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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

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

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

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

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

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

open study