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A Mobile Health Intervention in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Heritable Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
This study proposes the use of a mobile health intervention (utilizing a smart phone app) to encourage increased exercise in PAH patients. The study will be a randomized trial to examine feasibility of an mHealth (mobile device) Fitbit Charge HR and cell phone application intervention... expand

This study proposes the use of a mobile health intervention (utilizing a smart phone app) to encourage increased exercise in PAH patients. The study will be a randomized trial to examine feasibility of an mHealth (mobile device) Fitbit Charge HR and cell phone application intervention to improve step counts and increase participants activity level as compared to no intervention. The Fitbit Charge Heart Rate (HR) monitors activity and the cell phone application provides encouragement notifications to half the subjects while the other half do not receive encouragements.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

T-DM1+Pertuzumab in Pre-OP Early-Stage HER2+ BRCA
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute HER-2 Positive Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Stage II Breast Cancer Stage III Breast Cancer
This research study is studying a combination of drugs as a possible treatment for breast cancer that has tested positive for a protein called HER2. The names of the study interventions involved in this study are: - Trastuzumab emtansine (also called T-DM1) - Pertuzumab... expand

This research study is studying a combination of drugs as a possible treatment for breast cancer that has tested positive for a protein called HER2. The names of the study interventions involved in this study are: - Trastuzumab emtansine (also called T-DM1) - Pertuzumab

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2014

open study

Implantation of the HiRes90K™ Advantage Cochlear Implant With HiFocus™ Mid-Scala and Development of a...
Advanced Bionics Hearing Loss Partial Deafness Hearing Disorders Ear Diseases Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
The purpose of this feasibility study is to evaluate whether low-frequency acoustic hearing sensitivity can be preserved in newly implanted adults with partial deafness (considerable low frequency acoustic hearing profiles with severe-to-profound high frequency sensorineural... expand

The purpose of this feasibility study is to evaluate whether low-frequency acoustic hearing sensitivity can be preserved in newly implanted adults with partial deafness (considerable low frequency acoustic hearing profiles with severe-to-profound high frequency sensorineural hearing loss) using the HiResolution™ 90K™ Advantage cochlear implant with the HiFocus™ Mid-Scala electrode to support the development of electro-acoustic stimulation technology (EAS).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2014

open study

TGR-1202 + Ruxolitinib PMF PPV-MF PET-MF MDS/MPN Polycythemia Vera Resistant to Hydroxyurea
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Myelofibrosis Polycythemia Vera
This is a Phase 1, open-label, study of TGR-1202, a PI3K delta inhibitor, administered together with ruxolitinib in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (specifically: polycythemia vera, primary myelofibrosis, PPV-MF or PET-MF) and MDS/MPN. expand

This is a Phase 1, open-label, study of TGR-1202, a PI3K delta inhibitor, administered together with ruxolitinib in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (specifically: polycythemia vera, primary myelofibrosis, PPV-MF or PET-MF) and MDS/MPN.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2015

open study

The Impact of Quantitative Neuromuscular Monitoring in the PACU on Residual Blockade and Postoperative...
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Muscle Weakness
Neuromuscular blocking drugs (NMBDs) provide anesthesiologists with powerful intraoperative tools, but their use carries the potential risk of serious postoperative complications. NMBD-induced muscle weakness that lingers into the postoperative period, known as postoperative... expand

Neuromuscular blocking drugs (NMBDs) provide anesthesiologists with powerful intraoperative tools, but their use carries the potential risk of serious postoperative complications. NMBD-induced muscle weakness that lingers into the postoperative period, known as postoperative residual curarization (PORC), is present in as many as 40% of all patients that receive neuromuscular blocking agents. The Post Anesthesia Care Unit will be introducing monitoring as part of standard of care. This study will collect data about patients who receive NMBDs and examine the impact of monitoring on incidences of PORC. Our study is designed to test the following hypotheses: Hypothesis 1: The initiation of quantitative TOF monitoring as part of the standard PACU entry evaluation will change practitioner behavior in a manner that decreases the incidence of PORC in surgical patients at VUMC. Hypothesis 2: The initiation of the routine TOF monitoring program will decrease the incidence of short- and long-term postoperative complications at VUMC.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 2013

open study

Study of LOXO-101 (Larotrectinib) in Subjects With NTRK Fusion Positive Solid Tumors (NAVIGATE)
Loxo Oncology, Inc. Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung Thyroid Neoplasms Sarcoma Colorectal Neoplasms Salivary Gland Neoplasms
Phase II, multi-center, open-label study of patients with advanced solid tumors harboring a fusion of NTRK1, NTRK2 or NTRK3. expand

Phase II, multi-center, open-label study of patients with advanced solid tumors harboring a fusion of NTRK1, NTRK2 or NTRK3.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2015

open study

Study of Gene Modified Donor T Cell Infusion in Patients With Recurrent Disease After Allogeneic Transplant
Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Hematologic Neoplasms
A Phase I study of BPX-501 T cell infusion in adults with recurrent or minimal residual disease (MRD) hematologic malignancies post-allogeneic transplant. The treatment consists of increasing doses of BPX-501 T cell infusions to achieve a clinical response. AP1903 will be investigated... expand

A Phase I study of BPX-501 T cell infusion in adults with recurrent or minimal residual disease (MRD) hematologic malignancies post-allogeneic transplant. The treatment consists of increasing doses of BPX-501 T cell infusions to achieve a clinical response. AP1903 will be investigated for the treatment of aGvHD after BPX-501 T cell infusion to determine a dose that can mitigate GvHD and preserve the graft-versus tumor effect.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2016

open study

Dose-escalating, Safety, Tolerability and PK Study of TAS-119 in Combination With Paclitaxel in Patients...
Taiho Oncology, Inc. Advanced Solid Tumors
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety of TAS-119 and determine the most appropriate dose in combination with Paclitaxel for subsequent studies in patients with advanced solid tumors. TAS-119 is a novel, selective Aurora A kinase inhibitor, which has previously... expand

The purpose of this study is to determine the safety of TAS-119 and determine the most appropriate dose in combination with Paclitaxel for subsequent studies in patients with advanced solid tumors. TAS-119 is a novel, selective Aurora A kinase inhibitor, which has previously been demonstrated to enhance the activity of paclitaxel in preclinical studies

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2014

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 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

open study

Prophylactic Antibiotic Regimens in Tumor Surgery (PARITY)
McMaster University Infection Bone Neoplasms
The Prophylactic Antibiotic Regimens in Tumor Surgery (PARITY) trial is the first ever international multi-center randomized controlled trial in bone cancer surgery. In order to avoid amputation for bone cancer in the leg, complex limb-saving operations are performed. However,... expand

The Prophylactic Antibiotic Regimens in Tumor Surgery (PARITY) trial is the first ever international multi-center randomized controlled trial in bone cancer surgery. In order to avoid amputation for bone cancer in the leg, complex limb-saving operations are performed. However, infections with devastating complications following surgery are common. Surgeons from across the world will randomize patients to receive either short- or long-duration antibiotic regimens after surgery with the goal of identifying the best regimen to reduce these infections.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 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

Obesity Surgery and Kidney Transplant for Patients With Obesity and Renal Failure
Vanderbilt University Severe Obesity Renal Failure
Gastric Bypass followed by renal transplantation is superior to medical management followed by renal transplant for patients with severe obesity and renal failure. expand

Gastric Bypass followed by renal transplantation is superior to medical management followed by renal transplant for patients with severe obesity and renal failure.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2014

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

open study

Virtual Reality Training for Social Skills in Schizophrenia
Vanderbilt University Schizophrenia
Social impairments are core features of schizophrenia that lead to poor outcome. Social skills and competence improve quality of life and protect against stress-related exacerbation of symptoms, while supporting resilience, interpersonal interactions, and social affiliation.... expand

Social impairments are core features of schizophrenia that lead to poor outcome. Social skills and competence improve quality of life and protect against stress-related exacerbation of symptoms, while supporting resilience, interpersonal interactions, and social affiliation. To improve outcome, we must remediate social deficits. Existing psychosocial interventions are moderately effective but the effort-intensive nature (high burden), low adherence, and weak transfer of skills to everyday life present significant hurdles toward recovery. Thus, there is a dire need to develop effective, engaging and low-burden social interventions for people with schizophrenia that will result in better compliance rates and functional outcome. The investigators will test the effectiveness of a novel adaptive virtual reality (VR) intervention in improving targeted social cognitive function (social attention, as indexed by eye scanning patterns) in individuals with schizophrenia. VR technology offers a flexible alternative to conventional therapies, with several advantages, including a simplified and low-stress social interaction environment with targeted opportunities to simulate, exercise and reinforce basic elements of social skills in a very wide range of realistic scenarios, and to repeat exposure to naturalistic situations from multiple angles.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2016

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

Neuroplasticity-Based Cognitive Remediation for Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors
Vanderbilt University Brain Tumor
This research will leverage novel pilot research conducted by the investigators to take important first steps in addressing neurocognitive late effects by intervening early, during treatment, with a promising computerized cognitive remediation program to prevent the downward... expand

This research will leverage novel pilot research conducted by the investigators to take important first steps in addressing neurocognitive late effects by intervening early, during treatment, with a promising computerized cognitive remediation program to prevent the downward trajectory of neurocognitive function experienced by pediatric brain tumor survivors. Specifically, we propose to test the feasibility, acceptability, and initial proof of concept of a neuroplasticity-based adaptive cognitive training program (Cogmed) to train working memory (WM) and attention in newly diagnosed youth with a brain tumor. Further, we will test the feasibility of using this intervention in a true prospective design beginning pre-surgery to examine the effects of this intervention in deflecting the downward trajectory of cognitive function in children with brain tumors during treatment. We will also use functional neuroimaging (near infrared spectroscopy - "NIRS") to examine the effects of this program on brain activation in frontal regions that are affected by treatment. Findings from this pilot study will inform the development of a large multi-site randomized efficacy trial to test an individualized cognitive training program. Aim 1. To test the feasibility and acceptability of enrolling youth (7 to 16 years-old) with newly diagnosed brain tumors at time of diagnosis, following patients for 10 weeks, delivering the Cogmed computer-based training program in a randomized trial at 10-weeks post-diagnosis, and following patients to 1 year post-diagnosis. Aim 2. To test the initial acceptability and efficacy of the Cogmed training program on cognitive function in newly diagnosed pediatric brain tumor patients.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2014

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

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

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

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

Exercise in Genetic Cardiovascular Conditions
Yale University Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Long QT Syndrome
The goal is to determine how lifestyle and exercise impact the well-being of individuals with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and long QT syndrome (LQTS). expand

The goal is to determine how lifestyle and exercise impact the well-being of individuals with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and long QT syndrome (LQTS).

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: May 2015

open study

Timing of Inguinal Hernia Repair in Premature Infants
Vanderbilt University Inguinal Hernia Premature Birth of Newborn
The purpose of this study is to determine whether early (before NICU discharge) or late (55-60 weeks post-menstrual age) inguinal hernia repair is safer for premature infants who have an inguinal hernia. expand

The purpose of this study is to determine whether early (before NICU discharge) or late (55-60 weeks post-menstrual age) inguinal hernia repair is safer for premature infants who have an inguinal hernia.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2013

open study

Neuropsychological and Behavioral Testing in Younger Patients With Cancer
Children's Oncology Group Childhood Malignant Neoplasm Cognitive Side Effects of Cancer Therapy
This research trial studies neuropsychological (learning, remembering or thinking) and behavioral testing in younger patients with cancer. Collecting information over time from a series of tests may help doctors develop effective tests to measure neuropsychological and behavioral... expand

This research trial studies neuropsychological (learning, remembering or thinking) and behavioral testing in younger patients with cancer. Collecting information over time from a series of tests may help doctors develop effective tests to measure neuropsychological and behavioral function of patients with cancer.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Sep 2008

open study

Genetic Analysis in Identifying Late-Occurring Complications in Childhood Cancer Survivors
Children's Oncology Group Cancer Survivor Cardiovascular Complication Childhood Malignant Neoplasm
This clinical trial studies cancer survivors to identify those who are at increased risk of developing late-occurring complications after undergoing treatment for childhood cancer. A patient's genes may affect the risk of developing complications, such as congestive heart failure,... expand

This clinical trial studies cancer survivors to identify those who are at increased risk of developing late-occurring complications after undergoing treatment for childhood cancer. A patient's genes may affect the risk of developing complications, such as congestive heart failure, heart attack, stroke, and second cancer, years after undergoing cancer treatment. Genetic studies may help doctors identify survivors of childhood cancer who are more likely to develop late complications.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Mar 2004

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