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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

Crizotinib in Treating Patients With Stage IB-IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer That Has Been Removed by...
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group ALK Gene Rearrangement ALK Gene Translocation ALK Positive Stage IB Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma AJCC v7 Stage II Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer AJCC v7
This randomized phase III trial studies how well crizotinib works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been removed by surgery and has a mutation in a protein called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK). Mutations, or changes, in ALK can make... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well crizotinib works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been removed by surgery and has a mutation in a protein called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK). Mutations, or changes, in ALK can make it very active and important for tumor cell growth and progression. Crizotinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the ALK protein from working. Crizotinib may be an effective treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer and an ALK fusion mutation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2014

open study

A Study Assessing the Safety and Effectiveness of IC2000 and SPY Fluorescence Imaging Systems (SPY-PHI)...
Novadaq Technologies ULC, now a part of Stryker Breast Cancer Lymph Node Mapping Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
This is a prospective, open label, multicenter, non-inferiority within-patient study to determine the effectiveness of IC2000 (Indocyanine Green (ICG) for Injection) and the SPY Portable Handheld Imaging System (SPY-PHI) as an intraoperative fluorescence visualization tool,... expand

This is a prospective, open label, multicenter, non-inferiority within-patient study to determine the effectiveness of IC2000 (Indocyanine Green (ICG) for Injection) and the SPY Portable Handheld Imaging System (SPY-PHI) as an intraoperative fluorescence visualization tool, in the visual identification of lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes (LNs) during lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) procedures as confirmed by Technitium99m (Tc99m) and Gamma Probe.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2019

open study

Platinum Based Chemotherapy or Capecitabine in Treating Patients With Residual Triple-Negative Basal-Like...
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Estrogen Receptor Negative HER2/Neu Negative Invasive Breast Carcinoma Progesterone Receptor Negative Stage II Breast Cancer
This randomized phase III trial studies how well cisplatin or carboplatin (platinum based chemotherapy) works compared to capecitabine in treating patients with remaining (residual) basal-like triple-negative breast cancer following chemotherapy after surgery (neoadjuvant).... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well cisplatin or carboplatin (platinum based chemotherapy) works compared to capecitabine in treating patients with remaining (residual) basal-like triple-negative breast cancer following chemotherapy after surgery (neoadjuvant). Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, carboplatin and capecitabine, 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 cisplatin or carboplatin is more effective than capecitabine in treating patients with residual triple negative basal-like breast cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2015

open study

Digital Tomosynthesis Mammography and Digital Mammography in Screening Patients for Breast Cancer
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Breast Screening
This randomized phase III trial studies digital tomosynthesis mammography and digital mammography in screening patients for breast cancer. Screening for breast cancer with tomosynthesis mammography may be superior to digital mammography for breast cancer screening and may... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies digital tomosynthesis mammography and digital mammography in screening patients for breast cancer. Screening for breast cancer with tomosynthesis mammography may be superior to digital mammography for breast cancer screening and may help reduce the need for additional imaging or treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

open study

Observational Study of HIV+ Deceased Donor Transplant for HIV+ Recipients
Johns Hopkins University HIV Infection
HIV-infected (HIV+) individuals who agree to accept and receive a solid organ transplant from an HIV+ deceased donor will be followed to determine the safety and efficacy of this practice. Some HIV+ individuals who receive a solid organ transplant from HIV-uninfected (HIV-)... expand

HIV-infected (HIV+) individuals who agree to accept and receive a solid organ transplant from an HIV+ deceased donor will be followed to determine the safety and efficacy of this practice. Some HIV+ individuals who receive a solid organ transplant from HIV-uninfected (HIV-) donors will also be followed.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2015

open study

Zoster Eye Disease Study
NYU Langone Health Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
This is a multi-center, randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial of suppressive valacyclovir for one year in immunocompetent study participants with an episode of dendriform epithelial keratitis, stromal keratitis, endothelial keratitis, and/or iritis due... expand

This is a multi-center, randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial of suppressive valacyclovir for one year in immunocompetent study participants with an episode of dendriform epithelial keratitis, stromal keratitis, endothelial keratitis, and/or iritis due to Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus (HZO) in the year prior to enrollment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Cisplatin, Carboplatin and Etoposide or Temozolomide and Capecitabine in Treating Patients With Neuroendocrine...
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Gastric Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Intestinal Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
This randomized phase II trial studies how well temozolomide and capecitabine work compared to standard treatment with cisplatin or carboplatin and etoposide in treating patients with neuroendocrine carcinoma of the gastrointestinal tract or pancreas that has spread to other... expand

This randomized phase II trial studies how well temozolomide and capecitabine work compared to standard treatment with cisplatin or carboplatin and etoposide in treating patients with neuroendocrine carcinoma of the gastrointestinal tract or pancreas that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic) or cannot be removed by surgery. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as temozolomide, capecitabine, cisplatin, carboplatin and etoposide, 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. Certain types of neuroendocrine carcinomas may respond better to treatments other than the current standard treatment of cisplatin and etoposide. It is not yet known whether temozolomide and capecitabine may work better than cisplatin or carboplatin and etoposide in treating patients with this type of neuroendocrine carcinoma, called non-small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2015

open study

Phase 2a Study of VX-147 in Adults With APOL1-mediated Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Glomerulosclerosis, Focal Segmental
This study will evaluate the efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics (PK) of VX-147 in subjects with apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1)-mediated focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). expand

This study will evaluate the efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics (PK) of VX-147 in subjects with apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1)-mediated focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2020

open study

Larotrectinib in Treating Patients With Previously Untreated TRK Fusion Solid Tumors and TRK Fusion Relapsed...
Children's Oncology Group Central Nervous System Neoplasm Infantile Fibrosarcoma Recurrent Acute Leukemia Refractory Acute Leukemia Solid Neoplasm
This phase II trial studies the side effects and how well larotrectinib works in treating patients with previously untreated TRK fusion solid tumors and TRK fusion acute leukemia that has come back. Larotrectinib may stop the growth of cancer cells with TRK fusions by blocking... expand

This phase II trial studies the side effects and how well larotrectinib works in treating patients with previously untreated TRK fusion solid tumors and TRK fusion acute leukemia that has come back. Larotrectinib may stop the growth of cancer cells with TRK fusions by blocking the TRK enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

open study

Home Blood Pressure Study for Recent Stroke Survivors With High Blood Pressure *On Hold Due to Global...
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Ischemic Stroke Hypertension
The purpose of this pilot study is to assess the feasibility of implementing a home blood pressure self-management program in a population of recent stroke survivors in the Washington, D.C. area. The investigators hypothesize that hypertensive stroke survivors in the Washington,... expand

The purpose of this pilot study is to assess the feasibility of implementing a home blood pressure self-management program in a population of recent stroke survivors in the Washington, D.C. area. The investigators hypothesize that hypertensive stroke survivors in the Washington, DC area who participate in the Home Blood Pressure Monitoring program will have a greater reduction in mean systolic blood pressure (SBP) from baseline to 3 months, as measured by automated office blood pressure (AOBP), as compared to usual care.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2019

open study

Intravesical Lactobacillus to Reduce Urinary Symptoms After Spinal Cord Injury
Medstar Health Research Institute Spinal Cord Injuries Neurogenic Bladder
The objectives of the proposed research among this population are: 1) to define clinically meaningful change (i.e. differentiating states of health and illness) with respect to urinary symptoms, urine inflammation, cultivable bacteria, and the urine ecosystem; and 2) to determine... expand

The objectives of the proposed research among this population are: 1) to define clinically meaningful change (i.e. differentiating states of health and illness) with respect to urinary symptoms, urine inflammation, cultivable bacteria, and the urine ecosystem; and 2) to determine the optimal intravesical Lactobacillus RhamnosusGG (LGG®) dose to be used to reduce urinary symptoms in a future clinical trial.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2020

open study

Study of REGN3767 (Anti-LAG-3) With or Without REGN2810 (Anti-PD1) in Advanced Cancers
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Malignancies
The primary objectives in the dose escalation phase are to evaluate safety and pharmacokinetics (PK) in order to determine the selected dose level(s) for expansion of REGN3767 as monotherapy and in combination with cemiplimab in patients with advanced malignancies, including... expand

The primary objectives in the dose escalation phase are to evaluate safety and pharmacokinetics (PK) in order to determine the selected dose level(s) for expansion of REGN3767 as monotherapy and in combination with cemiplimab in patients with advanced malignancies, including lymphoma. The primary objectives in the dose expansion phase are to assess preliminary anti-tumor activity of REGN3767 alone and in combination with cemiplimab (separately by cohort) as measured by objective response rate (ORR).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

Fecal Microbiota Transplant National Registry
American Gastroenterological Association Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Clostridium Difficile Infection Gut Microbiome
A national data registry of patients receiving fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) or other gut-related-microbiota products designed to prospectively assess short and long-term safety and effectiveness expand

A national data registry of patients receiving fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) or other gut-related-microbiota products designed to prospectively assess short and long-term safety and effectiveness

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Sep 2017

open study

Intravesical Lactobacillus for Urinary Symptoms Among People With NLUTD Who Use Indwelling Catheters
Medstar Health Research Institute Neurogenic Bladder
The objectives of the proposed research among this population are: 1) to define clinically meaningful change (i.e. differentiating states of health and illness) with respect to urinary symptoms, urine inflammation, cultivable bacteria, and the urine ecosystem; and 2) to determine... expand

The objectives of the proposed research among this population are: 1) to define clinically meaningful change (i.e. differentiating states of health and illness) with respect to urinary symptoms, urine inflammation, cultivable bacteria, and the urine ecosystem; and 2) to determine the optimal intravesical Lactobacillus RhamnosusGG (LGG®) dose to be used to reduce urinary symptoms in a future clinical trial.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2020

open study

Comparing an Operation to Monitoring, With or Without Endocrine Therapy (COMET) Trial For Low Risk DCIS
Alliance Foundation Trials, LLC. DCIS Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
This study looks at the risks and benefits of active monitoring (AM) compared to surgery in the setting of a pragmatic prospective randomized trial for low risk DCIS. Our overarching hypothesis is that management of low-risk Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) using an AM approach... expand

This study looks at the risks and benefits of active monitoring (AM) compared to surgery in the setting of a pragmatic prospective randomized trial for low risk DCIS. Our overarching hypothesis is that management of low-risk Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) using an AM approach does not yield inferior cancer or quality of life outcomes compared to surgery.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

open study

Trial of Tremelimumab in Patients With Previously Treated Metastatic Urothelial Cancer
Matthew Galsky Urothelial Carcinoma
This is a phase II trial designed to estimate the activity of single agent tremelimumab in subjects with metastatic urothelial cancer with disease progression despite prior treatment with PD-1/PD-L1 blockade. The primary endpoint is objective response rate and the study will... expand

This is a phase II trial designed to estimate the activity of single agent tremelimumab in subjects with metastatic urothelial cancer with disease progression despite prior treatment with PD-1/PD-L1 blockade. The primary endpoint is objective response rate and the study will employ a Simon's 2-stage design.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2018

open study

WI231696: Bosutinib, Palbocicilib and Fulvestrant for HR+HER2- Advanced Breast Cancer Refractory to a...
Georgetown University Metastatic Breast Cancer Human Epidermal Growth Factor 2 Negative Carcinoma of Breast Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer
This is an open-label, single-arm, phase I trial. It is designed with a conservative dose escalation plan to ensure patient's safety and with a strong translational component to inform if target inhibition is achieved. With concerns regarding safety, based on extensive available... expand

This is an open-label, single-arm, phase I trial. It is designed with a conservative dose escalation plan to ensure patient's safety and with a strong translational component to inform if target inhibition is achieved. With concerns regarding safety, based on extensive available pharmacokinetic data and clinical efficacy experience, bosutinib will be given 5-days in a row followed by 2 days rest in a weekly basis, instead of daily. The protocol will enroll patients per 3+3 escalation design. The Dose Limiting Toxicity (DLT) observation period is 28 days. At the end of DLT observation period of each cohort of 3 patients, decision will be made regarding further escalation or de-escalation according to this plan. Once the MTD of the combination is reached, the safety data will be analyzed. There will be no dose reductions during DLT observation period. Dose reduction within patients (individually) is allowed after the 4-week DLT observation period. Treatment in this phase I trial will be administered until there is disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2019

open study

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement to UNload the Left Ventricle in Patients With ADvanced Heart Failure...
Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York Aortic Valve Stenosis
The objective of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) via a transfemoral approach in HF patients with moderate AS as compared with OHFT. expand

The objective of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) via a transfemoral approach in HF patients with moderate AS as compared with OHFT.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2016

open study

Respiratory Virus Hospitalization Study (FLU 003 Plus)
University of Minnesota Influenza Novel Respiratory Virus-1 Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Novel Respiratory Virus-2 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV)
Following the sudden and unexpected emergence of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 (2009 H1N1) virus, this observational study was initiated to estimate rates of morbidity and mortality and to examine predictors of severity among participants with 2009 H1N1 infection. In 2011, as surveillance... expand

Following the sudden and unexpected emergence of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 (2009 H1N1) virus, this observational study was initiated to estimate rates of morbidity and mortality and to examine predictors of severity among participants with 2009 H1N1 infection. In 2011, as surveillance indicated that 2009 H1N1 virus was co-circulating with other seasonal influenza A and B viruses worldwide, the protocol was expanded to include other influenza A subtypes and influenza B viruses. The current version of the protocol (released in August 2013) further broadens the scope of this observational study. With the recognition that novel respiratory viruses other than novel influenza A viruses, e.g., Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), could become prevalent and of major public health importance, the objectives of this protocol have been expanded.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 2009

open study

Efficacy and Safety of BB-12 Supplemented Strawberry Yogurt For Healthy Children on Antibiotics
Georgetown University Antibiotic-associated Diarrhea
Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. One of the most common indications for probiotic treatment is the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). Unfortunately, many probiotic products... expand

Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. One of the most common indications for probiotic treatment is the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). Unfortunately, many probiotic products used for AAD are not supported by rigorous independent research, and often results in non-evidence-based usage. The overarching objective is to move research forward for the most well-studied Bifidobacterium strain. The primary aim is to test the efficacy of high dose, BB-12-supplemented yogurt in preventing AAD, compared to yogurt without BB-12, in children receiving antibiotics. Other aims are to further assess the safety of yogurt supplemented with BB-12, and to carry out longitudinal community structure and gene expression analysis of fecal microbiota to evaluate the impact of high dose BB-12 in a pediatric population receiving antibiotics. The microbiota includes hundreds of species, and its disruption is hypothesized to be an important factor in the development of AAD.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2017

open study

Preoperative Palbociclib in Patients With DCIS of the Breast That Are Candidates for Surgery
Georgetown University DCIS
This is a feasibility study which will evaluate the effects of pre-operative treatment of DCIS of the breast with palbociclib. Patients with biopsy-proven DCIS are eligible for the study. There will be 2 independent and unrelated study groups of 12 patients each, for a total... expand

This is a feasibility study which will evaluate the effects of pre-operative treatment of DCIS of the breast with palbociclib. Patients with biopsy-proven DCIS are eligible for the study. There will be 2 independent and unrelated study groups of 12 patients each, for a total of 24 patients: 1. Group A, of male or female patients treated with palbociclib single agent (n=12); 2. Group B, untreated, of male or female patients who consented translational studies in blood, as well as diagnostic and definitive surgical specimen, but not the pre-operative treatment with palbociclib (n=12).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

open study

An Efficacy Study of Adjuvant Treatment With the Personalized Cancer Vaccine mRNA-4157 and Pembrolizumab...
ModernaTX, Inc. Melanoma
The purpose of this study is to assess whether postoperative adjuvant therapy with mRNA-4157 and pembrolizumab improves recurrence free survival (RFS) compared to pembrolizumab alone in patients with complete resection of cutaneous melanoma and a high risk of recurrence. expand

The purpose of this study is to assess whether postoperative adjuvant therapy with mRNA-4157 and pembrolizumab improves recurrence free survival (RFS) compared to pembrolizumab alone in patients with complete resection of cutaneous melanoma and a high risk of recurrence.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2019

open study

Study of Pembrolizumab and Olaparib in Bile Duct Cancer
Georgetown University Cholangiocarcinoma
The investigators propose an open label, one-arm study to assess the safety and efficacy of olaparib and pembrolizumab in patients with cholangiocarcinoma who have progressed on or cannot tolerate gemcitabine-based therapy. expand

The investigators propose an open label, one-arm study to assess the safety and efficacy of olaparib and pembrolizumab in patients with cholangiocarcinoma who have progressed on or cannot tolerate gemcitabine-based therapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2020

open study

Durvalumab and Tremelimumab in Treating Patients With Recurrent Stage IV Lung Cancer
Southwest Oncology Group Recurrent Squamous Cell Lung Carcinoma Stage IV Squamous Cell Lung Carcinoma AJCC v7
This phase II trial studies how well durvalumab and tremelimumab works in treating patients with stage IV lung cancer that has come back after previous treatment. Monoclonal antibodies, such as durvalumab and tremelimumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow... expand

This phase II trial studies how well durvalumab and tremelimumab works in treating patients with stage IV lung cancer that has come back after previous treatment. Monoclonal antibodies, such as durvalumab and tremelimumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study