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Cognitive Training Intervention and Attitudes Towards Genetics
University of Alabama at Birmingham Cognitive Impairment Hematologic Neoplasms Hematopoietic Cell Transplant
A pilot study to evaluate feasibility of enrollment of patients in an intervention to improve neurocognitive function in hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) survivors using the cognitive training Lumosity program. In addition, patients' interest in receiving information... expand

A pilot study to evaluate feasibility of enrollment of patients in an intervention to improve neurocognitive function in hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) survivors using the cognitive training Lumosity program. In addition, patients' interest in receiving information regarding genetic risk of cognitive impairment post-HCT will be measured.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

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Optimizing Anesthesia for Post Partum Tubal Ligations
University of Alabama at Birmingham Pregnancy Related
In this study, the investigators will compare CLOROTEKAL® (1% spinal chloroprocaine) to low-dose isobaric bupivacaine using the epidural volume extension (EVE) technique in patients undergoing post-partum tubal ligation (PPBTL). This will be a randomized, double-blinded study.... expand

In this study, the investigators will compare CLOROTEKAL® (1% spinal chloroprocaine) to low-dose isobaric bupivacaine using the epidural volume extension (EVE) technique in patients undergoing post-partum tubal ligation (PPBTL). This will be a randomized, double-blinded study. Patients scheduled for PPBTL at the Women and Infants Center (WIC) will be eligible for enrollment in this study. Outcomes measured will include: ability to achieve an adequate level required for surgery (T6), rate of epidural activation, and duration of the block. The investigators hope to determine the usefulness of each drug using the EVE technique in the setting of PPBTL.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2019

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Incentive Spirometry Prehabilitation Study
University of Alabama at Birmingham Pulmonary Disease
Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are the most common complication following thoracic surgery. PPCs are associated with prolonged hospital stay, increased morbidity, mortality, ICU admission, and healthcare costs (Azhar, 2015). Current preoperative optimization in... expand

Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are the most common complication following thoracic surgery. PPCs are associated with prolonged hospital stay, increased morbidity, mortality, ICU admission, and healthcare costs (Azhar, 2015). Current preoperative optimization in this patient group includes smoking cessation and management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with inhaled bronchodilators and inhaled steroids as indicated. There have been studies using preoperative incentive spirometry in patients undergoing laparotomy with conflicting results, but scant data on its use in patients undergoing one-lung ventilation (Tyson, et al., 2015; Cattano, et al., 2010). A study from 2013 investigated the effectiveness of incentive spirometry in patients following thoracotomy and found conflicting results, without significant improvement in lung function or reduction in PPCs, but a larger difference in frequency of PPC was noted, indicating possible benefit to intervention and a need for further study (Agostini, et al., 2013). Volume-based incentive spirometry pre- and postoperatively has also been found to improve pulmonary function and diaphragm excursion in patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery (Alaparthi, et al., 2016). Patients customarily receive an incentive spirometer for use postoperatively in the PACU. There is scant data in the thoracic surgery population concerning prehabilitation by dispensing the incentive spirometer at the PACT evaluation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

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Study of Venetoclax in Combination With Carfilzomib and Dexamethasone in Subjects With Relapsed or Refractory...
AbbVie Multiple Myeloma
A Phase 2, open-label, dose escalation study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of venetoclax in combination with carfilzomib-dexamethasone (Kd) in participants with relapsed or refractory MM and have received 1 to 3 prior lines of therapy. expand

A Phase 2, open-label, dose escalation study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of venetoclax in combination with carfilzomib-dexamethasone (Kd) in participants with relapsed or refractory MM and have received 1 to 3 prior lines of therapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

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Effect of Whole Fruit on Glycemic Control in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes
University of Alabama at Birmingham Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Diabetes costs the U.S. healthcare system more than any other disease, and nearly half of Americans will develop either diabetes or prediabetes in their lifetime. It is therefore critical to find new strategies to treat or reverse diabetes. One such approach is adopting a healthy... expand

Diabetes costs the U.S. healthcare system more than any other disease, and nearly half of Americans will develop either diabetes or prediabetes in their lifetime. It is therefore critical to find new strategies to treat or reverse diabetes. One such approach is adopting a healthy diet, which can dramatically improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes and even induce diabetes remission. Despite this, not much is known about which food groups are most effective at improving blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes. Interestingly, of the various food groups that comprise the Mediterranean diet, epidemiologic data suggests that whole fruit may be one of the most efficacious at both preventing type 2 diabetes and improving blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. However, few clinical trials have investigated the effects of whole fruit on blood sugar control. This study will therefore be the first to determine the effects of increasing whole fruit as a food group in type 2 diabetes patients. This supervised controlled feeding trial will test whether consuming a diet rich in whole fruit for 12 weeks can induce diabetes remission and can improve blood sugar, liver fat, and cardiovascular health in adults with type 2 diabetes. Thereafter, participants will be followed for up to one year. As a secondary aim, this study will also test whether consuming a large amount of fructose in whole food form negatively affects liver fat and cardiovascular health.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

open study

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry
University of Michigan Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry will collect data on at least 2,000 patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) at approximately 40 clinical sites in the US. The Registry is targeting enrollment of approximately 60% of the 2,000 ILD participants to have idiopathic... expand

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry will collect data on at least 2,000 patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) at approximately 40 clinical sites in the US. The Registry is targeting enrollment of approximately 60% of the 2,000 ILD participants to have idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The aim of the Registry is to create a cohort of well-characterized patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) for participation in retrospective and prospective research

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Mar 2016

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Scale Up Evaluation of a Physical Activity Program for Adults With Physical Disability
University of Alabama at Birmingham Physical Disability
The study uses a theory-driven eHealth platform and innovative physical activity (PA) program referred to as movement-to-music (M2M) to deliver a customized, home-based PA intervention for adults with physical disability (PWD). Participants will be recruited through a large physical... expand

The study uses a theory-driven eHealth platform and innovative physical activity (PA) program referred to as movement-to-music (M2M) to deliver a customized, home-based PA intervention for adults with physical disability (PWD). Participants will be recruited through a large physical medicine and rehabilitation network of clinics specializing in treating patients with physical disability. Participants will be randomized to one of three groups: a) M2M; b) M2M plus social networking (M2Mplus); and c) attention control (AC). Participants will be followed for 48 weeks to obtain objective measures on physical activity, fitness and self-reported measures on health at four time points. The study will compare the effectiveness of M2M and M2Mplus in increasing physical activity and adherence compared to the AC group, estimate the improvements in health of M2M and M2Mplus compared to the AC group, and examine the mediators and moderators of the hypothesized treatment effect to understand for whom and how the intervention is effective. This multi-level, scalability study will strengthen our understanding of the potential benefits of eHealth to eliminate barriers to PA participation among PWD.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

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Euglycemia After Antenatal Late Preterm Steroids, the E-ALPS Study
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Pregnancy Preterm Neonatal Hypoglycemia Hyperglycemia Drug Induced
Annually in the U.S 300,000 neonates are born late preterm, defined as 34 weeks 0 days - 36 weeks 6 days. The Antenatal Late Preterm Steroids (ALPS) Trial demonstrated that maternal treatment with betamethasone in the late preterm period significantly reduces neonatal respiratory... expand

Annually in the U.S 300,000 neonates are born late preterm, defined as 34 weeks 0 days - 36 weeks 6 days. The Antenatal Late Preterm Steroids (ALPS) Trial demonstrated that maternal treatment with betamethasone in the late preterm period significantly reduces neonatal respiratory complications, but also increases neonatal hypoglycemia, compared to placebo. This research study will attempt to answer the following primary question: Does a management protocol aimed at maintaining maternal euglycemia after ALPS decrease fetal hyperinsulinemia, compared to usual antepartum care?

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2017

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Impact of Lowering Phosphate Additive Intake on Metabolism and Cardiovascular Health in Community-Living...
University of Alabama at Birmingham Healthy Chronic Kidney Disease
The purpose of the study is to learn more about how common food additives can affect phosphorus metabolism in people with normal kidney function and people with chronic kidney disease. expand

The purpose of the study is to learn more about how common food additives can affect phosphorus metabolism in people with normal kidney function and people with chronic kidney disease.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2015

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Longitudinal Study of the Porphyrias
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Acute Porphyrias Cutaneous Porphyrias
The objective of this protocol is to conduct a longitudinal multidisciplinary investigation of the human porphyrias including the natural history, morbidity, pregnancy outcomes, and mortality in people with these disorders. expand

The objective of this protocol is to conduct a longitudinal multidisciplinary investigation of the human porphyrias including the natural history, morbidity, pregnancy outcomes, and mortality in people with these disorders.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2010

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Effect of Gut-Cued Eating on BMI and Efficacy of Open-Label Placebo to Augment Weight Loss
University of Alabama at Birmingham Eating Behavior Obesity Body Weight Hunger
The study will assess the effect of attending to stomach-cues of hunger and fullness on body weight and any additional benefit provided by open-label placebo. expand

The study will assess the effect of attending to stomach-cues of hunger and fullness on body weight and any additional benefit provided by open-label placebo.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

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Natural History Study of SCID Disorders
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) Leaky SCID Omenn Syndrome Reticular Dysgenesis ADA SCID
This study is a prospective evaluation of children with Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) who are treated under a variety of protocols used by participating institutions. In order to determine the patient, recipient and transplant-related variables that are most important... expand

This study is a prospective evaluation of children with Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) who are treated under a variety of protocols used by participating institutions. In order to determine the patient, recipient and transplant-related variables that are most important in determining outcome, study investigators will uniformly collect pre-, post- and peri-transplant (or other treatment) information on all children enrolled into this study. Children will be divided into three strata: - Stratum A: Typical SCID with virtual absence of autologous T cells and poor T cell function - Stratum B: Atypical SCID (leaky SCID, Omenn syndrome and reticular dysgenesis with limited T cell diversity or number and reduced function), and - Stratum C: ADA deficient SCID and XSCID patients receiving alternative therapy including PEG-ADA ERT or gene therapy. Each Group/Cohort Stratum will be analyzed separately.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Sep 2010

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Lidocaine Infusion or Quadratus Lumborum Block and Intrathecal Morphine, Versus Intrathecal Morphine...
University of Alabama at Birmingham Gynecologic Cancer
This study may provide evidence for whether or not systemic lidocaine infusion offers significant advantage over truncal regional blocks in gynecology oncology surgery patients in terms of post-operative analgesia, recovery, and safety profile. Further, it may show whether there... expand

This study may provide evidence for whether or not systemic lidocaine infusion offers significant advantage over truncal regional blocks in gynecology oncology surgery patients in terms of post-operative analgesia, recovery, and safety profile. Further, it may show whether there is any increased efficacy of adding truncal regional block or systemic lidocaine versus intrathecal opioid administration alone.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

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Open-label, Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of TreT in Subjects With PAH Currently...
United Therapeutics Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
This is a Phase 1b safety and tolerability single-sequence study in which PAH subjects on a stable regimen of Tyvaso will switch to a corresponding dose of TreT. expand

This is a Phase 1b safety and tolerability single-sequence study in which PAH subjects on a stable regimen of Tyvaso will switch to a corresponding dose of TreT.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

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Alcohol Research Consortium in HIV-Intervention Research Arm
University of Alabama at Birmingham HIV Positive Alcohol Use
Aim 1: Examine effects of algorithm-guided alcohol treatment on alcohol consumption and alcohol use Disorders (AUD) symptoms. Aim 2: Examine effects of algorithm-guided alcohol treatment on retention in HIV care and HIV-related outcomes. Aim 3: Examine effects of algorithm-guided... expand

Aim 1: Examine effects of algorithm-guided alcohol treatment on alcohol consumption and alcohol use Disorders (AUD) symptoms. Aim 2: Examine effects of algorithm-guided alcohol treatment on retention in HIV care and HIV-related outcomes. Aim 3: Examine effects of algorithm-guided alcohol treatment on comorbid conditions

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

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Autoantibody Reduction for Acute Exacerbations of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
University of Alabama at Birmingham Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Acute Fatal Form
Acute exacerbations (AE) are a dreaded manifestation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) that presents with rapidly worsening respiratory function over days to weeks. AE account for about 1/2 the deaths in IPF patients, and are refractory to all medical therapies attempted... expand

Acute exacerbations (AE) are a dreaded manifestation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) that presents with rapidly worsening respiratory function over days to weeks. AE account for about 1/2 the deaths in IPF patients, and are refractory to all medical therapies attempted to date. Considerable preliminary data shows pathological B-cell abnormalities and autoantibodies are present in AE-IPF and associated with disease severity. The experimental therapy here (therapeutic plasma exchange plus rituximab plus intravenous immunoglobulin) is mechanistically targeted to ameliorate autoantibody-mediated pulmonary injury. Anecdotal pilot studies indicate these treatments have significant benefit for a disease syndrome that has, until now, been almost invariably inexorable. This clinical trial has the potential to profoundly affect current paradigms and treatment approaches to patients with AE-IPF.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

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Belimumab Treatment of Emphysema Patients With Anti-GRP78 Autoantibodies
University of Alabama at Birmingham Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Emphysema
This is intended to be an initial "proof-of-concept" study to show feasibility, validate assays and approaches, and explore dosing and safety of belimumab in pulmonary emphysema patients who have clinically relevant (and quantifiable) autoimmune responses. The primary goal is... expand

This is intended to be an initial "proof-of-concept" study to show feasibility, validate assays and approaches, and explore dosing and safety of belimumab in pulmonary emphysema patients who have clinically relevant (and quantifiable) autoimmune responses. The primary goal is to determine effects of belimumab on levels of autoantibodies against glucose regulated protein 78 (GRP78) among patients with pulmonary emphysema attributable to cigarette smoking. The investigators hypothesize that belimumab treatment will safely reduce circulating levels of autoantibodies that are associated with emphysema, and comorbidities of this lung disease, including atherosclerosis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2018

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Voice and Swallowing Outcomes Following Revision Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery
University of Alabama at Birmingham Dysphagia Dysphonia
Evaluate voice and swallowing outcomes post operatively. expand

Evaluate voice and swallowing outcomes post operatively.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Oct 2009

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Personalized Theratyping Trial
University of Alabama at Birmingham Cystic Fibrosis
The purpose of this study is to explore the use of off-label CFTR modulators that may affect CFTR function in patients with CFTR mutations that are not currently approved for these drugs. expand

The purpose of this study is to explore the use of off-label CFTR modulators that may affect CFTR function in patients with CFTR mutations that are not currently approved for these drugs.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2019

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Phase I Trial of PACE for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
University of Alabama at Birmingham Metastatic Prostate Cancer
This trial is being conducted to determine the feasibility and recommended dose of the combination of four drugs (prednisone, abiraterone, cabazitaxel and enzalutamide (PACE) as first-line therapy for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). expand

This trial is being conducted to determine the feasibility and recommended dose of the combination of four drugs (prednisone, abiraterone, cabazitaxel and enzalutamide (PACE) as first-line therapy for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2018

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Effect of Preoperative Mobility Device Training on Postoperative Fall Incidence
University of Alabama at Birmingham Injury; Muscle, Ankle, and Foot, Multiple
The purpose of this study is to determine whether preoperative mobility device training is beneficial in reducing incidence of postoperative falls in patients undergoing elective foot and ankle surgery requiring a postoperative period of no weight-bearing. expand

The purpose of this study is to determine whether preoperative mobility device training is beneficial in reducing incidence of postoperative falls in patients undergoing elective foot and ankle surgery requiring a postoperative period of no weight-bearing.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

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Peripheral Vision Training Study
University of Alabama at Birmingham Visual Impairment Cognitive Change
This study will train participants (young people and older adults) to do a visual task, and will assess whether this results in changes in behavioral assessments. In some participants, we will be also testing whether MRI measures (cortical thickness, functional connectivity)... expand

This study will train participants (young people and older adults) to do a visual task, and will assess whether this results in changes in behavioral assessments. In some participants, we will be also testing whether MRI measures (cortical thickness, functional connectivity) change with training.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

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Potato Consumption and Energy Balance
University of Alabama at Birmingham Obesity
A randomized, clinical trial will be performed to assess changes in body weight and fat mass with daily potato consumption versus a calorie-matched snack of almonds. expand

A randomized, clinical trial will be performed to assess changes in body weight and fat mass with daily potato consumption versus a calorie-matched snack of almonds.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2018

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Preventing Epilepsy Using Vigabatrin In Infants With Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
Martina Bebin Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
Study design is a Phase IIb prospective multi-center, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial. The goal will be to enroll 80 infants with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex who are less than 6 months of age prior to the onset of their first seizure expand

Study design is a Phase IIb prospective multi-center, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial. The goal will be to enroll 80 infants with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex who are less than 6 months of age prior to the onset of their first seizure

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2016

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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

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