The BU-CTSI is a center of expertise providing tools, services and resources to clinical investigators, maximizing the impact of discoveries & speeding the translation of research into improved patient care


120 matching studies

Sponsor Condition of Interest
Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
University of Washington COVID-19 Corona Virus Infection SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) SARS-CoV-2
This is a clinical study for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection in adults exposed to the virus. This study will enroll up to 2000 asymptomatic men and women 18 to 80 years of age (inclusive) who are close contacts of persons with laboratory confirmed SARS-CoV-2 or clinically... expand

This is a clinical study for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection in adults exposed to the virus. This study will enroll up to 2000 asymptomatic men and women 18 to 80 years of age (inclusive) who are close contacts of persons with laboratory confirmed SARS-CoV-2 or clinically suspected COVID-19. Eligible participants will be enrolled and randomized to receive the intervention or placebo at the level of the household (all eligible participants in one household will receive the same intervention).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2020

open study

Treatment for COVID-19 in High-Risk Adult Outpatients
University of Washington COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2
This is a randomized trial for the treatment of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection in high-risk adults not requiring hospital admission.The overarching goal of this study is to assess the effectiveness of interventions on the incidence of lower... expand

This is a randomized trial for the treatment of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection in high-risk adults not requiring hospital admission.The overarching goal of this study is to assess the effectiveness of interventions on the incidence of lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) progression among high-risk adult outpatients with SARS-CoV-2 infection to inform public health control strategies.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2020

open study

Crizotinib in Treating Patients With Stage IB-IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer That Has Been Removed by...
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group ALK Gene Rearrangement ALK Gene Translocation ALK Positive Stage IB Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma AJCC v7 Stage II Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer AJCC v7
This randomized phase III trial studies how well crizotinib works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been removed by surgery and has a mutation in a protein called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK). Mutations, or changes, in ALK can make... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well crizotinib works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been removed by surgery and has a mutation in a protein called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK). Mutations, or changes, in ALK can make it very active and important for tumor cell growth and progression. Crizotinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the ALK protein from working. Crizotinib may be an effective treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer and an ALK fusion mutation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2014

open study

Study of Two Doses of Crizanlizumab Versus Placebo in Adolescent and Adult Sickle Cell Disease Patients
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy and safety of 2 doses of crizanlizumab (5.0 mg/kg and 7.5 mg/kg) versus placebo in adolescent and adult sickle cell disease (SCD) patients with history of vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) leading to healthcare visit. expand

The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy and safety of 2 doses of crizanlizumab (5.0 mg/kg and 7.5 mg/kg) versus placebo in adolescent and adult sickle cell disease (SCD) patients with history of vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) leading to healthcare visit.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2019

open study

Bone Marrow Transplantation vs Standard of Care in Patients With Severe Sickle Cell Disease (BMT CTN...
Medical College of Wisconsin Sickle Cell Disease
This is a clinical trial that will compare survival and sickle related outcomes in adolescents and young adults with severe sickle cell disease after bone marrow transplantation and standard of care. The primary outcome is 2-year overall survival. expand

This is a clinical trial that will compare survival and sickle related outcomes in adolescents and young adults with severe sickle cell disease after bone marrow transplantation and standard of care. The primary outcome is 2-year overall survival.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

Cabozantinib S-malate in Treating Patients With Neuroendocrine Tumors Previously Treated With Everolimus...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Atypical Carcinoid Tumor Carcinoid Tumor Digestive System Neuroendocrine Neoplasm Functioning Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Intermediate Grade Lung Neuroendocrine Neoplasm
This randomized phase III trial studies cabozantinib S-malate to see how well it works compared with placebo in treating patients with neuroendocrine tumors previously treated with everolimus that have spread to nearby tissues or lymph nodes, have spread to other places in the... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies cabozantinib S-malate to see how well it works compared with placebo in treating patients with neuroendocrine tumors previously treated with everolimus that have spread to nearby tissues or lymph nodes, have spread to other places in the body, or cannot be removed by surgery. Cabozantinib S-malate is a chemotherapy drug known as a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, and it targets specific tyrosine kinase receptors, that when blocked, may slow tumor growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2018

open study

A Randomized Multicenter Study for Isolated Skin Vasculitis
University of Pennsylvania Primary Cutaneous Vasculitis Cutaneous Polyarteritis Nodosa IgA Vasculitis Henoch-Schönlein Purpura
Multi-center sequential multiple assignment randomized trial comparing the effectiveness of three different standard of care treatment options for patients with isolated skin vasculitis. expand

Multi-center sequential multiple assignment randomized trial comparing the effectiveness of three different standard of care treatment options for patients with isolated skin vasculitis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

Clinical Transcriptomics in Systemic Vasculitis (CUTIS)
Peter Merkel Cryoglobulinemic Vasculitis (CV) Drug-induced Vasculitis Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (EGPA) IgA Vasculitis Isolated Cutaneous Vasculitis
Multi-center observational study to evaluate the histopathology and transcriptome of cutaneous lesions in patients with several different types of vasculitis. expand

Multi-center observational study to evaluate the histopathology and transcriptome of cutaneous lesions in patients with several different types of vasculitis.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

Engaging Siblings of Adults With Autism in Future Planning
Boston University Charles River Campus Autistic Disorder
The proposed project is an intervention development grant in which the investigators will develop a program to facilitate the engagement of adult siblings to work with their families to plan for the future of their brother or sister with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Siblings... expand

The proposed project is an intervention development grant in which the investigators will develop a program to facilitate the engagement of adult siblings to work with their families to plan for the future of their brother or sister with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Siblings FORWARD (Focusing on Relationships, Well-being, and Responsibility aheaD) will target common barriers to sibling involvement in family future planning, including improving family communication around difficult topics, increasing siblings' knowledge of and confidence in accessing ASD service systems, and anticipating and proactively problem-solving barriers to future planning. Siblings FORWARD will be implemented in a community setting. There are three aims of the project, and only the third aim will utilize a clinical trial. Aim 1: To develop the Siblings FORWARD program. The investigators will develop the Siblings FORWARD program in collaboration with community organizations, with input from siblings, adults with ASD, and community providers. Aim 2: To assess feasibility of the Siblings FORWARD program. The investigators will assess recruitment capability, appropriateness of outcome measures, acceptability of the program, and viability of the procedures and further refine the Siblings FORWARD Program through an open trial with 5 siblings. Aim 3: To assess the outcomes of participation in the Siblings FORWARD program. The investigators will conduct a pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) with 36 siblings. The investigators will collect pre-, post-, and 3-month follow up data measuring intervention targets (problem-solving skills, communication skills, self-efficacy, perceived barriers to future planning, knowledge of services & delivery systems, knowledge of family plans), sibling behavioral outcomes (development & implementation of a sibling future plan of action, increased family communication around future planning), and proximal outcomes for the adult with ASD (unmet needs, quality of life, and family relationships). Siblings will be randomly assigned to the Siblings FORWARD (N=18) or an information only control condition (N=18). The investigators hypothesize that siblings who participate in the Siblings FORWARD program will have a more developed plan of action, gains in skills and knowledge, and improved proximal outcomes for the adult with ASD, compared to siblings in the control condition.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

open study

Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Atezolizumab in Treating Patients With Stage III Colon Cancer...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Colon Adenocarcinoma DNA Repair Disorder Lynch Syndrome Stage III Colon Cancer AJCC v7 Stage IIIA Colon Cancer AJCC v7
This phase III trial studies combination chemotherapy and atezolizumab to see how well it works compared with combination chemotherapy alone in treating patients with stage III colon cancer and deficient deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) mismatch repair. Drugs used in combination chemotherapy,... expand

This phase III trial studies combination chemotherapy and atezolizumab to see how well it works compared with combination chemotherapy alone in treating patients with stage III colon cancer and deficient deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) mismatch repair. Drugs used in combination chemotherapy, such as oxaliplatin, leucovorin calcium, and fluorouracil, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving combination chemotherapy with atezolizumab may work better than combination chemotherapy alone in treating patients with colon cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2017

open study

Lower-Dose Chemoradiation in Treating Patients With Early-Stage Anal Cancer, the DECREASE Study
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Anal Basaloid Carcinoma Anal Canal Cloacogenic Carcinoma Anal Canal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Anal Margin Squamous Cell Carcinoma Stage I Anal Cancer AJCC v8
This phase II trial studies how well lower-dose chemotherapy plus radiation (chemoradiation) therapy works in comparison to standard-dose chemoradiation in treating patients with early-stage anal cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as mitomycin, fluorouracil, and capecitabine,... expand

This phase II trial studies how well lower-dose chemotherapy plus radiation (chemoradiation) therapy works in comparison to standard-dose chemoradiation in treating patients with early-stage anal cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as mitomycin, fluorouracil, and capecitabine, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Giving chemotherapy with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells. This study may help doctors find out if lower-dose chemoradiation is as effective and has fewer side effects than standard-dose chemoradiation, which is the usual approach for treatment of this cancer type.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2019

open study

Safety of RIV4 Versus IIV4 in Pregnant Women
Duke University Safety Adverse Event Following Immunisation Birth Outcomes
This is a prospective, randomized clinical trial. During the study, pregnant women will be randomized (1:1) to receive RIV4 or IIV4. Vaccines will be administered by licensed providers. Prior influenza vaccine history will be verified by medical record review when possible.... expand

This is a prospective, randomized clinical trial. During the study, pregnant women will be randomized (1:1) to receive RIV4 or IIV4. Vaccines will be administered by licensed providers. Prior influenza vaccine history will be verified by medical record review when possible. Injection-site (local) and systemic reaction data will be assessed on vaccination day and during the 8 days following vaccination using either identical web-based or paper diaries, depending on study participant preference. Maternal serum samples will be collected for antibody titers relevant to Influenza at time points that include: prior to vaccination and ~29 days post vaccination. When feasible, maternal blood at delivery and cord blood serum will be analyzed for the same antibody titers. Pregnant women will be followed through delivery with comprehensive obstetric and neonatal outcomes obtained from medical record review for 90 days of life.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

open study

Digital Tomosynthesis Mammography and Digital Mammography in Screening Patients for Breast Cancer
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Breast Screening
This randomized phase III trial studies digital tomosynthesis mammography and digital mammography in screening patients for breast cancer. Screening for breast cancer with tomosynthesis mammography may be superior to digital mammography for breast cancer screening and may help... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies digital tomosynthesis mammography and digital mammography in screening patients for breast cancer. Screening for breast cancer with tomosynthesis mammography may be superior to digital mammography for breast cancer screening and may help reduce the need for additional imaging or treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

open study

Zoster Eye Disease Study
NYU Langone Health Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
This is a multi-center, randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial of suppressive valacyclovir for one year in immunocompetent study participants with an episode of dendriform epithelial keratitis, stromal keratitis, endothelial keratitis, and/or iritis due... expand

This is a multi-center, randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial of suppressive valacyclovir for one year in immunocompetent study participants with an episode of dendriform epithelial keratitis, stromal keratitis, endothelial keratitis, and/or iritis due to Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus (HZO) in the year prior to enrollment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Impact of Fever Prevention in Brain Injured Patients
C. R. Bard Fever Ischemic Stroke Intracerebral Hemorrhage Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
This study will assess the impact of fever prevention on fever burden and short- and long-term neurologic outcomes in brain injured patients. Half of the subjects will undergo fever prevention using a targeted temperature management system and half of the subjects will be treated... expand

This study will assess the impact of fever prevention on fever burden and short- and long-term neurologic outcomes in brain injured patients. Half of the subjects will undergo fever prevention using a targeted temperature management system and half of the subjects will be treated for fever should it develop.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

Sleep for Stroke Management and Recovery Trial
University of Michigan Ischemic Stroke Sleep Apnea Sleep Apnea, Obstructive TIA Stroke
The purpose of this study is to determine whether treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with positive airway pressure starting shortly after acute ischemic stroke or high risk TIA (1) reduces recurrent stroke, acute coronary syndrome, and all-cause mortality 6 months after... expand

The purpose of this study is to determine whether treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with positive airway pressure starting shortly after acute ischemic stroke or high risk TIA (1) reduces recurrent stroke, acute coronary syndrome, and all-cause mortality 6 months after the event, and (2) improves stroke outcomes at 3 months in patients who experienced an ischemic stroke.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2019

open study

Nivolumab in Treating Patients With Localized Kidney Cancer Undergoing Nephrectomy
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm in Lymph Node Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm in the Adrenal Gland Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm in the Lung Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm in the Pancreas Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm in the Skin
This phase III trial compares nephrectomy (surgery to remove a kidney or part of a kidney) with or without nivolumab in treating patients with kidney cancer that is limited to a certain part of the body (localized). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab,... expand

This phase III trial compares nephrectomy (surgery to remove a kidney or part of a kidney) with or without nivolumab in treating patients with kidney cancer that is limited to a certain part of the body (localized). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving nivolumab before nephrectomy may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed, and after nephrectomy to increase survival. It is not yet known whether nivolumab and nephrectomy is more effective than nephrectomy alone in treating patients with kidney cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

open study

Improving Working Memory in Older Adults
Boston University Charles River Campus Large-scale Physiological Foundations of Memory Decline in Aging Humans
The research program will evaluate the theoretical claim that age-related memory and cognitive decline in humans result from the inefficient orchestration of rhythmic activity within large-scale cortical networks. The results will contribute to the basic science groundwork for... expand

The research program will evaluate the theoretical claim that age-related memory and cognitive decline in humans result from the inefficient orchestration of rhythmic activity within large-scale cortical networks. The results will contribute to the basic science groundwork for developing future non-pharmacological interventions aimed at boosting memory and cognition in aging and clinical populations.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

open study

Linking Infectious and Narcology Care-Part II
Boston Medical Center HIV Infection Drug Use
This study, "Linking Infectious and Narcology Care - Part II (LINC-II)," will implement and evaluate a multi-faceted intervention (LINC-II), via a two-armed randomized controlled trial among 240 HIV-infected PWID in St. Petersburg. LINC-II, comprised of pharmacological therapy... expand

This study, "Linking Infectious and Narcology Care - Part II (LINC-II)," will implement and evaluate a multi-faceted intervention (LINC-II), via a two-armed randomized controlled trial among 240 HIV-infected PWID in St. Petersburg. LINC-II, comprised of pharmacological therapy (i.e., rapid access to ART and receipt of naltrexone for opioid use disorder) and 12 months of strengths-based case management, will assess HIV outcomes (e.g., HIV viral load suppression), impact on care systems and cost-effectiveness of the intervention.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

open study

Reducing the Duration of Untreated Psychosis in the United States
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai First Episode Psychosis (FEP) At Risk Mental State (ARMS)
The goal of this project is to investigate whether a systematic screening approach for individuals with first episode psychosis (FEP) can substantially reduce Duration of Untreated Psychosis (DUP). The study team will evaluate the feasibility of screening a consecutive help-seeking... expand

The goal of this project is to investigate whether a systematic screening approach for individuals with first episode psychosis (FEP) can substantially reduce Duration of Untreated Psychosis (DUP). The study team will evaluate the feasibility of screening a consecutive help-seeking population entering mental health services in order to facilitate early identification of FEP cases, rapid referral to specialty care and engagement in treatment.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Feb 2018

open study

Maintenance Chemotherapy With or Without Local Consolidative Therapy in Treating Patients With Stage...
NRG Oncology Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
This randomized phase II/III trial studies how well giving maintenance chemotherapy with or without local consolidation therapy works in treating patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer. Drugs used in maintenance chemotherapy, such as docetaxel, pemetrexed disodium,... expand

This randomized phase II/III trial studies how well giving maintenance chemotherapy with or without local consolidation therapy works in treating patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer. Drugs used in maintenance chemotherapy, such as docetaxel, pemetrexed disodium, erlotinib hydrochloride, and gemcitabine work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Local consolidation therapy such as radiation/stereotactic body radiation or surgery may kill cancer cells left after initial treatment. Giving maintenance chemotherapy and local consolidation therapy together may work better than maintenance chemotherapy alone in treating patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2017

open study

Registry for Participants With Short Bowel Syndrome
Shire Short Bowel Syndrome
This is a global prospective, observational, multi-center registry to evaluate the long-term safety profile for participants with short bowel syndrome (SBS) who are treated with teduglutide in a routine clinical setting. The registry will also evaluate the long-term clinical... expand

This is a global prospective, observational, multi-center registry to evaluate the long-term safety profile for participants with short bowel syndrome (SBS) who are treated with teduglutide in a routine clinical setting. The registry will also evaluate the long-term clinical outcomes in participants with SBS. SBS participants treated and not treated with teduglutide will be enrolled.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Jun 2014

open study

Small Moments Big Impact (SMBI)
Boston Medical Center Empathy
Empathy is defined as sensitivity to the needs of others.Maternal empathy, or a mother's sensitivity to the needs of her child, is critical for healthy child development ,Small Moments, Big Impact: Supporting Maternal Empathy by Adding Media to Child Health Services (SMBI) will... expand

Empathy is defined as sensitivity to the needs of others.Maternal empathy, or a mother's sensitivity to the needs of her child, is critical for healthy child development ,Small Moments, Big Impact: Supporting Maternal Empathy by Adding Media to Child Health Services (SMBI) will develop and pilot a media-based pediatric primary care intervention that aims to answer two Big Questions: 1) Can media sent by pediatricians to mothers from low-income backgrounds promote empathy? 2) Is there a feasible and scalable approach? If successful, SMBI will result in: 1) increased maternal empathy; 2) new evidence and knowledge about an effective approach for supporting empathy in mothers from low-income backgrounds; 3) acceptability, feasibility of administering, and therefore potential for scalability through standard pediatric care; 4) increased support of maternal empathy as a core component of pediatric care; and 5) increased support by other stakeholders (including medical professionals, child health care facilities, and funders) to further explore, expand, and ultimately rollout the intervention

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2019

open study

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy or Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With...
NRG Oncology Stage II Prostate Adenocarcinoma
This randomized phase III trial studies how well stereotactic body radiation therapy works compared to intensity-modulated radiation therapy in treating patients with stage IIA-B prostate cancer. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors.... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well stereotactic body radiation therapy works compared to intensity-modulated radiation therapy in treating patients with stage IIA-B prostate cancer. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Stereotactic body radiation therapy is a specialized radiation therapy that sends x-rays directly to the tumor using smaller doses over several days and may cause less damage to normal tissue. Stereotactic body radiation therapy may work better in treating patients with prostate cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

The PROMISE II Trial, Percutaneous Deep Vein Arterialization for the Treatment of Late-Stage Chronic...
LimFlow, Inc. Critical Limb Ischemia Critical Lower Limb Ischemia Peripheral Artery Disease Peripheral Arterial Disease Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia
The LimFlow System is intended for endovascular, minimally invasive procedures in patients who have a clinical diagnosis of chronic limb-threatening ischemia and who have been determined to have no surgical or endovascular treatment option (i.e., "no option"). expand

The LimFlow System is intended for endovascular, minimally invasive procedures in patients who have a clinical diagnosis of chronic limb-threatening ischemia and who have been determined to have no surgical or endovascular treatment option (i.e., "no option").

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2019

open study