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Intrathecal (IT) Baclofen Drug Distribution
Vanderbilt University Muscle Spasticity
The goal of this pilot study to determine whether there is a significant therapeutic advantage to place the ITB catheter within the cervical, thoracic or lumbar region of the spine. It is also a goal of this pilot study to determine whether the origin of spasticity influences... expand

The goal of this pilot study to determine whether there is a significant therapeutic advantage to place the ITB catheter within the cervical, thoracic or lumbar region of the spine. It is also a goal of this pilot study to determine whether the origin of spasticity influences the effect of Lioresal Intrathecal (baclofen injection) on ITB catheters located in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar regions of the spine. The investigators propose to study the impact of catheter location on the reduction in spasticity within a group of patients who are scheduled for ITB trial.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2016

open study

Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase Inhibition and Insulin Resistance
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Diabetes Mellitus Endocrine System Diseases Glucose Metabolism Disorders PreDiabetes Obesity
The purpose of this study is to test how soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) inhibition with GSK2256294 affects tissue sEH activity and insulin sensitivity. expand

The purpose of this study is to test how soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) inhibition with GSK2256294 affects tissue sEH activity and insulin sensitivity.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2018

open study

Enroll -HD: A Prospective Registry Study in a Global Huntington's Disease Cohort
CHDI Foundation, Inc. Huntington's Disease
Enroll-HD is a longitudinal, observational, multinational study that will integrate two existing Huntington's Disease (HD) registries, REGISTRY in Europe and COHORT in North America and Australia, while also expanding to include sites in Latin America and Asia. With no end date... expand

Enroll-HD is a longitudinal, observational, multinational study that will integrate two existing Huntington's Disease (HD) registries, REGISTRY in Europe and COHORT in North America and Australia, while also expanding to include sites in Latin America and Asia. With no end date and annual assessments, the goal of Enroll-HD is to build a large and rich database of longitudinal clinical information and biospecimens. This database will serve as a basis for future studies aimed at developing tools and biomarkers for progression and prognosis, identifying clinically relevant phenotypic characteristics, and establishing clearly defined endpoints for interventional studies.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Jul 2012

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Predictors of Response to Treatment for Depression
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Adolescent Depression Depression
The current study will examine neurophysiological, specifically event-related potential (ERP), measures of emotional processing as predictors of response to cognitive behavior therapy for adolescent depression. expand

The current study will examine neurophysiological, specifically event-related potential (ERP), measures of emotional processing as predictors of response to cognitive behavior therapy for adolescent depression.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2017

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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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The Effect of Higher Protein Dosing in Critically Ill Patients
Clinical Evaluation Research Unit at Kingston General Hospital Critical Illness Malnutrition
The investigator will investigate the effects of higher protein/amino acid dosing (≥2.2 g/kg/d) vs lower protein/amino acid dosing (≤1.2 g/kg/d) on clinical outcomes in nutritionally high risk ill patients. expand

The investigator will investigate the effects of higher protein/amino acid dosing (≥2.2 g/kg/d) vs lower protein/amino acid dosing (≤1.2 g/kg/d) on clinical outcomes in nutritionally high risk ill patients.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2018

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Study of Efficacy of Ribociclib After Progression on CDK4/6 Inhibition in Patients With HR+ HER2- Advanced...
Kevin Kalinsky Metastatic Breast Cancer Breast Carcinoma
This is a randomized trial for patients with metastatic hormone receptor (HR)-positive human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative breast cancer who have progressed on an aromatase inhibitor plus a CDK4/6 inhibitor (either palbociclib or ribociclib) to either fulvestrant... expand

This is a randomized trial for patients with metastatic hormone receptor (HR)-positive human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative breast cancer who have progressed on an aromatase inhibitor plus a CDK4/6 inhibitor (either palbociclib or ribociclib) to either fulvestrant alone or fulvestrant with ribociclib (LEE-011). The purpose of the trial is to determine whether there is continued benefit for patients to remain on a CDK4/6 inhibitor at the time of switching anti-estrogen therapy. As ribociclib and palbociclib have a similar toxicity and drug profile and mechanism of action, we feel that it is appropriate for patients to receive either drug with an aromatase inhibitor prior to randomization.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2016

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PDE5 Inhibition for Obesity-Related Cardiometabolic Dysfunction
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Healthy Obese
Obesity and its adverse cardiometabolic consequences are major public health problems. Several features of obesity contribute to the associated cardiovascular risk and are potential targets for intervention. These include insulin resistance and beta cell dysfunction, reduced... expand

Obesity and its adverse cardiometabolic consequences are major public health problems. Several features of obesity contribute to the associated cardiovascular risk and are potential targets for intervention. These include insulin resistance and beta cell dysfunction, reduced metabolic rate, and impaired aerobic capacity.The purpose of this study is to examine if the phosphodiesterase type 5A inhibitor tadalafil improves cardiometabolic health in individuals who are obese and insulin resistant.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2016

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The Natriuretic Peptide System in African-Americans.
Vanderbilt University Healthy Prehypertension
This study aims to assess the natriuretic peptide response to dietary salt loading in African-American individuals compared with white individuals. expand

This study aims to assess the natriuretic peptide response to dietary salt loading in African-American individuals compared with white individuals.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2016

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18F-FSPG PET/CT in Imaging Patients With Newly Diagnosed Lung Cancer or Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Lung Carcinoma Solitary Pulmonary Nodule Cigarette Smoking Behavior
This clinical trial compares fluorine F 18 L-glutamate derivative BAY94-9392 (18F-FSPG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) to the standard of care fluorodeoxyglucose F-18 (18F-FDG) PET/CT in imaging patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer or indeterminate... expand

This clinical trial compares fluorine F 18 L-glutamate derivative BAY94-9392 (18F-FSPG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) to the standard of care fluorodeoxyglucose F-18 (18F-FDG) PET/CT in imaging patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer or indeterminate pulmonary nodules. PET/CT uses a radioactive glutamate (one of the common building blocks of protein) called 18F-FSPG which may be able to recognize differences between tumor and healthy tissue. Since tumor cells are growing, they need to make protein, and other building blocks, for cell growth that are made from glutamate and other molecules. PET/CT using a radioactive glutamate may be a more effective method of diagnosing lung cancer than the standard PET/CT using a radioactive glucose (sugar), such as 18F-FDG.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2015

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Yttrium Y 90 Resin Microspheres Data Collection in Unresectable Liver Cancer: the RESIN Study
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Localized Non-Resectable Adult Liver Carcinoma
This research registry studies Yttrium Y 90 resin microspheres in collecting data from patients with liver cancer not capable of being removed by surgery (unresectable) for the radiation-emitting Selective Internal Radiation-Spheres (SIR-spheres) in non-resectable (RESIN) liver... expand

This research registry studies Yttrium Y 90 resin microspheres in collecting data from patients with liver cancer not capable of being removed by surgery (unresectable) for the radiation-emitting Selective Internal Radiation-Spheres (SIR-spheres) in non-resectable (RESIN) liver tumor registry. The information generated will help doctors better understand treatment patterns involving Y90 therapy, gain additional insights in the long-term outcomes for patients, as well as guide future research for using Y90 therapy, especially for those conditions where data is currently very limited or lacking.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jul 2015

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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

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Microbial Restoration for Individuals With One or More Recurrences of Clostridium Difficile Associated...
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Clostridial Infection Dysbacteriosis Probiotic Therapy
Multi-center, randomized, placebo controlled, partially blinded trial comparing the safety and efficacy of fecal microbiota transplantation versus placebo both delivered by rectal enema in subjects 18 years of age or older with recurrent Clostridium difficile Associated Disease... expand

Multi-center, randomized, placebo controlled, partially blinded trial comparing the safety and efficacy of fecal microbiota transplantation versus placebo both delivered by rectal enema in subjects 18 years of age or older with recurrent Clostridium difficile Associated Disease (CDAD). 162 male or female subjects will be enrolled in the study. Enrolled subjects will be randomized at each site to receive either FMT by enema or placebo by enema in a 2:1 ratio. Study duration is 4 years, subject participation duration is approximately 3 years. Primary study objectives are to: 1) evaluate the safety of FMT(s) delivered by enema vs. placebo delivered by enema, 2) determine efficacy of FMT delivered by enema vs. placebo delivered by enema

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

open study

Optical Spectroscopy in Evaluating Tumor Margins in Patients Who Have Undergone Surgery for Breast Tumors
Vanderbilt University Breast Cancer
RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures, such as optical spectroscopy, may help learn the extent of disease and allow doctors to plan better treatment. PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying optical spectroscopy to see how well it works in evaluating tumor margins in patients who... expand

RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures, such as optical spectroscopy, may help learn the extent of disease and allow doctors to plan better treatment. PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying optical spectroscopy to see how well it works in evaluating tumor margins in patients who have undergone surgery for breast cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2006

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Natural History of Rett Syndrome & Related Disorders
University of Alabama at Birmingham Rett Syndrome MECP2 Duplication dIsorder RTT-related Conditions
The purpose of this study is to advance understanding of the natural history of Rett syndrome (RTT), MECP2-duplication disorder (MECP2 Dup), RTT-related disorders including CDKL5, FOXG1, and individuals with MECP2 mutations who do not have RTT including the range of clinical... expand

The purpose of this study is to advance understanding of the natural history of Rett syndrome (RTT), MECP2-duplication disorder (MECP2 Dup), RTT-related disorders including CDKL5, FOXG1, and individuals with MECP2 mutations who do not have RTT including the range of clinical involvement and to correlate genotype-phenotype over a broad spectrum of phenotypes. While much has been learned about RTT, improvements are required in understanding the role of factors such as X chromosome inactivation, genetic background, and others including the environment, on the great variability observed even between individuals with the same MECP2 mutation. These data will be essential to the development and conduct of clinical trials that are anticipated from ongoing studies in animal models for RTT. This study will not include clinical trials, but should set the stage for such trials and other translational research projects (e.g., development of biomarkers).

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2015

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

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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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Collaborative Assessment of ICU Recovery Needs
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Post-Intensive Care Syndrome
The primary purpose of this study is to better understand the impact of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) THRIVE Collaboratives on patients, their families and clinicians. The investigators have formed an international and interprofessional evaluative team with... expand

The primary purpose of this study is to better understand the impact of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) THRIVE Collaboratives on patients, their families and clinicians. The investigators have formed an international and interprofessional evaluative team with experts in the field in an effort to explore interactions between survivors and THRIVE. This approach is reflective of the international ethos of SCCM and its collaboratives, with the potential to improve the generalizability of this survivorship research to different health systems.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2018

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Skin/Soft Tissue Elasticity in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors With Lymphedema and Fibrosis
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Lymphedema
This research trial studies skin/soft tissue elasticity in head and neck cancer survivors with lymphedema and fibrosis. Lymphedema and fibrosis is a common effect of head and neck cancer which may lead to skin tightness, pain, and body image issues. Early detection of lymphedema... expand

This research trial studies skin/soft tissue elasticity in head and neck cancer survivors with lymphedema and fibrosis. Lymphedema and fibrosis is a common effect of head and neck cancer which may lead to skin tightness, pain, and body image issues. Early detection of lymphedema and fibrosis may help reduce serious functional loss of the neck. Shear wave elastography is a technique that provides a quantitative measure of stiffness using a push pulse to generate shear waves within the tissues. Conventional imaging techniques are then used to monitor the shear waves generated through the tissue to calculate the shear wave speed. Shear wave elastography may help obtain an early and accurate measurement of tissue elasticity in head and neck cancer survivors.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Sep 2016

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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

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging in Diagnosing Liver Cancer in Patients With Cirrhosis
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Liver Cirrhosis
This clinical trial studies how well contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging works in diagnosing liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis. Diagnostic procedures, such as contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging, may help find and diagnose liver cancer. expand

This clinical trial studies how well contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging works in diagnosing liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis. Diagnostic procedures, such as contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging, may help find and diagnose liver cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2018

open study

2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Skin Cloths to Prevent SSI in Spine Surgery Patients
Vanderbilt University Surgical Site Infections Post Operative Complication
Surgical site infection (SSI) following spinal surgery is a frequent complication and results in higher morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs. SSI following adult spinal surgery is a frequent complication that has been reported to occur in 0.7-12.0% of patients and result in... expand

Surgical site infection (SSI) following spinal surgery is a frequent complication and results in higher morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs. SSI following adult spinal surgery is a frequent complication that has been reported to occur in 0.7-12.0% of patients and result in higher postoperative morbidity, mortality and health care costs. Vanderbilt University Medical Center SSI rate is 7%. Treatment for SSI can be challenging often requiring revision surgery, long-term antibiotics, and prolonged hospitalization. The accurate identification of risk factors is thus important in the development of strategies to prevent these potentially devastating infections. This study proposes a randomized, controlled trial of neuro-spine patients of 2% chlorhexidine gluconate skin preparation cloths for the prevention of post op surgical site infections in spine patients. Use of CHG cloths the night before and morning of surgery (neckline to toes) will affect (decrease rates) of SSI compared to patients who receive routine standard of care (soap and water pre-op, day of surgery and daily post-operative).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2015

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A RANDOMIZED PHASE 3 TRIAL OF TRC105 AND PAZOPANIB VERSUS PAZOPANIB ALONE IN PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED ANGIOSARCOMA
Tracon Pharmaceuticals Inc. Advanced Angiosarcoma
This is a study of TRC105 in combination with standard dose pazopanib compared to single agent pazopanib in patients with angiosarcoma not amenable to curative intent surgery (e.g., metastatic or bulky disease, and disease for which surgical resection would carry an unacceptable... expand

This is a study of TRC105 in combination with standard dose pazopanib compared to single agent pazopanib in patients with angiosarcoma not amenable to curative intent surgery (e.g., metastatic or bulky disease, and disease for which surgical resection would carry an unacceptable risk to the patient) who have not received pazopanib or TRC105 previously.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

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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

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EntrestoTM (LCZ696) In Advanced Heart Failure (LIFE Study)
Duke University Heart Failure
The primary objective of the study is to determine whether, in patients with symptomatic, advanced heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction, treatment with LCZ696 for 24 weeks will improve Pro-B-type Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) levels, which reflect hemodynamic... expand

The primary objective of the study is to determine whether, in patients with symptomatic, advanced heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction, treatment with LCZ696 for 24 weeks will improve Pro-B-type Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) levels, which reflect hemodynamic and clinical status, compared to treatment with valsartan.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

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