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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

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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

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Multi-Center African-American Inflammatory Bowel Disease Study (MAAIS)
Johns Hopkins University Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The investigators are doing the research to discover genes that cause Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) specifically in the African American population. African Americans with or without Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis are eligible to join. If you agree to join the study,... expand

The investigators are doing the research to discover genes that cause Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) specifically in the African American population. African Americans with or without Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis are eligible to join. If you agree to join the study, the investigators will ask for information about your health. The investigators will also ask you to give us a blood sample so that they may discover the genes that cause IBD. The blood sample may be collected at Johns Hopkins or any local facility convenient to you.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jun 2003

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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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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 tumor necrosis factor alpha (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: Nov 2015

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Embolization in Splenic Trauma
University of Alabama at Birmingham Trauma to the Spleen
Randomized, prospective, feasibility study to begin evaluating the efficacy, safety, and cost of using either coils or vascular plugs (VPs) for proximal splenic artery embolization in the setting of traumatic splenic injury. expand

Randomized, prospective, feasibility study to begin evaluating the efficacy, safety, and cost of using either coils or vascular plugs (VPs) for proximal splenic artery embolization in the setting of traumatic splenic injury.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2019

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Carbon Fiber Implants
University of Alabama at Birmingham Tibial Shaft Fractures
The investigators will compare intramedullary nailing of open and closed tibia shaft fractures with carbon fiber implant versus titanium implant in a Level I trauma setting. expand

The investigators will compare intramedullary nailing of open and closed tibia shaft fractures with carbon fiber implant versus titanium implant in a Level I trauma setting.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

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Efficacy and Safety Study of Maribavir Compared to Valganciclovir for the Treatment of Cytomegalovirus...
Shire Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of maribavir to valganciclovir for the treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in asymptomatic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients. expand

The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of maribavir to valganciclovir for the treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in asymptomatic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2017

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Phase 3 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Elafibranor Versus Placebo in Patients With Nonalcoholic...
Genfit Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) With Fibrosis
The primary objectives of this study are to evaluate the effect of Elafibranor treatment compared to placebo on 1) histological improvement and 2) all-cause mortality and liver-related outcomes in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and fibrosis. expand

The primary objectives of this study are to evaluate the effect of Elafibranor treatment compared to placebo on 1) histological improvement and 2) all-cause mortality and liver-related outcomes in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and fibrosis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2016

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Adherence and Outcome of Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) for OSA International Registry
Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Inspire intends to conduct this registry to: 1) collect Inspire therapy clinical evidence in the clinical practice setting; 2) collect additional information on the effectiveness, use and safety in the commercial setting; and 3) engage physician customers to report the collective... expand

Inspire intends to conduct this registry to: 1) collect Inspire therapy clinical evidence in the clinical practice setting; 2) collect additional information on the effectiveness, use and safety in the commercial setting; and 3) engage physician customers to report the collective outcome within a group of properly trained programs that utilize Inspire therapy on a regular basis. In addition, a sub-study will be conducted under this Registry at a limited number of Registry centers and will include a cohort of Registry patients and a cohort of patients who have not received the Inspire therapy device due to denial of insurance coverage. The two sub-study cohorts' quality of life and AHI data will be compared.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Oct 2016

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Comparative Effectiveness Research Trial for Antidepressant Incomplete and Non-responders With TRD
Massachusetts General Hospital Treatment Resistant Major Depressive Disorder
This is a multi-site, randomized, open-label, effectiveness trial comparing three treatment arms for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) patients with TRD who are currently on ongoing, stable and adequate antidepressant therapy (ADT). Adequate ADT is defined as a therapeutically... expand

This is a multi-site, randomized, open-label, effectiveness trial comparing three treatment arms for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) patients with TRD who are currently on ongoing, stable and adequate antidepressant therapy (ADT). Adequate ADT is defined as a therapeutically sufficient dose for a sufficient treatment period, which would be expected to be effective as listed in the MGH Antidepressant Treatment Response Questionnaire (ATRQ). Patients will be randomized in a 1:1:1 fashion to one of three open-label treatment arms: a) aripiprazole augmentation, b) rTMS augmentation, and c) switching to venlafaxine XR or Duloxetine.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

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Monoclonal Antibody-Based Sequential Therapy for Deep Remission in Multiple Myeloma
University of Alabama at Birmingham Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma (MM), a plasma cell disorder, is the second most common hematologic malignancy in the U.S. No standard curative therapy has yet been found. A variety of therapeutic measures including high dose melphalan, induction therapy, and continuous therapy have been used... expand

Multiple myeloma (MM), a plasma cell disorder, is the second most common hematologic malignancy in the U.S. No standard curative therapy has yet been found. A variety of therapeutic measures including high dose melphalan, induction therapy, and continuous therapy have been used but the goal of complete response without relapse has not been achieved. More active treatment regimens and better tools for response assessment are needed.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

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Study Evaluating Safety and Efficacy of JCAR017 in Subjects With Relapsed or Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic...
Juno Therapeutics, Inc. Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell Lymphoma, Small Lymphocytic
This is a Phase 1/2, open-label, multicenter study to determine the efficacy and safety of JCAR017 in adult subjects with relapsed or refractory CLL or SLL. The study will include a Phase 1 part to determine the recommended dose of JCAR017 monotherapy in subjects with relapsed... expand

This is a Phase 1/2, open-label, multicenter study to determine the efficacy and safety of JCAR017 in adult subjects with relapsed or refractory CLL or SLL. The study will include a Phase 1 part to determine the recommended dose of JCAR017 monotherapy in subjects with relapsed or refractory CLL or SLL, followed by a Phase 2 part to further assess the efficacy and safety of JCAR017 monotherapy treatment at the recommended dose. A separate Phase 1 cohort will assess the combination of JCAR017 and concurrent ibrutinib. In all subjects, the safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of JCAR017 will be evaluated.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

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Milrinone in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
NICHD Neonatal Research Network Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure Pulmonary Hypoplasia
Infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) usually have pulmonary hypoplasia and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) leading to hypoxemic respiratory failure (HRF). Pulmonary hypertension associated with CDH is frequently resistant to conventional... expand

Infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) usually have pulmonary hypoplasia and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) leading to hypoxemic respiratory failure (HRF). Pulmonary hypertension associated with CDH is frequently resistant to conventional pulmonary vasodilator therapy including inhaled nitric oxide (iNO). Increased pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) can lead to right ventricular overload and dysfunction. In patients with CDH, left ventricular dysfunction, either caused by right ventricular overload or a relative underdevelopment of the left ventricle, is associated with poor prognosis. Milrinone is an intravenous inotrope and lusitrope (enhances cardiac systolic contraction and diastolic relaxation respectively) with pulmonary vasodilator properties and has been shown anecdotally to improve oxygenation in PPHN. Milrinone is commonly used during the management of CDH although no randomized trials have been performed to test its efficacy. Thirty percent of infants with CDH in the Children's Hospital Neonatal Database (CHND) and 22% of late-preterm and term infants with CDH in the Pediatrix database received milrinone. In the recently published VICI trial, 84% of patients with CDH received a vasoactive medication. In the current pilot trial, neonates with an antenatal or postnatal diagnosis of CDH will be randomized to receive milrinone or placebo to establish safety of this medication in CDH and test its efficacy in improving oxygenation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

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Obesity Risk in African American Women is Determined by a Diet-by-phenotype Interaction
University of Alabama at Birmingham Diet Modification
The Scientific Premise of this study is that the high level of obesity displayed by African American (AA) women is due to the ability to secrete large amounts of insulin when sugary foods are consumed. When AA women eat a diet rich in starchy or sugary food (a "high-glycemic"... expand

The Scientific Premise of this study is that the high level of obesity displayed by African American (AA) women is due to the ability to secrete large amounts of insulin when sugary foods are consumed. When AA women eat a diet rich in starchy or sugary food (a "high-glycemic" diet that stimulates insulin secretion), the food that is eaten is stored as fat rather than being burned as fuel. The investigators previous research has suggested that AA women have an easier time losing weight and keeping it off when eating a low-glycemic diet. The proposed study will be the first randomized clinical trial to test the effect of high and low glycemic diets for weight loss and weight-loss-maintenance in obese AA women.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2019

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[68Ga]DOTATATE-PET/MRI in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
University of Alabama at Birmingham Hepatocellular Carcinoma
There is great need for new therapeutic options for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This proposal will assess the feasibility of a novel theranostic approach to HCC using [68Ga]DOTATATE, a recently approved positron emission tomography (PET) ligand for imaging somatostatin... expand

There is great need for new therapeutic options for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This proposal will assess the feasibility of a novel theranostic approach to HCC using [68Ga]DOTATATE, a recently approved positron emission tomography (PET) ligand for imaging somatostatin receptor (SSTR) positive tumors. In this study, we will use [68Ga]DOTATATE to determine the percentage of HCCs that express adequate levels of SSTR for treatment with targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT) using the therapeutic SSTR ligand [177Lu]DOTATATE. This radionuclide therapy was FDA approved in January 2018 for treating neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) arising from the gastrointestinal tract, but its use in HCC has not yet been explored. In the long term, we envision using [68Ga]DOTATATE-PET to identify HCC patients with adequate SSTR expression for TRT using [177Lu]DOTATATE. Liver transplantation is the only curative therapy for HCC and is an option for a selected subset of HCC patients. For those who are not candidates for transplantation, locoregional therapies with limited efficacy are available such as percutaneous ablation, arterial chemoembolization, and Y-90 microsphere radionuclide therapies. There are few options for patients who progress or are not candidates for these therapies. The first line systemic therapy is sorafenib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Sorafenib is often not well tolerated due to its side effects and there is need for additional systemic treatments. Multiple tissue-based studies demonstrate SSTR positivity in 20-50% of HCCs.[1-3] However, the fraction of HCCs have high enough levels of SSTR for [177Lu]DOTATATE therapy has not yet been assessed. This research plan is a critical prerequisite for determining the feasibility of this theranostic approach to treating HCC. If we obtain positive results, these data will be critical for designing a combined imaging and therapeutic study in HCC using DOTATATE.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2019

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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

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AtRial Cardiopathy and Antithrombotic Drugs In Prevention After Cryptogenic Stroke
Columbia University Stroke
Objectives - Primary: To test the hypothesis that apixaban is superior to aspirin for the prevention of recurrent stroke in patients with cryptogenic ischemic stroke and atrial cardiopathy. - Secondary: To test the hypothesis that the relative efficacy of apixaban... expand

Objectives - Primary: To test the hypothesis that apixaban is superior to aspirin for the prevention of recurrent stroke in patients with cryptogenic ischemic stroke and atrial cardiopathy. - Secondary: To test the hypothesis that the relative efficacy of apixaban over aspirin increases with the severity of atrial cardiopathy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2018

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Assessment of Neuroinflammation in Central Inflammatory Disorders Using [F-18]DPA-714.
University of Alabama at Birmingham Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Multiple Sclerosis Healthy
The primary objective of this study is to measure the concentration and the regional brain distribution of activated brain microglia/macrophages using the PET radiopharmaceutical [F-18]DPA-714 in individuals with chronic pain and fatigue suspected to be associated with neuroinflammation.... expand

The primary objective of this study is to measure the concentration and the regional brain distribution of activated brain microglia/macrophages using the PET radiopharmaceutical [F-18]DPA-714 in individuals with chronic pain and fatigue suspected to be associated with neuroinflammation. The PET tracer [F-18]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 primary objective of this study is to determine if pain and fatigue patients have higher levels of neuroinflammation than HC individuals as measured with [F-18]DPA-714-PET/MRI.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2019

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Comparing NicoBloc to Nicotine Lozenges
University of Alabama at Birmingham Smoking Cessation Nicotine Dependence
To examine the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary impact of using NicoBloc compared to nicotine lozenges expand

To examine the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary impact of using NicoBloc compared to nicotine lozenges

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2019

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Observational Study of Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases: The CARRA Registry
Duke University Rheumatic Joint Disease
Continuation of the CARRA Registry as described in the protocol will support data collection on patients with pediatric-onset rheumatic diseases. The CARRA Registry will form the basis for future CARRA studies. In particular, this observational registry will be used to answer... expand

Continuation of the CARRA Registry as described in the protocol will support data collection on patients with pediatric-onset rheumatic diseases. The CARRA Registry will form the basis for future CARRA studies. In particular, this observational registry will be used to answer pressing questions about therapeutics used to treat pediatric rheumatic diseases, including safety questions.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Jul 2015

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Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Perampanel as Monotherapy or First Adjunctive Therapy in...
Eisai Inc. Partial Onset Seizures Secondarily Generalized Seizures Primary Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures
This study will assess the retention rate of perampanel when given as monotherapy or first adjunctive therapy in participants with partial-onset seizures or primary generalized tonic clonic seizures. The study consists of 4 periods: a Screening Period (to start no earlier than... expand

This study will assess the retention rate of perampanel when given as monotherapy or first adjunctive therapy in participants with partial-onset seizures or primary generalized tonic clonic seizures. The study consists of 4 periods: a Screening Period (to start no earlier than 6 weeks before the first dose of study drug), a Titration Period (up to 13 weeks), a Maintenance Period (39 weeks), and a Follow-Up Period (4 weeks).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

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Physical Therapy After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
University of Alabama at Birmingham Orthopedic Disorder
A common operation for various shoulder conditions is a total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA). In cases with severe rotator cuff tears or other conditions, a variant of the procedure called a reverse total shoulder arthroplasty may be performed. It is unclear whether or not patients... expand

A common operation for various shoulder conditions is a total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA). In cases with severe rotator cuff tears or other conditions, a variant of the procedure called a reverse total shoulder arthroplasty may be performed. It is unclear whether or not patients require formal physical therapy (as opposed to no physical therapy with recommended avoided movements) after reverse TSA. Orthopaedic surgeons have varying opinions on the postoperative rehabilitation protocol for reverse TSA, with some surgeons not prescribing any physical therapy. The purpose of this study is to randomize patients into two groups: one that sees a physical therapist after their reverse TSA, and one that is provided with actions not to perform and are allowed to self-rehabilitate.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2019

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Human iPSC for Repair of Vasodegenerative Vessels in Diabetic Retinopathy
University of Alabama at Birmingham Diabetes Complications Diabetic Retinopathy
This study proposes to carefully examine the hypothesis that human inducible pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can be effectively employed as a future therapeutic option for individuals with diabetic retinopathy and macular ischemia. iPSCs will be generated from the peripheral blood... expand

This study proposes to carefully examine the hypothesis that human inducible pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can be effectively employed as a future therapeutic option for individuals with diabetic retinopathy and macular ischemia. iPSCs will be generated from the peripheral blood cells of subjects with diabetes and age matched controls. The human iPSC cells will be used to generate mesoderm cells for injection into the vitreous cavity of diabetic rodents and primate eyes. The ability of mesoderm cells to generate endothelial cells and pericytes in areas of degenerated capillaries will be examined. The human iPSCs will also be used to generate hematopoietic CD34+CD45+ cells. The combination of CD34+CD45+ cells derived from iPSCs and iPSC derived mesoderm will be examined in combination for their potentially beneficial effect to enhance the vessel formation.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2018

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