306 matching studies

Sponsor Condition of Interest
The Use of Lumbar Erector Spinae Plane Block for Hip Arthroplasty at the L4 Interspace
Montefiore Medical Center Hip Arthropathy Regional Anesthesia
Over 300,000 hip arthroplasties are performed each year in the United States.1 This number has been steadily increasing over the last two decades, likely due to increased life expectancy and, more significantly, the obesity epidemic. Traditionally, this procedure has been performed... expand

Over 300,000 hip arthroplasties are performed each year in the United States.1 This number has been steadily increasing over the last two decades, likely due to increased life expectancy and, more significantly, the obesity epidemic. Traditionally, this procedure has been performed under general anesthesia. However, neuraxial and regional anesthesia have become more commonly utilized to aid in postoperative analgesia. Postoperative pain control has a significant impact on earlier ambulation, initiation of physical therapy, better functional recovery, and overall patient satisfaction.2 Moreover; optimal pain management can reduce the duration of hospitalization and the risk of adverse events, such as deep vein thrombus. The use of regional anesthesia reduces the postoperative opioid requirement, thereby decreasing the degree to which patients suffer the side effects of opioids, namely sedation and constipation, and less frequently nausea, vomiting, respiratory depression, pruritus, and retention. In the past, femoral nerve block, fascia iliaca compartment block, lumbar plexus block and the quadratus lumborum block have been shown efficacious for pain relief for hip arthroplasty. However there are several risk factors such as quadricep weakness and difficulty of the block that causes a limitation in the used of this blocks. Recently, the erector spinae plane block has been introduced as an alternative to the blocks above. This block was first described in the literature in 2016 when it was used to treat chronic neuropathic thoracic pain. Since then, there have been studies demonstrating its efficacy with a thoracic approach for analgesia in breast surgery and rib fractures.9 Only two case reports to date have demonstrated a lumbar approach to achieve analgesia for hip arthroplasty.10,11 The purpose of the study is to determine whether or not a lumbar erector spinae plane block is effective at improving postoperative pain in patients receiving hip arthroplasty.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Mar 2019

open study

Sildenafil To Prevent Clot
Montefiore Medical Center Thrombosis Hemolysis
The advent of continuous flow (CF) pumps for patients with severe heart failure has led to marked improvements in survival; however, pump operation remains fraught with adverse thrombotic events. This climbing rate of thrombosis and stroke during CF pump support has led to a... expand

The advent of continuous flow (CF) pumps for patients with severe heart failure has led to marked improvements in survival; however, pump operation remains fraught with adverse thrombotic events. This climbing rate of thrombosis and stroke during CF pump support has led to a recent warning by the US Food and Drug Administration. Despite a rising incidence of pump thrombosis and its downstream complications of stroke, the hematologic mechanisms behind these devastating adverse events remain uncertain. Recently, it has been recognized that CF pump induced hemolysis precedes and is associated with thrombosis. In-vitro studies show increased platelet function with exposure to products of hemolysis, which is also known to occur in diseases of intravascular hemolysis such as sickle cell anemia. This proposal will investigate if hemolysis associated increased platelet function can be reduced by a potentiation of nitric oxide signaling by an oral phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor, sildenafil. Elucidating mechanisms of hemolysis induced thrombosis may inform best strategies for prevention of end organ damage and maintaining optimal CF pump operation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2019

open study

Preventive Treatment of Oxaliplatin Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (POLAR-M)
PledPharma AB Colorectal Cancer Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy
This study evaluates the investigational drug PledOx in the prevention of chronic chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) induced by the drug oxaliplatin. expand

This study evaluates the investigational drug PledOx in the prevention of chronic chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) induced by the drug oxaliplatin.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

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

Bezlotoxumab as Secondary Prophylaxis for C. Difficile in High-risk Hospitalized Patients Exposed to...
Montefiore Medical Center Clostridium Difficile
This study will examine whether the human monoclonal antibody, bezlotoxumab administered AFTER acute Clostridioides difficile (C.diff) has resolved, but during a period of subsequent antibiotic therapy, will eliminate the high risk of C. diff relapse. expand

This study will examine whether the human monoclonal antibody, bezlotoxumab administered AFTER acute Clostridioides difficile (C.diff) has resolved, but during a period of subsequent antibiotic therapy, will eliminate the high risk of C. diff relapse.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2019

open study

Study of AVB-620 in Women With Primary, Nonrecurrent Breast Cancer Undergoing Surgery
Avelas Biosciences, Inc. Primary Invasive Malignant Neoplasm of Female Breast Carcinoma Breast Breast Cancer Female Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast Stage II Breast Cancer
Phase 2, open-label study of AVB-620 in women with primary, nonrecurrent and nonmetastatic breast cancer undergoing surgery. expand

Phase 2, open-label study of AVB-620 in women with primary, nonrecurrent and nonmetastatic breast cancer undergoing surgery.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

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

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

Reduced Craniospinal Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy in Treating Younger Patients With Newly Diagnosed...
Children's Oncology Group Medulloblastoma
This phase II trial studies how well reduced doses of radiation therapy to the brain and spine (craniospinal) and chemotherapy work in treating patients with newly diagnosed type of brain tumor called WNT)/Wingless (WNT)-driven medulloblastoma. Recent studies using chemotherapy... expand

This phase II trial studies how well reduced doses of radiation therapy to the brain and spine (craniospinal) and chemotherapy work in treating patients with newly diagnosed type of brain tumor called WNT)/Wingless (WNT)-driven medulloblastoma. Recent studies using chemotherapy and radiation therapy have been shown to be effective in treating patients with WNT-driven medulloblastoma. However, there is a concern about the late side effects of treatment, such as learning difficulties, lower amounts of hormones, or other problems in performing daily activities. Radiotherapy uses high-energy radiation from x-rays to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, vincristine sulfate, cyclophosphamide and lomustine, 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 reduced craniospinal radiation therapy and chemotherapy may kill tumor cells and may also reduce the late side effects of treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

Targeted Therapy Directed by Genetic Testing in Treating Patients With Advanced Refractory Solid Tumors,...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm Bladder Carcinoma Breast Carcinoma Cervical Carcinoma Colon Carcinoma
This phase II MATCH trial studies how well treatment that is directed by genetic testing works in patients with solid tumors or lymphomas that have progressed following at least one line of standard treatment or for which no agreed upon treatment approach exists. Genetic tests... expand

This phase II MATCH trial studies how well treatment that is directed by genetic testing works in patients with solid tumors or lymphomas that have progressed following at least one line of standard treatment or for which no agreed upon treatment approach exists. Genetic tests look at the unique genetic material (genes) of patients' tumor cells. Patients with genetic abnormalities (such as mutations, amplifications, or translocations) may benefit more from treatment which targets their tumor's particular genetic abnormality. Identifying these genetic abnormalities first may help doctors plan better treatment for patients with solid tumors, lymphomas, or multiple myeloma.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2015

open study

A Study of DCC-2618 vs Sunitinib in Advanced GIST Patients After Treatment With Imatinib
Deciphera Pharmaceuticals LLC Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
This is a 2-arm, randomized, open-label, international, multicenter study comparing the efficacy of DCC-2618 to sunitinib in GIST patients who progressed on or were intolerant to first-line anticancer treatment with imatinib. Approximately 358 patients will be randomized in a... expand

This is a 2-arm, randomized, open-label, international, multicenter study comparing the efficacy of DCC-2618 to sunitinib in GIST patients who progressed on or were intolerant to first-line anticancer treatment with imatinib. Approximately 358 patients will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to DCC-2618 150 mg once daily (QD) (continuous dosing for 6 week cycles) or sunitinib 50 mg QD (6 week cycles, 4 weeks on, 2 weeks off).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2019

open study

Respiratory Virus Hospitalization Study (FLU 003 Plus)
University of Minnesota Influenza Novel Respiratory Virus-1 Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Novel Respiratory Virus-2 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV)
Following the sudden and unexpected emergence of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 (2009 H1N1) virus, this observational study was initiated to estimate rates of morbidity and mortality and to examine predictors of severity among participants with 2009 H1N1 infection. In 2011, as surveillance... expand

Following the sudden and unexpected emergence of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 (2009 H1N1) virus, this observational study was initiated to estimate rates of morbidity and mortality and to examine predictors of severity among participants with 2009 H1N1 infection. In 2011, as surveillance indicated that 2009 H1N1 virus was co-circulating with other seasonal influenza A and B viruses worldwide, the protocol was expanded to include other influenza A subtypes and influenza B viruses. The current version of the protocol (released in August 2013) further broadens the scope of this observational study. With the recognition that novel respiratory viruses other than novel influenza A viruses, e.g., Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), could become prevalent and of major public health importance, the objectives of this protocol have been expanded.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 2009

open study

Reducing Lung CongestIon Symptoms in Advanced Heart Failure
V-Wave Ltd Heart Failure
The objective of the RELIEVE-HF study is to provide reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the V-Wave Interatrial Shunt System by improving meaningful clinical outcomes in patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class III or ambulatory class IV... expand

The objective of the RELIEVE-HF study is to provide reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the V-Wave Interatrial Shunt System by improving meaningful clinical outcomes in patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class III or ambulatory class IV heart failure (HF), irrespective of left ventricular ejection fraction, who at baseline are treated with guideline-directed drug and device therapies.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

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

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

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Bilateral ESPB in Addition to Standard Analgesia at Reducing Opioid Consumption
Montefiore Medical Center Anesthesia Block
Study the benefits of a Erector Spinae nerve block for pain control and decrease narcotics usage after mammoplasty in an ambulatory setting expand

Study the benefits of a Erector Spinae nerve block for pain control and decrease narcotics usage after mammoplasty in an ambulatory setting

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2019

open study

A Phase 1b/2 Study of Rebastinib (DCC-2036) in Combination With Paclitaxel in Patients With Advanced...
Deciphera Pharmaceuticals LLC Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumor
This is an open-label Phase 1b/2 multicenter study of rebastinib (DCC-2036) in combination with paclitaxel designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics (PK) in patients with advanced or metastatic solid tumors. expand

This is an open-label Phase 1b/2 multicenter study of rebastinib (DCC-2036) in combination with paclitaxel designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics (PK) in patients with advanced or metastatic solid tumors.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

open study

Immediate Postpartum Contraceptive Implant Placement and Breastfeeding Success in Women at Risk for Low...
Montefiore Medical Center Contraception Breastfeeding Postpartum Contraception
The investigators goal is to measure the impact of timing of postpartum contraceptive implant insertion on breastfeeding success and duration and to explore women's experiences with and attitudes towards contraceptive and breastfeeding counseling in the peripartum time period expand

The investigators goal is to measure the impact of timing of postpartum contraceptive implant insertion on breastfeeding success and duration and to explore women's experiences with and attitudes towards contraceptive and breastfeeding counseling in the peripartum time period

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

Ruxolitinib for Premalignant Breast Disease
Julie Nangia Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
This study is evaluating how ruxolitinib affects premalignant breast cells. One half of the study participants will receive ruxolitinib for approximately 15 days, and the other half will receive a placebo (sugar pill) for approximately 15 days. Once study participants have completed... expand

This study is evaluating how ruxolitinib affects premalignant breast cells. One half of the study participants will receive ruxolitinib for approximately 15 days, and the other half will receive a placebo (sugar pill) for approximately 15 days. Once study participants have completed their ruxolitinib or placebo, participants will undergo surgery to remove the premalignant breast tissue.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2018

open study

Long-term Antipsychotic Pediatric Safety Trial
Duke University Weight, Body
The purpose is to evaluate the long-term pathologic weight changes associated with multi-year risperidone or aripiprazole therapy in 3 - <18-year-old children, who have varying durations of prior antipsychotic drug exposure from the start of study Month 0 (M0). This is critical... expand

The purpose is to evaluate the long-term pathologic weight changes associated with multi-year risperidone or aripiprazole therapy in 3 - <18-year-old children, who have varying durations of prior antipsychotic drug exposure from the start of study Month 0 (M0). This is critical because children appear to have greater vulnerability to antipsychotic-associated weight gain than adults, and obesity has significant effects on morbidity and mortality.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2019

open study

DiamondTemp™ System for the Treatment of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
EPIX Therapeutics Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Atrial Fibrillation
The purpose of the Diamond-AF II study is to establish the safety and effectiveness of the DiamondTemp Ablation System for the treatment of drug refractory, symptomatic persistent atrial fibrillation in patients. expand

The purpose of the Diamond-AF II study is to establish the safety and effectiveness of the DiamondTemp Ablation System for the treatment of drug refractory, symptomatic persistent atrial fibrillation in patients.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

open study

Sensory Integration Therapy in Autism: Mechanisms and Effectiveness
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Autism
A common feature of ASD is over or under sensitivity to the environment and difficulty putting sensory information together in an orderly way, referred to here as sensory issues. Building on previous work, this study will test the efficacy of Sensory Integration Therapy (SIT),... expand

A common feature of ASD is over or under sensitivity to the environment and difficulty putting sensory information together in an orderly way, referred to here as sensory issues. Building on previous work, this study will test the efficacy of Sensory Integration Therapy (SIT), a non-invasive intervention to improve functional skills in children with ASD, in comparison to commonly applied ABA behavioral treatments, in the treatment of ASD symptoms. A total of 180 children with ASD and sensory issues in the greater New York City Metropolitan area will complete this study.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2015

open study

Neuropsychological and Behavioral Testing in Younger Patients With Cancer
Children's Oncology Group Childhood Malignant Neoplasm
This research trial studies neuropsychological (learning, remembering or thinking) and behavioral outcomes in children and adolescents with cancer by collecting information over time from a series of tests. expand

This research trial studies neuropsychological (learning, remembering or thinking) and behavioral outcomes in children and adolescents with cancer by collecting information over time from a series of tests.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Sep 2008

open study

P3 (Prepared, Protected, emPowered)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Sexually Transmitted Diseases Safe Sex Adherence, Medication
P3 (Prepared, Protected, emPowered) is an interactive smartphone app for HIV-uninfected YMSM and YTW that utilizes social networking and game-based mechanics as well as a comprehensive understanding of what constitutes "best practices" in app development to improve PrEP adherence... expand

P3 (Prepared, Protected, emPowered) is an interactive smartphone app for HIV-uninfected YMSM and YTW that utilizes social networking and game-based mechanics as well as a comprehensive understanding of what constitutes "best practices" in app development to improve PrEP adherence and persistence in PrEP care.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2019

open study