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Quantitative Detection of Circulating Donor-Specific DNA in Organ Transplant Recipients (DTRT-Multi-Center...
Medical College of Wisconsin Cardiovascular Disease Acute Rejection of Cardiac Transplant Cardiac Transplant Rejection Heart Transplant Failure and Rejection
The primary goal of this Multicenter Study is to develop and to evaluate a method for measuring donor-specific cell free DNA in blood samples from transplant recipients as markers of rejection. Blood samples obtained periodically from heart transplant recipients are assessed... expand

The primary goal of this Multicenter Study is to develop and to evaluate a method for measuring donor-specific cell free DNA in blood samples from transplant recipients as markers of rejection. Blood samples obtained periodically from heart transplant recipients are assessed for cell free DNA relative to clinical data in order to determine whether changes in the level of cell free DNA indicate rejection. This research study proposes testing a blood sample obtained from the heart transplant recipient. The research seeks to establish whether this blood test will show when the patient is beginning to or already rejecting the transplanted heart. BACKGROUND Identifying if a transplant patient is beginning to or already rejecting the heart is necessary, so that appropriate treatment can be started to halt the rejection. Heart catheterization with biopsy is the usual method used for assessing whether a patient may be rejecting the heart. There are also a number of other methods that transplant physicians will use to look for signs of rejection including other blood tests, echocardiograms, obtaining pressure readings during heart catheterization, and micro-array testing of blood obtained during biopsy. These technologies are limited in ability to consistently and accurately identify the presence of rejection. The usual method of checking for rejection involves obtaining a sample of the heart tissue (heart biopsy); biopsy can only be accomplished through heart catheterization which is an invasive procedure that has risks associated with disturbing the heart such as puncturing the heart or causing the heart rate to change or damaging tissue in the heart. Overtime, repeating this invasive procedure can diminish the ease of the procedure because the veins can become scarred and more difficult to access. For these reasons, researchers believe that it would be good to have a blood test that gives information about the possibility of rejection so that it may not be necessary to do as many heart biopsies. Also, a blood test may be able to provide information about the heart or about rejection that is currently not available at all.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Mar 2014

open study

SeRenade Parent-Child Music Class Program
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Autism Spectrum Disorder
This pilot study examines the impact of the SeRenade Parent-Child Music Class Program, which emphasizes parent training, peer inclusion, and musical play combined with established behavioral techniques, on the development of child social engagement, positive behavior, and parental... expand

This pilot study examines the impact of the SeRenade Parent-Child Music Class Program, which emphasizes parent training, peer inclusion, and musical play combined with established behavioral techniques, on the development of child social engagement, positive behavior, and parental well-being.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2018

open study

Low-Dose Total Skin Electron Therapy in Treating Patients With Refractory or Relapsed Stage IB-IIIA Mycosis...
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Recurrent Mycosis Fungoides Refractory Mycosis Fungoides Stage I Mycosis Fungoides Stage II Mycosis Fungoides Stage III Mycosis Fungoides
This clinical trial studies low- dose total skin electron therapy in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA mycosis fungoides that has not responded to previous treatment (refractory) or has returned after a period of improvement (relapsed). Radiation therapy uses high energy electrons... expand

This clinical trial studies low- dose total skin electron therapy in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA mycosis fungoides that has not responded to previous treatment (refractory) or has returned after a period of improvement (relapsed). Radiation therapy uses high energy electrons to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Rotisserie technique is a method in which the patient receives total skin electron therapy while standing on a rotating platform. Giving low dose total skin electron therapy using rotisserie technique may kill tumor cells, while having fewer side effects, and may allow therapy to be repeated in future if clinically indicated.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2016

open study

Biomarkers to Predict Time to Plasma HIV RNA Rebound
AIDS Clinical Trials Group HIV-1 Infection
The purpose of this study is to collect information about what happens when people pause, or temporarily stop taking, ART, and to collect blood samples from these people at frequent intervals. We will also study the safety of pausing ART under close observation. expand

The purpose of this study is to collect information about what happens when people pause, or temporarily stop taking, ART, and to collect blood samples from these people at frequent intervals. We will also study the safety of pausing ART under close observation.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Feb 2017

open study

Afatinib and Necitumumab in Patients With EGFR Mutation Positive Advanced or Metastatic Non-small Cell...
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of afatinib and necitumumab and to see how well they work in treating patients with EGFR mutation positive non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to other places in the body. Afatinib may stop the growth of tumor cells... expand

This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of afatinib and necitumumab and to see how well they work in treating patients with EGFR mutation positive non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to other places in the body. Afatinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Monoclonal antibodies, such as necitumumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving afatinib and necitumumab may work better in treating patients with EGFR mutation positive non-small cell lung cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

open study

Pulmonary Hypertension and Anastrozole Trial
University of Pennsylvania Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
The primary objectives of this study are to determine whether the study drug, anastrozole may improve six minute walk distance at six months compared to placebo and to assess safety and side effects up to twelve months in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). expand

The primary objectives of this study are to determine whether the study drug, anastrozole may improve six minute walk distance at six months compared to placebo and to assess safety and side effects up to twelve months in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

An Open-Label Study of the Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Profile of VX-803/M4344...
EMD Serono Research & Development Institute, Inc. Solid Tumor Advanced Solid Tumor
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of multiple ascending doses of single-agent M4344 administered twice-weekly (BIW), twice daily (BID) or once daily dose schedule in participants with advanced solid tumors. This investigation is a three part... expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of multiple ascending doses of single-agent M4344 administered twice-weekly (BIW), twice daily (BID) or once daily dose schedule in participants with advanced solid tumors. This investigation is a three part study examining M4344 alone and in combination with carboplatin, gemcitabine, and cisplatin to determine the safety and maximum tolerated dose.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2015

open study

A Randomized Controlled Trial to Deprescribe for Older Patients With Polypharmacy
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Polypharmacy Care Transitions Geriatric Syndromes
This randomized, controlled trial will evaluate the effects of an intervention to reduce exposure to medications among hospitalized older adults discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The goal of the intervention is to safely deprescribe medications, as defined by dose... expand

This randomized, controlled trial will evaluate the effects of an intervention to reduce exposure to medications among hospitalized older adults discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The goal of the intervention is to safely deprescribe medications, as defined by dose reductions and stopped medications, based on a combination of clinical criteria and patient preferences. The investigators will evaluate the effects of the intervention on the total number of medications prescribed to patients at hospital and SNF discharge and at home 90-days after SNF discharge along with the prevalence of eight geriatric syndromes, medication adherence, and health status.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

Platinum Based Chemotherapy or Capecitabine in Treating Patients With Residual Triple-Negative Basal-Like...
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Estrogen Receptor Negative HER2/Neu Negative Invasive Breast Carcinoma Progesterone Receptor Negative Stage II Breast Cancer
This randomized phase III trial studies how well cisplatin or carboplatin (platinum based chemotherapy) works compared to capecitabine in treating patients with remaining (residual) basal-like triple-negative breast cancer following chemotherapy after surgery (neoadjuvant). Drugs... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well cisplatin or carboplatin (platinum based chemotherapy) works compared to capecitabine in treating patients with remaining (residual) basal-like triple-negative breast cancer following chemotherapy after surgery (neoadjuvant). Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, carboplatin and capecitabine, 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. It is not yet known whether cisplatin or carboplatin is more effective than capecitabine in treating patients with residual triple negative basal-like breast cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2015

open study

Allo vs Hypomethylating/Best Supportive Care in MDS (BMT CTN 1102)
Medical College of Wisconsin MDS
This study is designed as a multicenter trial, with biological assignment to one of two study arms; Arm 1: Reduced intensity conditioning allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (RIC-alloHCT), Arm 2: Non-Transplant Therapy/Best Supportive Care. expand

This study is designed as a multicenter trial, with biological assignment to one of two study arms; Arm 1: Reduced intensity conditioning allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (RIC-alloHCT), Arm 2: Non-Transplant Therapy/Best Supportive Care.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2013

open study

Galunisertib and Paclitaxel in Treating Patients With Metastatic Androgen Receptor Negative (AR-) Triple...
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Estrogen Receptor Negative HER2/Neu Negative Progesterone Receptor Negative Recurrent Breast Carcinoma Stage IV Breast Cancer
This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of Galunisertib when given together with paclitaxel in treating patients with androgen receptor negative or triple negative breast cancer that has spread to other places in the body. Some tumors need growth factors, which... expand

This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of Galunisertib when given together with paclitaxel in treating patients with androgen receptor negative or triple negative breast cancer that has spread to other places in the body. Some tumors need growth factors, which are made by the body's white blood cells, to keep growing. Galunisertib may interfere with growth factors and help cause tumor cells to die. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as paclitaxel, 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. Giving Galunisertib together with paclitaxel may kill more tumor cells.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2016

open study

Tamoxifen Therapy to Treat Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Hypertension Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Familial Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Lung Diseases
The main purpose of this clinical trial is to examine the feasibility and effects of tamoxifen in subjects with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The study will evaluate how well the drug is tolerated, and its impact on functional condition and selected biomarkers. Changes... expand

The main purpose of this clinical trial is to examine the feasibility and effects of tamoxifen in subjects with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The study will evaluate how well the drug is tolerated, and its impact on functional condition and selected biomarkers. Changes in tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) and other parameters determined by transthoracic echocardiography will be evaluated as well as changes in additional metrics such as six minute walk test distance, quality of life assessments, and hormone levels.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

open study

REDUCE LAP-HF TRIAL II
Corvia Medical Heart Failure
Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized Controlled, Blinded Trial, with a Non-implant Control group; 1:1 randomization. expand

Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized Controlled, Blinded Trial, with a Non-implant Control group; 1:1 randomization.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2017

open study

Randomized Trial to Assess PO Versus IV Antibiotics
Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium 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

Cognitive Effects of Androgen Receptor Directed Therapies for Advanced Prostate Cancer
Northwestern University Castration-Resistant Prostatic Cancer Metastatic Prostate Carcinoma Recurrent Prostate Carcinoma Stage IV Prostate Cancer Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer
This clinical trial studies cognitive function in men with prostate cancer treated with androgen receptor directed therapies such as abiraterone acetate and enzalutamide. The investigators use MRI imaging (non-invasive, non-contrast) to see whether there are changes in brain... expand

This clinical trial studies cognitive function in men with prostate cancer treated with androgen receptor directed therapies such as abiraterone acetate and enzalutamide. The investigators use MRI imaging (non-invasive, non-contrast) to see whether there are changes in brain structure or activity related to treatment that may be related to changes in cognitive function. The investigators are also looking for genetic variations that might make patients more or less sensitive to cognitive changes during treatment for prostate cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

Hepatocellular Research Registry
Vanderbilt University 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

A pragmatiC sTrategy to Promote actIVity and Enhance Quality of Life AFTER Transcatheter Aortic Valve...
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Aortic Valve Stenosis
This study is being performed in patients who have undergone transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for aortic stenosis. The goal is to obtain pilot and feasibility data on a novel post-procedure rehabilitation strategy, including a daily activity goal using a fitness... expand

This study is being performed in patients who have undergone transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for aortic stenosis. The goal is to obtain pilot and feasibility data on a novel post-procedure rehabilitation strategy, including a daily activity goal using a fitness tracking device (Fitbit Alta HR) and in-home resistance training exercises targeting muscles related to activities of daily living. We will evaluate the effect of these interventions on physical performance and several quality of life domains.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

Small Bowel Length and Bariatric Surgery Outcomes
Vanderbilt University 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

A Mobile Health Intervention in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Heritable Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
This study proposes the use of a mobile health intervention (utilizing a smart phone app) to encourage increased exercise in PAH patients. The study will be a randomized trial to examine feasibility of an mHealth (mobile device) Fitbit Charge HR and cell phone application intervention... expand

This study proposes the use of a mobile health intervention (utilizing a smart phone app) to encourage increased exercise in PAH patients. The study will be a randomized trial to examine feasibility of an mHealth (mobile device) Fitbit Charge HR and cell phone application intervention to improve step counts and increase participants activity level as compared to no intervention. The Fitbit Charge Heart Rate (HR) monitors activity and the cell phone application provides encouragement notifications to half the subjects while the other half do not receive encouragements.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Glucose Metabolism in Subjects With Aldosterone-Producing Adenomas
Vanderbilt University Primary Aldosteronism
The investigators will test the hypothesis that endogenous aldosterone impairs insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity in subjects with primary aldosteronism. expand

The investigators will test the hypothesis that endogenous aldosterone impairs insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity in subjects with primary aldosteronism.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2015

open study

Nutritional Formulation for Angelman Syndrome
Vanderbilt University Medical Center 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...
Advanced Bionics 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

Telenursing and Remote Monitoring in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Numerous studies show that remote monitoring and/or telenursing improves outcomes for patients especially those with chronic diseases. It is proposed that structured telenursing with non-invasive home monitoring of forced vital capacity and oxygen saturation in newly diagnosed... expand

Numerous studies show that remote monitoring and/or telenursing improves outcomes for patients especially those with chronic diseases. It is proposed that structured telenursing with non-invasive home monitoring of forced vital capacity and oxygen saturation in newly diagnosed patients with IPF will decrease hospitalizations for respiratory illness, increase compliance with therapies, and ultimately increase quality of life.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2018

open study

Examination of the Metabolic Effects of Direct Bile Salt Delivery to the Ileum in Humans
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Glucose Intolerance Gastric Bypass Surgery
This project will evaluate distal intestinal bile salt administration in humans by deliving ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) into the terminal ileum of subjects with a pre-existing ileostomy and assessing several hormone levels following an oral glucose tolerance test compared to a... expand

This project will evaluate distal intestinal bile salt administration in humans by deliving ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) into the terminal ileum of subjects with a pre-existing ileostomy and assessing several hormone levels following an oral glucose tolerance test compared to a placebo.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2018

open study

Carvedilol in Preventing Heart Failure in Childhood Cancer Survivors
Children's Oncology Group Cancer Survivor
This randomized phase IIb trial studies how well low-dose carvedilol works in preventing heart failure in cancer survivors exposed to high dose anthracyclines for management of childhood cancer. Patients who received high-dose anthracycline chemotherapy are at a much greater... expand

This randomized phase IIb trial studies how well low-dose carvedilol works in preventing heart failure in cancer survivors exposed to high dose anthracyclines for management of childhood cancer. Patients who received high-dose anthracycline chemotherapy are at a much greater risk for developing heart failure compared to survivors who didn?t get any anthracycline chemotherapy. Heart failure happens when the heart muscle has been weakened and can?t pump blood as well as it should. Carvedilol may help lower the risk of cardiovascular complications.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2016

open study