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Comparative Effectiveness of Pulmonary Embolism Prevention After Hip and Knee Replacement
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Pulmonary Embolism Venous Thrombosis
PEPPER is a randomized study comparing the three most commonly used anticoagulants in North America in patients who have elected to undergo primary or revision hip or knee joint replacement surgery. The anticoagulants being compared are enteric coated aspirin, low intensity... expand

PEPPER is a randomized study comparing the three most commonly used anticoagulants in North America in patients who have elected to undergo primary or revision hip or knee joint replacement surgery. The anticoagulants being compared are enteric coated aspirin, low intensity warfarin, and rivaroxaban.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2016

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

Safety and Immunogenicity of a Single Dose of the Recombinant Live-Attenuated Respiratory Syncytial Virus...
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of a single dose of the recombinant live-attenuated respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccines, RSV ΔNS2/Δ1313/I1314L, RSV 6120/ΔNS2/1030s, and RSV 276, in RSV-seronegative children 6 to 24 months of age.... expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of a single dose of the recombinant live-attenuated respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccines, RSV ΔNS2/Δ1313/I1314L, RSV 6120/ΔNS2/1030s, and RSV 276, in RSV-seronegative children 6 to 24 months of age.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2019

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... 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

Multimodal Outcome CHAracterization in Comatose Cardiac Arrest Patients Registry and Tissue Repository
Boston Medical Center Cardiac Arrest
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States. Mortality rates of cardiac arrest range from 60-85%, and approximately 80% of survivors are initially comatose. Of those who survive, 50% are left with a permanent neurological disability, and... expand

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States. Mortality rates of cardiac arrest range from 60-85%, and approximately 80% of survivors are initially comatose. Of those who survive, 50% are left with a permanent neurological disability, and only 10% are able to resume their former lifestyle. Early prognosis of comatose patients after cardiac arrest is critical for management of these patients, yet predicting outcome for these patients remains quite challenging. The primary study objective of MOCHA is to develop an accurate and reliable assessment algorithm for determining neurologic prognosis in patients initially unconscious (no eye opening, GCS-M<6 and not following commands) post-cardiac arrest, using multiple prognostic modalities at standardized time points.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

A Registry for Participants With Chronic Hypoparathyroidism
Shire Chronic Hypoparathyroidism
This is a prospective, observational disease and drug registry designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness profile of rhPTH(1-84) under conditions of routine clinical practice and to observe the clinical course of chronic hypoparathyrodism. No treatment is provided as... expand

This is a prospective, observational disease and drug registry designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness profile of rhPTH(1-84) under conditions of routine clinical practice and to observe the clinical course of chronic hypoparathyrodism. No treatment is provided as a result of participating in this registry and all decisions on the participant's treatment are determined by his or her physician.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Jul 2013

open study

Predicting Rehabilitation Outcomes in Bilingual Aphasia Using Computational Modeling
Boston University Charles River Campus Aphasia
The purpose of this investigation is to implement a computational model that can predict and optimize training and cross-language generalization patterns for bilingual persons with aphasia (BPA). The proposed work will determine the best possible treatment program for each... expand

The purpose of this investigation is to implement a computational model that can predict and optimize training and cross-language generalization patterns for bilingual persons with aphasia (BPA). The proposed work will determine the best possible treatment program for each individual patient even before they are rehabilitated. In addition, the computational model allows specification of variables such as age of acquisition, language exposure/proficiency, impairment and their systematic influence on a range of language rehabilitation outcomes.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

open study

MOM NEST Study: Maternal Opioid Medication: Naltrexone Efficacy Study
Boston Medical Center Opioid-use Disorder Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Pregnancy, High Risk Alcohol Use Disorder
This is a multi-center prospective comparative cohort study examining the safety, efficacy, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacogenomics of naltrexone for pregnant women with opioid use disorder. Pregnancy, delivery, and maternal and infant outcomes to 12 months post-delivery will... expand

This is a multi-center prospective comparative cohort study examining the safety, efficacy, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacogenomics of naltrexone for pregnant women with opioid use disorder. Pregnancy, delivery, and maternal and infant outcomes to 12 months post-delivery will be examined and compared with a cohort treated with buprenorphine/naloxone.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Dec 2018

open study

Testing Docetaxel-Cetuximab or the Addition of an Immunotherapy Drug, Atezolizumab, to the Usual Chemotherapy...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Oropharyngeal p16INK4a-Negative Squamous Cell Carcinoma Stage III Hypopharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma AJCC v7 Stage III Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma AJCC v6 and v7 Stage III Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma AJCC v6 and v7 Stage III Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma AJCC v7
This phase II/III trial studies how well radiation therapy works when given together with cisplatin, docetaxel, cetuximab, and/or atezolizumab after surgery in treating patients with high-risk stage III-IV head and neck cancer the begins in the thin, flat cells (squamous cell).... expand

This phase II/III trial studies how well radiation therapy works when given together with cisplatin, docetaxel, cetuximab, and/or atezolizumab after surgery in treating patients with high-risk stage III-IV head and neck cancer the begins in the thin, flat cells (squamous cell). Specialized radiation therapy that delivers a high dose of radiation directly to the tumor may kill more tumor cells and cause less damage to normal tissue. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin and docetaxel, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Cetuximab is a monoclonal antibody that may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. 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. The purpose of this study is to compare the usual treatment (radiation therapy with cisplatin chemotherapy) to using radiation therapy with docetaxel and cetuximab chemotherapy, and using the usual treatment plus an immunotherapy drug, atezolizumab.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2013

open study

Telehealth Psychotherapy for Depression in Parkinson's Disease
Boston University Charles River Campus Depression Parkinson's Disease
Depression is a prevalent non-motor symptom of Parkinson's disease (PD). Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be an effective treatment for depression in PD. CBT is usually administered in-person in weekly sessions, but PD motor disability, stigma, and transportation... expand

Depression is a prevalent non-motor symptom of Parkinson's disease (PD). Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be an effective treatment for depression in PD. CBT is usually administered in-person in weekly sessions, but PD motor disability, stigma, and transportation issues may prevent attending such therapy sessions. CBT administered via live videoconference technology may allow the treatment of depression, while circumventing the barriers that deter those with PD from seeking psychological services. The investigators propose that videoconference CBT will improve mood in individuals with PD who have depression.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2019

open study

Transdiagnostic CBT for Comorbid Alcohol Use and Anxiety Disorders
Boston University Charles River Campus Alcohol Use Disorder Anxiety Disorders
Almost 18 million US adults have alcohol use disorders (AUD), with one third of these individuals also diagnosed with anxiety disorders (AXD). The coexistence of AUD and AXD imposes a high burden via healthcare costs and lost productivity. To date, existing treatment approaches... expand

Almost 18 million US adults have alcohol use disorders (AUD), with one third of these individuals also diagnosed with anxiety disorders (AXD). The coexistence of AUD and AXD imposes a high burden via healthcare costs and lost productivity. To date, existing treatment approaches for addressing AUD/AXD comorbidity have been only modestly effective and there is a lack of adequate research to guide treatment decisions. The Unified Protocol (UP) is a transdiagnostic, cognitive-behavioral therapy that has shown efficacy in treating emotional disorders. The efficacy of the UP to facilitate abstinence from alcohol consumption in individuals with comorbid AUD/AXD has also been examined, with results from this study indicating a reduction from baseline in drinks consumed per day. However, further evaluation of the UP for managing AUD/AXD is warranted. In this clinical trial, the investigators will further assess the UP's effectiveness in reducing alcohol consumption in patients with comorbid AUD/AXD. Participants will be randomized to one of two conditions: 1) treatment with the UP or 2) treatment with therapist-guided Take Control (TC; a computerized alcohol reduction program). In addition, in a subset of twenty-five participants, functional magnetic resonance scanning (fMRI) will be used to examine the effects of the UP on changes in brain activity in areas important to regulation of emotional and reward processes implicated in excessive alcohol consumption. The researchers' primary hypotheses are that the UP group will, compared to the TC group: 1) be superior in acute symptom reduction from pre- to post-treatment, and 2) evidence greater reductions in percent days heavy drinking, percent days of drinking per week, and alcohol craving.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

open study

Topical or Ablative Treatment in Preventing Anal Cancer in Patients With HIV and Anal High-Grade Squamous...
AIDS Malignancy Consortium Anal Cancer High-grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion HIV Infection Human Papilloma Virus Infection
This randomized phase III trial compares topical or ablative treatment with active monitoring in preventing anal cancer in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL). Anal HSIL is tissue in the anal canal that has been... expand

This randomized phase III trial compares topical or ablative treatment with active monitoring in preventing anal cancer in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL). Anal HSIL is tissue in the anal canal that has been damaged by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) and is at risk for turning into anal cancer. It is not yet known if treating HSIL is more effective than active monitoring in preventing patients from developing anal cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2014

open study

Web Based Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Registry
Arthrex, Inc. Degenerative and Traumatic Pathology of the Knee Degenerative and Traumatic Pathology of the Shoulder and Elbow Degenerative and Traumatic Pathology of the Foot and Ankle Degenerative and Traumatic Pathology of the Hand and Wrist Degenerative and Traumatic Pathology of the Hip
The purpose of this study is to establish an international, web based clinical registry to collect baseline characteristics of patients undergoing orthopaedic, sports medicine, arthroscopy, and related surgery, and the subsequent outcomes and cost-effectiveness associated... expand

The purpose of this study is to establish an international, web based clinical registry to collect baseline characteristics of patients undergoing orthopaedic, sports medicine, arthroscopy, and related surgery, and the subsequent outcomes and cost-effectiveness associated with the surgical procedures and nonoperative treatments.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Sep 2010

open study

Surgery in Treating Patients With Early Stage Anal Canal or Perianal Cancer and HIV Infection
AIDS Malignancy Consortium Anal Squamous Cell Carcinoma HIV Infection Stage 0 Anal Canal Cancer Stage I Anal Canal Cancer
This phase II trial studies surgery in treating patients with anal canal or perianal cancer that is small and has not spread deeply into the tissues and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Local surgery may be a safer treatment with fewer side effects than bigger... expand

This phase II trial studies surgery in treating patients with anal canal or perianal cancer that is small and has not spread deeply into the tissues and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Local surgery may be a safer treatment with fewer side effects than bigger surgery or radiation and chemotherapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2015

open study

Growing Together: Women in Opioid Treatment and Their Infants
Boston University Charles River Campus Substance-Related Disorders
This study evaluates the effectiveness of the home-based therapeutic parenting intervention BRIGHT with pregnant women and postpartum mothers with opioid use disorders (OUDs) and their infants. It examines whether participation in the BRIGHT intervention improves parent-child... expand

This study evaluates the effectiveness of the home-based therapeutic parenting intervention BRIGHT with pregnant women and postpartum mothers with opioid use disorders (OUDs) and their infants. It examines whether participation in the BRIGHT intervention improves parent-child relationships, parenting capacities, the mother's overall mental health, participation in OUD treatment, infant social-emotional development and decreases the likelihood of child maltreatment. Approximately half of the participants will receive the BRIGHT intervention, monthly handouts, and the standard of care at the maternal-fetal medical clinic and the other half will receive STAR, or Enhanced Treatment as Usual (TAU+), which includes monthly handouts and the standard of care from the medical clinic.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2018

open study

Imiquimod, Fluorouracil, or Observation in Treating HIV-Positive Patients With High-Grade Anal Squamous...
AIDS Malignancy Consortium Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia High-grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion HIV Infection
This randomized phase III trial studies imiquimod or fluorouracil to see how well they work compared to observation in treating patients with high-grade anal squamous skin lesions who are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive. Biological therapies, such as imiquimod, may... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies imiquimod or fluorouracil to see how well they work compared to observation in treating patients with high-grade anal squamous skin lesions who are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive. Biological therapies, such as imiquimod, may stimulate the immune system in different ways and stop tumor cells from growing. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as fluorouracil, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. It is not yet known whether imiquimod or fluorouracil is more effective than observation in treating high-grade anal squamous skin lesions.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2015

open study

Testing the Addition of the Pill Chemotherapy, Cabozantinib, to the Standard Immune Therapy Nivolumab...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Metastatic Lung Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Carcinoma Recurrent Lung Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Carcinoma Stage III Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIA Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIB Lung Cancer AJCC v8
This phase II trial compares cabozantinib alone and the combination of cabozantinib and nivolumab to standard chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Cabozantinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of... expand

This phase II trial compares cabozantinib alone and the combination of cabozantinib and nivolumab to standard chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Cabozantinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. 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. Ramucirumab is a monoclonal antibody that may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Chemotherapy drugs, such as docetaxel, gemcitabine hydrochloride, paclitaxel, and nab-paclitaxel, 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. Giving cabozantinib alone or in combination with nivolumab may be more effective than standard chemotherapy in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2020

open study

Enroll -HD: A Prospective Registry Study in a Global Huntington's Disease Cohort
CHDI Foundation, Inc. Huntington's Disease
Enroll-HD is a longitudinal, observational, multinational study that integrates two former Huntington's disease (HD) registries-REGISTRY in Europe, and COHORT in North America and Australasia-while also expanding to include sites in Latin America. More than 20,000 participants... expand

Enroll-HD is a longitudinal, observational, multinational study that integrates two former Huntington's disease (HD) registries-REGISTRY in Europe, and COHORT in North America and Australasia-while also expanding to include sites in Latin America. More than 20,000 participants have now enrolled into the study. With annual assessments and no end date, Enroll-HD has built a large and rich database of longitudinal clinical data and biospecimens that form the basis for studies developing tools and biomarkers for progression and prognosis, identifying clinically-relevant phenotypic characteristics, and establishing clearly defined endpoints for interventional studies. Periodic cuts of the database are now available to any interested researcher to use in their research - visit www.enroll-hd.org/for-researchers/access-data/ to learn more.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Jul 2012

open study

A Multi-Center Study of Riociguat in Patients With Sickle Cell Diseases
Mark Gladwin Sickle Cell Disease
The proposed study is a Phase 2 multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel groups study aimed to evaluate the safety, tolerability and the efficacy of riociguat compared with placebo in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). expand

The proposed study is a Phase 2 multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel groups study aimed to evaluate the safety, tolerability and the efficacy of riociguat compared with placebo in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2017

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Alcohol and Implicit Process in Sexual Risk Behavior in MSM
Syracuse University Alcohol Drinking Sex Behavior Men
The current study is the first empirical investigation that directly addresses the correspondence between responses regarding indicators of risky sexual behavior while under the influence of alcohol in the laboratory and the occurrence of sexually risky behavior while under... expand

The current study is the first empirical investigation that directly addresses the correspondence between responses regarding indicators of risky sexual behavior while under the influence of alcohol in the laboratory and the occurrence of sexually risky behavior while under the influence of alcohol in the natural environment, by use of Ecological Sampling Methodology (ESM). The study will allow us to compare and contrast implicit and explicit assessments of sexual risk in respect to future behavior in the natural environment. The data obtained will thus provide new information regarding the external validity of alcohol administration studies of sexual risk behavior and will provide information to optimize the selection of dependent measures. The current study also represents the first attempt to test a causal model linking alcohol intoxication and risky sexual behavior as a function of both automatic, reflexive, approach tendencies and effortful, deliberative, self-control (operationalized by executive working memory in this application). The ESM study will augment the findings of the experiment by providing a detailed assessment of contextual factors that affect sexual risk behavior as well as replicating and extending the findings of the experiment to sexual risk situations in the natural environment. Finally, to our knowledge there has been only one experimental study of alcohol and sexual risk in MSM (Maisto, Palfai, Vanable, Heath, & Woolf-King, 2012), which is remarkable given that MSM have been identified as the population at highest risk to contract the HIV in the U.S. since the virus was identified in the early 1980s. Thus the proposed research is only the second attempt to add to an understanding of the connections among alcohol, cognitive processes, and sexual risk behaviors in MSM.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2016

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Neural and Behavioral Effects of Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM)
Boston University Charles River Campus Alcohol Drinking
This study seeks to better understand mechanisms of behavior change for heavy drinkers who are interested in changing their drinking. The study will examine the effects of CBM as an adjunctive treatment on neurocognitive processes related to alcohol use in a sample of heavy/at-risk... expand

This study seeks to better understand mechanisms of behavior change for heavy drinkers who are interested in changing their drinking. The study will examine the effects of CBM as an adjunctive treatment on neurocognitive processes related to alcohol use in a sample of heavy/at-risk drinkers using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The primary aim of this project is to examine the effects of CBM on neurocognitive approach tendencies and control processes, among heavy/at-risk drinkers interested in changing their alcohol use. As a secondary aim, this project will investigate associations between neural and cognitive changes and changes in alcohol use to better understand how CBM might lead to successful changes in drinking behavior. Either CBM (treatment group) or sham computer task (control group) will be paired with a motivational web-based intervention for alcohol use. Brain activity will be measures twice via fMRI--pre-treatment and 1-week post-treatment. The experimental tasks completed in the fMRI scans include 2 alcohol cue reactivity (CR) tasks--one standard and one in which participants are told to either inhibit (INHIBIT) or engage in (INDULGE) their reaction to images of alcohol and neutral beverages. Follow-up drinking behavior will be measured also at 1-week and online via 1- and 6-month follow-ups. Brain activity at baseline and follow-up will be measured in pre-defined regions of interest including amygdala, NAcc, mPFC, and dlPFC. It is hypothesized that the CBM group will exhibit changes in approach biases as exhibited by reductions in brain activity in the amygdala, NAcc, mPFC in response to alcohol cues in both CR tasks (alcohol CR, INDULGE CR, and INHIBIT CR) compared to sham. In addition, those in the CBM group will show increased dlPFC brain activity during alcohol CR and INHIBIT trials of the cued-CR task as evidence strengthened control abilities in response to alcohol cues. Finally, as a secondary hypothesis, those in the CBM group will show greater reductions in drinking and craving at follow-up.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2019

open study

Evaluation of Activity and Safety of Oral Selinexor in Participants With Severe COVID-19 Infection
Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc Coronavirus Infection
The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the activity of low dose oral selinexor (KPT-330) and to evaluate the clinical recovery, the viral load, length of hospitalization and the rate of morbidity and mortality in participants with severe COVID-19 compared to placebo.... expand

The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the activity of low dose oral selinexor (KPT-330) and to evaluate the clinical recovery, the viral load, length of hospitalization and the rate of morbidity and mortality in participants with severe COVID-19 compared to placebo.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2020

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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

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

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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

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