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A Study to Evaluate Ibrutinib Combination Therapy in Patients With Selected Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary...
Pharmacyclics LLC. Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) Urothelial Carcinoma Gastric Adenocarcinoma Colorectal Adenocarcinoma (CRC)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of the combination treatment of ibrutinib with everolimus, paclitaxel, docetaxel, or cetuximab in selected advanced gastrointestinal and genitourinary tumors. expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of the combination treatment of ibrutinib with everolimus, paclitaxel, docetaxel, or cetuximab in selected advanced gastrointestinal and genitourinary tumors.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2015

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Mechanisms of Improved Wound Healing and Protein Synthesis of Insulin and Metformin
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Insulin Resistance Hypermetabolism Hyperglycemia
Massive pediatric burns are associated with a persistent and sustained hypermetabolic response characterized by elevated levels of circulating catecholamine's, cortisol, and glucagon's, which can cause extreme muscle wasting, immunodeficiency, and delay in wound healing. Insulin... expand

Massive pediatric burns are associated with a persistent and sustained hypermetabolic response characterized by elevated levels of circulating catecholamine's, cortisol, and glucagon's, which can cause extreme muscle wasting, immunodeficiency, and delay in wound healing. Insulin and metformin have demonstrated anabolic activity with minimal associated side effects. However, it is unknown whether the beneficial effects arise from tight euglycemic control or direct effect of insulin action. We hypothesize that during acute hospitalization, administration of metformin at a dose titrated to maintain blood glucose between 80-180 mg/dl will accelerate wound healing and recovery in children with severe thermal injury and will have beneficial long-term effects on muscle strength, immune function, and wound healing.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2012

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

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The RE-ENERGIZE Study: RandomizEd Trial of ENtERal Glutamine to minimIZE Thermal Injury
Daren K. Heyland Burns
The purpose of this study is to test the following hypotheses: 1. Enteral glutamine administration decreases in-hospital mortality in adult patients with severe thermal burn injuries. 2. Enteral glutamine administration decreases hospital-acquired blood stream infections... expand

The purpose of this study is to test the following hypotheses: 1. Enteral glutamine administration decreases in-hospital mortality in adult patients with severe thermal burn injuries. 2. Enteral glutamine administration decreases hospital-acquired blood stream infections from Gram negative organisms and length of stay in ICU and hospital for adult patients with severe thermal burn injuries. 3. Enteral glutamine administration will improve the physical function of surviving burn injured patients and reduce their cost of care. The objectives of this trial are to determine the overall treatment effect and safety of glutamine in burn patients. Specifically, the investigators want to assess the following outcomes in a sample of 2,700 patients in 80 sites: 1. In patients with severe, life-threatening burn injury, what is the effect of enteral glutamine on 6 month mortality? 2. In patients with severe, life-threatening burn injury, what is the effect of enteral glutamine on time to discharge alive from hospital, hospital-acquired blood stream infections from Gram negative organisms, hospital mortality, duration of stay in ICU and hospital, health-related quality of life, and health care resources?

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2010

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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

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A Multicenter Assessment of a Spontaneous Preterm Birth Risk Predictor
Sera Prognostics, Inc. Preterm Birth
Prospective multicenter observational study to further develop and validate a preterm birth risk predictor, using a preterm cutoff at 37 0/7 weeks gestation and at 35 0/7 weeks gestation. A single maternal peripheral blood sample will be collected for analysis. Data related to... expand

Prospective multicenter observational study to further develop and validate a preterm birth risk predictor, using a preterm cutoff at 37 0/7 weeks gestation and at 35 0/7 weeks gestation. A single maternal peripheral blood sample will be collected for analysis. Data related to potential risk factors for preterm birth will be obtained through maternal interview and review of medical records. Subjects will be followed through the delivery process to assess the course of pregnancy, labor, and to document any related maternal complications. Neonatal outcomes will be gathered from the medical record for up to 28 days of life or discharge, whichever occurs first.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 2016

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: Oct 2018

open study

Protective Effects of Propranolol in Adults
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Burn
This efficacy and safety trial will examine the effects and safety of propranolol administered to adult patients with severe burn injury. The investigators hypothesize that propranolol will provide significant benefit to adults following severe burn injury at doses that are safe... expand

This efficacy and safety trial will examine the effects and safety of propranolol administered to adult patients with severe burn injury. The investigators hypothesize that propranolol will provide significant benefit to adults following severe burn injury at doses that are safe and do not increase risk of adverse infectious and non-infectious outcomes.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2013

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

Controlled Trial of Panhematin in Treatment of Acute Attacks of Porphyria
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Acute Porphyrias
This study aims to provide high quality evidence for the effectiveness and safety of hemin (PanhematinTM , Recordati) for treatment of acute attacks of porphyria. These types of studies have not been done before with either PanhematinTM or the hemin preparation available in Europe... expand

This study aims to provide high quality evidence for the effectiveness and safety of hemin (PanhematinTM , Recordati) for treatment of acute attacks of porphyria. These types of studies have not been done before with either PanhematinTM or the hemin preparation available in Europe (NormosangTM, Orphan Europe). There are two treatment groups in this study. One group will be treated with PanhematinTM plus glucose, and the other group will be treated with glucose plus an inactive salt solution (called a "placebo"). To avoid prejudice, the treatment given to each participant will be blinded (meaning the participants and most of the hospital staff will not know which treatment the participant will receive) and randomized (meaning participants will have an equal chance of receiving either treatment, like the flip of a coin). A placebo-controlled, randomized study is the standard method used to prove treatments are effective and safe. PanhematinTM and glucose will be given in the same manner as is usual for treating an attack of porphyria. For participants who are chosen to receive the placebo, their treatment will be switched to real PanhematinTM at any time if their symptoms do not improve. This is called "rescue" treatment, and assures that they study is safe and patients who need hemin will receive it. Treatment with hemin will be for 4 days, or longer if needed. Since the study treatment is started as soon as possible after symptoms appear, there will be very little delay in providing hemin to those who need it. Funding Source - Office of Orphan Products Development (FDA OOPD)

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2014

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Liver, Pancreas and Thyroid Function in Burn Patients
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Burns Liver Fibroses Pancreas Disease Thyroid Diseases
The purpose of this study is to determine the extent to which severe burn injuries affect the morphology and function of liver, pancreas and thyroid. The evaluation of the liver will be performed non-invasively with liver fibrosis scores based on standard blood parameters and... expand

The purpose of this study is to determine the extent to which severe burn injuries affect the morphology and function of liver, pancreas and thyroid. The evaluation of the liver will be performed non-invasively with liver fibrosis scores based on standard blood parameters and the measurement of liver stiffness (correlated with liver fibrosis) and controlled attenuation parameter (CAP, correlated with hepatic steatosis) via transient elastography (FibroScan©, Echosens SA, Paris, France). The thyroid and the pancreas will be assessed via ultrasound (GE Medical Systems, Waukesha, USA) and standard blood parameters, respectively.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jun 2018

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

Electronic Confirmed Versus Conventional Consenting Process: A Randomized Controlled Trial
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Satisfaction Risk Reduction
· The target population for our study is women who present in their last clinic visit before delivery and are scheduled for an elective cesarean section. In that visit, the provider will notify the research team in order for the subject to be screened for the study. If the subject... expand

· The target population for our study is women who present in their last clinic visit before delivery and are scheduled for an elective cesarean section. In that visit, the provider will notify the research team in order for the subject to be screened for the study. If the subject consents to participation, 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. After in-formed consent is obtained, the patient will be randomized to the following study groups: The control group will undergo regular consenting only. Study group I (e-confirmed consent only) will receive an electronic invitation to complete the consent process electronically and will proceed through the Confirmed Consent system prior to arrival to labor and delivery on day of surgery, which is the routine patient flow at this time. After completion of the survey, the subject will sign the regular paper consent for the procedure as standard in our institution. The study group II will undergo the same intervention as group II but the COMRADE survey questionnaire will be obtained by phone or in person after the completion of the paper consent form.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2018

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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

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. A separate study is in progress to evaluate... 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. A separate study is in progress to evaluate the use of Panhematin for treatment of acute attacks of porphyria. Such 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: Aug 2015

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Clinical Diagnosis of Acute Porphyria
University of California, San Francisco Hereditary Coproporphyria (HCP) Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP) Variegate Porphyria (VP)
The purpose of this study is to test whether a focused questionnaire and laboratory tests can better define risk factors associated with possible genetic porphyria. The investigators hypothesize that the genetic carrier state of acute porphyria is distinctive enough that the... expand

The purpose of this study is to test whether a focused questionnaire and laboratory tests can better define risk factors associated with possible genetic porphyria. The investigators hypothesize that the genetic carrier state of acute porphyria is distinctive enough that the Genetic Carrier Profile the investigators devise through this study will be useful in identifying carriers of genetic porphyria among the large population with undiagnosed abdominal pain.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Dec 2011

open study

Non-invasive Spot Hemoglobin Measurement in the Outpatient Obstetric Clinic
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Anemia in Pregnancy
Pregnant patients in the UT Medical Branch outpatient obstetric clinic are screened for anemia via blood draw at first prenatal visit. Those who meet Center for Disease Control (CDC) criteria for anemia during pregnancy (hemoglobin less than 11g/dL in first and third trimesters... expand

Pregnant patients in the UT Medical Branch outpatient obstetric clinic are screened for anemia via blood draw at first prenatal visit. Those who meet Center for Disease Control (CDC) criteria for anemia during pregnancy (hemoglobin less than 11g/dL in first and third trimesters and hemoglobin less than 10.5g/dL during the second trimester), will be approached for participation in this study. It is the protocol of the UT Medical Branch outpatient obstetric clinic to repeat a blood draw every 4 weeks in patients with anemia. At the time of their blood draw, patients who participate in our study will have the Masimo Spot Non-invasive Hemoglobin monitor placed on our finger. The primary aim of the study is to see how accurate the non-invasive monitor is compared with blood draw. With the potential benefit being earlier diagnosis of anemia and easier method to ensure improvement in the hemoglobin.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jun 2017

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

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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

Continuous Non-Invasive Measurement of Hemoglobin During Parturition
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Hemorrhage Cesarean Section
A non-invasive hemoglobin monitor will be used during cesarean delivery and the values obtained will be compared to values obtained from traditional blood draw. expand

A non-invasive hemoglobin monitor will be used during cesarean delivery and the values obtained will be compared to values obtained from traditional blood draw.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

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

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Validating a New Method to Assess Estimated Blood Loss in the Obstetric Population
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Pregnancy Complications
Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality in low-income countries and the primary cause of nearly one quarter of all maternal deaths globally. Estimates of blood loss at delivery are notoriously inaccurate, with under-estimation more common than over-estimation.... expand

Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality in low-income countries and the primary cause of nearly one quarter of all maternal deaths globally. Estimates of blood loss at delivery are notoriously inaccurate, with under-estimation more common than over-estimation. Traditionally, the surgeon performing the cesarean section would estimate the blood loss by visually assessing the blood collected in the surgical drape and counting the number of lap sponges used thru out the procedure. The investigators would like to study and validate an FDA approved device called the gauss Triton device used to estimate blood loss during scheduled cesarean sections.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

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Foley Bulb Insertion Method: Blind vs. Direct
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Pregnancy Related
The investigators will compare, in a randomized clinical trial, two methods of placement (placement with a gloved hand vs. placement with a sterile speculum) of a Foley bulb transcervical dilator. The primary outcome is rate of infection. expand

The investigators will compare, in a randomized clinical trial, two methods of placement (placement with a gloved hand vs. placement with a sterile speculum) of a Foley bulb transcervical dilator. The primary outcome is rate of infection.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2018

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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

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3D Ultrasound-guided Labor Epidural Analgesia in the Morbid Obese Parturient
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Obesity, Morbid Pregnancy Pain
This study will be a randomized control study, with the objective to evaluate epidural analgesia success rates between the two methods (Blind Approach versus Accuro Device). expand

This study will be a randomized control study, with the objective to evaluate epidural analgesia success rates between the two methods (Blind Approach versus Accuro Device).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2018

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