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Impact of Exercise in Parkinson's Disease
University of Alabama at Birmingham Parkinson Disease
The goal of this research is to identify an intervention that will improve cognition and sleep in persons with PD. expand

The goal of this research is to identify an intervention that will improve cognition and sleep in persons with PD.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

open study

Utility of Ultrasound in Identification of Midline and Placement of Epidural in Severely Obese Parturients
University of Alabama at Birmingham Epidural Anesthesia Spinal Ultrasound Obesity
This study will address the utility of ultrasound in the placement of an epidural catheter in severely obese parturients. Identification of midline can often be difficult using the standard method of palpation in obese patients. The Investigator will determine if the use of ultrasound... expand

This study will address the utility of ultrasound in the placement of an epidural catheter in severely obese parturients. Identification of midline can often be difficult using the standard method of palpation in obese patients. The Investigator will determine if the use of ultrasound decreases the amount of time and number of attempts required to place the epidural.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2015

open study

A Study to Evaluate the Safety of Long-term Ivacaftor Treatment in Subjects With Cystic Fibrosis Who...
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Cystic Fibrosis
This is a Phase 3, 2-arm, multicenter study with an open-label ivacaftor arm and an observational arm to evaluate the safety and efficacy of long-term ivacaftor treatment in subjects with cystic fibrosis (CF) who are <24 months of age at treatment initiation and have an approved... expand

This is a Phase 3, 2-arm, multicenter study with an open-label ivacaftor arm and an observational arm to evaluate the safety and efficacy of long-term ivacaftor treatment in subjects with cystic fibrosis (CF) who are <24 months of age at treatment initiation and have an approved Ivacaftor-Responsive mutation

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Natural History of Rett Syndrome & Related Disorders
University of Alabama at Birmingham Rett Syndrome MECP2 Duplication dIsorder RTT-related Conditions
The purpose of this study is to advance understanding of the natural history of Rett syndrome (RTT), MECP2-duplication disorder (MECP2 Dup), RTT-related disorders including CDKL5, FOXG1, and individuals with MECP2 mutations who do not have RTT including the range of clinical... expand

The purpose of this study is to advance understanding of the natural history of Rett syndrome (RTT), MECP2-duplication disorder (MECP2 Dup), RTT-related disorders including CDKL5, FOXG1, and individuals with MECP2 mutations who do not have RTT including the range of clinical involvement and to correlate genotype-phenotype over a broad spectrum of phenotypes. While much has been learned about RTT, improvements are required in understanding the role of factors such as X chromosome inactivation, genetic background, and others including the environment, on the great variability observed even between individuals with the same MECP2 mutation. These data will be essential to the development and conduct of clinical trials that are anticipated from ongoing studies in animal models for RTT. This study will not include clinical trials, but should set the stage for such trials and other translational research projects (e.g., development of biomarkers).

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2015

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Biobanking of Rett Syndrome and Related Disorders
University of Alabama at Birmingham Rett Syndrome MECP2 Duplication CDKL5 FOXG1 Disorders
The overarching purpose of this study is to advance understanding of the natural history of Rett syndrome (RTT), MECP2-duplication disorder (MECP2 Dup), RTT-related disorders including CDKL5, FOXG1, and individuals with MECP2 mutations who do not have RTT. Although all these... expand

The overarching purpose of this study is to advance understanding of the natural history of Rett syndrome (RTT), MECP2-duplication disorder (MECP2 Dup), RTT-related disorders including CDKL5, FOXG1, and individuals with MECP2 mutations who do not have RTT. Although all these disorders are the result of specific genetic changes, there remains broad clinical variation that is not entirely accounted for by known biological factors. Additionally, clinical investigators currently do not have any biomarkers of disease status, clinical severity, or responsiveness to therapeutic intervention. To address these issues, biological materials (DNA, RNA, plasma, cell lines) will be collected from affected individuals and in some cases from unaffected family members, initial evaluation performed to identify additional biological factors contributing to disease severity, and these materials will be stored for future characterization.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Sep 2017

open study

Investigation to Minimize Prolapse Recurrence of the Vagina Using Estrogen
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Pelvic Organ Prolapse Urogenital Prolapse Vaginal Vault Prolapse Cystocele Uterine Prolapse
This study randomizes postmenopausal women with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse planning native tissue transvaginal surgical repair to 6-8 weeks of preoperative and 1-year continued postoperative vaginal estrogen cream compared to placebo cream. This clinical trial and basic... expand

This study randomizes postmenopausal women with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse planning native tissue transvaginal surgical repair to 6-8 weeks of preoperative and 1-year continued postoperative vaginal estrogen cream compared to placebo cream. This clinical trial and basic science investigation are designed to understand the mechanisms by which local estrogen treatment affects connective tissues of the pelvic floor and determine whether its use before and after prolapse repair will (i) improve success rates of the surgical intervention and minimize prolapse recurrence and (ii) impact favorably upon symptoms of other pelvic floor disorders.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2016

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Preventing Sickle Cell Kidney Disease
University of Alabama at Birmingham Anemia, Sickle Cell Sickle Cell Disease Kidney Disease Hypertension Proteinuria
Untreated hypertension and renal injury are risk factors for increased morbidity and mortality in sickle cell disease, yet early markers of progressive disease have not been identified and therapies to prevent the development of adverse cardiovascular outcomes have not been defined.... expand

Untreated hypertension and renal injury are risk factors for increased morbidity and mortality in sickle cell disease, yet early markers of progressive disease have not been identified and therapies to prevent the development of adverse cardiovascular outcomes have not been defined. Circadian blood pressure, as defined by 24 hour blood pressure monitoring, is more accurate than clinic blood pressure in defining secondary hypertension and abnormal nocturnal blood pressured dipping and nocturnal hypertension have been linked to progressive renal disease in other diseases. Methodology/Aims: A randomized feasibility trial of losartan will be conducted among adolescent HbSS and SB0 thalassemia patients (11-19 years) with abnormal nocturnal blood pressure dipping. During this six month feasibility trial, two dosing strategies of losartan (titrated to keep clinic BP <95th percentile vs. <75th percentile) will be analyzed for safety and effect on restoring normal circadian blood pressure. A prospective cohort study among HbSS and SB0 thalassemia patients (6-19 years) will also be conducted to evaluate the incidence of hypertension and role of monitoring potential biomarkers of kidney injury and hypertension. Cohort participants will undergo annual evaluations of hypertension(24 hour blood pressure monitoring for participants ≥ 11yrs, clinic BP in all participants) and markers of kidney injury/hypertension. Expected Results: At the completion of the feasibility trial, vital background information will be obtained to design a definitive multicenter trial of hypertension in sickle cell disease. At the completion of the cohort study, the incidence of pediatric hypertension will be identified and the role for monitoring blood and urine biomarkers will be better understood. As therapy for patients with renal failure is dismal, it is imperative that SCD patients at risk are identified early and that therapeutic trials are conducted that prevent progression.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2015

open study

UAB Alzheimer's Disease Center Core Cohort - Imaging Substudy
University of Alabama at Birmingham Alzheimer Disease
The primary objective of this study is to measure the concentration and the regional brain distribution of pathologic amyloid deposition using the PET tracer [C-11]PiB in participants in the UAB Alzheimer's Disease Center cohort. Assessment of interactions between race and vascular... expand

The primary objective of this study is to measure the concentration and the regional brain distribution of pathologic amyloid deposition using the PET tracer [C-11]PiB in participants in the UAB Alzheimer's Disease Center cohort. Assessment of interactions between race and vascular risk factors, brain amyloid levels measured with [C-11]PiB-PET, and cognitive status will be the primary outcome of this imaging study.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

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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. Clinicians and their patients will be cluster 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. Participant physicians will receive information on their patients' progress (i.e., adherence and outcomes) across the 48-week study period. 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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S1505: Combination Chemotherapy or Gemcitabine Hydrochloride and Paclitaxel Albumin-Stabilized Nanoparticle...
Southwest Oncology Group Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Resectable Pancreatic Carcinoma
This randomized phase II trial studies how well fluorouracil, irinotecan hydrochloride, and oxaliplatin (combination chemotherapy) works and compares to gemcitabine hydrochloride and paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation before surgery in treating patients with... expand

This randomized phase II trial studies how well fluorouracil, irinotecan hydrochloride, and oxaliplatin (combination chemotherapy) works and compares to gemcitabine hydrochloride and paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation before surgery in treating patients with pancreatic cancer that can be removed by surgery. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as fluorouracil, irinotecan hydrochloride, oxaliplatin, gemcitabine hydrochloride, and paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation, 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 more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) may kill more tumor cells. It is not yet known whether combination chemotherapy is more effective than gemcitabine hydrochloride and paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation before surgery in treating pancreatic cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2015

open study

TSPO-PET for Neuroinflammation in Parkinson's Disease
University of Alabama at Birmingham Parkinson Disease
The primary objective of this substudy is to measure the concentration and the regional brain distribution of activated brain microglia/macrophages using the PET ligand [18F]DPA-714 in participants enrolled in the UAB Neuroinflammation in PD study. The PET tracer [18F]DPA-714... expand

The primary objective of this substudy is to measure the concentration and the regional brain distribution of activated brain microglia/macrophages using the PET ligand [18F]DPA-714 in participants enrolled in the UAB Neuroinflammation in PD study. The PET tracer [18F]DPA-714 binds to the 18 kDa translocator protein (TSPO, also known as the peripheral benzodiazepine receptor) in the mitochondria of activated microglia/macrophages and provides a non-invasive measure of neuroinflammation. The amount and distribution of [18F]DPA-714 in the brain will be correlated to clinical data acquired through the separate ongoing Neuroinflammation in PD study. The primary objective of this study is to determine if patients with PD have higher levels of neuroinflammation than healthy controls as measured with [18F]DPA-714-PET/MRI.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

open study

Prematurity Related Ventilatory Control (PRE-VENT) - Specific Aim 3
University of Alabama at Birmingham Infant,Premature
To determine if servo-controlled oxygen environment is associated with reduction in (a) bradycardia events, (b) hypoxemic time, (c) bradycardia time, (d) apneic episodes expand

To determine if servo-controlled oxygen environment is associated with reduction in (a) bradycardia events, (b) hypoxemic time, (c) bradycardia time, (d) apneic episodes

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

open study

Safety and Efficacy of Piromelatine in Mild Alzheimer's Disease Patients (ReCOGNITION)
Neurim Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Alzheimer's Disease
This study is a Phase 2, randomized, placebo controlled, dose ranging study of piromelatine (5, 20, and 50 mg daily for 6 months) versus placebo to determine an effective dose based on efficacy (cognitive performance), safety and tolerability in patients with mild dementia due... expand

This study is a Phase 2, randomized, placebo controlled, dose ranging study of piromelatine (5, 20, and 50 mg daily for 6 months) versus placebo to determine an effective dose based on efficacy (cognitive performance), safety and tolerability in patients with mild dementia due to AD.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2015

open study

Prematurity Related Ventilatory Control (PRE-VENT) - Specific Aim 2
University of Alabama at Birmingham Infant,Premature
To determine if late (at or beyond postnatal day 14) mild permissive hypercapnia is associated with reduction in apnea, bradycardia, and hypoxemic episodes and with improved stability of oxygenation. expand

To determine if late (at or beyond postnatal day 14) mild permissive hypercapnia is associated with reduction in apnea, bradycardia, and hypoxemic episodes and with improved stability of oxygenation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

open study

Quadratus Lumborum Block Versus Control for Total Hip Arthroplasty
University of Alabama at Birmingham Total Hip Arthroplasty
Peripheral nerve blocks for joint and extremity surgeries have long been proven to provide effective post-operative analgesia. Of these surgeries, total hip arthroplasty (THA) remains one of the most common orthopedic procedures in the United States with approximately 300,000... expand

Peripheral nerve blocks for joint and extremity surgeries have long been proven to provide effective post-operative analgesia. Of these surgeries, total hip arthroplasty (THA) remains one of the most common orthopedic procedures in the United States with approximately 300,000 operations performed annually. At our institution, post-operative analgesia in these patients is primarily provided through parenteral and oral opioid medications. Quadratus lumborum blocks (QLB) have been described and implemented for various surgical procedures including caesarean and laparoscopic ovarian surgery. Recently, there has been increasing interest in the efficacy of quadratus lumborum blocks for THA. Currently, case reports have established a precedent regarding the efficacy of the QLB for THA in providing superior analgesia and decreasing visual analog pain scores (VAS), but randomized trials are still lacking. The goal of this study is to compare pain scores (VAS), opioid consumption, physical therapy scores, and patient and surgeon satisfaction in patients that receive QLB versus no peripheral nerve blockade in patients undergoing THA. The results of this study have the potential to change standard of care for patients undergoing THA.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

open study

RAD 1601: EDGE Radiosurgery for Intractable Essential Tremor and Tremor-Dominant Parkinson's Disease
University of Alabama at Birmingham Essential Tremor Parkinson Disease
To determine the efficacy of frameless Virtual Cone Radiosurgical Thalamotomy for medically refractory tremor resulting from either Essential Tremor or Tremor-Dominant Parkinson's Disease with the Fahn-Tolosa-Marin Tremor Rating Scale (FTMTRS) in patients who are not candidates... expand

To determine the efficacy of frameless Virtual Cone Radiosurgical Thalamotomy for medically refractory tremor resulting from either Essential Tremor or Tremor-Dominant Parkinson's Disease with the Fahn-Tolosa-Marin Tremor Rating Scale (FTMTRS) in patients who are not candidates for deep brain stimulation (DBS).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

open study

In Vivo Experience With NRT to Increase Adherence and Smoking Abstinence
University of Alabama at Birmingham Smoking Reduction or Abstinence
This is a study to determine the efficacy of a smoking cessation intervention (nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and counseling) done in a systematized manner with participants recruited from the UAB Substance Abuse Program. The definition of In Vivo experience is: use of the... expand

This is a study to determine the efficacy of a smoking cessation intervention (nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and counseling) done in a systematized manner with participants recruited from the UAB Substance Abuse Program. The definition of In Vivo experience is: use of the NRT medication during the session using specialized counseling focused around their experience of using NRT, including how the use of NRT may help them quit smoking, side effects, and smoking cessation expectancies. In this study those in the In Vivo group will put the patch on during Session 1 and given nicotine gum in Session 2 and will discuss the experience of wearing the patch or chewing the gum while they are in session. The control group will not put on the patch or chew gum during the sessions but will be given standard counseling regarding quitting smoking.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

Beta-Blockers for the Prevention of Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
This is a multicenter, prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that will enroll 1028 patients with at least moderately severe COPD over a three year period and follow them at regular intervals for one year. The primary endpoint is time to first acute exacerbation.... expand

This is a multicenter, prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that will enroll 1028 patients with at least moderately severe COPD over a three year period and follow them at regular intervals for one year. The primary endpoint is time to first acute exacerbation. Secondary endpoints include rates and severity of COPD exacerbations, cardiovascular events, all-cause mortality, lung function, dyspnea, quality of life and metoprolol-related side effects.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2016

open study

Interactive Videoconferencing in the Provision of Remote Peritoneal Dialysis
University of Alabama at Birmingham ESRD
Home dialysis patients must be seen in a face to face visit on a monthly basis. For patients who live remotely these visits may impact their quality of life due to the amount of time needed to attend these visits. The central hypothesis is that implementation of telemedicine... expand

Home dialysis patients must be seen in a face to face visit on a monthly basis. For patients who live remotely these visits may impact their quality of life due to the amount of time needed to attend these visits. The central hypothesis is that implementation of telemedicine visits as a substitute for the 2 out of 3 monthly face-to-face visits over a 6 month period will improve quality of life as judged by the quality of life (QoL) indices Kidney Disease Quality of Life - Short Form and the Illness Intrusiveness Ratings Scale when compared to QoL scales taken during a time period when the patient is on standard of care.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2015

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Effects of Inhibiting Early Inflammation in Kidney Transplant Patients
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Kidney Transplant
During transplant surgery, there is a period of time when a donated kidney is removed from a donor's body and stored until the time of the transplant surgery. The storage procedure results in buildup of various proteins within the kidney that can injure the donated kidney after... expand

During transplant surgery, there is a period of time when a donated kidney is removed from a donor's body and stored until the time of the transplant surgery. The storage procedure results in buildup of various proteins within the kidney that can injure the donated kidney after it is transplanted. One of these proteins is tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha). The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether taking infliximab, which blocks TNF-alpha, just prior to transplant surgery along with usual transplant medicines will protect the donated kidney from damage caused by TNF-alpha and help keep the transplanted kidney healthy for a longer period of time.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2015

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Study Evaluating CERAMENT™|G in Open Diaphyseal Tibial Fractures
BONESUPPORT AB Tibial Fracture
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of CERAMENT™|G used in conjunction with standard-of-care treatment compared to standard-of-care treatment alone in the care of subjects with open fractures of the tibial diaphysis. expand

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of CERAMENT™|G used in conjunction with standard-of-care treatment compared to standard-of-care treatment alone in the care of subjects with open fractures of the tibial diaphysis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

open study

Prospective Pilot Clinical Trial of Azithromycin Treatment In RSV-Induced (Respiratory Syncytial Virus...
University of Alabama at Birmingham Respiratory Syncytial Virus
The proposed study will be a randomized, double masked, placebo-controlled pilot trial of azithromycin treatment in children with RSV-induced respiratory failure. expand

The proposed study will be a randomized, double masked, placebo-controlled pilot trial of azithromycin treatment in children with RSV-induced respiratory failure.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2016

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A Novel Regimen to Prevent Malaria and STI in Pregnant Women With HIV
University of Alabama at Birmingham HIV Pregnancy Malaria Sexually Transmitted Infection
More than 3 billion people worldwide are at risk of acquiring malaria and pregnant women living with HIV in Africa are at particular risk. An effective prophylaxis regimen capable of preventing malaria and other common perinatal infections would have great potential to improve... expand

More than 3 billion people worldwide are at risk of acquiring malaria and pregnant women living with HIV in Africa are at particular risk. An effective prophylaxis regimen capable of preventing malaria and other common perinatal infections would have great potential to improve adverse birth outcomes. The purpose of this randomized controlled trial is to evaluate a new combination prophylaxis regimen in pregnant women with HIV in Cameroon to determine its efficacy and safety.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

open study

Optimal Timing of Percutaneous Intervention in Non-maturing Dialysis Fistulas
University of Alabama at Birmingham Immature Arteriovenous Fistula
Arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are the preferred type of vascular access for dialysis, but many of them fail to mature. The optimal timing of intervention to salvage immature AVFs is unknown.The study proposes a randomized clinical trial comparing the clinical and economic impact... expand

Arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are the preferred type of vascular access for dialysis, but many of them fail to mature. The optimal timing of intervention to salvage immature AVFs is unknown.The study proposes a randomized clinical trial comparing the clinical and economic impact of early vs late angioplasty in non-maturing AVFs. The study proposes a RCT to test the hypothesis that, as compared to early angioplasty of non-maturing AVFs, late angioplasty results in a lower proportion of AVFs being used at 6 months, but a greater long-term AVF patency , lower requirement of subsequent interventions to maintain AVF patency for dialysis, and lower overall cost of access maintenance.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

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Abraxane® With or Without Mifepristone for Advanced, Glucocorticoid Receptor-Positive, Triple-Negative...
University of Chicago Breast Cancer
This is a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, phase II trial of nab-paclitaxel with or without mifepristone for advanced, glucocorticoid receptor-positive, triple-negative breast cancer. A total of 64 patients will receive nab-paclitaxel. Patients will be randomly assigned... expand

This is a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, phase II trial of nab-paclitaxel with or without mifepristone for advanced, glucocorticoid receptor-positive, triple-negative breast cancer. A total of 64 patients will receive nab-paclitaxel. Patients will be randomly assigned to either receive placebo or to receive mifepristone daily on the day prior to and day of each dose of nab-paclitaxel. Patients will be enrolled over 12 months and followed for 12 months following completion of study. To expand and follow up on the investigators understanding of a potential pharmacokinetic (PK) interaction between nab-paclitaxel and mifepristone, investigators will perform PK studies in the first 20 patients enrolled at pre-specified "PK sites".

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

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