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374 matching studies

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Care Optimization Through Patient and Hospital Engagement Clinical Trial for Heart Failure
Duke University Heart Failure
CONNECT-HF is a large-scale, pragmatic, cluster-randomized clinical trial to evaluate the effect of a customized, multifaceted, health system-level quality-improvement (QI) program compared with usual care on heart failure (HF) outcomes and HF quality-of-care metrics. expand

CONNECT-HF is a large-scale, pragmatic, cluster-randomized clinical trial to evaluate the effect of a customized, multifaceted, health system-level quality-improvement (QI) program compared with usual care on heart failure (HF) outcomes and HF quality-of-care metrics.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2017

open study

Treatments for Anxiety: Meditation and Escitalopram
Georgetown University Anxiety Disorders Generalized Anxiety Disorder Panic Disorder Social Anxiety Disorder Agoraphobia
We propose the first randomized, controlled study to assess the comparative effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with a medication for anxiety disorders. We will use escitalopram, gold-standard SSRI treatment for patients with anxiety disorders, and will... expand

We propose the first randomized, controlled study to assess the comparative effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with a medication for anxiety disorders. We will use escitalopram, gold-standard SSRI treatment for patients with anxiety disorders, and will examine the comparative effectiveness of the two treatments on anxiety symptoms and other outcomes important to patients.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2018

open study

CCK Receptor Antagonist,Proglumide, Therapy for NASH
Georgetown University Safety Issues
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. 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.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2019

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 disparities.... 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

Erlotinib Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With Stage IB-IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer That Has Been...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) EGFR Exon 19 Deletion Mutation EGFR NP_005219.2:p.L858R Stage IB Lung Non-Small Cell Carcinoma AJCC v7 Stage II Lung Non-Small Cell Cancer AJCC v7 Stage IIA Lung Non-Small Cell Carcinoma AJCC v7
This phase III ALCHEMIST trial studies how well erlotinib hydrochloride compared to observation works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been completely removed by surgery. Erlotinib hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by... expand

This phase III ALCHEMIST trial studies how well erlotinib hydrochloride compared to observation works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been completely removed by surgery. Erlotinib hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2014

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 is... 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

Mino-Lok Therapy (MLT) for the Treatment of CRBSI/CLABSI
Leonard-Meron Biosciences, Inc. Catheter-related Infections
This is a Phase 3, multi-center, randomized, open-label, assess-blind study to determine the efficacy and safety of MLT, a novel antibiotic lock therapy that combines minocycline with edetate disodium in 25% ethanol solution as an adjuctive therapy for the treatment of catheter-related... expand

This is a Phase 3, multi-center, randomized, open-label, assess-blind study to determine the efficacy and safety of MLT, a novel antibiotic lock therapy that combines minocycline with edetate disodium in 25% ethanol solution as an adjuctive therapy for the treatment of catheter-related or central line associated bloodstream infection (CRBSI/CLABSI). Approximately 144 subjects who have been diagnosed with CRBSI/CLABSI and who meet all necessary criteria for the study will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to 1 of 2 treatment arms: - MLT Arm: Mino-Lok therapy; or - Control Arm: Antibiotic lock (┬▒heparin). The antibiotic lock (ALT) should be comprised of the best available therapy at the sites based on standard institutional practices or recommendations from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2018

open study

Cediranib Maleate and Olaparib or Standard Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Recurrent Platinum-Resistant...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Fallopian Tube Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma Fallopian Tube Endometrioid Adenocarcinoma Fallopian Tube Serous Adenocarcinoma Fallopian Tube Transitional Cell Carcinoma Fallopian Tube Undifferentiated Carcinoma
This randomized phase II/III trial studies how well cediranib maleate and olaparib work when given together or separately, and compares them to standard chemotherapy in treating patients with ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer that has returned (recurrent)... expand

This randomized phase II/III trial studies how well cediranib maleate and olaparib work when given together or separately, and compares them to standard chemotherapy in treating patients with ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer that has returned (recurrent) after receiving chemotherapy with drugs that contain platinum (platinum-resistant) or continued to grow while being treated with platinum-based chemotherapy drugs (platinum-refractory). Cediranib maleate and olaparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy 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 giving cediranib maleate and olaparib together may cause more damage to cancer cells when compared to either drug alone or standard chemotherapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

open study

Safety and Effectiveness of the Jada System in Treating Primary Postpartum Hemorrhage
Alydia Health Postpartum Hemorrhage
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Jada System in the control and reduction of primary postpartum hemorrhage. expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Jada System in the control and reduction of primary postpartum hemorrhage.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2017

open study

Gut and Intratumoral Microbiome Effect on the Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy-induced Immunosurveillance in...
Hackensack Meridian Health Triple Negative Breast Cancer
The probability of pCR in Triple Negative Breast Cancer patients receiving standard of care AC-T neoadjuvant chemotherapy is associated with the dominance of specific intestinal microbiota and intratumoal microbiota that promote anti-tumor immunosurveillance. expand

The probability of pCR in Triple Negative Breast Cancer patients receiving standard of care AC-T neoadjuvant chemotherapy is associated with the dominance of specific intestinal microbiota and intratumoal microbiota that promote anti-tumor immunosurveillance.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Pemafibrate to Reduce Cardiovascular OutcoMes by Reducing Triglycerides IN patiENts With diabeTes (PROMINENT)
Kowa Research Institute, Inc. Type2 Diabetes Dyslipidemia
The primary objective of the study is to determine whether pemafibrate administered twice daily will delay the time to first occurrence of any component of the clinical composite endpoint of: - nonfatal Myocardial Infarction (MI) - nonfatal ischemic stroke... expand

The primary objective of the study is to determine whether pemafibrate administered twice daily will delay the time to first occurrence of any component of the clinical composite endpoint of: - nonfatal Myocardial Infarction (MI) - nonfatal ischemic stroke - hospitalization for unstable angina requiring unplanned coronary revascularization; or - Cardio Vascular (CV) death.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

Registry of Subjects With Drug Resistant Epilepsy and Treated With the VNS Therapy System.
LivaNova Epilepsy Seizures Drug Resistant Epilepsy
Multicenter global post-market registry of subjects diagnosed with drug resistant epilepsy and treated with the VNS Therapy System. expand

Multicenter global post-market registry of subjects diagnosed with drug resistant epilepsy and treated with the VNS Therapy System.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Feb 2018

open study

Clinical Trial of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy With Atezolizumab or Placebo in Patients With Triple-Negative...
NSABP Foundation Inc Triple Negative Breast Cancer
The main purpose of this study is to learn if the usual chemotherapy given before surgery (neoadjuvant therapy) for breast cancer plus the experimental drug, atezolizumab, is better than the usual chemotherapy plus a placebo. (A placebo is a drug that looks like the study drug... expand

The main purpose of this study is to learn if the usual chemotherapy given before surgery (neoadjuvant therapy) for breast cancer plus the experimental drug, atezolizumab, is better than the usual chemotherapy plus a placebo. (A placebo is a drug that looks like the study drug but contains no medication.) The usual chemotherapy in this study is paclitaxel (WP) and carboplatin followed by doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide (AC) or epirubicin and cyclophosphamide (EC). Usually, after neoadjuvant therapy and surgery for triple negative breast cancer, no additional treatment is given unless the cancer returns. This study will also look at continuing treatment after surgery with atezolizumab or the placebo. To be better, atezolizumab given with the neoadjuvant therapy should be better at: 1) decreasing the amount of tumor in the breast than the placebo given with the usual chemotherapy and 2) decreasing the chance of the cancer from returning after surgery. Another purpose of this study is to test the good and bad effects of atezolizumab when added to the usual chemotherapy. Atezolizumab may keep your cancer from growing but it can also cause side effects.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

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

A Study of CAD106 and CNP520 Versus Placebo in Participants at Risk for the Onset of Clinical Symptoms...
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Alzheimer's Disease
The purpose of this study is to test whether two investigational drugs called CAD106 and CNP520, administered separately, can slow down the onset and progression of clinical symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) in participants at the risk to develop clinical symptoms... expand

The purpose of this study is to test whether two investigational drugs called CAD106 and CNP520, administered separately, can slow down the onset and progression of clinical symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) in participants at the risk to develop clinical symptoms based on their age and genotype.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2015

open study

REDUCE LAP-HF TRIAL II
Corvia Medical Heart Failure
Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized Controlled, Blinded Trial, with a Non-implant Control group; 1:1 randomization. expand

Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized Controlled, Blinded Trial, with a Non-implant Control group; 1:1 randomization.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2017

open study

Integrated Cancer Repository for Cancer Research
University of Nebraska Pancreatic Cancer Thyroid Cancer Lung Cancer Esophageal Cancer Thymus Cancer
The iCaRe2 is a multi-institutional resource created and maintained by the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center to collect and manage standardized, multi-dimensional, longitudinal data and biospecimens on consented adult cancer patients, high-risk individuals, and normal controls.... expand

The iCaRe2 is a multi-institutional resource created and maintained by the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center to collect and manage standardized, multi-dimensional, longitudinal data and biospecimens on consented adult cancer patients, high-risk individuals, and normal controls. The distinct characteristic of the iCaRe2 is its geographical coverage, with a significant percentage of small and rural hospitals and cancer centers. The iCaRe2 advances comprehensive studies of risk factors of cancer development and progression and enables the design of novel strategies for prevention, screening, early detection and personalized treatment of cancer. Centers with expertise in cancer epidemiology, genetics, biology, early detection, and patient care can collaborate by using the iCaRe2 as a platform for cohort and population studies.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Nov 2013

open study

Edoxaban Compared to Standard Care After Heart Valve Replacement Using a Catheter in Patients With Atrial...
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Atrial Fibrillation
When the upper chambers of a person's heart receive irregular electrical signals it causes abnormal rhythm in the heart beat. This is called atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation increases the chance of having a heart attack or stroke. Some patients also get new heart valves... expand

When the upper chambers of a person's heart receive irregular electrical signals it causes abnormal rhythm in the heart beat. This is called atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation increases the chance of having a heart attack or stroke. Some patients also get new heart valves using a catheter. Often doctors give patients a medicine called a vitamin K antagonist (VKA), because it is considered the standard care. This study will see how edoxaban compares to VKA in patients who got a new heart valve by using a catheter. The study will compare the two drugs for up to three years after heart valve replacement, looking at the drug's overall side effects (called adverse events) and major bleeding.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

Study of Entinostat With Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab in Previously Treated Renal Cell Carcinoma
Roberto Pili Renal Cell Carcinoma
This is a Phase II, open-label, safety, pharmacodynamic and efficacy study of entinostat in combination with nivolumab and ipilimumab in subjects with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who have progressed on ipilimumab + nivolumab regimen. Prior to Phase II, a safety lead-in... expand

This is a Phase II, open-label, safety, pharmacodynamic and efficacy study of entinostat in combination with nivolumab and ipilimumab in subjects with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who have progressed on ipilimumab + nivolumab regimen. Prior to Phase II, a safety lead-in will be conducted to establish the RP2D of entinostat when used in combination with ipilimumab + nivolumab. Subjects will initially be treated with the combination of oral entinostat and intravenous (IV) nivolumab plus ipilimumab. Entinostat will be dosed weekly, and nivolumab and ipilimumab will be dosed every 3 weeks, for a total of four, 3-week cycles. Following these first four cycles, entinostat will continue to be administered weekly in combination with nivolumab every 2 weeks (ipilimumab will be discontinued), with treatment continued until disease progression or prohibitive toxicity. Anti-tumor activity will be assessed by radiological tumor assessments conducted at baseline and every 6 weeks thereafter using RECIST version 1.1.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2018

open study

Functional Assessment and Muscle Evaluation Through Exercise Trial
Howard University Urinary Incontinence
The purpose of this study is to decrease rates of urinary incontinence in older women by building strength in the pelvic and lower body muscle through exercise and rehabilitation. expand

The purpose of this study is to decrease rates of urinary incontinence in older women by building strength in the pelvic and lower body muscle through exercise and rehabilitation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

open study

Maintenance Chemotherapy With or Without Local Consolidative Therapy in Treating Patients With Stage...
NRG Oncology Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
This randomized phase II/III trial studies how well giving maintenance chemotherapy with or without local consolidation therapy works in treating patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer. Drugs used in maintenance chemotherapy, such as docetaxel, pemetrexed disodium,... expand

This randomized phase II/III trial studies how well giving maintenance chemotherapy with or without local consolidation therapy works in treating patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer. Drugs used in maintenance chemotherapy, such as docetaxel, pemetrexed disodium, erlotinib hydrochloride, and gemcitabine 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. Local consolidation therapy such as radiation/stereotactic body radiation or surgery may kill cancer cells left after initial treatment. Giving maintenance chemotherapy and local consolidation therapy together may work better than maintenance chemotherapy alone in treating patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2017

open study

Bupropion Hydrochloride in Improving Sexual Desire in Women With Breast or Gynecologic Cancer
NRG Oncology Breast Carcinoma Cervical Carcinoma Ovarian Carcinoma Postmenopausal Uterine Corpus Cancer
This phase II randomized trial studies how well bupropion hydrochloride works in improving sexual desire in women with breast or gynecological cancer. Bupropion hydrochloride may work by boosting sexual desire, energy, or motivation without causing intolerable or undesirable... expand

This phase II randomized trial studies how well bupropion hydrochloride works in improving sexual desire in women with breast or gynecological cancer. Bupropion hydrochloride may work by boosting sexual desire, energy, or motivation without causing intolerable or undesirable side effects.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

open study

CGX1321 in Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors and CGX1321 With Pembrolizumab in Subjects With Advanced...
Curegenix Inc. Solid Tumors GI Cancer
This is a multicenter, open-label study conducted in two phases: Phase 1 consisting of a CGX1321 Single Agent Dose Escalation Phase in solid tumors, CGX1321 Single Agent Dose Expansion Phase in GI tumors and Roll-over Cohort of CGX1321 and pembrolizumab in subjects who have progressed... expand

This is a multicenter, open-label study conducted in two phases: Phase 1 consisting of a CGX1321 Single Agent Dose Escalation Phase in solid tumors, CGX1321 Single Agent Dose Expansion Phase in GI tumors and Roll-over Cohort of CGX1321 and pembrolizumab in subjects who have progressed on single agent CGX1321 and Phase 1b consisting of CGX1321 in combination with pembrolizumab in colorectal tumors. Both phases are to evaluate safety, pharmacokinetics, and clinical activity.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

open study

Risk Enabled Therapy After Initiating Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Bladder Cancer (RETAIN)
Fox Chase Cancer Center Urothelial Carcinoma of the Bladder
The aim of this study is to evaluate a risk-adapted approach to the treatment of muscle invasive bladder cancer. Each baseline transuretheral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) sample will be sequenced while proceeding with neoadjuvant accelerated methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin,... expand

The aim of this study is to evaluate a risk-adapted approach to the treatment of muscle invasive bladder cancer. Each baseline transuretheral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) sample will be sequenced while proceeding with neoadjuvant accelerated methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin, and cisplatin (AMVAC) chemotherapy. Based on the mutational profile and the post AMVAC TURBT findings, patients will be treated with active surveillance (experimental arm), or standard of care intravesicle therapy, chemoradiation or surgery. We hypothesize that this approach will lead to non-inferior metastasis-free survival at 2 years, while preserving the bladder and thus quality-of-life for a proportion of patients.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

open study

Antiandrogen Therapy and Radiation Therapy With or Without Docetaxel in Treating Patients With Prostate...
NRG Oncology Stage I Prostate Adenocarcinoma Stage II Prostate Adenocarcinoma Stage III Prostate Adenocarcinoma
This randomized phase II/III trial studies docetaxel, antiandrogen therapy, and radiation therapy to see how well it works compared with antiandrogen therapy and radiation therapy alone in treating patients with prostate cancer that has been removed by surgery. Androgen can cause... expand

This randomized phase II/III trial studies docetaxel, antiandrogen therapy, and radiation therapy to see how well it works compared with antiandrogen therapy and radiation therapy alone in treating patients with prostate cancer that has been removed by surgery. Androgen can cause the growth of prostate cells. Antihormone therapy may lessen the amount of androgen made by the body. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as docetaxel, 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 antiandrogen therapy and radiation therapy with or without docetaxel after surgery may kill any remaining tumor cells.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study