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Condition of Interest
Metabolic Effects of Angiotensin-(1-7)
Obesity Insulin Resistance Hypertension Metabolic Cardiovascular Syndrome
The overall purpose of this study is to learn more about the metabolic effects of angiotensin-(1-7) in the insulin resistant state associated with obesity. Pharmacologic approaches to increase angiotensin-(1-7) levels or its actions are currently in development for treatment... expand

The overall purpose of this study is to learn more about the metabolic effects of angiotensin-(1-7) in the insulin resistant state associated with obesity. Pharmacologic approaches to increase angiotensin-(1-7) levels or its actions are currently in development for treatment of metabolic-related diseases such as obesity and type II diabetes, based on findings from animal studies. It is unclear if this peptide contributes to the regulation of metabolism in humans. The investigators will test if angiotensin-(1-7) infusion can improve insulin sensitivity measured by hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp methods in individuals with obesity and insulin resistance. The investigators will also examine for changes in blood pressure and related hemodynamic and hormonal changes following angiotensin-(1-7) infusion.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

open study

American Lung Association (ALA) Lung Health Cohort
Lung Diseases
The ALA-LHC is a longitudinal, multi-center cohort study that will enroll approximately 4,000 young adults between the ages of 25-35 who do not have severe lung disease. The overarching objective of the ALA-LHC is to establish a national cohort of young adults for the purpose of... expand

The ALA-LHC is a longitudinal, multi-center cohort study that will enroll approximately 4,000 young adults between the ages of 25-35 who do not have severe lung disease. The overarching objective of the ALA-LHC is to establish a national cohort of young adults for the purpose of defining lung health and developing targets to intercept chronic lung disease at its earliest stages.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Oct 2021

open study

AHEAD 3-45 Study: A Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Treatment With Lecanemab in Participants...
Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease Early Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease
The primary purpose of this study is to determine whether treatment with lecanemab is superior to placebo on change from baseline of the Preclinical Alzheimer Cognitive Composite 5 (PACC5) at 216 weeks of treatment (A45 Trial) and to determine whether treatment with lecanemab... expand

The primary purpose of this study is to determine whether treatment with lecanemab is superior to placebo on change from baseline of the Preclinical Alzheimer Cognitive Composite 5 (PACC5) at 216 weeks of treatment (A45 Trial) and to determine whether treatment with lecanemab is superior to placebo in reducing brain amyloid accumulation as measured by amyloid positron emission tomography (PET) at 216 weeks of treatment (A3 Trial).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2020

open study

Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Expectant Mothers
Opioid-Related Disorders Drug Addiction Pregnancy Related Substance Abuse Drug Abuse
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of treating opioid use disorder (OUD) in pregnant women with extended-release buprenorphine (BUP-XR), compared to sublingual buprenorphine (BUP-SL), on mother and infant outcomes. The primary hypothesis is that the... expand

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of treating opioid use disorder (OUD) in pregnant women with extended-release buprenorphine (BUP-XR), compared to sublingual buprenorphine (BUP-SL), on mother and infant outcomes. The primary hypothesis is that the BUP-XR group will not have greater illicit opioid use than the BUP-SL group during pregnancy (non-inferiority).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2020

open study

Neural Correlates of Sensory Phenomena in Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome Sensory Disorders Hypersensitivity Tics
The most pervasive sensory manifestation of TS is sensory over-responsivity (SOR). SOR is defined as excessive behavioral response to commonplace environmental stimuli. SOR is an integral but poorly understood facet of the TS phenotype, one intertwined with core elements of... expand

The most pervasive sensory manifestation of TS is sensory over-responsivity (SOR). SOR is defined as excessive behavioral response to commonplace environmental stimuli. SOR is an integral but poorly understood facet of the TS phenotype, one intertwined with core elements of the disorder and worse QOL. This proposal seeks to clarify the mechanistic bases of SOR in TS. Adults with with TS will be recruited 1) to complete a standardized clinical symptom assessment battery and 2) to undergo electroencephalogram (EEG), autonomic, and audio-visual monitoring during tactile and auditory stimuli paradigms, as well as at rest.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jul 2021

open study

Dietary Salt in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
In this study investigators propose to address the following hypotheses: 1) Reduction in dietary sodium will decrease inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). 2) Reduction in dietary sodium will decrease blood pressure in patients with RA. 3) Reduction in dietary... expand

In this study investigators propose to address the following hypotheses: 1) Reduction in dietary sodium will decrease inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). 2) Reduction in dietary sodium will decrease blood pressure in patients with RA. 3) Reduction in dietary sodium will decrease tissue sodium in patients with RA.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2020

open study

PrecISE (Precision Interventions for Severe and/or Exacerbation-Prone Asthma) Network Study
Asthma
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate several interventions given to participants with severe asthma. Interventions are administered in a crossover manner with 16-week treatment periods followed by 8 to 16 week washout. expand

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate several interventions given to participants with severe asthma. Interventions are administered in a crossover manner with 16-week treatment periods followed by 8 to 16 week washout.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2019

open study

Executive Function in Early Childhood
Reading Disability
Despite the fact that a substantial number of school age children struggle with both reading and math acquisition, the brain mechanisms of the overlapping aspects of reading and math skills, thought in part to be linked via executive functions (EF), have not been unpacked.... expand

Despite the fact that a substantial number of school age children struggle with both reading and math acquisition, the brain mechanisms of the overlapping aspects of reading and math skills, thought in part to be linked via executive functions (EF), have not been unpacked. This project will use a longitudinal design, following children from Kindergarten through 1st grade, to understand how the brain networks associated with reading, math, and EF interact to predict academic outcomes and, in those who struggle academically, intervention response.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2019

open study

Childhood Allergy and the Neonatal Environment
Asthma in Children Allergy
The purpose of this research study is to study the relationship between childhood asthma, allergies, and early-life environmental factors that may cause childhood asthma and allergies. Previous birth cohort studies have found early-life environmental factors such as allergies,... expand

The purpose of this research study is to study the relationship between childhood asthma, allergies, and early-life environmental factors that may cause childhood asthma and allergies. Previous birth cohort studies have found early-life environmental factors such as allergies, pollutants, viruses and bacteria have all contributed to the development of asthma and allergies. Investigators are doing this research because there continues to be a strong need to understand the root causes of asthma and allergies. The CANOE study is an observational cohort study, which means investigators are not asking participants or participant's child to change their medications and investigators will not be giving participants or participant's child a study drug.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Mar 2020

open study

Efficacy of Guanfacine and Lidocaine Combination in Trigeminal Nerve Block for Pain Management in Trigeminal...
Trigeminal Neuralgia
A phenome-wide association study (PheWAS) identified an association between a loss of function variant in the human alpha 2B adrenergic receptor gene and trigeminal nerve disorders. Guanfacine is the oldest alpha-2 adrenergic agonist in clinical use and is approved for hypertension... expand

A phenome-wide association study (PheWAS) identified an association between a loss of function variant in the human alpha 2B adrenergic receptor gene and trigeminal nerve disorders. Guanfacine is the oldest alpha-2 adrenergic agonist in clinical use and is approved for hypertension and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. We hypothesize that guanfacine will be an effective adjunct to lidocaine for the treatment of neuropathic pain by enhancing and prolonging pain relief due to its activation of alpha-2 adrenergic receptors. The objectives of the study will be to evaluate the efficacy and safety of guanfacine in combination with lidocaine for trigeminal nerve block procedures for pain management in trigeminal neuralgia patients. This study will evaluate the efficacy of guanfacine in reducing acute pain and extending duration of pain relief when delivered in combination with lidocaine as a trigeminal nerve block, measured by Visual Analog Scale (VAS) data collected at specific time points after each injection.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2019

open study

TrialNet Pathway to Prevention of T1D
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Rationale: The accrual of data from the laboratory and from epidemiologic and prevention trials has improved the understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Genetic and immunologic factors play a key role in the development of T1DM,... expand

Rationale: The accrual of data from the laboratory and from epidemiologic and prevention trials has improved the understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Genetic and immunologic factors play a key role in the development of T1DM, and characterization of the early metabolic abnormalities in T1DM is steadily increasing. However, information regarding the natural history of T1DM remains incomplete. The TrialNet Natural History Study of the Development of T1DM (Pathway to Prevention Study) has been designed to clarify this picture, and in so doing, will contribute to the development and implementation of studies aimed at prevention of and early treatment in T1DM. Purpose: TrialNet is an international network dedicated to the study, prevention, and early treatment of type 1 diabetes. TrialNet sites are located throughout the United States, Canada, Finland, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Australia, and New Zealand. TrialNet is dedicated to testing new approaches to the prevention of and early intervention for type 1 diabetes. The goal of the TrialNet Natural History Study of the Development of Type 1 Diabetes is to enhance our understanding of the demographic, immunologic, and metabolic characteristics of individuals at risk for developing type 1 diabetes. The Natural History Study will screen relatives of people with type 1 diabetes to identify those at risk for developing the disease. Relatives of people with type 1 diabetes have about a 5% percent chance of being positive for the antibodies associated with diabetes. TrialNet will identify adults and children at risk for developing diabetes by testing for the presence of these antibodies in the blood. A positive antibody test is an early indication that damage to insulin-secreting cells may have begun. If this test is positive, additional testing will be offered to determine the likelihood that a person may develop diabetes. Individuals with antibodies will be offered the opportunity for further testing to determine their risk of developing diabetes over the next 5 years and to receive close monitoring for the development of diabetes.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Feb 2004

open study

A Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of an Investigational Drug Named Volixibat in Patients With Itching...
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
The purpose of this clinical research study is to learn more about the use of the study medicine, volixibat, for the treatment of pruritus (itching) associated with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), and to assess the possible impact on the disease progression of PSC.... expand

The purpose of this clinical research study is to learn more about the use of the study medicine, volixibat, for the treatment of pruritus (itching) associated with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), and to assess the possible impact on the disease progression of PSC.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2020

open study

Testing the Anti-cancer Drug, Rogaratinib (BAY 1163877), for Treatment of Advanced Sarcoma With Alteration...
Locally Advanced Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Locally Advanced Sarcoma Metastatic Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Metastatic Sarcoma Stage III Gastric and Omental Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor AJCC v8
This phase II trial studies the effect of rogaratinib in treating patients with sarcoma with a change in a group of proteins called fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFRs) or SDH-deficient gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). Rogaratinib may stop the growth of tumor cells... expand

This phase II trial studies the effect of rogaratinib in treating patients with sarcoma with a change in a group of proteins called fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFRs) or SDH-deficient gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). Rogaratinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2021

open study

Efficacy and Safety of AMG 570 in Subjects With Active Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
The purpose of this study is to determine if Rozibafusp Alfa could be a useful therapeutic agent in the current treatment landscape where subjects with SLE have ongoing disease activity despite treatment with standard of care therapies. expand

The purpose of this study is to determine if Rozibafusp Alfa could be a useful therapeutic agent in the current treatment landscape where subjects with SLE have ongoing disease activity despite treatment with standard of care therapies.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2020

open study

Dose-Ranging Study of ST-920, an AAV2/6 Human Alpha Galactosidase A Gene Therapy in Subjects With Fabry...
Fabry Disease
This is the first in human treatment with ST-920, a recombinant AAV2/6 vector encoding the cDNA for human a-Gal A. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of ascending doses of ST-920. ST-920 aims to provide stable, long-term production of α-Gal A... expand

This is the first in human treatment with ST-920, a recombinant AAV2/6 vector encoding the cDNA for human a-Gal A. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of ascending doses of ST-920. ST-920 aims to provide stable, long-term production of α-Gal A at therapeutic levels in subjects with Fabry disease. The constant production of α-Gal A in humans should, importantly, enable reduction and potentially clearance of Fabry disease substrates Gb3 and lyso-Gb3. On Day 1, patients will be infused intravenously with a single dose of ST-920 and followed for a period of 52 weeks.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2019

open study

Evaluation of the Duration of Effect of Bimatoprost SR in Participants With Open-Angle Glaucoma or Ocular...
Open-Angle Glaucoma Ocular Hypertension
This study evaluates the duration of intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering effect and safety of as needed administrations of Bimatoprost sustained release (SR) in participants with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) or ocular hypertension (OHT) who are not adequately managed with topical... expand

This study evaluates the duration of intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering effect and safety of as needed administrations of Bimatoprost sustained release (SR) in participants with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) or ocular hypertension (OHT) who are not adequately managed with topical IOP-lowering medication for reasons other than medication efficacy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2019

open study

A Multicenter Access and Distribution Protocol for Unlicensed Cryopreserved Cord Blood Units (CBUs)
Hematologic Malignancies Inherited Disorders of Metabolism Inherited Abnormalities of Platelets Histiocytic Disorders Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML or ANLL)
This study is an access and distribution protocol for unlicensed cryopreserved cord blood units (CBUs) in pediatric and adult patients with hematologic malignancies and other indications. expand

This study is an access and distribution protocol for unlicensed cryopreserved cord blood units (CBUs) in pediatric and adult patients with hematologic malignancies and other indications.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Oct 2011

open study

Connecting Low-Income Adults to Primary Care After Inpatient Discharge
Health Care Utilization Health Care Seeking Behavior
Healthcare systems and insurers have tried to reduce costs by improving the care and coordination provided to patients with high healthcare spending. Often termed, "hotspotting", these interventions seek to lower costs by reducing care provided in fragmented, high-cost settings,... expand

Healthcare systems and insurers have tried to reduce costs by improving the care and coordination provided to patients with high healthcare spending. Often termed, "hotspotting", these interventions seek to lower costs by reducing care provided in fragmented, high-cost settings, including the emergency department and inpatient settings, by addressing the social determinants of health and improving patients' access to lower-cost, ambulatory settings. Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), in collaboration with Tennessee's Medicaid agency (TennCare), is piloting a program to reduce costs and improve the quality of care provided to high-risk TennCare enrollees by referring them from inpatient settings to VUMC primary care services. This study seeks to evaluate this pilot by comparing outcomes between Medicaid patients referred to VUMC primary care services and similar Medicaid patients not referred to VUMC primary care services using data from surveys and administrative sources, including electronic health records and health insurance claims.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Dec 2022

open study

A Study to Find Out Whether BI 1015550 Improves Lung Function in People With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis...
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
This study is open to adults with a lung disease called Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). People can join the study if they are 40 years or older. If they already take nintedanib or pirfenidone for their IPF, they can continue treatment throughout the study. The purpose of... expand

This study is open to adults with a lung disease called Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). People can join the study if they are 40 years or older. If they already take nintedanib or pirfenidone for their IPF, they can continue treatment throughout the study. The purpose of this study is to find out whether a medicine called BI 1015550 helps people with IPF. Participants are put into 3 groups randomly, which means by chance. Participants in 2 groups take different doses of BI 1015550 as tablets twice a day. Participants in the placebo group take placebo tablets twice a day. Placebo tablets look like BI 1015550 tablets but do not contain any medicine. Participants are in the study for up to two and a half years. During the first year, they visit the study site 10 times. Afterwards, they visit the study site every 3 months. The doctors regularly test participants' lung function. The results of the lung function tests are compared between the groups. The doctors also regularly check participants' health and take note of any unwanted effects.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2022

open study

Development of Non-invasive Cell-free DNA to Supplant Invasive Biopsy in Heart Transplantation
Heart Transplant
This is a prospective, multicenter observational, unblinded, longitudinal cohort study. Subjects will be enrolled into the study prior to or at the time of heart transplantation. All subjects will follow the center's standard of care surveillance schedule. Blood samples will... expand

This is a prospective, multicenter observational, unblinded, longitudinal cohort study. Subjects will be enrolled into the study prior to or at the time of heart transplantation. All subjects will follow the center's standard of care surveillance schedule. Blood samples will be collected for Prospera testing at the time any surveillance or for-cause testing, which may include endomyocardial biopsy (EMB), echocardiography or other cardiac imaging studies, and/or molecular testing, is performed.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Dec 2022

open study

The Electronic Medical Records and GEnomics (eMERGE) Network Genomic Risk Assessment
Genetic Disease
The eMERGE Network embraces the opportunity to use new methods in genomic medicine, information science, and research participant engagement to identify people at very high risk for specific diseases and recommend individualized approaches to prevention and care. The investigators... expand

The eMERGE Network embraces the opportunity to use new methods in genomic medicine, information science, and research participant engagement to identify people at very high risk for specific diseases and recommend individualized approaches to prevention and care. The investigators will conduct a prospective study, with diverse and underserved participants, across ten eMERGE study sites to evaluate clinical implementation of a Genome Informed Risk Assessment (GIRA) tool that combines genetic, family history, and clinical risk information from participants.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2022

open study

2-HOBA Phase 2 Clinical Trial in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
This is a phase 2 study to determine 2-HOBA's tolerability, safety, and effect on isoLG-adducts in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Up to 32 subjects will be randomized to 750mg 2-HOBA or matching placebo three times a day for 4 weeks. As primary outcome... expand

This is a phase 2 study to determine 2-HOBA's tolerability, safety, and effect on isoLG-adducts in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Up to 32 subjects will be randomized to 750mg 2-HOBA or matching placebo three times a day for 4 weeks. As primary outcome measures investigators will compare tolerability and adverse events and changes in isoLG adducts in active and placebo arms. Among prespecified exploratory outcomes investigators will compare changes in markers of inflammation, DAS28 score, and 24-hour blood pressure in active and placebo arms. This pilot study will inform the feasibility and design of future studies to examine the efficacy of 2-HOBA in RA patients.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2022

open study

Depuy Synthes Lower Extremity Shaft Nail Registry
Femoral Fractures Tibial Fractures
The purpose of this post-market registry is to monitor the clinical safety and performance (union rates and time to union) of two DePuy Synthes lower extremity shaft nails: RFN-Advanced Retrograde Femoral Nailing System (RFNA) and TN-Advanced Tibial Nailing System (TNA) in... expand

The purpose of this post-market registry is to monitor the clinical safety and performance (union rates and time to union) of two DePuy Synthes lower extremity shaft nails: RFN-Advanced Retrograde Femoral Nailing System (RFNA) and TN-Advanced Tibial Nailing System (TNA) in participants who have experienced femoral or tibial fractures, respectively, requiring fixation and stabilization or who require a revision due to a malunion or a nonunion.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: May 2022

open study

RNS System NAUTILUS Study
Epilepsy Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy Generalized Tonic Clonic Seizure
To demonstrate that the RNS System for thalamic stimulation is safe and effective as an adjunctive therapy for the reduction of primary generalized seizures in individuals 12 years of age or older who have drug-resistant idiopathic generalized epilepsy. expand

To demonstrate that the RNS System for thalamic stimulation is safe and effective as an adjunctive therapy for the reduction of primary generalized seizures in individuals 12 years of age or older who have drug-resistant idiopathic generalized epilepsy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2022

open study

Study to Assess Dose, Efficacy and Safety of Setrusumab in Participants With Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Osteogenesis Imperfecta
The primary objectives of the study are to identify a setrusumab dosing strategy in participants with OI and to evaluate the effect of setrusumab vs placebo on reduction in fracture rate. expand

The primary objectives of the study are to identify a setrusumab dosing strategy in participants with OI and to evaluate the effect of setrusumab vs placebo on reduction in fracture rate.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2022

open study