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The Effect of Footwear Generated Biomechanical Manipulation on Symptoms of Stress Urinary Incontinence
Montefiore Medical Center Pelvic Floor Disorders Stress Urinary Incontinence
FGBMM (footwear generated biomechanical manipulation) effects neuromuscular patterns of pelvic muscles. While there have been no published studies to our knowledge investigating the effect of FGBMM on urinary incontinence, FGBMM causes perturbations in balance and gait that create... expand

FGBMM (footwear generated biomechanical manipulation) effects neuromuscular patterns of pelvic muscles. While there have been no published studies to our knowledge investigating the effect of FGBMM on urinary incontinence, FGBMM causes perturbations in balance and gait that create dynamics similar to dynamic lumbosacral stabilization exercises. The investigators propose that FGBMM induces the same bio-mechanical improvements as LPSE (lumbopelvic stabilization exercises) which have shown benefit for incontinence. Instead of instructing patients to co-contract the lower trunk and pelvic floor muscles as commonly done for LPSE, the shoes used in FGBMM can be calibrated in a way that causes this co-contraction to occur without the patient realizing. Beneficial pelvis and spine positioning can also be accomplished by strategic placement of the pods without having to instruct the patient on complicated maneuvers. Capitalizing on the excellent adherence and clinical benefits of FGBMM on related conditions, the investigators propose to evaluate the effects of FGBMM in addition to pelvic floor therapy for improving the symptoms of stress urinary incontinence in an urban inner city population.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

Study of Voicing My CHOiCES as a Tool for Advanced Care Planning in Young Adults With Cancer
National Cancer Institute (NCI) HIV Cancer Chronic Granulomatous Disease Dock 8 Deficiency
Background: - There are very few documents to help young adults living with advanced cancer discuss their concerns and end-of-life preferences. A new document, Voicing My CHOiCES, allows young adults to explain what kind of care they would want if they became unable to communicate... expand

Background: - There are very few documents to help young adults living with advanced cancer discuss their concerns and end-of-life preferences. A new document, Voicing My CHOiCES, allows young adults to explain what kind of care they would want if they became unable to communicate or make medical decisions on their own. Researchers want to study if this document is helpful. Objective: - To study if Voicing My CHOiCES can reduce anxiety, improve sense of support, and improve communication about advanced care planning. Eligibility: - Adults 18 to 39 years old being treated for cancer. Design: - Participants will answer questions about their age, gender, employment, religion, health, and marital status. They will also complete several brief questionnaires: 1. General Anxiety Short Form 2. Peace, Equanimity and Acceptance in the Cancer Experience 3. Functional Assessment of Social Support 4. Quality of Communication 5. Prior Communication about Advanced Care Planning - Then a health care professional will introduce Voicing My CHOiCES . Participants will review the document and comment on parts they find relevant. They will also say if any important items are missing. Participants will complete 3 pages of the document with the assistance of a health care provider. They will be asked for positive and negative observations. - The second stage of the study will take place about 1 month later. Participants will repeat the brief questionnaires listed above. They will be asked if they shared any of the preferences they described when completing the 3 pages of Voicing My CHOiCES during visit 1 with a family member, friend, or health care provider. Research staff will ask the participant for permission to contact the people they spoke with in order to learn whether their conversations about the document were helpful. They will ask for feedback on how to make Voicing My CHOiCES more helpful.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2014

open study

Motor Imagery Intervention for Improving Gait and Cognition in the Elderly
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Motor Activity
The investigators propose a single-blind randomized clinical trial to determine if seniors show improved mobility (walking speed) and cognition following motor imagery (imagined walking) training. They hypothesize that imagined walking can be used as a rehabilitative tool for... expand

The investigators propose a single-blind randomized clinical trial to determine if seniors show improved mobility (walking speed) and cognition following motor imagery (imagined walking) training. They hypothesize that imagined walking can be used as a rehabilitative tool for improving walking speed and cognition in the elderly, because it engages and strengthens similar neural systems as actual walking and cognition.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

Care Optimization Through Patient and Hospital Engagement Clinical Trial for Heart Failure
Duke University Heart Failure
CONNECT-HF is a large-scale, pragmatic, cluster-randomized clinical trial to evaluate the effect of a customized, multifaceted, health system-level quality-improvement (QI) program compared with usual care on heart failure (HF) outcomes and HF quality-of-care metrics. expand

CONNECT-HF is a large-scale, pragmatic, cluster-randomized clinical trial to evaluate the effect of a customized, multifaceted, health system-level quality-improvement (QI) program compared with usual care on heart failure (HF) outcomes and HF quality-of-care metrics.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2017

open study

Pediatric Inpatient Firearm Safety Study
Montefiore Medical Center Firearm Safety
There is currently no available data regarding using the inpatient setting as an opportunity to talk to parents/guardians about firearm safety. The investigators will be doing a pre-/post-intervention study to investigate the effect of an intervention (a 5.5 minute Be SMART video... expand

There is currently no available data regarding using the inpatient setting as an opportunity to talk to parents/guardians about firearm safety. The investigators will be doing a pre-/post-intervention study to investigate the effect of an intervention (a 5.5 minute Be SMART video and written materials developed by the organization Everytown for Gun Safety), on parental/legal guardian knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding firearm safety. While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the safest home for children is one without guns, the reality is that there are families with guns in the home. This non-political video focuses on ways to keep children safe from firearms. The investigators will also investigate any additional effect of physician-delivered counseling on parental/guardian knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding gun safety as compared to receiving the information solely via video and written materials. Participants will be randomized to 1 of 3 groups (intervention, intervention + MD discussion and control group). Outcomes will be assessed immediately post intervention and in a 30-day follow up phone call.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

Buprenorphine Group Medical Visits in Primary Care
Montefiore Medical Center Opioid-Related Disorders
The primary goal of this research is to improve the effectiveness of buprenorphine maintenance treatment (BMT) within primary care. Investigators propose that providing BMT as part of a group medical visit (instead of an individual visit) will improve treatment outcomes for... expand

The primary goal of this research is to improve the effectiveness of buprenorphine maintenance treatment (BMT) within primary care. Investigators propose that providing BMT as part of a group medical visit (instead of an individual visit) will improve treatment outcomes for patients with persistent opioid abuse, because members become accountable to the group, are exposed to beneficial habits of others (i.e. positive deviance), and can receive efficacious behavioral interventions concomitantly with medical management

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis (CTX) Prevalence Study
Retrophin, Inc. Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis (CTX)
This is an observational, multicenter study to determine the prevalence of Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis (CTX) in patient populations diagnosed with early-onset idiopathic bilateral cataracts. Patients who are potentially eligible for study participation will be identified through... expand

This is an observational, multicenter study to determine the prevalence of Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis (CTX) in patient populations diagnosed with early-onset idiopathic bilateral cataracts. Patients who are potentially eligible for study participation will be identified through a chart review of patients who were seen at each study site prior to that site's initiation, or by entering care at the site while the site is participating in the trial.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Sep 2015

open study

Abiraterone With Discontinuation of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Analogues in Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Montefiore Medical Center Prostatic Neoplasms
The goal of this study is to find out if patients with prostate cancer being treated with the medications abiraterone and prednisone can discontinue hormone injections (examples include leuprolide, goserelin, triptorelin and degarelix). Abiraterone and prednisone are pills used... expand

The goal of this study is to find out if patients with prostate cancer being treated with the medications abiraterone and prednisone can discontinue hormone injections (examples include leuprolide, goserelin, triptorelin and degarelix). Abiraterone and prednisone are pills used to treat patients with prostate cancer. When abiraterone and prednisone are used, hormone injections are usually continued to maintain a low testosterone level in the blood. This study is being done to find out if testosterone in the blood will stay low while abiraterone and prednisone are used without continued hormone injections.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2018

open study

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... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies digital tomosynthesis mammography and digital mammography in screening patients for breast cancer. Screening for breast cancer with tomosynthesis mammography may be superior to digital mammography for breast cancer screening and may help reduce the need for additional imaging or treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

open study

TRANSFORM-HF: ToRsemide compArisoN With furoSemide FORManagement of Heart Failure
Duke University Heart Failure
TRANSFORM-HF is a large-scale, pragmatic, randomized, unblinded clinical effectiveness study comparing torsemide versus furosemide as treatment for heart failure. Approximately 6,000 patients with heart failure will be enrolled. The primary objective of the TRANSFORM-HF study... expand

TRANSFORM-HF is a large-scale, pragmatic, randomized, unblinded clinical effectiveness study comparing torsemide versus furosemide as treatment for heart failure. Approximately 6,000 patients with heart failure will be enrolled. The primary objective of the TRANSFORM-HF study is to compare the treatment strategy of torsemide versus furosemide on clinical outcomes over 12 months in patients with heart failure who are hospitalized.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2018

open study

The REPLACE Registry
Retrophin, Inc. Bile Acid Synthesis Disorders
This is a prospective, observational, non-interventional patient registry designed to document long term safety and clinical outcomes for 10 years in patients treated with Cholbam/Kolbam, including those who have been using Cholbam/Kolbam and those who start Cholbam/Kolbam treatment... expand

This is a prospective, observational, non-interventional patient registry designed to document long term safety and clinical outcomes for 10 years in patients treated with Cholbam/Kolbam, including those who have been using Cholbam/Kolbam and those who start Cholbam/Kolbam treatment at enrollment.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Jul 2017

open study

Montefiore Medical Center Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Program
Montefiore Medical Center Parenting Family Relationships
The proposed program will flexibly provide an array of relationship promotion activities incorporating case management and job placement/career advancement activities: marriage and relationship education; pre-marital education and marriage skills; marriage enhancement and marriage... expand

The proposed program will flexibly provide an array of relationship promotion activities incorporating case management and job placement/career advancement activities: marriage and relationship education; pre-marital education and marriage skills; marriage enhancement and marriage skills for married couples; and divorce reduction and relationship skills. In addition, our proposed local evaluation will examine factors that might account for the observed impacts of attending relationship education programs (i.e., higher levels of relationship satisfaction), including dosage of workshops, relationship commitment and longevity, and skill learning.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jul 2016

open study

Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network
University of Michigan Minimal Change Disease (MCD) Membranous Nephropathy Glomerulosclerosis, Focal Segmental
Minimal change disease (MCD), focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), and Membranous nephropathy (MN), generate an enormous individual and societal financial burden, accounting for approximately 12% of prevalent end stage renal disease (ESRD) cases (2005) at an annual cost... expand

Minimal change disease (MCD), focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), and Membranous nephropathy (MN), generate an enormous individual and societal financial burden, accounting for approximately 12% of prevalent end stage renal disease (ESRD) cases (2005) at an annual cost in the US of more than $3 billion. However, the clinical classification of these diseases is widely believed to be inadequate by the scientific community. Given the poor understanding of MCD/FSGS and MN biology, it is not surprising that the available therapies are imperfect. The therapies lack a clear biological basis, and as many families have experienced, they are often not beneficial, and in fact may be significantly toxic. Given these observations, it is essential that research be conducted that address these serious obstacles to effectively caring for patients. In response to a request for applications by the National Institutes of Health, Office of Rare Diseases (NIH, ORD) for the creation of Rare Disease Clinical Research Consortia, a number of affiliated universities joined together with The NephCure Foundation the NIDDK, the ORDR, and the University of Michigan in collaboration towards the establishment of a Nephrotic Syndrome (NS) Rare Diseases Clinical Research Consortium. Through this consortium the investigators hope to understand the fundamental biology of these rare diseases and aim to bank long-term observational data and corresponding biological specimens for researchers to access and further enrich.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2010

open study

Assessing the Efficacy of Virtual Reality Analgesia (VRA) in Pediatric Patients for Pain Control
Montefiore Medical Center Pain
To evaluate the efficacy of virtual reality analgesia (VRA) for pediatric patients undergoing Botulinum toxin injections (BTI) for spasticity management. Patients will be assigned to one of three groups; one group of subjects will randomly be assigned to VRA intervention using... expand

To evaluate the efficacy of virtual reality analgesia (VRA) for pediatric patients undergoing Botulinum toxin injections (BTI) for spasticity management. Patients will be assigned to one of three groups; one group of subjects will randomly be assigned to VRA intervention using Google Cardboard Virtual reality head- mounted display powered by a iPod touch, a second group of subjects will receive VRA with Oculus Rift, and a third group of subjects will receive no intervention beyond standard sedation, anesthetic, and/or restraint—this group will serve as the control group.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

open study

The Selective Personalized Radio-Immunotherapy for Locally Advanced NSCLC Trial.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, NSCLC
The goal of this study is to explore if, for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients whose tumors have high levels of PD-L1 (a marker associated with benefits from immunotherapy), a combination of immunotherapy and a personalized 4-week radiotherapy course could... expand

The goal of this study is to explore if, for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients whose tumors have high levels of PD-L1 (a marker associated with benefits from immunotherapy), a combination of immunotherapy and a personalized 4-week radiotherapy course could be more effective than standard treatment, which is a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2018

open study

Abiraterone Acetate and Antiandrogen Therapy With or Without Cabazitaxel and Prednisone in Treating Patients...
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Castration Levels of Testosterone Castration-Resistant Prostate Carcinoma Metastatic Prostate Carcinoma in the Soft Tissue Prostate Carcinoma Metastatic in the Bone Stage IV Prostate Adenocarcinoma AJCC v7
This randomized phase II trial studies how well abiraterone acetate and antiandrogen therapy, with or without cabazitaxel and prednisone, work in treating patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer previously treated with docetaxel that has spread to other parts of the... expand

This randomized phase II trial studies how well abiraterone acetate and antiandrogen therapy, with or without cabazitaxel and prednisone, work in treating patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer previously treated with docetaxel that has spread to other parts of the body. Androgens can cause the growth of prostate cancer cells. Hormone therapy using abiraterone acetate and antiandrogen therapy may fight prostate cancer by lowering and/or blocking the use of androgens by the tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cabazitaxel and prednisone, 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 abiraterone acetate and antiandrogen therapy with or without cabazitaxel and prednisone may help kill more tumor cells.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2018

open study

PRECISION GRX Registry
Corindus Inc. Coronary Artery Disease
To collect data on the routine patterns of use, safety and effectiveness, including the clinical and technical performance of the CorPath GRX System, in the delivery and manipulation of coronary guidewires and stent/balloon catheters, and manipulation of guide catheters during... expand

To collect data on the routine patterns of use, safety and effectiveness, including the clinical and technical performance of the CorPath GRX System, in the delivery and manipulation of coronary guidewires and stent/balloon catheters, and manipulation of guide catheters during PCI procedures.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Platinum Based Chemotherapy or Capecitabine in Treating Patients With Residual Triple-Negative Basal-Like...
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Estrogen Receptor Negative HER2/Neu Negative Invasive Breast Carcinoma Progesterone Receptor Negative Stage II Breast Cancer
This randomized phase III trial studies how well cisplatin or carboplatin (platinum based chemotherapy) works compared to capecitabine in treating patients with remaining (residual) basal-like triple-negative breast cancer following chemotherapy after surgery (neoadjuvant). Drugs... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well cisplatin or carboplatin (platinum based chemotherapy) works compared to capecitabine in treating patients with remaining (residual) basal-like triple-negative breast cancer following chemotherapy after surgery (neoadjuvant). Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, carboplatin 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. It is not yet known whether cisplatin or carboplatin is more effective than capecitabine in treating patients with residual triple negative basal-like breast cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2015

open study

Low Dose Oral Methotrexate in Pediatric Crohn's Disease Patients Initiating Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor...
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Pediatric Crohn's Disease
The purpose of this study is to determine whether adding low dose methotrexate to anti -TNF therapy is more effective than treatment with anti-TNF therapy alone in inducing and maintaining steroid-free remission for children with Crohn's Disease. expand

The purpose of this study is to determine whether adding low dose methotrexate to anti -TNF therapy is more effective than treatment with anti-TNF therapy alone in inducing and maintaining steroid-free remission for children with Crohn's Disease.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2016

open study

Phase I Study of Fractionated Stereotactic Radiation Therapy
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Brain Metastases
There is a lack of prospective trial data and consensus guidelines describing the use of Fractionated Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (FSRT) in the treatment of brain metastases. There has been no prospective dose escalation study performed to date to determine the maximum tolerated... expand

There is a lack of prospective trial data and consensus guidelines describing the use of Fractionated Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (FSRT) in the treatment of brain metastases. There has been no prospective dose escalation study performed to date to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) in patients treated with FSRT. Prescription doses in the series described above ranged from 18 Gy to 42 Gy, delivered in 3 to 12 fractions. The results of this study will be used to plan future Phase II/III studies to determine the efficacy of different dose fractionation schedules of FSRT. We thus propose a phase I study to determine the feasibility and safety of FSRT in patients with brain metastases.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

open study

Regulation of Endogenous Glucose Production by Central KATP Channels
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Glucose Metabolism Disorders Glucose, High Blood
The goal of this study is to understand how activating control centers of the brain with diazoxide can affect how much glucose (sugar) is produced by the liver. This is particularly important for people with diabetes who have very high production of glucose, since this could... expand

The goal of this study is to understand how activating control centers of the brain with diazoxide can affect how much glucose (sugar) is produced by the liver. This is particularly important for people with diabetes who have very high production of glucose, since this could be at least in part due to impaired regulation of the liver by the brain.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2018

open study

Novel Approach for the Prevention of Hypoglycemia Associated Autonomic Failure (HAAF)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 Hypoglycemia Hypoglycemia Unawareness
The overall goal of this study is to develop a new and practical way to prevent the development of Hypoglycemia Associated Autonomic Failure (HAAF), which is unawareness of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in individuals with diabetes. Previous studies suggest that both naloxone... expand

The overall goal of this study is to develop a new and practical way to prevent the development of Hypoglycemia Associated Autonomic Failure (HAAF), which is unawareness of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in individuals with diabetes. Previous studies suggest that both naloxone and diazoxide may increase the body's ability to respond to episodes of low blood sugar and prevent the development of HAAF (or hypoglycemia unawareness). Only healthy subjects are being recruited for this study. The study has three distinct phases. In the first phase, healthy, non-diabetic individuals who are susceptible to developing HAAF are identified. Only these individuals will be studied in the second and third phases. The second phase of this study evaluates the effect of using a naloxone nasal spray versus a placebo nasal spray in improving the body's response to episodes of low blood sugar and in preventing the development of HAAF. The third phase of this study evaluates the effect of using naloxone nasal spray and diazoxide in combination, compared to naloxone nasal spray plus a placebo (for diazoxide) or diazoxide plus a placebo (for naloxone) in improving the body's response to episodes of low blood sugar and in preventing the development of HAAF.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2018

open study

Dose-Escalation and Expansion Trial of NC-6300 in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors or Soft Tissue...
NanoCarrier Co., Ltd. Solid Tumor Soft Tissue Sarcoma Metastatic Sarcoma Sarcoma
The goal of this study is to find the highest tolerated dose of NC-6300 that can be given to patients with advanced solid tumors or soft tissue sarcoma. The safety and tolerability of the drug will also be studied. expand

The goal of this study is to find the highest tolerated dose of NC-6300 that can be given to patients with advanced solid tumors or soft tissue sarcoma. The safety and tolerability of the drug will also be studied.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2017

open study

The Pediatric Anesthesia Quality Improvement Project
The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Surgery Anesthesia Children
The Study is designed to collect information about adverse events that occur in children undergoing anesthesia in participating hospitals. Demographic information will be collected on all anesthetics. An analysis of each adverse event will be performed and entered into the database.... expand

The Study is designed to collect information about adverse events that occur in children undergoing anesthesia in participating hospitals. Demographic information will be collected on all anesthetics. An analysis of each adverse event will be performed and entered into the database. From this information we will devise strategies to prevent these adverse events.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Feb 2008

open study

Silicone Gel for Postsurgical Scars of the Eyelid
Montefiore Medical Center Scarring Due to Treatment
To determine whether silicone gel is effective at preventing or minimizing scar formation after eyelid surgery. expand

To determine whether silicone gel is effective at preventing or minimizing scar formation after eyelid surgery.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2018

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