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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

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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

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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... 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

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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

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Phase 2a Study of VX-147 in Adults With APOL1-mediated Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Glomerulosclerosis, Focal Segmental
This study will evaluate the efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics (PK) of VX-147 in subjects with apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1)-mediated focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). expand

This study will evaluate the efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics (PK) of VX-147 in subjects with apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1)-mediated focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2020

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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... 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

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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

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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

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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

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CenteringParenting Clinical Intervention on Kindergarten Readiness in Early Childhood
Boston Medical Center Parent-Child Relations Parenting Child Development Child Behavior
Disparities in health begin in early childhood. Early life experiences influence brain development and have significant implications on future health and developmental outcomes. Low-income children are at greater risk of developmental delays in large part due to a lack of... expand

Disparities in health begin in early childhood. Early life experiences influence brain development and have significant implications on future health and developmental outcomes. Low-income children are at greater risk of developmental delays in large part due to a lack of an enriched environment. Disparities in early childhood development increase risk for stunted academic achievement throughout the life course. Primary care is a universal exposure in early childhood and therefore is also a significant entry point for promoting optimal child development. There is a need to provide effective, low-cost, and scalable interventions in primary care to support early childhood development.The CenteringParenting intervention is designed to reduce negative health and developmental outcomes within a model of group routine child health care. To date, there is no evidence of the benefits of the CenteringParenting intervention on school readiness, or improvements in parental behaviors that support optimal developmental milestones and achievement. The intent of this study is to determine the effectiveness of the CenteringParenting intervention on school readiness in early childhood, as measured by language development at 24 months, (in addition to health care utilization, child routine care maintenance, parenting stress, caregiver behaviors and attitudes).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2019

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THRIVE+ Pharmacy Liaison-Patient Navigation Intervention
Boston Medical Center Healthcare Utilization
This is a pragmatic comparative effectiveness trial (n=364) to compare two screening and referral program models to address health-related social needs (HRSN) among the intermediate risk population of Boston Accountable Care Organization (BACO), a Medicaid ACO. The first study... expand

This is a pragmatic comparative effectiveness trial (n=364) to compare two screening and referral program models to address health-related social needs (HRSN) among the intermediate risk population of Boston Accountable Care Organization (BACO), a Medicaid ACO. The first study arm is THRIVE-Basic, the low-touch usual care model already implemented in all primary care clinics at Boston Medical Center (BMC) where patients are screened for HRSN and receive a printed paper resource referral guide. The second study arm is THRIVE+, which enhances the THRIVE-Basic model by engaging a pharmacy liaison-patient navigator to provide targeted navigation services and motivational interviewing to ensure connection to hospital- and community-based resources. The patient navigators will also interface directly with a partner community organization, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), to further help connect patients receiving THRIVE+ to community resources for HRSN. All patients in our study will receive pharmacy services via an existing Pharmacy Care Program. Patients in study arm 1 will be connected to a pharmacy liaison, which is standard clinical practice for intermediate risk ACO members in the BMC General Internal Medicine clinics. Patients in study arm 2 will receive systematic screening for and addressing of HRSN (THRIVE+) via a pharmacy liaison-patient navigator (a pharmacy technician trained as a patient navigator to deploy both pharmacy services and the THRIVE+ intervention), thereby avoiding duplication of services and multiple touches. Assignment to the study arms will be linked to existing Pharmacy Care Program enrollment activities and will be based on medical record number. The investigators' rationale for the study is that if patients' HRSN are addressed, patients will be better positioned to manage chronic conditions, adhere to preventive care plans, and less likely to use the emergency department (a conduit to inpatient care) for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions. The effectiveness of these two models will be compared with respect to alleviating HRSN and reducing acute health care utilization over a 12-month follow-up period.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2019

open study

Response to Relapse in Office-Based Opioid Treatment Trial
Boston Medical Center Opioid-use Disorder
In a sample of individuals with co-occurring OUD and mental disorders, the investigators plan to test two medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) treatment protocols that involve differing approaches to the use of opioids and other drugs during and after stabilization on... expand

In a sample of individuals with co-occurring OUD and mental disorders, the investigators plan to test two medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) treatment protocols that involve differing approaches to the use of opioids and other drugs during and after stabilization on MOUD - intensive vs. moderate treatment.The study is being conducted alongside the opening of a new clinical service funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) known as the Addiction and Behavioral Health Outpatient Recovery (ABOVE) program. The ABOVE Program is designed to treat patients with co-occurring opioid use disorder (OUD) and mental disorders with MOUD. Participants are individuals seeking treatment for co-occurring opioid use disorder (OUD) and mental disorders and are willing to receive MOUD treatment. Potential participants will be screened in the context of clinical care for opioid use disorder and mental disorders. If they are eligible for treatment in the ABOVE program, they will be asked to complete a baseline assessment, again for the purposes of clinical care. After completing the baseline clinical assessment, they will be asked to participate in this clinical trial, consented, then randomized. Treatment is delivered in the context of clinical care which involves delivery of MOUD and can involve psychiatric medications, and group and individual psychotherapy. Difference in treatment between the two randomization arms will only occur if a relapse to drug use occurs and will only involve two protocol-directed treatment responses to relapse.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2019

open study

Walking and mHealth to Increase Participation in Parkinson Disease
Boston University Charles River Campus Parkinson Disease
Identifying effective ways to improve function, slow decline and reduce disability is a high priority for people living with Parkinson disease and other chronic conditions. Regular participation in walking is essential to reduce disability and enhance participation in preferred... expand

Identifying effective ways to improve function, slow decline and reduce disability is a high priority for people living with Parkinson disease and other chronic conditions. Regular participation in walking is essential to reduce disability and enhance participation in preferred life activities. However, people with chronic conditions are often sedentary, contributing to greater disability. The goal of this work is to determine the benefits of a walking, walking enhancing exercises and cognitive-behavioral strategies delivered using mobile health technology for people with Parkinson disease over a sustained period of time.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2019

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Durvalumab and Tremelimumab in Treating Patients With Recurrent Stage IV Lung Cancer
Southwest Oncology Group Recurrent Squamous Cell Lung Carcinoma Stage IV Squamous Cell Lung Carcinoma AJCC v7
This phase II trial studies how well durvalumab and tremelimumab works in treating patients with stage IV lung cancer that has come back after previous treatment. Monoclonal antibodies, such as durvalumab and tremelimumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow... expand

This phase II trial studies how well durvalumab and tremelimumab works in treating patients with stage IV lung cancer that has come back after previous treatment. Monoclonal antibodies, such as durvalumab and tremelimumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

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A Retrospective Study of CT (Computerized Tomography) for Late Window Large Vessel Occlusion (LVO)
Boston Medical Center Stroke, Cardiovascular
The objective of this multicenter, retrospective chart review study is to compare selected outcomes (disability, complications and mortality) of patients with large vessel occlusion stroke presenting at late time window selected by either CT (Computed Tomography) only, advanced... expand

The objective of this multicenter, retrospective chart review study is to compare selected outcomes (disability, complications and mortality) of patients with large vessel occlusion stroke presenting at late time window selected by either CT (Computed Tomography) only, advanced imaging with CTP (Computed Tomography Perfusion), MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), or medical management. Boston Medical Center (BMC) will serve as the main data coordinating site. Twelve additional sites will seek local IRB approval and execute data use agreements with BMC. The aggregated de-identified data will be analyzed comparing types of interventions and outcomes by type of imaging or medical management.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Feb 2020

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Boston Birth Cohort Study
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Preterm Birth Birthweight Pregnancy Complications Pediaric Health Problems
Early life exposures may lead to adverse effects on health in later life. The Boston birth Cohort study is designed to study a broad array of early life factors and their effects on pregnancy, infancy, and child health outcomes. expand

Early life exposures may lead to adverse effects on health in later life. The Boston birth Cohort study is designed to study a broad array of early life factors and their effects on pregnancy, infancy, and child health outcomes.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Oct 1998

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Screening for Cardiac Amyloidosis Using Nuclear Imaging for Minority Populations
Mathew Maurer Amyloid Cardiomyopathy, Transthyretin-Related
In this study, the investigators will recruit a cohort of elderly Black and Hispanic patients with heart failure to define the number of patients who have cardiac amyloidosis by utilizing highly sensitive heart imaging and blood tests. The investigators will also explore differences... expand

In this study, the investigators will recruit a cohort of elderly Black and Hispanic patients with heart failure to define the number of patients who have cardiac amyloidosis by utilizing highly sensitive heart imaging and blood tests. The investigators will also explore differences in genetics and sex as they relate to heart failure disease progression in cardiac amyloidosis.

Type: Observational

Start Date: May 2019

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The Longevity Genes in Founder Populations Project
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Extreme Longevity
We believe extreme longevity is due to specific genes which function to delay aging and prevent disease. The purpose of our research is to identify the genes/mutations associated with healthier aging; to understand the biological functions of these genes/mutations; and to... expand

We believe extreme longevity is due to specific genes which function to delay aging and prevent disease. The purpose of our research is to identify the genes/mutations associated with healthier aging; to understand the biological functions of these genes/mutations; and to develop therapies to replicate these preservative genetic activities in individuals who do not have the genetic profile for longevity.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jul 1998

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Training Early Social Language in Autism
Boston University Charles River Campus Autism Spectrum Disorder
The aim of the study is to determine whether a targeted behavioral intervention can lead to both changes in early communication skills and in neural responses in toddlers and preschoolers with autism. expand

The aim of the study is to determine whether a targeted behavioral intervention can lead to both changes in early communication skills and in neural responses in toddlers and preschoolers with autism.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2016

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Photobiomodulation to Improve Cognition in TBI, With fMRI
Boston VA Research Institute, Inc. Traumatic Brain Injury Closed Head Injury Cognitive Dysfunction
The purpose of this small, research study is to examine effectiveness of an at-home application of an experimental intervention, on thinking and memory in mild-moderate, closed-head, traumatic brain injury cases. The experimental intervention is light-emitting diode (LED)... expand

The purpose of this small, research study is to examine effectiveness of an at-home application of an experimental intervention, on thinking and memory in mild-moderate, closed-head, traumatic brain injury cases. The experimental intervention is light-emitting diode (LED) therapy, which is applied to the scalp and through the nose using a head frame device. Participants are expected to complete two, 5-week series of LED treatments, at home, 3 times a week. There will be a 1-month period between the two series. Each home treatment is 20 minutes. Participants will be trained to use the head frame device, in-office. The head frame device falls within the FDA category General Wellness, low-risk devices, and no medical claims are made. A two-hour paper and pencil testing (4 visits) and a one-hour MRI (3 visits) will be administered before and after each treatment series. Participants may be in the study for about 4 months. This study is supported by Vielight, Inc., Hayward, CA/ Toronto, Canada

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2019

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Registry for Asthma Characterization and Recruitment 2
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Asthma
There is a need for people to take part in research studies to learn more about diseases and how to treat them. The Registry for Asthma Characterization and Recruitment 2 (RACR2) will create a database of participants with asthma and nasal allergies, or risk factors for these... expand

There is a need for people to take part in research studies to learn more about diseases and how to treat them. The Registry for Asthma Characterization and Recruitment 2 (RACR2) will create a database of participants with asthma and nasal allergies, or risk factors for these conditions, who are potentially eligible for future Inner City Asthma Consortium (ICAC) trials. The registry database will include assessments of various asthma and allergy characteristics to achieve a more efficient, selective recruitment of these participants for other protocols.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Jun 2015

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Improving Walking Quality and Quantity in Osteoarthritis (IWALQQ-OA)
Boston University Charles River Campus Knee Osteoarthritis
This study evaluates the feasibility of a mindful walking intervention for management of knee osteoarthritis. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive one of two interventions i.e. mindful walking intervention or a self-care intervention. expand

This study evaluates the feasibility of a mindful walking intervention for management of knee osteoarthritis. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive one of two interventions i.e. mindful walking intervention or a self-care intervention.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2019

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Cockroach Immunotherapy in Children and Adolescents
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Persistent Asthma
Scientific evidence has shown that, over the past two decades, the combination of cockroach allergy and cockroach exposure is one of the most important factors contributing to the dramatic increase in asthma morbidity seen in inner city children with asthma. Therefore, a major... expand

Scientific evidence has shown that, over the past two decades, the combination of cockroach allergy and cockroach exposure is one of the most important factors contributing to the dramatic increase in asthma morbidity seen in inner city children with asthma. Therefore, a major goal of the Inner City Asthma Consortium (ICAC) is to evaluate the efficacy of cockroach immunotherapy in inner city asthma. The primary objective of the study is to determine if asthma severity can be improved by cockroach subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2018

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A Trial of Mepolizumab Adjunctive Therapy for the Prevention of Asthma Exacerbations in Urban Children
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Asthma
The purpose of this study is to see if treatment with a medication called Nucala® (mepolizumab), given along with standard asthma care, makes children less likely to have asthma attacks. expand

The purpose of this study is to see if treatment with a medication called Nucala® (mepolizumab), given along with standard asthma care, makes children less likely to have asthma attacks.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

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