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Trial Comparing Cosmetic Outcomes of Pediatric Laceration Closure Using Skin Glue, Medical Tape Versus...
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

open study

Tracking Outcomes and Practice in Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension
Hypertension, Pulmonary
The TOPP-2 registry is an international, non-interventional, prospective registry including children and adolescents newly diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension (PH) to gain further insights in the disease course and long-term outcome of PH in childhood. Patients will undergo... expand

The TOPP-2 registry is an international, non-interventional, prospective registry including children and adolescents newly diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension (PH) to gain further insights in the disease course and long-term outcome of PH in childhood. Patients will undergo clinical assessments and receive standard medical care, as determined by treating physicians in their daily clinical practice. The TOPP-2 registry is specifically designed to capture the variables that have been proposed as treatment goals in PePH and the reasons for changes in treatment strategy. The TOPP-2 registry uses the new clinical classification of PH as outlined at the 5th World Symposium for Pulmonary Hypertension (WSPH) in Nice 2013 and includes new characterizations for children with PH. The registry is planned and implemented under the scientific leadership of the Association for Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension (PePH), independently from the financial sponsors. At least 200 of the enrolled patients will have a follow-up period of 3 years.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Aug 2015

open study

Late Effects After Treatment in Patients With Previously Diagnosed High-Risk Neuroblastoma
Recurrent Neuroblastoma Stage 2A Neuroblastoma Stage 2B Neuroblastoma Stage 3 Neuroblastoma Stage 4 Neuroblastoma
This research trial studies late effects after treatment in patients with previously diagnosed high-risk neuroblastoma. Studying late effects after treatment may help to decide which treatments for high-risk neuroblastoma are better tolerated with less side effects over time.... expand

This research trial studies late effects after treatment in patients with previously diagnosed high-risk neuroblastoma. Studying late effects after treatment may help to decide which treatments for high-risk neuroblastoma are better tolerated with less side effects over time.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jun 2017

open study

Role of Genetics in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia Familial Interstitial Pneumonia
The purpose of this study is to investigate inherited genetic factors that play a role in the development of familial pulmonary fibrosis and to identify a group of genes that predispose individuals to develop pulmonary fibrosis. Finding the genes that cause pulmonary fibrosis is... expand

The purpose of this study is to investigate inherited genetic factors that play a role in the development of familial pulmonary fibrosis and to identify a group of genes that predispose individuals to develop pulmonary fibrosis. Finding the genes that cause pulmonary fibrosis is the first step at developing better methods for early diagnosis and improved treatment for pulmonary fibrosis. The overall hypothesis is that inherited genetic factors predispose individuals to develop pulmonary fibrosis.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jul 2008

open study

Standard or Comprehensive Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Previously...
Stage IB Breast Cancer Stage II Breast Cancer
This randomized phase III trial studies standard or comprehensive radiation therapy in treating patients with early-stage breast cancer who have undergone surgery. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x rays to kill tumor cells. It is not yet known whether comprehensive radiation... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies standard or comprehensive radiation therapy in treating patients with early-stage breast cancer who have undergone surgery. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x rays to kill tumor cells. It is not yet known whether comprehensive radiation therapy is more effective than standard radiation therapy in treating patients with breast cancer

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2013

open study

Comparison of Methods for Prevention of Urinary Tract Infection Following Botox Injection
Overactive Bladder Urinary Tract Infections
Injection of OnabotulinumtoxinA (BTX-A) into the bladder is a widely used treatment option for patients with overactive bladder who have failed medical therapy. Urinary tract infection is the most common side effect of this procedure and therefore antibiotics are given around... expand

Injection of OnabotulinumtoxinA (BTX-A) into the bladder is a widely used treatment option for patients with overactive bladder who have failed medical therapy. Urinary tract infection is the most common side effect of this procedure and therefore antibiotics are given around the time of injection in order to prevent these events. While antibiotics are commonly given at the time of injection, the duration of these antibiotic regimens are variable. The investigators propose a study to investigate different antibiotic protocols and their affect on the rate of urinary tract infection after injection.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2018

open study

Active Surveillance, Bleomycin, Carboplatin, Etoposide, or Cisplatin in Treating Pediatric and Adult...
Childhood Extracranial Germ Cell Tumor Extragonadal Embryonal Carcinoma Germ Cell Tumor Malignant Germ Cell Tumor Malignant Ovarian Teratoma
This 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... expand

This 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

Connectivity Affecting the Antidepressant REsponse Study
Major Depressive Disorder
It can be difficult to achieve remission in individuals with late-life depression (LLD) and they often require aggressive treatment. This challenge is in part due to age-related vascular changes that are common in LLD. Successful antidepressant treatment involve changes across... expand

It can be difficult to achieve remission in individuals with late-life depression (LLD) and they often require aggressive treatment. This challenge is in part due to age-related vascular changes that are common in LLD. Successful antidepressant treatment involve changes across affective, cognitive, and default mode networks. We hypothesize that in LLD, vascular disease adversely affects response to antidepressants by disrupting connectivity of these networks. The primary goal of this project is to characterize how focal vascular damage affects regional connectivity and response to antidepressants. Based on past work and pilot data, we a priori focus on the cingulum bundle and uncinate fasciculus. These key fiber bundles connect frontal, temporal, and cingulate regions involved in cognition and affective responses. Our central hypothesis is that ischemic damage to the cingulum bundle and uncinate fasciculus contributes to structural and functional connectivity deficits of those tracts. This results in a disconnection effect that alters the function of connected regions. In turn, this increases the risk of a poor response to antidepressants. Our approach is to enroll up to 130 adults over age 60 years with a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder. Subjects will complete clinical evaluation, cognitive testing, and MRI/functional MRI (fMRI) sessions, including an fMRI emotional oddball task that includes attentional and affective components. Participants will be stratified by cerebral lesion severity and randomized in a 2:1 ratio to a double-blinded 8-week trial of escitalopram or matching placebo. Those who do not remit will transition to an 8-week trial of open-label bupropion, an antidepressant with a different mechanism of action. This will allow us to determine if different and distinct circuit deficits affect response to antidepressants with different mechanisms of action while also accounting for the placebo response.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2015

open study

Standard Systemic Therapy With or Without Definitive Treatment in Treating Participants With Metastatic...
Castration Levels of Testosterone Metastatic Prostatic Adenocarcinoma Stage IV Prostate Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IVA Prostate Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IVB Prostate Cancer AJCC v8
This phase III trial studies how well standard systemic therapy with or without definitive treatment (prostate removal surgery or radiation therapy) works in treating participants with prostate cancer that has spread to other places in the body. Addition of prostate removal surgery... expand

This phase III trial studies how well standard systemic therapy with or without definitive treatment (prostate removal surgery or radiation therapy) works in treating participants with prostate cancer that has spread to other places in the body. Addition of prostate removal surgery or radiation therapy to standard systemic therapy for prostate cancer may lower the chance of the cancer growing or spreading.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

open study

Imaging Biomarkers of Lymphatic Dysfunction
Secondary Lymphedema
Persons with secondary arm and/or upper quadrant lymphedema following cancer therapies commonly are prescribed complete decongestive therapy as a course of management of their lymphedema. The investigators will perform a repeated-measures cross-over trial to test the hypothesis... expand

Persons with secondary arm and/or upper quadrant lymphedema following cancer therapies commonly are prescribed complete decongestive therapy as a course of management of their lymphedema. The investigators will perform a repeated-measures cross-over trial to test the hypothesis that mobilization of protein enriched hardened tissue using graded negative pressure therapy in conjunction with complete decongestive therapy (CDT) is more effective to standard CDT alone for secondary lymphedema management.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2019

open study

REmodeling the Left Ventricle With Atrial Modulated Pacing
Heart Failure
New therapy tested in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) patients with approved indications for pacing to determine if elevated pacing therapy is tolerated and whether there is a signal for efficacy. expand

New therapy tested in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) patients with approved indications for pacing to determine if elevated pacing therapy is tolerated and whether there is a signal for efficacy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2017

open study

Randomized, Open Label, Clinical Study of the Targeted Therapy, Palbociclib, to Treat Metastatic Breast...
HER-2 Positive Breast Cancer Estrogen Receptor Positive Breast Cancer
The primary objective of this study is to demonstrate that the combination of palbociclib with anti-HER2 therapy plus endocrine therapy is superior to anti-HER2-based therapy plus endocrine therapy alone in improving the outcomes of subjects with hormone receptor-positive, HER2+... expand

The primary objective of this study is to demonstrate that the combination of palbociclib with anti-HER2 therapy plus endocrine therapy is superior to anti-HER2-based therapy plus endocrine therapy alone in improving the outcomes of subjects with hormone receptor-positive, HER2+ metastatic breast cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2017

open study

Tree Nut Consumption to Reduce Abdominal Adiposity
Millenials Risk for Metabolic Syndrome
A major contributing factor to the rising waist circumference of U.S. young adults is the increase in snacking behavior. Both the frequency of snacking during the day and the percentage of adults who engage in snacking has risen; national data indicates snacking comprises 15-25%... expand

A major contributing factor to the rising waist circumference of U.S. young adults is the increase in snacking behavior. Both the frequency of snacking during the day and the percentage of adults who engage in snacking has risen; national data indicates snacking comprises 15-25% of the total daily caloric intake of young and middle-aged adults. The overarching hypothesis, based on significant preliminary data, is that the quantity and metabolic function of abdominal fat is a key intermediary factor by which greater tree nut consumption reduces ectopic lipid storage (including the accumulation of intra-abdominal [visceral] fat), improves fatty acid and lipoprotein metabolism, reduces systemic inflammation and insulin resistance, and thus, reduces risk for MetS in millennial-generation age individuals.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2019

open study

Saline Enhanced Radiofrequency (SERF) VT Ablation Early Feasibility Study (EFS)
Ventricular Tachycardia Arrythmia Heart Diseases Cardiovascular Diseases
The primary objective is to demonstrate safety and feasibility of the Thermedical Ablation System and Durablate needle catheter in subjects with recurrent, monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) who have failed conventional treatment. expand

The primary objective is to demonstrate safety and feasibility of the Thermedical Ablation System and Durablate needle catheter in subjects with recurrent, monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) who have failed conventional treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2018

open study

Literacy and Language Interventions Via Telepractice for School-Age Children
Literacy-language Intervention
Telepractice refers to the application of telecommunication technology (e.g., Skype, Webex, Zoom) to the delivery of speech-language and audiology services. The development of telepractice, an emerging alternative to traditional service delivery, has been driven by the need for... expand

Telepractice refers to the application of telecommunication technology (e.g., Skype, Webex, Zoom) to the delivery of speech-language and audiology services. The development of telepractice, an emerging alternative to traditional service delivery, has been driven by the need for equitable access and cost-effective services to all client, regardless of geographical locations, physical conditions, or social and economic status (Theodoros, 2011). The purpose of this study is to examine the feasibility of telepractice-delivered intervention targeting literacy (i.e., reading and writing) and literate language skills (e.g., narrative skills) to promote better academic outcomes in school-age children. The investigators conduct a single-subject, multiple probe design across four participants to examine the functional relation between a telepractice intervention and two educational outcomes - reading self-corrections and narrative ability. Participants with language and literacy needs receive three weekly intervention sessions via ZOOM (a videoconferencing software). A single-subject, multiple-probe design across participants enables the examination of treatment effectiveness: If three replications of treatment effect are established across participants (i.e., visual analysis indicates evident behavioral change on progress-monitoring assessment), the proposed intervention yields a high likelihood of producing benefits to children who share similar learning needs. In addition to intervention effectiveness of telepractice, the investigators examine feasibility along two dimensions: Fidelity and scoring reliability. Fidelity here includes two components - fidelity of intervention (i.e., whether the intervention activities are implemented as intended) and procedural fidelity of probe assessment administration (whether the progress-monitoring probes are administered as intended). Scoring reliability (e.g., interobserver agreement) examines if the interventionist's scoring is consistent with a reliability coder's scoring. Evidence derived from analyses of fidelity, reliability, and intervention effectiveness will be examined collectively to determine the feasibility of delivering literacy and language intervention via telepractice.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2019

open study

Hybrid L24 New Enrollment Post Approval Study
High Frequency Sensorineural Hearing Loss
This study evaluates the long term safety and effectiveness of the Nucleus Hybrid L24 Implant in a group of newly implanted adults. expand

This study evaluates the long term safety and effectiveness of the Nucleus Hybrid L24 Implant in a group of newly implanted adults.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2015

open study

The Effect of Higher Protein Dosing in Critically Ill Patients
Critical Illness Malnutrition
The investigator will investigate the effects of higher protein/amino acid dosing (≥2.2 g/kg/d) vs usual 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 usual protein/amino acid dosing (≤1.2 g/kg/d) on clinical outcomes in nutritionally high risk ill patients.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2018

open study

Perioperative Antibiotic Therapy to Prevent Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infections.
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

Evaluation of Long Term Safety and Efficacy of Glepaglutide in Treatment of SBS
Short Bowel Syndrome
The primary objective of the trial is to evaluate the long-term safety of glepaglutide treatment in patients with short bowel syndrome (SBS). Glepaglutide is the International Nonproprietary Name and USAN for ZP1848. expand

The primary objective of the trial is to evaluate the long-term safety of glepaglutide treatment in patients with short bowel syndrome (SBS). Glepaglutide is the International Nonproprietary Name and USAN for ZP1848.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2019

open study

Precision Event Monitoring for Patients With Heart Failure Using HeartLogic
Heart Failure Defibrillators, Implantable Monitoring, Physiologic Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Cardiovascular Disease
The goal of the PREEMPT-HF study is to collect device and clinical event data to evaluate extended applications of the HeartLogic Heart Failure Diagnostic (HeartLogic) in a broad spectrum of heart failure patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator or cardiac resynchronization... expand

The goal of the PREEMPT-HF study is to collect device and clinical event data to evaluate extended applications of the HeartLogic Heart Failure Diagnostic (HeartLogic) in a broad spectrum of heart failure patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator or cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator. There are no primary safety and/or efficacy endpoints for this study. Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome with high morbidity, mortality, and economic burden. Chronic Heart Failure is persistent, gradually progressive, and punctuated by episodes of acute worsening leading to hospitalizations. Therefore, there remains an unmet clinical need to slow the progression of Heart Failure and prevent hospitalizations. HeartLogic, available in Boston Scientific cardiac resynchronization therapy devices and defibrillators, combines novel sensor parameters such as heart sounds and respiration with other measurements like thoracic impedance, heart rate, and activity into a HeartLogic Index for the early detection of worsening Heart Failure. However, there is limited data on the association of HeartLogic with the risk of Hear Failure readmissions and tachyarrhythmias, or for phenotyping the broad spectrum of Heart Failure patients.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jun 2018

open study

Early Integrated Telehealth Versus In-Person Palliative Care for Patients With Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer
This research study is evaluating ways to provide palliative care to patients who have recently been diagnosed with lung cancer and their families. expand

This research study is evaluating ways to provide palliative care to patients who have recently been diagnosed with lung cancer and their families.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2018

open study

RelayPro Thoracic Stent-Graft in Subjects With Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Penetrating Atherosclerotic...
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
Investigate the safety and effectiveness of the RelayPro Thoracic Stent-Grafts in subjects with thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA) and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers (PAU) of the descending thoracic aorta. expand

Investigate the safety and effectiveness of the RelayPro Thoracic Stent-Grafts in subjects with thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA) and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers (PAU) of the descending thoracic aorta.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

open study

Abatacept for the Treatment of Relapsing, Non-Severe, Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Wegener's)
Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Wegener's) Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis Wegener's Granulomatosis ANCA-Associated Vasculitis
Multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of abatacept to achieve sustained glucocorticoid-free remission in patients with relapsing non-severe granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) (GPA) . Participants will be randomized... expand

Multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of abatacept to achieve sustained glucocorticoid-free remission in patients with relapsing non-severe granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) (GPA) . Participants will be randomized 1:1 to receive either abatacept 125 mg or placebo administered by subcutaneous injection once a week. Participants will continue on study treatment for a minimum of 12 months unless they experience a disease relapse or disease flare. Participants who experience a non-severe disease relapse, non-severe disease worsening, or who have not achieved remission by month 6 will have the option of entering an open-label trial period whereby they would receive open-label abatacept.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2015

open study

Comparison of Dexamethasone Oral Preparations to Assess Taste and Acceptance in Children With Asthma...
Asthma Croup
Study of the palatability and acceptability of dexamethasone oral tablets crushed and placed in apple sauce or pudding in comparison with the IV solution mixed with sugar syrup and given orally. It is hypothesized that dexamethasone tablets crushed and administered in apple sauce... expand

Study of the palatability and acceptability of dexamethasone oral tablets crushed and placed in apple sauce or pudding in comparison with the IV solution mixed with sugar syrup and given orally. It is hypothesized that dexamethasone tablets crushed and administered in apple sauce or pudding will be more palatable and acceptable for pediatric patients receiving dexamethasone for an acute asthma exacerbation or croup.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

open study

Randomized Trial to Assess PO Versus IV Antibiotics
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

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