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Convalescent Plasma to Limit SARS-CoV-2 Associated Complications
Johns Hopkins University SARS-CoV 2
To assess the efficacy and safety of Human coronavirus immune plasma (HCIP) to reduce the risk of hospitalization or death, the duration of symptoms and duration of nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal viral shedding. expand

To assess the efficacy and safety of Human coronavirus immune plasma (HCIP) to reduce the risk of hospitalization or death, the duration of symptoms and duration of nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal viral shedding.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2020

open study

EMPA-KIDNEY (The Study of Heart and Kidney Protection With Empagliflozin)
Boehringer Ingelheim Chronic Kidney Disease
The primary aim of the study is to investigate the effect of empagliflozin on kidney disease progression or cardiovascular death versus placebo on top of standard of care in patients with pre-existing chronic kidney disease expand

The primary aim of the study is to investigate the effect of empagliflozin on kidney disease progression or cardiovascular death versus placebo on top of standard of care in patients with pre-existing chronic kidney disease

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2019

open study

Memory Improvement Through Nicotine Dosing (MIND) Study
University of Southern California Mild Cognitive Impairment
The purpose of the study is to see if daily transdermal nicotine is able to produce a significant cognitive, clinical and functional improvement in participants with MCI. Neuronal nicotinic receptors have long been known to play a critical role in memory function in preclinical... expand

The purpose of the study is to see if daily transdermal nicotine is able to produce a significant cognitive, clinical and functional improvement in participants with MCI. Neuronal nicotinic receptors have long been known to play a critical role in memory function in preclinical studies, with nicotine improving attention, learning, and memory function. The study will enroll 300 participants for a 2 year period. Participants will be randomized (50:50) to either the transdermal nicotine, beginning at 7mg/day, and increasing to 21mg/day, or placebo skin patch.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

Convalescent Plasma to Stem Coronavirus (CSSC-001)
Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Convalescence
Evaluate the efficacy of treatment with high-titer Anti- SARS-CoV-2 plasma versus control (SARS-CoV-2 non-immune plasma) in subjects exposed to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at day 28. expand

Evaluate the efficacy of treatment with high-titer Anti- SARS-CoV-2 plasma versus control (SARS-CoV-2 non-immune plasma) in subjects exposed to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at day 28.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2020

open study

Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative 3 (ADNI3) Protocol
University of Southern California Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Alzheimer's Disease (AD)
Since its launch in 2004, the overarching aim of the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) has been realized in informing the design of therapeutic trials in AD. ADNI3 continues the previously funded ADNI-1, ADNI-GO, and ADNI-2 studies that have been combined... expand

Since its launch in 2004, the overarching aim of the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) has been realized in informing the design of therapeutic trials in AD. ADNI3 continues the previously funded ADNI-1, ADNI-GO, and ADNI-2 studies that have been combined public/private collaborations between academia and industry to determine the relationships between the clinical, cognitive, imaging, genetic and biochemical biomarker characteristics of the entire spectrum of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The overall goal of the study is to continue to discover, optimize, standardize, and validate clinical trial measures and biomarkers used in AD research.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Oct 2016

open study

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Post-stroke Motor Recovery
Duke University Stroke, Ischemic Motor Activity Upper Extremity Paralysis
This research study is to find out if brain stimulation at different dosage level combined with an efficacy-proven rehabilitation therapy can improve arm function. The stimulation technique is called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). The treatment uses direct... expand

This research study is to find out if brain stimulation at different dosage level combined with an efficacy-proven rehabilitation therapy can improve arm function. The stimulation technique is called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). The treatment uses direct currents to stimulate specific parts of the brain affected by stroke. The adjunctive rehabilitation therapy is called "modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy" (mCIMT). During this therapy the subject will wear a mitt on the hand of the arm that was not affected by a stroke and force to use the weak arm. The study will test 3 different doses of brain stimulation in combination with mCIMT to find out the most promising one.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

open study

Children With Diabetes at Risk for Heart Disease.
Georgetown University Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 Diabetes Complications
Patients with type 1 diabetes type 1 (DM1) have increased risk of death due to heart disease and stroke. These cardiovascular conditions (CVD) are the leading cause of death in patients with DM1 younger than 40 years of age and up to 35% of all persons with DM1 will die before... expand

Patients with type 1 diabetes type 1 (DM1) have increased risk of death due to heart disease and stroke. These cardiovascular conditions (CVD) are the leading cause of death in patients with DM1 younger than 40 years of age and up to 35% of all persons with DM1 will die before age 55 from CVD. Strategies are needed to help identify adolescents with DM1 at risk for CVD so that interventions to prevent heart disease and stroke can be undertaken.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Oct 2014

open study

Cardiopulmonary Inflammation and Multi-System Imaging During the Clinical Course of COVID-19 Infection...
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) Acute and Long Term Effects of COVID-19:on Systemic Inflammation Acute and Long Term Effects of COVID-19 on Lung Function Acute and Long Term Effects of COVID-19 on Mrain Function Acute and Long Term Effects of COVID-19 on Cardiac Function Acute and Long Term Effects of COVID-19 on Kidney Function
Background: COVID-19 virus infection differs among people. Some people have no or mild symptoms. For others, COVID-19 is life threatening and causes damage to the body s organs. Researchers want to better understand the virus to learn how to kill it. Objective:... expand

Background: COVID-19 virus infection differs among people. Some people have no or mild symptoms. For others, COVID-19 is life threatening and causes damage to the body s organs. Researchers want to better understand the virus to learn how to kill it. Objective: To understand how the COVID-19 virus causes wide differences in how sick one can become from the infection. Eligibility: People ages 18-80 with COVID-19 infection Design: Participants will be screened with a review of their medical records. Participants who enter the study at the beginning of their COVID-19 infection will stay in the hospital until they are healthy enough to go home. Those who enter after they have recovered may need to stay in the hospital 1-2 nights to perform the study tests. Participants will have MRI and CT scans of the brain, heart, and lungs. They will lie in a machine that takes pictures of the body. For the MRI, soft padding or a coil will be placed around their head and chest. They may receive a dye injected into a vein. Participants will have an ultrasound of the kidneys and heart. Participants will provide blood and urine samples. They will provide nasal swabs. Participants will have a bronchoscopy. A thin tube will be placed through the nose or mouth into the airway. Saltwater will be squirted into the lungs and removed by suction. Participants may provide a spinal fluid sample. A needle injected into the spinal canal will obtain fluid. Participants will have lung and heart function tests. At various points after recovery, participants will repeat many of these tests.

Type: Observational

Start Date: May 2020

open study

A Study of Neoadjuvant Atezolizumab Plus Chemotherapy Versus Placebo Plus Chemotherapy in Patients With...
Hoffmann-La Roche Non-Small-Cell Lung
This is a randomized, double-blinded study designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics, and immunogenicity of neoadjuvant treatment with atezolizumab (MPDL3280A) or placebo in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with resectable Stage II,... expand

This is a randomized, double-blinded study designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics, and immunogenicity of neoadjuvant treatment with atezolizumab (MPDL3280A) or placebo in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with resectable Stage II, IIIA, or select IIIB non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) followed by open-label adjuvant atezolizumab or best supportive care and monitoring.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

open study

An Efficacy and Safety Study of Ravulizumab in Adult Participants With NMOSD
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Neuromyelitis Optica Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder
The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ravulizumab for the treatment of adult participants with NMOSD. expand

The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ravulizumab for the treatment of adult participants with NMOSD.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2019

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An Open-Label Extension Study to Evaluate Long-Term Safety and Tolerability of RO7234292 (RG6042) in...
Hoffmann-La Roche Huntington Disease
This study will evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of RO7234292 (RG6042) in participants who have completed other F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd.-sponsored and/or Genentech-sponsored studies in the Huntington's disease (HD) in the development program for RG6042.... expand

This study will evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of RO7234292 (RG6042) in participants who have completed other F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd.-sponsored and/or Genentech-sponsored studies in the Huntington's disease (HD) in the development program for RG6042.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2019

open study

Transcatheter Aortic Prosthesis Function: A Long-term Follow-up Study
Medstar Health Research Institute Aortic Valve Replacement
In this observational study, the investigators will enroll subjects who underwent TAVR or SAVR more than 3 years ago. Clinical and procedural data from the implant/surgery will be collected, alongside clinical and echocardiographic data from subsequent follow-up visits. expand

In this observational study, the investigators will enroll subjects who underwent TAVR or SAVR more than 3 years ago. Clinical and procedural data from the implant/surgery will be collected, alongside clinical and echocardiographic data from subsequent follow-up visits.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Feb 2018

open study

A Phase 2 Multicenter Study of Axicabtagene Ciloleucel in Subjects With Relapsed/Refractory Indolent...
Kite, A Gilead Company Follicular Lymphoma Marginal Zone Lymphoma Indolent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
This study will enroll approximately 160 adult subjects who have relapsed or refractory (r/r) iNHL to be infused with the study treatment, axicabtagene ciloleucel, to see if their disease responds to this experimental product and if this product is safe. Axicabtagene ciloleucel is... expand

This study will enroll approximately 160 adult subjects who have relapsed or refractory (r/r) iNHL to be infused with the study treatment, axicabtagene ciloleucel, to see if their disease responds to this experimental product and if this product is safe. Axicabtagene ciloleucel is made from the subjects own white blood cells which are genetically modified and grown to fight cancer. An objective response rate of 70% is targeted.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2017

open study

Safety and Effectiveness of the Orsiro Sirolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System in Subjects With Coronary...
Biotronik, Inc. Coronary Artery Disease Atherosclerosis, Coronary Myocardial Ischemia Ischemic Heart Disease Acute Coronary Syndrome
The objective of this post-approval study is to confirm that the clinical performance of the Orsiro stent in a real-world setting is similar to the clinical performance observed for Orsiro in the BIOFLOW-V Investigational Device Exemption pivotal trial, as a condition of the... expand

The objective of this post-approval study is to confirm that the clinical performance of the Orsiro stent in a real-world setting is similar to the clinical performance observed for Orsiro in the BIOFLOW-V Investigational Device Exemption pivotal trial, as a condition of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval (P170030).

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2020

open study

Phase 3 Randomized Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial of Donepezil
Wake Forest University Health Sciences Cognitive Dysfunction Memory Impairment
This study is to compare the safety and effects of donepezil (Aricept) for patients reporting cognitive or memory issues after receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer. Patients will receive either donepezil or placebo for 24 weeks. The primary objective is to see if memory... expand

This study is to compare the safety and effects of donepezil (Aricept) for patients reporting cognitive or memory issues after receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer. Patients will receive either donepezil or placebo for 24 weeks. The primary objective is to see if memory improves with the use of donepezil during the study.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

open study

Covid-19 Infection and Pulmonary Distress Treatment With Zanubrutinib in Hospitalized Participants
BeiGene COVID-19 Pulmonary Complications COVID-19
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate if the addition of zanubrutinib to supportive care increases the respiratory failure-free survival rate at Day 28 in participants hospitalized for Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and pulmonary distress. expand

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate if the addition of zanubrutinib to supportive care increases the respiratory failure-free survival rate at Day 28 in participants hospitalized for Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and pulmonary distress.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2020

open study

Testing the Combination of MLN4924 (Pevonedistat), Carboplatin, and Paclitaxel in Patients With Advanced...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Metastatic Lung Non-Small Cell Squamous Carcinoma Metastatic Lung Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Carcinoma Stage IIIB Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IV Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IVA Lung Cancer AJCC v8
This phase II trial studies how well MLN4924 (pevonedistat), carboplatin, and paclitaxel work in treating patients with stage IIIB or IV non-small cell lung cancer. Pevonedistat may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Chemotherapy... expand

This phase II trial studies how well MLN4924 (pevonedistat), carboplatin, and paclitaxel work in treating patients with stage IIIB or IV non-small cell lung cancer. Pevonedistat may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Chemotherapy drugs, such as carboplatin and paclitaxel, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving pevonedistat together with carboplatin and paclitaxel may work better in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer when compared with other standard chemotherapy drugs.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

open study

Pan Tumor Nivolumab Rollover Study
Bristol-Myers Squibb Cancer
Main Objective of this study is to examine long-term safety of nivolumab in participants on treatment and in follow up. expand

Main Objective of this study is to examine long-term safety of nivolumab in participants on treatment and in follow up.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2019

open study

Study of I-131-1095 Radiotherapy in Combination With Enzalutamide in Patients With Metastatic Castration-resistant...
Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Metastatic Prostate Cancer Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer Prostatic Neoplasm Cancer of the Prostate Progressive mCRPC
This is a multicenter, randomized, controlled, phase 2 clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of I-131-1095 radiotherapy in combination with enzalutamide compared to enzalutamide alone in patients with prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-avid metastatic... expand

This is a multicenter, randomized, controlled, phase 2 clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of I-131-1095 radiotherapy in combination with enzalutamide compared to enzalutamide alone in patients with prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-avid metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) who have progressed on abiraterone. Patients must be chemotherapy-naive and must be ineligible or refuse to receive taxane-based chemotherapy at time of study entry. PSMA-avidity will be determined by central imaging review based on assessment of 18F-DCFPyL PET/CT imaging during screening. Eligible patients meeting the PSMA-avidity criteria will be randomized in a 2:1 ratio to receive either I-131-1095 in combination with enzalutamide (80 subjects) or enzalutamide alone (40 subjects). Patients will be followed for efficacy and safety assessments during a 12-month Randomized Treatment period. Patients will be followed for an additional year for safety and survival status. Safety data will be monitored by an independent Data Monitoring Committee and the sponsor.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2019

open study

A Phase 3, Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Study of Fostamatinib Disodium...
Rigel Pharmaceuticals Warm Antibody Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
The primary objective of this study is to assess the efficacy of fostamatinib in subjects with warm antibody autoimmune hemolytic anemia (wAIHA). expand

The primary objective of this study is to assess the efficacy of fostamatinib in subjects with warm antibody autoimmune hemolytic anemia (wAIHA).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2019

open study

Regional Radiotherapy in Biomarker Low Risk Node Positive Breast Cancer
Canadian Cancer Trials Group Breast Cancer
The purpose of this study is to compare the effects on low risk breast cancer receiving usual care that includes regional radiation therapy, with receiving no regional radiation therapy. Researchers want to see if not giving this type of radiation treatment works as well at... expand

The purpose of this study is to compare the effects on low risk breast cancer receiving usual care that includes regional radiation therapy, with receiving no regional radiation therapy. Researchers want to see if not giving this type of radiation treatment works as well at preventing breast cancer from coming back.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2018

open study

Pembrolizumab Compared to Standard of Care Observation in Treating Patients With Completely Resected...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Pathologic Stage I Merkel Cell Carcinoma AJCC v8 Pathologic Stage II Merkel Cell Carcinoma AJCC v8 Pathologic Stage IIA Merkel Cell Carcinoma AJCC v8 Pathologic Stage IIB Merkel Cell Carcinoma AJCC v8 Pathologic Stage III Merkel Cell Carcinoma AJCC v8
This phase III trial studies how well pembrolizumab works compared to standard of care observation in treating patients with stage I-III Merkel cell cancer that has been completely removed by surgery (resected). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab,... expand

This phase III trial studies how well pembrolizumab works compared to standard of care observation in treating patients with stage I-III Merkel cell cancer that has been completely removed by surgery (resected). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

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A Study to Find Out How Safe Long-term Treatment With Fezolinetant is in Women With Hot Flashes Going...
Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc. Hot Flashes
This study is for women in menopause with hot flashes. Menopause, a normal part of aging, is the time of a woman's last period. Hot flashes can interrupt a woman's daily life. The purpose of this study is to find out how safe it is for these women to take fezolinetant long... expand

This study is for women in menopause with hot flashes. Menopause, a normal part of aging, is the time of a woman's last period. Hot flashes can interrupt a woman's daily life. The purpose of this study is to find out how safe it is for these women to take fezolinetant long term (up to 52 weeks). To do that, the study will look at the number and severity of the "adverse events." Those are the side effects that study participants have while they are in the study. The study treatments are fezolinetant low dose (1 tablet of fezolinetant and 1 placebo tablet) once a day, fezolinetant high dose (2 tablets of fezolinetant) once a day or placebo (2 tablets) once a day. (Placebo is a dummy treatment that looks like medicine but does not have any medicine in it.) Women in this study will be picked for 1 of the 3 study treatments by chance alone. The study participants will take study treatment for 52 weeks. This study is "double-blinded." That means that the study participants and the study doctors do not know who takes which of the study treatments (fezolinetant low dose, fezolinetant high dose or placebo). At weeks 2 and 4 and then once a month, the study participants will go the hospital or clinic for a check-up. They will be asked about medications, side effects and how they feel. Other checks will include physical exam and vital signs (heart rate, temperature and blood pressure). Blood and urine will be collected for laboratory tests. At some study visits, study participants will complete questionnaires that are about their quality of life. At the first and last study visits, they will have a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA for short) test done. To measure bone loss in the hips and spine, DXA creates pictures of the inside of these areas with low-dose x-rays. (The dose is approximately one-tenth of the amount of a normal chest x-ray.) Study participants who still have their uterus will have 2 more tests done at the first and last study visits. One of the 2 tests is endometrial biopsy. This test involves removing a small amount of tissue from the inside lining of the uterus. The tissue is then checked under a microscope. The other test is transvaginal ultrasound. It uses sound waves to create pictures of the organs in the pelvis. The sound waves are transmitted by a probe (transducer), which is placed inside the vagina. Study participants may have a screening mammogram done at the first and/or last study visit. A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breasts used to screen for breast cancer. Study participants who did not have this test done in the last 12 months will have it done at the first study visit. They will have it done at the last study visit if they are due for their screening mammogram and their own doctor agrees. The last check-up at the hospital or clinic will be 3 weeks after the last dose of study treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2019

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Peer Support For Young Adult Women With High Breast Cancer Risk
Georgetown University Breast Cancer Risk
This trial will recruit young adult female relatives (YARs) of male or female carriers of BRCA1/2. YARs who consent to participate will be randomized to either a 3-session peer coach-led telephone counseling intervention or usual care navigation to peer support interventions... expand

This trial will recruit young adult female relatives (YARs) of male or female carriers of BRCA1/2. YARs who consent to participate will be randomized to either a 3-session peer coach-led telephone counseling intervention or usual care navigation to peer support interventions provided by community organizations that support the hereditary cancer community. Study aims are to 1) Assess intervention effects on distress and decision making outcomes, including uptake of counseling for untested YARs, 2) Identify YARs most likely to engage with and benefit from the intervention, 3) Understand intervention mechanisms. Participants will complete interviews at baseline, 1, 6, and 12 months.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2020

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Maintenance Chemotherapy With or Without Local Consolidative Therapy in Treating Patients With Stage...
NRG Oncology Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
This randomized phase II/III trial studies how well giving maintenance chemotherapy with or without local consolidation therapy works in treating patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer. Drugs used in maintenance chemotherapy, such as docetaxel, pemetrexed disodium,... expand

This randomized phase II/III trial studies how well giving maintenance chemotherapy with or without local consolidation therapy works in treating patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer. Drugs used in maintenance chemotherapy, such as docetaxel, pemetrexed disodium, erlotinib hydrochloride, and gemcitabine 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. Local consolidation therapy such as radiation/stereotactic body radiation or surgery may kill cancer cells left after initial treatment. Giving maintenance chemotherapy and local consolidation therapy together may work better than maintenance chemotherapy alone in treating patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2017

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