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Latest Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Clinical Trials

05:23 EDT 23rd April 2014 | BioPortfolio

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Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A Multi-Site Study of Strategies for Implementing Schizophrenia Guidelines

Schizophrenia, a chronic psychiatric disorder, is the second most frequent VA discharge diagnosis. Medication management practices for schizophrenia often are not guideline-concordant and place patients at risk for adverse outcomes. This project tests a new strategy to standard implementation for VHA Schizophrenia Guidelines.

Imatinib Mesylate in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Persistent Uterine Cancer

This phase II clinical trial studies the side effects and how well imatinib mesylate works in treating patients with uterine cancer that has failed to respond to initial chemotherapy or has re-grown after therapy. Imatinib mesylate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) may kill more cancer cells. PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving combination chemotherapy works in treating patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia.

Telepsychology-Service Delivery for Depressed Elderly Veterans

The purpose of this study is to see whether therapy for elderly adults with major depression can be delivered effectively using videoconferencing technology ("telepsychology"), which allows a therapist and patient who are not in the same room as one another to communicate. We are interested in learning if this form of mental health service delivery is an acceptable alternative to traditional face-to-face therapy delivered with the therapist in the same room as the patient.

BOSS Study: A Study of Fuzeon Using the Needle-Free Biojector 2000 in Patients With HIV-1 Infection

This study will evaluate the signs and symptoms associated with Fuzeon injection (90mg sc) using the B2000 needle-free injection device, in HIV-1 positive patients experienced to Fuzeon treatment, but having difficulty tolerating long-term (>4 weeks) administration of Fuzeon with the standard needle and syringe. Patients will be randomized to the B2000 device or the standard needle and syringe for 4 weeks; all patients will use the B2000 device for the next 4 weeks. The anticip...

Body Heat Content and Dissipation in Obese and Normal Weight Adults

This study will investigate how different parts of the body lose body heat and will measure the heat released by specific areas such as the limbs and abdomen. Animal studies suggest that dissipation of body heat may affect energy expenditure, and therefore, body weight. This study will explore the relationship between obesity and heat in humans. Healthy people 18 years of age and older who are of normal weight or who are obese and who are not taking medications for obesity-rel...

Vatalanib and Pemetrexed Disodium in Treating Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

RATIONALE: Vatalanib and pemetrexed disodium may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Vatalanib may also stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking blood flow to the tumor. Giving vatalanib together with pemetrexed disodium may kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of vatalanib when given together with pemetrexed disodium in treating patients with advanced solid tumors.

A Case-Referent Study of Brain Tumors in Adults

The etiology of brain tumors is poorly understood. Due, in part, to public concern about a postulated relationship between the use of cellular telephones or other increasingly prevalent environmental exposures and the incidence of brain cancer in adults, the National Cancer Institute is collaborating with three U.S. hospitals in a comprehensive case-control study of malignant and benign brain tumors. Factors under consideration include use of cellular phones and other wireles...

CATIE- Schizophrenia Trial

The CATIE Schizophrenia Trial is part of the Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness (CATIE) Project. The schizophrenia trial is being conducted to determine the long-term effects and usefulness of antipsychotic medications in persons with schizophrenia. It is designed for people with schizophrenia who may benefit from a medication change. The study involves the newer atypical antipsychotics (olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone, clozapine, and ziprasidone)an...

Study to Evaluate the Safety and Immunogenicity of Poly ICLC (Hiltonol) in Healthy Volunteers

Vaccines induce protective immunity against numerous infectious diseases. However, current vaccines have limited efficacy against challenging infections like tuberculosis, malaria and HIV. Protein vaccines are safe but, typically, they induce weak T cell immunity when administered alone. Therefore, special attention is being given to adjuvants, which are enhancers of immunity, that mature antigen presenting immunostimulatory dendritic cells (DCs). Our goal is to study in humans...

A Study to Evaluate New or Worsening Lens Opacifications in Subjects With Non-metastatic Prostate Cancer Receiving Denosumab for Bone Loss Due to Androgen-Deprivation Therapy

This is a phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate new or worsening lens opacifications in subjects with non-metastatic prostate cancer receiving denosumab for bone loss due to androgen deprivation therapy.

A Study to Compare Subcutaneous Versus Intravenous Administration of Herceptin (Trastuzumab) in Women With HER2-Positive Early Breast Cancer

In this open-label multicenter trial patients with operable or locally advanced breast cancer will be randomized to pre-operative treatment with 8 cycles of chemotherapy (docetaxel followed by 5-fluorouracil/epirubicin/cyclophosphamide) concurrent with either SC Herceptin or IV Herceptin. After surgery patients will receive a further 10 cycles of Herceptin SC or IV as per randomization to complete 1 year of treatment. After the end of study treatment patients will be followed f...

An Alternative Dosing Schedule of Varenicline for Smoking Cessation

The purpose of this study is to explore the use of an prolonged alternative dosing schedule using varenicline for smoking cessation leading to greater quit rates and higher rates of continuous abstinence.

A Model for Genetic Susceptibility: Melanoma

The goal of this study is to find out if some people are more likely to get melanoma, a form of skin cancer, than others are. To do this we will compare people who have had more than one melanoma to people who have had only one melanoma and to people who are similar but who have not developed melanoma. People respond to the environment in different ways. Some may be born with genes that make them more likely to get this type of skin cancer. Each person has many ways to repair...

An Open Label Pharmacokinetic, Safety And Efficacy Study Of Maraviroc In Combination With Background Therapy For The Treatment Of HIV-1 Infected, CCR5 -Tropic Children

The primary purpose of this study is to determine the pharmacokinetic properties (what the body does to maraviroc) and to determine a suitable dosing schedule of maraviroc in HIV-1 infected children and adolescents. This study will also determine whether maraviroc is safe to use in children and adolescents.

A Study of a GLP-1 Analogue in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Treated With Metformin.

This 6 arm study will evaluate the efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of multiple doses and regimens of a GLP-1 analogue in patients with type 2 diabetes who are treated with a stable dose of metformin. Patients will be randomized to receive either subcutaneous placebo, or subcutaneous GLP-1 analogue, 5mg, 10mg or 20mg weekly, or 10mg or 20mg every 2 weeks. All patients will continue on their existing metformin treatment regimen throughout the study. The an...

A Study of AR-12286 in Patient With Elevated Intraocular Pressure (IOP)

Double-masked, randomized, multi-center, placebo-controlled parallel-comparison of AR-12286.

Phase II Trial of Alemtuzumab (Campath) and Dose-Adjusted EPOCH-Rituximab (DA-EPOCH-R) in Relapsed or Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell and Hodgkin Lymphomas

Background: - Studies conducted at the National Cancer Institute suggest that certain chemotherapy drugs may be more effective if given by continuous infusion into the vein rather than by the standard method of rapid intravenous injection. One combination of six chemotherapy drugs, known as EPOCH-R, has had a high degree of effectiveness in people with certain kinds of cancer. - Recent evidence also indicates that the effects of chemotherapy ma...

Phase 2A Study of NPC-1C Chimeric Monoclonal Antibody to Treat Pancreatic and Colorectal Cancer

The purpose of the phase 2A component of this study is to determine if giving the immune molecule NPC-1C to individuals who have cancer of the pancreas or gastrointestinal tract (colon or rectum) which has not responded to standard treatments can shrink or halt the growth of cancer, and to obtain additional data to study its effect on the immune system. Safety data will also be accumulated and evaluated during this study. NPC-1C is a monoclonal antibody that recognizes a speci...

Clinical Evaluation of the Blazer® Open-Irrigated Catheter for Treatment of Type 1 Atrial Flutter

The purpose of the BLOCk-CTI study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Blazer® Open-Irrigated Ablation Catheter for the treatment of sustained or recurrent type 1 atrial flutter. This study will compare outcomes in patients treated with the Blazer® Open-Irrigated Ablation Catheter to outcomes in patients treated with open-irrigated radiofrequency ablation catheters that have received FDA market approval for the treatment of type 1 atrial flutter.

A Pharmacokinetic and Bioavailability Study of 28431754 (Canagliflozin) in Healthy Male Volunteers

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the absolute oral bioavailability (how fast and how much study drug is absorbed in the body) of a single 300-mg oral dose of canagliflozin in healthy male volunteers.

Clofarabine and Low-dose Cytarabine Followed by Consolidation Therapy in AML Patients Age Greater Than or Equal to 60 Years

Primary outcome measure: Evaluate the efficacy in terms of complete responses of induction therapy and first-line consolidation of Clofarabine and low-dose Cytarabine with AML patients aged 60 years or more. The first efficacy objective is evaluate the overall remission rate (TRG), where general reference (RG) is defined as a patient who achieved complete remission (CR) or complete remission with inadequate platelet recovery (CPR). Secondary outcome measures: -...

A Study for Monthly Methoxy Polyethylene Glycol-Epoetin Beta Treatment in Patients With Chronic Renal Anaemia

This open-label single-arm study will evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of methoxy polyethylene glycol epoetin beta on long-term maintenance of haemoglobin levels in patients with chronic renal anaemia. Patients will receive methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta intravenously once monthly at initial doses of either 120 micrograms or 200 micrograms or 360 micrograms in the titration phase of 16 weeks with a potential dose adjustment in the evaluation phase of 8 w...

Evaluation of the Use of Metal Stents as Part of the Treatment of Benign Biliary Strictures

The purpose of this study is to study the evaluation of the use of metal stents as part of the treatment of benign biliary strictures.

Dose Escalation of Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy in Patients With Metastatic Cancer

Patients with metastatic cancer are generally treated with chemotherapy, which has improved median survival compared to best supportive care. Despite this, patients continue to have persistent disease at sites that were initially involved with cancer. Radiation therapy is an effective modality for treating localized cancer but generally has been only used for palliation of symptoms once a patient develops metastatic disease. Since patients often have persistent disease after...

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