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Study in Parkinson Disease of Exercise
Northwestern University Parkinson Disease
This study is a Phase 3 multi-site, randomized, evaluator-masked, study of endurance treadmill exercise on changes in the Movement Disorder Society-Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS) Part III score at 12 months among persons with early stage Parkinson disease.... expand

This study is a Phase 3 multi-site, randomized, evaluator-masked, study of endurance treadmill exercise on changes in the Movement Disorder Society-Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS) Part III score at 12 months among persons with early stage Parkinson disease. 370 participants will be randomly assigned to 2 groups: 1)60-65% HRmax or 2)80-85% HRmax 4 times per week. The primary objective is to test whether the progression of the signs of Parkinson's disease is attenuated at 12 months in among persons who have not initiated medication for Parkinson Disease (PD) when they perform high-intensity endurance treadmill exercise.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2021

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CompassHER2-pCR: Decreasing Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Patients After Pre-surgery Chemo and Targeted...
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Anatomic Stage II Breast Cancer AJCC v8 Anatomic Stage IIA Breast Cancer AJCC v8 Anatomic Stage IIB Breast Cancer AJCC v8 Anatomic Stage IIIA Breast Cancer AJCC v8 Invasive Breast Carcinoma
This trial studies how well paclitaxel, trastuzumab, and pertuzumab work in eliminating further chemotherapy after surgery in patients with HER2-positive stage II-IIIa breast cancer who have no cancer remaining at surgery (either in the breast or underarm lymph nodes) after... expand

This trial studies how well paclitaxel, trastuzumab, and pertuzumab work in eliminating further chemotherapy after surgery in patients with HER2-positive stage II-IIIa breast cancer who have no cancer remaining at surgery (either in the breast or underarm lymph nodes) after pre-operative chemotherapy and HER2-targeted therapy. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as 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. Trastuzumab and pertuzumab are both a form of "targeted therapy" because they work by attaching themselves to specific molecules (receptors) on the surface of tumor cells, known as HER2 receptors. When these drugs attach to HER2 receptors, the signals that tell the cells to grow are blocked and the tumor cell may be marked for destruction by the body's immune system. Giving paclitaxel, trastuzumab, and pertuzumab may enable fewer chemotherapy drugs to be given without compromising patient outcomes compared to the usual treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2020

open study

An Exploratory Open-Label Clinical Trial Evaluating the Immunogenicity of the 9-valent 2-dose HPV Vaccination...
Boston Medical Center HPV Infection
The goal of this study is to explore and evaluate whether a 2-dose schedule of Gardasil 9 among young and mid-adult women 16-45 years of age is generally safe and immunogenic, with an antibody response that is not inferior to that observed of a 3-dose schedule of Gardasil 9... expand

The goal of this study is to explore and evaluate whether a 2-dose schedule of Gardasil 9 among young and mid-adult women 16-45 years of age is generally safe and immunogenic, with an antibody response that is not inferior to that observed of a 3-dose schedule of Gardasil 9 among women aged 16-26 years old. The investigators thought that having a 2-dose vaccination regimen for individuals 16 to 45 would provide a more robust dataset than those of 27 to 45 years old.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2020

open study

Gathering Records to Evaluate Antiretroviral Treatment-Malawi ( GREAT )
Boston University HIV
To achieve global goals for the treatment of HIV, most high-prevalence countries are experimenting with and scaling up differentiated service delivery models (DSD). A handful of efforts have been formally described and evaluated in the literature; many others are being implemented... expand

To achieve global goals for the treatment of HIV, most high-prevalence countries are experimenting with and scaling up differentiated service delivery models (DSD). A handful of efforts have been formally described and evaluated in the literature; many others are being implemented formally or informally under routine care, without a research or evaluation goal. For most countries, however, we have little evidence on the big picture-the proportion of clinics offering alternative models, eligibility criteria and the proportion of patients considered eligible, the number of patients actually participating, health outcomes such as viral suppression, empirical resource utilization compared to traditional care, variations among the models, duration of patient participation, fidelity to model guidelines, effects on clinic efficiency, and sustainability without external donor support. AMBIT is a set of data synthesis, data collection, and data analysis activities aimed at generating information for near- and long-term decision making and creating an approach and platform for ongoing evaluation of differentiated models of HIV treatment delivery in the future. The project will collect and analyze a wide range of existing data sets pertinent to DSD. This protocol is for an analysis of existing medical record data collected by the Ministry of Health, implementing partners, and other completed, ongoing, or new evaluations, trials, and observational studies. Outcomes to be reported include coverage/uptake of DSD, patients' outcomes, and distribution of each model. There will be no study interaction with individual patients, providers, caregivers, or others for this analysis.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Dec 2019

open study

Gathering Records to Evaluate Antiretroviral Treatment-Zambia (GREAT )
Boston University HIV
To achieve global goals for the treatment of HIV, most high-prevalence countries are experimenting with and scaling up differentiated service delivery models (DSD). A handful of efforts have been formally described and evaluated in the literature; many others are being implemented... expand

To achieve global goals for the treatment of HIV, most high-prevalence countries are experimenting with and scaling up differentiated service delivery models (DSD). A handful of efforts have been formally described and evaluated in the literature; many others are being implemented formally or informally under routine care, without a research or evaluation goal. For most countries, however, there is little evidence on the big picture-the proportion of clinics offering alternative models, eligibility criteria and the proportion of patients considered eligible, the number of patients actually participating, health outcomes such as viral suppression, empirical resource utilization compared to traditional care, variations among the models, duration of patient participation, fidelity to model guidelines, effects on clinic efficiency, and sustainability without external donor support. AMBIT a set of data synthesis, data collection, and data analysis activities aimed at generating information for near- and long-term decision making and creating an approach and platform for ongoing evaluation of differentiated models of HIV treatment delivery in the future. The project will collect and analyze a wide range of existing data sets pertinent to DSD. This protocol is for an analysis of existing medical record data collected by the Ministry of Health, implementing partners, and other completed, ongoing, or new evaluations, trials, and observational studies. Outcomes to be reported include coverage/uptake of DSD, patients' outcomes, and distribution of each model. There will be no study interaction with individual patients, providers, caregivers, or others for this analysis.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Dec 2019

open study

SWOG S1827 (MAVERICK) Testing Whether the Use of Brain Scans Alone Instead of Brain Scans Plus Preventive...
Southwest Oncology Group Extensive Stage Lung Small Cell Carcinoma Limited Stage Lung Small Cell Carcinoma Lung Small Cell Carcinoma
This phase III trial studies magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) surveillance and prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) to see how well they work compared to MRI surveillance alone in treating patients with small cell lung cancer. MRI scans are used to monitor the possible spread... expand

This phase III trial studies magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) surveillance and prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) to see how well they work compared to MRI surveillance alone in treating patients with small cell lung cancer. MRI scans are used to monitor the possible spread of the cancer with an MRI machine over time. PCI is radiation therapy that is delivered to the brain in hopes of preventing spread of cancer into the brain. The use of brain MRI alone may reduce side effects of receiving PCI and prolong patients' lifespan. Monitoring with MRI scans alone (delaying radiation until the actual spread of the cancer) may be at least as good as the combination of PCI with MRI scans.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2020

open study

Gathering Records to Evaluate Antiretroviral Treatment-South Africa
Boston University HIV
To achieve global goals for the treatment of HIV, most high-prevalence countries are experimenting with and scaling up differentiated service delivery models (DSD). A handful of efforts have been formally described and evaluated in the literature; many others are being implemented... expand

To achieve global goals for the treatment of HIV, most high-prevalence countries are experimenting with and scaling up differentiated service delivery models (DSD). A handful of efforts have been formally described and evaluated in the literature; many others are being implemented formally or informally under routine care, without a research or evaluation goal. For most countries, however, we have little evidence on the big picture-the proportion of clinics offering alternative models, eligibility criteria and the proportion of patients considered eligible, the number of patients actually participating, health outcomes such as viral suppression, empirical resource utilization compared to traditional care, variations among the models, duration of patient participation, fidelity to model guidelines, effects on clinic efficiency, and sustainability without external donor support. AMBIT a set of data synthesis, data collection, and data analysis activities aimed at generating information for near- and long-term decision making and creating an approach and platform for ongoing evaluation of differentiated models of HIV treatment delivery in the future. The project will collect and analyze a wide range of existing data sets pertinent to DSD. This protocol is for an analysis of existing medical record data collected by the Department of Health, implementing partners, and other completed, ongoing, or new evaluations, trials, and observational studies. Outcomes to be reported include coverage/uptake of DSD, patients' outcomes, and distribution of each model. There will be no study interaction with individual patients, providers, caregivers, or others for this analysis.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Dec 2019

open study

A Study to Evaluate the PK and PD of IM or SQ Injections of Levonorgestrel Butanoate (LB) for Female...
Health Decisions Healthy Women Female Contraception
This is a Phase I multicenter, open-label, dose-ranging, two-dose PK and PD study of injectable LB at administered as a SQ or IM injection at 40 mg and subsequently at 80 mg SQ or IM depending on the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic results obtained at 40 mg. expand

This is a Phase I multicenter, open-label, dose-ranging, two-dose PK and PD study of injectable LB at administered as a SQ or IM injection at 40 mg and subsequently at 80 mg SQ or IM depending on the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic results obtained at 40 mg.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2020

open study

CARDIO-TTRansform: A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Eplontersen (Formerly Known as, IONIS-TTR-LRx...
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Transthyretin-Mediated Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR CM)
To evaluate the efficacy of eplontersen compared to placebo for 120 weeks in patients with ATTR-CM receiving available standard of care (SoC). For more information, please visit https://www.cardio-ttransform.com. expand

To evaluate the efficacy of eplontersen compared to placebo for 120 weeks in patients with ATTR-CM receiving available standard of care (SoC). For more information, please visit https://www.cardio-ttransform.com.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2020

open study

A Study of Lazertinib as Monotherapy or in Combination With Amivantamab in Participants With Advanced...
Janssen Research & Development, LLC Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
The purpose of this study is to confirm the tolerability of recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) of Lazertinib (Phase 1), to determine the tolerability and identify the recommended Phase 2 combination dose of Lazertinib when combined with Amivantamab (Phase 1b), to characterize the... expand

The purpose of this study is to confirm the tolerability of recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) of Lazertinib (Phase 1), to determine the tolerability and identify the recommended Phase 2 combination dose of Lazertinib when combined with Amivantamab (Phase 1b), to characterize the safety and tolerability of Lazertinib and Amivantamab combinations at the RP2CD in participants with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with documented advanced or metastatic epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation (Phase 1b expansion cohorts A, B and C), to estimate the antitumor activity of Lazertinib and Amivantamab combinations at the RP2CD in participants with advanced NSCLC with documented advanced or metastatic EGFR mutation (Phase 1b expansion cohorts A, B and C), to identify the recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2ChD) of Lazertinib when combined with Amivantamab and standard of care chemotherapy and to determine the tolerability of the Lazertinib, Amivantamab, and platinum-doublet chemotherapy (LACP) combination (Phase 1b LACP combination cohort) and to characterize the safety and tolerability of Lazertinib at the RP2ChD and Amivantamab and standard of care chemotherapy in participants with advanced or metastatic EGFR-mutated NSCLC (Phase 1b LACP combination cohort), to assess 2 potential biomarker strategies to identify participants at increased, or decreased, probability of tumor response with JNJ-61186372 and lazertinib combination in participants with EGFR Exon19del or L858R mutated NSCLC progressed on or after osimertinib (Phase 1b expansion Cohort D).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

open study

A Study to Compare the Administration of Pembrolizumab After Surgery Versus Administration Both Before...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Acral Lentiginous Melanoma Clinical Stage III Cutaneous Melanoma AJCC v8 Clinical Stage IV Cutaneous Melanoma AJCC v8 Mucosal Melanoma Pathologic Stage IIIB Cutaneous Melanoma AJCC v8
This phase II trial studies how pembrolizumab works before and after surgery in treating patients with stage III-IV high-risk melanoma. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with... expand

This phase II trial studies how pembrolizumab works before and after surgery in treating patients with stage III-IV high-risk melanoma. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving pembrolizumab before and after surgery may work better compared to after surgery alone in treating melanoma.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2018

open study

Shingrix Vaccine in Patients With Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis on Tofacitinib
Boston Medical Center Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), have been shown to be at increased risk of developing certain infections, such as shingles from the Herpes Zoster (HZ) virus, as a result of their underlying disease. Patients with UC are also... expand

Patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), have been shown to be at increased risk of developing certain infections, such as shingles from the Herpes Zoster (HZ) virus, as a result of their underlying disease. Patients with UC are also often treated with immunosuppressants, and research has shown that IBD patients on immunosuppressants have an impaired immune response to vaccination in comparison to immunocompetent controls. Because UC patients are often treated with immunosuppressants, the live HZ vaccine was not recommended in these patients. Shingrix, however, is a new inactivated vaccine recently approved by the FDA for prevention of HZ in adults age 50 and older, and Shingrix should be safe to administer in IBD patients because it does not contain live HZ virus. Data on efficacy of the Shingrix vaccine also appears promising in immunocompromised patients. Tofacitinib citrate (Xeljanz), an immunosuppressant that works by inhibiting the Janus kinase pathway, is currently approved for treatment of certain inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. The drug is currently awaiting FDA-approval for use in moderate-to-severe UC but has been used off-label in various settings. Notably, tofacitinib was associated with an increased risk of HZ in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. The research hypothesis is that UC patients on tofacitinib will mount an adequate response and that the response will be slightly diminished compared to non-immunosuppressed IBD patients, comparable to those on anti-tumor necrosis alpha (anti-TNF) monotherapy, and superior to those on anti-TNF therapy in combination with a thiopurine. Strong cell mediated immunity is shown to prevent reactivation of HZ, and demonstrating a robust immune response to Shingrix may serve as a surrogate for a reduced risk of developing shingles and might alleviate prescribers' concerns regarding the use of tofacitinib. The results will also serve as pilot data to inform larger future studies evaluating the actual risk of developing shingles in patients on tofacitinib who receive Shingrix.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2019

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Clinical Research Study With Clazosentan to Evaluate Its Effects on Preventing Complications Due to the...
Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
This study will evaluate if clazosentan (on top of normal routine medical care) can reduce the risk of developing complications related to cerebral vasospasm and permanent brain damage as compared to normal routine medical care alone. expand

This study will evaluate if clazosentan (on top of normal routine medical care) can reduce the risk of developing complications related to cerebral vasospasm and permanent brain damage as compared to normal routine medical care alone.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2018

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Testing Cabozantinib in Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Neuroendocrine and Carcinoid Tumors
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Atypical Carcinoid Tumor Carcinoid Tumor Functioning Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Intermediate Grade Lung Neuroendocrine Neoplasm Locally Advanced Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor
This randomized phase III trial studies cabozantinib to see how well it works compared with placebo in treating patients with neuroendocrine or carcinoid tumors that have spread to other places in the body (advanced). Cabozantinib is a chemotherapy drug known as a tyrosine... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies cabozantinib to see how well it works compared with placebo in treating patients with neuroendocrine or carcinoid tumors that have spread to other places in the body (advanced). Cabozantinib 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

Efficacy and Safety of 177Lu-edotreotide PRRT in GEP-NET Patients
ITM Solucin GmbH Neuroendocrine Tumors
The purpose of the study is to evaluate efficacy and safety of Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) with 177Lu-Edotreotide compared to targeted molecular therapy with Everolimus in patients with inoperable, progressive, somatostatin receptor-positive (SSTR+), neuroendocrine... expand

The purpose of the study is to evaluate efficacy and safety of Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) with 177Lu-Edotreotide compared to targeted molecular therapy with Everolimus in patients with inoperable, progressive, somatostatin receptor-positive (SSTR+), neuroendocrine tumours of gastroenteric or pancreatic origin (GEP-NET).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

open study

Implementing an Intervention to Address Social Determinants of Health in Pediatric Practices
Boston Medical Center Basic Unmet Material Needs Patient Satisfaction Receipt of Community Resources Provider Referrals
This research project is aimed to assess the implementation, effectiveness, and sustainability of a pediatric-based intervention aimed at reducing families' unmet material needs (food, housing, employment, childcare, household utilities, education) in pediatric practices throughout... expand

This research project is aimed to assess the implementation, effectiveness, and sustainability of a pediatric-based intervention aimed at reducing families' unmet material needs (food, housing, employment, childcare, household utilities, education) in pediatric practices throughout the United States.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 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

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Conversational Agents to Improve Quality of Life in Palliative Care
Boston Medical Center Palliative Care
In this study the investigators will advance research on the development of easy to use technologies to empower patients. This is a scalable approach that has a significant potential to reduce suffering for palliative care patients and their caregivers. The investigators will... expand

In this study the investigators will advance research on the development of easy to use technologies to empower patients. This is a scalable approach that has a significant potential to reduce suffering for palliative care patients and their caregivers. The investigators will adapt existing tested empathic conversational agents (ECA) for home-based cancer care management and inpatient bedside counseling to provide the following functions: 1. medication counseling; 2. physical activity promotion; 3. symptom management and continual screening for adverse events; and 4. alleviation of stress and anxiety 5. spiritual needs assessment; and 6. advanced care planning. Data from the system will be monitored by a health professional, who communicates with members of the patient's care team. In this project, this activity will include facilitating referral for palliative care services. The investigators will conduct pilot studies both at Boston Medical Center and at Northeastern University that will test system usability (Northeastern University and BMC) as well as interview burden (BMC only). The investigators will conduct a Randomized Control Trial (RCT) to evaluate the agent technology, comparing usual care (UC) versus usual care plus the agent (UC+ECA) for patients 21 or older, with a life expectancy of < 1 year, from outpatient clinics at Boston Medical Center (BMC). Each subject will be enrolled along with a caregiver surrogate subject. In addition to baseline data collection, there will be monthly phone surveys for six months; intervention subjects will use the system for a six-month period of time. In addition, the investigators will conduct a randomized trial within the intervention group to compare subjects getting functions 1-4 (above) versus subjects getting the augmented intervention with all six functions. The intervention will include a nurse management interface to monitor clinical alerts generated by the system to stimulate interventions by the clinical staff.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

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Serum-Protein-Based Indices for the Progression of Fracture Healing and Nonunion
Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium Humeral Fractures
To define a serum protein-based diagnostic for the progression and failure of fracture healing, through the identification of a set of serum proteins that appear at early times of biological healing and show a specific correlation with later radiological and functional signs... expand

To define a serum protein-based diagnostic for the progression and failure of fracture healing, through the identification of a set of serum proteins that appear at early times of biological healing and show a specific correlation with later radiological and functional signs used to define delayed healing and non-union.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jun 2021

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Effects of Soft Robotic Exosuit on Exercise Capacity, Biomakers of Neuroplasticity, and Motor Learning...
Boston University Charles River Campus Stroke
High intensity exercise is known to improve a person's ability to learn new motor skills. The goal of this project is to evaluate if a robotic exosuit can help people who have had a stroke perform walking rehabilitation at higher intensities than they are able to without the... expand

High intensity exercise is known to improve a person's ability to learn new motor skills. The goal of this project is to evaluate if a robotic exosuit can help people who have had a stroke perform walking rehabilitation at higher intensities than they are able to without the exosuit. The investigators will measure exercise training intensity, biomarkers of neuroplasticity (e.g., brain-derived neurotrophic factor; BDNF), and motor learning when people poststroke exercise with and without the exosuit. For this protocol, exosuits developed in collaboration with ReWalk™ Robotics will be used. Aim 1: Determine the effects of a soft robotic exosuit on gait training intensity and serum BDNF in persons post-stroke completing a single bout of high intensity walking. Hypothesis 1: Exosuits will allow individuals post-stroke to (i) walk at higher intensities or (ii) walk at a high intensity for longer durations. Hypothesis 2: Training at a higher intensity, or training at high intensity for longer durations, will result in increased serum BDNF. Aim 2: Determine the effects of a soft robotic exosuit on gait biomechanics measured after a single bout of high intensity walking with versus without a soft robotic exosuit. Hypothesis 3: A single bout of high intensity walking with an exosuit will lead to demonstrably better gait biomechanics than a single bout of high intensity exercise without an exosuit.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2021

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Pilot Testing PREschooler Care, Community Resources, Advocacy, Referral, Education (PRE-CARE)
Boston Medical Center Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Inattention
The goal of this proposed study is to pilot test a novel treatment model (PRE-CARE) addressing unmet social needs for families of preschool-age children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms. The investigators will conduct an adaptive, pilot randomized... expand

The goal of this proposed study is to pilot test a novel treatment model (PRE-CARE) addressing unmet social needs for families of preschool-age children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms. The investigators will conduct an adaptive, pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) of the intervention with parents of 60 low-income children age 3-5 (36-71 months) with ADHD symptoms in order to: optimize intervention delivery; field test study logistics (e.g., recruitment, enrollment, randomization, retention); explore putative intervention mechanisms; and obtain estimates of study parameters to plan an appropriately powered RCT of the intervention. The PRE-CARE intervention is adapted from Well Child Care, Evaluation, Community, Resources, Advocacy, Referral, Education (WE CARE), a screening and referral intervention that has been shown to be feasible and effective in addressing the family psychosocial stressors of low-income families seen in pediatric medical homes. Given the negative impact that socioeconomic stressors can have on the health and development of young children with ADHD symptoms, tailored interventions such as PRE-CARE may serve as a vital early intervention strategy to promote long-term well-being.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2021

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Methadone and Medication Abortion
Boston Medical Center Pain Medical Abortion
Pain has been recognized to be the most common and predictable side effect of medication abortion, causing significant distress associated with the process. Yet there is little known about the appropriate management of pain during this process, with no current evidence based... expand

Pain has been recognized to be the most common and predictable side effect of medication abortion, causing significant distress associated with the process. Yet there is little known about the appropriate management of pain during this process, with no current evidence based recommendations for optimal analgesic regimens during the first trimester. The goal of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of oral methadone for pain control during medication abortion. The current medication regimen used to perform medication abortion is a dose of mifepristone (antiprogesterone) orally, followed by a dose of misoprostol (prostaglandin analogue) 24 to 72 hours later. Patients are prescribed a standard dose of ibuprofen 600-800mg tabs for pain control during the process. The investigators will conduct a non-randomized, pilot study with 25 patients evaluated at the Boston Medical Center family planning clinic at 10 weeks of gestation or less for medication abortion.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2021

open study

Reducing Food Insecurity During COVID-19
Boston Medical Center Food Insecurity
This study aims to compare the effectiveness of two interventions to address food insecurity among low-income families with young children during the COVID pandemic. The investigators will conduct a parallel group, randomized controlled trial of 250 families. The first randomly... expand

This study aims to compare the effectiveness of two interventions to address food insecurity among low-income families with young children during the COVID pandemic. The investigators will conduct a parallel group, randomized controlled trial of 250 families. The first randomly assigned comparator is Fresh Connect, a produce prescription program that provides a stipend for participants to purchase fresh food items at mobile markets and independent farmers markets across Boston. The second comparator is grocery store gift cards, redeemable at conventional grocery stores. In each comparator, participants will be given the equivalent of $150 on a monthly basis for six consecutive months. All participants will be followed for 12 months to assess outcomes that involve food insecurity (primary), fruit and vegetable consumption, healthcare utilization, social service utilization, and physical/emotional health.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2021

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A Study of Etavopivat in Adults and Adolescents With Sickle Cell Disease (HIBISCUS)
Forma Therapeutics, Inc. Sickle Cell Disease
This clinical trial is a Phase 2/3 study that will evaluate the efficacy and safety of etavopivat and test how well etavopivat works compared to placebo to improve the amount of hemoglobin in the blood and to reduce the number of vaso-occlusive crises (times when the blood... expand

This clinical trial is a Phase 2/3 study that will evaluate the efficacy and safety of etavopivat and test how well etavopivat works compared to placebo to improve the amount of hemoglobin in the blood and to reduce the number of vaso-occlusive crises (times when the blood vessels become blocked and cause pain).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2021

open study

PK and Safety of Remdesivir for Treatment of COVID-19 in Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Women in the US
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) COVID-19
The purpose of this study is to describe the pharmacokinetic (PK) properties and safety of remdesivir (GS-5734TM) (RDV) administered to pregnant and non-pregnant women with COVID-19. It is a Phase I, prospective, open label, non-randomized opportunistic PK study in pregnant... expand

The purpose of this study is to describe the pharmacokinetic (PK) properties and safety of remdesivir (GS-5734TM) (RDV) administered to pregnant and non-pregnant women with COVID-19. It is a Phase I, prospective, open label, non-randomized opportunistic PK study in pregnant and non-pregnant women of childbearing potential hospitalized and receiving RDV for treatment of COVID-19. RDV will not be provided as part of the study.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Feb 2021

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