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S1613, Trastuzumab and Pertuzumab or Cetuximab and Irinotecan Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With...
Southwest Oncology Group Colon Adenocarcinoma ERBB2 Gene Amplification Rectal Adenocarcinoma Recurrent Colon Carcinoma Recurrent Rectal Carcinoma
This randomized phase II trial studies how well trastuzumab and pertuzumab work compared to cetuximab and irinotecan hydrochloride in treating patients with HER2/neu amplified colorectal cancer that has spread from where it started to other places in the body and cannot be... expand

This randomized phase II trial studies how well trastuzumab and pertuzumab work compared to cetuximab and irinotecan hydrochloride in treating patients with HER2/neu amplified colorectal cancer that has spread from where it started to other places in the body and cannot be removed by surgery. Monoclonal antibodies, such as trastuzumab and pertuzumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cetuximab and irinotecan hydrochloride, 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. Giving trastuzumab and pertuzumab may work better compared to cetuximab and irinotecan hydrochloride in treating patients with colorectal cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy With Instillation of Saline Solution Versus Collagenase Ointment in Full-thickness...
KCI USA, Inc. Wounds and Injuries Wound Healing Granulation Tissue
Evaluation of wound bed surface area containing clean, healthy viable tissue in full-thickness wounds. expand

Evaluation of wound bed surface area containing clean, healthy viable tissue in full-thickness wounds.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2018

open study

A Study to Evaluate the Safety and the Efficacy of EscharEx (EX-02 Formulation) in Debridement of Venous...
MediWound Ltd Venous Leg Ulcer
This study is a multicenter, prospective, randomized, placebo controlled, adaptive design study performed to assess the safety and the efficacy of 5% EscharEx (EX-02) compared to Gel Vehicle (placebo) and non-surgical standard of care (NSSOC), in debridement of Venous Leg... expand

This study is a multicenter, prospective, randomized, placebo controlled, adaptive design study performed to assess the safety and the efficacy of 5% EscharEx (EX-02) compared to Gel Vehicle (placebo) and non-surgical standard of care (NSSOC), in debridement of Venous Leg Ulcers (VLU) (in a ratio of 1:1:1) in debridement of VLU. The main objective of this study is: To assess the safety and the efficacy of EscharEx (EX-02 formulation) compared to Gel Vehicle (placebo) and non-surgical standard of care (NSSOC), in debridement of Venous Leg Ulcers (VLU). 174 randomized adult patients with VLU that fail to heal for 4 weeks to 2 years, and with >50% non-viable tissue (necrotic/slough/fibrin) on the VLU. The maximum number of patients to be enrolled is 225. The total duration of the study of each participating subject is up to 17 weeks: screening (1 week) + Daily visit period (up to 2 weeks) + Twice-weekly visits period (2 weeks) + Weekly visits period (10 weeks) + closure confirmation (up to 2 weeks, if applicable). Each patient will go through 4 periods during the trial: 1. Screening period (2 visits, 7 [+2] days apart). Including: recording demographics, medical history and concomitant medications, vital signs, physical examination, clinical laboratory tests, wound photography and assessments and questionnaires (pain, wound status and QoL). During this period, wounds will be treated by standard treatment (e.g. appropriate dressing, compression bandage) per investigator discretion, with the exclusion of mechanical and surgical debridement. During the one week screening period, patients whose wound size (surface area, as measured by eKare inSightTM) decreases by more than 20 percent will be excluded. 2. Daily visits period (up to 8 daily site visits within up to 14 days): During the Daily visit period, the patient will arrive daily to site visits. During each visit, adverse events, concomitant medication, vital signs and pain will be recorded, the wound will be washed, photographed and assessed for wound size (by eKare inSightTM), % of non viable tissue (by clinical assessment), and wound healing status (assessed clinically). Eligible patients will be randomized into one of the study arms: EX-02, or Gel Vehicle (Placebo), or NSSOC in a 1:1:1 ratio. Patients will be treated with up to 8 daily 24±3 hours applications or until complete debridement is achieved, whichever occurs first. On the weekends between treatments of EX-02 or Gel material, the wound will be dressed with a compatible dressing, and by compression therapy. Patients treated with NSSOC continue using NSSOC during the weekend according to label or instructions for use, and compression therapy. 3. Twice-weekly visits period (4 visits within 14 days): the patients will be followed twice weekly for two weeks, (4 visits within 14 days). During each visit, safety parameters will be recorded (AEs, concomitant medications, pain, vital signs), the wound will be washed, photographed and assessed for wound size (by eKare inSightTM), % of nonviable tissue (by clinical assessment), and wound healing status (assessed clinically). The investigator will clinically assess complete debridement, upon achieving a viable wound bed after removal of all non-viable tissue, suitable for initiation of the wound healing stage. 4. Weekly visits period (10 visits in 10 weeks): patients will be followed once weekly for 10 weeks, (10 visits within 10 weeks). During each weekly visit, safety parameters will be recorded (AEs, concomitant medications, pain, vital signs), the wound will be washed, photographed and assessed for wound size (by eKare inSightTM), % of nonviable tissue (by clinical assessment), and wound healing status (assessed clinically). The investigator will clinically assess complete debridement, upon achieving a viable wound bed after removal of all non-viable tissue, suitable for initiation of the wound healing stage. Complete wound closure defined as skin re-epithelialization without drainage or dressing requirements confirmed at two consecutive study visits, 2 weeks apart will be assessed clinically. Thus, if closure occurs close to the end of weekly visit period, i.e. on 9th or 10th visit of the weekly period, an additional confirmation visit will be performed 2 weeks later.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2019

open study

A Phase 3 Adaptive Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Inhaled Treprostinil in Patients With...
United Therapeutics Pulmonary Hypertension Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
This is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 30-week, adaptive cross-over study, with a Treatment Period of approximately 26 weeks under the Original Design or, if applicable, a 17-week parallel study, with a Treatment Period of approximately 14 weeks... expand

This is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 30-week, adaptive cross-over study, with a Treatment Period of approximately 26 weeks under the Original Design or, if applicable, a 17-week parallel study, with a Treatment Period of approximately 14 weeks under the Contingent Design.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2018

open study

A Crossover Pilot Study of the Effect of Amiloride on Proteinuria
Georgetown University Proteinuria
This cross-over study is designed to test the hypothesis that amiloride will reduce urinary protein excretion and protect the kidney from rapid progression in proteinuric kidney disease. expand

This cross-over study is designed to test the hypothesis that amiloride will reduce urinary protein excretion and protect the kidney from rapid progression in proteinuric kidney disease.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2013

open study

177Lu Radiolabeled Monoclonal Antibody HuJ591 (177Lu-J591) and Ketoconazole in Patients With Prostate...
Weill Medical College of Cornell University Prostate Cancer
The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of the experimental drug, 177Lu-J591 in combination with ketoconazole and hydrocortisone against prostate cancer. expand

The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of the experimental drug, 177Lu-J591 in combination with ketoconazole and hydrocortisone against prostate cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2009

open study

Niraparib Plus Carboplatin in Patients With Homologous Recombination Deficient Advanced Solid Tumor Malignancies
Georgetown University Solid Tumor, Adult Homologous Recombination Deficiency
This is a multi-institutional Phase I dose-escalation and dose-expansion trial for patients with advanced, solid tumor malignancies who have pre-identified deleterious germline or somatic mutations in the homologous recombination deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) repair pathway... expand

This is a multi-institutional Phase I dose-escalation and dose-expansion trial for patients with advanced, solid tumor malignancies who have pre-identified deleterious germline or somatic mutations in the homologous recombination deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) repair pathway (HR deficient). The trial is designed to assess the efficacy and safety of niraparib plus carboplatin in patients with evidence of HRD. The primary endpoint will be identifying the recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) and schedule of niraparib plus carboplatin, as well as establishing the anti-tumor efficacy of niraparib plus carboplatin as determined by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) v1.1 criteria.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

Nilotinib in Huntington's Disease
Georgetown University Huntington Disease
Based on strong pre-clinical evidence of the effects of Nilotinib on neurodegenerative pathologies, including autophagic clearance of neurotoxic proteins, neurotransmitters (dopamine and glutamate), immunity and behavior, the investigators conducted an open label pilot clinical... expand

Based on strong pre-clinical evidence of the effects of Nilotinib on neurodegenerative pathologies, including autophagic clearance of neurotoxic proteins, neurotransmitters (dopamine and glutamate), immunity and behavior, the investigators conducted an open label pilot clinical trial in mid-to-advanced PD with dementia (PDD) and Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) (stage 3-4) patients. Participants (N=12) were randomized 1:1 to once daily oral dose of 150mg and 300mg Nilotinib for 6 months. The investigators data suggests that Nilotinib penetrates the brain and inhibits CSF Abelson (Abl) activity via reduction of phosphorylated Abl in agreement with pre-clinical data. Several studies suggest that CSF alpha-Synuclein and Abeta42 are decreased and CSF total Tau and p-Tau are increased in PD and DLB. The investigators data shows attenuation of loss of CSF alpha-Synuclein and Abeta40/42 with 300mg (50% of the CML dose) compared to 150mg Nilotinib after 6 months treatment. CSF homovanillic acid (HVA), which is a by-product of dopamine metabolism, is significantly increased; and CSF total Tau and p-Tau are significantly reduced (N=5, P<0.05) with 300mg Nilotinib between baseline and 6 months treatment. Despite the reduction of L-Dopa replacement therapies in our study, the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UDPRS) I-IV scores improved with 150mg (3.5 points) and 300mg (11 points) from baseline to 6 months and worsened (13.7 points and 11.4 points) after 3 months withdrawal of 150mg and 300mg, respectively. Other non-motor functions e.g. constipation was resolved in all patients and cognition was also improved (3.5 points) using both the Mini-Mental Status Exam (MMSE) or the Scales for Outcomes in Parkinson's Disease-Cognition (SCOPA-Cog) between baseline and 6 months. MMSE scores returned to baseline after 3 months of Nilotinib withdrawal. These data are very compelling to evaluate the effects of Nilotinib in an open label proof-of-concept study in patients with HD.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2018

open study

Identification of the Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Cascade for Women.
Medstar Health Research Institute Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a daily pill that greatly reduces the risk of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), however the barriers to PrEP use for women are understudied and PrEP is underutilized by women. Partnering with the DC Department of Health... expand

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a daily pill that greatly reduces the risk of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), however the barriers to PrEP use for women are understudied and PrEP is underutilized by women. Partnering with the DC Department of Health and the DC Center for AIDS Research (DC-CFAR), the overarching goals are (1) to identify and populate the PrEP cascade for women, (2) to provide a blueprint for family planning providers to integrate HIV prevention into their practices and target evidence-based interventions to the women at highest risk for HIV in their communities, and (3) to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of this intervention. The overarching hypotheses are that (1) the timeline and roadmap to PrEP adoption and the PrEP cascade will be different for cis-gender women than that described for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women, (2) women seeking family planning services will be eligible for and interested in PrEP and family planning providers are ideally situated to provide this care, and (3) provision of PrEP in the family planning setting will be cost-effective. This research proposes to evaluate (1) PrEP cascade of events for women (eligibility for PrEP, acceptability/interest in PrEP, access/linkage to a PrEP program, initiation of PrEP, retention, and adherence to PrEP) and (2) the integration of universal screening for PrEP and PrEP provision into a women's family planning clinic. This research will allow for targeted evidence-based interventions to reach women at high-risk for HIV and will provide a blueprint for the implementation of PrEP services in the family planning setting nationally.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jul 2018

open study

Prospective Observational Study of the ICD in Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention
Johns Hopkins University Heart Failure, Congestive Death, Sudden, Cardiac Arrhythmia Cardiomyopathies
The overall hypothesis of this study is that subtle interactions between structural (substrate) and functional (trigger) abnormalities of the heart, some of which are genetically-determined, can be used to identify patients at high risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Such... expand

The overall hypothesis of this study is that subtle interactions between structural (substrate) and functional (trigger) abnormalities of the heart, some of which are genetically-determined, can be used to identify patients at high risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Such information may be used to better define patients most likely to benefit from replacement of an internal defibrillator (ICD). The prospective, observational study to enroll, categorize and follow patients who receive an ICD pulse generator replacement for primary prevention of SCD (PROSe-ICD) was established to : 1. to gain a better understanding of the biological mechanisms that predispose to SCD 2. to develop readily determined clinical, electrocardiographic, genetic and blood protein markers identify patients with an increased risk of dying suddenly

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jun 2003

open study

The AVIATOR Study: Trastuzumab and Vinorelbine With Avelumab OR Avelumab & Utomilumab in Advanced HER2+...
Ian E. Krop, MD, PhD Breast Cancer
This research study is studying a combination of drugs as a possible treatment for breast cancer. The drugs involved in this study are: - Group A: Trastuzumab (Herceptin) + Vinorelbine (Navelbine) - Group B: Trastuzumab + Vinorelbine + Avelumab... expand

This research study is studying a combination of drugs as a possible treatment for breast cancer. The drugs involved in this study are: - Group A: Trastuzumab (Herceptin) + Vinorelbine (Navelbine) - Group B: Trastuzumab + Vinorelbine + Avelumab - Group C: Trastuzumab + Vinorelbine + Avelumab + Utomilumab (PF-05082566)

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2018

open study

Retropubic vs. Single-Incision Mid-Urethral Sling for Stress Urinary Incontinence
Wake Forest University Health Sciences Stress Urinary Incontinence Pelvic Floor Disorders
One in five women will undergo prolapse surgery in their lifetime, and there is a strong correlation between prolapse and urinary incontinence. Pelvic floor surgeons aspire to improve relevant quality of life outcomes for women with pelvic floor disorders while minimizing... expand

One in five women will undergo prolapse surgery in their lifetime, and there is a strong correlation between prolapse and urinary incontinence. Pelvic floor surgeons aspire to improve relevant quality of life outcomes for women with pelvic floor disorders while minimizing complications and unnecessary procedures. There has been an experience of disappointment and frustration when a patient returns following POP repair with new symptoms of SUI that she ranks as a greater disruption to her quality of life than her original vaginal bulge. While retropubic (RP) slings are considered to be the "gold-standard" referent for other slings with long-term outcomes data, they are associated with the highest risks of intra- and post-operative complications including bladder injury, bleeding, and post-operative voiding dysfunction. Single-incision slings (SIS) are the latest iteration in sling development that build upon the benefits of slings but avoid passage through the muscles of the inner thigh. The hypothesis for this study is that single-incision slings (Altis ™) are non-inferior to Retropubic mid-urethral slings when placed at the time of native tissue vaginal repair.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2018

open study

Reduced Craniospinal Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy in Treating Younger Patients With Newly Diagnosed...
Children's Oncology Group Medulloblastoma
This phase II trial studies how well reduced doses of radiation therapy to the brain and spine (craniospinal) and chemotherapy work in treating patients with newly diagnosed type of brain tumor called WNT)/Wingless (WNT)-driven medulloblastoma. Recent studies using chemotherapy... expand

This phase II trial studies how well reduced doses of radiation therapy to the brain and spine (craniospinal) and chemotherapy work in treating patients with newly diagnosed type of brain tumor called WNT)/Wingless (WNT)-driven medulloblastoma. Recent studies using chemotherapy and radiation therapy have been shown to be effective in treating patients with WNT-driven medulloblastoma. However, there is a concern about the late side effects of treatment, such as learning difficulties, lower amounts of hormones, or other problems in performing daily activities. Radiotherapy uses high-energy radiation from x-rays to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, vincristine sulfate, cyclophosphamide and lomustine, 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. Giving reduced craniospinal radiation therapy and chemotherapy may kill tumor cells and may also reduce the late side effects of treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

A Study of Ramucirumab (LY3009806) Versus Placebo in Participants With Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Elevated...
Eli Lilly and Company Hepatocellular Carcinoma
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ramucirumab in participants with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and elevated baseline alpha-fetoprotein. Participants will be randomized to ramucirumab or placebo in a 2:1 ratio (Main Global Cohort and China... expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ramucirumab in participants with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and elevated baseline alpha-fetoprotein. Participants will be randomized to ramucirumab or placebo in a 2:1 ratio (Main Global Cohort and China Maximized Extended Enrollment [ME2] Cohort). Participants may also receive ramucirumab if eligible to be enrolled in Open-Label Expansion (OLE) Cohort.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2015

open study

Randomized Trial of the Neochord DS1000 System Versus Open Surgical Repair
NeoChord Mitral Valve Insufficiency
The objective of this trial is to assess the safety and effectiveness of the study device in subjects with degenerative mitral valve disease receiving a mitral valve repair without cardiopulmonary bypass (treatment group) when compared to subjects receiving mitral valve repair... expand

The objective of this trial is to assess the safety and effectiveness of the study device in subjects with degenerative mitral valve disease receiving a mitral valve repair without cardiopulmonary bypass (treatment group) when compared to subjects receiving mitral valve repair using standard surgical techniques with cardiopulmonary bypass (control group).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

Study of OSE2101 Versus Standard Treatment as 2nd or 3rd Line in HLA-A2 Positive Patients With Advanced...
OSE Immunotherapeutics Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
The aim of this study is to determine if the Investigational Medicinal Product Tedopi (OSE2101) is more effective than standard treatment in treating patients with stage IIIB NSCLC unsuitable for radiotherapy or metastatic NSCLC in second- or third-line treatment after failure... expand

The aim of this study is to determine if the Investigational Medicinal Product Tedopi (OSE2101) is more effective than standard treatment in treating patients with stage IIIB NSCLC unsuitable for radiotherapy or metastatic NSCLC in second- or third-line treatment after failure of immune checkpoint-inhibitor regimens.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

open study

Spironolactone Initiation Registry Randomized Interventional Trial in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection...
Uppsala University Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) is common and deadly but without therapy. Inconclusive studies such as TOPCAT (Treatment of Preserved Cardiac Function Heart Failure With an Aldosterone Antagonist) suggest spironolactone may be effective in HFPEF, but... expand

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) is common and deadly but without therapy. Inconclusive studies such as TOPCAT (Treatment of Preserved Cardiac Function Heart Failure With an Aldosterone Antagonist) suggest spironolactone may be effective in HFPEF, but it is generic and will not be studied by industry. SPIRRIT is a unique Registry-Randomized Clinical Trial (RRCT) that will test the hypothesis that spironolactone plus standard of care compared to standard of care alone reduces the composite of CV mortality and HF hospitalization as follows: Population: HFPEF patients in the Swedish Heart Failure Registry (2550 patients) and HFPEF patients in US (650 patients). HFPEF defined as symptoms/signs of HF, elevated NTproBNP (B-type Natriuretic Peptide; N-terminal pro b-type Natriuretic Peptide) and EF>=40%. Intervention and control: Randomized 1:1 to intervention: spironolactone + usual care vs. control: usual care alone. Outcome: Primary outcome cardiovascular death or time to HF hospitalization. Secondary outcomes include hospitalization for various causes, adverse events and treatment adherence. In Sweden outcomes are obtained automatically by linking with the Population, Patient and Drug Dispensed Registries. In the US, outcomes will be reported by sites and supplemented by data from a call center. The trial is event-driven with enrollment 3 years and study duration 5 years. For the primary outcome (CV Death or first HF hospitalization) with an event target of 632 events the sample size requires 3012 patients conservatively rounded to approximately 3200 patients. A detailed feasibility assessment shows that there will be > 8197 eligible patients to meet the required enrollment of 3200 patients.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

Telehealth Pilot for Veterans With Chronic Multi-Symptom Illness.
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center Chronic Multisymptom Illness
The objective of this study is to examine the effectiveness of a telehealth intervention intended to augment several factors related to brain health and cognition in Veterans with chronic multi-symptom illness. expand

The objective of this study is to examine the effectiveness of a telehealth intervention intended to augment several factors related to brain health and cognition in Veterans with chronic multi-symptom illness.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

A Pivotal Study of the Premia Spine TOPS™ System
Premia Spine Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
The purpose of this trial is to assess whether the Total Posterior Spine System (TOPS System) is more effective than transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) when used to stabilize a single lumbar level (L2 - L5) following surgical decompression in patients diagnosed with (1)... expand

The purpose of this trial is to assess whether the Total Posterior Spine System (TOPS System) is more effective than transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) when used to stabilize a single lumbar level (L2 - L5) following surgical decompression in patients diagnosed with (1) at least moderate lumbar spinal stenosis, and (2) Grade 1 spondylolisthesis (or retrolisthesis), and (3) thickening of the ligamentum flavum or scarring of the facet joint capsule. Success will be assessed by means of a composite endpoint that measures improvement in in patient reported outcomes and the absence of any major device related complications.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

Stopping TNF Alpha Inhibitors in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Georgetown University Rheumatoid Arthritis
Background: - Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is often treated with drugs known as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors, that can help decrease joint pain and swelling and can even result in RA remission. However, TNF inhibitors may increase risk of serious infections... expand

Background: - Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is often treated with drugs known as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors, that can help decrease joint pain and swelling and can even result in RA remission. However, TNF inhibitors may increase risk of serious infections or some types of cancer. - It is not clear if people whose RA has been in remission for a long time need to stay on the TNF inhibitor to remain in remission. If they can stop taking the TNF inhibitor without having their symptoms come back, they will be spared the side effects of these medicines. Some studies have shown that people can stay in remission after stopping a TNF inhibitor, but other studies have not confirmed it. Researchers want to see if people with RA in remission on a TNF inhibitor can stay in remission without this medicine. Also there may be a clinical, imaging (MRI, ultrasound), laboratory profile that will help to determine which patients remain in remission after stopping these drugs. Objectives: - To see whether RA remission can continue after discontinuing use of a TNF inhibitor. - To determine if clinical, imaging and immunological measurements can predict which participants will flare and which will remain in remission after discontinuing TNF inhibitor. Eligibility: -Individuals at least 18 years of age who have RA that is being controlled with TNF inhibitors. We plan to randomize 291 patients. Design: - The study has seven visits over about 2 years. Six visits occur in the first year of the study, about 12 weeks apart. The final study visit is 1 year after the end of the treatment phase. - At the first visit, participants will be screened with a physical exam and medical history. They will complete a questionnaire about their RA symptoms. A blood sample will be collected. They will continue to take their RA medicines during this time. - The second visit will repeat tests from the first visit. These tests will confirm that the RA is in remission. Imaging studies will be performed on the hands, wrists, feet, and their connected joints. After this visit, participants will stop taking their TNF inhibitors and will start to have injections of a study drug. This drug will be either the participant's original TNF inhibitor or a placebo. - There will be follow-up visits at weeks 12, 24, and 36. Participants will have a medical history and joint exam. They will also provide blood samples and answer questions about their RA symptoms. - At the sixth visit (week 48), participants will repeat the tests and imaging studies from the second visit. They will stop taking the study injections. - Continued RA treatment after this visit will be decided by the participant and his or her rheumatologist. Participants may take any recommended medicine, including the TNF inhibitor they had been taking before the study. They will also receive a questionnaire to complete at home and mail back before the final study visit. - At the final visit (week 100), participants will repeat the tests and imaging studies from the second and sixth visits.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2013

open study

Serial Infusions of Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Cardiomyopathy Patients With Left Ventricular...
Medstar Health Research Institute Ischemic Heart Disease Non-ischemic Cardiomyopathy
A study to assess the safety and preliminary efficacy of serial intravenous dose of Allogeneic Mesenchymal Bone Marrow Cells in subjects with heart failure and implanted left ventricular assist devices. expand

A study to assess the safety and preliminary efficacy of serial intravenous dose of Allogeneic Mesenchymal Bone Marrow Cells in subjects with heart failure and implanted left ventricular assist devices.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2019

open study

CLUSTER Trial for Outbreak Detection and Response
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Cluster Detection
Despite the critical importance of identifying hospital-associated outbreaks as early as possible in order to limit their spread, there are currently no standardized methods for cluster detection. The CLUSTER Trial (Cluster Linkage Using Statistics to Trigger and Evaluate... expand

Despite the critical importance of identifying hospital-associated outbreaks as early as possible in order to limit their spread, there are currently no standardized methods for cluster detection. The CLUSTER Trial (Cluster Linkage Using Statistics to Trigger and Evaluate Response) will assess whether a statistically-based automated cluster detection method coupled with a robust response protocol will enable rapid containment of hospital clusters as measured by a reduction in cluster size and duration as compared to routine hospital cluster detection methods coupled with the same response protocol. Note: that enrolled "subjects" represents 82 individual HCA Healthcare hospitals that have been randomized

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2019

open study

Feasibility Study of the Intravascular Ventricular Assist System (iVAS)
NuPulseCV Heart Failure NYHA Class III Heart Failure NYHA Class IV
The purpose of this feasibility study is to assess the preliminary safety and clinical performance of the intravascular ventricular assist system (iVAS). expand

The purpose of this feasibility study is to assess the preliminary safety and clinical performance of the intravascular ventricular assist system (iVAS).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2016

open study

Inotuzumab Ozogamicin and Post-Induction Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With High-Risk B-ALL, Mixed...
Children's Oncology Group B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia B Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Central Nervous System Leukemia Mixed Phenotype Acute Leukemia Testicular Leukemia
This phase III trial studies whether inotuzumab ozogamicin added to post-induction chemotherapy for patients with High-Risk B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (B-ALL) improves outcomes. This trial also studies the outcomes of patients with mixed phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL),... expand

This phase III trial studies whether inotuzumab ozogamicin added to post-induction chemotherapy for patients with High-Risk B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (B-ALL) improves outcomes. This trial also studies the outcomes of patients with mixed phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL), and B-lymphoblastic lymphoma (B-LLy) when treated with ALL therapy without inotuzumab ozogamicin. Inotuzumab ozogamicin is a monoclonal antibody, called inotuzumab, linked to a type of chemotherapy called calicheamicin. Inotuzumab attaches to cancer cells in a targeted way and delivers calicheamicin to kill them. Other drugs used in the chemotherapy regimen, such as cyclophosphamide, cytarabine, dexamethasone, doxorubicin, daunorubicin, methotrexate, leucovorin, mercaptopurine, prednisone, thioguanine, vincristine, and pegaspargase work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. This trial will also study the outcomes of patients with mixed phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL) and disseminated B lymphoblastic lymphoma (B-LLy) when treated with high-risk ALL chemotherapy. The overall goal of this study is to understand if adding inotuzumab ozogamicin to standard of care chemotherapy maintains or improves outcomes in High Risk B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (HR B-ALL). The first part of the study includes the first two phases of therapy: Induction and Consolidation. This part will collect information on the leukemia, as well as the effects of the initial treatment, in order to classify patients into post-consolidation treatment groups. On the second part of this study, patients will receive the remainder of the chemotherapy cycles (interim maintenance I, delayed intensification, interim maintenance II, maintenance), with some patients randomized to receive inotuzumab. Other aims of this study include investigating whether treating both males and females with the same duration of chemotherapy maintains outcomes for males who have previously been treated for an additional year compared to girls, as well as to evaluate the best ways to help patients adhere to oral chemotherapy regimens. Finally, this study will be the first to track the outcomes of subjects with disseminated B-cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia (B LLy) or Mixed Phenotype Acute Leukemia (MPAL) when treated with B-ALL chemotherapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2019

open study

A Mobile Text Messaging Intervention for Indoor Tanning Addiction
Georgetown University Indoor Tanning
The purpose of this study is to test the effects of messages communicating the risks (i.e., health harms, addictiveness) of indoor tanning delivered via mobile text messaging among young adult women ages 18 to 30 years who meet screening criteria for indoor tanning addiction.... expand

The purpose of this study is to test the effects of messages communicating the risks (i.e., health harms, addictiveness) of indoor tanning delivered via mobile text messaging among young adult women ages 18 to 30 years who meet screening criteria for indoor tanning addiction.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2020

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