126 matching studies

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A Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Giredestrant Plus Everolimus Compared With The Physician's...
Genentech, Inc. Estrogen Receptor (ER)-Positive, HER2-negative, Locally Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancer
This Phase III, randomized, open-label, multicenter study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of giredestrant plus everolimus compared with the physician's choice of endocrine therapy plus everolimus in participants with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative... expand

This Phase III, randomized, open-label, multicenter study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of giredestrant plus everolimus compared with the physician's choice of endocrine therapy plus everolimus in participants with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer who have had previous treatment with cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 inhibitors (CDK4/6is) and endocrine therapy, either in the locally advanced/metastatic or the adjuvant setting.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2022

open study

A Study Comparing Imetelstat Versus Best Available Therapy for the Treatment of Intermediate-2 or High-risk...
Geron Corporation Myelofibrosis
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the overall survival of participants treated with imetelstat compared to best available therapy with intermediate-2 or high-risk Myelofibrosis (MF) who are relapsed/refractory to Janus Kinase (JAK)-Inhibitor treatment. expand

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the overall survival of participants treated with imetelstat compared to best available therapy with intermediate-2 or high-risk Myelofibrosis (MF) who are relapsed/refractory to Janus Kinase (JAK)-Inhibitor treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2021

open study

Trifecta-Kidney cfDNA-MMDx Study
University of Alberta Kidney Transplant Rejection
Demonstrate the relationship between DD-cfDNA levels and HLA antibodies in blood, and the Molecular Microscope® (MMDx) Diagnostic System results in indication biopsies. expand

Demonstrate the relationship between DD-cfDNA levels and HLA antibodies in blood, and the Molecular Microscope® (MMDx) Diagnostic System results in indication biopsies.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Dec 2019

open study

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Microarrays in Liver Transplantation
University of Alberta Liver Dysfunction
INTERLIVER is a prospective observational study of the relationship of the molecular phenotype of 300 liver transplant biopsies to the histologic phenotype and the clinical features and outcomes. A segment of a biopsy performed as standard-of-care for indications, or by center protocol, will be used... expand

INTERLIVER is a prospective observational study of the relationship of the molecular phenotype of 300 liver transplant biopsies to the histologic phenotype and the clinical features and outcomes. A segment of a biopsy performed as standard-of-care for indications, or by center protocol, will be used for gene expression study.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Dec 2017

open study

Tocilizumab in Lung Transplantation
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Lung Transplant
This is a trial in which 350 primary lung transplant recipients will be randomized (1:1) to receive either Tocilizumab (six doses over 20 weeks) plus standard triple maintenance immunosuppression or placebo (sterile normal saline) plus standard triple maintenance immunosuppression (Tacrolimus, Mycophenolate... expand

This is a trial in which 350 primary lung transplant recipients will be randomized (1:1) to receive either Tocilizumab (six doses over 20 weeks) plus standard triple maintenance immunosuppression or placebo (sterile normal saline) plus standard triple maintenance immunosuppression (Tacrolimus, Mycophenolate Mofetil, corticosteroids). The primary objective is to test the hypothesis that treatment with triple maintenance immunosuppression plus Tocilizumab (TCZ) is superior to triple maintenance immunosuppression plus placebo (saline) as defined by a composite endpoint of a) CLAD, b) listed for re-transplantation, and c) death

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2024

open study

Pediatric Influence of Cooling Duration on Efficacy in Cardiac Arrest Patients (P-ICECAP)
University of Michigan Cardiac Arrest, Out-Of-Hospital Hypothermia, Induced Hypoxia-Ischemia, Brain
This is a multicenter trial to establish the efficacy of cooling and the optimal duration of induced hypothermia for neuroprotection in pediatric comatose survivors of cardiac arrest. The study team hypothesizes that longer durations of cooling may improve either the proportion of children that... expand

This is a multicenter trial to establish the efficacy of cooling and the optimal duration of induced hypothermia for neuroprotection in pediatric comatose survivors of cardiac arrest. The study team hypothesizes that longer durations of cooling may improve either the proportion of children that attain a good neurobehavioral recovery or may result in better recovery among the proportion already categorized as having a good outcome.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2022

open study

Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Oral NRC-2694-A in Combination With Paclitaxel in Patients...
NATCO Pharma Ltd. Carcinoma Recurrent and/or Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
This is a Phase 2, open-label, multicenter, single-arm study of NRC-2694-A in combination with paclitaxel in patients with R/M HNSCC with progression on or after ICI therapy. A total of approximately 46 male and female patients will be enrolled. This sample size is based on Simon's 2-stage design... expand

This is a Phase 2, open-label, multicenter, single-arm study of NRC-2694-A in combination with paclitaxel in patients with R/M HNSCC with progression on or after ICI therapy. A total of approximately 46 male and female patients will be enrolled. This sample size is based on Simon's 2-stage design with historical control ORR of 30% and a target ORR of 50%.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2022

open study

Trial of Therapeutic Hypothermia in Patients With ARDS
University of Maryland, Baltimore 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 studies, case series,... 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 is a major complication of TH, often requiring paralysis with neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBA) to control. Since the recently completed NHLBI PETAL ROSE trial showed that NMBA had no effect (good or bad) in patients with moderate to severe ARDS, the CHILL trial is designed to evaluate whether TH combined with NMBA is beneficial in patients with ARDS. This Phase IIb randomized clinical trial is funded by the Department of Defense to compare TH (core temperature 34-35°C) + NMBA for 48h vs. usual temperature management in patients in 14 clinical centers with the Clinical Coordination Center and Data Coordinating Center at University of Maryland Baltimore. Planned enrollment is 340 over ~3.5 years of the 4-year contract. COVID-19 is considered an ARDS risk-factor and patients with ARDS secondary to COVID-19 pneumonia will be eligible for enrollment. Primary outcome is 28-day ventilator-free days. Secondary outcomes include safety, physiologic measures, mortality, hospital and ICU length of stay, and serum biomarkers collected at baseline and on days 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2021

open study

Lenvatinib (E7080/MK-7902) in Combination With Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) vs. Standard Chemotherapy and...
Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
This study is designed to assess the safety and efficacy of lenvatinib in combination with pembrolizumab versus standard of care (SOC) chemotherapy, and to also assess the safety and efficacy of lenvatinib monotherapy in participants with recurrent/metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma... expand

This study is designed to assess the safety and efficacy of lenvatinib in combination with pembrolizumab versus standard of care (SOC) chemotherapy, and to also assess the safety and efficacy of lenvatinib monotherapy in participants with recurrent/metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (R/M HNSCC) that have progressed after platinum therapy and a programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) or anti-programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitor. The primary hypothesis is that lenvatinib + pembrolizumab is superior to SOC chemotherapy with respect to ORR per modified Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1 as assessed by blinded independent central review.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2020

open study

A Phase 3 Study of Pacritinib in Patients With Primary Myelofibrosis, Post Polycythemia Vera Myelofibrosis,...
CTI BioPharma Primary Myelofibrosis Post-polycythemia Vera Myelofibrosis Post-essential Thrombocythemia Myelofibrosis
This study (study ID PAC203 North America; PAC303 ex-North America) is evaluating 200 mg BID of pacritinib compared to physician's choice (P/C) therapy in patients with MF and severe thrombocytopenia (platelet count <50,000/μL). Approximately 399 patients in total will be enrolled, randomized 2:1... expand

This study (study ID PAC203 North America; PAC303 ex-North America) is evaluating 200 mg BID of pacritinib compared to physician's choice (P/C) therapy in patients with MF and severe thrombocytopenia (platelet count <50,000/μL). Approximately 399 patients in total will be enrolled, randomized 2:1 to either pacritinib (approximately 266 patients) or to P/C therapy (approximately 133 patients) Condition or disease: Primary Myelofibrosis/Post-Polycythemia Vera Myelofibrosis/ Post-essential Thrombocythemia Myelofibrosis Intervention/treatment: Drug-Pacritinib

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2017

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Protective Arm Balance Responses
University of Maryland, Baltimore Old Age; Debility Peripheral Neuropathy
The overall objective of this study is to investigate the effect of attention control training on reach-grasp stabilizing responses during fall-induced perturbations. The central hypothesis is that training attention control during reach to grasp balance perturbations will lead to increased grasp... expand

The overall objective of this study is to investigate the effect of attention control training on reach-grasp stabilizing responses during fall-induced perturbations. The central hypothesis is that training attention control during reach to grasp balance perturbations will lead to increased grasp accuracies and reduced in-task falls. This research will mark the first explore the effects of training attention control on protective arm responses and fall rate during a balance perturbation paradigm and the first feasibility testing of a fully integrated cognitive and physical rehabilitation paradigm, moving beyond correlative designs and parallel treatments. The overall public health significance of the proposed research is that with improved protective arm responses and grasp accuracies, a larger randomized control study may be designed to mitigate falls among community dwelling older adults. Participants will be involved in 6 sessions. Session 1 will include the assessment, questionnaires, and training. Session 2 will include just the training. Session 3 will include the assessment and training. Sessions 4-5 will include just the training. Session 6 will include the assessment, questionnaires, and training.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2023

open study

High-Risk Metachronous Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer Trial
University of Maryland, Baltimore Prostate Cancer Oligometastatic Disease
The purpose of this research study is to compare the effects, good and/or bad, of using the standard of care treatment, hormonal therapy + Stereotactic Ablative Radiation (SABR) to the metastatic lesions, compared to standard of care and addition of 6-months of niraparib/abiraterone acetate combination... expand

The purpose of this research study is to compare the effects, good and/or bad, of using the standard of care treatment, hormonal therapy + Stereotactic Ablative Radiation (SABR) to the metastatic lesions, compared to standard of care and addition of 6-months of niraparib/abiraterone acetate combination pills and prednisone for participants with recurrent metastatic prostate cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2024

open study

Hyperpolarized 13C-pyruvate Metabolic MRI With Traumatic Brain Injury
University of Maryland, Baltimore Traumatic Brain Injury Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
The purpose of this study is to examine the safety and feasibility of using hyperpolarized metabolic MRI to study early brain metabolism changes in subjects presenting with head injury and suspected non-penetrating traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study will also compare HP pyruvate MRI-derived... expand

The purpose of this study is to examine the safety and feasibility of using hyperpolarized metabolic MRI to study early brain metabolism changes in subjects presenting with head injury and suspected non-penetrating traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study will also compare HP pyruvate MRI-derived metrics in TBI patients with healthy subjects as well as Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients to better understand if metabolic Magnetic resonance imaging scan (MRI) can improve our ability to diagnose a TBI. The FDA is allowing the use of hyperpolarized [1-13C] pyruvate (HP 13C-pyruvate) in this study. Up to 15 patients (5 with TBI, 5 with SAH, and 5 healthy volunteers) may take part in this study at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2023

open study

Selective Adjuvant Therapy for HPV-mediated Oropharynx SCCs Based on Residual Circulating Tumor DNA Levels...
University of Maryland, Baltimore Head and Neck Cancer Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Oropharynx Cancer Oropharynx Squamous Cell Carcinoma HPV Positive Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal cancer generally have favorable outcomes and how well they do depends on the specific details about the patient and their cancer. How well they do isn't as related to the kinds of treatment they get. However, there are significant side... expand

Patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal cancer generally have favorable outcomes and how well they do depends on the specific details about the patient and their cancer. How well they do isn't as related to the kinds of treatment they get. However, there are significant side effects for the various types of treatments they may get. Because these patients generally have favorable outcomes no matter the kind of treatment, reducing side effects should be a priority when choosing their treatment. The goal of this clinical research study is to evaluate whether a new blood test called a Circulating Tumor DNA test (ctDNA test) can decrease the number of people that require radiation after surgery. This blood test is often elevated in people when they are diagnosed with head and neck cancer. There are studies that show that cancer most often returns when this blood test is positive after treatment. This study will test patients' blood before and after surgery. In cases where the test is negative after surgery, people on the study will not receive radiation unless they are considered high risk based on surgery findings. The hope is that radiation and its potential side effects can be limited to only people that need the treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2024

open study

A Study of RGLS8429 in Patients With Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
Regulus Therapeutics Inc. Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease ADPKD Polycystic Kidney, Autosomal Dominant
Primary Objectives - To assess the safety and tolerability of RGLS8429 - To assess the impact of RGLS8429 on ADPKD biomarkers Secondary Objectives - To assess the impact of RGLS8429 on height-adjusted total kidney volume (htTKV) - To characterize the pharmacokinetic (PK) properties... expand

Primary Objectives - To assess the safety and tolerability of RGLS8429 - To assess the impact of RGLS8429 on ADPKD biomarkers Secondary Objectives - To assess the impact of RGLS8429 on height-adjusted total kidney volume (htTKV) - To characterize the pharmacokinetic (PK) properties of RGLS8429 - To assess the impact of RGLS8429 on renal function

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2022

open study

Proper Duration of Suppressive Antibiotic Therapy After Debridement, Antibiotics, and Implant Retention
University of Maryland, Baltimore Periprosthetic Joint Infection Antibiotic Suppression
Multiple studies have demonstrated oral suppressive antibiotic therapy (SAT), after intravenous antibiotics, maximizes reoperation-free survival of total joint arthroplasty (TJA) debridement, antibiotics, and implant retention (DAIR) for acute periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). However, little... expand

Multiple studies have demonstrated oral suppressive antibiotic therapy (SAT), after intravenous antibiotics, maximizes reoperation-free survival of total joint arthroplasty (TJA) debridement, antibiotics, and implant retention (DAIR) for acute periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). However, little is known regarding sequelae of SAT after DAIR for PJI. Prior studies have small or heterogeneous patient cohorts, variable antibiotic regimens, arrive at disparate conclusions, and do not establish antibiotic resistance risk. The investigators propose a prospective randomized controlled multicenter study to expand on findings in a retrospective, multi-center pilot study. Study aims are to evaluate SAT after DAIR of acutely infected primary TJA regarding: 1) adverse drug reactions/intolerance; 2) reoperation for infection; and 3) antibiotic resistance.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2024

open study

MicroVention, Inc. Flow Re-Direction Endoluminal Device X (FRED™ X™) Post-Approval Study
Microvention-Terumo, Inc. Intracranial Aneurysm
The objective of this study is to generate contemporaneous clinical data to facilitate a reasonable comparison of the performance of the FRED™ X™ device with the performance of the FRED™ device. The data generated from this study will be compared to the safety and effectiveness of the FRED™ device... expand

The objective of this study is to generate contemporaneous clinical data to facilitate a reasonable comparison of the performance of the FRED™ X™ device with the performance of the FRED™ device. The data generated from this study will be compared to the safety and effectiveness of the FRED™ device by meeting the same performance goals (PGs) established for the FRED™ pivotal study.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2022

open study

Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Severe Aplastic Anemia and Other Bone Marrow Failure...
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Severe Aplastic Anemia MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome)
Background: - Stem cell transplants from related donors (allogenic stem cell transplants) can be used to treat individuals with certain kinds of severe blood diseases or cancers, such as severe anemia. Allogenic stem cell transplants encourage the growth of new bone marrow to... expand

Background: - Stem cell transplants from related donors (allogenic stem cell transplants) can be used to treat individuals with certain kinds of severe blood diseases or cancers, such as severe anemia. Allogenic stem cell transplants encourage the growth of new bone marrow to replace that of the recipient. Because stem cell transplants can have serious complications, researchers are interested in developing new approaches to stem cell transplants that will reduce the likelihood of these complications. - By reducing the number of white blood cells included in the blood taken during the stem cell collection process, and replacing them with a smaller amount of white blood cells collected prior to stem cell donation, the stem cell transplant may be less likely to cause severe complications for the recipient. Researchers are investigating whether altering the stem cell transplant donation procedure in this manner will improve the likelihood of a successful stem cell transplant with fewer complications. Objectives: - To evaluate a new method of stem cell transplantation that may reduce the possibly of severe side effects or transplant rejection in the recipient. Eligibility: - Recipient: Individuals between 4 and 80 years of age who have been diagnosed with a blood disease that can be treated with allogenic stem cell transplants. - Donor: Individuals between 4 and 80 years of age who are related to the recipient and are eligible to donate blood. OR unrelated donors found through the National Marrow Donor Program. Design: - All participants will be screened with a physical examination and medical history. - DONORS: - Donors will undergo an initial apheresis procedure to donate white blood cells. - After the initial donation, donors will receive injections of filgrastim to release bone marrow cells into the blood. - After 5 days of filgrastim injections, donors will have apheresis again to donate stem cells that are present in the blood. - RECIPIENTS: - Recipients will provide an initial donation of white blood cells to be used for research purposes only. - From 7 days before the stem cell transplant, participants will be admitted to the inpatient unit of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and will receive regular doses of cyclophosphamide, fludarabine, and anti-thymocyte globulin to suppress their immune system and prepare for the transplant. - After the initial chemotherapy, participants will receive the donated white blood cells and stem cells as a single infusion. - After the stem cell and white blood cell transplant, participants will have regular doses of cyclosporine and methotrexate to prevent rejection of the donor cells. Participants will have three doses of methotrexate within the week after the transplant, but will continue to take cyclosporine for up to 4 months after the transplant. - Participants will remain in inpatient care for up to 1 month after the transplant, and will be followed with regular visits for up to 3 years with periodic visits thereafter to evaluate the success of the transplant and any side effects.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2010

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PO vs IV Antibiotics for the Treatment of Infected Nonunion of Fractures After Fixation
Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium Infections Infected Wound Nonunion of Fracture Injury Leg Amputation
This is a Phase III clinical randomized control trial to investigate differences between patient with an infected nonunion treated by PO vs. IV antibiotics. The study population will be 250 patients, 18 years or older, being treated for infected nonunion after internal fixation of a fracture with... expand

This is a Phase III clinical randomized control trial to investigate differences between patient with an infected nonunion treated by PO vs. IV antibiotics. The study population will be 250 patients, 18 years or older, being treated for infected nonunion after internal fixation of a fracture with a segmental defect less than one centimeter. Patients will be randomly assigned to either the treatment (group 1) PO antibiotics for 6 weeks or the control group (group 2) IV antibiotics for 6 weeks. The primary hypothesis is that the effectiveness of oral antibiotic therapy is equivalent to traditional intravenous antibiotic therapy for the treatment of infected nonunion after fracture internal fixation, when such therapy is combined with appropriate surgical management. Clinical effectiveness will be measured as the primary outcome as the number of secondary re-admissions related to injury and secondary outcomes of treatment failure (re-infection, nonunion, antibiotic complications) within the first one year of follow-up, as defined by specified criteria and determined by a blinded data assessment panel. In addition, treatment compliance, the cost of treatment, the number of surgeries required, the type and incidence of complications, and the duration of hospitalization will be measured.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2023

open study

NEXUS Aortic Arch Clinical Study to Evaluate Safety and Effectiveness
Endospan Ltd. Aortic Dissection Aortic Aneurysm Intramural Hematoma Penetrating Aortic Ulcer
Prospective, non-randomized, multi-center clinical investigation of the NEXUS™ Aortic Arch Stent Graft System (NEXUSTM) for the treatment of thoracic aortic lesions involving the aortic arch with a proximal landing zone, native or previously implanted surgical graft, in the ascending aorta and with... expand

Prospective, non-randomized, multi-center clinical investigation of the NEXUS™ Aortic Arch Stent Graft System (NEXUSTM) for the treatment of thoracic aortic lesions involving the aortic arch with a proximal landing zone, native or previously implanted surgical graft, in the ascending aorta and with a brachiocephalic trunk native landing zone.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2020

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A Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Ralinepag to Improve Treatment Outcomes in PAH Patients
United Therapeutics PAH Pulmonary Hypertension Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Hypertension Connective Tissue Diseases
Study ROR-PH-301, ADVANCE OUTCOMES, is designed to assess the efficacy and safety of ralinepag when added to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) standard of care or PAH-specific background therapy in subjects with World Health Organization (WHO) Group 1 PAH. expand

Study ROR-PH-301, ADVANCE OUTCOMES, is designed to assess the efficacy and safety of ralinepag when added to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) standard of care or PAH-specific background therapy in subjects with World Health Organization (WHO) Group 1 PAH.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2018

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Strengthening Family Coping Resources Open Trials
University of Maryland, Baltimore Intervention Effectiveness Practice-based Evidence Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Strengthening Families Coping Resources (SFCR) Open Trials completes the second stage of the National Institute on Drug Abuse's intervention development model by testing a new family, skills-based intervention involving pre-post evaluation of families participating in multi-family groups. The purpose... expand

Strengthening Families Coping Resources (SFCR) Open Trials completes the second stage of the National Institute on Drug Abuse's intervention development model by testing a new family, skills-based intervention involving pre-post evaluation of families participating in multi-family groups. The purpose of this study is to gather practice-based evidence on the effectiveness of the manualized treatment, on the dynamics involved in the group format, and on implementation fidelity and feasibility. Analyses will involve initial exploration of the following hypotheses: 1) Families will show a significant increase in the constructive use of family coping skills and in general family functioning. 2) The target child will show a reduction in trauma-related symptoms and behavior problems. 3) Parents will show significant reductions in traumatic stress and other symptoms of distress. 4) Families will engage and participate in the treatment. 5) Providers will implement SFCR with fidelity. Other outcomes of interest are the process measures that will be collected to monitor participation in the groups, cultural sensitivity and acceptability, clinician competence, and intervention integrity.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Feb 2006

open study

Towards Understanding Between ADT Treatment, Circadian Rhythm, and Physiological Responsiveness
University of Maryland, Baltimore Prostatic Neoplasm Survivorship Frailty Aging
Frailty is one of the main reasons older adults lose independence. Frailty describes a reduced ability to withstand stress on the physiological scale, or a reduced physiological reserve. The theory is that entrainment of circadian rhythm via time-restricted eating will improve the body's ability to... expand

Frailty is one of the main reasons older adults lose independence. Frailty describes a reduced ability to withstand stress on the physiological scale, or a reduced physiological reserve. The theory is that entrainment of circadian rhythm via time-restricted eating will improve the body's ability to predict energy supply and demand, and therefore enable the body to allocate more resources to anabolic processes and promote resilience to cancer treatment, thereby preventing the progression of frailty. A total of 30 individuals over 55 years old undergoing ADT therapy for prostate cancer will be recruited. Participants will be randomized 1:1 to a 12-week TRE intervention or a time-unrestricted nutrition control intervention. At baseline and post-intervention, Fried's Frailty Index will be used to assess frailty, and a novel set of five physiological responsiveness measures will be used to assess physiological responsiveness-1) lying-to-standing blood pressure, 2) heart rate variability, 3) oral glucose tolerance test, 4) 24-hour circadian cortisol rhythm, and 5) usual vs. fast gait speed. These data will allow assessment of 1) the feasibility of TRE among patients with prostate cancer during ADT treatment with the ultimate goal of optimizing an intervention to prevent the progression of frailty, and 2) the effects of TRE vs. control on frailty and physiological responsiveness.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2024

open study

Sensory-Motor Rehabilitation Post Stroke
University of Maryland, Baltimore Acute Stroke
Early after stroke, patients often have significant motor impairment and sensory deficit. Evidence has demonstrated heightened plasticity and significant recovery in the acute phase (first months) post stroke but there has been a lack of effective and practical protocols and devices for early intensive... expand

Early after stroke, patients often have significant motor impairment and sensory deficit. Evidence has demonstrated heightened plasticity and significant recovery in the acute phase (first months) post stroke but there has been a lack of effective and practical protocols and devices for early intensive sensorimotor therapy.This research study will conduct a randomized clinical trial of an intensive motor-sensory rehabilitation on patients with acute stroke using a wearable rehabilitation robot. The primary aims are to facilitate sensorimotor recovery, reduce ankle impairments, and improve balance and gait functions. This clinical trial will be conducted on the Study and Control groups of acute stroke survivors.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2019

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Functional Interval Training for Veterans Exercising Through Telehealth.
VA Office of Research and Development HIV Infection
Most Veterans living with HIV are 50 years of age or older and can expect to live more than 20 years longer with HIV medication. However, despite this success, Veterans living with HIV are more likely to have age-related diseases and loss of fitness and muscle that place them at increased risk for... expand

Most Veterans living with HIV are 50 years of age or older and can expect to live more than 20 years longer with HIV medication. However, despite this success, Veterans living with HIV are more likely to have age-related diseases and loss of fitness and muscle that place them at increased risk for disability. This is a major priority for the VHA, the largest provider of HIV care in the United States. The goal of this study is to test a circuit exercise program in Veterans living with HIV that is designed to slowdown the aging process. The exercise program will be widely available by Video Teleconferencing (VTEL) and does not require stationary exercise equipment, making it widely accessible. This research will help reach the goal for Veterans to preserve their quality of life and ability to function independently. Novel findings will strengthen strategies to maintain life-long fitness through a personalized exercise prescription.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2020

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