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Illuminating Neuropsychological Dysfunction and Systemic Inflammatory Mechanisms Gleaned After Hospitalization...
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Delirium Cognitive Impairment Alzheimer; Early Onset Trauma Polytrauma
Cognitive skills are essential to live independently, manage finances, maintain employment, and function in society. Loss of these cognitive skills puts a tremendous burden on society as seen with dementias, Alzheimer's disease, and traumatic brain injury. The INSIGHT-ICU Study... expand

Cognitive skills are essential to live independently, manage finances, maintain employment, and function in society. Loss of these cognitive skills puts a tremendous burden on society as seen with dementias, Alzheimer's disease, and traumatic brain injury. The INSIGHT-ICU Study (Illuminating Neuropsychological dysfunction and Systemic Inflammatory mechanisms Gleaned after Hospitalization in Trauma-ICU Study) is the first comprehensive and longitudinal long-term cognitive impairment study after traumatic injury. The societal impact of long-term cognitive impairment after trauma is immense given that these patients are young and constitute a large proportion of employable adults.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

External Influences Upon Ocular Homeostasis
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Intraocular Pressure
Our experiments are designed to test the overall hypothesis that position-dependent or water-dependent intra-ocular pressure (IOP) spikes occur in humans, and that these challenge ocular homeostasis. expand

Our experiments are designed to test the overall hypothesis that position-dependent or water-dependent intra-ocular pressure (IOP) spikes occur in humans, and that these challenge ocular homeostasis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2006

open study

Trial of Brigatinib After Treatment With Next-Generation ALK Inhibitors
Criterium, Inc. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of this investigational drug, brigatinib (AP261136) in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have had first-line treatment for their cancer and it still got... expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of this investigational drug, brigatinib (AP261136) in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have had first-line treatment for their cancer and it still got worse, even after, or while taking drugs called ALK inhibitors, or anti-cancer drugs that act on tumors. Some examples of these anti-cancer drugs are: KEYTRUDA® or ALECENSA®).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

Study Evaluating CERAMENT™|G in Open Diaphyseal Tibial Fractures
BONESUPPORT AB Tibial Fracture
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of CERAMENT™|G used in conjunction with standard-of-care treatment compared to standard-of-care treatment alone in the care of subjects with open fractures of the tibial diaphysis. expand

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of CERAMENT™|G used in conjunction with standard-of-care treatment compared to standard-of-care treatment alone in the care of subjects with open fractures of the tibial diaphysis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

open study

Intra-articular Doxycycline: A Novel Treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Adhesive Capsulitis Adhesive Capsulitis of Unspecified Shoulder Frozen Shoulder
We will recruit a total of 40 patients from the Vanderbilt Sports Medicine Clinics who have been diagnosed with adhesive capsulitis and have not undergone any previous treatment. The 40 patients will be randomized, with 20 in the control group of 3 intra-articular injections of... expand

We will recruit a total of 40 patients from the Vanderbilt Sports Medicine Clinics who have been diagnosed with adhesive capsulitis and have not undergone any previous treatment. The 40 patients will be randomized, with 20 in the control group of 3 intra-articular injections of 40mg Methylprednisolone spaced every two weeks, and 20 in the experimental group of 3 intra-articular injection of 50mg doxycycline spaced every two weeks. Both groups will begin a standardized physical therapy program within a pain-free range of motion 4 weeks after the initiation of treatment. We will prospectively follow patients for one year, with follow-up at 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, and 12 months after the initiation of treatment. Outcomes will be measured using the American Shoulder and Elbow Score (ASES) and objective measurements of shoulder range of motion, which will be collected by the treating physician. Both the patients and physicians participating in the study will be blinded.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2018

open study

Impact of a Procalcitonin Testing and Treatment Algorithm on Antibiotic Use and Outcomes in the Pediatric...
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Sepsis Procalcitonin Antimicrobial Stewardship
The timely use of antibiotics can reduce morbidity and mortality associated with bacterial infections, particularly in the intensive care unit setting (ICU). Long courses of antibiotics, however, are associated with the emergence of multi-drug resistant organisms and antibiotic-associated... expand

The timely use of antibiotics can reduce morbidity and mortality associated with bacterial infections, particularly in the intensive care unit setting (ICU). Long courses of antibiotics, however, are associated with the emergence of multi-drug resistant organisms and antibiotic-associated adverse events, such as C. difficile infections. Thus, antibiotic de-escalation is an important goal of antimicrobial stewardship programs. Procalcitonin (PCT) has been investigated as a biomarker for critically ill adult patients with bacterial infection, particularly pneumonia and sepsis. The proposed project will evaluate whether a PCT testing and treatment algorithm, implemented through daily antimicrobial stewardship audit and feedback, can promote early and safe antibiotic de-escalation in the pediatric ICU.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2018

open study

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

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

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2012

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A Phase 3 Study With P2B001 in Subjects With Early Parkinson's
Pharma Two B Ltd. Parkinson Disease
A Phase 3, Twelve-week, Multi-Center, Multinational, Randomized, Double-Blind, Double-Dummy, Parallel Group Study to Determine the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of P2B001 Once Daily Compared to its Individual Components in Subjects With Early Parkinson's Disease and to a... expand

A Phase 3, Twelve-week, Multi-Center, Multinational, Randomized, Double-Blind, Double-Dummy, Parallel Group Study to Determine the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of P2B001 Once Daily Compared to its Individual Components in Subjects With Early Parkinson's Disease and to a Calibration Arm of Pramipexole ER.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2018

open study

Fulvestrant, Palbociclib and Erdafitinib in ER+/HER2-/FGFR-amplified Metastatic Breast Cancer
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Metastatic Breast Cancer
This is an open-label, multi-institution, phase Ib trial that evaluates the safety and tolerability and preliminary anti-tumor activity of fulvestrant, palbociclib and erdafitinib in patients with ER+/HER2-/FGFR-amplified metastatic breast cancer. expand

This is an open-label, multi-institution, phase Ib trial that evaluates the safety and tolerability and preliminary anti-tumor activity of fulvestrant, palbociclib and erdafitinib in patients with ER+/HER2-/FGFR-amplified metastatic breast cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Perioperative Antibiotic Therapy to Prevent Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infections.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Sick Sinus Syndrome Complete Heart Block Syncope Chronic Systolic Heart Failure
The number of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) implanted each year has grown rapidly over the past two decades. CIED infections, defined as infections involving the generator implant site (pocket) and/or intravascular leads, have become increasingly prevalent, with... expand

The number of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) implanted each year has grown rapidly over the past two decades. CIED infections, defined as infections involving the generator implant site (pocket) and/or intravascular leads, have become increasingly prevalent, with the rate of growth in infections outpacing that of CIED procedures. The odds of both short term and long term mortality are at least doubled in patients who suffer CIED infections, and long term survival is particularly poor in women. Optimal strategies to prevent CIED infections in high-risk patients are largely unproven. However, recent observational studies of an antibiotic-coated envelope implanted at the time of CIED procedure have shown that this strategy is associated with a low incidence of CIED infections. Other interventions to prevent CIED infections, including the use of antibiotic irrigant used to wash the pocket during implantation and postoperative oral antibiotics, are commonly used but not supported by rigorous controlled studies. The Specific Aim of this study is to test the hypothesis that the use of the antibacterial envelope alone is noninferior to a strategy using the antibacterial envelope and intraoperative antibacterial irrigant and postoperative oral antibiotics for the reduction of cardiac implantable device infections in patients with ≥2 risk factors for infection.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2016

open study

A "Less-rapid" Sequence Anesthetic Induction/Intubation Sequence? Does Apneic Oxygenation by Means of...
Vanderbilt University Apneic Oxygenation
The study will test the efficacy of the Pentax AWSTM video laryngoscope (VLS) equipped with a P Blade (Figure 1) as the means to provide Apneic Oxygenation (AO) and prolong Duration of Apnea Without Desaturation (DAWD) in non-obese and morbidly obese females. expand

The study will test the efficacy of the Pentax AWSTM video laryngoscope (VLS) equipped with a P Blade (Figure 1) as the means to provide Apneic Oxygenation (AO) and prolong Duration of Apnea Without Desaturation (DAWD) in non-obese and morbidly obese females.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

Trametinib in Treating Patients With Advanced Melanoma With BRAF Non-V600 Mutations
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Recurrent Melanoma Stage IIIB Melanoma Stage IIIC Melanoma Stage IV Melanoma
This phase II trial studies trametinib in treating patients with melanoma with v-Raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B (BRAF) non-V600 mutations that has spread to other places in the body. Trametinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed... expand

This phase II trial studies trametinib in treating patients with melanoma with v-Raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B (BRAF) non-V600 mutations that has spread to other places in the body. Trametinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2015

open study

ExploR™ Modular Radial Head Data Collection
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Elbow Fracture
The purpose of this prospective clinical data collection is to document the performance and clinical outcomes of the ExploR Modular Radial Head. expand

The purpose of this prospective clinical data collection is to document the performance and clinical outcomes of the ExploR Modular Radial Head.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 2007

open study

SEL24 in Patients With AML
Selvita S.A. Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Phase I/II, open-label, multi-center, dose escalation study to estimate the MTD (or MAD) of SEL24 in patients with AML. At the end of Part 1 an RD of SEL24 will be selected for further evaluation in Part 2. In Part 2 the safety and anti-leukemic activity of SEL24 will be further... expand

Phase I/II, open-label, multi-center, dose escalation study to estimate the MTD (or MAD) of SEL24 in patients with AML. At the end of Part 1 an RD of SEL24 will be selected for further evaluation in Part 2. In Part 2 the safety and anti-leukemic activity of SEL24 will be further assessed in patients who are unfit to receive intensive chemotherapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

Phase II Investigation of Antimycobacterial Therapy on Progressive, Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
Vanderbilt University Sarcoidosis; Antimycobacterial Therapy
The primary purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy and safety of oral antimycobacterial therapy in patients with confirmed progressive pulmonary sarcoidosis. We suspect that the CLEAR regimen will improve the absolute FVC percent predicted in chronic pulmonary sarcoidosis... expand

The primary purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy and safety of oral antimycobacterial therapy in patients with confirmed progressive pulmonary sarcoidosis. We suspect that the CLEAR regimen will improve the absolute FVC percent predicted in chronic pulmonary sarcoidosis participants.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2014

open study

Autonomic Blockade and Endogenous Glucose Production
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Insulin Resistance
The investigators will test the null hypothesis that there will be no changes in the insulin-mediated suppression of endogenous glucose production (EGP) in response to autonomic blockade. To test this hypothesis, the investigators propose to determine the role of the autonomic... expand

The investigators will test the null hypothesis that there will be no changes in the insulin-mediated suppression of endogenous glucose production (EGP) in response to autonomic blockade. To test this hypothesis, the investigators propose to determine the role of the autonomic nervous system in hepatic insulin resistance.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

open study

Mechanisms of Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Familial Interstitial Pneumonia
This a prospective, longitudinal study of first-degree family members of patients diagnosed with familial interstitial pneumonia (FIP). FIP is the familial form of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which is defined as 2 or more bloodline relatives which have a diagnosis of... expand

This a prospective, longitudinal study of first-degree family members of patients diagnosed with familial interstitial pneumonia (FIP). FIP is the familial form of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which is defined as 2 or more bloodline relatives which have a diagnosis of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP). The most common form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia in FIP families is IPF (approximately 70%). The inheritance pattern in FIP is consistent with autosomal dominant inheritance with incomplete penetrance. Therefore, individuals in this study have approximately 50% risk of carrying a disease-associated allele. The causative gene is currently only known approximately 20% of families. The main goal of this longitudinal study is to better establish the natural history of FIP and to identify risk factors for later development of symptomatic disease. The investigators' plan is to follow these at-risk individuals with yearly questionnaires and planned in person 5 year follow-ups through age 70 or until they develop symptomatic FIP.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2009

open study

Observational Study of Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases: The CARRA Registry
Duke University Rheumatic Joint Disease
Continuation of the CARRA Registry as described in the protocol will support data collection on patients with pediatric-onset rheumatic diseases. The CARRA Registry will form the basis for future CARRA studies. In particular, this observational registry will be used to answer... expand

Continuation of the CARRA Registry as described in the protocol will support data collection on patients with pediatric-onset rheumatic diseases. The CARRA Registry will form the basis for future CARRA studies. In particular, this observational registry will be used to answer pressing questions about therapeutics used to treat pediatric rheumatic diseases, including safety questions.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Jul 2015

open study

Carotid Revascularization and Medical Management for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Trial
Thomas G. Brott, M.D. Carotid Stenosis
Carotid revascularization for primary prevention of stroke (CREST-2) is two independent multicenter, randomized controlled trials of carotid revascularization and intensive medical management versus medical management alone in patients with asymptomatic high-grade carotid stenosis.... expand

Carotid revascularization for primary prevention of stroke (CREST-2) is two independent multicenter, randomized controlled trials of carotid revascularization and intensive medical management versus medical management alone in patients with asymptomatic high-grade carotid stenosis. One trial will randomize patients in a 1:1 ratio to endarterectomy versus no endarterectomy and another will randomize patients in a 1:1 ratio to carotid stenting with embolic protection versus no stenting. Medical management will be uniform for all randomized treatment groups and will be centrally directed.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2014

open study

Neuroblastoma Maintenance Therapy Trial
Giselle Sholler Neuroblastoma
Difluoromethylornithine (DFMO) will be used in an open label, single agent, multicenter, study for patients with neuroblastoma in remission. In this study subjects will receive 730 Days of oral difluoromethylornithine (DFMO) at a dose of 500 to 1000 mg/m2 BID on each day of study.... expand

Difluoromethylornithine (DFMO) will be used in an open label, single agent, multicenter, study for patients with neuroblastoma in remission. In this study subjects will receive 730 Days of oral difluoromethylornithine (DFMO) at a dose of 500 to 1000 mg/m2 BID on each day of study. This study will focus on the use of DFMO in high risk neuroblastoma patients that are in remission as a strategy to prevent recurrence.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

open study

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

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

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

Multicenter Study Of Natalizumab Plus Standard Steroid Treatment For High Risk Acute Graft-Versus-Host...
John E. Levine Acute Graft Versus Host Disease
This research trial is designed to study the safety and effectiveness of combining the study drug, Natalizumab (Tysabri®) with the standard treatment, the use of steroids, as a new treatment for acute graft versus host disease (acute GVHD). GVHD is the most common serious complication,... expand

This research trial is designed to study the safety and effectiveness of combining the study drug, Natalizumab (Tysabri®) with the standard treatment, the use of steroids, as a new treatment for acute graft versus host disease (acute GVHD). GVHD is the most common serious complication, after bone marrow transplant. GVHD occurs when the donor cells (the graft), treat the recipient's body as "foreign" and attack the cells in the recipient's body. During this immune system response, donor cells damage body tissues, such as the skin, liver, stomach, and/or intestines. Acute GVHD can be severe and if severe, potentially fatal to the transplant recipient. Acute GVHD usually happens within the first several months after transplant. The goal of this research is to develop a safer and more effective treatment for acute GVHD, and particularly for acute GVHD that affects the gastrointestinal (or GI) tract, with the ultimate goal being safer and more effective transplant therapies for blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2016

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Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Network (PPHNet) Informatics Registry
University of Colorado, Denver Pulmonary Vascular Disease Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Patients are being asked to be in this research study because medical researchers hope that by gathering information about a large number of children with pulmonary hypertension over time, their understanding of the disease process will increase and lead to better treatment.... expand

Patients are being asked to be in this research study because medical researchers hope that by gathering information about a large number of children with pulmonary hypertension over time, their understanding of the disease process will increase and lead to better treatment. Investigators believe that pulmonary hypertension in children is different than pulmonary hypertension in adults and this study will help us understand those differences.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Oct 2014

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Clinical Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Macitentan in Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension...
Actelion Pulmonary Hypertension
STUDY OBJECTIVES Primary objective To evaluate the effect of macitentan 10 mg on pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) as compared to placebo in subjects with pulmonary hypertension (PH) after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. Secondary objectives To evaluate... expand

STUDY OBJECTIVES Primary objective To evaluate the effect of macitentan 10 mg on pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) as compared to placebo in subjects with pulmonary hypertension (PH) after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. Secondary objectives To evaluate the effect of macitentan 10 mg as compared to placebo on cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics and disease severity in subjects with PH after LVAD implantation. To evaluate the safety and tolerability of macitentan 10 mg in subjects with PH after LVAD implantation. Exploratory objectives To explore the potential effect of macitentan 10 mg as compared to placebo on right ventricular function in subjects with PH after LVAD implantation. To explore the potential effect of macitentan 10 mg as compared to placebo on selected clinical events in subjects with PH after LVAD implantation. To explore the potential effect of macitentan 10 mg as compared to placebo on renal function as measured by glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in subjects with PH after LVAD implantation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2016

open study

Use of Omega-3 Fat Emulsion (Omegaven) in Infants With Parenteral Nutrition Associated Liver Disease
Vanderbilt University Parenteral Nutrition Associated Liver Disease
Babies in the newborn intensive care unit who are dependent upon intravenous nutrition for a long period of time frequently develop liver damage. The fat used is called intralipid and is made from soybean oil. There is a suggestion in the literature that using fishoil based fats... expand

Babies in the newborn intensive care unit who are dependent upon intravenous nutrition for a long period of time frequently develop liver damage. The fat used is called intralipid and is made from soybean oil. There is a suggestion in the literature that using fishoil based fats called omega-3 fat emulsions can decrease or even reverse this liver damage. We will offer babies with evidence of liver damage and no ability to eat,the Omegaven and see if the liver damage reverses.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2009

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