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The Impact of Prehabilitation
Boston Medical Center Post Operative Complications
While numerous studies have assessed the promising impacts of prehabilitation, there is a lack of prehabilitation research within lower socioeconomic patient populations. Often for prehabilitation studies, patients are heavily involved in full scale exercise and nutrition programs weeks before the... expand

While numerous studies have assessed the promising impacts of prehabilitation, there is a lack of prehabilitation research within lower socioeconomic patient populations. Often for prehabilitation studies, patients are heavily involved in full scale exercise and nutrition programs weeks before the scheduled procedure. In underserved populations, programs such as these are often not feasible due to lack of transport, resources, and other barriers to healthcare. The investigators seek to evaluate the effectiveness of inexpensive interventions in lower socioeconomic populations. The investigators hypothesize that barriers to prehabilitation are environmental and that prehabilitation interventions tailored for lower socioeconomic (SES) populations will improve time to discharge, mobility, and in turn, readmission rates. The participants for this clinical trial will be seen four times: initially at the preoperative surgical clinic (6-8 weeks prior to surgery), 1-2 days preop at a pre-procedure clinic, postoperative in the inpatient setting (as soon as the participant is able to ambulate during their hospital stay), and in the postoperative surgical clinic at the postoperative visit. Patients will be within the general surgery, colorectal, and surgical oncology departments at Boston Medical Center (BMC). The anticipated sample size is 60 participants (30 in the intervention/prehabilitation arm and 30 in the control/usual care arm). Participants in the intervention arm will participate in a mobility and step tracking intervention aimed at improving postoperative outcomes. The control group will follow routine standard of care at BMC for preoperative and postoperative care.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2024

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MAGNITUDE: A Phase 3 Study of NTLA-2001 in Participants With Transthyretin Amyloidosis With Cardiomyopathy...
Intellia Therapeutics Transthyretin Amyloidosis (ATTR) With Cardiomyopathy
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a single dose of NTLA-2001 compared to placebo in participants with ATTR-CM. expand

To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a single dose of NTLA-2001 compared to placebo in participants with ATTR-CM.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2023

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Improving Memory in Alzheimer's Disease With Noninvasive Brain Stimulation
Boston University Charles River Campus Alzheimer Disease
The investigators will evaluate the theory that Alzheimer's disease-related memory impairment derives from the inefficient orchestration of rhythmic activity at the level of large-scale cortical networks. The results as expected to elucidate AD-related pathophysiology and set groundwork for the development... expand

The investigators will evaluate the theory that Alzheimer's disease-related memory impairment derives from the inefficient orchestration of rhythmic activity at the level of large-scale cortical networks. The results as expected to elucidate AD-related pathophysiology and set groundwork for the development of drug-free interventions for improving memory in AD and related dementias.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2023

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TRADE: Dose Escalation Tolerability of Abemaciclib in HR+ HER2- Early Stage Breast Cancer
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Early-stage Breast Cancer High Risk Breast Carcinoma
In this research study, investigators are testing if a dose-increasing strategy for abemaciclib will have less side effects and be better tolerated than the standard dosage of abemaciclib for participants with early-stage high-risk hormone receptor positive breast cancer. The names of the study... expand

In this research study, investigators are testing if a dose-increasing strategy for abemaciclib will have less side effects and be better tolerated than the standard dosage of abemaciclib for participants with early-stage high-risk hormone receptor positive breast cancer. The names of the study drugs involved in this study are: - Abemaciclib (CDK4 and CDK6 inhibitor) - Tamoxifen (Selective estrogen receptor modulator) - Anastrozole/Letrozole (Non-steroidal aromatase inhibitors) - Exemestane (steroidal aromatase inhibitor) - LHRH (Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist, or Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist)

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2023

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Prehospital Telemedicine Feasibility/Acceptability Pilot
Boston Medical Center Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Teleconsultation, or the use of video telecommunications technology to deliver expert recommendations for care remotely, has been used to improve the safety and quality of emergency care for children in hospital-based acute care settings by providing real-time access to remote pediatric physician... expand

Teleconsultation, or the use of video telecommunications technology to deliver expert recommendations for care remotely, has been used to improve the safety and quality of emergency care for children in hospital-based acute care settings by providing real-time access to remote pediatric physician experts. Whether extending teleconsultation as a patient safety intervention to emergency medical systems (EMS) outside hospitals can similarly benefit sick and injured children in the community is unknown. Advances in mobile technology have made teleconsultation more accessible and affordable for EMS systems. However, this intervention has been underutilized by EMS partially due to the lack of prehospital research supporting its efficacy for pediatric applications. In prior simulation studies, the investigators found high intervention acceptance among key stakeholder groups (pediatric emergency physicians and paramedics), and demonstrated that it was feasible to integrate video communication into prehospital clinical workflows involving critical care delivery in high-risk pediatric scenarios. These initial simulation studies were conducted in a controlled prehospital setting in static ambulances using infant simulator manikins to minimize risk to children and providers. Demonstrating feasibility and acceptability with real children in moving ambulances is the next step to build the necessary evidence base to support future planned prehospital efficacy trials with children. The investigators hypothesize that remote respiratory assessment of children by medical control physicians (expert physicians) using a mobile teleconsultation platform is acceptable to users (physicians and transport providers), and technically feasible in real transports.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2024

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Support Via Online Social Networks to Promote Safe Infant Care Practices
University of Virginia Breastfeeding Infant Death Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Without Mention of Autopsy
This study aims to improve adherence to American Academy of Pediatrics safe sleep (SS) recommendations and improve rates of initiation and duration of partial and exclusive breastfeeding (BF); and reduce Black/White disparities in these practices through the use of private Facebook groups providing... expand

This study aims to improve adherence to American Academy of Pediatrics safe sleep (SS) recommendations and improve rates of initiation and duration of partial and exclusive breastfeeding (BF); and reduce Black/White disparities in these practices through the use of private Facebook groups providing a) evidence-based education through videos and other multi-media supporting best practices and b) an online community and social network of other pregnant WIC clients and new parents.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2024

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Study to Check the Safety of Fazirsiran and Learn if Fazirsiran Can Help People With Liver Disease and...
Takeda Alpha1-Antitrypsin Deficiency
The main aim of this study is to learn if fazirsiran reduces liver scarring (fibrosis) compared to placebo. Other aims are to learn if fazirsiran slows down the disease worsening in the liver, to get information on how fazirsiran affects the body (called pharmacodynamics), to learn if fazirsiran reduces... expand

The main aim of this study is to learn if fazirsiran reduces liver scarring (fibrosis) compared to placebo. Other aims are to learn if fazirsiran slows down the disease worsening in the liver, to get information on how fazirsiran affects the body (called pharmacodynamics), to learn if fazirsiran reduces other liver injury (inflammation) and the abnormal Z-AAT protein in the liver, to get information on how the body processes fazirsiran (called pharmacokinetics), to test how well fazirsiran works compared with a placebo in improving measures of liver scarring including imaging and liver biomarkers (substances in the blood that the body normally makes and help show if liver function is improving, staying the same, or getting worse) as well as to check for side effects in participants treated with fazirsiran compared with those who received placebo. Participants will either receive fazirsiran or placebo. Liver biopsies, a way of collecting a small tissue sample from the liver, will be taken twice during this study.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2023

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RECOVER-VITAL: Platform Protocol to Measure the Effects of Antiviral Therapies on Long COVID Symptoms
Kanecia Obie Zimmerman Long COVID Long Covid19
This study is a platform protocol designed to be flexible so that it is suitable for a wide range of settings within health care systems and in community settings where it can be integrated into COVID-19 programs and subsequent treatment plans. This protocol is a prospective, multi-center, multi-arm,... expand

This study is a platform protocol designed to be flexible so that it is suitable for a wide range of settings within health care systems and in community settings where it can be integrated into COVID-19 programs and subsequent treatment plans. This protocol is a prospective, multi-center, multi-arm, double-blind, randomized, controlled platform trial with different interventions organized as appendices to the protocol. Each appendix (or sub-study) evaluates potential mechanisms of action, efficacy, and safety of antivirals and other therapeutics in individuals with PASC, according to the platform protocol objectives. The hypothesis is that persistent viral infection, viral reactivation, and/or overactive/chronic immune response and inflammation are underlying contributors to PASC and that antiviral and other applicable therapies may result in viral clearance or decreased inflammation and improvement in PASC symptoms.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2023

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ABTECT - Maintenance
Abivax S.A. Ulcerative Colitis
This is a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of ABX464 50mg and 25mg administered once daily (QD) as maintenance therapy in subjects with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis who have inadequate response, no response, a loss... expand

This is a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of ABX464 50mg and 25mg administered once daily (QD) as maintenance therapy in subjects with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis who have inadequate response, no response, a loss of response, or an intolerance to either conventional therapies [corticosteroids, immunosuppressant (i.e. azathioprine, 6-mercaptopurine, methotrexate)] and/or advanced therapies [biologics (TNF inhibitors, anti-integrins, anti-IL-23), and/or S1P receptor modulators, and/or JAK inhibitors]. This study is the maintenance phase of both previous induction studies ABX464-105 and ABX464-106.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2023

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Treatment for Antepartum Posttraumatic Stress Disorder/PTSD Study
Boston University PTSD
The majority of women with perinatal posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) do not receive mental health treatment despite the documented associations between PTSD and adverse pregnancy outcomes; this is likely due to workforce shortages, lack of data on the effectiveness of existing evidence-based... expand

The majority of women with perinatal posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) do not receive mental health treatment despite the documented associations between PTSD and adverse pregnancy outcomes; this is likely due to workforce shortages, lack of data on the effectiveness of existing evidence-based treatment for PTSD in usual care obstetrics settings, and patient-level barriers to engagement such as stigma. The proposed study is a randomized controlled trial, which will examine the effectiveness of a brief evidence-based treatment for PTSD (i.e., Written Exposure Therapy) during pregnancy and the non-inferiority of delivery of this treatment by community health workers vs. delivery by mental health clinicians.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2023

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VE202 in Patients With Mild-to-Moderate Ulcerative Colitis
Vedanta Biosciences, Inc. Ulcerative Colitis Colitis, Ulcerative
A Phase 2 study to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and microbiota changes of VE202 in patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis (UC). expand

A Phase 2 study to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and microbiota changes of VE202 in patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis (UC).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2023

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VIGOR: Virtual Genome Center for Infant Health
Boston Children's Hospital Genetics Disease Genetics/Birth Defects Genetic Predisposition to Disease
This study will provide rigorous evaluation of implementing a virtual genome center into community clinical settings without highly specialized resources, thereby offering generalizable insights as to how best to implement genomic medicine at scale and for other age groups. This intervention has great... expand

This study will provide rigorous evaluation of implementing a virtual genome center into community clinical settings without highly specialized resources, thereby offering generalizable insights as to how best to implement genomic medicine at scale and for other age groups. This intervention has great potential to address disparities in genomic medicine among low-income and underrepresented minority (URM) populations and will enhance capacity for providers and health systems to utilize highly specialized genomic techniques in their communities. The goal of this study is to achieve equitable access to state-of-the-art genomic medical care to sick newborns in community centers that predominately care for low-income and racial/ethnic minority populations through the creation of a virtual genome center (VIGOR). VIGOR will provide a venue for physician and family education, genomic expert consultation, reanalysis of unsolved sequencing data, and access to cutting edge therapeutic innovation, thereby facilitating institutionalization of genomic best practices in community settings, and not just highly specialized referral centers.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Mar 2022

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Oxbryta® Product Registry An Observational Study Designed to Evaluate the Effect of Oxbryta in Individuals...
Pfizer Sickle Cell Disease
This registry is an observational study designed to evaluate the effect of Oxbryta in individuals with SCD in a real-world setting. expand

This registry is an observational study designed to evaluate the effect of Oxbryta in individuals with SCD in a real-world setting.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Nov 2021

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EXHIT ENTRE Implementation Trial of High Intensity Versus Low Intensity Strategy
Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute Substance Use Disorders Opioid Use Disorder, Severe Opioid Use Disorder, Moderate
This study is a multi-site, cluster randomized, two group implementation trial comparing a low- versus high-intensity implementation strategy for supporting hospital-based opioid use disorder treatment (HBOT) in community hospital settings where medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) treatment... expand

This study is a multi-site, cluster randomized, two group implementation trial comparing a low- versus high-intensity implementation strategy for supporting hospital-based opioid use disorder treatment (HBOT) in community hospital settings where medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) treatment has not been implemented.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2021

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Study of Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of DFV890 in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis
This is a double-blinded, two-arm, phase II study to assess efficacy, safety and tolerability of DFV890 in participants with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. The study includes a screening period, a treatment period and a follow-up period. At most, the study duration is 21 weeks. expand

This is a double-blinded, two-arm, phase II study to assess efficacy, safety and tolerability of DFV890 in participants with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. The study includes a screening period, a treatment period and a follow-up period. At most, the study duration is 21 weeks.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2021

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Venetoclax, MLN9708 (Ixazomib Citrate) and Dexamethasone for the Treatment of Relapsed or Refractory...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) AL Amyloidosis
This phase I/Ia trial finds the best dose and side effects of venetoclax given in combination with ixazomib citrate and dexamethasone in treating patients with light chain amyloidosis that has come back (relapsed) or does not respond to treatment (refractory) and who have an abnormal genetic change... expand

This phase I/Ia trial finds the best dose and side effects of venetoclax given in combination with ixazomib citrate and dexamethasone in treating patients with light chain amyloidosis that has come back (relapsed) or does not respond to treatment (refractory) and who have an abnormal genetic change [translocation t(11;14)]. Venetoclax is in a class of medications called B-cell lymphoma-2 (BCL-2) inhibitors. It may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking Bcl-2, a protein needed for cancer cell survival. Ixazomib citrate is in a class of medications called proteasome inhibitors. It works by helping to kill cancer cells. Anti-inflammatory drugs such as dexamethasone reduce inflammation by lowering the body's immune response and are used with other drugs in the treatment of some types of cancer. Combination therapy with venetoclax, ixazomib citrate and dexamethasone may be effective in treatment of relapsed or refractory light chain amyloidosis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2022

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VR Smoking Cessation During a Dental Hygiene Visit
Boston University Smoking Cessation
The goal of this randomized controlled trial (RCT) is to test whether a smoking cessation induction intervention delivered during a dental cleaning appointment increases the utilization of evidence-based treatments (EBTs) for smoking cessation within 7 months post-dental cleaning appointment. Approximately... expand

The goal of this randomized controlled trial (RCT) is to test whether a smoking cessation induction intervention delivered during a dental cleaning appointment increases the utilization of evidence-based treatments (EBTs) for smoking cessation within 7 months post-dental cleaning appointment. Approximately 400 cigarette smokers who are scheduled for a dental cleaning appointment at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine (BUGSDM) patient treatment center will be recruited and enrolled. Participants will be randomized to either the intervention or control group

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2021

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Using Biomarkers to Help Guide Safe Immunotherapy Discontinuation in Patients With Unresectable Stage...
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Advanced Melanoma Clinical Stage III Cutaneous Melanoma AJCC v8 Clinical Stage IV Cutaneous Melanoma AJCC v8 Melanoma of Unknown Primary Pathologic Stage IIIB Cutaneous Melanoma AJCC v8
This phase II trial investigates how well biomarkers on PET/CT imaging drive early discontinuation of anti-PD-1 therapy in patients with stage IIIB-IV melanoma that cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). Anti-PD-1 therapy has become a standard therapy option for patients with unresectable melanoma.... expand

This phase II trial investigates how well biomarkers on PET/CT imaging drive early discontinuation of anti-PD-1 therapy in patients with stage IIIB-IV melanoma that cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). Anti-PD-1 therapy has become a standard therapy option for patients with unresectable melanoma. This trial is being done to determine if doctors can safely shorten the use of standard of care anti-PD1 therapy for melanoma by using biomarkers seen on PET/CT imaging and tumor biopsy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2021

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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 consultation service... 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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Daratumumab, Pomalidomide, and Dexamethasone (DPd) in Relapsed/Refractory Light Chain Amyloidosis Patients...
Weill Medical College of Cornell University Amyloid AL Amyloidosis Refractory AL Amyloidosis
This study will test the hypothesis that in patients with previous daratumumab exposure, combination therapy of daratumumab, pomalidomide, and dexamethasone (DPd) will yield higher complete remission (CR) rates in relapsed/refractory amyloidosis than historical pomalidomide/dexamethasone treatment. expand

This study will test the hypothesis that in patients with previous daratumumab exposure, combination therapy of daratumumab, pomalidomide, and dexamethasone (DPd) will yield higher complete remission (CR) rates in relapsed/refractory amyloidosis than historical pomalidomide/dexamethasone treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2021

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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, work in different... 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: Jan 2020

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Improving Preschool Outcomes by Addressing Maternal Depression in Head Start
Brown University Maternal Depression
Within a research network of Head Start centers in Massachusetts, an efficacy trial of a stepped-care intervention (SCI) to address maternal depression, using intervention components that both prevent depression and help those in major depressive episode (MDE) engage with care, will be conducted.... expand

Within a research network of Head Start centers in Massachusetts, an efficacy trial of a stepped-care intervention (SCI) to address maternal depression, using intervention components that both prevent depression and help those in major depressive episode (MDE) engage with care, will be conducted. Both the prevention and engagement components of the model have strong, supportive randomized trial evidence for both their efficacy and safety; but they have yet to be synthesized and tested within a coordinated intervention, applicable to a broad population base. Stepped-care interventions are commonly used in mental health service projects, in which the intensity or type of service is calibrated to the severity of illness.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2023

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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 help reduce the need for... 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: Sep 2017

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Monitoring Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Response in Breast Cancer Patients Using Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic...
Boston Medical Center Breast Cancer
This study seeks to enroll women with breast cancer undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy to evaluate the efficacy of an investigational imaging technology known as Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy Imaging (DOSI) in predicting patient response to chemotherapy treatment. DOSI is a noninvasive imaging method... expand

This study seeks to enroll women with breast cancer undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy to evaluate the efficacy of an investigational imaging technology known as Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy Imaging (DOSI) in predicting patient response to chemotherapy treatment. DOSI is a noninvasive imaging method that uses harmless near-infrared light using simple wearable probes held against the skin by transparent dressings to predict tumor metabolic activity. It uses nonionizing radiation, requires no external contrast agent and uses low light exposure to human tissue. DOSI scans can be performed frequently at the bedside in settings such as a doctor's office or infusion center.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2015

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Protocol CAUSE-03 / CHEETAH
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Asthma
This is a one-year longitudinal, observational study of 250 urban children and adolescents with asthma and 60 without asthma, ages 6-17 years old. Participants with asthma will require daily controller therapy with inhaled corticosteroids ICS (at least Step 2 therapy). Those without asthma cannot... expand

This is a one-year longitudinal, observational study of 250 urban children and adolescents with asthma and 60 without asthma, ages 6-17 years old. Participants with asthma will require daily controller therapy with inhaled corticosteroids ICS (at least Step 2 therapy). Those without asthma cannot have used asthma medications in the year prior to enrollment and cannot demonstrate bronchodilator reversibility at baseline. Phenotypic characteristics will be established at baseline, and the participants will be seen at scheduled visits over 12 months. Each participant will be asked to monitor and self-report cold symptoms and will be asked to complete up to three cold visits

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2024

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