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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... 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

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YES! We Can PLAY: A Physical Activity and Nutrition After-School Program for 6th Graders
University of Alabama at Birmingham Child Obesity
YES! We can PLAY: A Physical Activity and Nutrition After-School Program for 6th Graders, is a collaborative partnership between the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Birmingham City Schools District to decrease health disparities in obesity and obesity-related diseases... expand

YES! We can PLAY: A Physical Activity and Nutrition After-School Program for 6th Graders, is a collaborative partnership between the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Birmingham City Schools District to decrease health disparities in obesity and obesity-related diseases by increasing physical activity levels and healthy eating behavior among Birmingham youth. Because physical activity levels often decline as students transition to middle school, the proposed program seeks to impact the sports readiness of students by providing opportunities for 6th graders to participate in 60 minutes of daily moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA). Beginning with 6 middle schools, we aim to expand to 11 schools by the end of this project. Through the daily after-school program in which children choose from a menu of sports programming that changes every 8 weeks, the proposed intervention will increase physical literacy of the students through education related to both physical activity and nutrition as well as social-emotional learning which will increase students' ability to integrate the information and activities of the program into their lives moving forward.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2020

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Exercise Training Effects on Cognition and Brain Function in Multiple Sclerosis: Project EXACT
University of Alabama at Birmingham Multiple Sclerosis Cognitive Impairment
Cognitive impairment is highly prevalent, poorly-managed, and disabling in persons with MS and exercise training might represent a promising approach to manage this symptom of the disease. The proposed study aims to examine the effects of 3-months of supervised, progressive... expand

Cognitive impairment is highly prevalent, poorly-managed, and disabling in persons with MS and exercise training might represent a promising approach to manage this symptom of the disease. The proposed study aims to examine the effects of 3-months of supervised, progressive (both intensity and duration) treadmill walking exercise training (designed based on pilot work and American College of Sports Medicine guidelines) compared with an active control condition (i.e., stretching-and-toning activities) on cognitive processing speed and functional MRI outcomes in 88 cognitively-impaired persons with MS. This study is critical for providing evidence supporting treadmill walking exercise training as a behavioral approach for managing slowed cognitive processing speed (i.e., the most common MS-related cognitive impairment) and improving brain health in persons with MS.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2019

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Regional Block for Postoperative Free Flap Care
University of Alabama at Birmingham Pain Management
The purpose of this protocol is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of regional anesthesia for head and neck patients undergoing microvascular free flap reconstruction. expand

The purpose of this protocol is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of regional anesthesia for head and neck patients undergoing microvascular free flap reconstruction.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2020

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A Phase 3 Adaptive Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Inhaled Treprostinil in Patients With...
United Therapeutics Pulmonary Hypertension Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
This is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 30-week, adaptive cross-over study, with a Treatment Period of approximately 26 weeks under the Original Design or, if applicable, a 17-week parallel study, with a Treatment Period of approximately 14 weeks... expand

This is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 30-week, adaptive cross-over study, with a Treatment Period of approximately 26 weeks under the Original Design or, if applicable, a 17-week parallel study, with a Treatment Period of approximately 14 weeks under the Contingent Design.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2018

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A Sleep and Media Use Intervention to Improve Adolescents' Weight and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
University of Alabama at Birmingham Sleep
This study aims to assess the effects of a sleep and media intervention on adolescents' overall health. expand

This study aims to assess the effects of a sleep and media intervention on adolescents' overall health.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2015

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Food Assistance, Diabetes, and HIV
University of Alabama at Birmingham Diabetes HIV/AIDS FOOD SECURITY
Diabetes prevalence is increasing among people living with HIV (PLWH), yet blood glucose control is less successful in this population who are also often food insecure. Food assistance programs often provide nutrient-poor foods. This proposal asses the feasibility of monitoring... expand

Diabetes prevalence is increasing among people living with HIV (PLWH), yet blood glucose control is less successful in this population who are also often food insecure. Food assistance programs often provide nutrient-poor foods. This proposal asses the feasibility of monitoring diabetes-related health outcomes among food insecure PLWH who are receiving food boxes higher in dietary protein and fiber and lower in simple carbohydrates.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Oct 2018

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Cesarean Section Via Enhanced Recovery
University of Alabama at Birmingham Cesarean Section
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols have been proven to be very successful in specific patient populations. An example is with ERAS for colorectal surgery. ERAS protocols in this patient population have been shown to reduce overall morbidity and hospital length of... expand

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols have been proven to be very successful in specific patient populations. An example is with ERAS for colorectal surgery. ERAS protocols in this patient population have been shown to reduce overall morbidity and hospital length of stay (LOS). At the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), the institution has had successful implementation of ERAS protocols for several surgical specialties including colorectal, breast, spine, gynecology, and gynecology-oncology. However, the institution currently does not have a protocol in place for the most commonly performed surgical procedure - cesarean delivery. At UAB, the institution performs approximately 1,000 cesarean deliveries per year. The investigators believe that an ERAS protocol will be beneficial for these patients. Currently, there is very little data published on ERAS protocols. Although this patient population is ideal for an ERAS protocol, there are several barriers that have to be overcome. The data published show promising results for ERAS protocols with cesarean delivery. A larger tertiary care center showed earlier discharge with lower re-admission rates with an ERAS pathway. Currently, the investigators have created a multidisciplinary group at UAB to establish an ERAS protocol for patients undergoing cesarean delivery. This group includes anesthesiologists, obstetricians, nursing, neonatology, pharmacy, and informatics. Once the investigators have implemented this protocol, the investigators would like to perform a retrospective analysis to determine if there are any significant changes in our desired outcomes the investigators will study. Our goal is to demonstrate significantly improved outcomes in the investigators' measured endpoints. The investigators believe that this information will be very useful because although there is a national interest in creating ERAS protocols for cesarean deliveries, there currently is very little published on the subject. The investigators would like to publish the investigators' results and protocol as a resource for other institutions to adopt.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2019

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HCRN Core Data Project: Characterizing Patient Populations in the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network...
University of Utah Pediatric Hydrocephalus
The Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) has been established by philanthropic funding to conduct multi-institutional research (clinical trials and observational studies) on pediatric hydrocephalus. In addition to philanthropic funding, the HCRN has also received... expand

The Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) has been established by philanthropic funding to conduct multi-institutional research (clinical trials and observational studies) on pediatric hydrocephalus. In addition to philanthropic funding, the HCRN has also received an NIH NINDS Challenge Grant to support the network infrastructure which allows for the conduct of this and other network studies. The HCRN consists of multiple Clinical Centers and the Data Coordinating Center (DCC). The HCRN Core Data Project will obtain data about all neurosurgical hydrocephalus events from the network Clinical Centers, and create a database to be used by HCRN investigators. The ongoing maintenance of the Core Data Project serves two main purposes: 1) it will help investigators understand the variability, progression, and current treatment practices for hydrocephalus in children, with an ultimate goal of better guiding and assessing therapeutic intervention and providing recommendations on patient care and, 2) it will provide pilot and descriptive data necessary for hypothesis generation and study design (i.e. preliminary power analyses, recruitment projections) for studies under development by the HCRN. This multi-institutional database will be maintained throughout the lifetime of the HCRN, and may be useful for tracking trends in pediatric hydrocephalus over time. The Core Data Project will be an invaluable resource to the HCRN and will help stimulate new research protocols, identify potential need for future expansion of the network to incorporate additional patient populations, and provide a descriptive understanding of children with hydrocephalus cared for within the network.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2008

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The AVIATOR Study: Trastuzumab and Vinorelbine With Avelumab OR Avelumab & Utomilumab in Advanced HER2+...
Ian E. Krop, MD, PhD Breast Cancer
This research study is studying a combination of drugs as a possible treatment for breast cancer. The drugs involved in this study are: - Group A: Trastuzumab (Herceptin) + Vinorelbine (Navelbine) - Group B: Trastuzumab + Vinorelbine + Avelumab... expand

This research study is studying a combination of drugs as a possible treatment for breast cancer. The drugs involved in this study are: - Group A: Trastuzumab (Herceptin) + Vinorelbine (Navelbine) - Group B: Trastuzumab + Vinorelbine + Avelumab - Group C: Trastuzumab + Vinorelbine + Avelumab + Utomilumab (PF-05082566)

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2018

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Generic Database of Very Low Birth Weight Infants
NICHD Neonatal Research Network Infant, Newborn Infant, Low Birth Weight Infant, Small for Gestational Age Infant, Premature
The Generic Database (GDB) is a registry of very low birth weight infants born alive in NICHD Neonatal Research Network (NRN) centers. The GDB collects observational baseline data on both mothers and infants, and the therapies used and outcomes of the infants. The information... expand

The Generic Database (GDB) is a registry of very low birth weight infants born alive in NICHD Neonatal Research Network (NRN) centers. The GDB collects observational baseline data on both mothers and infants, and the therapies used and outcomes of the infants. The information collected is not specific to a disease or treatment (i.e., it is "generic"). Data are analyzed to find associations and trends between baseline information, treatments, and infant outcome, and to develop future NRN trials.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 1987

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Collection of Samples From Pregnant Women for the Evaluation of Preeclampsia (Pre-E) Biomarkers
Progenity, Inc. Preeclampsia Hypertension Proteinuria Thrombocytopenia Renal Insufficiency
Preeclampsia (Pre-E) is a hypertensive disease of pregnancy with multi-system involvement that usually occurs in the second half of pregnancy. Pre-E occurs in 5% to 7% of U.S. pregnancies, and is the third-leading cause of U.S. maternal death. Improvements to the current diagnostic... expand

Preeclampsia (Pre-E) is a hypertensive disease of pregnancy with multi-system involvement that usually occurs in the second half of pregnancy. Pre-E occurs in 5% to 7% of U.S. pregnancies, and is the third-leading cause of U.S. maternal death. Improvements to the current diagnostic paradigm have been evaluated. However, no stand-alone diagnostic method has emerged that more accurately identifies women at risk for preeclampsia, warranting improvements in diagnosing Pre-E. This sample collection study will obtain serum and urine samples from pregnant women who present with clinical signs, symptoms, or conditions contributing to the suspicion of Pre-E. Samples will be used to evaluate and validate the performance of an assay intended to aid in assessing the risk of Pre-E.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2016

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VX-770 for the Treatment of Chronic Bronchitis
University of Alabama at Birmingham Chronic Bronchitis
This research study will test how well a new drug affects bronchiectasis or chronic bronchitis. The new drug, Ivacaftor (KALYDECO), is a drug that has recently been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients with a lung disease called Cystic Fibrosis... expand

This research study will test how well a new drug affects bronchiectasis or chronic bronchitis. The new drug, Ivacaftor (KALYDECO), is a drug that has recently been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients with a lung disease called Cystic Fibrosis (CF). It has not been approved for use in patients with bronchiectasis or chronic bronchitis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2020

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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... 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

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Impact of Physical Activity and Diet on Symptom Experience in People Living With HIV
Case Western Reserve University HIV/AIDS
We will conduct a four-year, observational study of 850 participants to measure physical activity and diet, once a year for three years. All participants will also complete the standard Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS) patient-reported... expand

We will conduct a four-year, observational study of 850 participants to measure physical activity and diet, once a year for three years. All participants will also complete the standard Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS) patient-reported outcomes (PRO) and clinical assessment procedures. An enhanced PRO assessment (consisting measures of physical activity, diet intake and anthropomorphic factors) will be included after the routine patient clinic visit at four CNICS sites: Case Western Reserve University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Washington, and Fenway Health.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2019

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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

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Harvest for Health in Older Cancer Survivors
University of Alabama at Birmingham Cancer Survivor
Gardening interventions yield a multitude of measurable benefits that are evaluable within the context of a clinical trial. Harvest for Health forges new inroads in the delivery of holistic interventions to high risk populations, in this case, older cancer survivors. Since... expand

Gardening interventions yield a multitude of measurable benefits that are evaluable within the context of a clinical trial. Harvest for Health forges new inroads in the delivery of holistic interventions to high risk populations, in this case, older cancer survivors. Since the intervention banks on an existing organization's infrastructure, it can easily be disseminated nationwide. The next step is to prove efficacy - an essential step in contributing to the science in this area, and one which is crucial for future dissemination.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2016

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Ketogenic Diet to Improve Neuro-recovery
University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injuries
The purpose of this project is to determine if 5 weeks of ketogenic (KD, high-fat) diet vs. standard diet (SD) significantly improves motor and sensory function, glycemic function, and functional independence in patients with spinal cord injury. expand

The purpose of this project is to determine if 5 weeks of ketogenic (KD, high-fat) diet vs. standard diet (SD) significantly improves motor and sensory function, glycemic function, and functional independence in patients with spinal cord injury.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2019

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Safety and Pharmacokinetic Study of Lumacaftor/Ivacaftor in Subjects 1 to Less Than 2 Years of Age With...
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Cystic Fibrosis
This study will evaluate the safety and pharmacokinetics (PK) of lumacaftor (LUM) and ivacaftor (IVA) in subjects 1 to less than 2 years of age with cystic fibrosis (CF), homozygous for F508del (F/F). expand

This study will evaluate the safety and pharmacokinetics (PK) of lumacaftor (LUM) and ivacaftor (IVA) in subjects 1 to less than 2 years of age with cystic fibrosis (CF), homozygous for F508del (F/F).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2018

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A Phase 1, Multi-Center, Open-Label, Dose-Escalation, Safety, Pharmacokinetic, and Pharmacodynamic Study...
Minneamrita Therapeutics LLC Advanced Cancer Gastric Cancer Breast Cancer Pancreatic Cancer Prostate Cancer Metastatic
A Phase I, Multicenter, Open-label, Dose-Escalation, Safety, Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Study of Minnelide™Capsules given daily for 21 days followed by 7 days off schedule in patients with Advanced Solid Tumors expand

A Phase I, Multicenter, Open-label, Dose-Escalation, Safety, Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Study of Minnelide™Capsules given daily for 21 days followed by 7 days off schedule in patients with Advanced Solid Tumors

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

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Low Carbohydrate/High Protein Diet to Improve Metabolic Health
University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Metabolic Syndrome Diabetes
Individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) are living to ages when metabolic disorders are highly prevalent. The combination of impaired glucose tolerance and insulin resistance can disrupt lipid metabolism and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and contribute... expand

Individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) are living to ages when metabolic disorders are highly prevalent. The combination of impaired glucose tolerance and insulin resistance can disrupt lipid metabolism and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and contribute to an accelerated aging process in the SCI population. Feasible interventions to improve metabolic function in the chronic SCI are in great demand. Compared to pharmacologic therapies, dietary modification is a more cost-effective treatment option for reducing the risk of metabolic dysfunction that, surprisingly, has not been rigorously investigated in people with SCI. Therefore, in the present study the investigators will investigate the efficacy of an 8-week, eucaloric (a meal plan designed specifically to provide the exact amount of calories needed to maintain a given body weight) LC-HP dietary intervention for improving metabolic function, body composition, gut bacteria composition and quality of life in individuals with SCI and impaired glucose tolerance or type 2 diabetes. The investigators also aim to determine the association between changes in the composition of gut bacteria and improvements in metabolic function and the association between improvements in metabolic function and improvements in quality of life.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

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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

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Virtual Reality by Mobile Phone: Improving Child Pedestrian Safety
University of Alabama at Birmingham Child Pedestrian Safety
The investigators will conduct a non-inferiority clinical trial to evaluate whether children trained in pedestrian safety amidst a Google Cardboard virtual environment achieve equivalent levels of pedestrian safety to children trained in a full semi-immersive virtual pedestrian... expand

The investigators will conduct a non-inferiority clinical trial to evaluate whether children trained in pedestrian safety amidst a Google Cardboard virtual environment achieve equivalent levels of pedestrian safety to children trained in a full semi-immersive virtual pedestrian environment

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2016

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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... 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

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Functional Consequences of T-bet Expression in Flu-specific Memory B Cells After Live Attenuated Influenza...
University of Alabama at Birmingham Influenza, Human
As yet the investigators do not understand if there are biomarkers of immune protection after the Flumist or Live Attenuated Flu Vaccine (LAIV). Here the investigators test the hypothesis that the T-bet expressing fraction of flu-specific B cells after live attenuated influenza... expand

As yet the investigators do not understand if there are biomarkers of immune protection after the Flumist or Live Attenuated Flu Vaccine (LAIV). Here the investigators test the hypothesis that the T-bet expressing fraction of flu-specific B cells after live attenuated influenza vaccination also serves as an early biomarker of long-lived antibody responses after vaccination. In this study the investigators will be providing the LAIV to up to 10 healthy subjects and assaying their immune response and then providing the intramuscular influenza vaccination and testing to see if the immune protection after the LAIV also protects after the intramuscular influenza vaccination.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2019

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