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Hip Muscle Power, Lateral Balance Function, and Falls in Aging
University of Maryland, Baltimore Accidental Falls
Falls and their consequences are among the major problems in the medical care of older individuals. The long-term goal of this research is to develop a mechanistically based therapeutic intervention to enhance muscle power, weight-shifting capability, and lateral balance function... expand

Falls and their consequences are among the major problems in the medical care of older individuals. The long-term goal of this research is to develop a mechanistically based therapeutic intervention to enhance muscle power, weight-shifting capability, and lateral balance function through protective stepping to prevent falls. When human balance is challenged, protective stepping is a vital strategy for preventing a fall during activities of daily life. Many older people at risk for falls have particular difficulties with successfully stepping sideways as a protective response to loss of balance in the lateral direction. Age-related declines in lateral balance function result from neuromuscular and biomechanical limitations in hip abductor-adductor muscle power generation. This study will test whether these impairments can be improved with high-velocity hip muscle resistance power training that will be more effective than conventional resistance strength training.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

open study

Exercise Plus Duloxetine for Knee Osteoarthritis and Depression
University of Maryland, Baltimore Knee Osteoarthritis Depression
This study evaluates the addition of duloxetine to aerobic exercise in the treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis and depressive symptoms in adults. All participants will receive the receive the treatment protocol, which will first be evaluated in terms of feasibility... expand

This study evaluates the addition of duloxetine to aerobic exercise in the treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis and depressive symptoms in adults. All participants will receive the receive the treatment protocol, which will first be evaluated in terms of feasibility and then pilot tested.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2021

open study

Blood-brain Barrier (BBB) Disruption Using Exablate Focused Ultrasound With Standard of Care Treatment...
InSightec Brain Tumor
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of targeted blood brain barrier disruption with Exablate Model 4000 Type 2.0/2.1 for the treatment of NSCLC brain metastases in patients who are undergoing planned pembrolizumab monotherapy. expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of targeted blood brain barrier disruption with Exablate Model 4000 Type 2.0/2.1 for the treatment of NSCLC brain metastases in patients who are undergoing planned pembrolizumab monotherapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2022

open study

Robot Aided Rehabilitation - Multi-joint Evaluations
University of Maryland, Baltimore Stroke
Sensory and motor impairments following stroke can lead to substantial disability involving the arm and hand. The investigator hypothesized that excessive local and cross-coupled stiffness, diminished individuation and proprioceptive acuity will be present among multiple degree... expand

Sensory and motor impairments following stroke can lead to substantial disability involving the arm and hand. The investigator hypothesized that excessive local and cross-coupled stiffness, diminished individuation and proprioceptive acuity will be present among multiple degree of freedom in the upper limb. The stiffness and spasticity will increase with time post-stroke. The objective of this study is to quantify the progression throughout the arm and hand during recovery from stroke. The investigator will measure the clinical assessment scores, and neuromechanical properties including range of motion, active and passive cross coupling, and spasticity by the IntelliArm robot.

Type: Observational

Start Date: May 2018

open study

Hyperbaric Oxygen Brain Injury Treatment Trial
Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute Traumatic Brain Injury
The purpose of this innovative adaptive phase II trial design is to determine the optimal combination of hyperbaric oxygen treatment parameters that is most likely to demonstrate improvement in the outcome of severe TBI patients in a subsequent phase III trial. expand

The purpose of this innovative adaptive phase II trial design is to determine the optimal combination of hyperbaric oxygen treatment parameters that is most likely to demonstrate improvement in the outcome of severe TBI patients in a subsequent phase III trial.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2018

open study

MR Guided Focused Ultrasound (FUS) for the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia
University of Maryland, Baltimore Trigeminal Neuralgia
The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and effectiveness of MRI-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) for treating Trigeminal Neuralgia. Trigeminal Neuralgia (pain) is a type of pain involving the face that can be disabling to those it affects. expand

The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and effectiveness of MRI-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) for treating Trigeminal Neuralgia. Trigeminal Neuralgia (pain) is a type of pain involving the face that can be disabling to those it affects.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2021

open study

Time-Restricted Eating to Address Persistent Cancer-Related Fatigue
University of Maryland, Baltimore Neoplasms Therapy Fatigue Diet Therapy Time
This study will assess the feasibility of delivering a 12-week time-restricted eating intervention as well as the intervention's preliminary efficacy on persistent cancer-related fatigue among cancer survivors compared to a general health education control. Participants will... expand

This study will assess the feasibility of delivering a 12-week time-restricted eating intervention as well as the intervention's preliminary efficacy on persistent cancer-related fatigue among cancer survivors compared to a general health education control. Participants will be randomized 1:1 to one of two arms: time-restricted eating or control. Those in the intervention arm will self-select a 10-hour eating window in which to consume all food and beverages (water is allowed any time, black coffee and unsweetened tea are allowed in the morning). Both groups will receive weekly educational tips on healthy lifestyle behaviors in cancer survivorship. This study will also explore relationships between fatigue, circadian rhythm, and glucose metabolism. The hypothesis is that recruitment will be feasible, and participants will adhere to time-restricted eating and complete study activities over the course of the 12 weeks. The second hypothesis is that time-restricted eating will lead to less fatigue at 12 weeks compared to the control, accounting for baseline fatigue levels.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2022

open study

Global Study of MK-2060 (Anti-Factor XI Monoclonal Antibody) in Participants With End Stage Renal Disease...
Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC End-Stage Renal Disease End-Stage Kidney Disease Kidney Failure, Chronic
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of two different doses of MK-2060 (a monoclonal antibody against Factor XI) in end stage renal disease (ESRD) participants receiving hemodialysis via an arteriovenous graft (AVG). Data from this study will be... expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of two different doses of MK-2060 (a monoclonal antibody against Factor XI) in end stage renal disease (ESRD) participants receiving hemodialysis via an arteriovenous graft (AVG). Data from this study will be used to aid dose selection of MK-2060 in future studies. The primary hypothesis is that at least one of the MK-2060 doses is superior to placebo in increasing the time to first occurrence of AVG event.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2021

open study

TruGraf® Long-term Clinical Outcomes Study
Transplant Genomics, Inc. Kidney Transplant Rejection
This is a prospective, multi-center, observational study. Subjects will have OmniGraf™ (TruGraf® and TRAC™) testing at study enrollment and thereafter every 3 months. In addition subjects will have OmniGraf™ (TruGraf® and TRAC™) testing at any time there is a clinical suspicion... expand

This is a prospective, multi-center, observational study. Subjects will have OmniGraf™ (TruGraf® and TRAC™) testing at study enrollment and thereafter every 3 months. In addition subjects will have OmniGraf™ (TruGraf® and TRAC™) testing at any time there is a clinical suspicion of acute rejection. Data collection for the primary objective extends over a 2-year period.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Sep 2020

open study

A Balanced Reach Training Platform to Address Balance Disorders in Older and Neurologically Disabled...
VA Office of Research and Development Older Men and Women With High Fall Risk
Falls are by far the leading cause of accidental injury and death in older adults. The Veteran population is more severely affected by falls since it is significantly older than the overall population (45% over 65 years of age vs. 13%); and Veterans would benefit substantially... expand

Falls are by far the leading cause of accidental injury and death in older adults. The Veteran population is more severely affected by falls since it is significantly older than the overall population (45% over 65 years of age vs. 13%); and Veterans would benefit substantially more from an accurate diagnosis and treatment of fall propensity. Despite its importance, much is still unknown about the manner in which balance control is compromised by age and disease. Therapeutic interventions for people who are at risk of falling have proven to be of limited utility. Engineering methods are well suited to study and evaluate balance; but have to date been applied to overly simplified scenarios that lack the complexity to probe the musculoskeletal and neurophysiological bases for balance and falls. The long term objective of this research, which began with a VA Rehabilitation Research & Development (RR&D) Career Development Award (CDA-2), is to develop improved directives and protocols for the diagnosis and treatment of balance-related posture and movement coordination problems. This proposal significantly advances engineering methods to address existing gaps in the diagnosis and treatment of balance impairments through the development of a Balanced Reach Training Protocol (BRTP). The BRTP continuously challenges subjects to perform reaching tasks at the limits of their balance for an extended period of time, and increases these limits as subjects demonstrate improved performance. The goal of this tool is to quantitatively assess and improve at-risk individuals' ability to maintain balance when disturbed by volitional movements of the body and its parts-an important class of balance disturbances integral to many activities of daily living that can precipitate falls. The BRTP focuses on performance at and just beyond the limits of balance, unlike most such tests and training protocols that do not challenge subjects in this way. The BRTP's most immediate and salient metric is the limiting boundary of standing reach; and we hypothesize that expanding this boundary, as the BRTP is designed to do, will improve balance and make individuals more resistant to falls (in the context of expected balance disturbances). Confirmation of this hypothesis could provide a new perspective on existing training protocols' modest success rates, and direction for the design of new protocols with the potential to significantly improve these rates. [Though the BRTP is a training platform, we also believe that the performance metrics and analytical results produced by it can form the basis for new diagnostic measures that more reliably and precisely quantify and explain balance performance problems; and track changes in them over time.] Such diagnostic and treatment protocols would be particularly beneficial to the VA Health Care System, as it would lead to improvements in: patient throughput, quality of care, and treatment costs. Though this proposal targets the aging Veteran population, the BRTP is a general tool that can aid in the diagnosis and treatment of balance disorders arising from conditions other than aging. These include obesity, diabetes (which often leads to lower extremity muscle degeneration and peripheral neuropathy), sarcopenia, vestibular disorders, and neurological disorders such as stroke. Veterans whose balance has been compromised by Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) (whether combat-related or not) may also benefit from the BRTP.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2021

open study

Recovery After Cerebral Hemorrhage
University of Maryland, Baltimore Intra Cerebral Hemorrhage Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Intraventricular Hemorrhage Nontraumatic Haemorrhage
Background: While the intensive care of patients with life-threatening brain illnesses has advanced tremendously, a large number of therapies are still without proper scientific support. This can be partly explained by the fact that mechanisms of initial brain injury are... expand

Background: While the intensive care of patients with life-threatening brain illnesses has advanced tremendously, a large number of therapies are still without proper scientific support. This can be partly explained by the fact that mechanisms of initial brain injury are still not well understood. Why additional neurological injury occurs during a patient's stay in the NeuroCritical Care Unit (NCCU) despite current best, evidence-based clinical practices, is also not well understood. However, over the past decade, better tools have become available to measure and monitor the impact of our clinical care on the rapidly changing physiology and chemistry of the injured brain. Some of these tools are CT, MRI, ultrasound, and catheter-based technology measuring blood flow and metabolism. These tools have enabled earlier detection of injury and complications and newer therapeutic strategies. Purpose: Examine disease pathways common to all brain injuries seen in the University of Maryland's 22-bed NCCU. Life-threatening neurological illnesses cared for in the NCCU include massive stroke, bleeding in and around the brain (subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, subdural hemorrhage, intraventricular hemorrhage), brain tumors, difficult to control seizures, neurologic infections, nerve and muscle diseases (such as myasthenia gravis or Guillain-Barre Syndrome), and spinal cord disorders among others. Many NCCU patients are comatose or paralyzed and may suffer injuries in other parts of the body as well. This effort will require the creation of a robust clinical database for the capture of data including patient characteristics (age, sex), clinical characteristics, medical treatments, surgical interventions, physiological data (such as vital signs, cerebral blood flow, intracranial pressure, cerebral oximetry, etc), laboratory data, and standard-of-care diagnostic studies such as electroencephalography (EEG), ultrasound, CT, MRI, and angiograms. Similar databases exist at other major centers for neurocritical care and have been instrumental to the identification of characteristics both predictive of and associated with outcomes of patients long after their stay in the NCCU. In addition, the samples collected will be included in the University of Maryland Medicine (UMM) Biorepository which is a shared resource to enable biomedical research by University of Maryland faculty.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Sep 2014

open study

Efficacy and Safety of M281 in Adults With Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Janssen Research & Development, LLC Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of M281 in participants with warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia (wAIHA). expand

The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of M281 in participants with warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia (wAIHA).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2019

open study

Case-Control Study of the Glycotest™ HCC Panel vs AFP for the Detection of Early-stage Hepatocellular...
Glycotest, Inc. Carcinoma, Hepatocellular Cirrhosis, Liver
Clinical guidelines (AASLD) recommend the use of abdominal ultrasound (US) for surveillance testing for the early detection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC). The serum protein biomarker alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is commonly used to augment US but its use alone is not recommended... expand

Clinical guidelines (AASLD) recommend the use of abdominal ultrasound (US) for surveillance testing for the early detection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC). The serum protein biomarker alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is commonly used to augment US but its use alone is not recommended by clinical guidelines. Despite evidence that HCC surveillance improves early detection and reduces mortality from HCC, current HCC surveillance tests lack sensitivity, leaving a significant proportion of patients to present with late-stage disease. The Glycotest HCC Panel has shown better sensitivity than AFP, which is ineffective for the detection of early-stage HCC. This clinical study seeks to validate the Glycotest HCC Panel using a large multicenter cohort of cases and controls that includes patients diagnosed with early-stage HCC against a background of cirrhosis and cirrhotic patients without HCC (at risk) undergoing an established surveillance protocol.

Type: Observational

Start Date: May 2019

open study

Gastroschisis Outcomes of Delivery (GOOD) Study
Medical College of Wisconsin Gastroschisis
The objective of this study is to investigate the hypothesis that delivery at 35 0/7- 35 6/7 weeks in stable patients with gastroschisis is superior to observation and expectant management with a goal of delivery at 38 0/7 - 38 6/7 weeks. To test this hypothesis, we will complete... expand

The objective of this study is to investigate the hypothesis that delivery at 35 0/7- 35 6/7 weeks in stable patients with gastroschisis is superior to observation and expectant management with a goal of delivery at 38 0/7 - 38 6/7 weeks. To test this hypothesis, we will complete a randomized, prospective, multi-institutional trial across NAFTNet-affiliated institutions. Patients may be enrolled in the study any time prior to 33 weeks, but will be randomized at 33 weeks to delivery at 35 weeks or observation with a goal of 38 weeks. The primary composite outcome will include stillbirth, neonatal death prior to discharge, respiratory morbidity, and need for parenteral nutrition at 30 days.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2018

open study

Peer Activate: Trial of Peer-Delivered Behavioral Activation for Methadone Adherence
University of Maryland, College Park Substance-Related Disorders Opioid Medication Assisted Treatment Opioid Use Disorder Opioid Use Opioid Addiction
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of a peer-led, brief, behavioral intervention to improve adherence to medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) among low-income, minority individuals living with opioid use disorder (OUD) in Baltimore,... expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of a peer-led, brief, behavioral intervention to improve adherence to medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) among low-income, minority individuals living with opioid use disorder (OUD) in Baltimore, Maryland. The intervention is based on behavioral activation (BA) and is specifically designed to be implemented by a trained peer recovery specialist. In this Type 1 hybrid effectiveness-implementation randomized controlled trial (RCT), we will evaluate the effectiveness and implementation of Peer Activate vs. treatment as usual (TAU) over six months.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2022

open study

FastFrame Knee Spanning and Damage Control Kit PMCF
Zimmer Biomet Fracture Fractures, Bone Fractures, Closed Fractures, Open
The purpose of this prospective study is to confirm safety and performance of the FastFrame External Fixation System and corresponding instrumentation. expand

The purpose of this prospective study is to confirm safety and performance of the FastFrame External Fixation System and corresponding instrumentation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2021

open study

Shigella CVD 31000: Study of Responses With Shigella-ETEC Vaccine Strain CVD 1208S-122
University of Maryland, Baltimore Shigella Infection Enterotoxigenic Escherichia Coli Infection
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a live, oral, combined Shigella-ETEC vaccine candidate, known as strain CVD 1208S-122, is safe and immunogenic. expand

The purpose of this study is to determine whether a live, oral, combined Shigella-ETEC vaccine candidate, known as strain CVD 1208S-122, is safe and immunogenic.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2022

open study

Efficacy and Safety of Erenumab in Pediatric Subjects With Chronic Migraine
Amgen Migraine
This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of erenumab in migraine prevention in children (6 to <12 years) and adolescents (12 to <18 years) with chronic migraine. The study hypothesis is that in pediatric subjects with chronic migraine, the combined erenumab dose group... expand

This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of erenumab in migraine prevention in children (6 to <12 years) and adolescents (12 to <18 years) with chronic migraine. The study hypothesis is that in pediatric subjects with chronic migraine, the combined erenumab dose group has a greater reduction from baseline to week 9 through week 12 (month 3) in monthly migraine days (MMDs) when compared with placebo in the double-blind treatment phase (DBTP).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

open study

Systemic Hypothermia in Acute Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
University of Miami Spinal Cord Injury, Acute
This study is a prospective multi-center trial designed to determine the safety profile and efficacy of modest (33ºC) intravascular hypothermia following acute cervical (C1 to C8) Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). expand

This study is a prospective multi-center trial designed to determine the safety profile and efficacy of modest (33ºC) intravascular hypothermia following acute cervical (C1 to C8) Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

CAN-2409 Plus Prodrug With Standard of Care Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor for Stage III/IV NSCLC
Candel Therapeutics, Inc. Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
The purpose of this clinical trial is to evaluate the effects of adding CAN-2409 + prodrug for stage III/IV NSCLC patients who are on standard of care first line immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) treatment with evidence that the clinical response is inadequate. CAN-2409 is... expand

The purpose of this clinical trial is to evaluate the effects of adding CAN-2409 + prodrug for stage III/IV NSCLC patients who are on standard of care first line immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) treatment with evidence that the clinical response is inadequate. CAN-2409 is an oncolytic viral immunotherapy that induces tumor-infiltrating T-cells and a consequent PD-L1 up-regulation. A combination of CAN-2409 added to standard of care (SOC) checkpoint inhibitors may lead to improved long-term outcomes for patients with NSCLC who have suboptimal response to ICI therapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2020

open study

The CHILD Trial: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Study.
University of Miami Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
The objectives of this pilot study are to evaluate the feasibility and safety of intramyocardial injection of autologous c-kit+ cells during the Stage II BDCPA operation and to observe effects on clinical outcome including right ventricular myocardial function, severity of... expand

The objectives of this pilot study are to evaluate the feasibility and safety of intramyocardial injection of autologous c-kit+ cells during the Stage II BDCPA operation and to observe effects on clinical outcome including right ventricular myocardial function, severity of tricuspid regurgitation, incidence of serious adverse events, re-hospitalizations, changes in health status, the need for transplantation, or mortality.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2019

open study

Carotid Revascularization and Medical Management for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Trial
Thomas G. Brott, M.D. Carotid Stenosis
Carotid revascularization for primary prevention of stroke (CREST-2) is two independent multicenter, randomized controlled trials of carotid revascularization and intensive medical management versus medical management alone in patients with asymptomatic high-grade carotid... expand

Carotid revascularization for primary prevention of stroke (CREST-2) is two independent multicenter, randomized controlled trials of carotid revascularization and intensive medical management versus medical management alone in patients with asymptomatic high-grade carotid stenosis. One trial will randomize patients in a 1:1 ratio to endarterectomy versus no endarterectomy and another will randomize patients in a 1:1 ratio to carotid stenting with embolic protection versus no stenting. Medical management will be uniform for all randomized treatment groups and will be centrally directed.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2014

open study

Study of NGM707 as Monotherapy and in Combination With Pembrolizumab in Advanced or Metastatic Solid...
NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc Mesothelioma Glioblastoma Renal Cell Carcinoma Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Melanoma
Study of NGM707 as Monotherapy and in Combination with Pembrolizumab in Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumor Malignancies expand

Study of NGM707 as Monotherapy and in Combination with Pembrolizumab in Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumor Malignancies

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2021

open study

Liver Transplantation in Patients With CirrHosis and Severe Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure: iNdications...
European Foundation for Study of Chronic Liver Failure Liver Diseases Liver Cirrhosis Acute-On-Chronic Liver Failure Liver Transplant; Complications
Management of ACLF is mainly supportive. The poor outcomes lead physicians to consider liver transplantation as an option, even if controversial. In sicker recipients, LT results in immediate survival, but poor medium-term survival rates in some studies. The scarcity of deceased... expand

Management of ACLF is mainly supportive. The poor outcomes lead physicians to consider liver transplantation as an option, even if controversial. In sicker recipients, LT results in immediate survival, but poor medium-term survival rates in some studies. The scarcity of deceased donors obliges to maximize LT success. Alternative strategies, as living-donor LT, should be explored. LDLT has impressive results in Eastern centers, but it is restrained in Western countries, due to potential life-threatening complications in the donor.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jul 2021

open study

Urine Sample Processing Study
Astute Medical, Inc. Acute Kidney Injury
The objective of the study is to collect and process urine samples from Intensive Care Unit (ICU) subjects with moderate to severe (Stage 2 or 3) acute kidney injury (AKI) for use in assessing the effects of urine sample freezing and various storage conditions on NEPHROCLEAR™... expand

The objective of the study is to collect and process urine samples from Intensive Care Unit (ICU) subjects with moderate to severe (Stage 2 or 3) acute kidney injury (AKI) for use in assessing the effects of urine sample freezing and various storage conditions on NEPHROCLEAR™ CCL14 Test results. This study is observational and will have no impact on the medical management of the subject.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2021

open study