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425 matching studies

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Assessment of Postpartum Education to Improve Compliance
Medstar Health Research Institute Hypertension in Pregnancy Postpartum Preeclampsia
This is a prospective single centered randomized control study for postpartum patients diagnosed with hypertension. Participants that meet inclusion criteria will be approached while they are inpatient. After enrollment, all study subjects will receive an automated blood pressure... expand

This is a prospective single centered randomized control study for postpartum patients diagnosed with hypertension. Participants that meet inclusion criteria will be approached while they are inpatient. After enrollment, all study subjects will receive an automated blood pressure cuff and instructions on how to use it. Study participants in the intervention group will be provided with educational material. The investigators hypothesize education in postpartum women with hypertension can improve patient compliance with attendance at postpartum care appointments.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2020

open study

Palbociclib in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Rb Positive Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm Recurrent Childhood Ependymoma Recurrent Ewing Sarcoma Recurrent Glioma Recurrent Hepatoblastoma
This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well palbociclib works in treating patients with Rb positive solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with activating alterations (mutations) in cell cycle genes that have spread to other places in the body and... expand

This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well palbociclib works in treating patients with Rb positive solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with activating alterations (mutations) in cell cycle genes that have spread to other places in the body and have come back or do not respond to treatment. Palbociclib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 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... 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

Response and Biology-Based Risk Factor-Guided Therapy in Treating Younger Patients With Non-high Risk...
Children's Oncology Group Ganglioneuroblastoma Localized Resectable Neuroblastoma Localized Unresectable Neuroblastoma Neuroblastoma
This phase III trial studies how well response and biology-based risk factor-guided therapy works in treating younger patients with non-high risk neuroblastoma. Sometimes a tumor may not need treatment until it progresses. In this case, observation may be sufficient. Measuring... expand

This phase III trial studies how well response and biology-based risk factor-guided therapy works in treating younger patients with non-high risk neuroblastoma. Sometimes a tumor may not need treatment until it progresses. In this case, observation may be sufficient. Measuring biomarkers in tumor cells may help plan when effective treatment is necessary and what the best treatment is. Response and biology-based risk factor-guided therapy may be effective in treating patients with non-high risk neuroblastoma and may help to avoid some of the risks and side effects related to standard treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2014

open study

Intraoperative Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Breast Cancer Undergoing Breast-Conserving...
University of California, San Francisco Stage IA Breast Cancer Stage IIA Breast Cancer
This phase IV trial studies the side effects of intraoperative radiation therapy and how well it works in treating patients with breast cancer undergoing breast-conserving surgery. Delivering radiation one time to the area where the tumor was removed while the patient is still... expand

This phase IV trial studies the side effects of intraoperative radiation therapy and how well it works in treating patients with breast cancer undergoing breast-conserving surgery. Delivering radiation one time to the area where the tumor was removed while the patient is still in the operating room may kill any residual tumor cells and may be as effective as standard radiation therapy in patients with early stage breast cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2012

open study

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

This study is an open labelled Phase I/II clinical trial, designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an oral cholecystokinin (CCK) receptor antagonist, proglumide, at escalating doses in subjects with NASH. An extended use protocol has been approved for subjects completing this study that show benefit or are at risk of Liver disease progression to continue on Proglumide at 1200 mg / day for an additional 3-9 months. Subjects in the extended protocol will have telephone visits monthly and in the research unit every 3 months for safety lab tests and research blood for fibrosis analysis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2019

open study

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

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

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2019

open study

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

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

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Jul 2012

open study

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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