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Obesity and Caries in Young South Asian Children: A Common Risk Factor Approach
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Pediatric Obesity Early Childhood Caries
The CHALO ("Child Health Action to Lower Oral Health and Obesity") -- from an Urdu word meaning "Let's go!"—is a multi-level strategy to reduce pediatric obesity and dental caries risk in South Asian (SA) children. Obesity and caries are the two most prominent health disparities... expand

The CHALO ("Child Health Action to Lower Oral Health and Obesity") -- from an Urdu word meaning "Let's go!"—is a multi-level strategy to reduce pediatric obesity and dental caries risk in South Asian (SA) children. Obesity and caries are the two most prominent health disparities of early childhood. Both caries and obesity: a) disproportionately impact low-income children of color, b) share common risk behaviors, i.e., feeding practices, and c) can most effectively be reduced or prevented prevention in infancy and early childhood. SA immigrant children are at high risk for both. CHALO includes both a randomized controlled trial (RCT) aimed at reducing risk behavior, and a Knowledge Translation project to raise awareness in SA lay and professional communities regarding child health risks.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

open study

A Comparison of Dexmedetomidine Versus Propofol for Use in Intravenous Sedation
Montefiore Medical Center Anesthesia
Hypothesis: A combination of midazolam with dexmedetomidine for sedation during third molar surgery will provide 1) superior patient satisfaction, 2) superior operator satisfaction and 3) no significant hemodynamic or respiratory changes when compared to a sedation combination... expand

Hypothesis: A combination of midazolam with dexmedetomidine for sedation during third molar surgery will provide 1) superior patient satisfaction, 2) superior operator satisfaction and 3) no significant hemodynamic or respiratory changes when compared to a sedation combination of midazolam, fentanyl and propofol for sedation during third molar surgery.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

open study

Effect of Angulus on Patient-elevation Compliance
Angulus, LLC Ventilator Adverse Event Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Hospital Acquired Condition Hospital-acquired Pneumonia Recumbency
Ventilator-associated events (VAE) are a scourge of critical care settings and hospital systems at large. There is extensive evidence that ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and related VAEs increase mortality rates in critically ill patients by up to 50%, while simultaneously... expand

Ventilator-associated events (VAE) are a scourge of critical care settings and hospital systems at large. There is extensive evidence that ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and related VAEs increase mortality rates in critically ill patients by up to 50%, while simultaneously increasing cost of care. C Best-practice guidelines state that positioning ventilated patients at an angle between 30-45 degrees significantly reduces the potential for VAP and other VAE to develop. While the intent of the guidelines is to govern patient elevation angle, the lack of a mechanism to accurately measure patient elevation requires that nurses rely on the head-of-bed (HOB) protractor - a tool which reflects the angle of the bed, not the patient - to measure compliance. Depending upon the position and posture of the patient in the bed, a patient's elevation angle may be significantly different from the HOB angle. Critical care teams currently rely on built-in HOB protractors and digital inclinometers that measure the angle of the bed not the patient. Angulus, LLC has developed a dual-component Angulus sensor to fill this gap in critical care technology. Angulus enables critical care practitioners to instantaneously understand a patient's elevation, identify when the patient is outside of the desired 30-45 degree recumbency scope, and efficiently correct the patient's orientation with immediate feedback. Angulus supports real-time minute-to-minute data display as well as longitudinal aggregation of data.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2018

open study

Promoting Asthma Guidelines and Management Through Technology-Based Intervention and Care Coordination
Montefiore Medical Center Asthma Childhood
The overall goal of this research study is to test the effectiveness of a multifaceted and multi-level prompting intervention in a real world urban primary care office setting on improving provider-delivered guideline-based asthma care and reducing asthma morbidity among urban... expand

The overall goal of this research study is to test the effectiveness of a multifaceted and multi-level prompting intervention in a real world urban primary care office setting on improving provider-delivered guideline-based asthma care and reducing asthma morbidity among urban children with persistent or uncontrolled asthma.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

Treatment of Newly Diagnosed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children and Adolescents
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Pediatric
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer diagnosed in children. The cancer comes from a cell in the blood called a lymphocyte. Normal lymphocytes are produced in the bone marrow (along with other blood cells) and help fight infections. In ALL, the cancerous... expand

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer diagnosed in children. The cancer comes from a cell in the blood called a lymphocyte. Normal lymphocytes are produced in the bone marrow (along with other blood cells) and help fight infections. In ALL, the cancerous lymphocytes are called lymphoblasts. They do not help fight infection and crowd out the normal blood cells in the bone marrow so that the body cannot make enough normal blood cells. ALL is always fatal if it is not treated. With current treatments, most children and adolescents with this disease will be cured. The standard treatment for ALL involves about 2 years of chemotherapy. The drugs that are used, and the doses of the drugs, are similar but not identical for all children and adolescents with ALL. Some children and adolescents receive stronger treatment, especially during the first several months. A number of factors are used to decide how strong the treatment should be to give the best chance for cure. These factors are called "risk factors". This trial is studying the use of a new, updated set of risk factors to decide how strong the treatment will be. The study also will test a new way of dosing a chemotherapy drug called pegaspargase (which is part of the standard treatment for ALL) based on checking levels of the drug in the blood and adjusting the dose based on the levels.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

S1314, Co-expression Extrapolation (COXEN) Program to Predict Chemotherapy Response in Patients With...
Southwest Oncology Group Bladder Cancer
The primary focus of this study is to see if looking at tumor biomarkers using a program called coexpression extrapolation or "COXEN" may predict a patient's response to chemotherapy before surgery. expand

The primary focus of this study is to see if looking at tumor biomarkers using a program called coexpression extrapolation or "COXEN" may predict a patient's response to chemotherapy before surgery.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2014

open study

Chemotherapy Before Surgery and Tissue Sample Collection in Patients With Stage IIA-IIIC Breast Cancer
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Stage IIA Breast Cancer Stage IIB Breast Cancer Stage IIIA Breast Cancer Stage IIIB Breast Cancer Stage IIIC Breast Cancer
This randomized pilot clinical trial studies chemotherapy before surgery and tissue sample collection in patients with stage IIA-IIIC breast cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as doxorubicin hydrochloride, cyclophosphamide, and paclitaxel, work in different ways to stop... expand

This randomized pilot clinical trial studies chemotherapy before surgery and tissue sample collection in patients with stage IIA-IIIC breast cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as doxorubicin hydrochloride, cyclophosphamide, and paclitaxel, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Monoclonal antibodies, such as trastuzumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells o grow and spread. Giving doxorubicin hydrochloride, cyclophosphamide, paclitaxel and trastuzumab may kill more tumor cells. Collecting and storing samples of tissue from patients with breast cancer to study in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about how well patients will respond to treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2013

open study

The B'N Fit POWER Initiative: A School-Based Wellness Initiative for Bronx Youth
Montefiore Medical Center Overweight and Obesity
The findings of this study will establish the feasibility and efficacy of B'N Fit POWER and given the wide presence of MSHP, MMCC and other afterschool programs, there is significant potential for dissemination of B'N Fit POWER to many other clinic-community partnership sites... expand

The findings of this study will establish the feasibility and efficacy of B'N Fit POWER and given the wide presence of MSHP, MMCC and other afterschool programs, there is significant potential for dissemination of B'N Fit POWER to many other clinic-community partnership sites enabling the development of a larger grant that will test the effectiveness and dissemination process to several schools in the Bronx. The translation of a traditional clinical-based weight-loss intervention to adapting and implementing such an intervention in a real-world school setting is more relevant and sustainable for advancing a culture of health and promoting diabetes risk reduction in Bronx youth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2017

open study

Phase I Study of Combination of Gedatolisib With Palbociclib and Faslodex in Patients With ER+/HER2-...
Hoffman Oncology Breast Cancer
This is a dose-escalation Phase Ib clinical trial in 18 patients with newly diagnosed Stage I-IV ER+/HER2- breast cancer, with the primary cancer in place. These patients have not received prior therapy for their breast cancer and intend to undergo surgery after four cycles of... expand

This is a dose-escalation Phase Ib clinical trial in 18 patients with newly diagnosed Stage I-IV ER+/HER2- breast cancer, with the primary cancer in place. These patients have not received prior therapy for their breast cancer and intend to undergo surgery after four cycles of therapy. This is an open-label study, and investigators and subjects are not blinded to the treatment. The reason for using an open-label study design is because this is a dose-escalation trial, and the investigators need to determine the potential toxicity before a decision can be made to continue the dose escalation procedures. The assignment of patients will not be randomized, as this is a dose-escalation trial.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2016

open study

Lenvatinib/Everolimus or Lenvatinib/Pembrolizumab Versus Sunitinib Alone as Treatment of Advanced Renal...
Eisai Inc. Renal Cell Carcinoma
This is a multicenter, randomized, open-label, Phase 3 study to compare the efficacy and safety of lenvatinib in combination with everolimus (Arm A) or pembrolizumab (Arm B) versus sunitinib (Arm C) as first-line treatment in participants with advanced renal cell carcinoma. expand

This is a multicenter, randomized, open-label, Phase 3 study to compare the efficacy and safety of lenvatinib in combination with everolimus (Arm A) or pembrolizumab (Arm B) versus sunitinib (Arm C) as first-line treatment in participants with advanced renal cell carcinoma.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2016

open study

Necitumumab in the Neoadjuvant Setting With Gemcitabine in Surgically Resectable - 14X-US-I001
Montefiore Medical Center Squamous Cell Lung Cancer
This will be a single-arm study to primarily evaluate the feasibility of administering necitumumab added to gemcitabine and cisplatin as neoadjuvant treatment in treatment-naïve patients with stage IB (tumor size >4cm), II or IIIA squamous NSCLC. Feasibility will be assessed... expand

This will be a single-arm study to primarily evaluate the feasibility of administering necitumumab added to gemcitabine and cisplatin as neoadjuvant treatment in treatment-naïve patients with stage IB (tumor size >4cm), II or IIIA squamous NSCLC. Feasibility will be assessed by the proportion of patients able to proceed to surgery after administering necitumumab in the neoadjuvant setting. These patients would otherwise be offered standard adjuvant chemotherapy (without necitumumab) for squamous cell lung cancer. Determination of surgical resectability will be reviewed at a multidisciplinary thoracic tumor board, attended by surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, and pathology.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2018

open study

Vedolizumab IV in Pediatric Participants With Ulcerative Colitis (UC) or Crohn's Disease (CD)
Takeda Ulcerative Colitis Crohn's Disease
The purpose of this study is to evaluate vedolizumab pharmacokinetics (PK), safety and tolerability in pediatric participants with moderately to severely active UC or CD. expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate vedolizumab pharmacokinetics (PK), safety and tolerability in pediatric participants with moderately to severely active UC or CD.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

Pediatric Vasculitis Initiative
University of British Columbia Wegeners Granulomatosis (Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis) Microscopic Polyangiitis Churg Strauss Syndrome (Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis) Polyarteritis Nodosa Takayasu Arteritis
Childhood chronic vasculitis describes a group of rare life-threatening diseases that have in common inflammation of blood vessels in vital organs such as kidneys, lungs and brain. Most knowledge about them comes from adult patients. Severe disease requires aggressive life-saving... expand

Childhood chronic vasculitis describes a group of rare life-threatening diseases that have in common inflammation of blood vessels in vital organs such as kidneys, lungs and brain. Most knowledge about them comes from adult patients. Severe disease requires aggressive life-saving treatments with steroids and some cancer drugs which can themselves cause damage, and increase risks of cancer and severe infections. Conversely, milder disease can be treated with less toxic drugs. Different classification and "scoring tools" are used to define the types and severity of vasculitis and to measure damage caused by disease or drugs. These in turn help direct how aggressively to treat a patient and to measure outcome. None of these tools however have been assessed in children and the best balance of disease and treatment risks against outcome for children is not known. Although causes of these diseases in children and adults are probably the same, the effects of the disease and the response (good and bad) to drugs will differ in growing children. Because specialists may see only one new child with vasculitis each year, obtaining enough information to learn about childhood vasculitis requires cooperation. We will use an international web-based registry to which doctors from 50 or more centers can contribute patient data. We will determine the features which help better classify and diagnose children compared to adults. Through the web we will collect and analyze information on patients similarly classified and "scored" so that most successful treatments can be identified. Children with vasculitis are less likely to have diseases associated with aging, alcohol and smoking etc., and therefore may be a better group in whom to study the underlying biology of vasculitis. We will use this opportunity and collect spit, blood and tissue from registry patients for laboratory study with an aim to find biomarkers to better classify, define and direct optimal treatment and outcomes.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Jan 2013

open study

Pediatric ASTHMA-Educator
Montefiore Medical Center Asthma
This project seeks to develop and pilot test the pediatric ASTHMA-Educator mobile application. expand

This project seeks to develop and pilot test the pediatric ASTHMA-Educator mobile application.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2016

open study

Comparing Five Oral Analgesics for Treatment of Acute Pain in the ED
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Musculoskeletal Pain
This study compares the efficacy of five oral analgesics: 5 mg oxycodone + 325 mg acetaminophen, 5 mg hydrocodone + 300 mg acetaminophen, 30 mg codeine + 300 mg acetaminophen, 400 mg ibuprofen + 1000 mg acetaminophen, and 800 mg ibuprofen + 1000 mg acetaminophen for the treatment... expand

This study compares the efficacy of five oral analgesics: 5 mg oxycodone + 325 mg acetaminophen, 5 mg hydrocodone + 300 mg acetaminophen, 30 mg codeine + 300 mg acetaminophen, 400 mg ibuprofen + 1000 mg acetaminophen, and 800 mg ibuprofen + 1000 mg acetaminophen for the treatment of patients with acute musculoskeletal pain who present to the Emergency Department (ED).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

STRIDE Biorepository
Emory University Anemia, Sickle Cell
The STRIDE Biorepository is an optional substudy available to participants in "Bone Marrow Transplantation vs Standard of Care in Patients with Severe Sickle Cell Disease (BMT CTN 1503) (STRIDE)". expand

The STRIDE Biorepository is an optional substudy available to participants in "Bone Marrow Transplantation vs Standard of Care in Patients with Severe Sickle Cell Disease (BMT CTN 1503) (STRIDE)".

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

A Simple Walking Program to Enhance Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy Delivery
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Brain Cancer Head and Neck Cancer Lung Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Cervical Cancer
By utilizing fitness trackers, this study aims to demonstrate that a simple walking program improves patients' ability to tolerate curative concurrent chemoradiotherapy without treatment interruption. expand

By utilizing fitness trackers, this study aims to demonstrate that a simple walking program improves patients' ability to tolerate curative concurrent chemoradiotherapy without treatment interruption.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

open study

National Collaborative to Improve Care of Children With Complex Congenital Heart Disease
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
The purpose of this initiative is to improve care and outcomes for infants with HLHS by expanding the NPC-QIC national registry to gather clinical care process, outcome, and developmental data on infants with HLHS between diagnosis and 12 months of age, by improving the use of... expand

The purpose of this initiative is to improve care and outcomes for infants with HLHS by expanding the NPC-QIC national registry to gather clinical care process, outcome, and developmental data on infants with HLHS between diagnosis and 12 months of age, by improving the use of standards into everyday practice across pediatric cardiology centers, and by engaging parents as partners in the process.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: May 2016

open study

Understanding the Pathophysiology of Migraine Pain
Montefiore Medical Center Migraine Disorders Migraine, Classic Migraine Without Aura
Migraine is the most common headache disorder, prevalent in 18% of females and 6% of males. Emergency room visits, physician consults, hospitalizations, medications, and indirect costs such as lost work days and decreased productivity place the global economic burden of migraines... expand

Migraine is the most common headache disorder, prevalent in 18% of females and 6% of males. Emergency room visits, physician consults, hospitalizations, medications, and indirect costs such as lost work days and decreased productivity place the global economic burden of migraines at over 20 billion dollars. It is prevalent in 28 million people in the US alone. Symptoms include unilateral, throbbing, debilitating headache pain accompanied by nausea, vomiting, photophobia, and phonophobia. Upwards of 75% of migraine patients have reduced functionability, have lost time at work, and 1/3 of patients require bed rest to manage the symptoms. The health-related impact on quality of life was comparable with that experienced by patients with congestive heart failure, hypertension, or diabetes. While the burden of migraines on our society is clear, the pathophysiology of migraines remains largely unknown. The trigeminovascular system, including the external and internal carotid arteries and their associated sensory fibers which subserve the head have long been implicated in the pain and cutaneous allodynia experienced by migraine patients. Wolff in 1953, was the first to posit that migraine headache pain is the caused by dilation or circumferential expansion of the extracranial carotid artery. He demonstrated that migraineurs had twice the pulse amplitude in their external carotid arteries compared to control subjects and these changes were directly correlated to migraine symptoms. In a 2008 study, randomized migraineurs received nitroglycerin via peripheral IV or placebo for 20 minutes prior to obtaining magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). Nitroglycerin, a potent dilator of blood vessels, reliably induced migraine-like pain in up to 80% of patients, and transient dilation of vessels of up to nearly 40%, mostly in the extracranial vessels. Sumatriptan's efficacy in migraine relief provides further evidence for this theory, as it is a selective extracranial vessel constrictor which does not cross the blood brain barrier. The goal of this current work is to utilize the direct, real-time angiography, which provides a high resolution map of vasculature, and demonstrate changes in vessel flow in patients who have migraine headache attacks. This information may guide therapeutic interventions in the future in order to better treat these migraine patients.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

A Study of MM-121 in Combination With Chemotherapy Versus Chemotherapy Alone in Heregulin Positive NSCLC
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer NSCLC Adenocarcinoma Heregulin
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the combination of MM-121 plus docetaxel is more effective than docetaxel alone in regards to PFS in patients with heregulin-positive NSCLC. expand

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the combination of MM-121 plus docetaxel is more effective than docetaxel alone in regards to PFS in patients with heregulin-positive NSCLC.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2015

open study

RCT of an Internet Cessation Program Plus Online Social Network for HIV+ Smokers
Montefiore Medical Center Tobacco Use Disorder HIV
This trial will compare the efficacy of Positively Smoke Free on the Web+ (a smoking cessation program + social network for HIV-infected smokers) to the American Heart Association Getting Healthy website in promoting abstinence in a group of HIV-infected smokers. All participants... expand

This trial will compare the efficacy of Positively Smoke Free on the Web+ (a smoking cessation program + social network for HIV-infected smokers) to the American Heart Association Getting Healthy website in promoting abstinence in a group of HIV-infected smokers. All participants will be offered a three-month supply of nicotine patches.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2016

open study

Bone Marrow Transplantation vs Standard of Care in Patients With Severe Sickle Cell Disease (BMT CTN...
Medical College of Wisconsin Sickle Cell Disease
This is a clinical trial that will compare survival and sickle related outcomes in adolescents and young adults with severe sickle cell disease after bone marrow transplantation and standard of care. The primary outcome is 2-year overall survival. expand

This is a clinical trial that will compare survival and sickle related outcomes in adolescents and young adults with severe sickle cell disease after bone marrow transplantation and standard of care. The primary outcome is 2-year overall survival.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

MRI Only Radiation Therapy With CPAP
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Carcinoma Liver Carcinoma, Pancreatic
The goal of this imaging study is to evaluate and improve the treatment planning techniques for abdominal radiation therapy. To accurately treat a tumor with radiation, Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI) are used to distinguish a tumor from normal, healthy... expand

The goal of this imaging study is to evaluate and improve the treatment planning techniques for abdominal radiation therapy. To accurately treat a tumor with radiation, Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI) are used to distinguish a tumor from normal, healthy tissue. However the quality of these images can be distorted by motion from breathing. To decrease motion, a patient may be asked to hold their breath or compress the abdomen, but currently there is no standard or best management option for all patients. This study will explore the use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a pressurized breathing mask, during MRI or CT imaging to decrease motion in the abdomen and produce higher quality images. With these additional images, we will also explore the feasibility of creating treatment plans using the CPAP MRI images alone.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

open study

Metoclopramide for Post Traumatic Headache
Montefiore Medical Center Post-Traumatic Headache
Nearly 1.5 million patients present to US emergency departments annually following head trauma. Headache is a frequent symptom of victims of head trauma. The purpose of this study is to see if an intravenous medication called metoclopramide can improve the symptoms of patients... expand

Nearly 1.5 million patients present to US emergency departments annually following head trauma. Headache is a frequent symptom of victims of head trauma. The purpose of this study is to see if an intravenous medication called metoclopramide can improve the symptoms of patients with acute post-traumatic headache.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

A Pre-Surgical PK Study of IM and Intraductally Delivered Fulvestrant
Atossa Genetics, Inc. Female Breast Carcinoma Female Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
This is an open-label, non-randomized pharmacokinetic study of fulvestrant in women scheduled for mastectomy or lumpectomy. Eligible subjects will be identified with breast cancer or DCIS. The first subject of each of five groups will receive fulvestrant intramuscularly. The... expand

This is an open-label, non-randomized pharmacokinetic study of fulvestrant in women scheduled for mastectomy or lumpectomy. Eligible subjects will be identified with breast cancer or DCIS. The first subject of each of five groups will receive fulvestrant intramuscularly. The subsequent 5 subjects of each group will receive fulvestrant by intraductal instillation. All subjects will be monitored for systemic and local adverse events during the procedure, and following the procedure until mastectomy or lumpectomy. Subjects that receive fulvestrant will undergo serial blood draws to determine fulvestrant blood concentration levels.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2016

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