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394 matching studies

Sponsor Condition of Interest
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

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

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

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

Cabozantinib-S-Malate in Treating Younger Patients With Recurrent, Refractory, or Newly Diagnosed Sarcomas,...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Adrenal Cortex Carcinoma Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma Central Nervous System Neoplasm Childhood Clear Cell Sarcoma of Soft Parts Clear Cell Sarcoma of Soft Tissue
This phase II trial studies how well cabozantinib-s-malate works in treating younger patients with sarcomas, Wilms tumor, or other rare tumors that have come back, do not respond to therapy, or are newly diagnosed. Cabozantinib-s-malate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking... expand

This phase II trial studies how well cabozantinib-s-malate works in treating younger patients with sarcomas, Wilms tumor, or other rare tumors that have come back, do not respond to therapy, or are newly diagnosed. Cabozantinib-s-malate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for tumor growth and tumor blood vessel growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

open study

Ivosidenib in Treating Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors, Lymphoma, or Histiocytic Disorders With IDH1...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Recurrent Ependymoma Recurrent Ewing Sarcoma Recurrent Hepatoblastoma Recurrent Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Recurrent Malignant Germ Cell Tumor
This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well ivosidenib works in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other places in the body (advanced), lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders that have IDH1 genetic alterations (mutations). Ivosidenib may block the growth... expand

This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well ivosidenib works in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other places in the body (advanced), lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders that have IDH1 genetic alterations (mutations). Ivosidenib may block the growth of cancer cells that have specific genetic changes in an important signaling pathway called the IDH pathway.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2020

open study

Enroll -HD: A Prospective Registry Study in a Global Huntington's Disease Cohort
CHDI Foundation, Inc. Huntington's Disease
Enroll-HD is a longitudinal, observational, multinational study that integrates two former Huntington's disease (HD) registries-REGISTRY in Europe, and COHORT in North America and Australasia-while also expanding to include sites in Latin America. More than 20,000 participants... expand

Enroll-HD is a longitudinal, observational, multinational study that integrates two former Huntington's disease (HD) registries-REGISTRY in Europe, and COHORT in North America and Australasia-while also expanding to include sites in Latin America. More than 20,000 participants have now enrolled into the study. With annual assessments and no end date, Enroll-HD has built a large and rich database of longitudinal clinical data and biospecimens that form the basis for studies developing tools and biomarkers for progression and prognosis, identifying clinically-relevant phenotypic characteristics, and establishing clearly defined endpoints for interventional studies. Periodic cuts of the database are now available to any interested researcher to use in their research - visit www.enroll-hd.org/for-researchers/access-data/ to learn more.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Jul 2012

open study

Safety and Tolerability of Oral Proglumide for NASH
Georgetown University Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis
This study is an open labelled Phase I/II clinical trial, designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an oral cholecystokinin (CCK) receptor antagonist, proglumide, at escalating doses in subjects with NASH. expand

This study is an open labelled Phase I/II clinical trial, designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an oral cholecystokinin (CCK) receptor antagonist, proglumide, at escalating doses in subjects with NASH.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2019

open study

A Multi-Center Study of Riociguat in Patients With Sickle Cell Diseases
Mark Gladwin Sickle Cell Disease
The proposed study is a Phase 2 multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel groups study aimed to evaluate the safety, tolerability and the efficacy of riociguat compared with placebo in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). expand

The proposed study is a Phase 2 multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel groups study aimed to evaluate the safety, tolerability and the efficacy of riociguat compared with placebo in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2017

open study

Testing the Addition of a Type of Drug Called Immunotherapy to the Usual Chemotherapy Treatment for Non-small...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Lung Non-Small Cell Carcinoma Stage IB Lung Cancer AJCC v7 Stage II Lung Cancer AJCC v7 Stage IIA Lung Cancer AJCC v7 Stage IIB Lung Cancer AJCC v7
This phase III ALCHEMIST trial compares the addition of pembrolizumab to usual chemotherapy versus usual chemotherapy for the treatment of stage IB, II, or IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been removed by surgery. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab,... expand

This phase III ALCHEMIST trial compares the addition of pembrolizumab to usual chemotherapy versus usual chemotherapy for the treatment of stage IB, II, or IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been removed by surgery. 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 cisplatin, pemetrexed, carboplatin, gemcitabine hydrochloride, and paclitaxel, 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. The purpose of this trial is to find out if the addition of pembrolizumab to usual chemotherapy is better or worse than usual chemotherapy alone for non-small cell lung cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2020

open study

AltaValve Early Feasibility Study Protocol
4C Medical Technologies, Inc. Mitral Regurgitation Mitral Insufficiency Mitral Valve Incompetence Mitral Valve Regurgitation Mitral Incompetence
Prospective, single-arm, multicenter study to evaluate the safety and performance of the AltaValve for the treatment of moderate to severe or severe mitral valve regurgitation in subjects who are considered high risk for mortality and morbidity from conventional open-heart surgery.... expand

Prospective, single-arm, multicenter study to evaluate the safety and performance of the AltaValve for the treatment of moderate to severe or severe mitral valve regurgitation in subjects who are considered high risk for mortality and morbidity from conventional open-heart surgery.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2019

open study

Gut and Intratumoral Microbiome Effect on the Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy-induced Immunosurveillance in...
Hackensack Meridian Health Triple Negative Breast Cancer
The probability of pCR in TNBC patients receiving standard of care neoadjuvant chemotherapy treatment is associated with the dominance of specific intestinal and intratumoral microbiota that promote anti-tumor immunosurveillance. expand

The probability of pCR in TNBC patients receiving standard of care neoadjuvant chemotherapy treatment is associated with the dominance of specific intestinal and intratumoral microbiota that promote anti-tumor immunosurveillance.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement With the Medtronic Intrepid™ TMVR System in Patients With Severe...
Medtronic Cardiovascular Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Multi-center, global, prospective, randomized, interventional, pre-market trial with two subject groups: the randomized group will be randomized on 1:1 basis to either the study device or to conventional mitral valve surgery. Subjects in the single-arm group will receive the... expand

Multi-center, global, prospective, randomized, interventional, pre-market trial with two subject groups: the randomized group will be randomized on 1:1 basis to either the study device or to conventional mitral valve surgery. Subjects in the single-arm group will receive the study device. Subjects will be seen at pre- and post-procedure, discharge, 30 days, 6 months, and annually through 5 years.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

Phase I Nab-Paclitaxel Plus Gemcitabine With Proton Therapy for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer (LAPC)
University of Maryland, Baltimore Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
The purpose of this study is to determine the maximum tolerated dose of the chemotherapy drugs nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine when combined with hypofractionated ablative proton therapy for the treatment of locally advanced pancreatic cancer. You will receive proton therapy once... expand

The purpose of this study is to determine the maximum tolerated dose of the chemotherapy drugs nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine when combined with hypofractionated ablative proton therapy for the treatment of locally advanced pancreatic cancer. You will receive proton therapy once a day (Monday - Friday) for 3 weeks. Participants will also receive chemotherapy on each Monday of those three weeks.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2019

open study

A Registry Study of NanoKnife IRE for Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer
Angiodynamics, Inc. Stage III Pancreatic Cancer
This multicenter, observational study will evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the NanoKnife System when used for the ablation of Stage 3 pancreatic adenocarcinoma (Stage 3 PC). Eligible patients will be recruited over a 36-month period and participating institutions will... expand

This multicenter, observational study will evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the NanoKnife System when used for the ablation of Stage 3 pancreatic adenocarcinoma (Stage 3 PC). Eligible patients will be recruited over a 36-month period and participating institutions will enroll and provide data on consecutive patients that meet inclusion and exclusion criteria. Each patient will be followed up for the duration of the study or until death. The study will include two (2) cohorts: patients who received standard of care (SOC) and received irreversible electroporation (IRE) [IRE cohort], and patients who were treated with SOC and did not receive IRE [SOC cohort].

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: May 2019

open study

Resistive Training Combined With Nutritional Therapy After Stroke
VA Office of Research and Development Stroke
Stroke survivors experience severe muscle wasting during the chronic phase of recovery, with implications for strength, function and general health. Although resistive exercise training effectively combats this problem, it is unknown whether sub-optimal protein intake limits the... expand

Stroke survivors experience severe muscle wasting during the chronic phase of recovery, with implications for strength, function and general health. Although resistive exercise training effectively combats this problem, it is unknown whether sub-optimal protein intake limits the observed gains in skeletal muscle growth. Skeletal muscle adaptations may occur when resistive training (RT) is combined with nutritional therapy in the form of post- exercise protein consumption. This study would be the first to directly compare RT+protein supplementation to RT+placebo (same calories as protein supplement) in those with chronic hemiparesis caused by stroke, providing evidence-based rationale for combination therapy in the clinical care of this population.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2015

open study

Transcutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation for Spinal Cord Injury Neurogenic Bladder
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston Spinal Cord Injuries
The purpose of this study is to determine if electric stimulation to the leg, called transcutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (TTNS), can improve bladder outcomes in acute spinal cord injury. expand

The purpose of this study is to determine if electric stimulation to the leg, called transcutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (TTNS), can improve bladder outcomes in acute spinal cord injury.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2020

open study

Assessment of Efficacy and Safety of Ruxolitinib in Participants With COVID-19-Associated ARDS Who Require...
Incyte Corporation COVID-19
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ruxolitinib in the treatment of participants with COVID-19-associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) who require mechanical ventilation. expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ruxolitinib in the treatment of participants with COVID-19-associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) who require mechanical ventilation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2020

open study

Family Genetics Health Education and Healthy Behaviors
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Diabetes Cancer Heart Disease
Background: - Family-based approaches to reduce disease risk and promote healthy behaviors may be better than targeting individuals. Risk assessments based on family health history may help educate families on disease risks and encourage them to change physical activity and... expand

Background: - Family-based approaches to reduce disease risk and promote healthy behaviors may be better than targeting individuals. Risk assessments based on family health history may help educate families on disease risks and encourage them to change physical activity and food choices. Specifically, researchers want to better understand the role of mothers in teaching healthy behaviors to their families. Objectives: - To determine mothers influence on diet and health-related behaviors. - To study an intervention tool that connects family health history and disease risk. Eligibility: - 18 years of age who have at least one child living at home. Design: - Participants will complete a survey over the phone. The survey will take 30 to 40 minutes to complete. The survey will collect family health history on heart disease, diabetes, colorectal cancer, and breast cancer. - Researchers will give participants a Family Health Package (FHP). The FHP will provide information on family health history and disease risk. It will also recommend behaviors that can reduce health risks. - Two weeks after sending the FHP, participants will complete a phone survey about the FHP materials and their social networks. - Some participants will be invited to focus groups. The focus groups will explore diet and health behavior. They will look at food purchasing and preparation and meal sharing. The groups will also discuss attitudes toward healthy eating and physical activity. Each focus group will last 1 to 2 hours. - Participants will be asked to complete an electronic survey regarding participants health status, causal health beliefs, risk perceptions, and intentions to communicate health information. - Then, participants will have the opportunity to use the electronic version of the FHP, which will assess family health history. - After using the FHeP, participants will complete a short electronic survey to identify knowledge and understanding gained from the use of the application, changes in communication intentions, and suggestions for improvements to the application. - Upon completion of the electronic portion of the study, a study team member will conduct a semi-structured interview to allow the participants to qualitatively evaluate their user experience, including satisfaction and usefulness. - This study process will take approximately 60-90 minutes.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2012

open study

Simvastatin in Preventing Liver Cancer in Patients With Liver Cirrhosis
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cirrhosis
This randomized phase II trial studies how well simvastatin works in preventing liver cancer in patients with liver cirrhosis. Simvastatin may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. expand

This randomized phase II trial studies how well simvastatin works in preventing liver cancer in patients with liver cirrhosis. Simvastatin may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2017

open study

HOPE in Action Prospective Multicenter, Clinical Trial of Deceased HIVD+ Kidney Transplants for HIV+...
Johns Hopkins University Hiv
The primary objective of this study is to determine if an HIV-infected deceased kidney donor (HIVD+) transplant is safe with regards to major transplant-related and HIV-related complications. expand

The primary objective of this study is to determine if an HIV-infected deceased kidney donor (HIVD+) transplant is safe with regards to major transplant-related and HIV-related complications.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

open study

A Study of Zenocutuzumab (MCLA-128) in Patients With Solid Tumors Harboring an NRG1 Fusion
Merus N.V. Solid Tumours Harboring NRG1 Fusion NSCLC Harboring NRG1 Fusion Pancreatic Cancer Harboring NRG1 Fusion NRG1 Fusion
This is a Phase I/II, open-label, multi-center, multi-national, dose escalation, single agent study to assess the safety, tolerability, PK, PD, immunogenicity and anti-tumor activity of zenocutuzumab (MCLA-128) in patients with solid tumors harboring an NRG1 fusion. expand

This is a Phase I/II, open-label, multi-center, multi-national, dose escalation, single agent study to assess the safety, tolerability, PK, PD, immunogenicity and anti-tumor activity of zenocutuzumab (MCLA-128) in patients with solid tumors harboring an NRG1 fusion.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2015

open study

The Endoscopic Assesment of Intestinal Grafts
Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden Transplant; Intestine Transplant; Complication, Rejection Transplant; Failure, Bowel Enteritis Mucosal Inflammation
The study validates prospectively a new endoscopic scoring system (Gothenburg Intestinal Transplant Endoscopy Score, GITES) designed to summarize and stratify the abnormal ileal endoscopic findings after intestinal transplantation. GITES is a five-tier, four grade score which... expand

The study validates prospectively a new endoscopic scoring system (Gothenburg Intestinal Transplant Endoscopy Score, GITES) designed to summarize and stratify the abnormal ileal endoscopic findings after intestinal transplantation. GITES is a five-tier, four grade score which asseses mucosal friability, mucosal erythema and mucosal injury (ulcerations) as well as villous changes according to severity. These features (i.e., endoscopic descriptors) are also grouped from mild to very severe in the same sequence as observed during the progression of several pathologic conditions encountered after intestinal transplantation (acute rejection, infectious enteritis).

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2014

open study

Sustained Effect of Droxidopa in Symptomatic Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension
Lundbeck Northera Ltd. Symptomatic Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension
To evaluate the time to treatment intervention in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD), Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), Pure Autonomic Failure (PAF), Non-Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy (NDAN) or Dopamine Beta Hydroxylase (DBH) Deficiency who have been previously stabilized with... expand

To evaluate the time to treatment intervention in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD), Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), Pure Autonomic Failure (PAF), Non-Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy (NDAN) or Dopamine Beta Hydroxylase (DBH) Deficiency who have been previously stabilized with droxidopa therapy for symptoms of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (NOH) (dizziness, light-headedness, or feelings that they are about to black out)

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

open study

HKI-272 for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer and Brain Metastases
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Breast Cancer
The purpose of this research study is to determine how well neratinib works in treating breast cancer that has spread to the brain. Neratinib is a recently discovered oral drug that may stop breast cancer cells from growing abnormally by inhibiting (or blocking) members of a... expand

The purpose of this research study is to determine how well neratinib works in treating breast cancer that has spread to the brain. Neratinib is a recently discovered oral drug that may stop breast cancer cells from growing abnormally by inhibiting (or blocking) members of a family of proteins that include Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (HER2). In this research study, the investigators are looking to see how well neratinib works to decrease the size of or stabilize breast cancer that has spread to the brain. The investigators are also looking at how previous treatments have affected your thinking (or cognition) and how much neratinib reaches the central nervous system.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2012

open study