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A Social Media Game to Increase Physical Activity Among Older Adult Women
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Aging
This study will test the effects of a social media game on the physical activity of older adult women. The game will consist of playful weekly challenges that require sharing photographs on a private social media group and also wearing an activity monitor to track steps. Participants... expand

This study will test the effects of a social media game on the physical activity of older adult women. The game will consist of playful weekly challenges that require sharing photographs on a private social media group and also wearing an activity monitor to track steps. Participants will be randomized to this game group or to receive the activity monitor only.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2019

open study

Narrative Visualization for Breast Cancer Survivors' Physical Activity
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Breast Cancer
This study tests the feasibility and acceptability of a physical activity intervention that combines use of a wearable activity monitor with a scrapbook. Half of the participants will receive this enhanced intervention, while the other half will receive a wearable activity monitor... expand

This study tests the feasibility and acceptability of a physical activity intervention that combines use of a wearable activity monitor with a scrapbook. Half of the participants will receive this enhanced intervention, while the other half will receive a wearable activity monitor with a standard step log.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

open study

Identifying Therapeutic Targets of Accelerated Sarcopenia
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Sarcopenia Diabetes Mellitus Aging
The proposed research is designed to identify the mechanisms that can accelerate loss of muscle size, strength and physical function in type 2 diabetes and with hospitalization in older persons. About ⅓ of older Americans have type 2 diabetes, and about ⅓ of the hospitalizations... expand

The proposed research is designed to identify the mechanisms that can accelerate loss of muscle size, strength and physical function in type 2 diabetes and with hospitalization in older persons. About ⅓ of older Americans have type 2 diabetes, and about ⅓ of the hospitalizations in the USA involve persons older than 65 year of age. The proposed research is relevant to the part of NIH's mission that pertains to development of the fundamental knowledge that will improve health and reduce the burdens of disability, because this work will provide the fundamental evidence to identify new targets for the development of innovative treatments to slow down muscle loss and disability in our aging society.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

open study

Chemoradiotherapy With or Without Atezolizumab in Treating Patients With Localized Muscle Invasive Bladder...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Bladder Carcinoma Infiltrating the Muscle of the Bladder Wall Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma Stage II Bladder Cancer AJCC v8 Stage III Bladder Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIA Bladder Cancer AJCC v8
This phase III trial studies how well chemotherapy and radiation therapy work with or without atezolizumab in treating patients with localized muscle invasive bladder cancer. Radiation therapy uses high energy rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy,... expand

This phase III trial studies how well chemotherapy and radiation therapy work with or without atezolizumab in treating patients with localized muscle invasive bladder cancer. Radiation therapy uses high energy rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine, cisplatin, fluorouracil and mitomycin-C, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving chemotherapy with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving atezolizumab with radiation therapy and chemotherapy may work better in treating patients with localized muscle invasive bladder cancer compared to radiation therapy and chemotherapy without atezolizumab.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2019

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Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium
University of Florida Physical Activity
The goal of the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC) is to assess molecular changes that occur in response to physical activity (PA). To achieve this aim, a mechanistic randomized controlled trial (RCT) is conducted, in which adult study participants... expand

The goal of the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC) is to assess molecular changes that occur in response to physical activity (PA). To achieve this aim, a mechanistic randomized controlled trial (RCT) is conducted, in which adult study participants are randomized to endurance exercise (EE) training, resistance exercise (RE) training, or no exercise Control for a period of approximately 12 weeks. The overarching hypothesis is that there are discoverable molecular transducers that communicate and coordinate the effects of exercise on cells, tissues, and organs, which may initiate processes ultimately leading to the health benefits of exercise. Because this is a mechanistic trial, the main goal is not a health-related outcome. Rather, the goal is to generate a map of the molecular responses to exercise that will be used by the Consortium and by the scientific community at large to generate hypotheses for future investigations of the health benefits of PA.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2019

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

Study in Adult Asthmatic Patients With Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
Pulmatrix Inc. Asthma
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Multicenter, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 2 Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetics of Itraconazole Administered as a Dry Powder for Inhalation (PUR1900) in Adult Asthmatic Patients With Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis expand

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Multicenter, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 2 Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetics of Itraconazole Administered as a Dry Powder for Inhalation (PUR1900) in Adult Asthmatic Patients With Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2019

open study

Optimizing Medication Management for Mothers With Depression
Northwestern University Depression Pregnancy
The purpose of this study is to explore the way the antidepressant concentration (amount of medication) in the blood changes due to the physiological changes in the body (i.e., changes in metabolism, hormones and body fluid) during pregnancy and postpartum and the impact of genetic... expand

The purpose of this study is to explore the way the antidepressant concentration (amount of medication) in the blood changes due to the physiological changes in the body (i.e., changes in metabolism, hormones and body fluid) during pregnancy and postpartum and the impact of genetic factors on the degree of these changes. Changes in antidepressant concentration are important to monitor, as decreases in antidepressant concentration may lead to less than therapeutic drug levels, which may cause an increase in mood symptoms or recurrence of depressive episodes. Increases in antidepressant concentration have the potential to lead to increased side effects. The study team is hoping to better understand the course of these changes across pregnancy and postpartum and how an individual's genetic makeup impacts these changes with the goal of developing guidelines to optimize antidepressant treatment of pregnant women.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 2016

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

Nutrition Therapy in Improving Immune System in Patients With Bladder Cancer That Can Be Removed by Surgery
Southwest Oncology Group Bladder Carcinoma
This randomized phase III trial studies how well nutrition therapy works in improving immune system in patients with bladder cancer that can be removed by surgery. Improving nutrition before and after surgery may reduce the infections and other problems that sometimes occur after... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well nutrition therapy works in improving immune system in patients with bladder cancer that can be removed by surgery. Improving nutrition before and after surgery may reduce the infections and other problems that sometimes occur after surgery.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2019

open study

S1602: Different Strains of BCG With or Without Vaccine in High Grade Non- Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer
Southwest Oncology Group Stage 0 Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma Stage 0is Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma Stage I Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma
This randomized phase III trial studies Tokyo-172 strain bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) solution with or without a vaccination using Tokyo-172 strain BCG to see how well it works compared with TICE BCG solution in treating patients with bladder cancer that has not spread to muscle.... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies Tokyo-172 strain bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) solution with or without a vaccination using Tokyo-172 strain BCG to see how well it works compared with TICE BCG solution in treating patients with bladder cancer that has not spread to muscle. BCG is a non-infectious bacteria that when instilled into the bladder may stimulate the immune system to fight bladder cancer. Giving different versions of BCG with vaccine therapy may prevent bladder cancer from returning.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

open study

A Study of a Low-Carbohydrate Diet to Improve Maternal Health After Childbirth
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Obesity Postpartum Weight Retention Insulin Sensitivity
The study is evaluating the effects of a standard diet to a low carbohydrate diet in obese women after having a baby. The purpose of the study is to determine if a low carbohydrate diet is associated with improvement in insulin sensitivity in postpartum women. expand

The study is evaluating the effects of a standard diet to a low carbohydrate diet in obese women after having a baby. The purpose of the study is to determine if a low carbohydrate diet is associated with improvement in insulin sensitivity in postpartum women.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2019

open study

Panhematin for Prevention of Acute Attacks of Porphyria
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Acute Intermittent Porphyria Hereditary Coproporphyria Variegate Porphyria
The purpose of this study is to determine if Panhematin is safe and effective for prevention of acute attacks of porphyria. The study aims to provide high quality evidence for the use on hemin for prevention of acute attacks of porphyria. High quality studies have not been done... expand

The purpose of this study is to determine if Panhematin is safe and effective for prevention of acute attacks of porphyria. The study aims to provide high quality evidence for the use on hemin for prevention of acute attacks of porphyria. High quality studies have not been done previously for treating or preventing acute attacks with hemin. The lack of strong evidence for efficacy of hemin for treatment and prevention of attacks limits its availability for patients with acute porphyrias. Funding source: FDA Office of Orphan Product Development (FDA OOPD) FD-R-03720

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2015

open study

Study of the Efficacy and Safety of AMAG-423 (Digoxin Immune Fab) in Antepartum Subjects With Severe...
AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Severe Preeclampsia
This study evaluates the use of AMAG-423 (Digoxin Immune Fab) in addition to expectant management in the treatment of severe preeclampsia as compared to placebo. expand

This study evaluates the use of AMAG-423 (Digoxin Immune Fab) in addition to expectant management in the treatment of severe preeclampsia as compared to placebo.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2017

open study

Harvoni Treatment Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
Wake Forest University Health Sciences Porphyria Cutanea Tarda Hepatitis C
In the medical literature there case reports that Harvoni improves symptoms in patients with PCT. However, this has never been systematically tested. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to assess whether Harvoni alone is an effective therapy of active PCT in patients with... expand

In the medical literature there case reports that Harvoni improves symptoms in patients with PCT. However, this has never been systematically tested. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to assess whether Harvoni alone is an effective therapy of active PCT in patients with Chronic Hepatitis C.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Feasibility of a Stroke Specific Self-management Program
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Stroke Chronic Conditions
Stroke is a leading cause of disability, institutionalization, readmission and death. This research is being completed to accelerate the adoption of evidence-based therapy practices that improve overall stroke care and outcomes. We will implement a feasibility randomized controlled... expand

Stroke is a leading cause of disability, institutionalization, readmission and death. This research is being completed to accelerate the adoption of evidence-based therapy practices that improve overall stroke care and outcomes. We will implement a feasibility randomized controlled trial (RCT) studying the implementation of a stroke specific chronic disease self-management program. Specifically, if the person is identified to have a chronic vision impairment identified on the vision screen, a specific low vision self-management program will be used. Otherwise the program that will be used is the generic chronic disease self-management program.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

open study

Use of a Dynamic Compression Intramedullary Nail for Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis
MedShape, Inc Ankle Arthritis Foot Arthritis
The purpose of this study is to determine the clinical efficacy of a novel dynamic compression intramedullary nail for tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) arthrodesis. expand

The purpose of this study is to determine the clinical efficacy of a novel dynamic compression intramedullary nail for tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) arthrodesis.

Type: Observational

Start Date: May 2019

open study

Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis Prior to Active Labor and Infectious Morbidity
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Bacterial Vaginoses
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of vaginal discharge among repro-ductive aged women. It is been linked to adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. Our objective is to evaluate if the use of a single dose of metronidazole in women with BV at time of delivery reduces... expand

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of vaginal discharge among repro-ductive aged women. It is been linked to adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. Our objective is to evaluate if the use of a single dose of metronidazole in women with BV at time of delivery reduces infectious morbidities

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2019

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

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

GARDASIL 9: 3 Dose vs. 2 Dose With Delayed 3rd Dose
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Immunization Efficacy Human Papilloma Virus
We are evaluating whether 15-26 year old males and females need a 3rd dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, or whether 2 doses provide similar protection as 3 doses from the 9 types of HPV that it protects against. expand

We are evaluating whether 15-26 year old males and females need a 3rd dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, or whether 2 doses provide similar protection as 3 doses from the 9 types of HPV that it protects against.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2019

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

Geriatric Recovery Using Inpatient and Post-hospitalization Supplementation
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Aging
The purpose of the study is to determine the feasibility of nutritional interventions designed to help older patients maintain physical function after being in the hospital. We will test the feasibility and effect of nutritional interventions with whey protein, collagen or placebo... expand

The purpose of the study is to determine the feasibility of nutritional interventions designed to help older patients maintain physical function after being in the hospital. We will test the feasibility and effect of nutritional interventions with whey protein, collagen or placebo on functional recovery from hospitalization in community dwelling older adults.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2019

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

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

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