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427 matching studies

Sponsor Condition of Interest
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

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 integrates two former Huntington's disease (HD) registries—REGISTRY in Europe, and COHORT in North America and Australasia—while also expanding to include sites in Latin America. More than 20,000 participants... expand

Enroll-HD is a longitudinal, observational, multinational study that integrates two former Huntington's disease (HD) registries—REGISTRY in Europe, and COHORT in North America and Australasia—while also expanding to include sites in Latin America. More than 20,000 participants have now enrolled into the study. With annual assessments and no end date, Enroll-HD has built a large and rich database of longitudinal clinical data and biospecimens that form the basis for studies developing tools and biomarkers for progression and prognosis, identifying clinically-relevant phenotypic characteristics, and establishing clearly defined endpoints for interventional studies. Periodic cuts of the database are now available to any interested researcher to use in their research - visit www.enroll-hd.org/for-researchers/access-data/ to learn more.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Jul 2012

open study

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

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

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

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

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

Type: Observational

Start Date: Mar 2014

open study

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

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

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2015

open study

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

open study

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

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

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

open study

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

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

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2016

open study

Rituximab and LMP-Specific T-Cells in Treating Pediatric Solid Organ Recipients With EBV-Positive, CD20-Positive...
Children's Oncology Group CD20 Positive EBV-Related Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder Epstein-Barr Virus Positive Monomorphic Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder Polymorphic Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder
This pilot phase II trial studies how well rituximab and latent membrane protein (LMP)-specific T-cells work in treating pediatric solid organ recipients with Epstein-Barr virus-positive, cluster of differentiation (CD)20-positive post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder.... expand

This pilot phase II trial studies how well rituximab and latent membrane protein (LMP)-specific T-cells work in treating pediatric solid organ recipients with Epstein-Barr virus-positive, cluster of differentiation (CD)20-positive post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder. Monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab may block tumor growth in different ways by targeting certain cells. LMP-specific T-cells are special immune system cells trained to recognize proteins found on post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder tumor cells if they are infected with Epstein-Barr virus. Giving rituximab and LMP-specific T-cells may be better in treating pediatric organ recipients with post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder than rituximab alone.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

Regional Versus General Anesthesia for Promoting Independence After Hip Fracture
University of Pennsylvania Hip Fractures
The purpose of this study is to find out if two types of standard care anesthesia are the same or if one is better for people who have hip fractures. expand

The purpose of this study is to find out if two types of standard care anesthesia are the same or if one is better for people who have hip fractures.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

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

Role of Genetics in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
National Jewish Health 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

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

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

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

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

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

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

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

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2016

open study

Hormonal, Metabolic, and Signaling Interactions in PAH
Vanderbilt University Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Heritable Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Scleroderma Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Appetite Suppressant Associate PAH
Our hypothesis is that optimal treatment of the dysfunctional metabolic pathways which underlie PAH will improve pulmonary vascular function and consequences of the disease. expand

Our hypothesis is that optimal treatment of the dysfunctional metabolic pathways which underlie PAH will improve pulmonary vascular function and consequences of the disease.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Sep 2012

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

Project: Every Child for Younger Patients With Cancer
Children's Oncology Group Central Nervous System Neoplasm Childhood Immature Teratoma Childhood Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Childhood Malignant Neoplasm Childhood Mature Teratoma
This research trial studies the Project: Every Child for younger patients with cancer. Gathering health information over time from younger patients with cancer may help doctors find better methods of treatment and on-going care. expand

This research trial studies the Project: Every Child for younger patients with cancer. Gathering health information over time from younger patients with cancer may help doctors find better methods of treatment and on-going care.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Oct 2015

open study

Long-Term Follow-Up of Patients Who Have Participated in Children's Oncology Group Studies
Children's Oncology Group Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Brain Neoplasm Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Recipient Hodgkin Lymphoma Osteosarcoma
This clinical trial keeps track of and collects follow-up information from patients who are currently enrolled on or have participated in a Children's Oncology Group study. Developing a way to keep track of patients who have participated in Children's Oncology Group studies may... expand

This clinical trial keeps track of and collects follow-up information from patients who are currently enrolled on or have participated in a Children's Oncology Group study. Developing a way to keep track of patients who have participated in Children's Oncology Group studies may allow doctors learn more about the long-term effects of cancer treatment and help them reduce problems related to treatment and improve patient quality of life.

Type: Observational

Start Date: May 2008

open study

Registry for Integrative Medicine Interventions Effectiveness
BraveNet All Conditions of Integrative Medicine Clinic Patients
This registry will perform prospective surveillance of participants attending collaborating Integrative Medicine clinic sites for clinical services. All decisions about medication use, treatments, visit frequency, assessment of tolerance, and other aspects of patient management... expand

This registry will perform prospective surveillance of participants attending collaborating Integrative Medicine clinic sites for clinical services. All decisions about medication use, treatments, visit frequency, assessment of tolerance, and other aspects of patient management will be left to the clinical providers' discretion. We will attempt to follow the participants in the PRIMIER Registry for up to 2 years. Essential data elements that capture patient-reported outcomes and measures of clinical activity will be obtained at approximately 2-month intervals for the first 6 months, then every 6 months through the end of year 2.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Aug 2013

open study

Standard or Comprehensive Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Previously...
NSABP Foundation Inc 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

Trial to Evaluate Beta-Lactam Antimicrobial Therapy of Community Acquired Pneumonia in Children
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Pneumonia
This is a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, superiority clinical trial will test the effectiveness of short (5-day) vs.standard (10-day) course therapy in children who are diagnosed with CAP and initially treated in outpatient clinics, urgent care facilities,... expand

This is a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, superiority clinical trial will test the effectiveness of short (5-day) vs.standard (10-day) course therapy in children who are diagnosed with CAP and initially treated in outpatient clinics, urgent care facilities, and emergency departments. Primary objective is to compare the composite overall outcome (Desirability of Outcome Ranking, DOOR) among children 6-71 months of age with CAP assigned to a strategy of short course (5 days) vs standard course (10 days) outpatient beta-lactam therapy at Outcome Assessment Visit #1 (Study Day 8 +/- 2 days)

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2016

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