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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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INfluenza Vaccine to Effectively Stop Cardio Thoracic Events and Decompensated Heart Failure
Brigham and Women's Hospital Heart Failure Myocardial Infarction
INVESTED will test the hypothesis that high dose trivalent influenza vaccine will reduce cardiopulmonary events to a greater extent than standard dose quadrivalent influenza vaccine in high-risk cardiovascular patients with a recent history of myocardial infarction or heart failure.... expand

INVESTED will test the hypothesis that high dose trivalent influenza vaccine will reduce cardiopulmonary events to a greater extent than standard dose quadrivalent influenza vaccine in high-risk cardiovascular patients with a recent history of myocardial infarction or heart failure. The trial will enroll 9300 participants over one Vanguard (pilot) season and three additional influenza seasons. The primary endpoint will be a composite of all-cause mortality or cardiopulmonary hospitalization.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2016

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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

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Testing Tissue Sodium Stores in CAPD Patients—Aims 1 & 2
Vanderbilt University Medical Center End Stage Renal Disease
The investigators' overarching goal is to improve long-term outcomes for end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. In this study we focus specifically on patients receiving peritoneal dialysis (PD). Volume regulation in PD patients is related to hypertension, heart failure, nutritional... expand

The investigators' overarching goal is to improve long-term outcomes for end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. In this study we focus specifically on patients receiving peritoneal dialysis (PD). Volume regulation in PD patients is related to hypertension, heart failure, nutritional status, and survival. Salt (NaCl) is the body's ion transport target to normally regulate volume via the kidneys; however, in hemodialysis (HD) patients the dialyser or in PD patients the peritoneal membrane, must serve that purpose. Determining volume status in PD patients is not easy and monitoring sodium (Na+) is more difficult still. The investigators have developed a novel, noninvasive approach to this problem involving 23Na+ magnetic resonance imaging (Na-MRI). Na+ is stored bound to proteoglycans in mostly the skin. Our technique measures Na+ in skin and skeletal muscle. In this study, we propose to apply this novel technique to PD patients. Aim 1. To determine Na+ stores in PD patients, to compare Na+ stores to normal controls using Na-MRI technique, and to correlate Na+ stores by Na-MRI with multifrequency bioimpedance measurements and cross-sectional clinical data. Hypothesis: Na+ stores are increased in PD patients compared to normal controls; they are increased in PD patients with volume expansion and in those patients with high soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-3 (sFlt-4) levels. Aim 2. To determine the utility of Na-MRI as an assessment of preserving residual renal function in PD patients. Hypothesis: Extracellular volume expansion as measured by multifrequency bioimpedance was found to have no utility in predicting preservation of residual renal function in PD patients. The investigators hypothesize that Na+ stores as determined by 23Na-MRI will fulfill that function and will be inversely, rather than directly, related.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 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

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Phase 1/2 Study of X-396, an Oral ALK Inhibitor, in Patients With ALK-positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Xcovery Holding Company, LLC Advanced Solid Tumors Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
This is the first human study to use X-396 (ensartinib), a drug being developed for treatment of advanced cancers. The initial purpose of the study is to determine the largest amount of X-396 that can be safely given to humans (the maximum tolerated dose). Once the recommended... expand

This is the first human study to use X-396 (ensartinib), a drug being developed for treatment of advanced cancers. The initial purpose of the study is to determine the largest amount of X-396 that can be safely given to humans (the maximum tolerated dose). Once the recommended Phase 2 dose has been determined, an expansion phase will assess the preliminary anti-tumor activity of X-396 in ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer. The study will also provide early information on how the body handles the drug (pharmacokinetics) and on the efficacy of X-396.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2012

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A Study of ME-401 in Subjects With CLL/SLL, FL, and B-cell Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma
MEI Pharma, Inc. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL) Follicular Lymphoma (FL) Marginal Zone B Cell Lymphoma Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma (DLBCL)
A Three-Arm Study of ME-401 in Subjects with Relapsed/Refractory CLL/SLL or FL, of ME-401 in Combination with Rituximab in Subjects with Relapsed/Refractory CLL/SLL or B-cell NHL, and of ME-401 in Combination with Zanubrutinib in Subjects with Relapsed/Refractory CLL/SLL or B-cell... expand

A Three-Arm Study of ME-401 in Subjects with Relapsed/Refractory CLL/SLL or FL, of ME-401 in Combination with Rituximab in Subjects with Relapsed/Refractory CLL/SLL or B-cell NHL, and of ME-401 in Combination with Zanubrutinib in Subjects with Relapsed/Refractory CLL/SLL or B-cell NHL

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2016

open study

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement to UNload the Left Ventricle in Patients With ADvanced Heart Failure...
Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York Aortic Valve Stenosis
The objective of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) via a transfemoral approach in HF patients with moderate AS as compared with OHFT. expand

The objective of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) via a transfemoral approach in HF patients with moderate AS as compared with OHFT.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2016

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Vigilant ObservatIon of GlIadeL WAfer ImplaNT Registry
Arbor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. CNS Tumor
This is a prospective, observational registry in patients who have been prescribed Gliadel Wafer by the physician as part of usual care. expand

This is a prospective, observational registry in patients who have been prescribed Gliadel Wafer by the physician as part of usual care.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Mar 2016

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AFQ056 for Language Learning in Children With FXS
Elizabeth Berry-Kravis Fragile X Syndrome
The overall goals are to change the paradigm for development of mechanism targeted pharmacotherapy in neurodevelopmental disorders and provide a definitive test of the mGluR theory in humans by determining whether AFQ056, an mGluR5 negative modulator, can enhance neural plasticity... expand

The overall goals are to change the paradigm for development of mechanism targeted pharmacotherapy in neurodevelopmental disorders and provide a definitive test of the mGluR theory in humans by determining whether AFQ056, an mGluR5 negative modulator, can enhance neural plasticity in the form of language learning during an intensive language intervention in very young children with fragile X syndrome. This trial therefore will use an innovative but exploratory new trial design to develop a different way to examine efficacy of an agent with substantial support as a drug targeting CNS plasticity in preclinical models of a developmental disorder. If the design is successful, this trial can serve as a model for future trials of mechanistically-targeted treatments operating on neural plasticity in other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Long Term Follow Up Protocol for NiCord®/CordIn™ Patients
Gamida Cell ltd Patients Transplanted With NiCord/CordIn
This is an observational study that will monitor clinical outcomes of patients who have received a NiCord®/CordIn™ transplant as part of a GC clinical interventional study and meet the eligibility criteria for this Long Term Follow Up study. expand

This is an observational study that will monitor clinical outcomes of patients who have received a NiCord®/CordIn™ transplant as part of a GC clinical interventional study and meet the eligibility criteria for this Long Term Follow Up study.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Mar 2014

open study

A Study of MM-121 in Combination With Chemotherapy Versus Chemotherapy Alone in Heregulin Positive NSCLC
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer NSCLC Adenocarcinoma Heregulin
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the combination of MM-121 plus docetaxel is more effective than docetaxel alone in regards to PFS in patients with heregulin-positive NSCLC. expand

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the combination of MM-121 plus docetaxel is more effective than docetaxel alone in regards to PFS in patients with heregulin-positive NSCLC.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2015

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Safety and Durability of Sirolimus for Treatment of LAM
University of Cincinnati Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
The MIDAS study aims to follow women with LAM who are currently taking, have previously failed or been intolerant of, or are considering treatment with mTOR inhibitors sirolimus or everolimus as part of their clinical care. expand

The MIDAS study aims to follow women with LAM who are currently taking, have previously failed or been intolerant of, or are considering treatment with mTOR inhibitors sirolimus or everolimus as part of their clinical care.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Mar 2015

open study

Analysis of Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in Men With Elevated PSA Levels
Chronix Biomedical Corporation Prostatic Neoplasms
This is a multi-centre prospective study in which blood samples will be taken from 1500 male patients aged between 21-80 scheduled for prostate biopsy. Analysis of cell-free cancer DNA extracted from these samples will be undertaken to determine whether copy number instability... expand

This is a multi-centre prospective study in which blood samples will be taken from 1500 male patients aged between 21-80 scheduled for prostate biopsy. Analysis of cell-free cancer DNA extracted from these samples will be undertaken to determine whether copy number instability scores derived from the cfDNA correlates with PSA screening levels and prostate biopsy results (i.e. Gleason score) in these patients.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2016

open study

Mobility and Therapeutic Benefits Resulting From Exoskeleton Use in a Clinical Setting (SC140121 Study...
Vanderbilt University Spinal Cord Injury
The proposed study is intended to inform the hypotheses that (1) regular dosing of exoskeleton walking will provide health benefits to non-ambulatory and poorly-ambulatory individuals with SCI, including decreased pain and spasticity, improvements in bowel and bladder function,... expand

The proposed study is intended to inform the hypotheses that (1) regular dosing of exoskeleton walking will provide health benefits to non-ambulatory and poorly-ambulatory individuals with SCI, including decreased pain and spasticity, improvements in bowel and bladder function, decreased body-mass index (BMI), enhanced well-being; (2) regular dosing of exoskeleton walking will facilitate neurological or functional recovery in some individuals with SCI, particularly those with incomplete injuries; and (3) the level of mobility enabled by a lower limb exoskeleton is commensurate with the walking speeds, distances, and surfaces required for community ambulation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

Study CB-839 in Combination With Nivolumab in Patients With Melanoma, ccRCC and NSCLC
Calithera Biosciences, Inc Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma Melanoma Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
This study is an open-label Phase 1/ 2 evaluation of CB-839 in combination with nivolumab in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma, melanoma, and non-small cell lung cancer. expand

This study is an open-label Phase 1/ 2 evaluation of CB-839 in combination with nivolumab in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma, melanoma, and non-small cell lung cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2016

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