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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

open study

Autoimmune Basis for Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome Postural Tachycardia Syndrome Tachycardia Arrhythmias, Cardiac Autonomic Nervous System Diseases
The purpose of this study is to see if some people with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) have higher levels of immune proteins (autoantibodies) directed against receptors of the autonomic nervous system, and if these autoantibodies make a difference in their POTS symptoms.... expand

The purpose of this study is to see if some people with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) have higher levels of immune proteins (autoantibodies) directed against receptors of the autonomic nervous system, and if these autoantibodies make a difference in their POTS symptoms. The investigators also want to see if the levels of these autoantibodies stay the same over time.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

open study

Investigating Social Competence in Youth With Autism
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Autism Spectrum Disorder
Our treatment, SENSE Theatre, combines several well-documented, effective behavioral strategies and theatre techniques. The proposed project will extend previous findings showing improving improvement in memory for faces. The multisite randomized control trial will include a... expand

Our treatment, SENSE Theatre, combines several well-documented, effective behavioral strategies and theatre techniques. The proposed project will extend previous findings showing improving improvement in memory for faces. The multisite randomized control trial will include a large sample of 240 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) randomly assigned to the experimental (SENSE Theatre) or an active control condition (Tackling Teenage Together).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

Early Detection of Lung Cancer
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Lung Cancer
This research trial studies the long term follow-up for early detection of lung cancer in current or former smokers. Following up on smokers by collecting and analyzing specimens in the laboratory, performing chest computed tomography (CT) scans, as well as reviewing medical... expand

This research trial studies the long term follow-up for early detection of lung cancer in current or former smokers. Following up on smokers by collecting and analyzing specimens in the laboratory, performing chest computed tomography (CT) scans, as well as reviewing medical records may help doctors detect lung cancer at an earlier stage.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Dec 2017

open study

Auricular Acupuncture to Facilitate Outpatient Opioid Weaning
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Narcotic Addiction
This study is to compare two groups undergoing opioid weaning as ordered by their referring physicians. One group will undergo the standard opioid weaning process and the other group will have the addition of the NADA Protocol to the weaning process. expand

This study is to compare two groups undergoing opioid weaning as ordered by their referring physicians. One group will undergo the standard opioid weaning process and the other group will have the addition of the NADA Protocol to the weaning process.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2016

open study

A Study of Palbociclib in Combination With Fulvestrant or Tamoxifen as Treatment for Metastatic Breast...
University of California, San Francisco Metastatic Breast Cancer Hormone Receptor Positive
Approximately 70 patients with HR+ advanced breast cancer will be enrolled. All patients will receive either fulvestrant (500 mg IM every 2 weeks x 3 then every four weeks) or tamoxifen (20 mg PO daily by physician choice). Pre-menopausal women must be in chemical menopause.... expand

Approximately 70 patients with HR+ advanced breast cancer will be enrolled. All patients will receive either fulvestrant (500 mg IM every 2 weeks x 3 then every four weeks) or tamoxifen (20 mg PO daily by physician choice). Pre-menopausal women must be in chemical menopause. Arm 1 will receive palbociclib 100 mg qd, days 1-21 every 28 days. Arm 2 will receive palbociclib 125 mg qd, days 1-21 every 28 days. Restaging will be performed every 8 weeks. Therapy will be continued until PD or unacceptable toxicity. Patients will be randomly allocated in a 1:1 ratio to take either 100 mg or 125 mg of palbociclib. Randomized treatment assignments will be made by permuted blocks, generated by our collaborating statistician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2015

open study

Myocardial Perfusion, Oxidative Metabolism, and Fibrosis in HFpEF
Marvin W. Kronenberg, M.D. Heart Failure, Diastolic Diastolic Heart Failure Hypertension
Unlike heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) where several medicines and devices have been demonstrated to reduce mortality, no such therapies have been identified in HFpEF. This may be in part due to incomplete understanding of the underlying mechanisms of HFpEF.... expand

Unlike heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) where several medicines and devices have been demonstrated to reduce mortality, no such therapies have been identified in HFpEF. This may be in part due to incomplete understanding of the underlying mechanisms of HFpEF. Recently, impaired myocardial blood flow, reduced myocardial energy utilization, and increased myocardial fibrosis have been postulated to play important pathophysiologic roles in HFpEF. The investigators and others have demonstrated that HFrEF may be associated with altered myocardial energy utilization and "energy starvation." However, there are limited data regarding "energy starvation" in HFpEF and the relationships between myocardial blood flow, energy utilization, and fibrosis in HFpEF are largely unknown. Therefore, the purposes of this study are to use non-invasive cardiac imaging techniques to describe cardiac structure, function, blood flow, energetics, and fibrosis, and the relationships between these in order to better understand underlying mechanisms in HFpEF.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2015

open study

A Phase 2 RCT Study of CX-8998 for Essential Tremor
Cavion, Inc. Essential Tremor
This is a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study consisting of a screening period of up to 4 weeks (with the exception of subjects on primidone at baseline who will be allowed 6 weeks of screening to allow for safe discontinuation). Screening results... expand

This is a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study consisting of a screening period of up to 4 weeks (with the exception of subjects on primidone at baseline who will be allowed 6 weeks of screening to allow for safe discontinuation). Screening results from all patients meeting the eligibility requirements will be further assessed by the sponsor medical personnel for final approval of suitability for inclusion in the study. Randomized subjects will enter a 4 week double-blind dose-titration treatment period, followed by a 1 week safety follow-up period following the last dose of study medication, and a scheduled follow-up safety telephone call one week later.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2017

open study

Decision Support for Intraoperative Low Blood Pressure
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Hypotension
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a decision support system can improve the adherence to thresholds for low blood pressure by anesthesia providers, which in turn prevents their patients from having organ injury. expand

The purpose of this study is to determine whether a decision support system can improve the adherence to thresholds for low blood pressure by anesthesia providers, which in turn prevents their patients from having organ injury.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

Tissue Sample Collection From Patients With Head and Neck Cancer and From Healthy Participants
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Head and Neck Cancer
RATIONALE: Collecting and storing samples of tissue, saliva, and blood from patients with cancer and from healthy participants to study in the laboratory may help the study of cancer in the future. PURPOSE: This research study is collecting and storing tissue samples from patients... expand

RATIONALE: Collecting and storing samples of tissue, saliva, and blood from patients with cancer and from healthy participants to study in the laboratory may help the study of cancer in the future. PURPOSE: This research study is collecting and storing tissue samples from patients with head and neck cancer and from healthy participants.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Feb 2003

open study

Epidemiology of Silent and Overt Strokes in Sickle Cell Anemia
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Anemia, Sickle Cell Sickle Cell Disease Stroke Sickle Cell Thalassemia Sickle Cell-Beta0-Thalassemia
Sickle cell anemia is a rare disease occurring in an estimated 66,000 children and adults, often poor and underserved, in the United States. Strokes and silent strokes contribute significantly to illness burden in adults with sickle cell anemia, resulting in impairment, challenges... expand

Sickle cell anemia is a rare disease occurring in an estimated 66,000 children and adults, often poor and underserved, in the United States. Strokes and silent strokes contribute significantly to illness burden in adults with sickle cell anemia, resulting in impairment, challenges with school and job performance, and premature death. Five NIH studies have identified therapies to prevent overt and silent strokes in children with sickle cell anemia, including monthly blood transfusion therapy (for preventing initial and recurrent strokes) and hydroxyurea (for preventing initial strokes). However, no stroke trials have established therapeutic approaches for adults with sickle cell anemia, despite the observation that at least 99% of children with sickle cell anemia in high-income countries reach adulthood, and approximately 60% of adults will experience one or more strokes (~50% with silent strokes and ~10% with overt strokes). Strokes in adults with sickle cell anemia have simply not been well studied. Therapies applied in children may not be effective for stroke prevention in adults with sickle cell anemia. Identifying subgroups of adults with sickle cell anemia and higher incidence coupled with the contribution of established stroke risk factors in the general population (smoking, diabetes, obesity, renal disease) will provide the prerequisite data required for the first ever phase III clinical trials focused on secondary stroke prevention in adults. In six adult sickle cell disease centers, the investigators will conduct a prospective cohort study to test the primary hypothesis that the incidence of stroke recurrence in adults with silent strokes treated with hydroxyurea will be greater than in those without strokes treated with hydroxyurea. We will test two secondary hypotheses: 1) adults with sickle cell anemia and silent strokes have cognitive deficits when compared to adults with sickle cell anemia without silent strokes; and 2) adults with sickle cell anemia and strokes receiving regular blood transfusion will have a higher incidence of stroke recurrence than adults with sickle cell anemia without strokes. We will recruit at least 72 individuals with sickle cell anemia and history of silent stroke receiving hydroxyurea therapy, at least 72 individuals with sickle cell anemia and no history of stroke, and at least 50 individuals with sickle cell anemia and history of overt stroke receiving transfusion therapy.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jun 2017

open study

Get With the Guidelines in ED Patients With Heart Failure
Vanderbilt University Heart Failure
Approximately 20-30% of patients presenting with acute heart failure are discharged from the ED. Compared to patients discharged from the hospital, they more frequently return to the ED and hospital for further management. While inpatient discharges are often enrolled in transitions... expand

Approximately 20-30% of patients presenting with acute heart failure are discharged from the ED. Compared to patients discharged from the hospital, they more frequently return to the ED and hospital for further management. While inpatient discharges are often enrolled in transitions programs and have their care tailored to evidence-based recommendations, ED discharges do not. The investigators propose to evaluate current standard ED discharge to an ED-based intervention which will transition patients to outpatient follow-up on guideline-recommended therapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2015

open study

New Formulations of Propafenone to Treat Atrial Fibrillation
Vanderbilt University Atrial Fibrillation
Propafenone is a currently used medicine to treat atrial fibrillation and is a mixture of two compounds, (R)-propafenone and (S)-propafenone. In this study, the investigators will randomize participants to (R)-propafenone, (S)-propafenone, or placebo. expand

Propafenone is a currently used medicine to treat atrial fibrillation and is a mixture of two compounds, (R)-propafenone and (S)-propafenone. In this study, the investigators will randomize participants to (R)-propafenone, (S)-propafenone, or placebo.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2016

open study

Crizotinib in Treating Patients With Stage IB-IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer That Has Been Removed by...
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group ALK Gene Rearrangement ALK Gene Translocation ALK Positive Stage IB Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma AJCC v7 Stage II Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer AJCC v7
This randomized phase III trial studies how well crizotinib works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been removed by surgery and has a mutation in a protein called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK). Mutations, or changes, in ALK can make... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well crizotinib works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been removed by surgery and has a mutation in a protein called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK). Mutations, or changes, in ALK can make it very active and important for tumor cell growth and progression. Crizotinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the ALK protein from working. Crizotinib may be an effective treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer and an ALK fusion mutation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2014

open study

Study of AG-120 in Previously Treated Advanced Cholangiocarcinoma With IDH1 Mutations (ClarIDHy)
Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Advanced Cholangiocarcinoma Metastatic Cholangiocarcinoma
Study AG120-C-005 is a Phase 3, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of orally administered AG-120. Subjects, all personnel involved in the evaluation of subjects' response to treatment (e.g., Investigators, study coordinators, study pharmacists), and... expand

Study AG120-C-005 is a Phase 3, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of orally administered AG-120. Subjects, all personnel involved in the evaluation of subjects' response to treatment (e.g., Investigators, study coordinators, study pharmacists), and designated Sponsor team members will be blinded to study treatment. Subjects are required to have a histologically-confirmed diagnosis of IDH1 gene-mutated cholangiocarcinoma that is not eligible for curative resection, transplantation, or ablative therapies prior to enrollment.IDH1 mutation testing will be performed at participating investigative sites. Subjects must have progression of disease and have received at least 1 but not more than 2 prior treatment regimens for advanced disease (nonresectable or metastatic). All subjects must have received either a gemcitabine or a 5 fluorouracil (5-FU) based chemotherapy regimen.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2016

open study

Gabapentin Compared to Standard of Care in Preventing Mucositis in Patients With Stage III-IV Head and...
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Malignant Head and Neck Neoplasm Mucositis Radiation-Induced Disorder
This randomized phase III trial studies how well gabapentin plus standard of care work compares to standard of care without Gabapentin in preventing inflammation of the mucous membranes (mucositis) in patients with stage III-IV head and neck cancer that are undergoing primary... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well gabapentin plus standard of care work compares to standard of care without Gabapentin in preventing inflammation of the mucous membranes (mucositis) in patients with stage III-IV head and neck cancer that are undergoing primary or subsequent (adjuvant) chemoradiation therapy. Radiation therapy to the head and neck may cause a burn involving the inside of the mouth, throat, and nasal passages, resulting in pain. Gabapentin may help prevent (or minimize) pain associated with radiation-induced mucositis in patients with head and neck cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2015

open study

The CSF Shunt Entry Site Trial
Baylor College of Medicine Hydrocephalus
The purpose of the study is to compare the survival time (time to first shunt failure) of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts inserted through an anterior entry site with those inserted through a posterior entry site in children. Shunt entry site is the location on the head that... expand

The purpose of the study is to compare the survival time (time to first shunt failure) of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts inserted through an anterior entry site with those inserted through a posterior entry site in children. Shunt entry site is the location on the head that the shunt catheter enters the brain on its path to the fluid-filled spaces in the brain, the ventricles. Entry sites can be anterior or posterior.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2015

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

A Study of AP-CD/LD in Fluctuating Parkinson's Disease Patients Who Completed IN 11 004
Intec Pharma Ltd. Parkinson's Disease
The purpose of this study is to allow evaluation of long-term clinical effect and safety outcome of treatment with AP-CD/LD, as well as to allow patients to benefit from extended treatment duration with AP-CD/LD after they have successfully completed the Phase 3 core study IN... expand

The purpose of this study is to allow evaluation of long-term clinical effect and safety outcome of treatment with AP-CD/LD, as well as to allow patients to benefit from extended treatment duration with AP-CD/LD after they have successfully completed the Phase 3 core study IN 11 004 ('core study', a phase III, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, active-controlled Phase 3 study to assess the safety and efficacy of AP CD/LD versus IR CD/LD in fluctuating PD patients).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2016

open study

Macular Edema Ranibizumab v. Intravitreal Anti-inflammatory Therapy Trial
JHSPH Center for Clinical Trials Uveitis Macular Edema
The Macular Edema Ranibizumab v. Intravitreal anti-inflammatory Therapy (MERIT) Trial will compare the relative efficacy and safety of intravitreal methotrexate, intravitreal ranibizumab, and the intravitreal dexamethasone implant for the treatment of uveitic macular edema persisting... expand

The Macular Edema Ranibizumab v. Intravitreal anti-inflammatory Therapy (MERIT) Trial will compare the relative efficacy and safety of intravitreal methotrexate, intravitreal ranibizumab, and the intravitreal dexamethasone implant for the treatment of uveitic macular edema persisting or reoccurring after an intravitreal corticosteroid injection. MERIT is a parallel design (1:1:1), randomized comparative trial with an anniversary close-out at the 6 month clinic visit. The primary outcome is percent change in central subfield thickness from the baseline OCT measurement to the 12 week visit.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

Active Surveillance, Bleomycin, Carboplatin, Etoposide, or Cisplatin in Treating Pediatric and Adult...
Children's Oncology Group Adult Germ Cell Tumor Childhood Extracranial Germ Cell Tumor Childhood Germ Cell Tumor Extragonadal Embryonal Carcinoma Grade 2 Immature Ovarian Teratoma
This partially randomized phase III trial studies how well active surveillance, bleomycin, carboplatin, etoposide, or cisplatin work in treating pediatric and adult patients with germ cell tumors. Active surveillance may help doctors to monitor subjects with low risk germ cell... expand

This partially randomized phase III trial studies how well active surveillance, bleomycin, carboplatin, etoposide, or cisplatin work in treating pediatric and adult patients with germ cell tumors. Active surveillance may help doctors to monitor subjects with low risk germ cell tumors after their tumor is removed. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as bleomycin, carboplatin, etoposide, and cisplatin, 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.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 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

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry
University of Michigan Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry will collect data on at least 2,000 patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) at approximately 40 clinical sites in the US. The Registry is targeting enrollment of approximately 60% of the 2,000 ILD participants to have idiopathic... expand

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry will collect data on at least 2,000 patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) at approximately 40 clinical sites in the US. The Registry is targeting enrollment of approximately 60% of the 2,000 ILD participants to have idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The aim of the Registry is to create a cohort of well-characterized patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) for participation in retrospective and prospective research

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Mar 2016

open study

A Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of KITE-585 in Subjects With Relapsed/Refractory Multiple...
Kite, A Gilead Company Multiple Myeloma
To evaluate the safety and tolerability of KITE-585, an autologous engineered CAR T-cell product targeting a protein commonly found on myeloma cells called BCMA. Patients will be given a 3 day course of chemotherapy followed by a single infusion of KITE-585. expand

To evaluate the safety and tolerability of KITE-585, an autologous engineered CAR T-cell product targeting a protein commonly found on myeloma cells called BCMA. Patients will be given a 3 day course of chemotherapy followed by a single infusion of KITE-585.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

Trial Comparing Cosmetic Outcomes of Pediatric Laceration Closure Using Skin Glue, Medical Tape Versus...
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Laceration
There are several methods of closing a skin cut: stitches, skin glue, and medical tape. Stitches have been used for a long time to close skin cuts. Skin glue (invented in the 1970s) and medical tape (invented in the 1960s) are two newer methods to close skin cuts. The purpose... expand

There are several methods of closing a skin cut: stitches, skin glue, and medical tape. Stitches have been used for a long time to close skin cuts. Skin glue (invented in the 1970s) and medical tape (invented in the 1960s) are two newer methods to close skin cuts. The purpose of this study is to find out which method (stitches, skin glue, or medical tape) of closing skin cuts results in the least amount of scarring. Other things the investigators will be looking at are which method is the cheapest, which causes the least pain, which requires the least amount of sedation, and which method patients and parents like the best.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2017

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