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A Pilot Trial of Herpesvirus Treatment in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
The investigators will conduct a single-center, prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind pilot study of anti-herpesvirus therapy in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Patients with mild, moderate or severe IPF with serologic evidence of current... expand

The investigators will conduct a single-center, prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind pilot study of anti-herpesvirus therapy in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Patients with mild, moderate or severe IPF with serologic evidence of current or past Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) or cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. Randomization will be to pirfenidone plus placebo or pirfenidone plus valganciclovir. Thirty subjects will be enrolled and randomized to treatment with pirfenidone plus valganciclovir (20 subjects) or pirfenidone plus placebo (10 subjects) for 12 weeks. The primary outcome will be safety and tolerability will be determined by type, frequency and duration of adverse events (AEs) and serious adverse events (SAEs) after 12 weeks of study drug treatment. All study subjects will be offered bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) at study initiation and upon completion of treatment (12 weeks). Subjects will then be followed up at routine clinic visits at 6, 9 and 12 months for data collection.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2018

open study

RelayPro Thoracic Stent-Graft in Subjects With Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Penetrating Atherosclerotic...
Bolton Medical 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

Non-invasive Versus Invasive Blood Pressure Measurement in the Morbidly Obese Parturient With Severe...
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Pre-Eclampsia Morbid Obesity Parturient Blood Pressure
The study will compare agreement of invasive blood pressure measurements with non-invasive blood pressure measurements measured with a conical blood pressure and large standard upper arm rectangular cuff in morbidly obese severely hypertensive (systolic blood pressure > 160 mmHg)... expand

The study will compare agreement of invasive blood pressure measurements with non-invasive blood pressure measurements measured with a conical blood pressure and large standard upper arm rectangular cuff in morbidly obese severely hypertensive (systolic blood pressure > 160 mmHg) parturients.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2015

open study

Genicular Radiofrequency Ablation Efficacy in Achieving Total Knee Pain Reduction Trial
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Knee Arthroplasty, Total Osteoarthritis Radiologic Tibiofemoral Osteoarthritis
Given the benefits of genicular nerve radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in improving pain and functional status in non-surgical patients with knee osteoarthritis as well as the high prevalence of postoperative pain from total knee arthroplasty (TKA), this study is designed to determine... expand

Given the benefits of genicular nerve radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in improving pain and functional status in non-surgical patients with knee osteoarthritis as well as the high prevalence of postoperative pain from total knee arthroplasty (TKA), this study is designed to determine the efficacy of preoperative genicular nerve RFA in improving acute and chronic postoperative pain as well as functional status in patients undergoing TKA. Patients will be randomized to one of two study arms: RFA group (genicular nerve thermal RFA) or control group (RFA needles placed in proper location without effective neurotomy).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2018

open study

Serial, Non-invasive Analysis of Exhaled Breath Condensate in Ventilated Trauma Patients
Vanderbilt University Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP)
To determine if the analysis of exhaled breath condensate correlates with the development & resolution of pneumonia. expand

To determine if the analysis of exhaled breath condensate correlates with the development & resolution of pneumonia.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 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

Diaphragmatic Hernia Research & Exploration, Advancing Molecular Science
Columbia University Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
The goal of this study is to identify genes that convey susceptibility to congenital diaphragmatic hernia in humans. The identification of such genes, and examination of their structure and function, will enable a delineation of molecular pathogenesis and, ultimately, prevention... expand

The goal of this study is to identify genes that convey susceptibility to congenital diaphragmatic hernia in humans. The identification of such genes, and examination of their structure and function, will enable a delineation of molecular pathogenesis and, ultimately, prevention or treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. There are many different possible modes of inheritance for congenital anomalies, including autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, and multifactorial. Multi-factorial inheritance is responsible for many common medical disorders, including hypertension, myocardial infarction, diabetes and cancer. This type of inheritance pattern appears to involve environmental factors as well as a combination of genetic variations that together can predispose to or produce congenital anomalies, such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Our study is designed to establish a small, well-defined genetic resource consisting of 1) Nuclear families suitable for linkage analysis by parametric,non-parametric (e.g. sib pairs, TDT) and association techniques, 2) Individuals with congenital diaphragmatic hernia who can be directly screened for allelic variation in candidate genes, and 3) Individuals who can serve as controls (are unaffected by congenital diaphragmatic hernia). Neonates and their families will be collected from homogenous and heterogeneous populations. By characterizing diverse populations, it should be possible to increase the likelihood of demonstration of genetic variation in selected candidate genes that can then be used in association and linkage studies in individual subjects with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jun 2005

open study

Putative Cognitive Enhancer VU319
Vanderbilt University Cognitive Impairment
This is a safety study of the molecule VU319 to ascertain pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data and test cognitive enhancement in healthy volunteers. expand

This is a safety study of the molecule VU319 to ascertain pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data and test cognitive enhancement in healthy volunteers.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

open study

CTLA4-Ig (Abatacept)for Prevention of Abnormal Glucose Tolerance and Diabetes in Relatives At -Risk for...
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Abnormal Glucose Tolerance Type 1 Diabetes
The study is a 2-arm, multicenter, 1:1 randomized, placebo controlled clinical trial. All subjects will receive close monitoring for development of AGT or T1DM. Subjects will receive Abatacept or placebo and close monitoring for development of AGT or T1DM. To assess the safety,... expand

The study is a 2-arm, multicenter, 1:1 randomized, placebo controlled clinical trial. All subjects will receive close monitoring for development of AGT or T1DM. Subjects will receive Abatacept or placebo and close monitoring for development of AGT or T1DM. To assess the safety, efficacy, and mode of action of Abatacept to prevent AGT and T1DM. The primary objective is to determine whether intervention with Abatacept will prevent or delay the development of AGT in at-risk autoantibody positive non-diabetic relatives of patients with T1DM. Secondary outcomes include: the effect of Abatacept on the incidence of T1DM; analyses of C-peptide and other measures from the OGTT; safety and tolerability; and mechanistic outcomes.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

open study

RESIPI for Reducing Perioperative Major Adverse Cardiac Events
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Inotropy Fluid Management Cardiac Event Perioperative Cardiac Risk Vascular Resistance
This study aims to evaluate the effect of a novel hemodynamic management and monitoring strategy for reducing cardiac bio marker elevations and major adverse cardiac events. expand

This study aims to evaluate the effect of a novel hemodynamic management and monitoring strategy for reducing cardiac bio marker elevations and major adverse cardiac events.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

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

Temozolomide and Pazopanib Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Neuroendocrine...
Northwestern University Pancreatic Alpha Cell Carcinoma Pancreatic Beta Islet Cell Carcinoma Pancreatic Delta Cell Carcinoma Pancreatic G-cell Carcinoma Recurrent Islet Cell Carcinoma
This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of temozolomide and pazopanib hydrochloride when given together and to see how well they work in treating patients with advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET) that cannot be removed by surgery. Drugs used... expand

This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of temozolomide and pazopanib hydrochloride when given together and to see how well they work in treating patients with advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET) that cannot be removed by surgery. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as temozolomide, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Pazopanib hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for tumor growth. Giving temozolomide together with pazopanib hydrochloride may be an effective treatment for patients with PNET.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2011

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

Sustained Effect of Droxidopa in Symptomatic Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension
Lundbeck Northera Ltd. Symptomatic Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension
To evaluate the time to treatment intervention in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD), Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), Pure Autonomic Failure (PAF), Non-Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy (NDAN) or Dopamine Beta Hydroxylase (DBH) Deficiency who have been previously stabilized with... expand

To evaluate the time to treatment intervention in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD), Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), Pure Autonomic Failure (PAF), Non-Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy (NDAN) or Dopamine Beta Hydroxylase (DBH) Deficiency who have been previously stabilized with droxidopa therapy for symptoms of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (NOH) (dizziness, light-headedness, or feelings that they are about to black out)

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

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

Nicotine Treatment of Cognitive Decline in Down Syndrome
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Down Syndrome Mild Cognitive Impairment
This study will ascertain whether nicotine is safe and tolerable in DS patients, help with dose-ranging of nicotine in DS, look for evidence of enhancements in cognitive functioning, and establish evidence for biological and behavioral correlates of nicotinic stimulation effects.... expand

This study will ascertain whether nicotine is safe and tolerable in DS patients, help with dose-ranging of nicotine in DS, look for evidence of enhancements in cognitive functioning, and establish evidence for biological and behavioral correlates of nicotinic stimulation effects. The knowledge gained from the translational aspects of this project may also guide the application of new nicotinic drugs in DS and generate, for the first time, data on the importance of nicotinic receptor changes in the development of cognitive impairment in DS adults. Hypotheses: - Transdermal nicotine treatment will be well tolerated out to one month by non-smoking DS patients without significant adverse effects. - Nicotine will enhance cognitive performance by one month compared to baseline and post-treatment testing. - Nicotine will enhance functioning detectable by clinician and/or informant ratings (pre-post).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2013

open study

Safety and Pharmacokinetic Study of YKP3089 as Adjunctive Therapy in Subjects With Partial Onset Seizures
SK Life Science, Inc. Partial Epilepsy
This is a multicenter, open label study to assess the safety and pharmacokinetics of YKP3089 as adjunctive therapy in subjects with partial onset seizures. Initially, subjects taking phenytoin or phenobarbital will be enrolled followed by additional subjects taking anti-epileptic... expand

This is a multicenter, open label study to assess the safety and pharmacokinetics of YKP3089 as adjunctive therapy in subjects with partial onset seizures. Initially, subjects taking phenytoin or phenobarbital will be enrolled followed by additional subjects taking anti-epileptic drugs other than phenytoin and phenobarbital to further investigate long-term safety.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2016

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