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The Safety of Intravenous Lacosamide

To evaluate the safety of IV Lacosamide in children with partial-onset epilepsy, ages 4-35 years old, inclusive, who are either unable to take oral medication or require intravenous administration of IV Lacosamide.

Administered as Intravenous (IV) Infusion in Children and Young Adults With Acute Leukemia or Lymphoma

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness,safety, and dosage of pegcrisantaspase in patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) / Lymphoblastic Lymphoma (LBL).

Training in Exercise Activities and Motion for Growth

To determine if an exercise program of passive range of motion (ROM) is safe and feasible in infants with single ventricle (SV) physiology after their Norwood procedure.

Provoked, Localized Vulvodynia Treatment With Acupuncture and Lidocaine Pilot Study

The investigators research project is a randomized, controlled, single-blinded, feasibility pilot study. The investigators will study the feasibility of a novel treatment for women with Provoked Localized Vulvodynia (PLV) with acupuncture and 5% lidocaine cream. Lidocaine is a numbing agent and common first treatment for this disorder. Acupuncture is a treatment commonly used for other pain disorders. The investigators will compare two types of acupuncture (classical and non-cl...

Microwave Ablation and Partial Splenic Embolization in the Management of Hypersplenism

The aim of this study is to compare microwave thermal coagulation and partial splenic embolization in the management of hypersplenism in patients with cirrhosis. This study will be conducted on 40 patients with liver cirrhosis associated with splenomegaly and hypersplenism. The study will be done at the National Hepatology and Tropical Medicine Research Institute.

Mindfulness Meditation for Health

The purpose of this 52-week clinical trial is to see if the meditation-based intervention, adjunctive to standard of care therapy, can reduce relapse and improve psychological health among adults recovering from alcohol dependence.

A Study of Intravenous or Subcutaneous Mircera for the Treatment of Anemia in Dialysis Patients

This study will assess the efficacy and safety of intravenous (iv) or subcutaneo us (sc) Mircera, administered with pre-filled syringes, as maintenance treatment for renal anemia in chronic kidney disease patients on dialysis who were previo usly receiving iv or sc epoetin. The anticipated time on study treatment is 3-12 months and the target sample size is 100-500 individuals.

Bortezomib and Flavopiridol in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Indolent B-Cell Neoplasms

Bortezomib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking the enzymes necessary for their growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as flavopiridol, work in different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Bortezomib may increase the effectiveness of flavopiridol by making cancer cells more sensitive to the drug. Giving bortezomib together with flavopiridol may kill more cancer cells. This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of...

Vaccine and Antibody Treatment of Prostate Cancer

This study will evaluate the side effects of a fixed dose of vaccine and GM-CSF with increasing doses of anti-CTLA-4 antibody in patients with advanced prostate cancer. The vaccine consists of a "priming vaccine" called PROSTVAC/TRICOM, made from vaccinia virus, and a "boosting vaccine" called PROSTVAC-F/TRICOM, made from fowlpox virus. GM-CSF is a chemical that boosts the immune system, and anti-CTLA-4 antibody is a protein that may improve anti-tumor activity and the response...

Study in Children to Evaluate the Immunogenicity and Safety of 4 Formulations of GSK Bio MenACWY-TT Conjugate Vaccine

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the immunogenicity, safety and reactogenicity of one dose of four different formulations of the MenACWY conjugate vaccine when given to healthy children aged 12 14 months and 3 5 years. The selection of the best formulation will be based on data obtained up to one month after the vaccine dose. The Protocol Posting has been updated in order to comply with the FDA Amendment Act, September 2007.

Long Term Follow-up Study at Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 Where 2 Dosing Schedules of the Combined Hepatitis A and B Vaccine Were Compared

To evaluate the persistence of anti-hepatitis A virus (HAV) and anti-hepatitis B surface antigen (HBs) antibodies up to 2, 3, 4 and 5 years after administration of the first dose of the study vaccine. The Protocol Posting has been updated in order to comply with the FDA Amendment Act, Sep 2007.

Aprepitant, Granisetron, & Dexamethasone in Preventing Nausea & Vomiting in Pts. Receiving Cyclophosphamide Before a Stem Cell Transplant

RATIONALE: Antiemetic drugs, such as aprepitant, granisetron, and dexamethasone, may help lessen or prevent nausea and vomiting in patients treated with chemotherapy. PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well giving aprepitant together with granisetron and dexamethasone works in preventing nausea and vomiting in patients receiving cyclophosphamide before undergoing an autologous stem cell transplant.

Surveillance for Leishmaniasis Skin Lesions in Mali

This study will examine why some people who become infected with the leishmaniasis parasite develop skin lesions and others do not. The parasite that causes leishmaniasis is transmitted by the bite of a sandfly. It can cause skin lesions that may persist for several months, spread to other parts of the body, and become infected with bacteria. Treated with medicine, leishmaniasis can be cured completely. People 1 year of age and older who live in the Mali villages of Kemena or ...

Use of Cysteamine in the Treatment of Cystinosis

Cystinosis is an inherited disease resulting in poor growth and kidney failure. There is no known cure for cystinosis, although kidney transplantation may help the renal failure and prolong survival. Both the kidney damage and growth failure are thought to be due to the accumulation of the amino acid cystine within the cells of the body. The cystine storage later damages other organs besides the kidneys, including the thyroid gland, pancreas, eyes, and muscle. The dru...

Combination Chemotherapy and Autologous Peripheral Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Patients With Stage III, Stage IV, or Recurrent Ovarian Epithelial Cancer, Primary Peritoneal Cancer, or Fallopian Tube Cancer

RATIONALE: Giving chemotherapy before a peripheral stem cell transplant stops the growth of tumor cells by stopping them from dividing or killing them. Giving colony-stimulating factors, such as G-CSF, and certain chemotherapy drugs, helps stem cells move from the bone marrow to the blood so they can be collected and stored. More chemotherapy is then given to prepare the bone marrow for the stem cell transplant. The stem cells are then returned to the patient to replace the blo...

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Congenital Heart Defects

The objective of this multicentre prospective therapeutic study is to evaluate the effects of CRT on the right and left ventricular function of patients with CHD in the medium and long term. Patients who reject the randomization or cannot be paced with right ventricular pacing alone will be enrolled in group C with continuous biventricular pacing, which is the main group in this study. Optional: Immediately after implantation the patients are divided into group A and B (randomi...

Phase III ALTU-135 CP Safety Trial

This is an open-label, single-arm clinical study investigating the long-term safety of ALTU-135 treatment in Chronic Pancreatitis (CP) patients with exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (PI).

Safety and Efficacy of Vaniprevir (MK7009) Administered With Pegylated-Interferon and Ribavirin (MK-7009-007)

A study to evaluate how effective different levels of Vaniprevir (MK-7009), when administered with Pegylated-Interferon (Peg-IFN) and Ribavirin, are at achieving rapid viral response (RVR) i.e., undetectable hepatitis C virus [HCV] viral ribonucleic acid [RNA] at Week 4 in participants with chronic HCV infection. The primary hypothesis was that the proportion of participants in one or more of the Vaniprevir treatment groups achieving RVR would be greater than the proportion of ...

Study of IMC-1121B (Ramucirumab) With Best Supportive Care in Participants With Gastric Cancer and Adenocarcinoma

The purpose of this study is to gather information about the use of an investigational drug called IMC-1121B (Ramucirumab) in adenocarcinomas of the stomach or gastroesophageal junction.

Vismodegib in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Medulloblastoma

This phase II trial is studying how well vismodegib works in treating adult patients with recurrent or refractory medulloblastoma. Vismodegib may slow the growth of tumor cells and may be an effective treatment for medulloblastoma.

A Study of the Safety and Pharmacology Of PI3-Kinase Inhibitor GDC-0941 In Combination With Either Paclitaxel And Carboplatin (With or Without Bevacizumab) or Pemetrexed, Cisplatin, And Bevacizumab in Patients With Advanced Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

This is an open-label, multicenter, Phase Ib dose-escalation study to assess the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of oral (PO) GDC-0941 administered w ith one of three planned regimens: Arm A: paclitaxel and carboplatin in bevacizu mab-ineligible NSCLC patients, Arm B: paclitaxel, carboplatin, and bevacizumab i n bevacizumab-eligible NSCLC patients and Arm C: pemetrexed, cisplatin, and beva cizumab in bevacizumab-eligible, non-squamous NSCLC patients.

Physiological, Cognitive and Cerebral Activity Changes as a Function of Cigarette Smoking (With or Without Nicotine) and Tobacco Abstinence

Background: - Denicotinized cigarettes are similar to commercial cigarettes but contain and deliver virtually no nicotine. Denicotinized cigarettes are used as a control condition in smoking research, as a substitute treatment for nicotine dependence, and as a strategy to reduce incidence of nicotine addiction. However, the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal and craving for cigarettes must be minimized to ensure that smokers will continue to use ...

Rasagiline as Add on to Dopamine Agonists in the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease

To assess the efficacy of rasagiline 1 mg as a first add-on treatment to dopamine agonist therapy in early Parkinson Disease (PD) patients, , not optimally controlled on dopamine agonists as compared to placebo.

A Study of Avastin With Taxane Therapy in Patients With Triple Negative Breast Cancer

This open-label, multi-centre study will evaluate the safety, tolerability and e ffect on disease progression, survival time and Karnofsky performance status of bevacizumab (Avastin) in combination with taxane monotherapy in female patients with oestrogen-, progesterone- and HER2-receptor negative (triple-negative) brea st cancer. Patients are eligible to participate in this study if they have not r eceived prior chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer and in the investigator...

Named Patient Program With Rotigotine Transdermal System

The named patient program will allow investigators to supply rotigotine transdermal system to patients who have a documented medical necessity to receive treatment with the drug.


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