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411 matching studies

Sponsor Condition of Interest
Rehabilitation and Prophylaxis of Anomia in Primary Progressive Aphasia
Georgetown University Aphasia, Primary Progressive Anomia Alzheimer Disease
The goal of this study is to remediate word-finding problems in patients who have Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) or Alzheimer's Disease and to delay the further progression of word-finding impairment. The current approach is novel in that it contains a prophylaxis component... expand

The goal of this study is to remediate word-finding problems in patients who have Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) or Alzheimer's Disease and to delay the further progression of word-finding impairment. The current approach is novel in that it contains a prophylaxis component in which the investigators attempt to strengthen neural connections that remain functional, making them more resistant to degradation as the disease progresses. While the study is specific in its targeting of word-finding problems, a successful outcome would bode well for other studies aimed at prevention or reversal of declining cognitive functions in dementia. One set of participants with PPA will receive practice with picture naming in two conditions: viewing the picture and repeating the name; and viewing the picture with its written name, plus reading and writing the name. Another set of participants with PPA or Alzheimer's Disease will be trained in two different conditions: learning about the word's semantic features (meaning); and learning about the word's lexical features (letters and sounds). Naming of pictures trained in each of these conditions will be compared, at three time intervals post-training, with naming of pictures tested before the study but never trained. It is predicted that the pairing of the picture with its written name, combined with the motor task of writing the name, will result in a greater ability to name the picture at a later date than simple practice viewing the picture and repeating the name. Furthermore, it is predicted that participants who have difficulty understanding concepts will be more likely to respond to semantic treatment, while participants who have difficulty connecting words with concepts will be more likely to respond to lexical treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2011

open study

The Lung Screening, Tobacco and Health Project
Georgetown University Smoking, Tobacco Tobacco-Related Carcinoma Tobacco Use Lung Cancer Screening
The purpose of this study is to compare intensive telephone counseling (ITC) plus the nicotine patch vs. standard telephone counseling plus the nicotine patch (Usual Care; UC) among current smokers undergoing lung cancer screening. Smoking-related outcomes will be examined... expand

The purpose of this study is to compare intensive telephone counseling (ITC) plus the nicotine patch vs. standard telephone counseling plus the nicotine patch (Usual Care; UC) among current smokers undergoing lung cancer screening. Smoking-related outcomes will be examined at three, six and twelve months post-randomization.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

open study

Testing an Intelligent Tutoring System to Enhance Genetic Risk Assessment
Georgetown University Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Participating in genetic cancer risk assessments (GCRA) for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer can inform treatment and risk management decisions and improve breast cancer outcomes. However, Latina and Black women underuse GCRA services, which may increase breast cancer... expand

Participating in genetic cancer risk assessments (GCRA) for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer can inform treatment and risk management decisions and improve breast cancer outcomes. However, Latina and Black women underuse GCRA services, which may increase breast cancer disparities. This study will adapt and test the impact of an easily scalable novel Intelligent Tutoring System intervention to enhance GCRA use and improve psychosocial outcomes in a clinical sample of underserved Latina and Black women at-risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

open study

DC Longitudinal Study on Aging and Specimen Bank
Georgetown University Alzheimer Disease Dementia Mild Cognitive Impairment Aging Aging Disorder
The Georgetown University Memory Disorders Program, part of the Department of Neurology, is conducting pilot studies of the feasibility of various diagnostic tests for Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment and other neurodegenerative diseases. Further, this study... expand

The Georgetown University Memory Disorders Program, part of the Department of Neurology, is conducting pilot studies of the feasibility of various diagnostic tests for Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment and other neurodegenerative diseases. Further, this study is assessing longitudinal changes in biological, lifestyle, and cognitive assessment collection. The primary goal of this study is to examine the feasibility of biochemical assays, genetic testing, and cognitive and lifestyle assessments in the ante-mortem diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment and other neurodegenerative diseases. This research involves genetic and cognitive status testing but the findings will not be shared with research subjects. This will be accomplished ex vivo using blood, and/or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimens from patients with a diagnosis of probable Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment, or other neurodegenerative diseases and from normal controls.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2007

open study

Response-Based Chemotherapy in Treating Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia or Myelodysplastic Syndrome...
Children's Oncology Group Acute Myeloid Leukemia Down Syndrome Myelodysplastic Syndrome Myeloid Leukemia Associated With Down Syndrome Myeloproliferative Neoplasm
This phase III trial studies response-based chemotherapy in treating newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome in younger patients with Down syndrome. Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing... expand

This phase III trial studies response-based chemotherapy in treating newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome in younger patients with Down syndrome. Drugs used in chemotherapy 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. Response-based chemotherapy separates patients into different risk groups and treats them according to how they respond to the first course of treatment (Induction I). Response-based treatment may be effective in treating acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome in younger patients with Down syndrome while reducing the side effects.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2015

open study

Evaluating the Outcomes for Incisional Application of Negative Pressure for Nontraumatic Amputations
Georgetown University Surgical Wound Wound Heal Amputation
The purpose of this study is to evaluate how well subjects heal after surgery who receive standard dressings or incisional negative pressure wound therapy for non-traumatic amputation sites. expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate how well subjects heal after surgery who receive standard dressings or incisional negative pressure wound therapy for non-traumatic amputation sites.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

Standard or Comprehensive Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Previously...
NSABP Foundation Inc Stage IB Breast Cancer Stage II Breast Cancer
This randomized phase III trial studies standard or comprehensive radiation therapy in treating patients with early-stage breast cancer who have undergone surgery. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x rays to kill tumor cells. It is not yet known whether comprehensive radiation... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies standard or comprehensive radiation therapy in treating patients with early-stage breast cancer who have undergone surgery. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x rays to kill tumor cells. It is not yet known whether comprehensive radiation therapy is more effective than standard radiation therapy in treating patients with breast cancer

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2013

open study

Palbociclib in Real World Practice
Pfizer Advanced Breast Cancer Metastatic Breast Cancer
This Non-Interventional Study will describe and analyze the clinical use of palbociclib in routine clinical practice in the treatment of advanced breast cancer. expand

This Non-Interventional Study will describe and analyze the clinical use of palbociclib in routine clinical practice in the treatment of advanced breast cancer.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

Check Point Inhibition After Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients at High Risk of Post Transplant...
Hackensack Meridian Health Multiple Myeloma Lymphoma
The goal of this study is to determine the safety and clinical effect of combined checkpoint inhibition administered after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in each of six clinical cohorts of high risk and recurrent disease. In addition to assessing the incidence... expand

The goal of this study is to determine the safety and clinical effect of combined checkpoint inhibition administered after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in each of six clinical cohorts of high risk and recurrent disease. In addition to assessing the incidence and severity of adverse events and rates of complete response and progression free survival, investigators intend to monitor immune reconstitution, phenotype and TCR repertoire throughout treatment and at the time of disease progression. Investigators will also analyze the gut microbiome prior to conditioning, throughout treatment, post-transplant and at time of relapse.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2016

open study

Multi-Institutional Registry for Prostate Cancer Radiosurgery
Florida Robotic Radiosurgery Association Prostate Cancer Early Risk Treated by Radiosurgery Prostate Cancer Intermediate Risk Treated by Radiosurgery
To address pertinent questions regarding the utilization of stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) to treat prostate cancer. The Florida Robotic Radiosurgery Association (FRRA) launched the first registry for prostate cancer patients treated with SBRT. The registry is designed... expand

To address pertinent questions regarding the utilization of stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) to treat prostate cancer. The Florida Robotic Radiosurgery Association (FRRA) launched the first registry for prostate cancer patients treated with SBRT. The registry is designed to track surrogate treatment endpoints including prostate specific antigen (PSA), international prostate symptom score (IPSS),sexual health in men (SHIM), and visual analogue scale (VAS) scores, in addition to physical and survival data. Utilizing an independent vendor (Advertek, Inc.) experienced with the design and implementation of similar electronic registries, FRRA developed a data collection tool that staff members with a basic medical background can use to register and upload pertinent patient data, requiring no more than 20 to 30 minutes per patient. Participating patients will be monitored in follow-up for three years, with analysis and publication of the results semi-annually.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jul 2010

open study

"Immunomodulation in GWI (Phlebotomy)"
Georgetown University Gulf War Illness
Gulf War Illness and deployed veterans of the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War are invited to have a brief history and physical examination to determine their health status, complete questionnaires, then donate about 83 ml of blood. There is no follow-up expand

Gulf War Illness and deployed veterans of the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War are invited to have a brief history and physical examination to determine their health status, complete questionnaires, then donate about 83 ml of blood. There is no follow-up

Type: Observational

Start Date: Sep 2018

open study

The Genetic Education for Men Trial: Web-Based Education vs. Standard Care
Georgetown University Prostate Carcinoma Breast Neoplasm Pancreatic Cancer BRCA1 Mutation BRCA2 Mutation
The primary goal of this research is to develop and test a web-based genetic education/counseling intervention. This intervention is designed to educate men from hereditary cancer families about the personal relevance of genetic testing in order to help them make decisions... expand

The primary goal of this research is to develop and test a web-based genetic education/counseling intervention. This intervention is designed to educate men from hereditary cancer families about the personal relevance of genetic testing in order to help them make decisions about whether to pursue genetic testing. The investigators will test this intervention against standard care for men from hereditary cancer families. The web-based educational intervention includes all of the information typically covered during genetic counseling. As a result, after completing the education intervention participants can proceed directly to genetic testing if they choose. The investigators will conduct a survey prior to randomization and then follow-up surveys at 1-month and 6-months post-randomization. The primary outcome will be uptake of genetic testing. Secondary outcomes will be completion of genetic counseling and decision satisfaction.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2016

open study

A Multi-Institutional Registry for CyberKnife Stereotactic Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (CK-SAPBI)
Georgetown University Breast Cancer
This study is a registry to monitor quality of life and clinical outcomes in patients with clinically localized breast cancer who have received stereotactic accelerated partial breast irradiation via CyberKnife. expand

This study is a registry to monitor quality of life and clinical outcomes in patients with clinically localized breast cancer who have received stereotactic accelerated partial breast irradiation via CyberKnife.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: May 2015

open study

Impact of CCR5 Blockade in HIV+ Kidney Transplant Recipients
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) HIV Infections Kidney Diseases
Maraviroc (MVC) is a type of HIV medicine called a CCR5 inhibitor. This study will evaluate the safety and tolerability of MVC in HIV-infected adults receiving a kidney transplant. expand

Maraviroc (MVC) is a type of HIV medicine called a CCR5 inhibitor. This study will evaluate the safety and tolerability of MVC in HIV-infected adults receiving a kidney transplant.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

Acupressure for Cancer-Related Fatigue
Georgetown University Breast Cancer
This study develops and pilot tests the efficacy of a home-based, self-administered acupressure intervention in improving cancer-related fatigue (proximal outcome), and physical functioning and other quality of life outcomes (distal outcomes) of Chinese immigrant breast cancer... expand

This study develops and pilot tests the efficacy of a home-based, self-administered acupressure intervention in improving cancer-related fatigue (proximal outcome), and physical functioning and other quality of life outcomes (distal outcomes) of Chinese immigrant breast cancer survivors (versus usual care control group).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2016

open study

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... 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... 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... 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... 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

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... 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

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

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... 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