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365 matching studies

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Web-Based Communication Education for Breast Cancer Survivorship Care
Georgetown University Breast Cancer
This two-phase research plan will develop and test a culturally relevant, web-based patient education program, hereafter known as E-Talkcare. The intervention aims to empower Chinese cancer patients to effectively communicate with different providers in different healthcare settings.... expand

This two-phase research plan will develop and test a culturally relevant, web-based patient education program, hereafter known as E-Talkcare. The intervention aims to empower Chinese cancer patients to effectively communicate with different providers in different healthcare settings.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2017

open study

A Phase 3 Study to Confirm the Efficacy and Safety of Linzagolix to Treat Endometriosis-associated Pain
ObsEva SA Endometriosis
The primary objective of this study is to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of linzagolix administered orally once daily for 3 months at a dose of 75 mg alone or of 200 mg in combination with add-back hormone replacement therapy (ABT: estradiol (E2) 1 mg / norethisterone acetate... expand

The primary objective of this study is to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of linzagolix administered orally once daily for 3 months at a dose of 75 mg alone or of 200 mg in combination with add-back hormone replacement therapy (ABT: estradiol (E2) 1 mg / norethisterone acetate (NETA) 0.5 mg) versus placebo, in the management of moderate to severe endometriosis-associated pain (EAP).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2019

open study

Burst Biologics Foot and Ankle Registry
Burst Biologics Foot and Ankle Disorders Ankle Fusion, Osteotomy
This prospective registry was designed as an observational study to ascertain how commercially available Burst Products are being used by foot and ankle surgeons performing procedures which involve bone grafting, as well as determining relevant patient outcomes. expand

This prospective registry was designed as an observational study to ascertain how commercially available Burst Products are being used by foot and ankle surgeons performing procedures which involve bone grafting, as well as determining relevant patient outcomes.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

A Study of Androgen Annihilation in High-Risk Biochemically Relapsed Prostate Cancer
Alliance Foundation Trials, LLC. Prostate Cancer
This is a randomized, open-label, three-arm, phase 3 study in men with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer and PSA doubling time ≤ 9 months at the time of study entry. expand

This is a randomized, open-label, three-arm, phase 3 study in men with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer and PSA doubling time ≤ 9 months at the time of study entry.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

Quality of Life in Patients With Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer Treated With Radiosurgery
Georgetown University Prostate Cancer Localized Malignant Neoplasm
Quality of life data following SBRT for prostate cancer has been obtained in only a small numbers of patients. A prospective study using validated quality of life questionnaires is needed to determine outcomes after treatment with SBRT. Our study will be the first essential step... expand

Quality of life data following SBRT for prostate cancer has been obtained in only a small numbers of patients. A prospective study using validated quality of life questionnaires is needed to determine outcomes after treatment with SBRT. Our study will be the first essential step in developing a better evidence base on the comparative risks and benefits of SBRT treatment with regards to quality of life assessment and outcomes.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Dec 2012

open study

The RE-ENERGIZE Study: RandomizEd Trial of ENtERal Glutamine to minimIZE Thermal Injury
Daren K. Heyland Burns
The purpose of this study is to test the following hypotheses: 1. Enteral glutamine administration decreases in-hospital mortality in adult patients with severe thermal burn injuries. 2. Enteral glutamine administration decreases hospital-acquired blood stream infections... expand

The purpose of this study is to test the following hypotheses: 1. Enteral glutamine administration decreases in-hospital mortality in adult patients with severe thermal burn injuries. 2. Enteral glutamine administration decreases hospital-acquired blood stream infections from Gram negative organisms and length of stay in ICU and hospital for adult patients with severe thermal burn injuries. 3. Enteral glutamine administration will improve the physical function of surviving burn injured patients and reduce their cost of care. The objectives of this trial are to determine the overall treatment effect and safety of glutamine in burn patients. Specifically, the investigators want to assess the following outcomes in a sample of 1200 patients in 80 sites: 1. In patients with severe, life-threatening burn injury, what is the effect of enteral glutamine on time to discharge alive from hospital 2. In patients with severe, life-threatening burn injury, what is the effect of enteral glutamine on 6 month mortality, hospital-acquired blood stream infections from Gram negative organisms, hospital mortality, duration of stay in ICU and hospital, health-related quality of life, and health care resources?

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2010

open study

Durvalumab Plus CV301 With Maintenance Chemotherapy in Metastatic Colorectal or Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
Georgetown University Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Colorectal Adenocarcinoma Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer
This is a dual arm, open label phase I/II study to evaluate the safety and clinical activity of the combination of durvalumab with CV301 in combination with maintenance chemotherapy for patients with metastatic colorectal or pancreatic cancer whose disease is stable on, or responding... expand

This is a dual arm, open label phase I/II study to evaluate the safety and clinical activity of the combination of durvalumab with CV301 in combination with maintenance chemotherapy for patients with metastatic colorectal or pancreatic cancer whose disease is stable on, or responding to 1st line therapy for metastatic disease. Patients with metastatic colorectal or pancreatic adenocarcinoma who still have an adequate performance status and normal hepatic and renal function will be eligible.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2018

open study

CardiAMP™ Heart Failure Trial
BioCardia, Inc. Heart Failure
This is a prospective, multi-center, randomized (3 Treatment : 2 Sham Control), sham-controlled, patient- and evaluator-blinded study comparing treatment with the CardiAMP cell therapy to a sham treatment. A roll-in phase with a maximum of 10 subjects may occur. expand

This is a prospective, multi-center, randomized (3 Treatment : 2 Sham Control), sham-controlled, patient- and evaluator-blinded study comparing treatment with the CardiAMP cell therapy to a sham treatment. A roll-in phase with a maximum of 10 subjects may occur.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2016

open study

HCV-TARGET- Hepatitis C Therapeutic Registry and Research Network
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Hepatitis C
The primary purpose of the HCV-TARGET study is to establish a nationwide registry of patients undergoing treatment with antiviral therapies for chronic hepatitis C (HCV) at both academic and community practices. expand

The primary purpose of the HCV-TARGET study is to establish a nationwide registry of patients undergoing treatment with antiviral therapies for chronic hepatitis C (HCV) at both academic and community practices.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2011

open study

Targeted Electrotherapy for Aphasia Stroke Rehabilitation (TEASER) - Phase II Multi-Center Study
Soterix Medical Chronic Aphasia
This Phase II study aims to ascertain the effectiveness of HD-tDCS for adjunctive treatment of anomia in chronic aphasia post stroke. Furthermore, it will help explore factors such as alternate outcome measures, subject selection criteria, and benefits of extended treatment duration.... expand

This Phase II study aims to ascertain the effectiveness of HD-tDCS for adjunctive treatment of anomia in chronic aphasia post stroke. Furthermore, it will help explore factors such as alternate outcome measures, subject selection criteria, and benefits of extended treatment duration. These results will be compared to an existing trial using conventional non-targeted tDCS with the same design and outcomes. Patients will be treated with HD-tDCS while performing computerized anomia treatment. The basis behind this method is that language therapy is mediated by cortical areas that are most effectively activated during the training tasks, thus increasing electric stimulation in these areas may improve learning outcomes. To better understand the long term benefits of the adjunctive treatment, patients will be screened again four weeks and six months after study using the same anomia tests. If HD-tDCS shows promising results in increasing the learning outcomes of anomia treatment, a Phase III trial can be considered.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2015

open study

Assessment of the WATCHMAN™ Device in Patients Unsuitable for Oral Anticoagulation
Boston Scientific Corporation Stroke
The purpose of this study is to establish the safety and effectiveness of the WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device, including the post-implant medication regimen, for subjects with non-valvular atrial fibrillation who are deemed not to be eligible for anti-coagulation... expand

The purpose of this study is to establish the safety and effectiveness of the WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device, including the post-implant medication regimen, for subjects with non-valvular atrial fibrillation who are deemed not to be eligible for anti-coagulation therapy to reduce the risk of stroke.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

open study

PRS-343 in HER2-Positive Solid Tumors
Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. HER2-positive Breast Cancer HER2-positive Gastric Cancer HER2-positive Bladder Cancer HER2-positive Solid Tumor
A multi center, open-label, Phase 1 dose escalation study with expansion cohort is designed to determine the MTD, RP2D and dosing schedule of PRS-343 in patients with HER2+ advanced or metastatic solid tumors. expand

A multi center, open-label, Phase 1 dose escalation study with expansion cohort is designed to determine the MTD, RP2D and dosing schedule of PRS-343 in patients with HER2+ advanced or metastatic solid tumors.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2017

open study

SMART Brain Health in African-Americans
Howard University Opioid Use Disorder Substance Use Disorders Dopamine Dysregulation Syndrome African Americans
The investigators hypothesize that opioid use in African-Americans will be associated with hypodopaminergic alleles that alter the threshold for activating feelings of reward and pleasure within the dopaminergic system, and that these allelic frequencies will differ significantly... expand

The investigators hypothesize that opioid use in African-Americans will be associated with hypodopaminergic alleles that alter the threshold for activating feelings of reward and pleasure within the dopaminergic system, and that these allelic frequencies will differ significantly from European Americans. Planned is a targeted system to study genetic risks for reward deficiency using risk gene panel to assign a genetic addiction risk score (GARS), comprehensive surveys to determine quality of life and exposure to stressors and trauma. This system will allow prediction of addiction and relapse potential and delivery of personalized treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2018

open study

The DCISionRT Registry
University of South Florida DCIS
This is a prospective cohort study for patients diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast. The primary objective of the study is to create a de-identified database of patients, test results, treatment decisions and outcomes that can be queried to determine... expand

This is a prospective cohort study for patients diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast. The primary objective of the study is to create a de-identified database of patients, test results, treatment decisions and outcomes that can be queried to determine the utility of the DCISionRT™ test in the diagnosis and treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Feb 2018

open study

Selinexor in Patients With Advanced Thymic Epithelial Tumor Progressing After Primary Chemotherapy
Georgetown University Thymoma Advanced Thymic Epithelial Tumor
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability and effectiveness of selinexor in patients with advanced thymic epithelial tumor progressing after primary chemotherapy. This is a multicenter, open label phase II trial that uses a Simons two stage design. The... expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability and effectiveness of selinexor in patients with advanced thymic epithelial tumor progressing after primary chemotherapy. This is a multicenter, open label phase II trial that uses a Simons two stage design. The study population is adults with histologically confirmed, advanced, inoperable TETs who are progressing after treatment with at least one platinum containing chemotherapy regimen. This study is comprised of 2 similar phase II trials, one running in US (25 patients) and one running in EU (25 patients): There are two study arms: Arm A: Thymoma - Stage 1: 15 patients - Stage 2: 10 patients Arm B: Thymic carcinoma - Stage 1: 15 patients - Stage 2: 10 patients

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

open study

Parkinson's Foundation Quality Improvement Initiative
National Parkinson Foundation Parkinson's Disease
In a recent study it was found that neurologist care for Parkinson's provides a 20% reduction in nursing home placement, hip fracture, and death (Willis 2011). However, as the authors recognized, the investigators don't know what it is about expert care that delivers this benefit.... expand

In a recent study it was found that neurologist care for Parkinson's provides a 20% reduction in nursing home placement, hip fracture, and death (Willis 2011). However, as the authors recognized, the investigators don't know what it is about expert care that delivers this benefit. The Parkinson's Foundation's Quality Improvement Initiative was designed to identify the components of great care that yield great outcomes. By capturing demographics, clinical interventions and outcomes over time from multiple centers across the U.S, Canada and internationally, the best care practices from different clinics and different healthcare systems will be analyzed.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jul 2009

open study

Outcomes of Post-operative Diet in Children Following Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
Georgetown University Chronic Tonsillitis Sleep Disordered Breathing
This research is being done because it is not known which dietary recommendations are best to help patients recover after a tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy. The purpose of this study is to determine how diet after tonsil/adenoid surgery affects bleeding, pain, and oral intake.... expand

This research is being done because it is not known which dietary recommendations are best to help patients recover after a tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy. The purpose of this study is to determine how diet after tonsil/adenoid surgery affects bleeding, pain, and oral intake.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

open study

Development of a City-Wide Cohort of HIV-Infected Persons in Care in the District of Columbia: The DC...
George Washington University HIV AIDS
The goal of the DC Cohort is to establish a clinic-based city-wide longitudinal cohort that will describe clinical outcomes, and improve the quality of care for outpatients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in Washington, DC. expand

The goal of the DC Cohort is to establish a clinic-based city-wide longitudinal cohort that will describe clinical outcomes, and improve the quality of care for outpatients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in Washington, DC.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2011

open study

Metta Meditation Training on Prosocial Behavior
Georgetown University Social Behavior
The purpose of the study is to look at the impact of a metta meditation training on prosocial behavior and socio-affective brain responses. The training involves an 8-week, online administration of guided metta meditation practices aimed at generating feelings of kindness and... expand

The purpose of the study is to look at the impact of a metta meditation training on prosocial behavior and socio-affective brain responses. The training involves an 8-week, online administration of guided metta meditation practices aimed at generating feelings of kindness and compassion for other people. The study examines how participants respond to thinking about familiar others and strangers using behavioral and brain-imaging measures. This study will be important for understanding how people develop the capacity to be prosocial towards other individuals, which is a key component of adaptive social behavior.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

open study

Post-Mastectomy Analgesia Using Exparel (Liposomal) Versus Standard Bupivacaine or Placebo
Georgetown University Mastectomy Breast Cancer
This is a randomized, single-blinded placebo-controlled trial. Patients will be randomized to one of three arms: (1) injection of liposomal bupivacaine at the end of the operation, (2) injection of standard bupivacaine at the end of the operation, or (3) no injection of local... expand

This is a randomized, single-blinded placebo-controlled trial. Patients will be randomized to one of three arms: (1) injection of liposomal bupivacaine at the end of the operation, (2) injection of standard bupivacaine at the end of the operation, or (3) no injection of local anesthetic. All patients will be able to receive IV and oral narcotic medications in the postoperative period on an as-needed basis. If a patient is randomized to the LB arm, at the appropriate time, under a surgeon's direction, 266 mg of (liposomal bupivacaine) LB in 20 cc of solution was expanded with various amounts of normal saline to cover the appropriate surgical field. Our routine expansion for a bilateral mastectomy is to add 80 mL of saline to 20 mL (266 mg) of LB. In our practice,we use an 18-gauge needle to inject the medication in a "field-effect" encompassing all 4 quadrants of the chest muscles (pectoralis and serratus) followed by injecting around the edges of the skin incision and drain site. This occurs prior to dissection of the pectoralis muscle and implant or tissue expander placement. Patients randomized to the SB arm will receive weight-based dosing of bupivacaine, administered in the same manner as the LB arm. Patients who are in the placebo arm will have a similar volume of saline injected into the operative site. Postoperatively, all patients will be kept in the hospital for at least one night. Total length of stay will be documented. They will all have the option of receiving IV morphine injections as well as oral acetaminophen-hydrocodone as needed for additional pain control. The administration of these additional medications will be recorded for each patient. On postoperative day 1, each patient will be administered the American Pain Society Outcome Questionnaire while in the hospital. After discharge from the hospital, we will call the patient on postoperative day 2, 3, 5 and 7 to assess pain and satisfaction scores, using the same questions each time. For any patients staying in the hospital longer than 1 day, the questionnaire will be administered in the hospital on the same postoperative days. Subject participation only lasts for these 7 days of follow up.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2019

open study

Identifying Patients With Unrecognized Treatable Diabetic Macular Edema
Elman Retina Group Diabetic Macular Edema
This trial will assess the incidence of new and/or undiagnosed diabetic macular edema (DME) in diabetic patients that undergo a DME screening exam. The screening exam will consist of medical history, Electronic ETDRS visual acuity assessment, SD-OCT and color fundus photography... expand

This trial will assess the incidence of new and/or undiagnosed diabetic macular edema (DME) in diabetic patients that undergo a DME screening exam. The screening exam will consist of medical history, Electronic ETDRS visual acuity assessment, SD-OCT and color fundus photography

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 2016

open study

Home Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation Using the HandSOME Exoskeleton
The Catholic University of America Stroke
This research will evaluate the potential for a novel hand orthosis (HandSOME) to help stroke victims regain functional use of their hand and regain independent living. Participants will use the HandSOME at home regularly for 8 weeks. Clinical evaluations will measure changes... expand

This research will evaluate the potential for a novel hand orthosis (HandSOME) to help stroke victims regain functional use of their hand and regain independent living. Participants will use the HandSOME at home regularly for 8 weeks. Clinical evaluations will measure changes from the intervention after the 8 weeks and also at a 3 month followup.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2017

open study

Flywheel Exercise for CKD
Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center Chronic Kidney Disease stage3 Chronic Kidney Disease stage4
Among Veterans, the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is reported to be as high as 47.3% and a third higher than the general population. Muscle wasting and dysfunction have been identified as primary consequences of CKD. Disease-induced reductions in lean tissue adversely... expand

Among Veterans, the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is reported to be as high as 47.3% and a third higher than the general population. Muscle wasting and dysfunction have been identified as primary consequences of CKD. Disease-induced reductions in lean tissue adversely affect muscle fatigability. Consequently, muscle fatigability may serve as a potential limiting factor that contributes to activity limitations. However, there is a lack of evidence informing our understanding of muscle fatigability in patients with CKD. Dialysis treatment is a major factor contributing to the high financial costs of CKD care. Thus, in addition to potential health and quality of life benefits, treatments capable of maintaining kidney function or delaying the onset of dialysis treatment would provide substantial socio-economic benefit. Both lean body mass and muscle fatigability may be improved through strength training. Eccentric-overload (i.e. muscle lengthening) progressive resistance exercise (PRE) has been shown to be safe and effective for a variety of chronic conditions. Eccentric PRE using portable flywheel technology may provide a clinically viable treatment option to combat muscle impairments in CKD given the cost effectiveness and minimal space requirements for this mode of exercise. The purpose of this study is to assess feasibility of the eccentric-overload PRE regimen for Veterans with CKD stage 3 & 4 predialysis using a prospective single-arm pre-test post-test intervention design. The primary aim of the project is to determine the effects of eccentric-overload PRE on muscle fatigability in Veterans with CKD Stages 3 & 4 predialysis. Feasibility of the regimen will be determined by the time needed to complete the 4-exercise regimen and the perceived exertion levels reported by the study participants.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2018

open study

The QUALITY Vets Project: Muscle Quality and Kidney Disease
Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center Chronic Kidney Disease Sarcopenia
Currently there is no standard way to detect age-related skeletal muscle loss in patients with chronic kidney disease. Investigators are working on finding rapid and inexpensive ways to measure muscle size and fat within the muscle. expand

Currently there is no standard way to detect age-related skeletal muscle loss in patients with chronic kidney disease. Investigators are working on finding rapid and inexpensive ways to measure muscle size and fat within the muscle.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Sep 2016

open study

Comparing Photon Therapy To Proton Therapy To Treat Patients With Lung Cancer
Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Stage II Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer AJCC v7 Stage IIA Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma AJCC v7 Stage IIB Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma AJCC v7 Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer AJCC v7 Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer AJCC v7
This randomized phase III trial studies proton chemoradiotherapy to see how well it works compared to photon chemoradiotherapy in treating patients with stage II-IIIB non-small cell lung cancer that cannot be removed by surgery. Specialized radiation therapy that delivers a high... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies proton chemoradiotherapy to see how well it works compared to photon chemoradiotherapy in treating patients with stage II-IIIB non-small cell lung cancer that cannot be removed by surgery. Specialized radiation therapy that delivers a high dose of radiation directly to the tumor, such as photon or proton beam radiation therapy, may kill more tumor cells and cause less damage to normal tissue. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as paclitaxel, carboplatin, etoposide, and cisplatin, 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 proton chemoradiotherapy is more effective than photon chemoradiotherapy in treating non-small cell lung cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2014

open study