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ExploRâ„¢ Modular Radial Head Data Collection
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Elbow Fracture
The purpose of this prospective clinical data collection is to document the performance and clinical outcomes of the ExploR Modular Radial Head. expand

The purpose of this prospective clinical data collection is to document the performance and clinical outcomes of the ExploR Modular Radial Head.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 2007

open study

A Longitudinal Study of Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Pulmonary Fibrosis
Vanderbilt University Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome
Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS) is a rare genetic disease that is associated with oculocutaneous albinism, bleeding, granulomatous colitis, and pulmonary fibrosis in some subtypes, including HPS-1, HPS-2, and HPS-4. Pulmonary fibrosis causes shortness of breath and progressive... expand

Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS) is a rare genetic disease that is associated with oculocutaneous albinism, bleeding, granulomatous colitis, and pulmonary fibrosis in some subtypes, including HPS-1, HPS-2, and HPS-4. Pulmonary fibrosis causes shortness of breath and progressive decline in lung function. In HPS patients with at-risk subtypes, almost all adults eventually develop fatal pulmonary fibrosis unless they undergo lung transplantation. The purpose of this study is to identify the earliest measurable pulmonary disease activity in individuals at-risk for HPS pulmonary fibrosis. The study also aims to develop biomarkers that will aid in understanding of the causes of HPS pulmonary fibrosis and facilitate more rapid conduct of therapeutic trials in HPS patients with mild pulmonary disease in the future.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Mar 2015

open study

Randomized Trial of Lenalidomide, Bortezomib, Dexamethasone vs High-Dose Treatment With SCT in MM Patients...
Paul G. Richardson, MD Multiple Myeloma
The drugs, lenalidomide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone, are approved by the FDA. They have not been approved in the combination for multiple myeloma or any other type of cancer. Bortezomib is currently approved by the FDA for the treatment of multiple myeloma. Lenalidomide is... expand

The drugs, lenalidomide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone, are approved by the FDA. They have not been approved in the combination for multiple myeloma or any other type of cancer. Bortezomib is currently approved by the FDA for the treatment of multiple myeloma. Lenalidomide is approved for use with dexamethasone for patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy and for the treatment of certain types of myelodysplastic syndrome (another type of cancer affecting the blood). Dexamethasone is commonly used, either alone, or in combination with other drugs, to treat multiple myeloma. Please note that Bortezomib and Lenalidomide are provided to patients participating in this trial at no charge. Melphalan and cyclophosphamide, the drugs used during stem cell collection and transplant, are also approved by the FDA. Melphalan is an FDA-approved chemotherapy for multiple myeloma and is used as a high-dose conditioning treatment prior to stem cell transplantation. Cyclophosphamide is used, either alone, or in combination with other drugs, to treat multiple myeloma. These drugs have been used in other multiple myeloma studies and information from those studies suggests that this combination of therapy may help to treat newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. In this research study, we are looking to explore the drug combination, lenalidomide, bortezomib and dexamethasone alone or when combined with autologous stem cell transplantation to see what side effects it may have and how well it works for treatment of newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. Specifically, the objective of this trial is to determine if, in the era of novel drugs, high dose therapy (HDT) is still necessary in the initial management of multiple myeloma in younger patients. In this study, HDT as compared to conventional dose treatment would be considered superior if it significantly prolongs progression-free survival by at least 9 months or more, recognizing that particular subgroups may benefit more compared to others.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2010

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

Guanfacine for PONV and Pain After Sinus Surgery
Vanderbilt University Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting Pain, Postoperative
Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and pain are the most common causes of Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) discharge delay, with untreated PONV occurring in 20-30% of post-surgical patients. The effect of guanfacine (GF) administration on pain and nausea scores will be... expand

Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and pain are the most common causes of Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) discharge delay, with untreated PONV occurring in 20-30% of post-surgical patients. The effect of guanfacine (GF) administration on pain and nausea scores will be assessed with two groups. One group will receive 1 mg of GF to take orally and the other group will receive a similar appearing placebo (containing no drug) to take orally.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

A "Less-rapid" Sequence Anesthetic Induction/Intubation Sequence? Does Apneic Oxygenation by Means of...
Vanderbilt University Apneic Oxygenation
The study will test the efficacy of the Pentax AWSTM video laryngoscope (VLS) equipped with a P Blade (Figure 1) as the means to provide Apneic Oxygenation (AO) and prolong Duration of Apnea Without Desaturation (DAWD) in non-obese and morbidly obese females. expand

The study will test the efficacy of the Pentax AWSTM video laryngoscope (VLS) equipped with a P Blade (Figure 1) as the means to provide Apneic Oxygenation (AO) and prolong Duration of Apnea Without Desaturation (DAWD) in non-obese and morbidly obese females.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

Tocilizumab in the Treatment of Refractory Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis
University of Pittsburgh Dermatomyositis Polymyositis
The purpose of this multi-center pilot study is to determine if the drug tocilizumab (Actemra) is effective in the treatment of patients with refractory adult polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM). expand

The purpose of this multi-center pilot study is to determine if the drug tocilizumab (Actemra) is effective in the treatment of patients with refractory adult polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2014

open study

SARC024: A Blanket Protocol to Study Oral Regorafenib in Patients With Refractory Liposarcoma, Osteogenic...
Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration Liposarcoma Osteogenic Sarcoma Ewing/Ewing-like Sarcoma
Although regorafenib was approved for use in patients who had progressive GIST despite imatinib and/or sunitinib on the basis of phase II and phase III data, it has not been examined in a systematic fashion in patients with other forms of sarcoma. Given the activity of sorafenib,... expand

Although regorafenib was approved for use in patients who had progressive GIST despite imatinib and/or sunitinib on the basis of phase II and phase III data, it has not been examined in a systematic fashion in patients with other forms of sarcoma. Given the activity of sorafenib, sunitinib and pazopanib in soft tissue sarcomas, and evidence of activity of sorafenib in osteogenic sarcoma and possibly Ewing/Ewing-like sarcoma, there is precedent to examine SMOKIs (small molecule oral kinase inhibitors) such as regorafenib in sarcomas other than GIST. It is also recognized that SMOKIs (small molecule oral kinase inhibitors)such as regorafenib, sorafenib, pazopanib, and sunitinib have overlapping panels of kinases that are inhibited simultaneously. While not equivalent, most of these SMOKIs (small molecule oral kinase inhibitors) block vascular endothelial growth factor and platelet derived growth factors receptors (VEGFRs and PDGFRs), speaking to a common mechanism of action of several of these agents.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2014

open study

Phase I/II NabPaclitaxel, Paclitaxel&Carboplatin w RTX Followed by Consolidation in Patients w Favorable...
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center STAGE IIIA/B NSCLC / INOPERABLE LUNG CANCER
The investigators propose this phase I/II study to use weekly Nab-Paclitaxel (Abraxane) and carboplatin with concurrent radiation in local-regionally advanced lung cancer. There are no published human studies combining Nab-Paclitaxel (Abraxane) with radiation. The investigators... expand

The investigators propose this phase I/II study to use weekly Nab-Paclitaxel (Abraxane) and carboplatin with concurrent radiation in local-regionally advanced lung cancer. There are no published human studies combining Nab-Paclitaxel (Abraxane) with radiation. The investigators will first confirm the tolerated dose (TD) of concurrent Nab-Paclitaxel (Abraxane) at 50mg/m2, and then will begin enrolling patients into the phase II component using either Nab-Paclitaxel (Abraxane) at the TD with carboplatin concurrent with daily radiation or paclitaxel with with carboplatin concurrent with daily radiation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2013

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

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

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

Chemotherapy Before Surgery in Treating Patients With High Grade Upper Urinary Tract Cancer
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Localized Urothelial Carcinoma of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter Recurrent Urothelial Carcinoma of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter Regional Urothelial Carcinoma of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter
This phase II trial studies how well giving chemotherapy before surgery works in treating patients with aggressive upper urinary tract cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin hydrochloride, cisplatin, gemcitabine hydrochloride, and carboplatin,... expand

This phase II trial studies how well giving chemotherapy before surgery works in treating patients with aggressive upper urinary tract cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin hydrochloride, cisplatin, gemcitabine hydrochloride, and carboplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Removing the affected upper urinary tract by surgery is the recommended treatment for upper urinary tract cancer, but can cause loss of kidney function and prevent patients from being able to receive chemotherapy after surgery. Giving chemotherapy before surgery, when the kidneys are working at their maximum, may allow less tissue to be removed during surgery and may be more effective in treating patients with high grade upper urinary tract cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2015

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