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282 matching studies

Condition of Interest
REDUCE LAP-HF TRIAL II
Heart Failure
Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized Controlled, Blinded Trial, with a Non-implant Control group; 1:1 randomization. expand

Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized Controlled, Blinded Trial, with a Non-implant Control group; 1:1 randomization.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2017

open study

Collecting and Analyzing Tissue Samples From Patients Undergoing Surgery for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer
RATIONALE: Studying samples of tumor tissue from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that may occur in RNA and identify biomarkers related to cancer. PURPOSE: This research study is collecting and analyzing lung tissue samples from... expand

RATIONALE: Studying samples of tumor tissue from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that may occur in RNA and identify biomarkers related to cancer. PURPOSE: This research study is collecting and analyzing lung tissue samples from patients undergoing surgery for non-small cell lung cancer.

Type: Observational

Start Date: May 2001

open study

Phase ll Study of Pirfenidone in Patients With RAILD (TRAIL1)
Rheumatoid Arthritis Interstitial Lung Disease
The purpose of this study is to to assess the safety and tolerability of pirfenidone 2403 mg/day for the treatment of RA-associated interstitial lung disease. expand

The purpose of this study is to to assess the safety and tolerability of pirfenidone 2403 mg/day for the treatment of RA-associated interstitial lung disease.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2017

open study

Adenosine Contrast CorrELations in Evaluating RevAscularizaTION
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
The purpose of this study is to compare FFR measurements done with adenosine to FFR measurements done with contrast, where the contrast is injected using the ACIST CVi automated contrast injector. The ACCELERATION study will support a safer approach to FFR for patients by potentially... expand

The purpose of this study is to compare FFR measurements done with adenosine to FFR measurements done with contrast, where the contrast is injected using the ACIST CVi automated contrast injector. The ACCELERATION study will support a safer approach to FFR for patients by potentially reducing toxic drug exposure (adenosine). The 2 main objectives of the study are: 1. Perform a methods comparison between cFFR and the reference standard aFFR, where cFFR is performed using an automated injector with a standardized volume and rate of delivery of contrast with known osmolality. 2. Evaluate the association between final post-PCI FFR and long-term clinical outcomes. The long-term clinical outcomes will include TVR and composite MACE (death, MI, and TVR) at 30 days and 1 year.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2019

open study

Dapagliflozin in PRESERVED Ejection Fraction Heart Failure
Chronic Heart Failure With Preserved Systolic Function
The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of dapagliflozin, as compared with placebo, on heart failure, disease specific biomarkers, symptoms, health status and quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure with preserved systolic function. expand

The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of dapagliflozin, as compared with placebo, on heart failure, disease specific biomarkers, symptoms, health status and quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure with preserved systolic function.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

Pulmonary Vascular Disease Phenomics Program PVDOMICS
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
It is recognized that patients with various forms of heart and lung disease exhibit varying degrees of pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary vascular remodeling, and right ventricular dysfunction. The genetic, molecular, and cellular processes driving these phenomena are not well... expand

It is recognized that patients with various forms of heart and lung disease exhibit varying degrees of pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary vascular remodeling, and right ventricular dysfunction. The genetic, molecular, and cellular processes driving these phenomena are not well understood. Rapid advances in high throughput omic methodology, combined with powerful bioinformatics and network biology capability, have created the opportunity to conduct studies that broadly search for homologies and differences across the spectrum of disease states associated with pulmonary hypertension, and determinants of the spectrum of right ventricular compensation that accompanies these conditions

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

Phase 1 Study Of PF-06863135, A BCMA- CD3 Bispecific Ab, In Relapse/ Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Multiple Myeloma
To assess the safety and tolerability at increasing dose levels of PF-06863135 in patients with relapse/ refractory multiple myeloma in order to determine the maximum tolerated dose and select the recommended Phase 2 dose. expand

To assess the safety and tolerability at increasing dose levels of PF-06863135 in patients with relapse/ refractory multiple myeloma in order to determine the maximum tolerated dose and select the recommended Phase 2 dose.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

Molecular Predictors of Cancer in Patients at High Risk of Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer
RATIONALE: Using samples of blood, urine, sputum, and lung tissue from patients at high risk of cancer for laboratory studies may help doctors learn more about changes that may occur in DNA and identify biomarkers related to cancer. PURPOSE: This research study is looking at... expand

RATIONALE: Using samples of blood, urine, sputum, and lung tissue from patients at high risk of cancer for laboratory studies may help doctors learn more about changes that may occur in DNA and identify biomarkers related to cancer. PURPOSE: This research study is looking at molecular predictors of cancer in patients at high risk of lung cancer.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Dec 2003

open study

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry
Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry will collect data on at least 2,000 patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) at approximately 40 clinical sites in the US. The Registry is targeting enrollment of approximately 60% of the 2,000 ILD participants to have idiopathic... expand

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry will collect data on at least 2,000 patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) at approximately 40 clinical sites in the US. The Registry is targeting enrollment of approximately 60% of the 2,000 ILD participants to have idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The aim of the Registry is to create a cohort of well-characterized patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) for participation in retrospective and prospective research

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Mar 2016

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Trial Comparing Cosmetic Outcomes of Pediatric Laceration Closure Using Skin Glue, Medical Tape Versus...
Laceration
There are several methods of closing a skin cut: stitches, skin glue, and medical tape. Stitches have been used for a long time to close skin cuts. Skin glue (invented in the 1970s) and medical tape (invented in the 1960s) are two newer methods to close skin cuts. The purpose... expand

There are several methods of closing a skin cut: stitches, skin glue, and medical tape. Stitches have been used for a long time to close skin cuts. Skin glue (invented in the 1970s) and medical tape (invented in the 1960s) are two newer methods to close skin cuts. The purpose of this study is to find out which method (stitches, skin glue, or medical tape) of closing skin cuts results in the least amount of scarring. Other things the investigators will be looking at are which method is the cheapest, which causes the least pain, which requires the least amount of sedation, and which method patients and parents like the best.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2017

open study

Tracking Outcomes and Practice in Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension
Hypertension, Pulmonary
The TOPP-2 registry is an international, non-interventional, prospective registry including children and adolescents newly diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension (PH) to gain further insights in the disease course and long-term outcome of PH in childhood. Patients will undergo... expand

The TOPP-2 registry is an international, non-interventional, prospective registry including children and adolescents newly diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension (PH) to gain further insights in the disease course and long-term outcome of PH in childhood. Patients will undergo clinical assessments and receive standard medical care, as determined by treating physicians in their daily clinical practice. The TOPP-2 registry is specifically designed to capture the variables that have been proposed as treatment goals in PePH and the reasons for changes in treatment strategy. The TOPP-2 registry uses the new clinical classification of PH as outlined at the 5th World Symposium for Pulmonary Hypertension (WSPH) in Nice 2013 and includes new characterizations for children with PH. The registry is planned and implemented under the scientific leadership of the Association for Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension (PePH), independently from the financial sponsors. At least 200 of the enrolled patients will have a follow-up period of 3 years.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Aug 2015

open study

Study of BGB-290 or Placebo in Patients With Advanced or Inoperable Gastric Cancer
Advanced or Inoperable Gastric Cancer
This study will enroll subjects with previously-treated advanced or inoperable gastric cancer who have responded to first line platinum therapy into two treatment arms. In Arm A subjects will receive BGB-290; in Arm B subjects will receive placebo. The purpose of this study is to... expand

This study will enroll subjects with previously-treated advanced or inoperable gastric cancer who have responded to first line platinum therapy into two treatment arms. In Arm A subjects will receive BGB-290; in Arm B subjects will receive placebo. The purpose of this study is to show that BGB-290 (versus placebo) will improve progression-free survival (PFS) in subjects with advanced or inoperable gastric cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2018

open study

A Registry for Patients Taking Uptravi
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
This is a US multi-center, prospective, real world, observational drug registry enrolling patients actively treated with Uptravi. Participating patients will be followed prospectively for a maximum of 18 months from the date of enrollment into the registry. expand

This is a US multi-center, prospective, real world, observational drug registry enrolling patients actively treated with Uptravi. Participating patients will be followed prospectively for a maximum of 18 months from the date of enrollment into the registry.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Nov 2016

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Non-Myeloablative Conditioning and Bone Marrow Transplantation
Sickle Cell Disease Hemoglobinopathies
Allogeneic blood or marrow transplantation (alloBMT) is a curative therapy for a variety of hematologic disorders, including sickle cell disease and thalassemia. Even when it is clear that alloBMT can give to these patients an improvement in their disease, myeloablative transplants... expand

Allogeneic blood or marrow transplantation (alloBMT) is a curative therapy for a variety of hematologic disorders, including sickle cell disease and thalassemia. Even when it is clear that alloBMT can give to these patients an improvement in their disease, myeloablative transplants have important toxicities and mortalities associated. The lack of suitable donors continues to be a limit to access to transplantation. Substantial progress has been made recently in the development of pre-treatment regimens that facilitate the sustained engraftment of donor marrow with reduced toxicity. Most of these regimens incorporate highly immunosuppressive drugs, which allow the reduction or elimination of myeloablative agents or total body irradiation without endangering the sustained engraftment of HLA-identical allogeneic stem cells. Preliminary results of non-myeloablative allogeneic stem cell transplantation suggest that the procedure can be performed in patients who are ineligible for myeloablative alloBMT, and that sustained remissions of several hematologic malignancies can be obtained.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2013

open study

Role of Genetics in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
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

Standard or Comprehensive Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Previously...
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

Active Surveillance, Bleomycin, Carboplatin, Etoposide, or Cisplatin in Treating Pediatric and Adult...
Childhood Extracranial Germ Cell Tumor Extragonadal Embryonal Carcinoma Germ Cell Tumor Malignant Germ Cell Tumor Malignant Ovarian Teratoma
This phase III trial studies how well active surveillance, bleomycin, carboplatin, etoposide, or cisplatin work in treating pediatric and adult patients with germ cell tumors. Active surveillance may help doctors to monitor subjects with low risk germ cell tumors after their... expand

This phase III trial studies how well active surveillance, bleomycin, carboplatin, etoposide, or cisplatin work in treating pediatric and adult patients with germ cell tumors. Active surveillance may help doctors to monitor subjects with low risk germ cell tumors after their tumor is removed. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as bleomycin, carboplatin, etoposide, and cisplatin, 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.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

open study

Comparison of Methods for Prevention of Urinary Tract Infection Following Botox Injection
Overactive Bladder Urinary Tract Infections
Injection of OnabotulinumtoxinA (BTX-A) into the bladder is a widely used treatment option for patients with overactive bladder who have failed medical therapy. Urinary tract infection is the most common side effect of this procedure and therefore antibiotics are given around... expand

Injection of OnabotulinumtoxinA (BTX-A) into the bladder is a widely used treatment option for patients with overactive bladder who have failed medical therapy. Urinary tract infection is the most common side effect of this procedure and therefore antibiotics are given around the time of injection in order to prevent these events. While antibiotics are commonly given at the time of injection, the duration of these antibiotic regimens are variable. The investigators propose a study to investigate different antibiotic protocols and their affect on the rate of urinary tract infection after injection.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2018

open study

Registry for Participants With Short Bowel Syndrome
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

Phase I/II Eval Safety & Prelim Activity Nivolumab Comb W/Vorolanib Pts W/Refractory Thoracic Tumors
Thymic Carcinoma Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Refractory Thoracic Tumors Small-Cell Lung Cancer
This is a two-agent, open-label, non-randomized, Phase 1/2 dose escalation and dose expansion study of combinatorial oral vorolanib plus infusional nivolumab in patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer naïve to checkpoint inhibitor therapy, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer who have... expand

This is a two-agent, open-label, non-randomized, Phase 1/2 dose escalation and dose expansion study of combinatorial oral vorolanib plus infusional nivolumab in patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer naïve to checkpoint inhibitor therapy, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer who have progressed on checkpoint inhibitor therapy, Small Cell Lung Cancer ( who have progressed on platinum-based chemotherapy, and thymic carcinoma.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2018

open study

An Open-Label, Dose-Escalation/Dose-Expansion Safety Study of INCB059872 in Subjects With Advanced Malignancies
Solid Tumors and Hematologic Malignancy
This is an open-label, dose-escalation/dose-expansion study of INCB059872 in subjects with advanced malignancies. The study will be conducted in 4 parts. Part 1 (mono therapy dose escalation) will determine the recommended dose(s) of INCB059872 for dose expansion, based on maximum... expand

This is an open-label, dose-escalation/dose-expansion study of INCB059872 in subjects with advanced malignancies. The study will be conducted in 4 parts. Part 1 (mono therapy dose escalation) will determine the recommended dose(s) of INCB059872 for dose expansion, based on maximum tolerated dose and/or a tolerated pharmacologically active dose. Part 2 (dose expansion) will further determine the safety, tolerability, efficacy, PK, and PD of the selected monotherapy dose(s) in AML/MDS, SCLC, myelofibrosis, Ewing sarcoma, and poorly differentiated neuroendocrine tumors. Part 3 will determine the recommended dose(s) of INCB059872 in combination with azacitadine and all-trans retinoic acid in AML and in combination with nivolumab in SCLC. Part 4 will further determine the safety, tolerability, efficacy, PK, and PD of the selected combination dose(s) in Part 3.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2016

open study

Connectivity Affecting the Antidepressant REsponse Study
Major Depressive Disorder
It can be difficult to achieve remission in individuals with late-life depression (LLD) and they often require aggressive treatment. This challenge is in part due to age-related vascular changes that are common in LLD. Successful antidepressant treatment involve changes across... expand

It can be difficult to achieve remission in individuals with late-life depression (LLD) and they often require aggressive treatment. This challenge is in part due to age-related vascular changes that are common in LLD. Successful antidepressant treatment involve changes across affective, cognitive, and default mode networks. We hypothesize that in LLD, vascular disease adversely affects response to antidepressants by disrupting connectivity of these networks. The primary goal of this project is to characterize how focal vascular damage affects regional connectivity and response to antidepressants. Based on past work and pilot data, we a priori focus on the cingulum bundle and uncinate fasciculus. These key fiber bundles connect frontal, temporal, and cingulate regions involved in cognition and affective responses. Our central hypothesis is that ischemic damage to the cingulum bundle and uncinate fasciculus contributes to structural and functional connectivity deficits of those tracts. This results in a disconnection effect that alters the function of connected regions. In turn, this increases the risk of a poor response to antidepressants. Our approach is to enroll up to 130 adults over age 60 years with a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder. Subjects will complete clinical evaluation, cognitive testing, and MRI/functional MRI (fMRI) sessions, including an fMRI emotional oddball task that includes attentional and affective components. Participants will be stratified by cerebral lesion severity and randomized in a 2:1 ratio to a double-blinded 8-week trial of escitalopram or matching placebo. Those who do not remit will transition to an 8-week trial of open-label bupropion, an antidepressant with a different mechanism of action. This will allow us to determine if different and distinct circuit deficits affect response to antidepressants with different mechanisms of action while also accounting for the placebo response.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2015

open study

Norepinephrine Transporter Blockade, Autonomic Failure (NETAF)
Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension
Drug therapy for patients suffering from autonomic failure and neurogenic orthostatic hypotension are scarce and not effective. If left untreated, these patients have the highest risk of syncope, falls and fall-related injuries. The proposed study will determine the clinical... expand

Drug therapy for patients suffering from autonomic failure and neurogenic orthostatic hypotension are scarce and not effective. If left untreated, these patients have the highest risk of syncope, falls and fall-related injuries. The proposed study will determine the clinical benefit of a commercially available drug, atomoxetine, to reduce symptoms associated with neurogenic orthostatic hypotension in patients with autonomic failure.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2016

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Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
Patients with POTS experience significant gastrointestinal symptoms. Current evidence suggesting that abnormal post-ganglionic sympathetic function could play a role in the pathophysiology of these GI abnormalities. Sympathetic fiber regulate motor and the postprandial GI peptides... expand

Patients with POTS experience significant gastrointestinal symptoms. Current evidence suggesting that abnormal post-ganglionic sympathetic function could play a role in the pathophysiology of these GI abnormalities. Sympathetic fiber regulate motor and the postprandial GI peptides secretion. The focus of the present proposal is to determine glucose homeostasis, GI motility, and their association with GI and cardiovascular symptoms in POTS patients versus healthy controls. Furthermore, we will determine differences in these outcomes in POTS patients with and without evidence of postganglionic sympathetic fiber neuropathy. As a long-term goal, this study can lead us to understand the pathophysiology of common co-morbidities in patients with POTS to provide new treatment approaches and prevention strategies.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jun 2017

open study

REmodeling the Left Ventricle With Atrial Modulated Pacing
Heart Failure
New therapy tested in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) patients with approved indications for pacing to determine if elevated pacing therapy is tolerated and whether there is a signal for efficacy. expand

New therapy tested in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) patients with approved indications for pacing to determine if elevated pacing therapy is tolerated and whether there is a signal for efficacy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2017

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