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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

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

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 public/private... 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

Optimizing Risk Messages for Waterpipe Tobacco Cessation in Young Adults
Georgetown University Hookah Smoking
The objective of this study is to examine whether messages conveying the harms and addictiveness of waterpipe (i.e., hookah) tobacco delivered by mobile phone multimedia messaging (MMS) are effective for promoting hookah tobacco cessation among young adults ages 18 to 30 years.... expand

The objective of this study is to examine whether messages conveying the harms and addictiveness of waterpipe (i.e., hookah) tobacco delivered by mobile phone multimedia messaging (MMS) are effective for promoting hookah tobacco cessation among young adults ages 18 to 30 years.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2018

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

CO2 Laser Revision for Burn Related Donor Site Scars
Medstar Health Research Institute Burn Scar Scar Skin Graft Scar
Scarring from burn wounds remains a chronic and often severe sequela of burn injury. Burn wounds may be left to heal by secondary intention or treated with surgical skin grafting; in both circumstances, significant scars likely result. When surgical skin grafting is employed,... expand

Scarring from burn wounds remains a chronic and often severe sequela of burn injury. Burn wounds may be left to heal by secondary intention or treated with surgical skin grafting; in both circumstances, significant scars likely result. When surgical skin grafting is employed, skin graft harvest sites ("donor sites") likewise result in clinically significant scars. This study will have interventional and observational components. Patients will receive the standard fractional ablative CO2 treatments to their scars resulting from burn wounds allowed to heal by secondary intention and/or those treated with skin grafts. These will be prospectively observed for the duration of the study as well as adjacent normal skin. In addition, a donor site that meets inclusion criteria that would not have otherwise received LSR will be identified as a treatment site. Patients with have one half of their donor sites randomized to standard of care (SOC) treatment, which consists of wound dressings, compression therapy, physical and occupational therapies and the other half randomized to SOC + ablative fractional CO2 laser therapy (LSR).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2020

open study

Phase 1/1b Study to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of Ciforadenant Alone and in Combination With...
Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Renal Cell Cancer Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer
This is a phase 1/1b open-label, multicenter, dose-selection study of ciforadenant, an oral small molecule targeting the adenosine-A2A receptor on T-lymphocytes and other cells of the immune system. This trial will study the safety, tolerability, and anti-tumor activity of ciforadenant... expand

This is a phase 1/1b open-label, multicenter, dose-selection study of ciforadenant, an oral small molecule targeting the adenosine-A2A receptor on T-lymphocytes and other cells of the immune system. This trial will study the safety, tolerability, and anti-tumor activity of ciforadenant as a single agent and in combination with atezolizumab, a PD-L1 inhibitor against various solid tumors. Ciforadenant blocks adenosine from binding to the A2A receptor. Adenosine suppresses the anti-tumor activity of T cells and other immune cells.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2016

open study

Intra-arterial Gemcitabine vs. IV Gemcitabine and Nab-Paclitaxel Following Radiotherapy for LAPC
RenovoRx Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
The study is a multi-center, un-blinded, randomized control study of subjects with locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma which is unresectable. expand

The study is a multi-center, un-blinded, randomized control study of subjects with locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma which is unresectable.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

open study

COVID-19 Associated Lymphopenia Pathogenesis Study in Blood (CALYPSO)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Corona Virus Disease 2019
Background: COVID-19 is an acute respiratory syndrome. One symptom of COVID-19 is a reduction in the number of cells called lymphocytes in the blood. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell that fights infections. With fewer lymphocytes, the body cannot effectively fight... expand

Background: COVID-19 is an acute respiratory syndrome. One symptom of COVID-19 is a reduction in the number of cells called lymphocytes in the blood. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell that fights infections. With fewer lymphocytes, the body cannot effectively fight back against SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Researchers want to better understand how SARS-CoV-2 affects these blood cells. This information may give them ideas for new treatments. Objective: To learn more about how SARS-CoV-2 affects lymphocytes, the immune, and the blood clotting system. Eligibility: Adults age 18 and older who either currently have COVID-19 or have recently recovered from it Design: Participants will give a blood sample. For this, a needle is used to collect blood from an arm vein. For participants who have a central line, blood will be collected through that instead. Participants medical records related to COVID-19 will be reviewed. Participants who have recovered from COVID-19 will be asked to undergo leukapheresis to collect white blood cells. For this, blood is taken from a needle placed in one arm. A machine separates out the white blood cells. The rest of the blood is returned to the participant through a needle placed in the other arm. This takes about 2-3 hours. Recovered participants may have material collected from inside the nostrils and/or rectum. This is done by gently rubbing the area with a sterile cotton swab. Recovered participants may have an echocardiogram to look at their heart. For this, a small probe is held against the chest to get pictures of the heart from different angles. This takes less than 30 minutes. Participation lasts 1-2 days on most cases and may be split in a few visits for recovered patients if leukapheresis and echocardiogram are done. ...

Type: Observational

Start Date: May 2020

open study

Blood-Brain Barrier Disruption in People With White Matter Hyperintensities Who Have Had a Stroke
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Cerebrovascular Disorder Stroke Aging
Background: A stroke occurs when not enough blood reaches the brain. Sometimes stroke causes changes in certain brain matter. This is called white matter hyperintensity (WMH) and can lead to mental decline. But not all WMH is caused by stroke. Not all people with WMH experience... expand

Background: A stroke occurs when not enough blood reaches the brain. Sometimes stroke causes changes in certain brain matter. This is called white matter hyperintensity (WMH) and can lead to mental decline. But not all WMH is caused by stroke. Not all people with WMH experience mental decline. Researchers want to learn more about WMH. They want to see if it is related to disruptions in the blood-brain barrier. Objective: To better understand the how blood-brain barrier disruption is related to white matter hyperintensities. Eligibility: Adults at least 18 years old who have been admitted to a study site with stroke-like symptoms Design: Participants will be screened with an MRI scan and cognitive tests. Participants will have 11 visits over 6 years. Each visit will be 3 4 hours. At each visit, participants will: Update their medical history Have a thin plastic tube (catheter) inserted into an arm vein by needle Have an MRI. The scanner is a metal cylinder in a strong magnetic field. Participants will lie on a table that slides in and out of the cylinder. Participants will be in the scanner about 60 minutes, lying still for up to 20 minutes at a time. They will get earmuffs for loud sounds. Have a dye injected through the catheter during the MRI Have tests of movement, language, and cognition Some participants will have an extra visit for an MRI in a stronger scanner (7T MRI). Participation for some participants will be authorized by their legal representative.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Sep 2018

open study

Biospecimen Procurement for NIDCD Clinical Protocols
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Hearing Disorder Oral Mucosal Disease Pharyngeal Neoplasm Head and Neck Neoplasms Laryngeal Disease
Background: Researchers want to learn more about head and neck disorders. Understanding these disorders could help them find better treatments. To do this, they are collecting tissue samples for research. Objective: To create a repository of tissue samples and... expand

Background: Researchers want to learn more about head and neck disorders. Understanding these disorders could help them find better treatments. To do this, they are collecting tissue samples for research. Objective: To create a repository of tissue samples and data to better study conditions of the head and neck. Eligibility: People who had or will have tissue samples taken because of a head or neck disorder. They must be ages 3 and older and not pregnant to join Part 2. Design: Participants will be screened with a questionnaire, medical history, and physical exam. Part 1. Participants will give permission for any of their tissue samples leftover from private care or other research protocols to be used. If participants tissue did not contain normal tissue or if they have a condition that suggests a genetic issue, they will be invited to join Part 2. Part 2: Participants will have additional samples collected. These could be: - Blood: Blood is drawn through a needle in the arm. - Cheek swab or brushing: A cotton swab or small brush is rubbed inside the cheek. - Saliva: They rinse their mouth with water and spit into a tube or cup. - Skin biopsy: They are injected with a numbing drug. A biopsy tool removes a small piece of skin. - Mucosal biopsy: They are injected in the mouth with a numbing medication. A small piece of tissue from the inside of the cheek is removed. Participants samples will be used for future research, including genetic testing.

Type: Observational

Start Date: May 2018

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, IIIA,... 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 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

Evaluation of Patient Outcomes From the Kidney Allograft Outcomes AlloSure Registry
CareDx Kidney Transplant Rejection
This is an observational study to evaluate safety and efficacy outcomes in renal transplant recipients in whom post-transplant care is managed using AlloSure®. AlloSure® is a non-invasive test to measure donor-derived cell-free DNA (dd-cfDNA). The AlloSure test is intended to... expand

This is an observational study to evaluate safety and efficacy outcomes in renal transplant recipients in whom post-transplant care is managed using AlloSure®. AlloSure® is a non-invasive test to measure donor-derived cell-free DNA (dd-cfDNA). The AlloSure test is intended to assess the probability of allograft rejection in kidney transplant recipients with clinical suspicion of rejection and to inform clinical decision-making regarding the necessity of renal biopsy in such patients at least 2 weeks post-transplant in conjunction with standard clinical assessment. Amendment 1 (A1): Is an observational study to develop and validate the clinical use of KidneyCare®.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2018

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: Jun 2020

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

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

Study of TPX-0046, A RET/SRC Inhibitor in Adult Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors Harboring RET Fusions...
Turning Point Therapeutics, Inc. Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Medullary Thyroid Cancer RET Gene Mutation Metastatic Solid Tumor Advanced Solid Tumor
A phase 1/2, first-in-human, open-label study to determine the safety, tolerability, PK, and preliminary efficacy of the novel RET/SRC inhibitor TPX-0046 in adult subjects with advanced or metastatic solid tumors harboring RET mutations or alterations. The study consists of two... expand

A phase 1/2, first-in-human, open-label study to determine the safety, tolerability, PK, and preliminary efficacy of the novel RET/SRC inhibitor TPX-0046 in adult subjects with advanced or metastatic solid tumors harboring RET mutations or alterations. The study consists of two portions: 1) Phase 1 Dose Escalation and Food Effect Sub-study, and 2) Phase 2 efficacy evaluation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2019

open study

A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Pemigatinib Versus Chemotherapy in Unresectable or Metastatic...
Incyte Corporation Unresectable Cholangiocarcinoma Metastatic Cholangiocarcinoma
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pemigatinib versus gemcitabine plus cisplatin chemotherapy in first-line treatment of participants with unresectable or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma with FGFR2 rearrangement. expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pemigatinib versus gemcitabine plus cisplatin chemotherapy in first-line treatment of participants with unresectable or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma with FGFR2 rearrangement.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2018

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

Efficacy and Safety of AG10 in Subjects With Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy
Eidos Therapeutics Amyloidosis Amyloid Cardiomyopathy Transthyretin Amyloidosis Cardiomyopathies Heart Diseases
Phase 3 efficacy and safety study to evaluate AG10 800 mg compared to placebo in subjects with symptomatic Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM) expand

Phase 3 efficacy and safety study to evaluate AG10 800 mg compared to placebo in subjects with symptomatic Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM)

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2019

open study

Testing the Timing of Pembrolizumab Alone or With Chemotherapy as First Line Treatment and Maintenance...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Lung Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Carcinoma Stage IIIB Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIC Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IV Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IVA Lung Cancer AJCC v8
This phase III trial studies whether pembrolizumab alone as a first-line treatment, followed by pemetrexed and carboplatin with or without pembrolizumab after disease progression is superior to induction with pembrolizumab, pemetrexed and carboplatin followed by pembrolizumab... expand

This phase III trial studies whether pembrolizumab alone as a first-line treatment, followed by pemetrexed and carboplatin with or without pembrolizumab after disease progression is superior to induction with pembrolizumab, pemetrexed and carboplatin followed by pembrolizumab and pemetrexed maintenance in treating patients with stage IV non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer. 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. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as pemetrexed and carboplatin, 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. It is not yet known whether giving first-line pembrolizumab followed by pemetrexed and carboplatin with or without pembrolizumab works better in treating patients with non-squamous non-small cell cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2019

open study

Study of Osimertinib With and Without Ramucirumab in Locally Advanced or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung...
Xiuning Le Non Small Cell Lung Cancer EGFR Gene Mutation Advanced Cancer Metastatic Cancer
The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of osimertinib plus ramucirumab versus osimertinib alone using progression free survival (PFS). Events associated with PFS include: disease progression per RECIST 1.1 and death due to any cause. A total of 150 patients... expand

The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of osimertinib plus ramucirumab versus osimertinib alone using progression free survival (PFS). Events associated with PFS include: disease progression per RECIST 1.1 and death due to any cause. A total of 150 patients will be enrolled and randomized in a 2:1 fashion (osimertinib plus ramucirumab vs. osimertinib) to the two treatment arms according to the following stratification factors: types of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations and presence of brain metastasis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2019

open study

Effectiveness Study of Nivolumab Compared to Placebo in Prevention of Recurrent Melanoma After Complete...
Bristol-Myers Squibb Melanoma
The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of nivolumab adjuvant immunotherapy compared to placebo in adults and pediatric participants after complete resection of Stage IIB/C melanoma with no evidence of disease (NED) who are at high risk for recurrence.... expand

The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of nivolumab adjuvant immunotherapy compared to placebo in adults and pediatric participants after complete resection of Stage IIB/C melanoma with no evidence of disease (NED) who are at high risk for recurrence.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2019

open study

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices in Hospitalized Veterans With Diabetes
VA Office of Research and Development Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Hypoglycemia
More than 25% of the patients admitted in the general wards have a history of Diabetes Mellitus (DM). Up to 30% of the hospitalized diabetics develop hypoglycemia (low glucose values); a condition that is associated with seizures, cardiac arrhythmias, and even death. In Veterans,... expand

More than 25% of the patients admitted in the general wards have a history of Diabetes Mellitus (DM). Up to 30% of the hospitalized diabetics develop hypoglycemia (low glucose values); a condition that is associated with seizures, cardiac arrhythmias, and even death. In Veterans, the prevalence is disproportionally higher. It is estimated that 40-50% of hospitalized Veterans are diabetics. In this clinical trial the investigators describe the development of a novel system, the Glucose Telemetry System (GTS), with which glucose values can be wirelessly transmitted from the patient's bedside to a monitor device at the nursing station. The goal of this work is to develop a more effective glucose surveillance system at the general wards, which can decrease hypoglycemia in the hospital and improve clinical outcomes.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2018

open study