76 matching studies

Sponsor Condition of Interest
PrEP-Pod-IVR (TDF-FTC/Placebo IVR 28 Day Crossover Study)
Oak Crest Institute of Science HIV Prevention
Participants will have a 28-day pre-ring baseline assessment period (Stage 1) followed by randomization to order with 5 participants per study arm. All participants will sequentially receive both study products for 28-days with at least a 2-week washout period between products.... expand

Participants will have a 28-day pre-ring baseline assessment period (Stage 1) followed by randomization to order with 5 participants per study arm. All participants will sequentially receive both study products for 28-days with at least a 2-week washout period between products. Arm 1 will receive the TDF-FTC pod-IVR for Stage 2 followed by the placebo pod-IVR during Stage 3. Arm 2 will receive the placebo pod-IVR for Stage 2 followed by the TDF-FTC pod-IVR during Stage 3. During Stages 2 & 3 participants will also complete brief phone surveys (<3 min), computer-assisted self-interviews (CASIs), and in-depth interviews (IDIs) regarding perceptibility and acceptability. If willing, participants' male sexual partners will be invited to complete IDIs as well.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

open study

The Effects of Video Game Warm-up on EyeSi Surgical Simulator Performance
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston High Fidelity Simulation Training
This study will examine the history of video game use an activities of manual dexterity with the scored skills used in the Eyesi surgical simulator. Subjects will be asked to participate in video games or no video games prior to testing skills in Eyesi to examine training effects... expand

This study will examine the history of video game use an activities of manual dexterity with the scored skills used in the Eyesi surgical simulator. Subjects will be asked to participate in video games or no video games prior to testing skills in Eyesi to examine training effects of video game participation and changes in manual dexterity.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2020

open study

Muscle Anabolic Interventions to Accelerate Recovery From Hospitalization in Geriatric Patients
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Aging
The goal of this pilot study is to collect preliminary data on the feasibility and effect size of interventions to modify the physiological recovery trajectory from hospitalization in community dwelling older adults. expand

The goal of this pilot study is to collect preliminary data on the feasibility and effect size of interventions to modify the physiological recovery trajectory from hospitalization in community dwelling older adults.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2016

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

Telephone Counseling and Numberless Scales to Overcome Barriers to Adolescent Weight Loss
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Obesity
This study tests the feasibility and acceptability of a numberless behavioral digital scale (BDS) intervention combined with motivational interviewing (MI) to affect lifestyle changes to promote weight loss in adolescents who are obese. Half of the participants will receive this... expand

This study tests the feasibility and acceptability of a numberless behavioral digital scale (BDS) intervention combined with motivational interviewing (MI) to affect lifestyle changes to promote weight loss in adolescents who are obese. Half of the participants will receive this intervention, while the other half will use a digital scale along with the standard adolescent weight loss program.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2020

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

Estimating Blood Loss Using TritonTM in Vaginal Deliveries: A Validation Trial
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Post Partum Hemorrhage Blood Loss Vaginal Bleeding Vaginal Delivery
This study will be a prospective cohort study. Patients who meet criteria for inclusion in the study will be approached for participation at same day of admission. Written informed consent will be obtained from the patients by the Co-principal investigator and by the study collaborators.... expand

This study will be a prospective cohort study. Patients who meet criteria for inclusion in the study will be approached for participation at same day of admission. Written informed consent will be obtained from the patients by the Co-principal investigator and by the study collaborators. If patients agree to participate, a CBC (complete blood count) will be obtained via venous puncture routine in our facility as part of the admission labs which will be around 10 cc of blood. The device will be used during the delivery in laboring room. The device will be used to assess QBL (quantitative blood loss) by the research staff only and results/ QBL assessment will be masked to the clinical team. Unmasking will only occur following study completion with purpose to perform data analysis. Patient management will be according to the clinical team without the knowledge of the QBL. All patients undergo a CBC postpartum as part of post-partum evaluation, this will also be performed by venipuncture where 10 cc of blood will be collected. The drop in Hgb (hemoglobin) between the pre and post partum CBCs will be calculated for each patient. The post-partum CBC will be collected approximately 24-30 hours from delivery as standard in our unit. The blood will be collected from each patient by the nursing staff who are experienced in withdrawing blood. Patients will be divided into quartiles of Hgb. Cases will be those patients whose Hgb is in the upper quartile, while controls will be those patients whose Hgb is in the lower 3 quartiles. We will be comparing visual EBL (estimated blood loss) by standard clinical assessment versus the QBL result from the device between cases and controls. The Triton L&D (labor and delivery) system which comprises of the device, software analysis and staff training will be supplied by the manufacturer free of charge. Research staff will be trained by the manufacturer. We will be offering our skills, fellows, midwifes and residents, who will be collecting data and we will be performing the data analysis. Results will be available to the manufacturer after results are completed. The results of this study will be presented in conferences or published in a peer-review journal. Demographic information will be obtained from the electronic medical record. The data will be kept on a password secured University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) computer. An encrypted USB flash drive will be used to transfer data. The data will be identified and linked to the patient using the medical record number. During data analysis, all patient identifiers will be deleted.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2020

open study

Pink Warrior 2: Teleconference-based Gaming Support
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Breast Cancer Physical Activity
Breast cancer survivors, from diagnosis until the end of life, go through many transitions. One major transition is the significant decrease of physical activity immediately after diagnosis. Despite the known benefits of physical activity-speeding recovery time and reduced cancer... expand

Breast cancer survivors, from diagnosis until the end of life, go through many transitions. One major transition is the significant decrease of physical activity immediately after diagnosis. Despite the known benefits of physical activity-speeding recovery time and reduced cancer recurrence risk-only 1 in 3 survivors met physical activity recommendations of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week. Physical activity interventions have shown effectiveness in helping breast cancer survivors increase physical activity during treatment, but limited evidence-based physical activity interventions have been incorporated into the clinic and community. To address this limitation, the investigators are partnering with the UTMB breast cancer support group to conduct a 12-week physical activity intervention, Pink Warrior. The goal of this study is to compare an intervention that uses active games versus an intervention uses pedometer to encourage physical activity such as walking within breast cancer survivors in active cancer treatment. The study will include breast cancer survivor between the ages of 18 - 70 whom currently gets less than 150 minutes of planned physical activity per week and received a breast cancer diagnosis within 0 to 6 months. Participants will be randomized to participate in the support group using the active video game-based physical activity intervention (Wii and Xbox active games) or to participate in the existing UTMB breast cancer support group with pedometers (Digi-Walker CW-700/701). The investigators hypothesize that by engaging in active video gaming, breast cancer survivors will be motivated to initiate and maintain physical activity during treatment. This will ultimately increase functional capacity and prevent functional disability in breast cancer survivors.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2020

open study

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

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

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

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

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

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

Out of Plane Approach for Interscalene
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Acute Pain Brachial Plexus Block
Study aims to examine the influence of out of plane interscalene approach to a brachial plexus block on the effect of phrenic nerve blockade. expand

Study aims to examine the influence of out of plane interscalene approach to a brachial plexus block on the effect of phrenic nerve blockade.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2019

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

Hormonal Status on Blood Flow and Tissue in Pelvic Organ Prolapse
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Pelvic Floor Disorders
Our primary aim in the current study is to determine important tissue differences, including muscle and connective tissue changes, between postmenopausal women and reproductive age women with pelvic floor dysfunction to help develop targeted and noninvasive treatments. expand

Our primary aim in the current study is to determine important tissue differences, including muscle and connective tissue changes, between postmenopausal women and reproductive age women with pelvic floor dysfunction to help develop targeted and noninvasive treatments.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2013

open study

Enteral L Citrulline Supplementation in Preterm Infants - Safety, Efficacy and Dosing
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Associated Pulmonary Hypertension Pulmonary Hypertension Premature Birth Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity
Oral L-citrulline supplementation may prevent and/or decrease the severity of chronic lung disease associated with pulmonary hypertension in preterm infants. Since oral L-citrulline supplementation has never been studied in preterm infants before, the side effect profile and... expand

Oral L-citrulline supplementation may prevent and/or decrease the severity of chronic lung disease associated with pulmonary hypertension in preterm infants. Since oral L-citrulline supplementation has never been studied in preterm infants before, the side effect profile and appropriate dosing are still unknown. In this pilot study, the investigators will determine the safety profile, efficacy and appropriate dosing of oral L-citrulline in preterm infants. In the future, information from this study will be utilized to conduct a randomized placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the role of L-citrulline supplementation in treating BPD_PH.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

open study

PermeaDerm® vs. Mepilex-Ag® in Promoting Healing of Partial-thickness Burn Wounds
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Partial-thickness Burn
The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of the wound dressings currently used at our institution for partial-thickness burn wounds: PermeaDerm® (PermeaDerm, Inc., Carlsbad, California, USA) and silver impregnated foam dressing (Mepilex Ag®, Health Care, Göteborg,... expand

The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of the wound dressings currently used at our institution for partial-thickness burn wounds: PermeaDerm® (PermeaDerm, Inc., Carlsbad, California, USA) and silver impregnated foam dressing (Mepilex Ag®, Health Care, Göteborg, Sweden)

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2018

open study

Effects of a Community Based Exercise Program in Adults With Severe Burns
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Burn Injury Psychosocial Problem Quality of Life
The purpose of this proposal is to assess the efficacy of implementing a 12-week structured and supervised community-based exercise program (COMBEX) at hospital discharge. The investigators will assess the effect of exercise on mental health and physical function, along with... expand

The purpose of this proposal is to assess the efficacy of implementing a 12-week structured and supervised community-based exercise program (COMBEX) at hospital discharge. The investigators will assess the effect of exercise on mental health and physical function, along with its effects on the amelioration of the burn-induced catabolic response. The central hypothesis of this proposal is that exercise-induced physical and psychosocial benefits obtained during a supervised and structured COMBEX program in severely burned adults will improve physical function, and quality of life relative to Standard of Care (SOC).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2010

open study

Hydroxychloroquine and Phlebotomy for Treating Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) is an iron-related disorder that responds to treatment by phlebotomy or low-dose hydroxychloroquine, but comparative data on these treatments are limited. The hypothesis is that hydroxychloroquine is noninferior to phlebotomy in terms of time to... expand

Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) is an iron-related disorder that responds to treatment by phlebotomy or low-dose hydroxychloroquine, but comparative data on these treatments are limited. The hypothesis is that hydroxychloroquine is noninferior to phlebotomy in terms of time to remission. Patients with well documented PCT are assigned to treatment by randomization if specific criteria are met. All patients are followed until remission - defined as achieving a normal plasma porphyrin concentration.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2006

open study

Vitamin E Supplementation in Burn Patients
Shriners Hospitals for Children Burn Injury
Burned patients because of their increased oxidative stress have severely depleted vitamin E, which is a dietary antioxidant. Oxidative stress is responsible for much of the pathophysiology seen in burned patients, which leads to acute and chronic morbidity and mortality, in... expand

Burned patients because of their increased oxidative stress have severely depleted vitamin E, which is a dietary antioxidant. Oxidative stress is responsible for much of the pathophysiology seen in burned patients, which leads to acute and chronic morbidity and mortality, in addition to a decrease in their quality of life. Oral vitamin E will be used to reverse the oxidative stress of burn injury and, in the process, decrease the secondary consequences of thermal trauma. This proposal will demonstrate the benefit of maintaining adequate vitamin E status.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2011

open study