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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

BV-CHEP Chemotherapy for Adult T-cell Leukemia or Lymphoma
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Lymphoma Adult T-Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma Lymphatic Diseases
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) is a rare form of cancer found mostly among people from the Caribbean islands, Western Africa, Brazil, Iran, and Japan. Most cases of this disease in the United States occur along the East Coast due to emigration from the Caribbean islands.... expand

Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) is a rare form of cancer found mostly among people from the Caribbean islands, Western Africa, Brazil, Iran, and Japan. Most cases of this disease in the United States occur along the East Coast due to emigration from the Caribbean islands. There is currently no standard treatment for ATLL. Research shows that patients who go into first time remission (respond completely or partially to treatment) and have a bone marrow transplant have the best outcomes. Traditional chemotherapy treatments have generally not worked well in patients with ATLL. Additionally, not all patients will be eligible for a bone marrow transplant. The purpose of this study is to see how well individuals with ATLL respond to an investigational cancer treatment. This investigational treatment combines a drug called brentuximab vedotin with a standard chemotherapy treatment made up of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, etoposide, and prednisone. This treatment is considered investigational because it is not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of ATLL. Brentuximab vedotin, also known as Adcetris, is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of certain types of lymphomas, including peripheral T-cell lymphomas when combined with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and prednisone in patients whose cancer cells express a type of marker called CD30. Brentuximab vedotin is an antibody that also has a chemotherapy drug attached to it. Antibodies are proteins that are part of the immune system. They can stick to and attack specific targets on cancer cells. The antibody part of brentuximab vedotin sticks to a target called cluster of differentiation 30 (CD30) that is located on the outside of the cancer cells. Normal cells have little or no CD30 on their surface. ATLL cancer cells often have a larger amount of CD30 on their surface than normal cells. However, CD30 is found in different amounts on ATLL cancer cells. This study will also test the amount of CD30 found on each participant's cancer cells. Researchers will be looking to see if the response to the study treatment varies based on the amount of CD30 found on the outside participants' cancer cells. In another study, brentuximab vedotin was combined in another study with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and prednisone. The study included patients with various types of T-cell lymphomas. Two of the patients enrolled in that study had ATLL. Both had a complete response (no evidence of disease). The researchers in this study (LCCC 1637) have added etoposide to the combination of brentuximab vedotin with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and prednisone. They predict that the addition of etoposide will improve patient outcomes. Research shows that etoposide helps improve outcomes in patients with certain types of T-cell lymphomas who undergo chemotherapy treatment. This investigational combination of brentuximab vedotin with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, etoposide, and prednisone is called BV-CHEP.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

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

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

open study

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

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

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2014

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Genetic Testing in Screening Patients With Stage IB-IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer That Has Been or...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Lung Adenocarcinoma Lung Large Cell Carcinoma Resectable Lung Non-Small Cell Carcinoma Stage IB Lung Non-Small Cell Carcinoma AJCC v7 Stage IB Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma AJCC v7
This ALCHEMIST trial studies genetic testing in screening patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been or will be removed by surgery. Studying the genes in a patient's tumor cells may help doctors select the best treatment for patients that have certain... expand

This ALCHEMIST trial studies genetic testing in screening patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been or will be removed by surgery. Studying the genes in a patient's tumor cells may help doctors select the best treatment for patients that have certain genetic changes.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2014

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Pilot Study of Biopsy Scanner for Evaluation of Bronchoscopic Small Biopsy Specimens to Determine Adequacy
Aquyre Bioscience, Inc Lung Cancer
The aim of the study is to assess the performance of Aquyre Biopsy Scanner technology (the FDA class I medical device) at determining if tissue from the lymph nodes and lung nodules, taken during a bronchoscopy procedure, is adequate for a diagnosis. The study will assess how... expand

The aim of the study is to assess the performance of Aquyre Biopsy Scanner technology (the FDA class I medical device) at determining if tissue from the lymph nodes and lung nodules, taken during a bronchoscopy procedure, is adequate for a diagnosis. The study will assess how well the Aquyre Biopsy Scanner can differentiate between tissue samples that meet certain requirements that allow for further diagnostic analysis and samples that do not.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Sep 2021

open study

Understanding the Long-term Impact of COVID-19 in Adults
NYU Langone Health SARS-CoV2 Infection
This is a combined retrospective and prospective, longitudinal, observational meta-cohort of individuals who will enter the cohort with and without SARS-CoV-2 infection and at varying stages before and after infection. Individuals with and without SARS-CoV-2 infection and with... expand

This is a combined retrospective and prospective, longitudinal, observational meta-cohort of individuals who will enter the cohort with and without SARS-CoV-2 infection and at varying stages before and after infection. Individuals with and without SARS-CoV-2 infection and with or without Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) symptoms will be followed to identify risk factors and occurrence of PASC. This study will be conducted in the United States and subjects will be recruited through inpatient, outpatient, and community-based settings. Study data including age, demographics, social determinants of health, medical history, vaccination history, details of acute SARS-CoV-2 infection, overall health and physical function, and PASC symptom screen will be reported by subjects or collected from the electronic health record using a case report form at specified intervals. Biologic specimens will be collected at specified intervals, with some tests performed in local clinical laboratories and others performed by centralized research centers or banked in the Biospecimen Repository. Advanced clinical examinations and radiologic examinations will be performed at local study sites with cross-site standardization.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Oct 2021

open study

Community Walks: Clinical Trial
Boston Medical Center Physical Inactivity
This research study will investigate the independent effects of an environmental intervention (E only), an individual-level eHealth phone program intervention (I only), or both (E+I) on changes in moderate intensity physical activity. A cluster randomized design will be implemented... expand

This research study will investigate the independent effects of an environmental intervention (E only), an individual-level eHealth phone program intervention (I only), or both (E+I) on changes in moderate intensity physical activity. A cluster randomized design will be implemented whereby all residents of one of 12 of Boston's public housing developments (PHDs) will be randomized to one of the four study groups (E only, I only, E+I, or control). The activities with this multilevel design include: - Screening/enrollment/baseline assessment activities - Environmental components to promote moderate intensity walking and other physical activity at the PHDs - Changing the environment surrounding the development making it more amenable to walking through the creation of walking trails and walking maps; and advocating for changes to the built environment - Healthy Living Advocates (HLA)-led walking groups within the community - Individual level components to increase motivation and self-efficacy for physical activity - eHealth program, an automated telephone-based physical activity program - 12-month and 24-month follow up assessment activities The investigators hypothesize that the participants living in the PHDs in any of the three intervention groups (E only, I only, and E+I combined) will increase minutes of moderate intensity physical activity more than participants in control group developments at 24-month follow up. It is further expected that delivery of an intervention package targeting environmental and social cues to become active, combined with an individual level intervention, will improve overall physical activity levels to recommended guidelines at the development level. The findings will inform future health promotion efforts among residents in public housing developments.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2022

open study

Zambia Infant Cohort Study - Brains Optimized for Surviving and Thriving
Boston University Child Development
Children exposed to HIV in-utero but uninfected (CHEUs) number 14.8 million globally. In Zambia, an estimated 56,000 CHEUs are born annually, a staggering fraction of the national birth cohort. Multiple studies establish that CHEUs are more neurodevelopmentally vulnerable... expand

Children exposed to HIV in-utero but uninfected (CHEUs) number 14.8 million globally. In Zambia, an estimated 56,000 CHEUs are born annually, a staggering fraction of the national birth cohort. Multiple studies establish that CHEUs are more neurodevelopmentally vulnerable than HIV-unexposed peers. In Zambia, there are existing effective early childhood developmental (ECD) interventions that target other vulnerable populations, but never trialed specifically for CHEUs. Scaling up ECD is now a priority of Zambia's national strategy, but CHEUs are not currently targeted. There is a need to better understand the scope and mechanism of CHEU-related neurodevelopmental differences and what interventions are most effective. This randomized clinical trial (RCT) is a true effectiveness trial as the intervention will deploy a home-based adaptation of the same curriculum that is currently used elsewhere in the country, named Scaling Up Early Childhood Development In Zambia (SUPERCDZ). The effectiveness of a scalable early childhood development (ECD) intervention for CHEUs will be evaluated using normalized Z-scores of neurodevelopmental testing at age 24 months. In this RCT the investigators will test the following hypotheses: Hypothesis 1: An ECD intervention delivered by community health workers via bi-weekly home visits will improve neurodevelopmental outcomes in CHEUs. Hypothesis 2: CHEUs have significantly worse neurodevelopmental outcomes than unexposed peers at 24 months, mediated by preterm birth, disease stage or antiretroviral (ARV) exposure. This RCT will build on an existent, actively recruiting cohort of 1500 pregnant women-infant dyads in a peri-urban hospital in Zambia, the Zambian Infant Cohort Study (ZICS), by extending the follow-up of a subsample of infants from 6 months to 2 years amongst the last 525 children enrolled (ZICS-BOOST- Brains Optimized to Survive and Thrive). The study will have three arms: Arm 1) CHEU + ECD intervention (n=175); Arm 2) CHEU without ECD intervention (n=175); Arm 3) HUU without intervention (n=175).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2022

open study

To Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Efficacy and Immunogenicity of BNT162b2 Boosting Strategies Against...
BioNTech SE SARS-CoV-2 Infection COVID-19
Substudy A: The study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of a booster dose of BNT162b2 when administered to participants having previously received 2 doses of BNT162b2 at least 6 months prior to randomization. The study is designed to describe vaccine efficacy... expand

Substudy A: The study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of a booster dose of BNT162b2 when administered to participants having previously received 2 doses of BNT162b2 at least 6 months prior to randomization. The study is designed to describe vaccine efficacy of a booster dose of BNT162b2 over time against COVID-19 - At a dose of 30µg (as studied in the Phase 2/3 study C4591001) - In healthy adults 16 years of age and older - The duration of the study for each participant will be up to approximately 12 months. - The study will be conducted in the United States, Brazil and South Africa Substudy B: The study will assess the safety and tolerability of a single dose of BNT162b2 as compared to placebo control, through the potential analysis of serum troponin levels, in participants ≥12 and ≤30 years of age who have completed a 2-dose primary series of BNT162b2 (30-µg doses) at least 5 months prior to randomization. - Blood samples will be collected for troponin testing - The duration of the study for each participant will be up to approximately 2 months. - The study will be conducted in the United States, Germany, Poland and South Africa Substudy C: The study will assess the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of a booster (third) dose of BNT162b2 at doses of 10 µg or 30 µg in participants who have completed a 2-dose primary series of BNT162b2 (30 µg doses) at least 5 months prior to randomization. - In healthy adults 12 years of age and older - The duration of the study for each participant will be up to approximately 12 months. - The study will be conducted in the United States, Germany and South Africa Substudy D: The study will assess the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of a 2-dose primary series of BNT162b2 OMI, and as a booster (third, fourth or fifth) dose - Participants in Cohort 1 will have completed a 2-dose primary series of BNT162b2 (30-µg doses), with their last dose 90 to 240 days prior to enrolment - Participants in Cohort 2 will be enrolled from Study C4591001 and C4591031 Substudy A and will have completed a 2-dose primary series and received a single booster (third) dose of BNT162b2, with their last dose 90 to 180 days prior to randomization - Participants in Cohort 3 who are COVID-19 vaccine-naïve and have not experienced COVID-19 will be enrolled to receive 2 doses (primary series) of BNT162b2 OMI, 3 weeks apart, with a third dose approximately 5 months later. - In healthy adults 18 to 55 years of age - The duration of the study for each participant will be up to approximately 12 months. - The study will be conducted in the United States and South Africa Substudy E: This study will assess the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of high-dose BNT162b2 (60 µg), high-dose BNT162b2 OMI (60 µg), and a high-dose combination of BNT162b2 and BNT162b2 OMI at 60 µg (30 µg each), given as a single dose - In healthy adults > 55 years of age and older who have received 3 prior doses of BNT162b2 (30 µg) with the most recent dose being 5 to 12 months prior to randomization - The duration of the study for each participant will be approximately 6 months. - The study will be conducted in the United States Substudy F: This study will assess the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of high-dose BNT162b2 (60 µg), high-dose BNT162b2 OMI (60 µg), and a high-dose combination of BNT162b2 and BNT162b2 OMI at 60 µg (30 µg each), given as a single dose. - In healthy adults 60 years of age and older who have received 3 prior doses of BNT162b2 (30 µg) with the most recent dose being ≥4 months prior to randomization - The duration of the study for each participant will be approximately 6 months. - The study will be conducted in Israel

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2021

open study

Palliative Care Educator
Boston Medical Center Advance Care Planning Palliative Care Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Doctor-patient Communication Video Decision Aids
The investigators propose to conduct a stepped wedge cluster randomized trial of an advance care planning (ACP) educator-led intervention among hospitalized patients aged 65 and over, or any patient with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and their proxy decision-makers... expand

The investigators propose to conduct a stepped wedge cluster randomized trial of an advance care planning (ACP) educator-led intervention among hospitalized patients aged 65 and over, or any patient with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and their proxy decision-makers in the ward and ICU settings of two major hospitals: Boston Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital in New York. Patient outcomes will be abstracted from electronic health records with Natural Language Processing. The effectiveness of the intervention will be evaluated by comparing the following outcomes among 9,000 hospitalized patients (Aim 1): ACP documentation; preferences for resuscitation; palliative care consults; and, hospice use. The investigators will characterize caregiver-centered outcomes of patients with ADRD, including (Aim 2): (1) knowledge, (2) confidence in future care, (3) communication satisfaction, and (4) decisional certainty in 600 caregivers of patients with ADRD admitted to the hospital. COVID-19 poses a unique dilemma for older Americans and patients with ADRD and their caregivers, who must balance their desire to live against the risk of a lonely and potentially traumatic hospital death. Video decision support is a practical, evidence-based, and innovative approach to assist patients facing such choices. If proven effective, this innovative care model can be immediately deployed across the country to improve the quality of care for millions of Americans.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2021

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Ultrasound-Based Liver Fat Quantification (LFQ) Pilot Study
Philips Clinical & Medical Affairs Global Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
This clinical study will involve performing a series of medical imaging procedures of the abdomen using both ultrasound and MRI modalities in subjects at risk for or already diagnosed with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). The primary objective of this clinical study... expand

This clinical study will involve performing a series of medical imaging procedures of the abdomen using both ultrasound and MRI modalities in subjects at risk for or already diagnosed with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). The primary objective of this clinical study is to evaluate the clinical feasibility of an investigational ultrasound technique for quantifying liver fat by comparing specific ultrasound-derived biomarkers with the liver fat percentage obtained from MRI Proton Density Fat Fraction (MRI-PDFF) measurements. All subjects enrolled in this study will undergo two investigational abdominal ultrasound examinations using the Philips EPIQ Ultrasound System and one MRI PDFF examination according to the clinical standard of care.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2020

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RECLEAN Pilot Study
Boston University Lead Poisoning
This is an exposure assessment pilot study tailored for families of construction workers living with a child. The investigators will compare home dust metal levels and resident's blood metal levels before and after an educational and environmental intervention. A baseline... expand

This is an exposure assessment pilot study tailored for families of construction workers living with a child. The investigators will compare home dust metal levels and resident's blood metal levels before and after an educational and environmental intervention. A baseline and a post intervention period assessment will be conducted with home and car lead inspections and risk assessments with collection of dust, urine, blood and toenail samples and a survey. Objectives of this research are to: 1. To characterize pre-intervention home exposures to lead and other metals in households with one construction worker inhabitant living with a child, by assessing household members' biospecimens and home dust metal levels. 2. To develop and evaluate customized home interventions (including environmental and educational approaches) to reduce metals exposure in three tiers of intervention. 3. To characterize home exposures to lead and other metals post intervention and determine adapted behaviors and whether the degree of metals exposure reduction (including take home exposures) in the households depends on the level of intervention.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2021

open study

Novolog vs. Fiasp Insulin in Non-critically Ill Hospitalized Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Boston Medical Center Type 2 Diabetes Treated With Insulin
Hyperglycemia affects 30-40% of hospitalized patients. Despite the fact that basal/bolus insulin therapy has been demonstrated to improve glycemic control and clinical outcomes in patients, achieving good glucose control remains a challenge. This study examines the effects... expand

Hyperglycemia affects 30-40% of hospitalized patients. Despite the fact that basal/bolus insulin therapy has been demonstrated to improve glycemic control and clinical outcomes in patients, achieving good glucose control remains a challenge. This study examines the effects of Fiasp (a faster acting insulin) on blood sugars after meals compared to another type of insulin known as Novolog. The study will be performed in patients with type 2 diabetes admitted to the hospital, who are not in the intensive care unit, and who are being seen by the inpatient diabetes consult team. Eligible participants will be treated with Fiasp or Novolog injected multiple times a day before meals and at bedtime, in addition to a once daily injection of insulin glargine as basal insulin. Which type of meal time insulin (Fiasp vs Novolog) the subject gets is decided by chance, like the flip of a coin. Insulin doses will be started and titrated based on a protocol. All the subjects will wear a blinded continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)) sensor placed in their arm which they will wear for 72 hours during the study. The glucose values from the CGM, collected during the time it is worn, will be downloaded and compared to assess the response to the two different types of insulins - Fiasp and Novolog. The goal is to determine if Fiasp works as well as or better than Novolog in controlling blood sugars, particularly after meals, in the subjects of the study.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2020

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Right-Size Clinic Visits Using Memora Platform for PROMIS
Boston Medical Center Orthopedic Disorders
Developing novel methods of patient communication is crucial in providing value-based care to orthopedic patients. Healthcare technology platforms have been developed to improve patient communication methods particularly for the administration of patient-reported outcome measures... expand

Developing novel methods of patient communication is crucial in providing value-based care to orthopedic patients. Healthcare technology platforms have been developed to improve patient communication methods particularly for the administration of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). However, the majority of these interventions rely on web-based platforms that require patients to have computer access. Among American households earning less than $30,000 per year, only 59% have access to a desktop or laptop and just 47% have broadband internet at home compared to mobile phone penetration which is estimated at 95% of which 93% regularly use text messages. The use of phone messaging may be the most effective means to have patients complete PROMs. The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) is an NIH-funded, clinically validated method of tracking patient-reported outcomes to efficiently assess patient health status. PROMIS utilizes Item Response Theory (IRT) and computerized adaptive testing (CAT) to improve measurement precision and decrease survey time as compared to traditional PROMs. The purpose of this two-phase study is to utilize Memora Health's text-messaging platform to collect web-based PROMIS CAT surveys from patients (Phase 1) and use this information to right-size clinic visits (Phase 2).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2021

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A Randomized Trial to Evaluate Sequential vs Simultaneous Patching
Jaeb Center for Health Research Amblyopia
A randomized trial to determine whether simultaneous treatment with spectacles and patching has an equivalent VA outcome compared with sequential treatment, first with spectacles alone followed by patching (if needed), for previously untreated amblyopia in children 3 to <13... expand

A randomized trial to determine whether simultaneous treatment with spectacles and patching has an equivalent VA outcome compared with sequential treatment, first with spectacles alone followed by patching (if needed), for previously untreated amblyopia in children 3 to <13 years of age.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2020

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EXHIT ENTRE Comparative Effectiveness Trial
Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute Substance Use Disorder Opioid Use Disorder, Moderate Opioid Use Disorder, Severe
This study is a multi-site open-label randomized comparative effectiveness trial of a 28-day formulation of extended-release buprenorphine (XR-BUP) versus treatment as usual (TAU) for hospitalized patients with a moderate or severe opioid use disorder (OUD) seen by an addiction... expand

This study is a multi-site open-label randomized comparative effectiveness trial of a 28-day formulation of extended-release buprenorphine (XR-BUP) versus treatment as usual (TAU) for hospitalized patients with a moderate or severe opioid use disorder (OUD) seen by an addiction consultation service (ACS) and agreeing to initiate a medication for OUD (MOUD). Participants will be randomly assigned to XR-BUP or TAU to be received within 72 hours of anticipated hospital discharge. Follow up will occur at approximately 34, 90, and 180 days following hospital discharge.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2021

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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

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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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Group-based Mindfulness for Chronic Pain in the Primary Care Setting
Boston Medical Center Chronic Pain Back Pain
The purpose of this pragmatic clinical trial (PCT) research is to determine whether a group-visit approach modeled on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction can improve function for persons with chronic low back pain. This will be done by an embedded PCT within the evidence-based... expand

The purpose of this pragmatic clinical trial (PCT) research is to determine whether a group-visit approach modeled on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction can improve function for persons with chronic low back pain. This will be done by an embedded PCT within the evidence-based "OPTIMUM" (Optimizing Pain Treatment In Medical settings Using Mindfulness) program.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2021

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Metformin in Alzheimer's Dementia Prevention
Columbia University Mild Cognitive Impairment
MAP will be a multisite phase II/III 1:1 randomized controlled trial (RCT) of long acting metformin (reduced mass Glucophage XR) vs. matching placebo in 370 men and women with early and late aMCI, without diabetes, not treated with metformin, overweight or obese, aged 55 years... expand

MAP will be a multisite phase II/III 1:1 randomized controlled trial (RCT) of long acting metformin (reduced mass Glucophage XR) vs. matching placebo in 370 men and women with early and late aMCI, without diabetes, not treated with metformin, overweight or obese, aged 55 years to 90 years. The RCT will last 24 months and have 5 visits: baseline, 6-months, 12-months, 18-months, and 24-months. The RCT will be preceded by a screening phase followed by randomization and a titration period in which drug/placebo will be titrated from 500 mg a day (one tablet) to 2,000 mg a day (4 tablets), in increments of 500 mg (one tablet) every 10 days. Participants will remain in the RCT on the tolerated dose, and included in analyses on an intent to treat basis. We expect the attrition rate to be 10%/year. Neuropsychological battery, clinical interviews, physical exam, and phlebotomy will be conducted at baseline and every 6 months. Brain MRI will be conducted in approximately half of the participants (186) twice, at baseline, and after the last study visit at month 24. We will also conduct brain amyloid Positron Emission Tomography (PET) using 18F-Florbetaben, and tau PET using 18F-MK6240 in half of the participants at baseline and end of the RCT. The primary clinical outcome of the study will be changes in the Free and Cued Selective Reminding Test. The secondary clinical outcome will be changes in the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study Preclinical Alzheimer's Cognitive Composite. Secondary subclinical outcomes will be changes in cortical thickness AD signature areas, changes in white matter hyperintensity volume, changes in brain amyloid burden, changes in brain tau burden, and changes in plasma biomarkers of amyloid, tau, and neurodegeneration. The data coordinating center and Imaging Core is located at John Hopkins University. The PET coordinating center is located at UC-Berkeley. The Clinical Coordinating and Monitoring Center and the central laboratory will be located at Columbia. The Research pharmacy function will be shared by the University of Rochester, which will dispense randomization kits, and the University of Iowa, which will receive bulk metformin and identical matching placebo from EMD Serono.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2021

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Sickle Cell Disease and CardiovAscular Risk - Red Cell Exchange Trial (SCD-CARRE)
Mark Gladwin Sickle Cell Disease
The SCD-CARRE trial is a Phase 3, prospective, randomized, multicenter, controlled, parallel two-arm study aimed to determine if automated exchange blood transfusion and standard of care administered to high mortality risk adult SCD patients reduces the total number of episodes... expand

The SCD-CARRE trial is a Phase 3, prospective, randomized, multicenter, controlled, parallel two-arm study aimed to determine if automated exchange blood transfusion and standard of care administered to high mortality risk adult SCD patients reduces the total number of episodes of clinical worsening of SCD requiring acute health care encounters (non-elective infusion center/ER/hospital visits) or resulting in death over 12 months as compared with standard of care.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2020

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A Study of Tepotinib Plus Osimertinib in Osimertinib Relapsed MET Amplified NSCLC (INSIGHT 2)
EMD Serono Research & Development Institute, Inc. Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
This study will assess the antitumor activity, safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of the Mesenchymal-epithelial Transition Factor (MET) inhibitor tepotinib combined with the 3rd generation EGFR inhibitor osimertinib in participants with advanced or metastatic... expand

This study will assess the antitumor activity, safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of the Mesenchymal-epithelial Transition Factor (MET) inhibitor tepotinib combined with the 3rd generation EGFR inhibitor osimertinib in participants with advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

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Trial of Parkinson's And Zoledronic Acid
California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute Parkinson Disease Osteoporosis Parkinsonism Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonism Atypical Parkinsonism
This home-based study is a randomized (1:1) placebo-controlled trial of a single infusion of zoledronic acid-5 mg (ZA) for the prevention of fractures in men and women aged 60 years and older with Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism with at least 2 years of follow-up. A total... expand

This home-based study is a randomized (1:1) placebo-controlled trial of a single infusion of zoledronic acid-5 mg (ZA) for the prevention of fractures in men and women aged 60 years and older with Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism with at least 2 years of follow-up. A total of 3500 participants will be enrolled and randomized in the United States. Participants, follow-up outcome assessors, and study investigators will be blinded to assigned study treatment. This trial is funded by the National Institute of Aging.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2019

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