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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

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

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

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

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

The RADIANCE II Pivotal Study: A Study of the ReCor Medical Paradise System in Stage II Hypertension
ReCor Medical, Inc. Hypertension Vascular Diseases Cardiovascular Diseases
The objective of the RADIANCE II Pivotal study is to demonstrate the effectiveness and safety of the Paradise System in subjects with Stage 2 hypertension on 0-2 medications at the time of consent. Prior to randomization, subjects will be hypertensive in the absence of hypertension... expand

The objective of the RADIANCE II Pivotal study is to demonstrate the effectiveness and safety of the Paradise System in subjects with Stage 2 hypertension on 0-2 medications at the time of consent. Prior to randomization, subjects will be hypertensive in the absence of hypertension medication.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2018

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

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

A Study of Tirzepatide (LY3298176) Versus Insulin Lispro (U100) in Participants With Type 2 Diabetes...
Eli Lilly and Company Type 2 Diabetes
The purpose of this study is to compare the safety and efficacy of the study drug tirzepatide to insulin lispro (U100) three times a day in participants with type 2 diabetes that are already on insulin glargine (U100), with or without metformin. expand

The purpose of this study is to compare the safety and efficacy of the study drug tirzepatide to insulin lispro (U100) three times a day in participants with type 2 diabetes that are already on insulin glargine (U100), with or without metformin.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2020

open study

A Study of Alectinib, Entrectinib, or Vemurafenib Plus Cobimetinib in Participants With Stages I-III...
Genentech, Inc. Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
This trial will evaluate the efficacy and safety of targeted therapies in participants with resectable Stage IA2, IB, IIIA, or selected IIIB resectable and untreated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tumors with selected molecular alterations. expand

This trial will evaluate the efficacy and safety of targeted therapies in participants with resectable Stage IA2, IB, IIIA, or selected IIIB resectable and untreated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tumors with selected molecular alterations.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2020

open study

Bentracimab (PB2452) in Ticagrelor-treated Patients With Uncontrolled Major or Life-Threatening Bleeding...
PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals Inc. Hemorrhage Urgent Surgery Invasive Procedure
This is a multi-center, open-label, prospective single-arm study of reversal of the antiplatelet effects of ticagrelor with bentracimab (PB2452) in patients who present with uncontrolled major or life-threatening bleeding or who require urgent surgery or invasive procedure.... expand

This is a multi-center, open-label, prospective single-arm study of reversal of the antiplatelet effects of ticagrelor with bentracimab (PB2452) in patients who present with uncontrolled major or life-threatening bleeding or who require urgent surgery or invasive procedure. Approximately 200 patients will be enrolled from approximately 200 centers in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions, including mainland China. Patients with reported use of ticagrelor within the prior 3 days who require urgent ticagrelor reversal will be eligible for enrollment. These populations will be enrolled based on separate inclusion criteria.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2020

open study

Amplatzer Amulet LAAO vs. NOAC
Abbott Medical Devices Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Bleeding
The objective of this trial is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Amulet LAA occluder compared to NOAC therapy in patients with non-valvular AF at increased risk for ischemic stroke and who are recommended for long-term NOAC therapy. The clinical investigation... expand

The objective of this trial is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Amulet LAA occluder compared to NOAC therapy in patients with non-valvular AF at increased risk for ischemic stroke and who are recommended for long-term NOAC therapy. The clinical investigation is a prospective, randomized, multicenter active control worldwide trial. Subjects will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio between the Amulet LAA occlusion device ("Device Group") and a commercially available NOAC medication ("Control Group"). The choice of NOAC in the Control Group will be left to study physician discretion.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2020

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

open study

Single Fraction Stereotactic Radiosurgery Compared With Fractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery in Treating...
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm in the Brain
This phase III trial studies how well single fraction stereotactic radiosurgery works compared with fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery in treating patients with cancer that has spread to the brain from other parts of the body and has been removed by surgery. Single fraction... expand

This phase III trial studies how well single fraction stereotactic radiosurgery works compared with fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery in treating patients with cancer that has spread to the brain from other parts of the body and has been removed by surgery. Single fraction stereotactic radiosurgery is a specialized radiation therapy that delivers a single, high dose of radiation directly to the tumor and may cause less damage to normal tissue. Fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery delivers multiple, smaller doses of radiation therapy over time. This study may help doctors find out if fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery is better or worse than the usual approach with single fraction stereotactic radiosurgery.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2019

open study

Vitamin D3 With Chemotherapy and Bevacizumab in Treating Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Colorectal...
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Colorectal Adenocarcinoma
This phase III trial studies how well vitamin D3 given with standard chemotherapy and bevacizumab works in treating patients with colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Vitamin D3 helps the body use calcium and phosphorus to make strong bones and teeth.... expand

This phase III trial studies how well vitamin D3 given with standard chemotherapy and bevacizumab works in treating patients with colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Vitamin D3 helps the body use calcium and phosphorus to make strong bones and teeth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as leucovorin calcium, fluorouracil, oxaliplatin, and irinotecan hydrochloride, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as bevacizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving vitamin D3 with chemotherapy and bevacizumab may work better in shrinking or stabilizing colorectal cancer. It is not yet known whether giving high-dose vitamin D3 in addition to chemotherapy and bevacizumab would extend patients' time without disease compared to the usual approach (chemotherapy and bevacizumab).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

open study

The PROspera Kidney Transplant ACTIVE Rejection Assessment Registry (ProActive)
Natera, Inc. Kidney Transplant Rejection
The ProActive registry is a longitudinal, multi-center study with a prospective arm observing clinical care for patients receiving physician ordered Prospera, an allograft rejection test, and a historical control arm collecting data on cases at the same sites whose kidney... expand

The ProActive registry is a longitudinal, multi-center study with a prospective arm observing clinical care for patients receiving physician ordered Prospera, an allograft rejection test, and a historical control arm collecting data on cases at the same sites whose kidney allograft rejection status was managed with Serum Creatinine SCr/estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate eGFR. This registry will compare patient management and outcomes in patients who receive Prospera (Prospera arm) to the outcomes of the historical control group (control arm) to determine Prospera's clinical utility. High-risk subjects defined as having a biopsy-demonstrated rejection event or at least one pre-existing Donor Specific Antibody DSA with total Mean Fluorescent Intensity MFI>3000 or a calculated Panel Reactive Antibodies cPRA>70% will be followed for an additional period up to 24 months in both the Prospera arm and historical control arm.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Nov 2019

open study

Evaluation of the Safety and Clinical Performance of the Gen 2 Connected Catheter - Wireless Urinary...
Spinal Singularity Neurogenic Bladder Urinary Retention Urologic Diseases
The Connected Catheter is a fully internal, urethral indwelling urinary prosthesis designed for improved bladder management in males with urinary retention disorders requiring catheterization. It is a sterile, extended-use device that resides fully internally to the male lower... expand

The Connected Catheter is a fully internal, urethral indwelling urinary prosthesis designed for improved bladder management in males with urinary retention disorders requiring catheterization. It is a sterile, extended-use device that resides fully internally to the male lower urinary tract for an intended use life of up to 7 days per catheter.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

open study

Dabrafenib Combined With Trametinib After Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Newly-Diagnosed...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Anaplastic Astrocytoma Anaplastic Ganglioglioma Anaplastic Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma Glioblastoma Malignant Glioma
This phase II trial studies how well the combination of dabrafenib and trametinib works after radiation therapy in children and young adults with high grade glioma who have a genetic change called BRAF V600 mutation. Radiation therapy uses high energy rays to kill tumor cells... expand

This phase II trial studies how well the combination of dabrafenib and trametinib works after radiation therapy in children and young adults with high grade glioma who have a genetic change called BRAF V600 mutation. Radiation therapy uses high energy rays to kill tumor cells and reduce the size of tumors. Dabrafenib and trametinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking BRAF and MEK, respectively, which are enzymes that tumor cells need for their growth. Giving dabrafenib with trametinib after radiation therapy may work better than treatments used in the past in patients with newly-diagnosed BRAF V600-mutant high-grade glioma.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2019

open study

Use of a Pre-Surgical Toolkit in Improving Surgical Care and Outcomes in Older Participants With Cancer
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Malignant Neoplasm Surgical Procedure, Unspecified Health Care Provider Carcinoma
This trial studies how well the use of a pre-surgical toolkit (OPTI-Surg) works in improving surgical care and outcomes in older participants with cancer. In many elderly patients, surgery can greatly affect physical condition and the ability to return to pre-surgery levels... expand

This trial studies how well the use of a pre-surgical toolkit (OPTI-Surg) works in improving surgical care and outcomes in older participants with cancer. In many elderly patients, surgery can greatly affect physical condition and the ability to return to pre-surgery levels of physical functioning. Providing pre-surgical recommendations may help improve participants' recovery rate and functioning after surgery.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2019

open study

Orally Administered ENT-01 for Parkinson's Disease-Related Constipation (KARMET)
Enterin Inc. Constipation Parkinson Disease
This study will be conducted as a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Approximately 72 patients will be randomized 3:1 to treatment or placebo, with approximately 54 patients allocated to receive the active investigational product and approximately... expand

This study will be conducted as a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Approximately 72 patients will be randomized 3:1 to treatment or placebo, with approximately 54 patients allocated to receive the active investigational product and approximately 18 patients allocated to receive placebo. - Study Update- Amendment 3 - In this amendment, an additional 80 patients (approximately) will be randomized 1:1 to treatment or placebo (double-blind) with approximately 40 subjects allocated to each group.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2018

open study

A Phase Ib/II Study Investigating the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Efficacy of Mosunetuzumab...
Hoffmann-La Roche B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
This study will evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary efficacy of mosunetuzumab in combination with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (M-CHOP) and, subsequently, in combination with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and prednisone (CHP)... expand

This study will evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary efficacy of mosunetuzumab in combination with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (M-CHOP) and, subsequently, in combination with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and prednisone (CHP) plus polatuzumab vedotin (CHP-pola) in participants with relapsed or refractory (R/R) B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), and in previously untreated participants with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2019

open study

Study of Adjuvant Ipilimumab and Nivolumab in Subjects With High-risk Ocular Melanoma
Suthee Rapisuwon Melanoma Ocular Melanoma
This is an open-label, multi-site, single-arm Phase 2 study of adjuvant nivolumab combined with ipilimumab for the treatment of adult subjects with completely treated high-risk ocular melanoma, as defined in eligibility criteria, without evidence of metastatic disease. All... expand

This is an open-label, multi-site, single-arm Phase 2 study of adjuvant nivolumab combined with ipilimumab for the treatment of adult subjects with completely treated high-risk ocular melanoma, as defined in eligibility criteria, without evidence of metastatic disease. All patients enrolled to the study will be treated with nivolumab 240 mg IV every 2 weeks plus ipilimumab 1mg/kg IV every 6 weeks. 1 cycle = 6 weeks. Treatment will continue until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, patient request to discontinue or completion of treatment. Subjects may receive up to 25 doses of nivolumab and 8 doses of ipilimumab

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2018

open study

Study of Efficacy and Safety of Novel Spartalizumab Combinations in Patients With Previously Treated...
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Melanoma
The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of novel spartalizumab (PDR001) combinations in previously treated unresectable or metastatic melanoma expand

The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of novel spartalizumab (PDR001) combinations in previously treated unresectable or metastatic melanoma

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

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... 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