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Breast Cancer WEight Loss Study (BWEL Study)
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Breast Carcinoma
This randomized phase III trial studies whether weight loss in overweight and obese women may prevent breast cancer from coming back (recurrence). Previous studies have found that women who are overweight or obese when their breast cancer is found (diagnosed) have a greater risk... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies whether weight loss in overweight and obese women may prevent breast cancer from coming back (recurrence). Previous studies have found that women who are overweight or obese when their breast cancer is found (diagnosed) have a greater risk of their breast cancer recurring, as compared to women who were thinner when their cancer was diagnosed. This study aims to test whether overweight or obese women who take part in a weight loss program after being diagnosed with breast cancer have a lower rate of cancer recurrence as compared to women who do not take part in the weight loss program. This study will help to show whether weight loss programs should be a part of breast cancer treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2016

open study

Intrathecal Morphine Microdose Method Sensory Changes
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Analgesic Drug Dependence Sensory Disorders Chronic Pain
Following the retrospective study on the effectiveness of the microdose method of intrathecal morphine therapy, the investigators are interested in measuring the sensory changes at 4 time points during the microdose method. The microdose method involves weaning the patient off... expand

Following the retrospective study on the effectiveness of the microdose method of intrathecal morphine therapy, the investigators are interested in measuring the sensory changes at 4 time points during the microdose method. The microdose method involves weaning the patient off oral opioids and maintaining an opioid-free period prior to initiating a very low opioid dose in intrathecal therapy. The microdose method is a standard of care. The study involves measuring sensory changes to hot, cold, and pressure. Data collection will be performed at regularly scheduled clinic visits, examining range of doses, pain scores,dose escalations, quantifiable psychosocial factors ( not captured in previous retrospective study), and changes in sensory thresholds.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

open study

MRI/US Fusion Imaging and Biopsy in Combination With Nanoparticle Directed Focal Therapy for Ablation...
Nanospectra Biosciences, Inc. Neoplasms of the Prostate
To determine the efficacy of using MRI/US fusion imaging technology to direct focal ablation of prostate tissue using nanoparticle-directed laser irradiation. expand

To determine the efficacy of using MRI/US fusion imaging technology to direct focal ablation of prostate tissue using nanoparticle-directed laser irradiation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

open study

Connect® MDS/AML Disease Registry
Celgene Myelodysplastic Syndromes Acute Myeloid Leukemia
The purpose of the Connect® MDS/AML Disease Registry is to provide unique insights into treatment regimens and sequencing of these regimens as they relate to clinical outcomes of patients with newly diagnosed MDS, ICUS or AML in routine clinical practice and evaluate molecular... expand

The purpose of the Connect® MDS/AML Disease Registry is to provide unique insights into treatment regimens and sequencing of these regimens as they relate to clinical outcomes of patients with newly diagnosed MDS, ICUS or AML in routine clinical practice and evaluate molecular and cellular markers that may provide further prognostic classification and/or might be predictive of therapy outcomes.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Dec 2013

open study

Easy Stretch Toolkit: A Pilot Study
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Facial Injuries
To research the use of a novel set of intraoral tools called the Easy Stretch Toolkit for the therapeutic management of facial burns and other facial disorders. expand

To research the use of a novel set of intraoral tools called the Easy Stretch Toolkit for the therapeutic management of facial burns and other facial disorders.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2019

open study

Treatment of ppROM With Erythromycin vs. Azithromycin Trial
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes (PPROM)
Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) complicates 4% of pregnancies annually. This pregnancy complication is a major contributor to preterm births and results in neonatal morbidity and mortality. The current standard of care for PPROM subjects between the gestational... expand

Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) complicates 4% of pregnancies annually. This pregnancy complication is a major contributor to preterm births and results in neonatal morbidity and mortality. The current standard of care for PPROM subjects between the gestational age of 24 weeks and 0 days and 33 weeks and 6 days, is to administer ampicillin and erythromycin for a total of 7 days. Erythromycin can cause GI upset and some subjects do not tolerate this regimen over the course of 7 days. In addition, there is a national shortage of erythromycin, and published expert opinion proposed to use a second-generation macrolide (azithromycin) instead of erythromycin. Azithromycin can be taken once daily, is cheaper than erythromycin and has less GI upset adverse effects. The investigators' objective is to compare the effectiveness of the 2 regimens in prolonging pregnancy after PPROM. The investigators' working hypothesis is that there is no measurable difference in the primary outcome between the group randomized to the azithromycin regimen versus the group randomized to the erythromycin regimen.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

open study

Androgen-Deprivation Therapy and Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Prostate Cancer
Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Prostate Cancer
RATIONALE: Androgens can cause the growth of prostate cancer cells. Androgen deprivation therapy may stop the adrenal glands from making androgens. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial studies androgen-deprivation... expand

RATIONALE: Androgens can cause the growth of prostate cancer cells. Androgen deprivation therapy may stop the adrenal glands from making androgens. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial studies androgen-deprivation therapy and radiation therapy in treating patients with prostate cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2011

open study

Quantitative Sensory Testing in Chronic Pain Patients Undergoing Opioid Treatment and Opioid Tapering
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Analgesic Drug Dependence Sensory Deficit
Few studies have used quantitative sensory tests to study the effect of chronic opioid treatment on sensation. The investigators will test chronic pain patients who are on different MEDDs, normal volunteers, and patients undergoing an opioid taper. This will be the first study... expand

Few studies have used quantitative sensory tests to study the effect of chronic opioid treatment on sensation. The investigators will test chronic pain patients who are on different MEDDs, normal volunteers, and patients undergoing an opioid taper. This will be the first study to perform sensory testing on patients while undergoing an opioid taper on an outpatient basis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

open study

Pharmacokinetics and Safety of Commonly Used Drugs in Lactating Women and Breastfed Infants
Kevin Watt Lactating Women on Select DOI Breastfed Infants of Mothers on Select DOI
Over half of women in the US who are breastfeeding their infants take prescription drugs. You are being asked to participate in this study because you are breastfeeding your infant and are currently taking, as part of your medical care, at least one of the drugs we are studying.... expand

Over half of women in the US who are breastfeeding their infants take prescription drugs. You are being asked to participate in this study because you are breastfeeding your infant and are currently taking, as part of your medical care, at least one of the drugs we are studying. We are interested in studying drugs commonly prescribed to women who are breastfeeding so we can learn more about the amount of drug that is transferred to breastmilk and estimate how much of drug that is consumed by breastfed infants.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Oct 2018

open study

Veliparib, Pembrolizumab, and Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patient With Locally Advanced Rectal...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Rectal Adenocarcinoma Stage II Rectal Cancer AJCC v7 Stage III Rectal Cancer AJCC v7
This randomized phase II trial studies how well veliparib or pembrolizumab work with combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy in treating patients with rectal cancer that has spread from where it started to nearby tissue or lymph nodes (locally advanced). Veliparib may... expand

This randomized phase II trial studies how well veliparib or pembrolizumab work with combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy in treating patients with rectal cancer that has spread from where it started to nearby tissue or lymph nodes (locally advanced). Veliparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as modified (m)FOLFOX6 regimen, 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 veliparib or pembrolizumab with combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells, make the tumor smaller, and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2016

open study

Prophylactic Antibiotics After Cesarean
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Surgical Site Infection
The purpose of this study is to determine if the addition of a 48-hour course of post-operative antibiotics to the recommended course of pre-operative antibiotics improves surgical site infection rate in patients who are obese and undergo Cesarean section after laboring.... expand

The purpose of this study is to determine if the addition of a 48-hour course of post-operative antibiotics to the recommended course of pre-operative antibiotics improves surgical site infection rate in patients who are obese and undergo Cesarean section after laboring.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

A Trial of Pessary and Progesterone for Preterm Prevention in Twin Gestation With a Short Cervix
The George Washington University Biostatistics Center Short Cervical Length
This protocol outlines a randomized trial of 630 women evaluating the use of micronized vaginal progesterone or pessary versus control (placebo) to prevent early preterm birth in women carrying twins and with a cervical length of less than 30 millimeters. expand

This protocol outlines a randomized trial of 630 women evaluating the use of micronized vaginal progesterone or pessary versus control (placebo) to prevent early preterm birth in women carrying twins and with a cervical length of less than 30 millimeters.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2015

open study

Longitudinal Study of the Porphyrias
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Acute Porphyrias Cutaneous Porphyrias
The objective of this protocol is to conduct a longitudinal multidisciplinary investigation of the human porphyrias including the natural history, morbidity, pregnancy outcomes, and mortality in people with these disorders. expand

The objective of this protocol is to conduct a longitudinal multidisciplinary investigation of the human porphyrias including the natural history, morbidity, pregnancy outcomes, and mortality in people with these disorders.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2010

open study

Use of Sildenafil for Treatment of Urinary Incontinence
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Urinary Incontinence
The investigators goal is to develop medical treatments for stress/mixed urinary incontinence. Sildenafil has been shown to improve blood flow as well as muscle mass and strength and to decrease muscle fatigue. The investigators believe that it will improve muscular atrophy in... expand

The investigators goal is to develop medical treatments for stress/mixed urinary incontinence. Sildenafil has been shown to improve blood flow as well as muscle mass and strength and to decrease muscle fatigue. The investigators believe that it will improve muscular atrophy in the pelvic floor, thus improving symptoms of urinary incontinence related to pelvic floor dysfunction.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

Oral Iron for Erythropoietic Protoporphyrias
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Erythropoietic Protoporphyria EPP X-linked Protoporphyria XLP
In the medical literature there are conflicting reports on whether iron improves symptoms in patients with EPP and XLP. Giving iron to people who are iron deficient is thought to improve EPP symptoms. However, this has never been systematically tested. Therefore, the purpose of... expand

In the medical literature there are conflicting reports on whether iron improves symptoms in patients with EPP and XLP. Giving iron to people who are iron deficient is thought to improve EPP symptoms. However, this has never been systematically tested. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to determine the effect of oral iron for EPP and XLP patients.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2016

open study

A Randomized Trial of Pessary in Singleton Pregnancies With a Short Cervix
The George Washington University Biostatistics Center Short Cervix Preterm Delivery
The purpose of the study is to determine whether the Arabin pessary is a useful intervention of preterm birth at less than 37 weeks in women with a singleton gestation and a short cervix. expand

The purpose of the study is to determine whether the Arabin pessary is a useful intervention of preterm birth at less than 37 weeks in women with a singleton gestation and a short cervix.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

open study

Validation of a Novel Screening Test for Maternal Insulin Resistance
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Insulin Resistance, Diabetes
This will be a validation study of Quantose IR and Quantose IGT to predict insulin resistance and identify patients with prediabetes. This is a pilot study of 100 subjects. Based on the results of this initial trial, investigators plan to perform a larger trial at UTMB. Quantose... expand

This will be a validation study of Quantose IR and Quantose IGT to predict insulin resistance and identify patients with prediabetes. This is a pilot study of 100 subjects. Based on the results of this initial trial, investigators plan to perform a larger trial at UTMB. Quantose IR is a fasting blood test for insulin resistance and prediabetes, and is clinically validated in non-pregnant individuals. The Quantose IR Score is based on three novel nonglycemic biomarkers, as well as insulin, and provides a comprehensive measure of insulin resistance. These analytes include: - α-HB (α-hydroxybutyrate): positively correlated with insulin resistance and indicative of early β-cell dysfunction. - L-GPC (linoleoyl-glycerophosphocholine): negatively correlated with insulin resistance and impaired glucose tolerance. - Oleic Acid: positively correlated with increasing lipolysis and insulin resistance. - Insulin: increased insulin is characteristic of insulin resistance and is an independent risk factor for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Quantose IGT is designed to estimate the risk of being IGT. It is calculated from a multiple logistic regression model based on the fasting plasma levels of: - Glucose. - α−HB. - β−HB. - 4-methyl-2-oxopentanoic acid. - LGPC. - Oleic acid. - Serine. - Vitamin B5. Participants in the study will be consenting to data collection and two visits for lab draw. The investigators will then evaluate the performance of the Quantose IR and Quantose IGT in the study population.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Dec 2017

open study

Postpartum Management of Hypertension in Pregnancy With Hydrochlorothiazide
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Pre-Eclampsia Gestational Hypertension Superimposed Pre-Eclampsia Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced Postpartum Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension
Postpartum prophylactic HCTZ administration for prevention and relapse of preeclampsia or gestational hypertension. expand

Postpartum prophylactic HCTZ administration for prevention and relapse of preeclampsia or gestational hypertension.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

Antibacterial-coated Sutures at Time of Cesarean
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Surgical Site Infection Surgical Wound Infection Cesarean Section; Infection Cesarean Section Complications
Abdominal closure with antibacterial-coated sutures has been shown to reduce wound infections after a number of surgical procedures, but none of the previous trials included cesarean delivery. Our objective is to determine whether use of antibacterial-coated sutures reduces surgical... expand

Abdominal closure with antibacterial-coated sutures has been shown to reduce wound infections after a number of surgical procedures, but none of the previous trials included cesarean delivery. Our objective is to determine whether use of antibacterial-coated sutures reduces surgical site infection (SSI) after cesarean delivery.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2018

open study

Safety and Effectiveness of the Jada System in Treating Primary Postpartum Hemorrhage
Alydia Health Postpartum Hemorrhage
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Jada System in the control and reduction of primary postpartum hemorrhage. expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Jada System in the control and reduction of primary postpartum hemorrhage.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2017

open study

Does a Rescue Course of Betamethasone in Pregnant Women With PPROM Decrease Neonatal Morbidity?
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston PPROM Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Premature Infants
The purpose of this study is to determine if a repeat course of betamethasone given to pregnant women with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) will decrease the infant's length of stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the overall neonatal morbidity associated... expand

The purpose of this study is to determine if a repeat course of betamethasone given to pregnant women with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) will decrease the infant's length of stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the overall neonatal morbidity associated with this condition.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

Effect of In-Patient Exercise Training on Length of Hospitalization in Burned Patients
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Muscle Weakness Late Effect of Burn Muscle; Fatigue, Heart Burn Rehabilitation
This study will measure efficacy of early in-patient exercise as an adjunct to current Standard of Care (SOC) for 96 patients in a multi-centre trial. The secondary purpose is to assess the efficacy of a personalized, structured, and quantifiable exercise program (MP10) carried... expand

This study will measure efficacy of early in-patient exercise as an adjunct to current Standard of Care (SOC) for 96 patients in a multi-centre trial. The secondary purpose is to assess the efficacy of a personalized, structured, and quantifiable exercise program (MP10) carried out soon after admission until hospital discharge (including during the BICU stay and time on ventilation).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2015

open study

Prevalence of Malnutrition and/or Sarcopenia at Hospital Admission
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Malnutrition Sarcopenia
The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of malnutrition and/or sarcopenia at admission to the hospital in older adults. expand

The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of malnutrition and/or sarcopenia at admission to the hospital in older adults.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Feb 2015

open study

Collection of Samples From Pregnant Women for the Evaluation of Preeclampsia (Pre-E) Biomarkers
Progenity, Inc. Preeclampsia Hypertension Proteinuria Thrombocytopenia Renal Insufficiency
Preeclampsia (Pre-E) is a hypertensive disease of pregnancy with multi-system involvement that usually occurs in the second half of pregnancy. Pre-E occurs in 5% to 7% of U.S. pregnancies, and is the third-leading cause of U.S. maternal death. Improvements to the current diagnostic... expand

Preeclampsia (Pre-E) is a hypertensive disease of pregnancy with multi-system involvement that usually occurs in the second half of pregnancy. Pre-E occurs in 5% to 7% of U.S. pregnancies, and is the third-leading cause of U.S. maternal death. Improvements to the current diagnostic paradigm have been evaluated. However, no stand-alone diagnostic method has emerged that more accurately identifies women at risk for preeclampsia, warranting improvements in diagnosing Pre-E. This sample collection study will obtain serum and urine samples from pregnant women who present with clinical signs, symptoms, or conditions contributing to the suspicion of Pre-E. Samples will be used to evaluate and validate the performance of an assay intended to aid in assessing the risk of Pre-E.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2016

open study

Comparing Outpatient to Inpatient Cervical Ripening Using Dilapan-S®
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Labor, Induced Cervix Uteri-Diseases
The target population for our study is women who present for induction of labor. If there is a decision by the obstetrical team to place a mechanical dilator for cervical ripening, the obstetrical team will notify the research staff so that the patient may be screened for the... expand

The target population for our study is women who present for induction of labor. If there is a decision by the obstetrical team to place a mechanical dilator for cervical ripening, the obstetrical team will notify the research staff so that the patient may be screened for the study. If the subject is eligible for the trial, written informed consent will be obtained by person-to-person contact. The PI, study coordinator, or a collaborator will be responsible for the informed consent procedure. After informed consent is obtained and Dilapan-S is placed, the patient will be randomized to the Outpatient or the Inpatient group.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2018

open study