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Tracking Outcomes and Practice in Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension
Association for 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.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Aug 2015

open study

Energy Balance & Weight Loss in Craniopharyngioma-related Hypothalamic Obesity
Seattle Children's Hospital Hypothalamic Obesity
The proposed multicenter study will test the effect of glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 agonist exenatide once weekly extended-release (ExQW, Bydureon®) on clinical outcomes and metabolic parameters in a double-blind, placebo-controlled 36 week randomized trial with an 18 week open... expand

The proposed multicenter study will test the effect of glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 agonist exenatide once weekly extended-release (ExQW, Bydureon®) on clinical outcomes and metabolic parameters in a double-blind, placebo-controlled 36 week randomized trial with an 18 week open label extension. Following baseline testing, 48 patients will be randomly assigned with equal allocation to ExQW or matching placebo injection for 36 weeks, followed by an 18 week open label extension during which all patients receive ExQW. Changes of weight status, body composition, free-living total daily energy expenditure (EE) by doubly labeled water (DLW), activity by acetimetry, energy intake (questionnaires and food diary), as well as glucose tolerance and hormonal parameters of energy homeostasis and insulin resistance will be assessed before treatment and at the end of the placebo-controlled phase (week 36). Activity, metabolic outcomes, energy intake will be also assessed at study week 18 (mid treatment of randomized study), as well as week 54 (end of open label treatment).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2016

open study

Dose Escalation Study of GSK2820151 in Subjects With Advanced or Recurrent Solid Tumors
GlaxoSmithKline Cancer
The study drug, GSK2820151, is a Bromodomain (BRD) and Extra-Terminal (BET) inhibitor arising from a distinct structural class. GSK2820151 potently inhibits tumor growth in vitro and in vivo in animal models. This first time in human (FTIH), open-label, dose escalation study is... expand

The study drug, GSK2820151, is a Bromodomain (BRD) and Extra-Terminal (BET) inhibitor arising from a distinct structural class. GSK2820151 potently inhibits tumor growth in vitro and in vivo in animal models. This first time in human (FTIH), open-label, dose escalation study is to assess the safety, pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD), and preliminary clinical activity of GSK2820151 in subjects with advanced or recurrent solid tumors. The objective is to determine the safety, tolerability and maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of GSK2820151 in subjects 18 years or older with advanced or recurrent solid tumors. Eligible subjects with advanced or recurrent solid tumors will be enrolled in the dosing cohorts until MTD is established. All subjects will receive study drug. Subjects may continue treatment in the study until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or withdrawal of consent. The duration of study will depend on recruitment rates and the timing of subjects' duration on study (withdrawal rates due to toxicity or progression). It is anticipated that approximately 30 to 50 subjects will be enrolled.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2016

open study

Assessment of Fixation Strategies for Severe Open Tibia Fractures
Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium Severe Open Fractures of the Tibia (Shin) Bone
The purpose of this study is to compare the use of modern ring external fixation versus internal fixation for fracture stabilization of severe open tibia fractures. expand

The purpose of this study is to compare the use of modern ring external fixation versus internal fixation for fracture stabilization of severe open tibia fractures.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2011

open study

Noradrenergic and Stress-Related Etiologies of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The objective of this study is to measure sympathetic nervous system function and stress responses in patients with clinically documented and self-reported chronic fatigue that is worsened by stress, compared to healthy controls. Baseline norepinephrine (NE) levels and stress-induced... expand

The objective of this study is to measure sympathetic nervous system function and stress responses in patients with clinically documented and self-reported chronic fatigue that is worsened by stress, compared to healthy controls. Baseline norepinephrine (NE) levels and stress-induced NE levels in patients who fulfill criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and who self-identify with stress induced worsening fatigue, will be compared to data from normal individuals pre and post-stress.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 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

Hybrid L24 New Enrollment Post Approval Study
Cochlear 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

A Prospective Randomized Trial to Assess PO Versus IV Antibiotics for the Treatment of Post-op Wound...
Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium 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: Sep 2012

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Quantitative Detection of Circulating Donor-Specific DNA in Organ Transplant Recipients (DTRT-Multi-Center...
Medical College of Wisconsin Cardiovascular Disease Acute Rejection of Cardiac Transplant Cardiac Transplant Rejection Heart Transplant Failure and Rejection
The primary goal of this Multicenter Study is to develop and to evaluate a method for measuring donor-specific cell free DNA in blood samples from transplant recipients as markers of rejection. Blood samples obtained periodically from heart transplant recipients are assessed... expand

The primary goal of this Multicenter Study is to develop and to evaluate a method for measuring donor-specific cell free DNA in blood samples from transplant recipients as markers of rejection. Blood samples obtained periodically from heart transplant recipients are assessed for cell free DNA relative to clinical data in order to determine whether changes in the level of cell free DNA indicate rejection. This research study proposes testing a blood sample obtained from the heart transplant recipient. The research seeks to establish whether this blood test will show when the patient is beginning to or already rejecting the transplanted heart. BACKGROUND Identifying if a transplant patient is beginning to or already rejecting the heart is necessary, so that appropriate treatment can be started to halt the rejection. Heart catheterization with biopsy is the usual method used for assessing whether a patient may be rejecting the heart. There are also a number of other methods that transplant physicians will use to look for signs of rejection including other blood tests, echocardiograms, obtaining pressure readings during heart catheterization, and micro-array testing of blood obtained during biopsy. These technologies are limited in ability to consistently and accurately identify the presence of rejection. The usual method of checking for rejection involves obtaining a sample of the heart tissue (heart biopsy); biopsy can only be accomplished through heart catheterization which is an invasive procedure that has risks associated with disturbing the heart such as puncturing the heart or causing the heart rate to change or damaging tissue in the heart. Overtime, repeating this invasive procedure can diminish the ease of the procedure because the veins can become scarred and more difficult to access. For these reasons, researchers believe that it would be good to have a blood test that gives information about the possibility of rejection so that it may not be necessary to do as many heart biopsies. Also, a blood test may be able to provide information about the heart or about rejection that is currently not available at all.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Sep 2013

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

Assessment of the WATCHMAN™ Device in Patients Unsuitable for Oral Anticoagulation
Boston Scientific Corporation Stroke
The purpose of this study is to establish the safety and effectiveness of the WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device, including the post-implant medication regimen, for subjects with non-valvular atrial fibrillation who are deemed not to be eligible for anti-coagulation... expand

The purpose of this study is to establish the safety and effectiveness of the WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device, including the post-implant medication regimen, for subjects with non-valvular atrial fibrillation who are deemed not to be eligible for anti-coagulation therapy to reduce the risk of stroke.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

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

A Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Activity of KD025 in Subjects With Chronic Graft Versus...
Kadmon Corporation, LLC Graft vs Host Disease
This study is being conducted to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and activity of KD025 in adult subjects with chronic Graft versus Host Disease (cGVHD). expand

This study is being conducted to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and activity of KD025 in adult subjects with chronic Graft versus Host Disease (cGVHD).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2016

open study

Lymphedema Progression Screening Using MRI
Vanderbilt University Lymphedema Breast Cancer
This study will apply novel, noninvasive structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods to patients with mild and moderate breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) for the first time to test fundamental hypotheses about relationships between lymphatic compromise... expand

This study will apply novel, noninvasive structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods to patients with mild and moderate breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) for the first time to test fundamental hypotheses about relationships between lymphatic compromise and imaging biomarkers that may portend disease progression and individualized therapy response.

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

Hepatocellular Research Registry
Vanderbilt University Hepatocytes
This is a registry of human hepatocytes (liver cells) for research purposes. expand

This is a registry of human hepatocytes (liver cells) for research purposes.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2004

open study

Risk-Based Classification System of Patients With Newly Diagnosed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Children's Oncology Group Adult B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Adult T Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Childhood B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Childhood T Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Untreated Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
This research trial studies a risk-based classification system for patients with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Gathering health information about patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia may help doctors learn more about the disease and plan the best treatment.... expand

This research trial studies a risk-based classification system for patients with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Gathering health information about patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia may help doctors learn more about the disease and plan the best treatment.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 2010

open study

Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)-Related Attention Deficits in Children
Vanderbilt University Traumatic Brain Injury Attention Deficit Disorder
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate whether Vyvanse, a psychostimulant, can help children ages 6-16 with attention deficits due to traumatic brain injury (TBI). Vyvanse is currently approved for the treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity (ADHD). The exact... expand

The purpose of this research study is to evaluate whether Vyvanse, a psychostimulant, can help children ages 6-16 with attention deficits due to traumatic brain injury (TBI). Vyvanse is currently approved for the treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity (ADHD). The exact effects this drug may have on adults with attention deficits caused by TBI have been investigated prior. The exact effects this drug may have on children with attention deficits caused by TBI are not known, but the investigators expect that Vyvanse will be of some help in treating this population as well.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

open study

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

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

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jul 2015

open study

A Case-Control Study to Verify Diagnostic Performance of AminoIndex™ Technology
Innovis LLC Lung Cancer
This is a prospective, multi-center study to evaluate the diagnostic performance characteristics of the AminoIndex™ technology among patients at high risk for developing lung cancer as compared with standard lung cancer screening and diagnostic procedures including low-dose CT,... expand

This is a prospective, multi-center study to evaluate the diagnostic performance characteristics of the AminoIndex™ technology among patients at high risk for developing lung cancer as compared with standard lung cancer screening and diagnostic procedures including low-dose CT, high-dose CT, biopsy and histopathology.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jul 2015

open study

Trial of AccuPAP Device Versus Standard Nebulizer Therapy in Acute Asthma Exacerbation in Children
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Asthma
The objective of this randomized control trial is to investigate the efficacy of an adjunct positive airway pressure (PAP) nebulizer device known as "AccuPAP" in the treatment of moderate-severity acute asthma exacerbations in children ages 6 - 17 years in comparison with an... expand

The objective of this randomized control trial is to investigate the efficacy of an adjunct positive airway pressure (PAP) nebulizer device known as "AccuPAP" in the treatment of moderate-severity acute asthma exacerbations in children ages 6 - 17 years in comparison with an institutional standard continuous dual-therapy nebulizer treatment. The investigators main goal, more specifically, is to determine if the additional positive airway pressure provided by the AccuPAP device when used in treating children with moderate-severity asthma exacerbations provides a more optimal delivery of bronchodilator therapy when compared to institutional standard protocol nebulizer delivery mask which does not employ the use of positive airway pressure in medication delivery. The investigators have determined that the change in a study-validated Acute Asthma Intensity Research Score (AAIRS) which will be considered statistically significant for a patient is 2 points or greater after the first treatment has been completed.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2015

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

High Dose Flu Vaccine in Treating Children Who Have Undergone Donor Stem Cell Transplant
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Recipient Malignant Neoplasm Influenza
This phase II randomized trial studies how well high dose flu vaccine works in treating children who have undergone done stem cell transplant. Higher dose flu vaccine may build a better immune response and may provide better protection against the flu than the standard vaccine.... expand

This phase II randomized trial studies how well high dose flu vaccine works in treating children who have undergone done stem cell transplant. Higher dose flu vaccine may build a better immune response and may provide better protection against the flu than the standard vaccine.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2016

open study

Open-Label, Dose-Finding Study Evaluating Safety and PK of FPA144 in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors
Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. Advanced Solid Tumors - No Longer Enrolling Gastric Cancer - No Longer Enrolling Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Genitourinary Tract (Bladder Cancer)
This is a three-part, open-label, safety, tolerability, and PK study of FPA144. Patients will be enrolled in Part 1 (A or B, dose escalation) or Part 2 (dose expansion) of the study, but not both. expand

This is a three-part, open-label, safety, tolerability, and PK study of FPA144. Patients will be enrolled in Part 1 (A or B, dose escalation) or Part 2 (dose expansion) of the study, but not both.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2014

open study

A Prospective, Multi-center Registry for Patients With Short Bowel Syndrome
Shire Short Bowel Syndrome
This is a global prospective, observational, multi-center registry to evaluate the long-term safety profile for patients with short bowel syndrome (SBS) who are treated with teduglutide in a routine clinical setting. The registry will also evaluate the long-term clinical outcomes... expand

This is a global prospective, observational, multi-center registry to evaluate the long-term safety profile for patients with short bowel syndrome (SBS) who are treated with teduglutide in a routine clinical setting. The registry will also evaluate the long-term clinical outcomes in patients with SBS. SBS patients treated and not treated with teduglutide will be enrolled.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Jun 2014

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