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A Study Of PF-05212384 In Combination With Other Anti-Tumor Agents and in Combination With Cisplatin...
Pfizer Neoplasm
This study will evaluate PF-05212384 (gedatolisib) PI3K/mTOR inhibitor)) in combination with either docetaxel, cisplatin or dacomitinib in select advanced solid tumors. The study will assess the safety, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of these combinations in patients with... expand

This study will evaluate PF-05212384 (gedatolisib) PI3K/mTOR inhibitor)) in combination with either docetaxel, cisplatin or dacomitinib in select advanced solid tumors. The study will assess the safety, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of these combinations in patients with advanced cancer in order to determine the maximum tolerated dose in each combination. The cisplatin combination expansion portion will evaluate the anti tumor activity of PF 05212384 plus cisplatin in patients with TNBC in 2 separate Arms (Arm 1 and Arm 2).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2013

open study

Exercise and Learning and Memory in Multiple Sclerosis
University of Alabama at Birmingham Multiple Sclerosis Physical Activity Memory Impairment Cognitive Change
The two primary study objectives involve examining the effects of treadmill walking exercise training versus stretching-and-toning activities on the primary and secondary outcomes. Specific Aim 1: The first specific aim is to examine the effects of 3-months of treadmill walking... expand

The two primary study objectives involve examining the effects of treadmill walking exercise training versus stretching-and-toning activities on the primary and secondary outcomes. Specific Aim 1: The first specific aim is to examine the effects of 3-months of treadmill walking exercise training compared with an active control condition on learning and memory outcomes in fully-ambulatory persons with MS who have impairment in learning new information. We hypothesize that those who undergo treadmill walking exercise training will demonstrate improvements in learning and memory relative to those who undergo stretching-and-toning activities. Specific Aim 2: The second specific aim is to examine the effects of 3-months of treadmill walking exercise training compared with an active control condition on hippocampal volume, hippocampal resting-state functional connectivity, and cardiorespiratory fitness in those persons with MS. We hypothesize that those who are randomly assigned to the treadmill walking exercise condition will demonstrate increases in hippocampal volume and resting-state functional connectivity (i.e., adaptive increases) and improved cardiorespiratory fitness relative to those in the stretching-and-toning condition.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2018

open study

Durvalumab and Tremelimumab in Treating Patients With Recurrent Stage IV Lung Cancer
Southwest Oncology Group Recurrent Squamous Cell Lung Carcinoma Stage IV Squamous Cell Lung Carcinoma AJCC v7
This phase II trial studies how well durvalumab and tremelimumab works in treating patients with stage IV lung cancer that has come back after previous treatment. Monoclonal antibodies, such as durvalumab and tremelimumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow... expand

This phase II trial studies how well durvalumab and tremelimumab works in treating patients with stage IV lung cancer that has come back after previous treatment. Monoclonal antibodies, such as durvalumab and tremelimumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

Hypoxic Changes in Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Following Trans Arterial Chemo Embolization and Stereotactic...
University of Alabama at Birmingham Hepatocellular Carcinoma
[18F] FMISO PET to determine hypoxia in patients with HCC treated with TACE. expand

[18F] FMISO PET to determine hypoxia in patients with HCC treated with TACE.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

Evaluating the Efficacy and Tolerability of Application of Metaderm Product for the Treatment of Psoriasis
University of Alabama at Birmingham Psoriasis
Psoriasis vulgaris is a common inflammatory condition of the skin that results in well-demarcated, scaly, erythematous, itchy plaques. In the United States, psoriasis remains a common, immune-mediated disease, affecting 7.4 million adults. Often topical prescription medications... expand

Psoriasis vulgaris is a common inflammatory condition of the skin that results in well-demarcated, scaly, erythematous, itchy plaques. In the United States, psoriasis remains a common, immune-mediated disease, affecting 7.4 million adults. Often topical prescription medications are used as first line treatment for moderate psoriasis. Some topical medications have side effects and risk with long time use, thus not ideal for extensive and indefinite amount of time. Conversely, over- the-counter emollient treatments are readily available, safe and potentially efficacious. This study is design to test the safety and efficacy of topical application of the Metaderm product cream. The Metaderm cream is non-prescription, natural product.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2018

open study

Preadmission Skin Wipe Use for Surgical Site Infection Prophylaxis in Adult Orthopaedic Surgery Patients
University of Alabama at Birmingham Surgical Site Infection
Intervention: This study will involve three different study arms with different interventions prior to surgery: (1) shower only, (2) shower plus Theraworx wipes, (3) shower plus chlorhexidine wipes Study Design: Single center RCT Sample Size: 500 patients, aged 18+... expand

Intervention: This study will involve three different study arms with different interventions prior to surgery: (1) shower only, (2) shower plus Theraworx wipes, (3) shower plus chlorhexidine wipes Study Design: Single center RCT Sample Size: 500 patients, aged 18+ Objectives: Primary Objectives: 1. Monitor for safety and adverse effects. 2. Evaluate for differences in peri-operative skin cultures between treatment groups; 3. Compare surgical site infection rates between groups. Secondary Objectives: 1. Assess for patient compliance for each different treatment arms. 2. Measure patient satisfaction. 3. Measure nurse satisfaction. 4. Visual assessment of wound healing Expected Results: We expect no statistically significant difference in peri-operative cultures or surgical site infection rates between groups.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2018

open study

Overcoming TWEAK Signaling to Restore Muscle and Mobility After Joint Replacement
University of Alabama at Birmingham Osteoarthritis
This single-blind, randomized, controlled trial is designed to test the effect of an intensive, 16 week exercise rehabilitation program (progressive resistance training + functional mobility training) vs. usual care on restoration of muscle mass and mobility after total hip (THA)... expand

This single-blind, randomized, controlled trial is designed to test the effect of an intensive, 16 week exercise rehabilitation program (progressive resistance training + functional mobility training) vs. usual care on restoration of muscle mass and mobility after total hip (THA) or knee (TKA) arthroplasty in men and women with end-stage osteoarthritis. The molecular basis underlying the trial is the presence of significant muscle inflammation susceptibility in many of these individuals, and the expectation that the more intensive intervention will overcome this inflammatory burden to facilitate recovery.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2015

open study

Pulmonary Function Using Non-invasive Forced Oscillometry
University of Alabama at Birmingham Infant, Premature, Diseases Infant, Newborn, Diseases Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
The purpose of this observational study is to measure pulmonary function in term and preterm infants with and without pulmonary disease including respiratory distress syndrome, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, transient tachypnea of the newborn, meconium aspiration syndrome, and response... expand

The purpose of this observational study is to measure pulmonary function in term and preterm infants with and without pulmonary disease including respiratory distress syndrome, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, transient tachypnea of the newborn, meconium aspiration syndrome, and response to treatments given to newborn infants with lung diseases using a non-invasive airway oscillometry system.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

open study

Effectiveness of Virtual Reality Gaming Therapy Versus CI Therapy for Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
Ohio State University Stroke Hemiparesis
The current proposal aims to conduct a multi-site randomized controlled trial comparing virtual-reality gaming delivery of Constraint Induced Movement therapy (CI therapy) with (1) traditional clinic-based CI therapy of equal total active therapy duration and (2) a control group... expand

The current proposal aims to conduct a multi-site randomized controlled trial comparing virtual-reality gaming delivery of Constraint Induced Movement therapy (CI therapy) with (1) traditional clinic-based CI therapy of equal total active therapy duration and (2) a control group equating the dose of in-person therapy. Individuals with chronic stroke will be randomized to one of four different interventions: (1) traditional clinic-based CI therapy (35 therapist/client contact hours), (2) therapist-as-consultant virtual reality CI therapy (5 therapist/client contact hours in the clinic and 15 hours of independent game play at home), (3) therapist-as-consultant virtual reality CI therapy with additional therapist contact via telerehabilitation (5 therapist/client contact hours in the clinic, 4 therapist contact hours via teleconference, and 15 hours of independent game play in the home), and (4) 5 hours of standard occupational therapy. After 6-month follow-up, individuals assigned to standard OT/PT will cross over to a modified gaming therapy condition (a stand-alone application of the rehabilitation game without additional therapist contact).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2015

open study

Evaluation of the Cook Custom Aortic Endograft, the Zenith t-Branch Endovascular Graft, and Surgeon-Modified...
University of Alabama at Birmingham Juxtarenal Aortic Aneurysm Suprarenal Aortic Aneurysm Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Penetrating Aortic Ulcer
This is a single-center study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of three investigational devices, the Cook Custom Aortic Endograft, the Zenith t-Branch Endovascular Graft, and the Surgeon-Modified Endografts in the treatment of aortic pathologies involving the visceral... expand

This is a single-center study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of three investigational devices, the Cook Custom Aortic Endograft, the Zenith t-Branch Endovascular Graft, and the Surgeon-Modified Endografts in the treatment of aortic pathologies involving the visceral vessels. The three investigational devices offer an endovascular approach to treat complex aortic pathologies that cannot be treated with commercially available devices. This customized, endovascular approach has the potential to decrease hospital length of stay, pulmonary complications, and in-hospital mortality.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2014

open study

Patients Treated for SCID (1968-Present)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) SCID ADA-SCID XSCID Leaky SCID Omenn Syndrome
People with Primary Immune Deficiency (PID) may develop severe, life-threatening infections as a result of inherited defects in the genes that normally instruct blood-forming cells to develop and to fight infections. PID diseases include Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID),... expand

People with Primary Immune Deficiency (PID) may develop severe, life-threatening infections as a result of inherited defects in the genes that normally instruct blood-forming cells to develop and to fight infections. PID diseases include Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), leaky SCID, Omenn syndrome (OS), and Reticular Dysgenesis (RD). PIDs may be treated by transplantation of bone marrow stem cells from a healthy person or, in some cases, by enzyme replacement or by gene therapy. Patients with SCID were among the first to receive bone marrow stem cell (also called hematopoietic cells) transplantation (HCT) more than 40 years ago, and HCT is the standard treatment today for this group of diseases. Since PID diseases are rare, there are not enough patients at any single center to determine the full range of causes, natural history, or best methods of treatment. For this research study many PID centers across North America have organized into the Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium (PIDTC) to pool their experience and study PIDs together. Researchers will collect information on your general health, psychological and developmental health, and the current status of your immune system to help better define future approaches to PID treatments.

Type: Observational

Start Date: May 2011

open study

Telehealth-Education-Based Program for Military Caregivers of Injured Service Members With Head Injuries
University of Alabama at Birmingham Traumatic Brain Injuries
The primary purpose of this research is to evaluate the impact of a telehealth-based, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention (problem-solving training: PST) for adult informal military family/friend caregivers of OIF/OEF service members with a deployment-related TBI.... expand

The primary purpose of this research is to evaluate the impact of a telehealth-based, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention (problem-solving training: PST) for adult informal military family/friend caregivers of OIF/OEF service members with a deployment-related TBI.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2013

open study

Improving Family Quality of Life Through Training to Reduce Care-Resistant Behaviors by People With AD...
University of Alabama at Birmingham Dementia Traumatic Brain Injury
To reduce care resistant behaviors (CRB) among people with dementia residing in nursing homes, to a distance-learning education, training, and coaching program for family caregivers of people with dementia or TBI; assess the efficacy of the intervention for reducing frequency... expand

To reduce care resistant behaviors (CRB) among people with dementia residing in nursing homes, to a distance-learning education, training, and coaching program for family caregivers of people with dementia or TBI; assess the efficacy of the intervention for reducing frequency or severity of CRB-triggered symptoms of agitation, aggression, and irritability; assess the efficacy of the intervention for improving quality of life of patients, caregivers, and families; and determine how patient and caregiver characteristics influence the effectiveness of the intervention. 5. Evaluate how the intervention affects the health care costs of people with dementia or TBI.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

open study

Speed of Processing Training in Adults With HIV
University of Alabama at Birmingham HIV Cognition - Other Impaired Driving
As people age with HIV, the synergistic effects with normal age-related cognitive declines will accentuate and/or accelerate declines in cognitive functioning which can be detected as early in one's 40s. Although interventions are needed to protect/improve cognitive functioning,... expand

As people age with HIV, the synergistic effects with normal age-related cognitive declines will accentuate and/or accelerate declines in cognitive functioning which can be detected as early in one's 40s. Although interventions are needed to protect/improve cognitive functioning, one intervention already exists to improve speed of processing. NINR/NIA (January 14, 2014) announced that Speed of Processing Training used in the ACTIVE Study (N = 2,802 community-dwelling older adults) has the ability to enable "older people to maintain their cognitive abilities as they age" even 10 years after training. As shown in the ACTIVE Study, this intervention uniquely improves driving, instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), health-related quality of life, self-rated health, internal locus of control, and protects one from depression; these represent areas of needed intervention for adults with HIV as well. In adults with HIV, previous pilot studies likewise indicate speed of processing declines are associated with poorer driving simulator performance and more self-reported at-fault automobile crashes; such speed of processing declines on driving alone represent a significant public health concern. These studies also demonstrated that Speed of Processing Training improved this cognitive ability and translated into improved performance on a timed measure of IADLs. Based on prior research, this RCT proposal consists of a pre-post two-year longitudinal experimental design whereby 264 adults with HIV, 40+ years and diagnosed with HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder, will be randomly assigned to one of three training conditions: 1) 10 hours of laboratory-based Speed of Processing Training, 2) 20 hours of laboratory-based Speed of Processing Training, or 3) 10 hours of a standardized computer-contact control (sham) condition. AIM 1: Determine whether 10 vs 20 hours of speed of processing training will improve this cognitive ability at post-test, year 1, and year 2 after baseline. AIM 2: Determine whether 10 vs 20 hours of speed of processing training will improve everyday functioning at post-test, year 1, and year 2 after baseline. Exploratory AIM: Determine whether improvement in speed in speed of processing and/or everyday functioning over time mediate improvement quality of life (e.g., depression, health related quality of life).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2016

open study

Patients Treated for Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) Since 1995
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Granulomatous Disease, Chronic
Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is an inherited immune system abnormality in which bone marrow transplantation (BMT) has been shown to be curative. However the risks of transplantation are high and not all patients with CGD may need to undergo this high risk procedure. This... expand

Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is an inherited immune system abnormality in which bone marrow transplantation (BMT) has been shown to be curative. However the risks of transplantation are high and not all patients with CGD may need to undergo this high risk procedure. This study will determine the long term medical condition and daily functioning of participants with CGD after a transplant and if possible, compare these results to participants who do not undergo a transplant.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jun 2014

open study

Precision Medicine in Anesthesia: Genetic Component in Opioid-induced Respiratory Depression
University of Alabama at Birmingham Respiratory Depression
The concept of precision medicine - taking individual variability into account when planning preventions and interventions - is not new but is quickly gaining attention in this age of powerful methodology of patient characterization and development of tools to analyze large sets... expand

The concept of precision medicine - taking individual variability into account when planning preventions and interventions - is not new but is quickly gaining attention in this age of powerful methodology of patient characterization and development of tools to analyze large sets of data. Oncology is the most obvious field in which this information has been readily applied. Increasing focus, nationally and internationally, on developing broad databases of patient genetic information and research efforts evaluating those data will, hopefully, lead to the development and application of evidence-based data enhancing the practice of all fields of medicine. It has yet to become obvious how this information can best be applied to the field of anesthesiology. Most genomics work in anesthesia has been focused in the area of pain medicine. There is a known genetic influence on the potency of opioid-induced analgesia, however; a genetic component of opioid-induced respiratory depression has yet to be thoroughly evaluated. Respiratory depression plays a role in clinical care - from procedures requiring sedation with monitored anesthesia care to treating post-opertative pain and chronic pain - but perhaps its largest current role in the public arena is the unfortunate deaths caused by side effects due to drug overdose. Personalized medicine remains on the horizon for the field of anesthesia, but, as genetic testing becomes more affordable and mainstream in clinical practice, the potential applications are broad. Most readily would be its incorporation into development of patient specific pain regimens. Respiratory depression is a potentially lethal side effect of opioid therapy. In light of the opioid epidemic and CDC-scrutiny of opioid use, determining genetic profiles susceptible to respiratory depression could prove useful in further tailoring the treatment of pain both in the perioperative setting and in the chronic pain management setting.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Oct 2018

open study

Oxalobacter Formigenes Colonization and Urinary Oxalate Excretion
University of Alabama at Birmingham Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis
The purpose of this research study is to assess the efficacy of ingesting a small amount of the harmless bacterium Oxalobacter formigenes in establishing residence in the guts of human subjects and to determine whether this influences the oxalate passed in urine of healthy volunteers.... expand

The purpose of this research study is to assess the efficacy of ingesting a small amount of the harmless bacterium Oxalobacter formigenes in establishing residence in the guts of human subjects and to determine whether this influences the oxalate passed in urine of healthy volunteers.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

open study

Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis (CTX) Prevalence Study
Retrophin, Inc. Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis (CTX)
This is an observational, multicenter study to determine the prevalence of Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis (CTX) in patient populations diagnosed with early-onset idiopathic bilateral cataracts. Patients who are potentially eligible for study participation will be identified through... expand

This is an observational, multicenter study to determine the prevalence of Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis (CTX) in patient populations diagnosed with early-onset idiopathic bilateral cataracts. Patients who are potentially eligible for study participation will be identified through a chart review of patients who were seen at each study site prior to that site's initiation, or by entering care at the site while the site is participating in the trial.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Sep 2015

open study

Digital Tomosynthesis Mammography and Digital Mammography in Screening Patients for Breast Cancer
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Breast Screening
This randomized phase III trial studies digital tomosynthesis mammography and digital mammography in screening patients for breast cancer. Screening for breast cancer with tomosynthesis mammography may be superior to digital mammography for breast cancer screening and may help... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies digital tomosynthesis mammography and digital mammography in screening patients for breast cancer. Screening for breast cancer with tomosynthesis mammography may be superior to digital mammography for breast cancer screening and may help reduce the need for additional imaging or treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

open study

Enhancing Shared Decision-Making in Breast Cancer
University of Alabama at Birmingham Shared Decision Making
The objective of this trial is to conduct a two-arm, randomized controlled trial (RCT) of SDM Treatment Plans (TPs) delivered at the time of decision-making compared to standard oncology care (delayed delivery of standard-of-care TPs) to determine impact on SDM. The intervention... expand

The objective of this trial is to conduct a two-arm, randomized controlled trial (RCT) of SDM Treatment Plans (TPs) delivered at the time of decision-making compared to standard oncology care (delayed delivery of standard-of-care TPs) to determine impact on SDM. The intervention will be piloted in a RCT with 140 early stage breast cancer (EBC) and 140 metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients to assess impact. Subjects will be enrolled across two sites. Our primary outcome will be the increase in percentage of patients reporting a perception of shared decision-making. Aim.1: The primary outcome will be to evaluate the impact of the SDM intervention on the percentage of patients perceiving shared or greater role in decision-making. Aim 2: To evaluate the impact of the SDM intervention on provider outcomes including the percentage of providers perceiving SDM with the patient, number of treatment options offered to patients, the proportion of times that clinical trials are offered to patients, the use of NCCN guideline-based treatment, and self-report of treatment plan use. Aim 3: Secondary fidelity and provider outcomes from audio recording will include whether providers elicit: any patient preferences during treatment planning, preferences related to physical side effects or efficacy, or preferences related to other aspects of the patient experience. We will also assess whether providers use the TP in the decision-making discussion and whether providers discuss or offer clinical trials to the patient.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2018

open study

Return of First-phase Insulin Secretion in Type 2 Diabetes is Associated With Depletion of Pancreas Lipid
University of Alabama at Birmingham Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
The hypothesis for this study is that pancreas lipid will be more closely associated with first-phase beta-cell response in African-Americans than in European-Americans, both at baseline and in response to treatment. The investigators will determine whether race influences the... expand

The hypothesis for this study is that pancreas lipid will be more closely associated with first-phase beta-cell response in African-Americans than in European-Americans, both at baseline and in response to treatment. The investigators will determine whether race influences the association of pancreas lipid with beta-cell function.The proposed research builds upon the investigators preliminary observations in non-diabetic adults that reduction in dietary glycemic load, in the absence of weight loss, selectively reduces visceral adipose tissue and ectopic lipid, and is associated with improvements in insulin sensitivity and beta-cell function. No study has attempted to test the hypothesis that selective reduction in pancreatic lipid with a simple change in diet composition, in the absence of energy restriction, will lead to the recovery of beta-cell function in patients with early Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). The investigators hypothesize that participants following a Low Glycemic Diet will show a greater decrease in pancreas lipid. Specifically, the investigators will be the first to demonstrate that a weight-maintaining low-glycemic diet improves glucose tolerance by increasing first-phase insulin secretion. Results may be particularly relevant to African-Americans who are at greater risk for T2D.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

open study

A Study of TAK-659 in Combination With Venetoclax for Adult Participants With Previously Treated Non-Hodgkin...
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Large B-cell, Diffuse Lymphoma, Follicular
The purpose of this study is to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and/or recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) of TAK-659 and venetoclax when administered in combination in participants with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) relapsed and/or refractory after at least 1 prior line... expand

The purpose of this study is to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and/or recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) of TAK-659 and venetoclax when administered in combination in participants with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) relapsed and/or refractory after at least 1 prior line of therapy and to evaluate safety and tolerability of TAK-659 and venetoclax when administered in combination.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2018

open study

Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Treatment for Distal and Lateral Subungual Toenail Onychomycosis
University of Alabama at Birmingham Toenail Onychomycosis Distal and Lateral Subungual Toenail Onychomycosis
This research study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of using blue light photodynamic therapy (PDT) for treating toenail fungal infections. expand

This research study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of using blue light photodynamic therapy (PDT) for treating toenail fungal infections.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2015

open study

Acute Kidney Injury in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease
University of Alabama at Birmingham Sickle Cell Disease Kidney Injury Kidney Diseases Kidney Disease, Chronic
Patients with sickle cell disease may be at risk for acute kidney injury (AKI)during sickle cell crisis (pain or acute chest syndrome). This study will evaluate the role of hemolysis during SCD crisis on the development of AKI and the role for monitoring urine biomarkers during... expand

Patients with sickle cell disease may be at risk for acute kidney injury (AKI)during sickle cell crisis (pain or acute chest syndrome). This study will evaluate the role of hemolysis during SCD crisis on the development of AKI and the role for monitoring urine biomarkers during an admission for crisis and during well clinic follow-up.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

Staple Versus Suture Closure for Foot and Ankle Surgery
University of Alabama at Birmingham Incision Foot Ankle Injuries
This study aims to determine if staples or sutures are better for the closure of uncomplicated foot and ankle surgeries. Currently, most surgeons base their choice for closure on previous teaching from a mentor during fellowship or personal experience. There is no standard of... expand

This study aims to determine if staples or sutures are better for the closure of uncomplicated foot and ankle surgeries. Currently, most surgeons base their choice for closure on previous teaching from a mentor during fellowship or personal experience. There is no standard of care for closure material on hand surgeries to date. This study will prospectively randomize patients to have either staple or suture wound closure if they have a short incision. In surgeries with longer incisions (i.e. 5+ cm), or multiple incisions on similar sites (i.e. bilateral operations, multiple toes), patients will have half sutures and half staple closure. The three primary measured outcomes will be: pain upon suture/staple removal, time to place and remove sutures vs. staples, and scar formation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

open study