

open study

Role of Sympathetic Vasoconstriction on Insulin-Mediated Microvascular Recruitment and Glucose Uptake...
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

open study

Nerve Repair Using Hydrophilic Polymers to Promote Immediate Fusion of Severed Axons and Swift Return...
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

open study

Observational Study of Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases: The CARRA Registry
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

Serial, Non-invasive Analysis of Exhaled Breath Condensate in Ventilated Trauma Patients
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

Phase I Study of Enadenotucirev and PD-1 Inhibitor in Subjects With Metastatic or Advanced Epithelial...
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

Diaphragmatic Hernia Research & Exploration, Advancing Molecular Science
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

An Efficacy and Safety Evaluation of HORIZANT in Adolescents With Moderate-to-Severe Primary RLS
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

An Extension Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of HORIZANT in Adolescents With Moderate-to-Severe...
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

Intra-articular Doxycycline: A Novel Treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis
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

Framing Eighteen Coils in Cerebral Aneurysms Trial
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

Anti-Cytokine Therapy for Hemodialysis InflammatION
End-Stage Renal Disease
Anti-Cytokine Therapy for Hemodialysis InflammatION (ACTION) is a phase II multi-center study to evaluate the safety and tolerability of anakinra, an IL-1 receptor antagonist, for patients treated with maintenance hemodialysis. expand

Anti-Cytokine Therapy for Hemodialysis InflammatION (ACTION) is a phase II multi-center study to evaluate the safety and tolerability of anakinra, an IL-1 receptor antagonist, for patients treated with maintenance hemodialysis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

open study

Epidemiology of Silent and Overt Strokes in Sickle Cell Disease
Anemia, Sickle Cell Sickle Cell Disease Stroke Sickle Cell Thalassemia Sickle Cell-Beta0-Thalassemia
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a rare disease occurring in an estimated 100,000 children and adults, often poor and underserved, in the United States. Silent strokes and overt strokes contribute significantly to morbidity in adults with SCD, resulting in functional impairment,... expand

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a rare disease occurring in an estimated 100,000 children and adults, often poor and underserved, in the United States. Silent strokes and overt strokes contribute significantly to morbidity in adults with SCD, resulting in functional impairment, challenges with school and job performance, and premature death. Five NIH-funded randomized controlled trials (RCT) have identified therapies to prevent silent and overt strokes in children with SCD, including monthly blood transfusion therapy (for preventing initial and recurrent strokes) and hydroxyurea (for preventing initial strokes). Despite the observation that at least 99% of children with SCD in high-income countries reach adulthood, and approximately 60% of adults will experience one or more strokes (~50% with silent strokes and ~10% with overt strokes), no stroke trials have established therapeutic approaches for adults with SCD. For adults with SCD, inadequate evidence-based guidelines exist for secondary stroke prevention strategies. Applying stroke prevention strategies in children may not be effective for stroke prevention in adults with SCD, particularly given the high rate of co-morbidities. Identifying subgroups of adults with SCD and higher incidence coupled with the contribution of established stroke risk factors in the general population (smoking, diabetes, obesity, renal disease) will provide the requisite data required for the first ever phase III clinical trials focused on secondary stroke prevention in adults. In three adult sickle cell disease centers, we will conduct a prospective cohort study to test the primary hypothesis that the incidence of infarct recurrence (stroke or silent stroke) or new strokes in adults with silent strokes treated with hydroxyurea will be greater than in those without strokes treated with hydroxyurea. We will test two secondary hypotheses: 1) adults with SCD and silent strokes have cognitive morbidity when compared to adults with SCD without silent strokes; and 2) adults with SCD and strokes receiving regular blood transfusion will have a higher incidence of infarct recurrence than those with SCD without strokes. The aims include Aim 1: Compare the incidence of new overt and silent strokes in adults with SCD and silent strokes to a comparison group of adults without silent strokes or overt strokes. Aim 2: Compare the cognitive morbidity of those with silent strokes and overt strokes to those without strokes. Aim 3: Compare the incidence of new overt and silent stroke in adults with SCD and overt strokes receiving transfusion to adults with SCD without silent or overt strokes treated with hydroxyurea. All clinical information and neuroimaging will be centrally adjudicated with masked and experienced neurology and neuroradiology committees. Data generated after completion of this proposal are critical for developing the first ever phase III trials for secondary stroke prevention therapies in adults with SCD.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jun 2017

open study

Mechanisms of Mindfulness-based Interventions
Depression Anxiety Stress
Mindfulness-based Interventions (MBIs) are a family of standardized cognitive and behavioral therapies that focus on cultivating mindfulness-related skills for improving maladaptive cognitive, emotional, and behavioral processes. MBIs have been developed for a wide range of problems,... expand

Mindfulness-based Interventions (MBIs) are a family of standardized cognitive and behavioral therapies that focus on cultivating mindfulness-related skills for improving maladaptive cognitive, emotional, and behavioral processes. MBIs have been developed for a wide range of problems, disorders, and populations and are increasingly available in a variety of health settings. This mixed methods study proposes to investigate proposed neurobiological, physiological, psycho-social-behavioral, and cognitive mechanisms by which MBIs may improve health outcomes.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2019

open study

Evaluation of Safety & Efficacy of BIO-11006 Inhalation Solution in Patients With ARDS
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
This Phase IIa pilot study is a placebo controlled, multicenter study to evaluate safety and efficacy of aerosolized BIO-11006 Inhalation Solution in ARDS patients. The subjects will be randomized 1:1 to either BIO-11006 125 mg twice daily plus standard of care or placebo plus... expand

This Phase IIa pilot study is a placebo controlled, multicenter study to evaluate safety and efficacy of aerosolized BIO-11006 Inhalation Solution in ARDS patients. The subjects will be randomized 1:1 to either BIO-11006 125 mg twice daily plus standard of care or placebo plus standard of care. The treatment will continue for up to 28 days. The study will enroll up to 40 adult ARDS patients in up to eight sites within USA.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Randomized Trial to Assess PO Versus IV Antibiotics
Wound Infection
The goal of this study is to evaluate the effect of treatment of post-op wound infection in long bones after fracture fixation or joint fusion and either: (Group 1) operative debridement and PO antibiotic treatment for 6 weeks; or (Group 2) operative debridement and IV antibiotics... expand

The goal of this study is to evaluate the effect of treatment of post-op wound infection in long bones after fracture fixation or joint fusion and either: (Group 1) operative debridement and PO antibiotic treatment for 6 weeks; or (Group 2) operative debridement and IV antibiotics for 6 weeks. Primary Hypothesis: The rate of treatment failure by one year in Group 1 will be non-inferior to the rate in Group 2. Treatment failure is defined as wound problems that require surgery >2 weeks after initial debridement, infection recurrence, infection with a new pathogen, joint erosion, implant failure, medical problems related to the treatment administration which necessitates a switch from one arm to the other.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2013

open study

Hepatocellular Research Registry
Hepatocytes
This is a registry of human hepatocytes (liver cells) for research purposes. expand

This is a registry of human hepatocytes (liver cells) for research purposes.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2004

open study

Small Bowel Length and Bariatric Surgery Outcomes
Malnutrition Obesity Weight Loss Micronutrient Deficiency
The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not the total length of small intestine effects outcomes after bariatric surgery in a cohort of patients preoperatively and up to ten years postoperatively. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and vertical sleeve gastrectomy will be the... expand

The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not the total length of small intestine effects outcomes after bariatric surgery in a cohort of patients preoperatively and up to ten years postoperatively. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and vertical sleeve gastrectomy will be the surgical groups in this study. We aim to determine if bowel length has a significant effect on long term weight loss or other nutritional deficiencies in this bariatric cohort.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 2016

open study

Nutritional Formulation for Angelman Syndrome
Angelman Syndrome
Low carbohydrate diets such as the ketogenic (KD) and low glycemic index (LGIT) diets have been shown to be effective in treating drug resistant seizures in children with Angelman syndrome (AS). The investigators hypothesize that consuming a fat based nutritional formulation... expand

Low carbohydrate diets such as the ketogenic (KD) and low glycemic index (LGIT) diets have been shown to be effective in treating drug resistant seizures in children with Angelman syndrome (AS). The investigators hypothesize that consuming a fat based nutritional formulation with an exogenous ketone throughout the day will produce urinary ketosis in children consuming both low and high carbohydrate diets, depending upon dietary background. The nutritional formulation will provide fuel substrates that push metabolism away from carbohydrates and towards fat utilization. This research is being done to assess the safety and tolerability of a nutritional formulation for use in dietary interventions in AS.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2018

open study

Implantation of the HiRes90K™ Advantage Cochlear Implant With HiFocus™ Mid-Scala and Development of a...
Hearing Loss Partial Deafness Hearing Disorders Ear Diseases Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
The purpose of this feasibility study is to evaluate whether low-frequency acoustic hearing sensitivity can be preserved in newly implanted adults with partial deafness (considerable low frequency acoustic hearing profiles with severe-to-profound high frequency sensorineural... expand

The purpose of this feasibility study is to evaluate whether low-frequency acoustic hearing sensitivity can be preserved in newly implanted adults with partial deafness (considerable low frequency acoustic hearing profiles with severe-to-profound high frequency sensorineural hearing loss) using the HiResolution™ 90K™ Advantage cochlear implant with the HiFocus™ Mid-Scala electrode to support the development of electro-acoustic stimulation technology (EAS).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2014

open study

Project: Every Child for Younger Patients With Cancer
Central Nervous System Neoplasm Childhood Immature Teratoma Childhood Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Childhood Malignant Neoplasm Childhood Mature Teratoma
This research trial studies the Project: Every Child for younger patients with cancer. Gathering health information over time from younger patients with cancer may help doctors find better methods of treatment and on-going care. expand

This research trial studies the Project: Every Child for younger patients with cancer. Gathering health information over time from younger patients with cancer may help doctors find better methods of treatment and on-going care.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Oct 2015

open study

Long-Term Follow-Up of Patients Who Have Participated in Children's Oncology Group Studies
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Brain Neoplasm Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Recipient Hodgkin Lymphoma Osteosarcoma
This clinical trial keeps track of and collects follow-up information from patients who are currently enrolled on or have participated in a Children's Oncology Group study. Developing a way to keep track of patients who have participated in Children's Oncology Group studies may... expand

This clinical trial keeps track of and collects follow-up information from patients who are currently enrolled on or have participated in a Children's Oncology Group study. Developing a way to keep track of patients who have participated in Children's Oncology Group studies may allow doctors learn more about the long-term effects of cancer treatment and help them reduce problems related to treatment and improve patient quality of life.

Type: Observational

Start Date: May 2008

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