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A Study to Evaluate XEN1101 as Adjunctive Therapy in Focal Epilepsy
Focal Epilepsy
The XEN1101 Phase 2 clinical trial is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study that will evaluate the clinical efficacy, safety and tolerability of increasing doses of XEN1101 administered as adjunctive treatment in adult patients diagnosed with focal epilepsy,... expand

The XEN1101 Phase 2 clinical trial is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study that will evaluate the clinical efficacy, safety and tolerability of increasing doses of XEN1101 administered as adjunctive treatment in adult patients diagnosed with focal epilepsy, followed by an optional open-label extension (OLE).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2019

open study

Utility of PCD Diagnostics to Improve Clinical Care
Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
This is a study evaluating the utility of current Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) diagnostic tests, including nasal nitric oxide testing. expand

This is a study evaluating the utility of current Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) diagnostic tests, including nasal nitric oxide testing.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2017

open study

Ulixertinib in Treating Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, or Histiocytic Disorders...
Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm Recurrent Ependymal Tumor Recurrent Ewing Sarcoma Recurrent Glioma Recurrent Hepatoblastoma
This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well ulixertinib works in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other places in the body (advanced), non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders that have a genetic alteration (mutation) in a signaling pathway... expand

This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well ulixertinib works in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other places in the body (advanced), non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders that have a genetic alteration (mutation) in a signaling pathway called MAPK. A signaling pathway consists of a group of molecules in a cell that control one or more cell functions. Genes in the MAPK pathway are frequently mutated in many types of cancers. Ulixertinib may stop the growth of cancer cells that have mutations in the MAPK pathway.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

open study

CPT-3 in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
The study will collect prospective cohort data of individuals that are undergoing routine clinical care for suspected idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH). The administration of the Conner's Continual Performance Test - version 3 (CPT-3), an automated 14-minute computerized... expand

The study will collect prospective cohort data of individuals that are undergoing routine clinical care for suspected idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH). The administration of the Conner's Continual Performance Test - version 3 (CPT-3), an automated 14-minute computerized measure of reaction-time and sustained attention, will be added to the current neurocognitive screen being used (i.e., the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, MoCA) along with gait assessment. Patients will undergo pre-tap testing on the morning of their large volume Lumbar Puncture (CSF-TT). These patients will receive post-tap CPT-3 and MoCA testing one-to-three hours post-tap, and again at 2-3 days post-CSF-TT, during the follow-up appointment in clinic. The standard NPH quantitative assessment methods of MoCA and gait evaluation will continue to be collected. For those patients that ultimately undergo ventricular shunt placement, the CPT-3 will be administered at their post-operative follow-up appointment (~3 months post-operation). The results of CPT-3 will not factor into consideration for shunt candidacy.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2019

open study

Web-Based Physical Activity Intervention in Improving Long Term Health in Children and Adolescents With...
Carcinoma In Situ Hematopoietic and Lymphoid System Neoplasm Malignant Solid Neoplasm
This randomized clinical phase III trial studies how well web-based physical activity intervention works in improving long term health in children and adolescents with cancer. Regular physical activity after receiving treatment for cancer may help to maintain a healthy weight... expand

This randomized clinical phase III trial studies how well web-based physical activity intervention works in improving long term health in children and adolescents with cancer. Regular physical activity after receiving treatment for cancer may help to maintain a healthy weight and improve energy levels and overall health.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

The Natriuretic Peptide System in African-Americans.
Healthy Prehypertension
This study aims to assess the natriuretic peptide response to dietary salt loading in African-American individuals compared with white individuals. expand

This study aims to assess the natriuretic peptide response to dietary salt loading in African-American individuals compared with white individuals.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2016

open study

A Phase II/III Trial of Nivolumab, Ipilimumab, and GM-CSF in Patients With Advanced Melanoma
Metastatic Cutaneous Melanoma Stage III Cutaneous Melanoma AJCC v7 Stage IIIA Cutaneous Melanoma AJCC v7 Stage IIIB Cutaneous Melanoma AJCC v7 Stage IIIC Cutaneous Melanoma AJCC v7
This phase II/III trial studies the side effects of nivolumab and ipilimumab when given together with or without sargramostim and to see how well they work in treating patients with stage III-IV melanoma that cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). Immunotherapy with... expand

This phase II/III trial studies the side effects of nivolumab and ipilimumab when given together with or without sargramostim and to see how well they work in treating patients with stage III-IV melanoma that cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as ipilimumab and nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Colony-stimulating factors, such as sargramostim, may increase the production of white blood cells. It is not yet known whether nivolumab and ipilimumab are more effective with or without sargramostim in treating patients with melanoma.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2015

open study

A Study of ASTX660 as a Single Agent and in Combination With ASTX727 in Subjects With Relapsed/Refractory...
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
To evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics (PK), and efficacy of ASTX660 when given alone and in combination with ASTX727 in participants with relapsed/refractory (R/R) acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The duration of the study is expected to be approximately 30 months. expand

To evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics (PK), and efficacy of ASTX660 when given alone and in combination with ASTX727 in participants with relapsed/refractory (R/R) acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The duration of the study is expected to be approximately 30 months.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2020

open study

MEK Inhibitor Mirdametinib (PD-0325901) in Patients With Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Associated Plexiform...
Plexiform Neurofibroma Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)
This study evaluates mirdametinib (PD-0325901) in the treatment of symptomatic inoperable neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF1)-associated plexiform neurofibromas (PNs). All participants will receive mirdametinib (PD-0325901). expand

This study evaluates mirdametinib (PD-0325901) in the treatment of symptomatic inoperable neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF1)-associated plexiform neurofibromas (PNs). All participants will receive mirdametinib (PD-0325901).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

open study

Novel PET/CT Imaging Biomarkers of CB-839 in Combination With Panitumumab and Irinotecan in Patients...
Colorectal Cancer Metastatic Colorectal Cancer RAS Wild Type Colorectal Cancer Refractory Colorectal Cancer
This phase I/II trial studies the best dose and side effects of glutaminase inhibitor CB-839 and how well it works with panitumumab and irinotecan hydrochloride (phase I only) in treating patients with RAS wildtype colorectal cancer that has spread to other places in the body... expand

This phase I/II trial studies the best dose and side effects of glutaminase inhibitor CB-839 and how well it works with panitumumab and irinotecan hydrochloride (phase I only) in treating patients with RAS wildtype colorectal cancer that has spread to other places in the body and does not respond to treatment. Glutaminase inhibitor CB-839 may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Monoclonal antibodies, such as panitumumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as irinotecan hydrochloride, 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. Giving glutaminase inhibitor CB-839 with panitumumab and irinotecan hydrochloride may work better in treating patients with colorectal cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Imatinib Mesylate and Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Philadelphia...
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Mixed Phenotype Acute Leukemia T Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
This randomized phase III trial studies how well imatinib mesylate and combination chemotherapy work in treating patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Imatinib mesylate may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well imatinib mesylate and combination chemotherapy work in treating patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Imatinib mesylate may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving imatinib mesylate and combination chemotherapy may work better in treating patients with Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

open study

A Randomized Controlled Trial to Deprescribe for Older Patients With Polypharmacy
Polypharmacy Care Transitions Geriatric Syndromes
This randomized, controlled trial will evaluate the effects of an intervention to reduce exposure to medications among hospitalized older adults discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The goal of the intervention is to safely deprescribe medications, as defined by... expand

This randomized, controlled trial will evaluate the effects of an intervention to reduce exposure to medications among hospitalized older adults discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The goal of the intervention is to safely deprescribe medications, as defined by dose reductions and stopped medications, based on a combination of clinical criteria and patient preferences. The investigators will evaluate the effects of the intervention on the total number of medications prescribed to patients at hospital and SNF discharge and at home 90-days after SNF discharge along with the prevalence of eight geriatric syndromes, medication adherence, and health status.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

Identifying Barriers and Strategies to Support Self-efficacy for Medication Adherence With Text Messaging
Sickle Cell Disease
The investigators will explore barriers to improving self-efficacy, or the ability to feel in control of their disease, and medication adherence with text messaging through surveys and interviews with adolescents and adults with SCD cared for at the Vanderbilt Meharry Center of... expand

The investigators will explore barriers to improving self-efficacy, or the ability to feel in control of their disease, and medication adherence with text messaging through surveys and interviews with adolescents and adults with SCD cared for at the Vanderbilt Meharry Center of Excellence (VMCE) in Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). The investigators will identify preferences to improve and sustain adherence to daily medication through selection of investigator-proposed or patient-generated text messaging strategies. Finally, the investigators will fill in the literature gaps by describing barriers to self-efficacy and medication adherence among adults with SCD as well as adolescents with SCD who are transitioning to adult care.

Type: Observational

Start Date: May 2016

open study

M6620 and Irinotecan Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With Solid Tumors That Are Metastatic or Cannot...
Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm Refractory Malignant Neoplasm Unresectable Malignant Neoplasm
This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of M6620 and irinotecan hydrochloride in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other places in the body (metastatic) or cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). M6620 and irinotecan hydrochloride... expand

This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of M6620 and irinotecan hydrochloride in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other places in the body (metastatic) or cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). M6620 and irinotecan hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2016

open study

Regional Versus General Anesthesia for Promoting Independence After Hip Fracture
Hip Fractures
The purpose of this study is to find out if two types of standard care anesthesia are the same or if one is better for people who have hip fractures. expand

The purpose of this study is to find out if two types of standard care anesthesia are the same or if one is better for people who have hip fractures.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

open study

Obesity Surgery and Kidney Transplant for Patients With Obesity and Renal Failure
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

2-Hydroxybenzylamine (2-HOBA) to Prevent Early Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation After Catheter-based...
Atrial Fibrillation
The proposed studies will test this hypothesis by randomizing patients with AF to 2-HOBA or placebo 7 days prior to AF ablation to allow 2-HOBA to reach steady-state levels. We hypothesize that tissue injury from AF ablation causes a large release of ROS that react with lipids... expand

The proposed studies will test this hypothesis by randomizing patients with AF to 2-HOBA or placebo 7 days prior to AF ablation to allow 2-HOBA to reach steady-state levels. We hypothesize that tissue injury from AF ablation causes a large release of ROS that react with lipids to generate IsoLGs (Figure 2). In the absence of 2-HOBA, IsoLGs will react within seconds to form IsoLG-macromolecule adducts in atrial tissue, promoting early recurrence of AF. In the presence of 2-HOBA, IsoLGs will rapidly react to form IsoLG-macromolecule adducts in atrial tissue, promoting early recurrence of AF. In the presence of 2-HOBA, IsoLG will preferentially bind to and therefore be inactivated by 2-HOBA thereby sparing injury to the atrial tissue caused by oxidative stress and its contribution to early recurrence of AF. Early recurrence of AF will be measured by ECGs that are recorded once per day by a smartwatch (Apple Watch, Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA) with additional ECGs recorded by the participant if they experience symptoms of AF, or if the smartwatch alerts the participant of a possible AF episode via its auto-detection AF monitoring algorithm. The Apple Watch's AF algorithm is based on sampling of heart rate and variability and will give an audible alarm if those parameters indicate a possible episode of AF. The smartwatch records a single-lead ECG if the participant touches the watch with their contralateral hand. The day and time of the episode is also stored by the smartwatch. At the end of the 28-day follow-up period, study personnel will review the stored ECGs. Blood will be drawn prior to ablation and on post-procedure Day 1 for measurement of IsoLG-adduct levels. DNA will be extracted to explore a pharmacogenomic interaction with haplotypes at the chromosome 4q25 AF risk locus, which: 1) is strongly associated with the development of AF and the early recurrence of AF after ablation27; and 2) has been reported to be a regulator of an anti-oxidant gene program in response to cardiac injury.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2020

open study

Olaparib and Entinostat in Patients With Recurrent, Platinum-Refractory, Resistant Ovarian, Primary Peritoneal,...
Fallopian Tube Cancer Fallopian Tube Carcinosarcoma Fallopian Tube Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma Fallopian Tube Endometrioid Adenocarcinoma High Grade Fallopian Tube Serous Adenocarcinoma
This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of olaparib and entinostat and to see how well they work in treating patients with ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancers that have come back or do not respond to platinum-based chemotherapy. Olaparib... expand

This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of olaparib and entinostat and to see how well they work in treating patients with ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancers that have come back or do not respond to platinum-based chemotherapy. Olaparib and entinostat may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

open study

Biospecimen Analysis in Determining Effects of Chemotherapy on Fertility in Osteosarcoma Survivors
Osteosarcoma
This research trial studies saliva, semen, and blood samples to determine effects of chemotherapy on fertility in osteosarcoma survivors. Study biospecimen samples from osteosarcoma survivors in the laboratory may help doctors learn whether chemotherapy causes fertility problems... expand

This research trial studies saliva, semen, and blood samples to determine effects of chemotherapy on fertility in osteosarcoma survivors. Study biospecimen samples from osteosarcoma survivors in the laboratory may help doctors learn whether chemotherapy causes fertility problems and to learn more about the long term effects.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

Illuminating Neuropsychological Dysfunction and Systemic Inflammatory Mechanisms Gleaned After Hospitalization...
Delirium Cognitive Impairment Alzheimer; Early Onset Trauma Polytrauma
Cognitive skills are essential to live independently, manage finances, maintain employment, and function in society. Loss of these cognitive skills puts a tremendous burden on society as seen with dementias, Alzheimer's disease, and traumatic brain injury. The INSIGHT-ICU... expand

Cognitive skills are essential to live independently, manage finances, maintain employment, and function in society. Loss of these cognitive skills puts a tremendous burden on society as seen with dementias, Alzheimer's disease, and traumatic brain injury. The INSIGHT-ICU Study (Illuminating Neuropsychological dysfunction and Systemic Inflammatory mechanisms Gleaned after Hospitalization in Trauma-ICU Study) is the first comprehensive and longitudinal long-term cognitive impairment study after traumatic injury. The societal impact of long-term cognitive impairment after trauma is immense given that these patients are young and constitute a large proportion of employable adults.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

Topiramate for Cryptogenic Sensory Peripheral Neuropathy in Metabolic Syndrome (CSPN)
Cryptogenic Sensory Peripheral Neuropathy in Metabolic Syndrome
The TopCSPN trial is a double blinded randomized placebo controlled study of oral topiramate as a potential disease modifying therapy for cryptogenic sensory peripheral neuropathy (CSPN). Patients with CSPN who also have metabolic syndrome (defined by the ATPIII criteria)... expand

The TopCSPN trial is a double blinded randomized placebo controlled study of oral topiramate as a potential disease modifying therapy for cryptogenic sensory peripheral neuropathy (CSPN). Patients with CSPN who also have metabolic syndrome (defined by the ATPIII criteria) who do not have an alternative cause for neuropathy will be potentially eligible. The co primary outcome measures are change in the Norfolk Quality of Life - Diabetic Neuropathy (NQOL-DN) Scale and intraepidermal nerve fiber density (IEFND) at the distal thigh. The treatment phase will last 24 months.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2018

open study

Hormonal, Metabolic, and Signaling Interactions in PAH
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

Family-Centered Songwriting in Pediatric Palliative Care
Cognitive Impairment
This study evaluates the feasibility and efficacy of a family-centered songwriting intervention for cognitively-impaired children referred to a palliative care service. expand

This study evaluates the feasibility and efficacy of a family-centered songwriting intervention for cognitively-impaired children referred to a palliative care service.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2020

open study

Multiparametric MRI in Evaluating Cancer Stage and Helping Treatment Planning in Patients With Prostate...
Prostate Carcinoma
This phase II trial studies how well multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) works in evaluating cancer stage and helping treatment planning in patients with prostate cancer. Multiparametric MRI may be useful for evaluating the type of cancer in finding aggressive... expand

This phase II trial studies how well multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) works in evaluating cancer stage and helping treatment planning in patients with prostate cancer. Multiparametric MRI may be useful for evaluating the type of cancer in finding aggressive disease.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2018

open study

Early Detection of Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer
This research trial studies the long term follow-up for early detection of lung cancer in current or former smokers. Following up on smokers by collecting and analyzing specimens in the laboratory, performing chest computed tomography (CT) scans, as well as reviewing medical... expand

This research trial studies the long term follow-up for early detection of lung cancer in current or former smokers. Following up on smokers by collecting and analyzing specimens in the laboratory, performing chest computed tomography (CT) scans, as well as reviewing medical records may help doctors detect lung cancer at an earlier stage.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Dec 2017

open study