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Pilot RCT of Therapeutic Hypothermia in ARDS Patients Receiving Neuromuscular Blockade
University of Maryland Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a serious condition that occurs as a complication of medical and surgical diseases, has a mortality of ~40%, and has no known treatment other than optimization of support. Data from basic research, animal models, and retrospective... expand

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a serious condition that occurs as a complication of medical and surgical diseases, has a mortality of ~40%, and has no known treatment other than optimization of support. Data from basic research, animal models, and retrospective studies, case series, and small prospective studies suggest that therapeutic hypothermia (TH) similar to that used for cardiac arrest may be lung protective in patients with ARDS; however, shivering and its metabolic impact is a major complication of TH, often requiring neuromuscular blockade (NMB) to control. NMB has now become part of standard of care for patients with moderate to severe ARDS. Since many of these patients are already receiving the ultimate anti-shivering therapy, the investigators reasoned that such patients would provide an ideal population for an RCT of TH in ARDS. The investigators have completed a retrospective study of patients with ARDS on NMB and an open label pilot study of TH in 8 such patients that demonstrated feasibility and safety of performing such an RCT. Furthermore, a comparison of the subjects in the open-label study with the historical controls from the retrospective study suggested that TH will be beneficial in patients with ARDS. To generate further support for grant applications to support a Phase IIb multicenter RCT, the investigators plan on performing a small pilot single center RCT of TH (core temperature 34-35°C) for 48h vs. standard of care in patients with ARDS who are receiving NMB. Primary outcome will be 28 day ventilator-free days and secondary outcomes will include physiologic measures, mortality, hospital and ICU length of stay, and serum biomarkers collected on days 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 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

TMS for Symptom Reduction in Schizophrenia
University of Maryland 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

The Dystonia Coalition Natural History and Biospecimen Repository for Isolated Dystonias
Hyder A. Jinnah, MD, PhD Dystonia
Dystonia is a disorder characterized by excessive involuntary contraction of muscles with repetitive and patterned movements. The isolated dystonias are the most common type of dystonia and include Limb dystonias (like writer's cramp), Cervical dystonia (spasmodic torticollis),... expand

Dystonia is a disorder characterized by excessive involuntary contraction of muscles with repetitive and patterned movements. The isolated dystonias are the most common type of dystonia and include Limb dystonias (like writer's cramp), Cervical dystonia (spasmodic torticollis), Laryngeal dystonias (like spasmodic dysphonia), and Craniofacial dystonias (like blepharospasm). The purpose of this study is to create resources to help learn more about the isolated dystonias, myoclonus dystonia, and dopa-responsive dystonia and to develop and validate various dystonia rating scales.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2011

open study

Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Tesevatinib in Subjects With ADPKD
Kadmon Corporation, LLC Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney ADPKD
The goal of the study is to compare and evaluate safety and efficacy of tesevatinib 50mg versus placebo in patients with ADPKD. expand

The goal of the study is to compare and evaluate safety and efficacy of tesevatinib 50mg versus placebo in patients with ADPKD.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Robot Aided Rehabilitation - Multi-joint Evaluations
University of Maryland 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

Circuitry-Guided Smoking Cessation in Schizophrenia
University of Maryland 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

Randomized, Open Label, Clinical Study of the Targeted Therapy, Palbociclib, to Treat Metastatic Breast...
Alliance Foundation Trials, LLC. HER-2 Positive Breast Cancer Estrogen Receptor Positive Breast Cancer
The primary objective of this study is to demonstrate that the combination of palbociclib with anti-HER2 therapy plus endocrine therapy is superior to anti-HER2-based therapy plus endocrine therapy alone in improving the outcomes of subjects with hormone receptor-positive, HER2+... expand

The primary objective of this study is to demonstrate that the combination of palbociclib with anti-HER2 therapy plus endocrine therapy is superior to anti-HER2-based therapy plus endocrine therapy alone in improving the outcomes of subjects with hormone receptor-positive, HER2+ metastatic breast cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2017

open study

RCT of a Polyherbal Dietary Supplement for Prediabetes
University of Maryland Prediabetic State
The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of a polyherbal dietary supplement (Designs for Health - GlucoSupreme™ Herbal) on markers of glycemic control and other structure/function outcomes among a sample of prediabetic adults. A 12-week randomized, double-blinded,... expand

The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of a polyherbal dietary supplement (Designs for Health - GlucoSupreme™ Herbal) on markers of glycemic control and other structure/function outcomes among a sample of prediabetic adults. A 12-week randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial will be conducted to achieve the purpose of this study. The research team hypothesizes that GlucoSupreme™ Herbal will improve a variety of validated markers of glycemic control that are commonly used in clinical practice more effectively than placebo.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

open study

CNS Sarcoidosis and Acthar Gel
University of Maryland CNS Sarcoidosis
The purpose of this study is to see if treatment with H.P. Acthar® Gel will result in the improvement and long-term stabilization of clinical and radiographic abnormalities that occur in patients with CNS sarcoidosis. In addition, it will also look at whether treatment will be... expand

The purpose of this study is to see if treatment with H.P. Acthar® Gel will result in the improvement and long-term stabilization of clinical and radiographic abnormalities that occur in patients with CNS sarcoidosis. In addition, it will also look at whether treatment will be also associated with improvement in measures of quality of life. The treatment of CNS sarcoidosis involves the use of either corticosteroids such as prednisone or potent immunosuppressive agents such as methotrexate, both which can induce severe long term side effects. The adverse effects of steroids may be avoided by treatment with adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), which is available for patient use as H.P. Acthar® Gel. The efficacies of H.P. Acthar® Gel in the treatment of CNS sarcoidosis and the impact on quality of life have not been previously studied. In addition, little is known regarding the expression of immune markers in CNS sarcoidosis and the association of such markers with disease activity and response to treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2016

open study

Optimal Sequencing of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) and Standard Platinum-based Chemotherapy in First-Line...
Alliance Foundation Trials, LLC. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
This is a multicenter randomized phase II to determine if the administration of standard platinum-based chemotherapy before MK-3475 in with Chemotherapy naive stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) will improve the overall response rate (ORR) compared to MK-3475 administered... expand

This is a multicenter randomized phase II to determine if the administration of standard platinum-based chemotherapy before MK-3475 in with Chemotherapy naive stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) will improve the overall response rate (ORR) compared to MK-3475 administered before chemotherapy. Patients will be given Pembrolizumab as maintenance up to 2 years: Carboplatin and paclitaxel or pemetrexed every 3 weeks x 4 cycles followed by pembrolizumab every 3 weeks for up to 2 years. Pembrolizumab every 3 weeks x 4 cycles followed by carboplatin and paclitaxel or pemetrexed every 3 weeks x 4 cycles followed by pembrolizumab every 3 weeks for up to 2 years.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2016

open study

GCC 1366: Anti-Proliferative Response to NeoAdjuvant AIs in Overweight and Obese Patients
University of Maryland 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

Registry for Integrative Medicine Interventions Effectiveness
BraveNet All Conditions of Integrative Medicine Clinic Patients
This registry will perform prospective surveillance of participants attending collaborating Integrative Medicine clinic sites for clinical services. All decisions about medication use, treatments, visit frequency, assessment of tolerance, and other aspects of patient management... expand

This registry will perform prospective surveillance of participants attending collaborating Integrative Medicine clinic sites for clinical services. All decisions about medication use, treatments, visit frequency, assessment of tolerance, and other aspects of patient management will be left to the clinical providers' discretion. We will attempt to follow the participants in the PRIMIER Registry for up to 2 years. Essential data elements that capture patient-reported outcomes and measures of clinical activity will be obtained at approximately 2-month intervals for the first 6 months, then every 6 months through the end of year 2.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Aug 2013

open study