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Evaluating the Use of Pitavastatin to Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in HIV-Infected Adults
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) HIV Infections Cardiovascular Diseases
The study is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, with additional infrastructure support provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. People infected with HIV are at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study will evaluate... expand

The study is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, with additional infrastructure support provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. People infected with HIV are at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study will evaluate the use of pitavastatin to reduce the risk of CVD in adults infected with HIV who are on antiretroviral therapy (ART).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2015

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Study Comparing Daratumumab, Lenalidomide, Bortezomib, and Dexamethasone (D-RVd) Versus Lenalidomide,...
Janssen Research & Development, LLC Multiple Myeloma
The purpose of this study is to determine if the addition of daratumumab to lenalidomide-bortezomib-dexamethasone (RVd) will increase the proportion of participants achieving stringent complete response (sCR), as defined by the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) criteria,... expand

The purpose of this study is to determine if the addition of daratumumab to lenalidomide-bortezomib-dexamethasone (RVd) will increase the proportion of participants achieving stringent complete response (sCR), as defined by the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) criteria, by the time of completion of post autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) consolidation treatment, compared with RVd alone.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2016

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High-dose Erythropoietin for Asphyxia and Encephalopathy
University of California, San Francisco Neonatal Encephalopathy Birth Asphyxia
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) occurs when a baby gets reduced blood flow and oxygen to the brain near the time of birth. This results in death or neurologic disabilities including cerebral palsy and cognitive impairment in up to half of affected infants. This clinical... expand

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) occurs when a baby gets reduced blood flow and oxygen to the brain near the time of birth. This results in death or neurologic disabilities including cerebral palsy and cognitive impairment in up to half of affected infants. This clinical trial will determine if the drug erythropoietin (Epo) added to hypothermia (usual therapy) will improve outcomes for infants suffering from HIE.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Treating Patients With Rare Tumors
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Acinar Cell Carcinoma Adrenal Cortex Carcinoma Adrenal Gland Pheochromocytoma Anal Canal Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Anal Canal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
This clinical trial studies nivolumab and ipilimumab in treating patients with rare tumors. Monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab and ipilimumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. expand

This clinical trial studies nivolumab and ipilimumab in treating patients with rare tumors. Monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab and ipilimumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

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A Neoadjuvant Study of Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab or Nivolumab Plus Chemotherapy Versus Chemotherapy Alone...
Bristol-Myers Squibb Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of nivolumab plus ipilimumab or nivolumab plus chemotherapy compared to chemotherapy alone in the treatment of Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung This study has multiple primary endpoints. The first primary... expand

The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of nivolumab plus ipilimumab or nivolumab plus chemotherapy compared to chemotherapy alone in the treatment of Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung This study has multiple primary endpoints. The first primary completion date of Pathological Complete Response is anticipated to be reached September 2020. The completion date for all primary outcome measures is expected May 2023.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

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Phase 4 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Vedolizumab in the Treatment of Chronic Pouchitis
Takeda Colitis, Ulcerative
The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of vedolizumab intravenous (IV) in participants with a proctocolectomy and ileal pouch anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis (UC) who have developed chronic or recurrent pouchitis, or require continuous antibiotic... expand

The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of vedolizumab intravenous (IV) in participants with a proctocolectomy and ileal pouch anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis (UC) who have developed chronic or recurrent pouchitis, or require continuous antibiotic treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2016

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Vedolizumab IV 300 mg in the Treatment of Fistulizing Crohn's Disease
Takeda Crohn Disease
The purpose of this study is to evaluate perianal fistula healing at Week 30 in 2 different dose regimens of vedolizumab intravenous (IV) 300 milligram (mg) in participants with fistulizing Crohn's disease (CD). expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate perianal fistula healing at Week 30 in 2 different dose regimens of vedolizumab intravenous (IV) 300 milligram (mg) in participants with fistulizing Crohn's disease (CD).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2016

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A Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Intratumoral IMO-2125 in Combination With Ipilimumab or...
Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Metastatic Melanoma
The goal of this clinical research study is to find the recommended dose of the study drug IMO-2125 that can be given in combination with ipilimumab or in combination with pembrolizumab to patients with metastatic melanoma. Researchers also want to learn if the study drug combination... expand

The goal of this clinical research study is to find the recommended dose of the study drug IMO-2125 that can be given in combination with ipilimumab or in combination with pembrolizumab to patients with metastatic melanoma. Researchers also want to learn if the study drug combination can help to control the disease. The safety of the drug combination will also be studied.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2015

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Phase 3 Study to Compare Safety and Efficacy of Smoflipid 20% to Intralipid 20% in Hospitalized Neonates...
Fresenius Kabi Hospitalized Neonates and Infants, Expected to Require Parenteral Nutrition for 28 Days
To show the superiority in safety of Smoflipid over Intralipid® as measured by the number of study patients in each treatment group with conjugated bilirubin exceeding 2 mg/dL during the first 28 days of study treatment, confirmed by a second sample collected 7 days after the... expand

To show the superiority in safety of Smoflipid over Intralipid® as measured by the number of study patients in each treatment group with conjugated bilirubin exceeding 2 mg/dL during the first 28 days of study treatment, confirmed by a second sample collected 7 days after the first sample.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2015

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Testing the PD-1 Inhibitor Pembrolizumab as Maintenance Therapy After Initial Chemotherapy in Metastatic...
Matthew Galsky Urothelial Carcinoma Bladder Cancer
This is a multi-institutional, randomized, placebo controlled, double-blinded phase II trial of maintenance pembrolizumab versus placebo after first-line chemotherapy in patients with metastatic urothelial cancer who have achieved at least stable disease on first-line chemotherapy.... expand

This is a multi-institutional, randomized, placebo controlled, double-blinded phase II trial of maintenance pembrolizumab versus placebo after first-line chemotherapy in patients with metastatic urothelial cancer who have achieved at least stable disease on first-line chemotherapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2015

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Memantine Hydrochloride and Whole-Brain Radiotherapy With or Without Hippocampal Avoidance in Reducing...
NRG Oncology Cognitive Impairment Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm in the Brain Solid Neoplasm
This randomized phase III trial compares memantine hydrochloride and whole-brain radiotherapy with or without hippocampal avoidance in reducing neurocognitive decline in patients with cancer that has spread from the primary site (place where it started) to the brain. Whole brain... expand

This randomized phase III trial compares memantine hydrochloride and whole-brain radiotherapy with or without hippocampal avoidance in reducing neurocognitive decline in patients with cancer that has spread from the primary site (place where it started) to the brain. Whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) is the most common treatment for brain metastasis. Unfortunately, the majority of patients with brain metastases experience cognitive (such as learning and memory) deterioration after WBRT. Memantine hydrochloride may enhance cognitive function by binding to and inhibiting channels of receptors located in the central nervous system. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Using radiation techniques, such as intensity modulated radiotherapy to avoid the hippocampal region during WBRT, may reduce the radiation dose to the hippocampus and help limit the radiation-induced cognitive decline. It is not yet known whether giving memantine hydrochloride and WBRT with or without hippocampal avoidance works better in reducing neurocognitive decline in patients with brain metastases.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2015

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ANCHOR (Aneurysm Treatment Using the Heli-FX Aortic Securement System Global Registry)
Medtronic Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Subjects who meet inclusion/exclusion criteria and who are treated with the Aptus Heli-FX EndoAnchor System in conjunction with commercially available non-Aptus Endografts will be divided, as appropriate, into two groups. 1. Primary Group- Subjects undergoing initial (primary)... expand

Subjects who meet inclusion/exclusion criteria and who are treated with the Aptus Heli-FX EndoAnchor System in conjunction with commercially available non-Aptus Endografts will be divided, as appropriate, into two groups. 1. Primary Group- Subjects undergoing initial (primary) endovascular repair of an AAA where the investigator believes the proximal aortic neck is challenging such that the risk of failure or fixation and/or sealing is great enough so that the use of the Heli-FX EndoAnchor System is warranted. 2. Revision Group- Those subjects who have previously undergone an EVAR procedure where the investigator believes that use of the Heli-FX EndoAnchor System is warranted to A- Treat existing graft migration and/or type 1a endoleak, with or without the concurrent use of other devices. B- Treat subjects believed to be at risk for migration and/or Type 1a endoleak Subjects must sign an ICF prior to obtaining any study specific information. Subjects are eligible to be consented up to 30 days post-procedure. Enrolled subjects will be followed as per local 'standard of care' for up to 5 years post procedure. Study recommended follow-up is per SVS and ESVS guidance.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2012

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A Study to Evaluate Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of CK-2127107 in Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral...
Cytokinetics Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of CK-2127107 versus placebo on respiratory function and other measures of skeletal muscle function in patients with ALS. expand

The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of CK-2127107 versus placebo on respiratory function and other measures of skeletal muscle function in patients with ALS.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

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A Study in Adult Patients With Type I, III or IV Osteogenesis Imperfecta Treated With BPS804
Mereo BioPharma Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Type I Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type III Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type IV
The purpose of this study is to select a suitable dose of BPS804 by comparing it with a dummy treatment and measuring the strength/quality of bone using a special type of CT scanner. Participants will be treated for 1 year. expand

The purpose of this study is to select a suitable dose of BPS804 by comparing it with a dummy treatment and measuring the strength/quality of bone using a special type of CT scanner. Participants will be treated for 1 year.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2017

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Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of 48-Hour Infusions of HNO (Nitroxyl) Donor in Hospitalized Patients...
Bristol-Myers Squibb Heart Failure
A Study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of Continuous 48-Hour Intravenous Infusions of HNO Donor in Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure and Impaired Systolic Function expand

A Study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of Continuous 48-Hour Intravenous Infusions of HNO Donor in Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure and Impaired Systolic Function

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

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Safety and Efficacy of Selonsertib in Adults With Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) and Bridging (F3)...
Gilead Sciences Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate whether selonsertib (SEL; GS-4997) can cause fibrosis regression and reduce progression to cirrhosis and associated complications in adults with NASH and bridging (F3) fibrosis. expand

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate whether selonsertib (SEL; GS-4997) can cause fibrosis regression and reduce progression to cirrhosis and associated complications in adults with NASH and bridging (F3) fibrosis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

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A Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of the Mentor Larger Size MemoryGel Ultra High Profile Breast...
Mentor Worldwide, LLC Breast Reconstruction, Revision Breast Reconstruction
The study will evaluate the safety and effectiveness with the Mentor MemoryGel® Larger Size Ultra High Profile (UHP-L) Breast Implants. expand

The study will evaluate the safety and effectiveness with the Mentor MemoryGel® Larger Size Ultra High Profile (UHP-L) Breast Implants.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2016

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Breast Cancer WEight Loss Study (BWEL Study)
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Breast Carcinoma
This randomized phase III trial studies whether weight loss in overweight and obese women may prevent breast cancer from coming back (recurrence). Previous studies have found that women who are overweight or obese when their breast cancer is found (diagnosed) have a greater risk... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies whether weight loss in overweight and obese women may prevent breast cancer from coming back (recurrence). Previous studies have found that women who are overweight or obese when their breast cancer is found (diagnosed) have a greater risk of their breast cancer recurring, as compared to women who were thinner when their cancer was diagnosed. This study aims to test whether overweight or obese women who take part in a weight loss program after being diagnosed with breast cancer have a lower rate of cancer recurrence as compared to women who do not take part in the weight loss program. This study will help to show whether weight loss programs should be a part of breast cancer treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2016

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A Study Of Avelumab In Combination With Other Cancer Immunotherapies In Advanced Malignancies (JAVELIN...
Pfizer Advanced Cancer
This is a Phase 1b/2 dose-optimization study to evaluate safety, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and preliminary antitumor activity of avelumab (MSB0010718C) in combination with other cancer immunotherapies in patients with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors. The... expand

This is a Phase 1b/2 dose-optimization study to evaluate safety, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and preliminary antitumor activity of avelumab (MSB0010718C) in combination with other cancer immunotherapies in patients with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors. The primary purpose is to assess the safety and early signs of efficacy of various avelumab combinations with other cancer immunotherapies, optimizing dosing regimens as appropriate, in a limited series of indications.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2015

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A Study of ASP2215 Versus Salvage Chemotherapy in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Acute Myeloid...
Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc. Leukemia, Acute Myeloid (AML)
The purpose of this study is to determine the clinical benefit of ASP2215 therapy in patients with FMS-like tyrosine kinase (FLT3) mutated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who are refractory to or have relapsed after first-line AML therapy as shown with overall survival (OS) compared... expand

The purpose of this study is to determine the clinical benefit of ASP2215 therapy in patients with FMS-like tyrosine kinase (FLT3) mutated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who are refractory to or have relapsed after first-line AML therapy as shown with overall survival (OS) compared to salvage chemotherapy, and to determine the efficacy of ASP2215 therapy as assessed by the rate of complete remission and complete remission with partial hematological recovery (CR/CRh) in these patients. This study will also determine the overall efficacy in event-free survival (EFS) and complete remission (CR) rate of ASP2215 compared to salvage chemotherapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2015

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Observational Cohort Study of Patients With Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC)
Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc. Prostate Cancer Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer Metastatic Prostate Cancer
The purpose of this study is to describe patterns of care in CRPC patients, as well as health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcomes associated with CRPC and its management. This study will also describe factors influencing treatment decisions including reason(s) for treatment... expand

The purpose of this study is to describe patterns of care in CRPC patients, as well as health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcomes associated with CRPC and its management. This study will also describe factors influencing treatment decisions including reason(s) for treatment choices and triggers for treatment changes for CRPC as well as describe clinical outcomes based on patient characteristics.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Mar 2015

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Comparison of Standard Isolation With Targeted Isolation for Preventing Nosocomial Transmission of MRSA...
Vanderbilt University Medical Center MRSA VRE Infection
Hospital-acquired infections are common and frequently lead to poor outcomes, including death, in affected patients. Two common organisms that cause infections in the hospital are methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE).... expand

Hospital-acquired infections are common and frequently lead to poor outcomes, including death, in affected patients. Two common organisms that cause infections in the hospital are methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE). One strategy used to prevent these infections is contact isolation of hospitalized patients with MRSA and/or VRE. It is unclear whether contact isolation decreases the rate of infection with MRSA and/or VRE. The CONTACT-PILOT study is designed to test the hypothesis that contact isolation decreases the rate of infection with MRSA and/or VRE in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). The study will enroll all adults in the Medical ICU and will run between September 2017 and April 2018. During some months, all patients in the Medical ICU patients will be placed in isolation for MRSA or VRE if they have a current infection or colonization with either organism, or a recent history thereof. During other months, patients will only be placed in isolation for MRSA or VRE if they have an active, highly-transmissible infection with either organism, such as a pneumonia or an open, draining wound.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2017

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CGM Intervention in Teens and Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)
Jaeb Center for Health Research Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Adolescents and young adults with T1D and poor glycemic control (age 14-< 25 years, T1D duration >12 months, HbA1c 7.5-<11.0%, using an insulin pump or MDI)) will be randomly assigned to either CGM or BGM. Sample size will be 150. The primary outcome assessment will be HbA1c... expand

Adolescents and young adults with T1D and poor glycemic control (age 14-< 25 years, T1D duration >12 months, HbA1c 7.5-<11.0%, using an insulin pump or MDI)) will be randomly assigned to either CGM or BGM. Sample size will be 150. The primary outcome assessment will be HbA1c after 6 months. Secondary outcomes will include HbA1c, CGM metrics (control group will wear blinded CGM at 13 and 24 weeks), and quality of life measures. The randomized trial will be followed by a 6-month extension study during which the RCT control group will initiate CGM and the RCT CGM group will continue CGM.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2018

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Vagal Stimulation in POTS
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
The purpose of this study is to investigate how the electrical stimulation of a nerve in the skin of the earlobe (transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation), alone or in combination with two medications (galantamine and pyridostigmine), affects the way the autonomic (involuntary)... expand

The purpose of this study is to investigate how the electrical stimulation of a nerve in the skin of the earlobe (transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation), alone or in combination with two medications (galantamine and pyridostigmine), affects the way the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system controls heart rhythm, symptoms on standing, and inflammatory markers in female patients with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS). The study consists of 2 parts: a screening (1-2 study days), and 3 testing days. The study will take 5 days total and about 16 participants will be screened for the study. The investigators estimate 13 will be eligible to participate in all of the study days.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2017

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COgnitive and Physical Exercise (COPE) Prehabilitation Pilot Feasibility Study
Vanderbilt University Cognitive Impairment Physical Impairment Postoperative Complications
Cognitive and functional impairment are debilitating problems for survivors of major surgery. Efforts to modify medical treatments to prevent such impairment are ongoing and may yet yield significant benefits. An area in need of study is whether building patients' cognitive and... expand

Cognitive and functional impairment are debilitating problems for survivors of major surgery. Efforts to modify medical treatments to prevent such impairment are ongoing and may yet yield significant benefits. An area in need of study is whether building patients' cognitive and physical reserve through a prescribed program of cognitive and physical exercise before the physiological insult (a prehabilitation effort) can improve long-term outcomes. Prehabilitation efforts before surgery thus far have focused on preemptive physical therapy to improve post-surgical functional outcomes. No work, however, has been done to attenuate the cognitive decline commonly seen after surgical illness by exercising the brain before the surgical insult. Cognitive prehabilitation is a novel therapeutic approach that applies well-understood techniques derived from brain plasticity research. Our approach is bolstered by data that demonstrate that cognitive training programs are effective and have a very high likelihood of fostering improvement in patient outcomes across a range of populations. It is not yet known if these programs can improve cognitive reserve, allowing patients' minds to better manage the acute stress of surgery and hospitalization. The primary aim of this pilot study is to evaluate the feasibility of cognitive and physical prehabilitation training in adult patients undergoing major non-cardiac surgery who are at risk for postoperative cognitive and functional decline. The secondary aim is to study the effects of cognitive and physical prehabilitation training on cognitive abilities, functional status, and quality of life after surgery.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

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