108 matching studies

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Oxygen for Vascular Incisional Healing
Neogenix, LLC dba Ogenix Surgical Wound Healing Lower Extremity Revascularization Incision
The purpose of this clinical trial is to evaluate Transdermal Continuous Oxygen Therapy (TCOT) as an adjunct to surgical wound healing in subjects undergoing vascular surgery for lower extremity arterial occlusive disease. It is the intention of this study to administer oxygen... expand

The purpose of this clinical trial is to evaluate Transdermal Continuous Oxygen Therapy (TCOT) as an adjunct to surgical wound healing in subjects undergoing vascular surgery for lower extremity arterial occlusive disease. It is the intention of this study to administer oxygen using the TCOT approach to the surgical sites of subjects undergoing the surgery and to monitor the healing of the incision as well as infection rate. The hypothesis is that oxygen delivered transdermally to the surgical site in a continuous manner for up to 28 days will accelerate the healing process and reduce the infection rate compared to the Standard of Care.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2019

open study

Dolores One: Maximizing Functional Communication for Adults
University of Maryland, Baltimore Communication
Difficulties with communication for patients requiring mechanical ventilation is known to be a source of distress in the acute care setting. The inability to speak has been associated with increased psychological distress and increased feelings of fear and anger and impact negatively... expand

Difficulties with communication for patients requiring mechanical ventilation is known to be a source of distress in the acute care setting. The inability to speak has been associated with increased psychological distress and increased feelings of fear and anger and impact negatively on patient participation with caregivers and their overall recovery. Developing and maintaining communication between patients and hospital staff reduces patient stress and increases patient satisfaction and part of the standard pf care. According to the new and revised The Joint Commission standards, hospitals must identify and document patients' communication needs and communicate with patients during their care in a manner that meets those needs. Using the Dolores One device for patients can improve the ease and efficiency of communication while they are in the acute care setting. For non-speaking patients, nonverbal communication means are often used, including mouthing words and head nods to indicate yes/no responses. However, relying completely on nonverbal means can limit patient responses and lead to ineffective and frustrating communication exchanges. There have been several studies reviewing the negative effects of the inability to speak for intubated, mechanically ventilated patients. However, there is a need for more research to address communication difficulties in other mechanically ventilated populations, including patients receiving non-invasive ventilation and ventilator dependent tracheostomy patients. The Dolores One is comprised of an acoustic throat sensor and positioned at the patient's neck with a soft adjustable collar. The sensor gathers vocal cord vibrations and transmits signals to a control unit, processes the sensor signal, and finally, generates the patient's voice. The smart signal processing automatically accommodates both weak forced voices and whispers, producing a voice output to allow for normal conversation in a patient's natural voice, free from the sounds of rushing air or equipment noises secondary to Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation (NIMV) systems. The purpose of the study is to determine if the Dolores One devices can be used in the clinical acute care setting with patients in NIMV to improve their ability to communication as measured as ease to communicate and intelligibility, with family and the members of the medical team.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2019

open study

TMS for Symptom Reduction in Schizophrenia
University of Maryland, Baltimore Schizophrenia and Related Disorders
Neuroimaging studies suggest that aberrant activities at specific brain regions such as sensory areas and language-related areas are related to psychosis symptoms including auditory and visual hallucination, delusion, and thought disorders. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)... expand

Neuroimaging studies suggest that aberrant activities at specific brain regions such as sensory areas and language-related areas are related to psychosis symptoms including auditory and visual hallucination, delusion, and thought disorders. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) provides a non-invasive means for altering brain electrical neural activity. TMS has been approved by FDA for treatment of depression. Other applications have not been approved but it has been used in a wide range of clinical research especially in neurology and psychiatry. Among psychotic symptoms, there are preliminary significant improvement in treatments of auditory hallucination using TMS with small samples, but those treatments are not robust in larger samples. The high inter-subject variability limits the efficacy of TMS treatment in schizophrenia patients. We aim to develop a TMS treatment method with a fMRI-defined treatment target area, where the TMS target is individually identified to maximize the TMS effects. The identification method uses both the anatomical character and its functional relationship with auditory hallucination and other psychosis symptoms. If the current target-identification successfully identified effective TMS target individually, the treatment efficacy will be significant improved and more patients will benefit from TMS treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2016

open study

Inpatient Diabetes Mellitus (DM) Management With Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices, a Pilot Study.
University of Maryland, Baltimore Diabetes Mellitus
Several observational studies have shown that uncontrolled hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients in the non-critical care, non-Intensive Care Unit (non-ICU) setting is associated with prolonged length of stay, increased mortality and an increased incidence of infections. Randomized... expand

Several observational studies have shown that uncontrolled hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients in the non-critical care, non-Intensive Care Unit (non-ICU) setting is associated with prolonged length of stay, increased mortality and an increased incidence of infections. Randomized clinical trials in both the critical and the non-ICU settings have shown that by improving glucose control there is a decrease in the incidence of infections, length of stay and inpatient health care costs. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems have evolved as useful devices providing excellent clinical care in patients with Diabetes Mellitus (DM). These systems detect glucose in subcutaneous interstitial fluid using a glucose sensor that transmits glucose measurements to a receiving device that reads out average glucose levels every couple of minutes. In this clinical trial the investigators propose to examine the clinical use of CGM in hospitalized patients with Diabetes Mellitus type 2 (DM2). CGM use may improve glucometric values and clinical outcomes in hospitalized individuals with Diabetes Mellitus type 2 (DM2). We use CGM devices to monitor but also to transmit glucose values wirelessly to monitoring devices that are in the nursing station. Half of the participants are placed on Real Time CGM (alarms turned on) and half of them are placed on blinded CGM values (alarms turned off). Nursing staff will be notified when glucose is <85 mg/dl , in order to treat and potentially prevent a potential hypoglycemic episode.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2016

open study

Hypoglycemia Associated Autonomic Failure in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
University of Maryland, Baltimore Type 1 Diabetes Hypoglycemia Associated Autonomic Failure
Exercise is a cornerstone of diabetes management. It helps reduce blood pressure, promote weight loss, lower insulin resistance and improve glucose and lipid (triglyceride and HDL-cholesterol) profiles. Unfortunately, the benefits of exercise are often not embraced by diabetic... expand

Exercise is a cornerstone of diabetes management. It helps reduce blood pressure, promote weight loss, lower insulin resistance and improve glucose and lipid (triglyceride and HDL-cholesterol) profiles. Unfortunately, the benefits of exercise are often not embraced by diabetic individuals because of the fear of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). My laboratory has demonstrated that Autonomic nervous system (ANS) counterregulatory failure plays an important role in exercise associated hypoglycemia in Type 1 DM. ANS responses are significantly reduced in Type 1 DM and are further blunted by antecedent episodes of hypoglycemia. Furthermore, there is a large sexual dimorphism of reduced ANS responses during submaximal exercise in both Type 1 DM and healthy individuals that is unexplained. Accumulating data are demonstrating that serotonergic pathways can regulate ANS discharge. Generally, serotonergic pathways are inhibitory but both single and longer term administration of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI's) such as Prozac has been demonstrated to increase basal epinephrine levels and enhance baroreflex control of Sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity. What is unknown is whether fluoxetine can also enhance SNS responses and also override the large ANS sexual dimorphism present during sub maximal exercise. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to determine if the SSRI fluoxetine (Prozac) can improve SNS responses during exercise.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2012

open study

Differing Levels of Hypoglycemia
University of Maryland, Baltimore Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia can produce a spectrum of pro-inflammatory and pro-atherothrombotic changes. To date no studies appear to have investigated the effects of differing levels of hypoglycemia on the vasculature and pro-atherothrombotic balance during hypoglycemia in healthy man. The... expand

Hypoglycemia can produce a spectrum of pro-inflammatory and pro-atherothrombotic changes. To date no studies appear to have investigated the effects of differing levels of hypoglycemia on the vasculature and pro-atherothrombotic balance during hypoglycemia in healthy man. The specific aim of our study will be to determine the effects of differing levels of hypoglycemia on in-vivo vascular biologic mechanisms in a healthy population.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2015

open study

Wellness Champions for Change
University of Maryland, Baltimore Obesity, Childhood
The Wellness Champions for Change (WCC) study aims to reduce pediatric obesity among students who attend schools in Maryland by training teacher and student-led wellness teams to increase opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating at school. The study uses a cluster... expand

The Wellness Champions for Change (WCC) study aims to reduce pediatric obesity among students who attend schools in Maryland by training teacher and student-led wellness teams to increase opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating at school. The study uses a cluster randomized design to allocate 6 schools (3 elementary, 3 middle) in 5 school systems to one of 3 arms: "A" (teacher and student training), "B" (teacher training only), and "C") (delayed teacher training/control). Approximately 36 3rd/6th graders and their caregivers ("evaluation cohort"), 15 4th/7th graders ("student leaders"), and 20 teachers from each school will be recruited in the spring before the intervention. All schools will identify a teacher "Wellness Champion" who will coordinate intervention activities. In "A" and "B" schools, wellness champions will attend a training to learn how to build a wellness team and create more opportunities for students to make healthy choices. In "A" schools, student leaders ("Student Wellness Champions") will meet weekly during lunch with a health educator to receive training as peer leaders and help the Wellness Champion with wellness initiatives. Student leaders in "B" and "C" schools will receive a monthly general Adolescent Health Curriculum. To assess the impact of the teacher and student-led interventions, the evaluation cohort will be followed for 2.5 years, with measures including: anthropometry (height/weight), 7-day accelerometry (physical activity), and validated questionnaires to assess healthy eating. Student leaders will be followed for 1.5 years to assess the impact of their participation, with measures including: anthropometry, 7-day accelerometry, validated questionnaires to assess healthy eating, and validated questionnaires and focus groups to assess leadership/advocacy skills. Teachers will complete validated questionnaires to investigate their perceptions of the school environment, classroom practices, and role modeling skills. Prior to data collection and analysis, participants will be assigned an identification number, and all documents linking participant information to identification numbers will be locked/ password-protected.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

open study

Meningeal Inflammation on 7T MRI as a Tool for Measuring and Predicting Ocrelizumab Response in Multiple...
University of Maryland, Baltimore Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system. In MS, inflammation is known to attack areas of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves; resulting in disability. Current MRI technology provides an adequate view of the impact of MS on the "white... expand

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system. In MS, inflammation is known to attack areas of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves; resulting in disability. Current MRI technology provides an adequate view of the impact of MS on the "white matter" of the brain, which contains many of the connections between neurons. Quantification of lesions in the white matter due to MS are a standard part of clinical trials and clinical care in MS. However, it has long been known that MS not only can affect the white matter, but also the "gray matter," which contains the majority of the nerve cells in the brain and can cause inflammation in the meninges (the protective tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal cord). Autopsy studies have shown that the inflammation seen in the meninges is driven by a B-cells, a subset of white blood cells and that meningeal inflammation may be responsible for damage to the gray matter of the brain. Ocrelizumab is a new treatment for multiple sclerosis. This medication works by targeting and destroying circulating B-cells. It is thought that this may reduce the level of meningeal inflammation in patients with multiple sclerosis. By reducing meningeal inflammation, this medication may result in less damage to the gray matter and subsequently less disability in MS patients. In this study, the investigators will evaluate the use of a method on 7 tesla (7T) MRI to identify inflammation in the meninges as a potential predictor of response to ocrelizumab treatment for multiple sclerosis. Further, the investigators will evaluate if this MRI technique can be used to monitor the long-term effect of the medication on meningeal inflammation and the development of damage to the gray matter of the brain.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Sep 2018

open study

Dose Response of Epinephrine
University of Maryland, Baltimore Diabetes Complications
Epinephrine is the principal physiologic defense against hypoglycemia in type 1 and longer duration type 2 DM. Despite this, it is unknown how epinephrine regulates in-vivo endothelial function and atherothrombotic balance in humans. The specific aim of our study will be to determine... expand

Epinephrine is the principal physiologic defense against hypoglycemia in type 1 and longer duration type 2 DM. Despite this, it is unknown how epinephrine regulates in-vivo endothelial function and atherothrombotic balance in humans. The specific aim of our study will be to determine the dose response effects of the key ANS counterregulatory hormone epinephrine on endothelial function, fibrinolytic balance and pro-atherogenic inflammatory mechanisms in healthy humans.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2016

open study

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

Neuromuscular and Biomechanical Control of Lower Limb Loading in Individuals With Chronic Stroke
University of Maryland, Baltimore Stroke Hemiparesis
Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. Individuals with hemiparesis due to stroke often have difficulty bearing weight on their legs and transferring weight from one leg to the other. The ability to bear weight on the legs is important during functional... expand

Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. Individuals with hemiparesis due to stroke often have difficulty bearing weight on their legs and transferring weight from one leg to the other. The ability to bear weight on the legs is important during functional movements such as rising from a chair, standing and walking. Diminished weight transfer contributes to asymmetries during walking which commonly leads to greater energy expenditure. Moreover, deficits in bearing weight on the paretic leg contribute to lateral instability and are associated with decreased walking speed and increased risk of falling in individuals post-stroke. These functional limitations affect community participation and life quality. Thus, restoring the ability to bear weight on the legs, i.e., limb loading, is a critical goal for rehabilitation post-stroke. The purpose of this research is to identify the impairments in neuromechanical mechanisms of limb loading and determine whether limb loading responses can be retrained by induced forced limb loading.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2019

open study

Salivary Glycated Albumin
University of Maryland, Baltimore Diabetes Mellitus
(1) to determine whether the ratio of glycated albumin and total albumin in saliva is equivalent to blood and (2) to investigate whether the non-invasive SmartAlbu portable salivary sensor is as accurate as standard tests that measure glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c). expand

(1) to determine whether the ratio of glycated albumin and total albumin in saliva is equivalent to blood and (2) to investigate whether the non-invasive SmartAlbu portable salivary sensor is as accurate as standard tests that measure glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Dental Carotid Cognitive Study
University of Maryland, Baltimore Carotid Stenosis Mild Cognitive Impairment Periodontitis
Periodontal Disease (PD) is present in 60+% of adults >65 years and is associated with tobacco smoking, diabetes, and atherosclerosis that worsen inflammation, comorbidities common in older people with mild to moderate cognitive impairment (MCI). Older MCI patients are prone... expand

Periodontal Disease (PD) is present in 60+% of adults >65 years and is associated with tobacco smoking, diabetes, and atherosclerosis that worsen inflammation, comorbidities common in older people with mild to moderate cognitive impairment (MCI). Older MCI patients are prone to poor oral hygiene and dental health, which if untreated worsens inflammation-mediated brain and nervous system function, and accelerates progression to dementia. Asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis (ACAS) is often a silent disease detected in only ~10% of older adults, and may have a strong association with MCI. This study examines the effects of intensive therapy for periodontitis on cognition in high-risk older people with ACAS. Results could highlight PD as a readily modifiable risk factor for dementia.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2019

open study

PKD Clinical and Translational Core Study
University of Maryland, Baltimore Polycystic Kidney Disease
Advances in our understanding of the pathogenesis of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) have opened up possibilities of new therapies to prevent disease progression. High quality clinical investigations in patients with ADPKD, however, pose significant challenges... expand

Advances in our understanding of the pathogenesis of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) have opened up possibilities of new therapies to prevent disease progression. High quality clinical investigations in patients with ADPKD, however, pose significant challenges to investigators including limited access to patients with ADPKD,insufficient guidance by experienced investigators and lack of resources to conduct these studies. The Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Clinical and Translational Core (P30) aims to establish an infrastructure that will assist investigators in designing and conducting highest quality clinical and translational research focused on a diverse group of patients with ADPKD. Objective 1: To establish a Mid-Atlantic cohort of ADPKD patients (N=200) with baseline clinical phenotyping performed at the General Clinical Research Unit of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Objective 2: To establish a state-of-the-art biobank of specimens from the ADPKD cohort including serum, plasma,urine and DNA. Objective 3: To develop a collaborative network of physicians and practices in the Mid-Atlantic region who will contribute to the ADPKD cohort and will be willing to refer patients for future studies and trials. Objective 4: To establish a web-based registry of ADPKD patients in the Mid-Atlantic area.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Mar 2013

open study

Use of a Rapid Turnaround Test for NG/CT to Improve Treatment of Women Presenting With Possible STIs
University of Maryland, Baltimore Sexually Transmitted Infection Gonorrhea Female Chlamydia Females
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of utilizing a rapid turnaround CT/NG test on treatment of female patients in the emergency department or urgent care setting with possible STIs. expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of utilizing a rapid turnaround CT/NG test on treatment of female patients in the emergency department or urgent care setting with possible STIs.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

open study

The Effects of Fluoxetine and/or DHEA
University of Maryland, Baltimore Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
(1) To determine how the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI), fluoxetine (Prozac), an antidepressant often used to treat depression, stimulates the participant's body's ability to defend against low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). (2) To learn how a hormone, dehydroepiandrosterone... expand

(1) To determine how the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI), fluoxetine (Prozac), an antidepressant often used to treat depression, stimulates the participant's body's ability to defend against low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). (2) To learn how a hormone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), stimulates the participant's body's ability to defend itself from low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). DHEA is a hormone produced naturally in the human body. However, it can be manufactured and is sold as an over-the-counter dietary supplement. The dose the investigators are giving in this study is higher than the usual recommended dosage taken as a supplement for certain medical conditions. (3) To study combined effects of fluoxetine and DHEA during low blood glucose. In the present study, the investigators will measure the participant's body's responses to hypoglycemia when given fluoxetine or DHEA or fluoxetine and DHEA or a placebo (a pill with no fluoxetine or DHEA). Approximately 64 individuals with type 1 diabetes will take part in this study.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

open study

Progressive Rehabilitation Therapy in Patients With Advanced Lung Disease
University of Maryland, Baltimore Advanced Lung Disease Lung Transplant Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Registry data shows that there is a growing population of critically ill patients with advanced lung disease undergoing lung transplantation. The goal of our study is to evaluate the role of intensive physical therapy... expand

The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Registry data shows that there is a growing population of critically ill patients with advanced lung disease undergoing lung transplantation. The goal of our study is to evaluate the role of intensive physical therapy for patients with advanced lung disease requiring transplant or ECMO(extracorporeal membrane oxygenation)- bridge to transplant with emphasis on the restoration of functional independence and prevention of functional declines after lung transplantation. The project is a designed as a randomized prospective research study investigating the impact of a multi-modal rehabilitation program(MRP), which incorporates neuromuscular electric stimulation(NMES), strength and mobility training, and nutritional supplementation(NS) in ameliorating the loss of muscle mass and strength, and lower extremity balance, strength and coordination that will decrease time on the ventilator or ECMO, stay in the ICU and hospital.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2019

open study

Circuitry-Guided Smoking Cessation in Schizophrenia
University of Maryland, Baltimore Smoking Cessation Nicotine Addiction Schizophrenia
In a double-blinded, randomized, parallel controlled design, patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorder will be exposed to active or sham repetitive transcranial magentic stimulation (TMS) which was guided by functional magnetic resonance image (MRI). Smoking reduction/cessation... expand

In a double-blinded, randomized, parallel controlled design, patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorder will be exposed to active or sham repetitive transcranial magentic stimulation (TMS) which was guided by functional magnetic resonance image (MRI). Smoking reduction/cessation and brain functional connectivity changes will be assessed at baseline, different stages of rTMS and/or follow-ups.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2018

open study

CVD 37000: Immunity and Microbiome Studies at Intestinal and Systemic Sites in Ty21a Vaccinated Adults
University of Maryland, Baltimore Typhoid Vaccination
This is an open-label, non-randomized study. The purpose of this study is to better understand how vaccines against typhoid fever affect the normal immune system and bacteria in the intestine. Patients having standard-of-care colonoscopies will be divided into 3 groups: Group... expand

This is an open-label, non-randomized study. The purpose of this study is to better understand how vaccines against typhoid fever affect the normal immune system and bacteria in the intestine. Patients having standard-of-care colonoscopies will be divided into 3 groups: Group 1: Vivotif typhoid vaccination then colonoscopy; Group 2: Colonoscopy, then Vivotif typhoid vaccination, then follow-up colonoscopy; Group 3: Colonoscopy without vaccination. The Vivotif typhoid vaccine used in this study is 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 vaccine.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2013

open study

Comparing Individualized vs. Weight Based Protocols to Treat VOE in SCD Occlusive Episodes in Sickle...
Duke University Sickle Cell Disease
The purpose of this research study is to compare two different ways to give opioid pain medicine to treat sickle cell disease pain that is bad enough to go to the emergency department for treatment. One way uses your weight to decide how much pain medicine to give you while in... expand

The purpose of this research study is to compare two different ways to give opioid pain medicine to treat sickle cell disease pain that is bad enough to go to the emergency department for treatment. One way uses your weight to decide how much pain medicine to give you while in the emergency department. This is called weight based treatment. The other way uses how much pain medicine you take at home and how much medicine you needed during past emergency department visits to decide how much medicine to give you. This is called patient specific treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2019

open study

Treatment of Chronic Antibody-mediated Rejection in Kidney Transplant With Acthar
University of Maryland, Baltimore Transplant Glomerulopathy
This is an open label safety and feasibility trial using Acthar® in addition to the investigators center-specific standard therapy, which could include increase in maintenance immunosuppression, high dose IVIG (2 g/Kg), and/or Rituximab, in patients with CAMR. expand

This is an open label safety and feasibility trial using Acthar® in addition to the investigators center-specific standard therapy, which could include increase in maintenance immunosuppression, high dose IVIG (2 g/Kg), and/or Rituximab, in patients with CAMR.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2016

open study

Robot Aided Rehabilitation - Multi-joint Evaluations
University of Maryland, College Park 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

Robot Aided Rehabilitation - Intervention
University of Maryland, College Park Stroke
Sensorimotor impairments following stroke often involve complex pathological changes across multiple joints and multiple degrees of freedom of the arm and hand, thereby rendering them difficult to diagnose and treat. The objective of this study is to evaluate multi-joint neuromechanical... expand

Sensorimotor impairments following stroke often involve complex pathological changes across multiple joints and multiple degrees of freedom of the arm and hand, thereby rendering them difficult to diagnose and treat. The objective of this study is to evaluate multi-joint neuromechanical impairments in the arm and hand, then conduct impairment-specific treatment, and determine the effects of arm versus hand training and the effects of passive stretching before active movement training.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

open study

Omega-3 Replacement With Krill Oil in Disease Management of SLE
Aker Biomarine Antarctic AS Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
A randomized, double-blind controlled, multicenter study in SLE patients given AKBM-3031or placebo for 24 weeks (randomized period) and followed by an open label extension (OLE) treatment with AKBM-3031 for the next 24 weeks. Patients will be maintained on stable doses of background... expand

A randomized, double-blind controlled, multicenter study in SLE patients given AKBM-3031or placebo for 24 weeks (randomized period) and followed by an open label extension (OLE) treatment with AKBM-3031 for the next 24 weeks. Patients will be maintained on stable doses of background medications, except for glucocorticoids. Decreases in doses of glucocorticoids will be encouraged during the first 20 weeks of both the randomized and open label extension portions of the trial. Stable doses of glucocorticoids and other background medications are required during weeks 20-22 and 44-48.If indicated by the PI, brief increases in corticosteroids are permitted during the first 20 weeks of both the blinded and open label extension portion of the trial. The increase in prednisone (or equivalent) dose is limited to 2X the back-ground level to a maximum of20 mg/day for a maximum of 1 week (7 days) or to a single administration of intravenous methylprednisolone or equivalent at a maximum dose of 500mg. Stable doses of glucocorticoids and other background medications are required during weeks 20-22 and 44-48

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

open study

Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors for Hemorrhagic Stroke
University of Cincinnati Stroke
The purpose of this study is to find risk factors for hemorrhagic stroke. expand

The purpose of this study is to find risk factors for hemorrhagic stroke.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Sep 1997

open study