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424 matching studies

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Improving Communication and Adherence in Black Breast Cancer Survivors (Sisters Informing Sisters)
Virginia Commonwealth University Breast Cancer
The purpose of this study is to test an evidence-based intervention designed to increase adherence to systemic therapy in Black women compared to enhanced usual care. expand

The purpose of this study is to test an evidence-based intervention designed to increase adherence to systemic therapy in Black women compared to enhanced usual care.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2021

open study

Cerebrovascular Reactivity and Oxygen Metabolism as Markers of Neurodegeneration After Traumatic Brain...
Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center Neurodegenerative Diseases
This grant award entitled, "Cerebrovascular Reactivity and Oxygen Metabolism as Markers for Neurodegeneration after Traumatic Brain Injury" (hereafter, "Neurovascular Study"), aims to determine if neurovascular contributors to neurodegeneration can serve as markers of the... expand

This grant award entitled, "Cerebrovascular Reactivity and Oxygen Metabolism as Markers for Neurodegeneration after Traumatic Brain Injury" (hereafter, "Neurovascular Study"), aims to determine if neurovascular contributors to neurodegeneration can serve as markers of the emergence or progression of degenerative processes after traumatic brain injury in middle-aged and older adults.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Oct 2021

open study

Testing the Effects of MK-3475 (Pembrolizumab) With or Without the Usual Chemotherapy Treatment for Patients...
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Metastatic Lung Adenocarcinoma Metastatic Lung Non-Small Cell Carcinoma Recurrent Lung Adenocarcinoma Recurrent Lung Non-Small Cell Carcinoma Stage IV Lung Cancer AJCC v8
This trial studies the side effects of pembrolizumab with or without chemotherapy in treating patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer that has come back (recurrent) and has spread to other places in the body (advanced). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such... expand

This trial studies the side effects of pembrolizumab with or without chemotherapy in treating patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer that has come back (recurrent) and has spread to other places in the body (advanced). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as pemetrexed and carboplatin, 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 pembrolizumab with or without chemotherapy may shrink the tumor in older patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2020

open study

Clinical Evaluation of the AccuCinch® Ventricular Restoration System in Patients Who Present With Symptomatic...
Ancora Heart, Inc. Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF) Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Prospective, randomized, open-label, international, multi-center clinical study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the AccuCinch Ventricular Restoration System in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). expand

Prospective, randomized, open-label, international, multi-center clinical study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the AccuCinch Ventricular Restoration System in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2020

open study

Selpercatinib for the Treatment of Advanced Solid Tumors, Lymphomas, or Histiocytic Disorders With Activating...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Cell Neoplasm Recurrent Ependymoma Recurrent Ewing Sarcoma Recurrent Hepatoblastoma Recurrent Histiocytic and Dendritic Cell Neoplasm
This phase II pediatric MATCH trial studies how well selpercatinib works in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other places in the body (advanced), lymphomas, or histiocytic disorders that have activating RET gene alterations. Selpercatinib may block the... expand

This phase II pediatric MATCH trial studies how well selpercatinib works in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other places in the body (advanced), lymphomas, or histiocytic disorders that have activating RET gene alterations. Selpercatinib may block the growth of cancer cells that have specific genetic changes in an important signaling pathway (called the RET pathway) and may reduce tumor size.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2020

open study

A Study of Enfortumab Vedotin Alone or With Other Therapies for Treatment of Urothelial Cancer
Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc. Carcinoma, Transitional Cell Urinary Bladder Neoplasms Urologic Neoplasms Renal Pelvis Neoplasms Urothelial Cancer
This study will test an experimental drug (enfortumab vedotin) alone and with different combinations of anticancer therapies. Pembrolizumab is an immune checkpoint inhibitor (CPI) that is used to treat patients with cancer of the urinary system (urothelial cancer). This type... expand

This study will test an experimental drug (enfortumab vedotin) alone and with different combinations of anticancer therapies. Pembrolizumab is an immune checkpoint inhibitor (CPI) that is used to treat patients with cancer of the urinary system (urothelial cancer). This type of cancer includes cancer of the bladder, renal pelvis, ureter or urethra. Some parts of the study will look at locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer (la/mUC), which means the cancer has spread to nearby tissues or to other areas of the body. Other parts of the study will look at muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC), which is cancer at an earlier stage that has spread into the muscle wall of the bladder. This study will look at the side effects of enfortumab vedotin alone and with other anticancer therapies. A side effect is a response to a drug that is not part of the treatment effect. This study will also test if the cancer shrinks with the different treatment combinations.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

Diabetic Foot Ulcers-Comparing Transforming Powder to Standard of Care
ULURU Inc. Diabetic Foot Ulcer
Phase IV, randomized, prospective, multi-center, open-label, comparison of transforming powder dressing to standard of care dressing for healing diabetic foot ulcers. expand

Phase IV, randomized, prospective, multi-center, open-label, comparison of transforming powder dressing to standard of care dressing for healing diabetic foot ulcers.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2021

open study

A Pragmatic Trial to Determine the Benefit of Behaviorally Enhanced Exercise Incentives and Corticosteroid...
VA Office of Research and Development Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is one of the most common and disabling conditions among Veterans. Management of KOA is challenging as there are few effective treatments other than joint replacement. Importantly, low levels of physical activity in patients with knee problems might... expand

Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is one of the most common and disabling conditions among Veterans. Management of KOA is challenging as there are few effective treatments other than joint replacement. Importantly, low levels of physical activity in patients with knee problems might worsen pain and disability. This study aims to determine the feasibility of using methods to change behavior that use social incentives and promote physical activity through playing games and interacting with a web-based platform. The study will also evaluate an important and widely used treatment, namely corticosteroid injections. Participants will be randomized into one of 4 arms and will receive a different combination of social incentives and injections. The study will evaluate which approach is most effective at promoting physical activity and reducing pain and disability.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2022

open study

Prevention of Colorectal Cancer Through Multiomics Blood Testing
Freenome Holdings Inc. Colon Cancer Rectal Cancer Colon Neoplasm Colon Diseases Colon Lesion
The PREEMPT CRC study is a prospective multi-center observational study to validate a blood-based test for the early detection of colorectal cancer by collecting blood samples from average-risk participants who will undergo a routine screening colonoscopy. expand

The PREEMPT CRC study is a prospective multi-center observational study to validate a blood-based test for the early detection of colorectal cancer by collecting blood samples from average-risk participants who will undergo a routine screening colonoscopy.

Type: Observational

Start Date: May 2020

open study

Study of TPX-0046, A RET/SRC Inhibitor in Adult Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors Harboring RET Fusions...
Turning Point Therapeutics, Inc. Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Medullary Thyroid Cancer RET Gene Mutation Metastatic Solid Tumor Advanced Solid Tumor
A phase 1/2, first-in-human, open-label study to determine the safety, tolerability, PK, and preliminary efficacy of the novel RET/SRC inhibitor TPX-0046 in adult subjects with advanced or metastatic solid tumors harboring RET mutations or alterations. The study consists of... expand

A phase 1/2, first-in-human, open-label study to determine the safety, tolerability, PK, and preliminary efficacy of the novel RET/SRC inhibitor TPX-0046 in adult subjects with advanced or metastatic solid tumors harboring RET mutations or alterations. The study consists of three portions: 1) Phase 1 Dose Escalation and Food Effect Sub-study, and 2) Phase 1 dose expansion and 3) Phase 2 efficacy evaluation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2019

open study

Intra-operative Uterosacral Ligament Bupivacaine Injection During Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy
Johns Hopkins University Pain, Postoperative Opioid Use
This is proof of concept, phase I randomized controlled trial studying a short acting non-opioid anesthetic, bupivacaine to improve post-operative pain in gynecologic surgery patients. Patients who are undergoing minimally invasive (laparoscopic or robotic) hysterectomy will... expand

This is proof of concept, phase I randomized controlled trial studying a short acting non-opioid anesthetic, bupivacaine to improve post-operative pain in gynecologic surgery patients. Patients who are undergoing minimally invasive (laparoscopic or robotic) hysterectomy will be randomized to receive no uterosacral injection, normal saline uterosacral injection, or 0.25% bupivacaine uterosacral injection just prior to colpotomy (incision around the cervix and removal of uterus) during minimally invasive hysterectomy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2021

open study

Assessment and Treatment for Chronic Pain in Veterans With Serious Mental Illness
VA Office of Research and Development Chronic Pain Schizophrenia Psychotic Disorders Bipolar Disorder Affective Disorders, Psychotic
Chronic pain has a highly negative impact on Veterans, especially those with serious mental illness (SMI). Chronic pain leads to poorer mental health and physical functioning, and represents a critical obstacle to rehabilitation and recovery. Despite known high prevalence... expand

Chronic pain has a highly negative impact on Veterans, especially those with serious mental illness (SMI). Chronic pain leads to poorer mental health and physical functioning, and represents a critical obstacle to rehabilitation and recovery. Despite known high prevalence rates of chronic pain in SMI populations, there is little research to: a) evaluate nonpharmacological pain management strategies in this population, and b) examine directional relations between chronic pain and SMI symptoms. This study aims to address research and clinical gaps by: a) testing the feasibility and acceptability of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP) - a VA evidence-based psychotherapy for chronic pain - in Veterans with SMI, and b) better assessing the complex relation between chronic pain and psychiatric symptoms and their impact on functioning. Results from this study will inform us as to whether CBT-CP is feasible to implement, acceptable to Veterans with SMI, and worth examining in its standard or in an optimized form in a larger clinical trial.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2021

open study

Assessment of Safety and Effectiveness of NovoSorb® BTM in Severe Burns
PolyNovo Biomaterials Pty Ltd. Burns
This is a multi-center, pivotal study to assess the safety and effectiveness of a new method of treating severe burns using NovoSorb Biodegradable Temporizing Matrix (BTM). expand

This is a multi-center, pivotal study to assess the safety and effectiveness of a new method of treating severe burns using NovoSorb Biodegradable Temporizing Matrix (BTM).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2021

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

Zoster Eye Disease Study
NYU Langone Health Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
This is a multi-center, randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial of suppressive valacyclovir for one year in immunocompetent study participants with an episode of dendriform epithelial keratitis, stromal keratitis, endothelial keratitis, and/or iritis due... expand

This is a multi-center, randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial of suppressive valacyclovir for one year in immunocompetent study participants with an episode of dendriform epithelial keratitis, stromal keratitis, endothelial keratitis, and/or iritis due to Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus (HZO) in the year prior to enrollment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Evaluation of the GORE® TAG® Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis (TBE Device) in the Treatment of Lesions...
W.L.Gore & Associates Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic Aorta; Lesion
The objective of this study is to determine whether the GORE® TAG® Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis is safe and effective in treating lesions of the aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta. expand

The objective of this study is to determine whether the GORE® TAG® Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis is safe and effective in treating lesions of the aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2016

open study

Comorbidities And Reducing inEquitieS
Medstar Health Research Institute Cancer, Breast Diabetes Mellitus Hypertension Cancer Prostate
Black cancer patients tend to have worse outcomes than White cancer patients. Some of this disparity may be due to comorbidities. The purpose of this study is to improve management of co-morbidities among cancer patients in order to improve cancer outcomes and improve health... expand

Black cancer patients tend to have worse outcomes than White cancer patients. Some of this disparity may be due to comorbidities. The purpose of this study is to improve management of co-morbidities among cancer patients in order to improve cancer outcomes and improve health equity. Comorbidities such as diabetes and hypertension can complicate cancer treatment or can make it difficult to reach optimal health after treatment. This study will offer additional support and tools to manage cancer patient's health needs. First, the study will use a mobile health application, managed by a company called Welldoc, to monitor patient progress in real time and to provide ongoing guidance. Second, the study will connect patients with a Community Health Worker who will speak with them weekly to discuss self-care information, including medical scheduling or appointment needs, and assist with daily self-monitoring of blood pressure and/or blood glucose monitoring. Lastly, an oncology nurse will monitor reported health and triage any medical needs and whether additional medical care is needed.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2021

open study

Comparing Two Methods to Follow Patients With Pancreatic Cysts
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Pancreatic Carcinoma
The purpose of this study is to compare the two approaches for monitoring pancreatic cysts. The study doctors want to compare more frequent monitoring vs less frequent monitoring in order to learn which monitoring method leads to better outcome for patients with pancreatic... expand

The purpose of this study is to compare the two approaches for monitoring pancreatic cysts. The study doctors want to compare more frequent monitoring vs less frequent monitoring in order to learn which monitoring method leads to better outcome for patients with pancreatic cysts.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2020

open study

DeepView SnapShot Portable (DV-SSP): Device Training Study
SpectralMD Burns Wound Heal
The purpose of this study is to continue development and validation of an algorithm for burn healing assessment by the Spectral MD DeepView device and provide burn healing potential assessment. expand

The purpose of this study is to continue development and validation of an algorithm for burn healing assessment by the Spectral MD DeepView device and provide burn healing potential assessment.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Sep 2021

open study

Pediatric Boot Camp Program
Georgetown University Type 1 Diabetes Children, Only
An intensive 13 weeks program that aims to improve glucose control in children with type 1 diabetes. expand

An intensive 13 weeks program that aims to improve glucose control in children with type 1 diabetes.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2020

open study

Women's IschemiA TRial to Reduce Events In Non-ObstRuctive CAD
University of Florida Coronary Artery Disease
The Ischemia-IMT (Ischemia-Intensive Medical Treatment Reduces Events in Women with Non-Obstructive CAD), subtitle: Women's Ischemia Trial to Reduce Events in Non-Obstructive CAD (WARRIOR) trial is a multicenter, prospective, randomized, blinded outcome evaluation (PROBE design)... expand

The Ischemia-IMT (Ischemia-Intensive Medical Treatment Reduces Events in Women with Non-Obstructive CAD), subtitle: Women's Ischemia Trial to Reduce Events in Non-Obstructive CAD (WARRIOR) trial is a multicenter, prospective, randomized, blinded outcome evaluation (PROBE design) evaluating intensive statin/ACE-I (or ARB)/aspirin treatment (IMT) vs. usual care (UC) in 4,422 symptomatic women patients with symptoms and/or signs of ischemia but no obstructive CAD. The hypothesis is that IMT will reduce major adverse coronary events (MACE) 20% vs. UC. The primary outcome is first occurrence of MACE as death, nonfatal MI, nonfatal stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA) or hospitalization for heart failure or angina. Secondary outcomes include quality of life, time to "return to duty"/work, health resource consumption, angina, cardiovascular (CV) death and primary outcome components. Events will be adjudicated by an experienced Clinical Events Committee (CEC). Follow-up will be 3-years using 50 sites: primarily VA and Active Duty Military Hospitals/Clinics and a National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) clinical data research network (CDRN)(OneFlorida Consortium). This study is being conducted to determine whether intensive medication treatment to modify risk factors and vascular function in women patients with coronary arteries showing no flow limit obstruction but with cardiac symptoms (i.e., chest pain, shortness of breath) will reduce the patient's likelihood of dying, having a heart attack, stroke/TIA or being hospitalized for cardiac reasons. The results will provide evidence data necessary to inform future guidelines regarding how best to treat this growing population of patients, and ultimately improve the patient's cardiac health and quality of life and reduce health-care costs.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2018

open study

Web Based Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Registry
Arthrex, Inc. Degenerative and Traumatic Pathology of the Knee Degenerative and Traumatic Pathology of the Shoulder and Elbow Degenerative and Traumatic Pathology of the Foot and Ankle Degenerative and Traumatic Pathology of the Hand and Wrist Degenerative and Traumatic Pathology of the Hip
The purpose of this study is to establish an international, web based clinical registry to collect baseline characteristics of patients undergoing orthopaedic, sports medicine, arthroscopy, and related surgery, and the subsequent outcomes and cost-effectiveness associated... expand

The purpose of this study is to establish an international, web based clinical registry to collect baseline characteristics of patients undergoing orthopaedic, sports medicine, arthroscopy, and related surgery, and the subsequent outcomes and cost-effectiveness associated with the surgical procedures and nonoperative treatments.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Sep 2010

open study

Computerized Chemosensory-Based Orbitofrontal Cortex (CBOT) for Opioid Use Disorder
Evon Medics LLC Opioid Use Disorder, Moderate Opioid Use Disorder, Severe Withdrawal Symptoms Craving Negative Affectivity
Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) cause significant burden to individuals, families, and the society. Our product - Computerized Chemosensory-Based Orbitofrontal Cortex Training (CBOT) - offers a cost-saving, home-based, user-friendly brain stimulation system that increased 6-month... expand

Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) cause significant burden to individuals, families, and the society. Our product - Computerized Chemosensory-Based Orbitofrontal Cortex Training (CBOT) - offers a cost-saving, home-based, user-friendly brain stimulation system that increased 6-month treatment retention of OUDs in a pilot study; and also, acutely reduced opioid withdrawal severity and negative affect during induction into opioid maintenance therapy. This study will establish its effectiveness in a broad category of OUD subjects at different stages of OUD care continuum.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2021

open study

NCI SBIR Contract for Patient Navigation Tool Prototype Development
GMG Arcdata LLC Pancreas Cancer Hepatobiliary Cancer Patient Engagement
GMG ArcData will create a mobile-based application to improve communications and data exchange among patients and navigators involved in new pancreas surgery oncology episodes of care. Functionality will align with care processes using smartphone and the EHR patient portal.... expand

GMG ArcData will create a mobile-based application to improve communications and data exchange among patients and navigators involved in new pancreas surgery oncology episodes of care. Functionality will align with care processes using smartphone and the EHR patient portal. GMG will apply user-centered design theory and behavioral psychology approaches to co-design, develop, and test usability of features that optimize patient navigators-patient encounters on scheduling issues, nutrition guidance, pain management, wellbeing assessments, and activity tracking. Evaluation endpoints will reflect how the application improves the efficiency of workflows and lessens cognitive burden. Study will assess how patients and navigators perceive the tool's ability to provide more control and easier access to information about surgical care. The key project innovations are based on Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)-based engineering standards that enable interoperability among digital health platforms, apply 'recommender' functions based on similar patients' experiences, and exploit microeducation tools to enhance patient understanding about their surgical care. The research team has partnered with MedStar Health and Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center to co-design the software and access patients for usability testing. Successful implementation will lead to exploring a joint venture for scaling to other care episodes, expanded functionality, and co-creating business models for commercialization.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: May 2021

open study

Platinum Based Chemotherapy or Capecitabine in Treating Patients With Residual Triple-Negative Basal-Like...
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Estrogen Receptor Negative HER2/Neu Negative Invasive Breast Carcinoma Progesterone Receptor Negative Stage II Breast Cancer
This randomized phase III trial studies how well cisplatin or carboplatin (platinum based chemotherapy) works compared to capecitabine in treating patients with remaining (residual) basal-like triple-negative breast cancer following chemotherapy after surgery (neoadjuvant).... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well cisplatin or carboplatin (platinum based chemotherapy) works compared to capecitabine in treating patients with remaining (residual) basal-like triple-negative breast cancer following chemotherapy after surgery (neoadjuvant). Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, carboplatin and capecitabine, 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 cisplatin or carboplatin is more effective than capecitabine in treating patients with residual triple negative basal-like breast cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2015

open study