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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

Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation (EPR) for Cardiac Arrest From Trauma
University of Maryland, Baltimore Cardiac Arrest From Trauma
The goal of this study is to rapidly cool trauma victims who have suffered cardiac arrest from bleeding with a flush of ice-cold sodium chloride to preserve the patient to enable surgical control of bleeding, followed by delayed resuscitation with cardiopulmonary bypass. expand

The goal of this study is to rapidly cool trauma victims who have suffered cardiac arrest from bleeding with a flush of ice-cold sodium chloride to preserve the patient to enable surgical control of bleeding, followed by delayed resuscitation with cardiopulmonary bypass.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2016

open study

Evaluation of Novel Point of Care Coagulation System in Pregnant Women
University of Maryland, Baltimore Hemorrhage Coagulation Delay
In this study the investigators will evaluate a new point of care Quantra Hemostasis Analyzer system to assess coagulation rapidly with ease. expand

In this study the investigators will evaluate a new point of care Quantra Hemostasis Analyzer system to assess coagulation rapidly with ease.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2019

open study

Eliminating the Need for Pancreas Biopsy Using Peripheral Blood Cell-free DNA
University of Maryland, Baltimore Transplant;Failure,Kidney Transplant; Failure, Pancreas Rejection Acute Renal Rejection Acute Pancreas
Donor-derived cell-free DNA (dd-cfDNA) has shown promise as an early marker for cellular injury caused by rejection. dd-cfDNA changes may also indicate other injuries that lead to progressive decline in transplant organ function associated with, in the case of kidney transplantation,... expand

Donor-derived cell-free DNA (dd-cfDNA) has shown promise as an early marker for cellular injury caused by rejection. dd-cfDNA changes may also indicate other injuries that lead to progressive decline in transplant organ function associated with, in the case of kidney transplantation, the presence of interstitial fibrosis (IF) and tubular atrophy (TA) seen in biopsy specimens. Here, we will study the utility of dd-cfDNA to predict rejection in pancreas and pancreas-kidney recipients.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Sep 2019

open study

Itraconazole Oral Absorption
University of Maryland, Baltimore Fungal Infection
For tablets to be absorbed, the drug must dissolve after being swallowed. Drugs with low solubility sometimes require the inert ingredients in tablets to help the drug dissolve after being swallowed. This study uses itraconazole as an example drug with low solubility. Itraconazole... expand

For tablets to be absorbed, the drug must dissolve after being swallowed. Drugs with low solubility sometimes require the inert ingredients in tablets to help the drug dissolve after being swallowed. This study uses itraconazole as an example drug with low solubility. Itraconazole tablets with different inert ingredients and manufacturing will be administered to healthy volunteers to see if the different inert ingredients and manufacturing impact drug absorption.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2020

open study

Evaluating the Safety and Immunogenicity of AGS-v PLUS, a Universal Mosquito-Borne Disease and Mosquito...
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Mosquito-Borne Infectious Diseases
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of AGS-v PLUS, a universal mosquito-borne disease and mosquito control vaccine, in healthy volunteers. expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of AGS-v PLUS, a universal mosquito-borne disease and mosquito control vaccine, in healthy volunteers.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2019

open study

A Protocol Comparing Temporary Transvenous Diaphragm Pacing to Standard of Care for Weaning From Mechanical...
Lungpacer Medical Inc. Ventilator Induced Diaphragm Dysfunction
This clinical investigation is an open-label, multi-center RCT to demonstrate the safety and effective performance of the Lungpacer DPTS (plus standard of care) as compared to Control (standard of care only) in patients aged 18 years or older who are receiving mechanical ventilation.... expand

This clinical investigation is an open-label, multi-center RCT to demonstrate the safety and effective performance of the Lungpacer DPTS (plus standard of care) as compared to Control (standard of care only) in patients aged 18 years or older who are receiving mechanical ventilation. Eligible Subjects will have received mechanical ventilation for ≥96 hours (4 days) and failed two weaning attempts. The goal or outcome is to show a numerically greater proportion of subjects weaned in the Treatment (Lungpacer DPTS) group as compared to the Control group.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2019

open study

Salmonella Conjugates CVD 1000: Study of Responses to Vaccination With Trivalent Invasive Salmonella...
University of Maryland, Baltimore Risk Reduction
This is a randomized, placebo-controlled dose-escalation study. The main purpose of this research is to test the safety and measure the immune response of the trivalent vaccine against invasive Salmonella disease. The vaccine will be tested over a range of doses. expand

This is a randomized, placebo-controlled dose-escalation study. The main purpose of this research is to test the safety and measure the immune response of the trivalent vaccine against invasive Salmonella disease. The vaccine will be tested over a range of doses.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2019

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 still... 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

Ceftaroline Pharmacokinetics in Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
University of Maryland, Baltimore Infection During Renal Replacement Therapy Critically Ill
Dosing of ceftaroline in patients with chronic kidney disease is defined, but there is no data on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the drug in patients receiving continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). The purpose of this study is to determine pharmacokinetics and... expand

Dosing of ceftaroline in patients with chronic kidney disease is defined, but there is no data on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the drug in patients receiving continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). The purpose of this study is to determine pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of ceftaroline in a critically ill patient population receiving CRRT, in order to define a dosing recommendation in this population.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

open study

Developing and Testing a Brief Intervention for Problem Gambling in Credit Counseling
University of Maryland, Baltimore Gambling Problem
This study will implement a brief intervention with text messaging and will test its effectiveness in reducing gambling behavior and improving financial well-being among credit counseling clients who seek services. Financial counseling organizations provide a community-based... expand

This study will implement a brief intervention with text messaging and will test its effectiveness in reducing gambling behavior and improving financial well-being among credit counseling clients who seek services. Financial counseling organizations provide a community-based environment for screening and brief intervention for gambling-related problems as gambling problems are fundamentally about financial losses. The study holds the promise of expanding brief interventions for gambling to individuals outside the health care system and in so doing, help those at-risk who do not present for formal treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2019

open study

Robotic Rehabilitation of Cerebral Palsy
University of Maryland, Baltimore Spastic Cerebral Palsy
The purpose of the study is to examine the outcomes of home-based robot-guided therapy and compare it to laboratory-based robot-guided therapy for impaired ankles in cerebral palsy. Children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) are randomly placed into two groups, participating in... expand

The purpose of the study is to examine the outcomes of home-based robot-guided therapy and compare it to laboratory-based robot-guided therapy for impaired ankles in cerebral palsy. Children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) are randomly placed into two groups, participating in robot-guided stretching and active movement training either in a research lab setting (Lab group) or in a home setting (Home group).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2019

open study

Postoperative Heme Oxygenase Induction and Carbon Monoxide Production as a Novel Method to Assess Hepatic...
University of Maryland, Baltimore Liver Cancer
The study will monitor carbon monoxide production in patients undergoing liver resection. Carbon monoxide will be checked from arterial blood gas obtained routinely as a part of the postoperative care as well as from the exhaled air of the patient through a CO detector commercially... expand

The study will monitor carbon monoxide production in patients undergoing liver resection. Carbon monoxide will be checked from arterial blood gas obtained routinely as a part of the postoperative care as well as from the exhaled air of the patient through a CO detector commercially available and used as smokerlyzer helping people to stop smoking. The results of the surgical resection will be collected from the patient routinely ordered tests after liver resection including pathology of the resected part of the liver, laboratory and radiology tests. The study aims to identify the relationship between CO production and recovery after liver resection. Results of this study may help in predicting and improving results of liver resection.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2014

open study

Ultrasound and CT to Measure Muscle in Hip OA
University of Maryland, Baltimore Hip Osteoarthritis
This study will examine alterations in muscle in individuals with hip osteoarthritis compared to individuals without hip arthritis. All individuals will receive imaging of their hip and low back muscles in order to compare differences between groups. The investigators hypothesize... expand

This study will examine alterations in muscle in individuals with hip osteoarthritis compared to individuals without hip arthritis. All individuals will receive imaging of their hip and low back muscles in order to compare differences between groups. The investigators hypothesize that there will be differences between groups and that these differences will be related to strength, functional, and balance impairments which will also be measured in all individuals.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Dec 2019

open study

Open-label Study of FT-2102 With or Without Azacitidine or Cytarabine in Patients With AML or MDS With...
Forma Therapeutics, Inc. Acute Myeloid Leukemia Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Myelodysplastic Syndrome
This Phase 1/2 study will evaluate the safety, efficacy, PK, and PD of FT-2102 (olutasidenib) as a single agent or in combination with azacitidine or cytarabine. The Phase 1 stage of the study is split into 2 distinct parts: a dose escalation part, which will utilize an open-label... expand

This Phase 1/2 study will evaluate the safety, efficacy, PK, and PD of FT-2102 (olutasidenib) as a single agent or in combination with azacitidine or cytarabine. The Phase 1 stage of the study is split into 2 distinct parts: a dose escalation part, which will utilize an open-label design of FT-2102 (olutasidenib) (single agent) and FT-2102 (olutasidenib) + azacitidine (combination agent) administered via one or more intermittent dosing schedules followed by a dose expansion part. The dose expansion part will enroll patients in up to 5 expansion cohorts, exploring single-agent FT-2102 (olutasidenib) activity as well as combination activity with azacitidine or cytarabine. Following the completion of the relevant Phase 1 cohorts, Phase 2 will begin enrollment. Patients will be enrolled across 8 different cohorts, examining the effect of FT-2102 (olutasidenib) (as a single agent) and FT-2102 (olutasidenib) + azacitidine (combination) on various AML/MDS disease states.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2016

open study

B'More for a Peaceful Motherhood Hypertension Control Study
University of Maryland, Baltimore Hypertension
This study will assess whether an intervention including mindfulness, dietary education, and smoking cessation can help African-American women of childbearing age (age 18-44) with hypertension or high blood pressure to lower their blood pressure. The investigators propose to... expand

This study will assess whether an intervention including mindfulness, dietary education, and smoking cessation can help African-American women of childbearing age (age 18-44) with hypertension or high blood pressure to lower their blood pressure. The investigators propose to screen women of childbearing age for hypertension, and to invite women to participate in an intervention to reduce their blood pressure. The investigators will track their perceived stress and their blood pressure levels over the next 6 months. Half of the women who participate will be given a blood pressure cuff and taught to measure their own blood pressure. More frequent tracking of blood pressure will be done in these women.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2019

open study

Face Transplantation
University of Maryland, Baltimore Transplantation: Facial Transplantation
This study aims to: 1. Perform face transplants on people who have suffered severe facial trauma with tissue and functional loss; and 2. Evaluate the acceptance and function of the transplanted tissue. expand

This study aims to: 1. Perform face transplants on people who have suffered severe facial trauma with tissue and functional loss; and 2. Evaluate the acceptance and function of the transplanted tissue.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2010

open study

MR Guided Focused Ultrasound for Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
University of Maryland, Baltimore Severe Neuropathic Pain Due to Radiculopathy or Radicular Injury Spinal Cord Injuries Phantom Limb Pain
Neuropathic pain is often a result of direct diseases of peripheral or central nervous system with an estimated prevalence of 8% of adults and this pain is associated with significant consequences because of longer symptom duration and severity than many of the other pain syndromes.... expand

Neuropathic pain is often a result of direct diseases of peripheral or central nervous system with an estimated prevalence of 8% of adults and this pain is associated with significant consequences because of longer symptom duration and severity than many of the other pain syndromes. Functional brain imaging has revealed that many regions of the brain are engaged by painful events, but specific areas such as the thalamus have been markedly implicated. The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility and safety of MRI-guided focused ultrasound treatment using the ExAblate Transcranial System in patients suffering from Neuropathic pain. This treatment modality offers non-invasive precise treatment potential for these patients.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2017

open study

SEEK: Dissemination and Implementation
University of Maryland, Baltimore Child Maltreatment
This study aims to understand what influences the adoption and implementation of an innovative approach to pediatric primary care by medical professionals and staff providing that care. The innovation concerns addressing common psychosocial problems such as parental depression... expand

This study aims to understand what influences the adoption and implementation of an innovative approach to pediatric primary care by medical professionals and staff providing that care. The innovation concerns addressing common psychosocial problems such as parental depression and substance abuse. Different approaches to training medical professionals will be examined as well as the use of software versus traditional 'paper and pencil' to facilitate implementation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2019

open study

Optimizing Smoking Cessation for People With HIV/AIDS Who Smoke
University of Maryland, Baltimore Smoking HIV
The single greatest health behavior change that could improve cardiovascular morbidity and associated mortality is to assist people living with HIV/AIDS who smoke to quit. The investigators will use a factorial design to evaluate the most promising behavioral and pharmacologic... expand

The single greatest health behavior change that could improve cardiovascular morbidity and associated mortality is to assist people living with HIV/AIDS who smoke to quit. The investigators will use a factorial design to evaluate the most promising behavioral and pharmacologic treatments aimed at achieving maximal efficacy for smoking cessation among people living with HIV/AIDS who smoke. Results of this study will provide crucial, real world evidence of the best way for healthcare providers to help smokers living with HIV/AIDS quit smoking.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2016

open study

Blood Donor CVD 9000
University of Maryland, Baltimore Cholera Vaccination
This is an open-label, non-randomized study. Volunteers will be vaccinated with the oral cholera vaccine, Vaxchora. Vaxchora has been licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for travelers to developing countries. Volunteers will also be asked to provide blood specimens... expand

This is an open-label, non-randomized study. Volunteers will be vaccinated with the oral cholera vaccine, Vaxchora. Vaxchora has been licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for travelers to developing countries. Volunteers will also be asked to provide blood specimens over a follow-up time period of up to eight years. The specimens obtained in this clinical research study will be used to further the investigator's understanding of the protective immunological mechanisms that can be elicited systemically and may be applicable to other enteric pathogens.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2018

open study

CVD 38000: Study of Responses to Vaccination With Typhoid and/or Cholera
University of Maryland, Baltimore Typhoid and/or Cholera Vaccination
This is an open-label, non-randomized study. The purpose of this study is to better understand how vaccines against typhoid fever and cholera affect the normal immune system and bacteria in the intestine. Patients having standard-of-care endoscopies (colonoscopy and/or esophagogastroduodenoscopy... expand

This is an open-label, non-randomized study. The purpose of this study is to better understand how vaccines against typhoid fever and cholera affect the normal immune system and bacteria in the intestine. Patients having standard-of-care endoscopies (colonoscopy and/or esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)) will be divided into 3 groups: Group 1: Vivotif typhoid vaccination and/or Vaxchora cholera vaccination then endoscopy Group 2: Endoscopy, then Vivotif typhoid vaccination and/or Vaxchora cholera vaccination, then follow-up endoscopy Group 3: Endoscopy without vaccination. Both vaccines used in this study are licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for travelers to developing countries. Volunteers will be asked to donate tissue, blood, saliva and stool samples for studying how the body responds to the typhoid and/or cholera vaccine.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2018

open study

Diagnosing Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer In African American and White Men With Elevated PSA
University of Southern California Health Status Unknown Elevated PSA
This randomized phase II trial studies how well systematic random biopsy or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-ultrasound image (US) fusion biopsy work in diagnosing prostate cancer in patients with elevated prostate specific antigen. Systematic random biopsy and MRI-US fusion... expand

This randomized phase II trial studies how well systematic random biopsy or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-ultrasound image (US) fusion biopsy work in diagnosing prostate cancer in patients with elevated prostate specific antigen. Systematic random biopsy and MRI-US fusion biopsy may work better in improving the accuracy of prostate cancer detection.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2017

open study

Recovery and Outcomes From Stroke
University of Cincinnati Intracerebral Hemorrhage
The investigators will perform follow-up on 500 cases of deep and lobar intracerebral hemorrhage to perform advanced neuroimaging before 45 days post stroke, and evaluations of motor and cognitive function at baseline, 3 months and 6 months to determine predictors of recovery,... expand

The investigators will perform follow-up on 500 cases of deep and lobar intracerebral hemorrhage to perform advanced neuroimaging before 45 days post stroke, and evaluations of motor and cognitive function at baseline, 3 months and 6 months to determine predictors of recovery, progressive cognitive or functional impairment.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

GCC 1366: Anti-Proliferative Response to NeoAdjuvant AIs in Overweight and Obese Patients
University of Maryland, Baltimore Breast Cancer
More than three quarter of patients with breast cancer are treated by hormone pills called tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors (AIs). AIs are drugs that stop female hormone production. This hormone production mostly happens in fat, muscle, and breast tissue in postmenopausal women.... expand

More than three quarter of patients with breast cancer are treated by hormone pills called tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors (AIs). AIs are drugs that stop female hormone production. This hormone production mostly happens in fat, muscle, and breast tissue in postmenopausal women. The female hormone estrogen is an important hormone for the growth of breast cancer cells. Anastrozole (Arimidex®) and Letrozole (Femara®) are AIs that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They have been used since 2005 to treat women with early stage breast cancer. When given before surgery (neoadjuvant), both anastrozole and letrozole have been shown to successfully shrink breast cancer tumors in most patients. In over 50% of patients, anastrozole and letrozole when given for about 4 months also helped to improve surgery outcomes. On top of that, whether or not a patient responds to anastrozole and letrozole before surgery can help the doctor decide whether that patient needs additional chemotherapy. One of the things may influence the level of hormone is body weight. It has been previously shown that postmenopausal women with higher body fat have higher level of female hormone as well as an increased risk of breast cancer. This is likely due to an increase in aromatase activity in the fatty tissue. However, at the current time AIs are used at the same doses in all women with breast cancer no matter whether they have different body weight. Currently, we do not know for certain whether the same doses of AIs work as well in patients with higher body fat compared to patients with less body fat. The purpose of this study is to see if women with higher body fat respond differently to AI treatment compared to women with lower body fat.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2015

open study