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The Diurnal Rhythm in Natriuretic Peptide Levels
University of Alabama at Birmingham Natriuretic Peptides Obesity Nocturnal Blood Pressure
The purpose of the study to assess the diurnal rhythm in natriuretic peptide levels and its temporal relationship with nocturnal blood pressure in obese and African-American individuals as compared with lean and white individuals. expand

The purpose of the study to assess the diurnal rhythm in natriuretic peptide levels and its temporal relationship with nocturnal blood pressure in obese and African-American individuals as compared with lean and white individuals.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2019

open study

Trajectories of Treatment Response as Window Into the Heterogeneity of Psychosis: a Longitudinal Multimodal...
University of Alabama at Birmingham Psychosis
Psychosis is a heterogeneous disorder and present treatment only works for a limited number of patients. In order to identify new therapeutic targets, this study will longitudinally characterize the underlying pathologies in those with poor treatment response using complimentary... expand

Psychosis is a heterogeneous disorder and present treatment only works for a limited number of patients. In order to identify new therapeutic targets, this study will longitudinally characterize the underlying pathologies in those with poor treatment response using complimentary brain imaging modalities.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2018

open study

Timing of Inguinal Hernia Repair in Premature Infants
Vanderbilt University Inguinal Hernia Premature Birth of Newborn
The purpose of this study is to determine whether early (before NICU discharge) or late (55-60 weeks post-menstrual age) inguinal hernia repair is safer for premature infants who have an inguinal hernia. expand

The purpose of this study is to determine whether early (before NICU discharge) or late (55-60 weeks post-menstrual age) inguinal hernia repair is safer for premature infants who have an inguinal hernia.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2013

open study

Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study on Current Treatments of Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Legg Calve Perthes Disease
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease is a childhood hip disorder which is common enough to be a significant public health problem (affects 1 in 740 boys between ages 0—14), but uncommon enough to have a sufficient number of patients from a single institution to perform a definitive prospective... expand

Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease is a childhood hip disorder which is common enough to be a significant public health problem (affects 1 in 740 boys between ages 0—14), but uncommon enough to have a sufficient number of patients from a single institution to perform a definitive prospective study comparing the results of current treatments. The present study will establish a database of prospectively identified patients with Legg-Calvé-Perthes (LCP) Disease and collect information regarding their presentation, treatment, and outcomes in the course of receiving currently available treatments. This study seeks to compare the outcomes of current treatments in the management of different age groups (ages 1-6, 6—8, 8—11, >11) of patients with Perthes disease at two- and five-year followup and at skeletal maturity. For each age group, two to three common treatment regimens currently used by practicing pediatric orthopaedic surgeons will be compared. The intervention a patient receives is determined through physician preference. Physicians pick an intervention for each age group and treat each patient with the same intervention.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 2012

open study

South-seq: Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Sequencing for Newborn Nurseries in the South
University of Alabama at Birmingham Whole Genome Sequencing
2,000 infants with signs suggestive of a genetic disorder being treated at a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in which African-American and rural populations are highly represented will be enrolled. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) will be used to identify pathogenic variation... expand

2,000 infants with signs suggestive of a genetic disorder being treated at a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in which African-American and rural populations are highly represented will be enrolled. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) will be used to identify pathogenic variation in DNA from these infants. Stakeholders, including parents, clinicians, and community leaders, will be engaged to develop culturally adapted educational materials and to equip non-genetics providers to return WGS results. Parents will be provided with these materials through a web portal, the Genome Gateway, and will be placed into one of two arms of a randomized trial to compare the effectiveness technology-assisted WGS result delivery by non-genetics providers relative to result delivery from genetic counselors.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2019

open study

A 12-week Study Treating Participants Who Have alpha1-antitrypsin-related COPD With Alvelestat (MPH966)...
Mereo BioPharma Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency Emphysema COPD
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of alvelestat (an oral neutrophil elastase inhibitor) on blood and sputum biomarkers in patients with Pizz or null genotype alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficient lung disease. Change in a number of different blood and sputum biomarkers... expand

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of alvelestat (an oral neutrophil elastase inhibitor) on blood and sputum biomarkers in patients with Pizz or null genotype alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficient lung disease. Change in a number of different blood and sputum biomarkers related to lung damage, inflammation and elastase activity will be measured over a 12 week period. The effect on lung function and respiratory symptoms will also be measured.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

open study

Phase II Study of Binimetinib in Children and Adults With NF1 Plexiform Neurofibromas
University of Alabama at Birmingham Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Plexiform Neurofibroma
This is a phase II open label study that will evaluate children ≥ 1 year of age and adults with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and plexiform neurofibromas treated with the MEK inhibitor, binimetinib. The primary objective is to determine if there is an adequate level of disease... expand

This is a phase II open label study that will evaluate children ≥ 1 year of age and adults with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and plexiform neurofibromas treated with the MEK inhibitor, binimetinib. The primary objective is to determine if there is an adequate level of disease responsiveness to binimetinib in children and adults with NF1 and inoperable plexiform neurofibromas. The objective response to binimetinib is defined as ≥ 20% decrease in tumor volume reduction by 12 courses.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

Balanced Placebo Design With Varenicline: Pharmacological and Expectancy Effects on Medication Adherence
University of Alabama at Birmingham Medication Adherence
The current study will use the double-blind balanced placebo design to examine differences between expectancies versus the pharmacological effects of varenicline medication administered for two weeks to cigarette smokers. The double-blind balanced placebo design includes medication... expand

The current study will use the double-blind balanced placebo design to examine differences between expectancies versus the pharmacological effects of varenicline medication administered for two weeks to cigarette smokers. The double-blind balanced placebo design includes medication administration (active medication v. placebo) and medication information (told truth v. deception) resulting in four groups of smokers: (1) told therapeutic dose (TD) medication + received TD medication; (2) told TD medication + received placebo; (3) told low dose (LD) medication+ received TD dose medication; (4) told LD medication + received placebo. Ecological momentary assessments (EMA) in the form of Daily Dairies delivered via smartphone will assess real-time side effects, withdrawal symptoms, cigarettes smoked, medication use, and reasons for medication non-adherence.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2018

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

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

Safety and Efficacy of Inhaled Treprostinil in Adult PH With ILD Including CPFE
United Therapeutics Pulmonary Hypertension Interstitial Lung Disease Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema
This is a multicenter, randomized (1:1 inhaled treprostinil: placebo), double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of inhaled treprostinil in subjects with pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension (PH) associated with interstitial lung disease (ILD)... expand

This is a multicenter, randomized (1:1 inhaled treprostinil: placebo), double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of inhaled treprostinil in subjects with pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension (PH) associated with interstitial lung disease (ILD) including combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE). The study will include about 314 patients at approximately 120 clinical trial centers. The treatment phase of the study will last approximately 16 weeks. Patients who complete all required assessments will also be eligible to enter an open-label, extension study (RIN-PH-202).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2016

open study

BOTOX® Intravesical Instillation in Participants With Overactive Bladder and Urinary Incontinence
Allergan Urinary Incontinence Overactive Bladder With Urinary Incontinence
This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of BOTOX® intravesical instillation in participants with overactive bladder and urinary incontinence. expand

This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of BOTOX® intravesical instillation in participants with overactive bladder and urinary incontinence.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

Tucatinib, Trastuzumab, and Capecitabine for the Treatment of HER2+ LMD
University of Alabama at Birmingham Metastatic Breast Cancer Leptomeningeal Disease
A phase 2 non-randomized study to assess the safety and efficacy of the combination of tucatinib and trastuzumab with capecitabine for the treatment of leptomeningeal metastases in HER2-neu positive breast cancer. expand

A phase 2 non-randomized study to assess the safety and efficacy of the combination of tucatinib and trastuzumab with capecitabine for the treatment of leptomeningeal metastases in HER2-neu positive breast cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2019

open study

Follow-up Visit of High Risk Infants
NICHD Neonatal Research Network Infant, Newborn Infant, Low Birth Weight Infant, Small for Gestational Age Infant, Premature
The NICHD Neonatal Research Network's Follow-Up study is a multi-center cohort in which surviving extremely low birth-weight infants born in participating network centers receive neurodevelopmental, neurosensory and functional assessments at 22-26 months corrected age (Infants... expand

The NICHD Neonatal Research Network's Follow-Up study is a multi-center cohort in which surviving extremely low birth-weight infants born in participating network centers receive neurodevelopmental, neurosensory and functional assessments at 22-26 months corrected age (Infants born prior to July 1, 2012 were seen at 18-22 months corrected age). Data regarding pregnancy and neonatal outcome are collected prospectively. The goal is to identify potential maternal and neonatal risk factors that may affect infant neurodevelopment.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 1993

open study

Assessment of the GORE® EXCLUDER® Conformable AAA Endoprosthesis in the Treatment of Abdominal Aortic...
W.L.Gore & Associates Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
The purpose of the study is to assess the safety and effectiveness of the GORE® EXCLUDER® Conformable AAA Endoprosthesis to treat an infrarenal aneurysm located in the abdominal aorta. Performance of the GORE® EXCLUDER® Conformable AAA Endoprosthesis will be judged by separate... expand

The purpose of the study is to assess the safety and effectiveness of the GORE® EXCLUDER® Conformable AAA Endoprosthesis to treat an infrarenal aneurysm located in the abdominal aorta. Performance of the GORE® EXCLUDER® Conformable AAA Endoprosthesis will be judged by separate performance goals.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

open study

Precision High-Intensity Training Through Epigenetics (PHITE)
University of Alabama at Birmingham Healthy
The PHITE collaborative team, consisting of Tim Broderick, MD (Overall PI), Wright State University (WSU); Marcas Bamman, PhD (Site PI), The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB); and Ron Evans, PhD and Joe Ecker, PhD, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, are working with... expand

The PHITE collaborative team, consisting of Tim Broderick, MD (Overall PI), Wright State University (WSU); Marcas Bamman, PhD (Site PI), The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB); and Ron Evans, PhD and Joe Ecker, PhD, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, are working with funding from the US Department of Defense (DoD), Office of Naval Research (ONR), to explore the link between physical training and epigenetics. This is a key interest area for the DoD ONR because it provides high-impact optimization of force readiness in warfighters with diverse backgrounds. The term epigenetics refers to heritable changes in gene expression (active versus inactive genes) that does not involve changes to the underlying DNA sequence; a change in phenotype (the set of observable characteristics of an individual resulting from the interaction of its genotype with the environment) without a change in genotype (the genetic constitution of an individual organism) . This in turn affects how cells read the genes. Epigenetic change is a regular and natural occurrence but can also be influenced by several factors including age, the environment/lifestyle, and disease state. Epigenetic modifications can manifest as commonly as the manner in which cells terminally differentiate to end up as skin cells, liver cells, brain cells, etc. New and ongoing research is continuously uncovering the role of epigenetics in a variety of human conditions. This study is designed to assess whether epigenetics is a primary mechanism modulating how individuals adapt to specific exercise training prescriptions designed to produce a warfighter phenotype. The PHITE team is organized around a shared test population of human subjects for which UAB will oversee recruitment, training, testing, and sampling. Healthy but untrained volunteers, both men and women, 18-27 y of age—phenotypical of the US warfighter—will participate in a 12-wk, two-arm, single-blind, randomized, exercise dose-response trial comparing two intensities of combined training: Moderate-Intensity vs. High-Intensity. Biospecimens are collected before and after an acute exercise bout in the pre-training state, and again after 12 weeks of 3 d/wk combined exercise training. Numerous phenotyping assessments are collected before after the 12-week intervention period to associate exercise training outcomes with molecular changes in the skeletal muscle and blood biospecimens.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

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

Study of Regorafenib for Urothelial Cancer Following Chemotherapy (UAB 1477)
University of Alabama at Birmingham Urothelial Cancer (Urinary Bladder, Ureters, or Renal Pelvis Cancer)
This study will test how well Regorafenib controls disease progression in urothelial cancer (cancer occurring in the urinary bladder, ureters, or renal pelvis) following previous therapy with chemotherapy. expand

This study will test how well Regorafenib controls disease progression in urothelial cancer (cancer occurring in the urinary bladder, ureters, or renal pelvis) following previous therapy with chemotherapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2015

open study

Pentoxifylline and Tocopherol (PENTO) in the Treatment of Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw...
University of Washington Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Bisphosphonate-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Avascular Necrosis
The overall purpose of this project is to answer the following clinical question: Among Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ) patients, do those who are treated with the Pentoxifylline and Tocopherol (PENTO) regimen and standard of care, when compared to those treated... expand

The overall purpose of this project is to answer the following clinical question: Among Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ) patients, do those who are treated with the Pentoxifylline and Tocopherol (PENTO) regimen and standard of care, when compared to those treated with standard of care alone, have decreased areas of exposed bone after one year of treatment?

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

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

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

Trial Using Gilotrif for Advanced Penile Squamous Cell Carcinoma
University of Alabama at Birmingham Penile Squamous Cell Carcinoma (PSCC)
Penile squamous cell carcinoma (PSCC) is a highly aggressive and relatively rare disease. Supportive evidence for the value of systemic therapy does not exist for this disease and there are no agents currently approved by regulatory agencies. This study will evaluate the drug... expand

Penile squamous cell carcinoma (PSCC) is a highly aggressive and relatively rare disease. Supportive evidence for the value of systemic therapy does not exist for this disease and there are no agents currently approved by regulatory agencies. This study will evaluate the drug Gilotrif in patients with metastatic progressive PSCC following chemotherapy. Gilotrif has shown supportive evidence in non-small cell lung cancer by inhibiting certain proteins that are also found in PSCC. The drug has the potential for some patients to exhibit a response contributing to a greater quality of life.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2015

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Topical Chemoprevention of Skin Cancer Biomarkers
University of Alabama at Birmingham Non-melanoma Skin Cancer
This research study will test how well one topical medications work to prevent the development of non-melanoma skin cancers by reversing certain biomarkers in the skin. This study is also looking at the optimal dose of a medication in a small number of people. Biomarkers are... expand

This research study will test how well one topical medications work to prevent the development of non-melanoma skin cancers by reversing certain biomarkers in the skin. This study is also looking at the optimal dose of a medication in a small number of people. Biomarkers are molecules that are found in the body and inside of cells. Some biomarkers are associated with specific diseases such as skin cancer. In this study, one topical medication will be evaluated; diclofenac. Diclofenac and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for other uses. 24 patients will be enrolled in this study by University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

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Examining Racial and SocioEconomic Disparities (ERASED) in Chronic Low Back Pain Study
University of Alabama at Birmingham Back Pain Lower Back Chronic
It remains unclear whether certain disadvantaged subgroups of society may be at heightened risk for poor chronic low back pain (cLBP) outcomes. The overall aim of this study is to incorporate a socioeconomic framework to characterize racial differences in cLBP severity and disability.... expand

It remains unclear whether certain disadvantaged subgroups of society may be at heightened risk for poor chronic low back pain (cLBP) outcomes. The overall aim of this study is to incorporate a socioeconomic framework to characterize racial differences in cLBP severity and disability. Further, guided by the theory of fundamental causes, we aim to examine racial and socioeconomic status differences in biopsychosocial predictors of cLBP outcomes, particularly endogenous pain modulation.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

Dietary Oxalate and Immune Cell Function
University of Alabama at Birmingham Kidney Stone
The purpose of this study is to evaluate mitochondrial function in white blood cells and platelets from healthy individuals following dietary oxalate intake. expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate mitochondrial function in white blood cells and platelets from healthy individuals following dietary oxalate intake.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2016

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