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Esophageal Monitoring Device for Assessing Mucosal Impedance
Vanderbilt University GERD Esophagitis
The investigators are looking at a novel approach to measuring gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) damage and reducing the need for costly and less optimal testing presently used for diagnostic and treatment purposes. The investigators will be using three custom mucosal impedance... expand

The investigators are looking at a novel approach to measuring gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) damage and reducing the need for costly and less optimal testing presently used for diagnostic and treatment purposes. The investigators will be using three custom mucosal impedance (MI) catheters, each designed to measure at slightly different spacing on the esophagus.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Mar 2012

open study

Study of the Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of KPT-8602 in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory Cancer...
Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma (RRMM) Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (mCRC) Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer (mCRPC) Higher Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome (HR-MDS)
This is a first-in-human, multi-center, open-label clinical study with separate dose escalation (Phase 1) and expansion (Phase 2) stages to assess preliminary safety, tolerability, and efficacy of the second generation oral XPO1 inhibitor KPT-8602 in patients with relapsed/refractory... expand

This is a first-in-human, multi-center, open-label clinical study with separate dose escalation (Phase 1) and expansion (Phase 2) stages to assess preliminary safety, tolerability, and efficacy of the second generation oral XPO1 inhibitor KPT-8602 in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (MM), metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), and higher risk myelodysplastic syndrome (HR-MDS). Dose escalation and dose expansion may be included for all parts of the study as determined by ongoing study results. This study is currently closed for enrollment for patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (MM), metastatic or colorectal cancer (mCRC), and metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2016

open study

Study Evaluating KTE-C19 in Pediatric and Adolescent Subjects With Relapsed/Refractory B-precursor Acute...
Kite, A Gilead Company Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
The primary objectives of this study are to evaluate the safety and efficacy of KTE-C19 in pediatric and adolescent participants with relapsed/refractory (r/r) B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). expand

The primary objectives of this study are to evaluate the safety and efficacy of KTE-C19 in pediatric and adolescent participants with relapsed/refractory (r/r) B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

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Myocardial Perfusion, Oxidative Metabolism, and Fibrosis in HFpEF
Marvin W. Kronenberg, M.D. Heart Failure, Diastolic Diastolic Heart Failure Hypertension
Unlike heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) where several medicines and devices have been demonstrated to reduce mortality, no such therapies have been identified in HFpEF. This may be in part due to incomplete understanding of the underlying mechanisms of HFpEF.... expand

Unlike heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) where several medicines and devices have been demonstrated to reduce mortality, no such therapies have been identified in HFpEF. This may be in part due to incomplete understanding of the underlying mechanisms of HFpEF. Recently, impaired myocardial blood flow, reduced myocardial energy utilization, and increased myocardial fibrosis have been postulated to play important pathophysiologic roles in HFpEF. The investigators and others have demonstrated that HFrEF may be associated with altered myocardial energy utilization and "energy starvation." However, there are limited data regarding "energy starvation" in HFpEF and the relationships between myocardial blood flow, energy utilization, and fibrosis in HFpEF are largely unknown. Therefore, the purposes of this study are to use non-invasive cardiac imaging techniques to describe cardiac structure, function, blood flow, energetics, and fibrosis, and the relationships between these in order to better understand underlying mechanisms in HFpEF.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2015

open study

Yttrium Y 90 Resin Microspheres Data Collection in Unresectable Liver Cancer: the RESIN Study
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Localized Non-Resectable Adult Liver Carcinoma
This research registry studies Yttrium Y 90 resin microspheres in collecting data from patients with liver cancer not capable of being removed by surgery (unresectable) for the radiation-emitting Selective Internal Radiation-Spheres (SIR-spheres) in non-resectable (RESIN) liver... expand

This research registry studies Yttrium Y 90 resin microspheres in collecting data from patients with liver cancer not capable of being removed by surgery (unresectable) for the radiation-emitting Selective Internal Radiation-Spheres (SIR-spheres) in non-resectable (RESIN) liver tumor registry. The information generated will help doctors better understand treatment patterns involving Y90 therapy, gain additional insights in the long-term outcomes for patients, as well as guide future research for using Y90 therapy, especially for those conditions where data is currently very limited or lacking.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jul 2015

open study

Zoster Eye Disease Study
NYU Langone Health Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
This is a multi-center, randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial of suppressive valacyclovir for one year in immunocompetent study participants with an episode of dendriform epithelial keratitis, stromal keratitis, endothelial keratitis, and/or iritis due... expand

This is a multi-center, randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial of suppressive valacyclovir for one year in immunocompetent study participants with an episode of dendriform epithelial keratitis, stromal keratitis, endothelial keratitis, and/or iritis due to Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus (HZO) in the year prior to enrollment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

RelayPro Thoracic Stent-Graft in Subjects With Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Penetrating Atherosclerotic...
Bolton Medical Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
Investigate the safety and effectiveness of the RelayPro Thoracic Stent-Grafts in subjects with thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA) and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers (PAU) of the descending thoracic aorta. expand

Investigate the safety and effectiveness of the RelayPro Thoracic Stent-Grafts in subjects with thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA) and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers (PAU) of the descending thoracic aorta.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

open study

Topiramate for Cryptogenic Sensory Peripheral Neuropathy in Metabolic Syndrome (CSPN)
Virginia Commonwealth University 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) who... 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

Expanded Indications in the Adult Cochlear Implant Population
Med-El Corporation Hearing Loss, Sensorineural
The purpose of this investigation is to expand FDA-approved labeling for MED-EL cochlear implants to include adults who have moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss and obtain limited benefit from appropriately fit hearing aids. expand

The purpose of this investigation is to expand FDA-approved labeling for MED-EL cochlear implants to include adults who have moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss and obtain limited benefit from appropriately fit hearing aids.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

open study

Nivolumab in Treating Patients With Localized Kidney Cancer Undergoing Nephrectomy
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm in Lymph Node Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm in the Adrenal Gland Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm in the Lung Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm in the Pancreas Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm in the Skin
This phase III trial compares nephrectomy (surgery to remove a kidney or part of a kidney) with or without nivolumab in treating patients with kidney cancer that is limited to a certain part of the body (localized). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab,... expand

This phase III trial compares nephrectomy (surgery to remove a kidney or part of a kidney) with or without nivolumab in treating patients with kidney cancer that is limited to a certain part of the body (localized). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving nivolumab before nephrectomy may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed, and after nephrectomy to increase survival. It is not yet known whether nivolumab and nephrectomy is more effective than nephrectomy alone in treating patients with kidney cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

open study

Abatacept for the Treatment of Relapsing, Non-Severe, Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Wegener's)
University of South Florida Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Wegener's) Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis Wegener's Granulomatosis ANCA-Associated Vasculitis
Multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of abatacept to achieve sustained glucocorticoid-free remission in patients with relapsing non-severe granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) (GPA) . Participants will be randomized... expand

Multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of abatacept to achieve sustained glucocorticoid-free remission in patients with relapsing non-severe granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) (GPA) . Participants will be randomized 1:1 to receive either abatacept 125 mg or placebo administered by subcutaneous injection once a week. Participants will continue on study treatment for a minimum of 12 months unless they experience a disease relapse or disease flare. Participants who experience a non-severe disease relapse, non-severe disease worsening, or who have not achieved remission by month 6 will have the option of entering an open-label trial period whereby they would receive open-label abatacept.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2015

open study

Illuminating Neuropsychological Dysfunction and Systemic Inflammatory Mechanisms Gleaned After Hospitalization...
Vanderbilt University Medical Center 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 Study... 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

A Study of Autologous Neo-Kidney Augment™ (NKA) in Patients With Diabetic Chronic Kidney Disease
inRegen Diabetic Chronic Kidney Disease
Therapeutic intervention with NKA is intended to delay the need for renal replacement therapy (dialysis or transplant) which, based on the current standard of care, is inevitable for patients with end stage CKD. The purpose of the present study is to assess the safety and efficacy... expand

Therapeutic intervention with NKA is intended to delay the need for renal replacement therapy (dialysis or transplant) which, based on the current standard of care, is inevitable for patients with end stage CKD. The purpose of the present study is to assess the safety and efficacy of up to 2 injections of NKA given 6 months (+4 weeks) apart (maximum).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

open study

External Influences Upon Ocular Homeostasis
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Intraocular Pressure
Our experiments are designed to test the overall hypothesis that position-dependent or water-dependent intra-ocular pressure (IOP) spikes occur in humans, and that these challenge ocular homeostasis. expand

Our experiments are designed to test the overall hypothesis that position-dependent or water-dependent intra-ocular pressure (IOP) spikes occur in humans, and that these challenge ocular homeostasis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2006

open study

Mechanisms of Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Familial Interstitial Pneumonia
This a prospective, longitudinal study of first-degree family members of patients diagnosed with familial interstitial pneumonia (FIP). FIP is the familial form of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which is defined as 2 or more bloodline relatives which have a diagnosis of... expand

This a prospective, longitudinal study of first-degree family members of patients diagnosed with familial interstitial pneumonia (FIP). FIP is the familial form of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which is defined as 2 or more bloodline relatives which have a diagnosis of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP). The most common form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia in FIP families is IPF (approximately 70%). The inheritance pattern in FIP is consistent with autosomal dominant inheritance with incomplete penetrance. Therefore, individuals in this study have approximately 50% risk of carrying a disease-associated allele. The causative gene is currently only known approximately 20% of families. The main goal of this longitudinal study is to better establish the natural history of FIP and to identify risk factors for later development of symptomatic disease. The investigators' plan is to follow these at-risk individuals with yearly questionnaires and planned in person 5 year follow-ups through age 70 or until they develop symptomatic FIP.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2009

open study

DS-3201b for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) or Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Acute
This research study tests an investigational drug called DS-3201b. An investigational drug is a medication that is still being studied and has not yet been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA allows DS-3201b to be used only in research. It... expand

This research study tests an investigational drug called DS-3201b. An investigational drug is a medication that is still being studied and has not yet been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA allows DS-3201b to be used only in research. It is not known if DS-3201b will work or not. This study consists of two parts. The first part (Part 1) is a dose escalation that will enroll subjects with AML or ALL that did not respond or no longer respond to previous standard therapy. The purpose of Part 1 of this research study is to determine the highest dose a patient can tolerate or recommended dose of DS-3201b that can be given to subjects with AML or ALL. Once the highest tolerable dose is determined, additional subjects will be enrolled at that dose into Part 2 of the study.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

Effect of TTFields (150 kHz) in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patients With 1-10 Brain Metastases...
NovoCure Ltd. Brain Metastases From Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
The study is a prospective, randomized controlled phase III trial, to test the efficacy, safety and neurocognitive outcomes of advanced NSCLC patients, following stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for 1-10 brain metastases, treated with NovoTTF-100M compared to supportive treatment... expand

The study is a prospective, randomized controlled phase III trial, to test the efficacy, safety and neurocognitive outcomes of advanced NSCLC patients, following stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for 1-10 brain metastases, treated with NovoTTF-100M compared to supportive treatment alone. The device is an experimental, portable, battery operated device for chronic administration of alternating electric fields (termed TTFields or TTF) to the region of the malignant tumor, by means of surface, insulated electrode arrays.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2016

open study

A Study of Autologous Neo-Kidney Augment™ (NKA) in Type 2 Diabetics With Chronic Kidney Disease
inRegen Diabetic Chronic Kidney Disease
Multi-center, prospective, open-label, randomized, double-arm, deferred treatment study whereby eligible subjects will be randomized 1:1 after kidney biopsy to receive up to 2 injections of NKA (made from expanded autologous selected renal cells) into the biopsied kidney beginning... expand

Multi-center, prospective, open-label, randomized, double-arm, deferred treatment study whereby eligible subjects will be randomized 1:1 after kidney biopsy to receive up to 2 injections of NKA (made from expanded autologous selected renal cells) into the biopsied kidney beginning as soon as NKA can be prepared, or the same series of up to 2 injections given 6 months (+4 weeks) apart beginning 12 months after renal biopsy

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2016

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

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Peripheral Venous Analysis (PIVA) for Predicting Volume Responsiveness and Fluid Status
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Distributive Shock Hypotension and Shock Decompensated Congestive Heart Failure Atrial Fibrillation
The aim of this study is to determine the effects of fluid alternations, hemodynamic changes, mechanical ventilation, pharmacologic agents, positional changes, and comorbidities on the Peripheral Intravenous waveform Analysis (PIVA) signal. expand

The aim of this study is to determine the effects of fluid alternations, hemodynamic changes, mechanical ventilation, pharmacologic agents, positional changes, and comorbidities on the Peripheral Intravenous waveform Analysis (PIVA) signal.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2018

open study

Safety and Tolerability of TAR-200 and Nivolumab in Subjects With Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer
Taris Biomedical LLC Bladder Cancer TNM Staging Primary Tumor (T) T2 Bladder Cancer TNM Staging Primary Tumor (T) T2A Bladder Cancer TNM Staging Primary Tumor (T) T2B Bladder Cancer TNM Staging Primary Tumor (T) T3 Bladder Cancer TNM Staging Primary Tumor (T) T3A
The purpose of this study is to determine if TAR-200, an investigational drug delivery system, in combination with nivolumab is safe and tolerable in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) who are scheduled for radical cystectomy (RC) during an 84-day dosing cycle... expand

The purpose of this study is to determine if TAR-200, an investigational drug delivery system, in combination with nivolumab is safe and tolerable in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) who are scheduled for radical cystectomy (RC) during an 84-day dosing cycle induction period comprised of four consecutive 21-day dosing cycles.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2019

open study

Larotrectinib in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma,...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm NTRK1 Fusion Positive NTRK2 Fusion Positive NTRK3 Fusion Positive Recurrent Childhood Ependymoma
This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well larotrectinib works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with NTRK fusions that have spread to other places in the body and have come back or do not respond to treatment. Larotrectinib... expand

This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well larotrectinib works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with NTRK fusions that have spread to other places in the body and have come back or do not respond to treatment. Larotrectinib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

open study

Registry for Participants With Short Bowel Syndrome
Shire Short Bowel Syndrome
This is a global prospective, observational, multi-center registry to evaluate the long-term safety profile for participants with short bowel syndrome (SBS) who are treated with teduglutide in a routine clinical setting. The registry will also evaluate the long-term clinical... expand

This is a global prospective, observational, multi-center registry to evaluate the long-term safety profile for participants with short bowel syndrome (SBS) who are treated with teduglutide in a routine clinical setting. The registry will also evaluate the long-term clinical outcomes in participants with SBS. SBS participants treated and not treated with teduglutide will be enrolled.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Jun 2014

open study

Evaluation of the PK and PD of Ganciclovir (GCV) in Premature Infants Receiving Treatment for CMV Infection
University of Alabama at Birmingham Cytomegalovirus Infections
This is a clinical sampling study, and no study drugs will be administered under this protocol. Premature infants who receive intravenous ganciclovir as part of clinical care will be eligible for participation in this study. Intravenous ganciclovir will not be provided under... expand

This is a clinical sampling study, and no study drugs will be administered under this protocol. Premature infants who receive intravenous ganciclovir as part of clinical care will be eligible for participation in this study. Intravenous ganciclovir will not be provided under this protocol.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2013

open study

A Safety and Tolerability Study of INCAGN02385 in Select Advanced Malignancies
Incyte Biosciences International Sàrl Cervical Cancer Microsatellite Instability (MSI)-High Endometrial Cancer Gastric Cancer (Including Stomach and Gastroesophageal Junction [GEJ]) Esophageal Cancer Hepatocellular Carcinoma
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety, tolerability, and preliminary efficacy of INCAGN02385 in participants with advanced malignancies. expand

The purpose of this study is to determine the safety, tolerability, and preliminary efficacy of INCAGN02385 in participants with advanced malignancies.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2018

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