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Effect of RBT-1 on Reducing the Risk of Post-Operative Complications in Subjects Undergoing Cardiac Surgery and Sub-Study of Clinical Protocol REN-007: A Population Pharmacokinetic (popPK) Evaluation of RBT-1

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of RBT-1 on reducing the risk of post-operative complications in subjects undergoing cardiac surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Sub-study: To evaluate the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of a single administration of RBT-1 (45 mg SnPP/240 mg FeS) by means of a popPK approach in subjects scheduled to undergo cardiac surgery

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Michael Jessen
13574
All
18 Years and over
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT06021457
STU-2023-0650
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Male or female, ≥18 years of age at Screening.
• Planned to undergo non-emergent CABG and/or cardiac valve surgery requiring CPB; non-emergent surgery must allow for study drug infusion ≥24 but ≤48 hours prior to surgery.
• If female, subjects must use an effective method of birth control or abstain from sexual relations with a male partner (unless has undergone tubal ligation or hysterectomy or is at least 1 year postmenopausal) for the duration of their study participation.
• If male, subjects must use an effective method of birth control or abstain from sexual relations with a female partner for the duration of their study participation, unless the subject has had a vasectomy ≥6 months prior to infusion with study drug.
• Willingness to comply with all study-related procedures and assessments.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Surgery planned to occur <24 hours from the start of study drug infusion.
• Presence of acute organ dysfunction (AKI, acute decompensated heart failure, acute respiratory failure, stroke, etc) as assessed by the Investigator at the time of Screening.
• Surgery to be performed without CPB.
• Chronic kidney disease (CKD) requiring dialysis.
• Hypokalemia and/or hypomagnesemia within 24 hours prior to study drug infusion; electrolytes can be replenished if low.
• Cardiogenic shock or requirement for inotropes, vasopressors, or other mechanical devices, such as intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP).
• Known history of cancer within the past 2 years, except for carcinoma in situ of the cervix or breast, early-stage prostate cancer, or adequately treated non-melanoma cancer of the skin.
• Known or suspected sepsis at time of Screening.
• Asplenia (anatomic or functional).
• History of hemochromatosis, iron overload, or porphyria.
• Known hypersensitivity or previous anaphylaxis to SnPP or FeS.
• Female subject who is pregnant or breastfeeding.
• Participation in a study involving an investigational drug or device within 30 days prior to study drug infusion.
• In the opinion of the Investigator, for any reason, the subject is an unsuitable candidate to receive RBT-1.
Drug: RBT-1, Drug: Placebo
Kidney, Heart, Post-Operative Complications in Cardiac Surgery
Cardiac Surgery, CABG, Valve, Cardiopulmonary Bypass, Preconditioning
UT Southwestern
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FORWARD PAD IDE Study With the Shockwave Mini S IVL Catheter (FORWARD PAD)

The FORWARD PAD IDE Study is a prospective, multi-center, single-arm investigational device exemption study, conducted to assess the safety and effectiveness of the Shockwave Medical Mini S Peripheral IVL System for the treatment of heavily calcified, stenotic peripheral arteries.

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Michael Siah
186697
All
Not specified
N/A
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05858905
STU-2023-0620
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General Inclusion Criteria
• Age of subject is ≥ 18 years.
• Subject is able and willing to comply with all assessments in the study.
• Subject or subject's legal representative has been informed of the nature of the study, agrees to participate, and has signed the approved consent form.
• Estimated life expectancy > 1 year.
• Rutherford Clinical Category 2, 3, 4 or 5 of the target limb(s). Angiographic Inclusion Criteria
• One or two target lesion(s) located in a native de novo superficial femoral, popliteal or infrapopliteal artery (above the ankle joint), in one or both limbs.
• Target lesion reference vessel diameter (RVD) between 2.0 mm and 7.0 mm by investigator visual estimate.
• Target lesion stenosis ≥70% (for vessels below the knee defined as P3 to the ankle joint) or ≥90% (for vessels above the knee) by investigator visual estimate.
• Target lesion length is ≤150 mm by investigator visual estimate. Target lesion can be all or part of the 150 mm treated zone.
• Calcification is at least moderate defined as presence of fluoroscopic evidence of calcification: 1) on parallel sides of the vessel and 2) extending > 50% the length of the lesion if lesion is ≥50mm in length; or extending for minimum of 20mm if lesion is <50mm in length. General Exclusion Criteria
• Rutherford Clinical Category 0, 1 and 6 (target limb).
• History of endovascular or surgical procedure on the target limb within the last 30 days or planned within 30 days of the index procedure, with the exception of toe amputation. Note: inflow treatment of non-target lesions is allowed providing successful treatment.
• Subject in whom antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapy is contraindicated.
• Subject has known allergy to contrast agents or medications used to perform endovascular intervention that cannot be adequately pre-treated.
• Subject has known allergy to urethane, nylon, or silicone.
• Myocardial infarction within 60 days prior to enrollment.
• History of stroke within 60 days prior to enrollment.
• Subject has acute or chronic renal disease with eGFR <30 ml/min/1.73 m2 (using CKD-EPI formula), unless on renal replacement therapy.
• Subject is pregnant or nursing.
• Subject is participating in another research study involving an investigational agent (pharmaceutical, biologic, or medical device) that has not reached the primary endpoint.
• Subject has other medical, social or psychological problems that, in the opinion of the investigator, preclude them from receiving this treatment, and the procedures and evaluations pre- and post-treatment.
• Covid-19 diagnosis within 30 days.
• Planned use of cutting/scoring balloons, re-entry or atherectomy devices in target lesion(s) during the index procedure.
• Planned major amputation of target limb.
• Acute limb ischemia.
• Occlusion of all the inframalleolar outflow arteries/vessels (i.e., desert foot).
• Subject already enrolled into this study. Angiographic Exclusion Criteria
• Failure to successfully treat clinically significant inflow lesions in the ipsilateral iliac, femoral, or popliteal arteries, defined as ≤30% residual stenosis with no serious angiographic complications (e.g. embolism).
• Failure to successfully treat significant non-target infra-popliteal lesions, if treated prior to treatment of target lesion(s). Successful treatment is defined as obtaining ≤50% residual stenosis with no serious angiographic complications (e.g., embolism).
• Target lesion includes in-stent restenosis.
• Evidence of aneurysm or thrombus in target vessel.
• No calcium or mild calcium in the target lesion.
• Target lesion within native or synthetic vessel grafts.
• Failure to successfully cross the guidewire across the target lesion; successful crossing defined as tip of the guidewire distal to the target lesion in the absence of flow limiting dissections or perforations.
Device: Intravascular Lithotripsy
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Intravascular Lithotripsy
UT Southwestern
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The Rhythm Evaluation for AntiCoagulaTion With Continuous Monitoring of Atrial Fibrillation (REACT-AF)

REACT-AF is a multicenter prospective, randomized, open-label, blinded endpoint (PROBE design), controlled trial comparing the current Standard Of Care (SOC) of continuous Direct Oral Anticoagulation (DOAC) use versus time-delimited (1 month) DOAC guided by an AF-sensing Smart Watch (AFSW) in participants with a history of paroxysmal or persistent Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and low-to-moderate stroke risk.

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Mark Link
171002
All
22 Years to 85 Years old
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05836987
STU-2023-0473
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Male or female, 22-85 years of age.
• English speaking participants*
• Documented history of symptomatic or asymptomatic paroxysmal or persistent AF. The duration of AF must have been > 30 seconds as documented by an external monitor or present on 12-lead ECG.
• CHA2DS2-VASC score of 1-4 without prior stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)**
• The participant is on a DOAC at the time of screening.
• Willing and able to comply with the protocol, including:
• Possession of a smartwatch-compatible smartphone (iPhone that supports the latest shipping iOS) with a cellular service plan
• Be willing to wear the Apple watch at least 14 hours a day
• Expected to be within cellular service range at least 80% of the time
• Willing and able to discontinue DOAC
• The participant is willing and able to provide informed consent.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Valvular or permanent atrial fibrillation.
• Current treatment with warfarin and unwilling or unable to take a DOAC.
• The participant is a woman who is pregnant, nursing, or of child-bearing potential and is not on birth control.
• The participant is being treated with chronic aspirin, another anti-platelet agent, or chronic NSAIDS outside of current medical guidelines (e.g., primary stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation, primary prevention of cardiovascular events, pain relief, fever, gout) and is unwilling or unable to discontinue use for the study duration.
• Existing cardiac rhythm device or indication for a permanent pacemaker, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) or Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) device or planned insertable cardiac monitor.
• Any documented single AF episode lasting ≥ 1 hour on screening external cardiac monitor of >=6 days duration.
• Mechanical prosthetic valve(s) or severe valve disease.
• Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
• Participant needs Direct Oral Anticoagulation (DOAC) for reasons other than preventing stroke or arterial embolism resulting from AF (i.e., preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or Pulmonary Embolism (PE)) or needs permanent Oral Anticoagulant (OAC) (i.e., congenital heart defects, prosthetic heart valve).
• Participants deemed high risk for non-cardioembolic stroke (i.e., significant carotid artery disease defined as stenosis > 75%) based on the investigator's discretion.
• The participant is enrolled, has participated within the last 30 days, or is planning to participate in a concurrent drug and/or device study during the course of this clinical trial. Co-enrollment in concurrent trials is only allowed with documented pre-approval from the study manager; there is no concern that co-enrollment could confound the results of this trial.
• The participant has a tattoo, birthmark, or surgical scar over the dorsal wrist area on the ipsilateral side that the AFSW may be worn.
• The participant has a tremor on their ipsilateral side that the AFSW may be worn.
• Any concomitant condition that, in the investigator's opinion, would not allow safe participation in the study (e.g., drug addiction, alcohol abuse).
• Known hypersensitivity or contraindication to direct oral anticoagulants.
• Documented prior stroke (ischemic or hemorrhagic) or transient ischemic attack.
• Reversible causes of AF (e.g., cardiac surgery, pulmonary embolism, untreated hyperthyroidism). AF ablation does not constitute reversible AF.
• > 5% burden premature atrial or ventricular depolarizations on any given calendar day on pre-enrollment cardiac monitoring.
• History of atrial flutter that has not been treated with ablation (participants in atrial flutter and have been ablated are eligible for enrollment).
• Stage 4 or 5 chronic kidney disease.
• Conditions associated with an increased risk of bleeding:
• Major surgery in the previous month
• Planned surgery or intervention in the next three months.
• History of intracranial, intraocular, spinal, retroperitoneal, or atraumatic intra-articular bleeding
• Gastrointestinal hemorrhage within the past year unless the cause has been permanently eliminated (e.g., by surgery)
• Symptomatic or endoscopically documented gastroduodenal ulcer disease in the previous 30 days
• Hemorrhagic disorder or bleeding diathesis
• Need for anticoagulant treatment for disorders other than AF
• Required use of non-aspirin antiplatelet agents (i.e., Plavix) at time of enrollment
• Uncontrolled hypertension (Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP) >180 mmHg and/or Diastolic Blood Pressure( DBP) >100 mmHg)
• Spanish-only speakers may be included in the future at select sites where consent forms are appropriately translated.
• Congestive heart failure defined as: The presence of signs and symptoms of either right (elevated central venous pressure, hepatomegaly, dependent edema) or left ventricular failure (exertional dyspnea, cough, fatigue, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, cardiac enlargement, rales, gallop rhythm, pulmonary venous congestion) or both, confirmed by non-invasive or invasive measurements demonstrating objective evidence of cardiac dysfunction and/or ejection fraction < 40%
Device: AFSW Guided DOAC, Drug: Continuous DOAC therapy
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Fibrillation, Anticoagulation, AF-sensing Smart Watch, Ischemic Stroke, Systemic Embolism
UT Southwestern
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ARTEMIS: Ravulizumab to Protect Patients With CKD From CSA-AKI and MAKE (ARTEMIS)

The primary objective of this study is to assess the efficacy of a single dose of ravulizumab IV compared with placebo in reducing the risk of the clinical consequences of AKI (MAKE) at 90 days in adult participants with CKD who undergo non-emergent cardiac surgery with CPB.

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Michael Jessen
13574
All
18 Years to 90 Years old
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05746559
STU-2023-0186
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Participant weighs ≥ 30 kg
• Planned non-emergent sternotomy with CPB procedure for the following surgeries:
• Multi-vessel CABG
• Valve replacement or repair; ascending aorta surgery permitted if combined with aortic valve replacement/repair
• Combined CABG and valve surgery; inclusion of single-vessel CABG when combined with valve replacement/repair is permitted
• Known CKD for at least 90 days (CKD Stage 3A, 3B, or 4)
Exclusion Criteria:

• Emergency or salvage cardiac surgery is expected at screening or randomization, as assessed by the Investigator.
• Single-vessel CABG without valve surgery is planned.
• Off-pump surgery is planned (eg, surgery without CPB).
• Recipient of a solid organ or bone marrow transplantation.
• Cardiogenic shock, hemodynamic instability, use of intra-aortic balloon pump, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or left ventricular assist device within 72 hours of randomization.
• Active systemic bacterial, viral, or fungal infection within 14 days prior to randomization.
• History of unexplained, recurrent infection.
• Any use of KRT or presence of AKI within 30 days of randomization
• Use of any complement inhibitors, or plasmapheresis or plasma exchange within the year prior to Screening, or planned use during the course of the study.
• Participant is not willing to be vaccinated against N meningitidis or is unwilling to receive prophylactic treatment with appropriate antibiotics, if needed
• History of or unresolved N meningitidis infection.
Drug: Placebo, Drug: Ravulizumab
Cardiopulmonary Bypass, Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney, Cardiac Disease, CKD
Chronic Kidney Disease, CKD, Cardiac Disease, cardiopulmonary bypass
UT Southwestern
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DEFIANCE: RCT of ClotTriever System Versus Anticoagulation In Deep Vein Thrombosis (DEFIANCE)

This study is a prospective, multicenter, randomized controlled trial of an interventional strategy using the ClotTriever System to achieve and maintain vessel patency (ClotTriever Intervention Arm) versus conservative medical management using anticoagulation therapy alone (Conservative Medical Management Arm) in the treatment of subjects with symptomatic unilateral iliofemoral DVT. The study will collect data on demographics, comorbidities, details from the DVT diagnosis and treatment, and clinical outcomes through the 6-month follow up visit.

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Michael Siah
186697
All
18 Years and over
N/A
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05701917
STU-2023-0117
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Inclusion Criteria
• Age ≥ 18 years
• Proximal lower extremity unilateral DVT involving at least the common femoral, external iliac, or common iliac veins, alone or in combination
• Symptom onset within 12 weeks of enrollment in the study
• Significant symptoms, as defined by a Villalta score > 9
• Willing and able to provide informed consent Exclusion Criteria
• Bilateral iliofemoral DVT
• Prior venous stent in the target venous segment
• IVC aplasia/hypoplasia or other congenital anatomic anomalies of the IVC or iliac veins
• IVC filter in place at the time of enrollment
• Limb-threatening circulatory compromise (e.g., phlegmasia)
• Clot in transit including IVC thrombus presenting as extension of >2cm into the IVC from the CIV
• Symptomatic PE with right heart strain where the physician judges that a DVT intervention is inappropriate at this time.
• Inability to be a candidate for intervention due to medical or technical reasons based on physician judgement
• Severe allergy, hypersensitivity to, or thrombocytopenia from heparin
• Severe allergy to iodinated contrast agents that cannot be mitigated
• Hemoglobin < 8.0 g/dL, INR > 1.7 before warfarin was started, or platelets < 50,000/µl which cannot be corrected prior to enrollment
• Severe renal impairment (estimated GFR < 30 ml/min) in patients who are not yet on dialysis
• Inability to provide therapeutic anticoagulation per Investigator discretion
• Uncontrolled severe hypertension on repeated readings (systolic > 180mmHg or diastolic > 105mmHg)
• Recently (< 30 days) had DVT interventional procedure
• Subject is participating in another study that may interfere with this study
• Life expectancy < 6 months or chronic non-ambulatory status
• Known hypercoagulable states that, in the opinion of the Investigator, cannot be medically managed throughout the study period
• Subject has any condition for which, in the opinion of the Investigator, participation would not be in the best interest of the subject (e.g., contraindication to use of ClotTriever per local approved labeling, compromise the well-being or that could prevent, limit, or confound the protocol-specified assessments)
• Subject has previously completed or withdrawn from this study
• Patient unwilling or unable to conduct the follow up visits per protocol
Device: ClotTriever System, Drug: Commercially available/market approved anticoagulation medication including but not limited to: Heparin Sodium, Coumadin, Rivaroxaban, Apixaban, etc.
Venous Thromboembolism, Deep Venous Thrombosis, Post-Thrombotic Syndrome
Venous Thromboembolism, Deep Venous Thrombosis, Post-Thrombotic Syndrome, Anticoagulation, Percutaneous Mechanical Thrombectomy
UT Southwestern
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A Study to Test Asundexian to Prevent a Clot-related Stroke in Participants After an Acute Ischemic Stroke or High-risk TIA/Mini-stroke (Transient Ischemic Attack) (OCEANIC-STROKE)

Researchers are looking for a better way to prevent an ischemic stroke which occurs when a blood clot travelled to the brain in people who within the last 72 hours had: - an acute stroke due to a blood clot that formed outside the heart (acute non-cardioembolic ischemic stroke), or - TIA/mini-stroke with a high risk of turning into a stroke (high-risk transient ischemic attack), and who are planned to receive standard of care therapy. Acute ischemic strokes or TIA/mini-stroke result from a blocked or reduced blood flow to a part of the brain. They are caused by blood clots that travel to the brain and block the vessels that supply it. If these blood clots form elsewhere than in the heart, the stroke is called non-cardioembolic. People who already had a non-cardioembolic stroke are more likely to have another stroke. This is why they are treated preventively with an antiplatelet therapy, the current standard of care. Antiplatelet medicines prevent platelets, components of blood clotting, from clumping together. Anticoagulants are another type of medicine that prevents blood clots from forming by interfering with a process known as coagulation (or blood clotting). The study treatment asundexian is a new type of anticoagulant currently under development to provide further treatment options. Asundexian aims to further improve the standard of care without increasing the risk of bleeding. The main purpose of this study is to learn whether asundexian works better than placebo at reducing ischemic strokes in participants who recently had a non-cardioembolic ischemic stroke or TIA/mini-stroke when given in addition to standard antiplatelet therapy. A placebo is a treatment that looks like a medicine but does not have any medicine in it. Another aim is to compare the occurrence of major bleeding events during the study between the asundexian and the placebo group. Major bleedings have a serious or even life-threatening impact on a person's health. Dependent on the treatment group, the participants will either take asundexian or placebo as tablets once a day for at least 3 months up to 31 months. Approximately every 3 months during the treatment period, either a phone call or a visit to the study site is scheduled on an alternating basis. In addition, one visit before and up to two visits after the treatment period are planned. During the study, the study team will: - Check vital signs such as blood pressure and heart rate - Examine the participants' heart health using an electrocardiogram (ECG) - Take blood samples - Ask the participants questions about how they are feeling and what adverse events they are having. An adverse event is any medical problem that a participant has during a study. Doctors keep track of all adverse events that happen in studies, even if they do not think the adverse events might be related to the study treatments. In addition, the participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire on quality of life at certain time points during the study.

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Ty Shang
137563
All
18 Years and over
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05686070
STU-2023-0001
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Participants must be ≥ 18 years of age
• Acute non-cardioembolic stroke or high-risk TIA
• Systemic or cerebrovascular atherosclerosis or acute non-lacunar infarct
Exclusion Criteria:

• Ischemic stroke ≤ 7 days before the index stroke event
• Index stroke following procedures or strokes due to other rare causes
• History of atrial fibrillation/flutter, left ventricular thrombus, mechanic valve or other cardioembolic source of stroke requiring anticoagulation
Drug: Asundexian (BAY2433334), Drug: Placebo
Brain and Nervous System, Prevention of Ischemic Stroke, Acute Non-cardioembolic Ischemic Stroke, High-risk Transient Ischemic Attack
UT Southwestern
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A Study of Olezarsen (ISIS 678354) Administered Subcutaneously to Participants With Severe Hypertriglyceridemia (SHTG)

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of olezarsen in participants with SHTG.

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Zahid Ahmad
69829
All
18 Years and over
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05681351
STU-2023-0297
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• Satisfactory completion of either ISIS 678354-CS5 or ISIS 678354-CS6 (last dose as scheduled at Week 49) with an acceptable safety profile, per Investigator judgment.
• Participants must be on a stable regimen of lipid-lowering therapy that should adhere to standard of care (SOC) per local guidelines.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Have any new condition or worsening of existing condition which in the opinion of the Investigator would make the participant unsuitable for enrollment, or could interfere with the participant participating in or completing the study, including need for treatment with disallowed medications, or need to change the required stable regimen as per either ISIS 678354-CS5 or ISIS 678354-CS6 study entry criteria. NOTE: Other Inclusion/Exclusion criteria may apply.
Drug: Olezarsen
Severe Hypertriglyceridemia
ISIS 678354, Olezarsen
UT Southwestern
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An Extension Study to Assess Long-Term Safety of Eplontersen in Adults With Transthyretin-Mediated Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM)

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of extended dosing with eplontersen in participants with ATTR-CM.

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Justin Grodin
74652
All
18 Years and over
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05667493
STU-2023-0810
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Satisfactory completion of Treatment Period and the End of Treatment Visit of the Index Study (ION-682884-CS2) OR diagnosis of ATTR-CM and satisfactory participation on ISIS 420915- CS101 study as judged by the Investigator and Sponsor.
• Investigator is willing to treat the participant with open-label eplontersen.
• Willingness to adhere to vitamin A supplementation per protocol.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Permanently discontinued study drug administration while participating in the Index Study (ION 682884-CS2) or IST (ISIS 420915-CS101 Study).
• Have any new condition or worsening of an existing condition that in the opinion of the Investigator or Sponsor would make the participant unsuitable for enrolment, or which could interfere with the participant participating in or completing the study, including the need for treatment with medications disallowed in the Index Study.
Drug: Eplontersen
Cardiovascular, Transthyretin-Mediated Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR CM)
Amyloidosis
UT Southwestern
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A Research Study to Look at How Ziltivekimab Works Compared to Placebo in People With Heart Failure and Inflammation (HERMES)

This study will be done to see if ziltivekimab can be used to treat people living with heart failure and inflammation. Participants will either get ziltivekimab or placebo. The study is expected to last for up to 4 years. Participants will have up to 20 clinic visits. Participants will have to use a study app on their phone to record and share information about all their injections of study medicine and to fill in questionnaires.

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Alvin Chandra
95414
All
18 Years and over
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05636176
STU-2023-0359
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) greater than equal to 2 milligrams per liter (mg/L) at screening (visit 1) Disease specific - cardiovascular
• At least one of the following:
• N-terminal-pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) greater than equal to 300 picograms per milliliter (pg/mL) at screening (Visit 1) for patients without ongoing atrial fibrillation/flutter. If ongoing atrial fibrillation/flutter at screening (visit 1), NTproBNP must be greater than equal to 600 pg/mL.
• Hospitalisation or urgent/unplanned visit with a primary diagnosis of decompensated heart failure which required intravenous loop diuretic treatment, within the last 9 months prior to screening (visit 1) in combination with NT-proBNP greater than equal to 200 pg/mL at screening (Visit 1) for patients without ongoing atrial fibrillation/flutter. If ongoing atrial fibrillation/flutter at screening (visit 1), NT-proBNP must be greater than equal to 600 pg/mL.
• Diagnosis of heart failure (New York Heart Association [classification] [NYHA] Class II-IV).
• Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) greater than 40 percentage (%) documented by echocardiography within 12 months prior to or at screening (visit 1). The LVEF must be documented in medical records and the most recent measurement must be used to determine eligibility with no interim event signalling potential deterioration in ejection fraction (e.g., myocardial infarction [MI] or heart failure [HF] hospitalisation).
• Structural heart disease and/or functional heart disease documented by echocardiography within 12 months prior to or at screening (visit 1) showing at least one of the following:
• Left atrial (LA) volume index greater than 34 milliliter per meter square (mL/m^2).
• LA diameter greater than equal to 3.8 centimeter (cm).
• LA length greater than equal to 5.0 cm.
• LA area greater than equal to 20 cm square.
• LA volume greater than equal to 55 milliters (mL).
• Intraventricular septal thickness greater than equal to 1.1 cm.
• Posterior wall thickness greater than equal to 1.1 cm.
• Left ventricular (LV) mass index greater than equal to 115 grams per meter square (g⁄m^2 ) in men or greater than equal to 95 g⁄m^2 in women.
• E/e' (mean septal and lateral) greater than equal to 10.
• e' (mean septal and lateral) less than 9 centimeter per second (cm/s).
• No heart failure hospitalisations or urgent heart failure visits between screening (visit 1) and randomisation (visit 2).
Exclusion Criteria:
Medical conditions - cardiovascular
• Myocardial infarction, stroke, unstable angina pectoris, transient ischaemic attack, or heart failure hospitalisation, within 30 days prior to screening (visit 1).
• Systolic blood pressure greater than equal to 180 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) at screening (visit 1). If the systolic blood pressure is 160-179 mmHg, the patient should be receiving greater than equal to 3 antihypertensive drugs. (Note: Potential participants may be retested for this criterion within the visit window and without rescreening, at the discretion of the investigator).
• Heart rate above 110 or below 40 beats per minute as evaluated on the electrocardiogram (ECG) performed at screening (visit 1) (Note: Potential participants may be retested for this criterion within the visit window and without rescreening, at the discretion of the investigator).
• Planned coronary, carotid or peripheral artery revascularisation known during the screening period (visit 1). (Note: Planned coronary angiogram is not exclusionary).
• Planned cardiac device or atrial flutter/atrial fibrillation ablation procedure known during the screening period (visit 1).
• Major cardiac surgical, non-cardiac surgical, or major endoscopic procedure (thoracoscopic or laparoscopic) within the past 60 days prior to randomisation (visit 2) or any major surgical procedure planned at the time of randomisation (visit 2).
• Heart failure due to infiltrative cardiomyopathy (e.g., sarcoid, amyloid), arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, Takutsubo cardiomyopathy, genetic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or obstructive cardiomyopathy, active myocarditis, constrictive pericarditis, cardiac tamponade, uncorrected more than moderate primary valve disease.
• Primary pulmonary hypertension, chronic pulmonary embolism, severe pulmonary disease including COPD.
• Any other condition judged by the investigator that could account for heart failure symptoms and signs (e.g., anaemia, hypothyroidism). Medical conditions - infections/immunosuppression
• Clinical evidence of, or suspicion of, active infection at the discretion of the investigator.
Drug: Ziltivekimab, Drug: Placebo
Heart Failure
UT Southwestern
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A Study of Mavacamten in Non-Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (ODYSSEY-HCM)

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of mavacamten compared with placebo in participants with symptomatic non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (nHCM).

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James MacNamara
168724
All
18 Years and over
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05582395
STU-2023-0295
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• Diagnosis of HCM consistent with current American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology guidelines: unexplained left-ventricular hypertrophy with non-dilated ventricular chambers in the absence of other cardiac or systemic disease which can produce the required magnitude of hypertrophy of a maximal left ventricular (LV) wall thickness ≥ 15 millimeters (mm) (or ≥ 13 mm with positive family history of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy [HCM]) as determined by core laboratory interpretation.
• Peak left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) pressure gradient < 30 millimeters mercury (mm Hg) at rest and < 50 mm Hg with provocation (Valsalva maneuver and stress echocardiography).
• New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class II or III. Exclusion Criteria
• Known infiltrative or storage disorder causing cardiac hypertrophy that mimics non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (nHCM) such as Fabry disease, amyloidosis, or Noonan syndrome with LV hypertrophy.
• History of unexplained syncope within 6 months prior to screening.
• History of sustained ventricular tachyarrhythmia (> 30 seconds) within 6 months prior to screening.
• Other protocol-defined Inclusion/Exclusion criteria apply.
Drug: Mavacamten, Other: Placebo
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
Mavacamten, non-obstructive HCM, non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (nHCM)
UT Southwestern
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Furoscix in Heart Failure Patients With Diuretic Resistance (RESISTANCE-HF)

This will be a randomized, open-label pilot study of 60 patients with and without diuretic resistance who were recently admitted and discharged for acute decompensated heart failure with and oral diuretic regimen testing whether Furoscix is more effective at achieving post-discharge outpatient diuresis than standard of care. Diuretic resistance will be identified using the BAN-ADHF (BUN, creAtinine, NP-levels, Age, Diabetes and DBP, HF hospitalization, and atrial Fibrillation) score which has been integrated into the electronic health record. The score is integer-based with a score of > 11 indicating diuretic resistance with high likelihood of poor outcomes. The primary outcome is diuretic efficacy as measured by volume of urine produced 8 hours after treatment and urine sodium levels (assessed hourly or per urination episode within 8 hours of treatment).

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Ambarish Pandey
125045
All
18 Years to 80 Years old
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05528588
STU-2022-0768
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Inclusion Criteria:

• English speaking patients discharged after ward hospitalization for acute decompensated heart failure with admission NT-proBNP >1000
• Able to be screened and enrolled within 14 days of hospitalization
• Recent echocardiogram (6 months or less)
• Discharged with home diuretic regimen
Exclusion Criteria:

• Chronic kidney disease stage 5 (GFR<15) or End Stage Kidney Disease
• Systolic blood pressure <100
• ICU hospitalization within 3 months
• Inotrope use within last 3 months
• Home inotropes
• Electrolyte abnormalities on discharge
• Inadequate data for BAN-ADHF score
• Pregnant
• Prior heart transplantation or left ventricular assist device
• Low-output heart failure
• Concurrent use of non-loop diuretic
• Advanced liver disease
• Severe malnutrition
• Skin/Soft tissue condition precluding Furoscix
• Inability to collect urine
Combination Product: Furoscix, Drug: Diuretic Therapy
Heart Failure
UT Southwestern; Parkland Health & Hospital System
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Polypill in Acute Coronary Syndrome (POLY-ACS)

Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) represent a major contributor to mortality, morbidity, and healthcare costs. Effective therapies are widely available; however, adherence is low. This contributes to worse patient outcomes and increased risk of morbidity and mortality. The once-daily polypill leverages a population-based strategy that has previously demonstrated efficacy in improving adherence and access to therapy in low-resource settings, making it an innovative approach for improving post-ACS care. This study aims to investigate the utility of a polypill-based strategy for patients with ACS with drug eluting stent (DES) placement. The polypill will consist of a high-intensity statin (rosuvastatin 40 mg daily), aspirin 81 mg daily, and either clopidogrel 75 mg or prasugrel 10 mg daily.

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Ambarish Pandey
125045
All
18 Years and over
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05514938
STU-2022-0604
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Patients admitted with acute coronary syndrome who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention with drug eluting stent placement.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Age < 18
• Estimated glomerular filtration rate < 30 mL/min/1.73 m2 as measured by the simplified MDRD formula
• Current need for inotropes or with cardiac index < 2.2 L/min/m2
• History of coronary artery bypass graft surgery
• Current need for systemic anticoagulation
• Contraindication to receive any components of the polypill
• History of allergic reaction or intolerance to aspirin, prasugrel or rosuvastatin, or rosuvastatin
• Comorbidities that might be expected to limit lifespan within the 1-month study period
• Inability to provide written informed consent
• Pregnancy
Drug: Polypill, Drug: Usual Care (individual medications prescribed by primary cardiologist)
Coronary Artery Disease, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Cardiovascular, Lipid Disorder
Acute coronary syndrome, Antiplatlet therapy, Statin, Lipids, Drug eluting stent
UT Southwestern; Parkland Health & Hospital System
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Subclinical Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis in V122I TTR Carriers

Approximately 1.5 million of the 44 million Blacks in the United States are carriers of the valine-to-isoleucine substitution at position 122 (V122I) in the transthyretin (TTR) protein. Virtually exclusive to Blacks, this is the most common cause of hereditary cardiac amyloidosis (hATTR-CA) worldwide. hATTR-CA leads to worsening heart failure (HF) and premature death. Fortunately, new therapies that stabilize TTR improve morbidity and mortality in hATTR-CA, especially when prescribed early in the disease. However, hATTR-CA is often diagnosed at an advanced stage and conventional diagnostic tools lack diagnostic specificity to detect early disease. The overall objectives of this study are to determine the presence of subclinical hATTR-CA and to identify biomarkers that indicate amyloid progression in V122I TTR carriers. The central hypothesis of this proposal is that hATTR-CA has a long latency period that will be detected through subclinical amyloidosis imaging and biomarker phenotyping. The central hypothesis will be tested by pursuing 2 specific aims: Aim 1) determine the association of V122I TTR carrier status with CMRI evidence of amyloid infiltration; Sub-aim 1) determine the association of V122I TTR carrier status with cardiac reserve; Aim 2) determine the association between amyloid-specific biomarkers and V122I TTR carrier status; and Sub-aim 2) determine the association of amyloid-specific biomarkers with imaging-based parameters and evaluate their diagnostic utility for identifying subclinical hATTR-CA. In Aim 1, CMRI will be used to compare metrics associated with cardiac amyloid infiltration between a cohort of V122I TTR carriers without HF formed by cascade genetic testing and age-, sex-, and race-matched non-carrier controls. For Sub-Aim 1, a sub-sample of carriers and non-carrier controls enrolled in Aim 1 will undergo novel exercise CMRI to measure and compare cardiac systolic and diastolic reserve. Aim 2 involves measuring and comparing amyloid-specific biomarkers in V122I TTR carriers without HF with samples matched non-carriers (both from Aim 1) and individuals with symptomatic V122I hATTR-CA from our clinical sites. These biomarkers detect and quantify different processes of TTR amyloidogenesis and include circulating TTR, retinol binding protein 4, TTR kinetic stability, and misfolded TTR oligomers. Sub-aim 2 will establish the role of these biomarkers to detect imaging evidence of subclinical hATTR-CA disease.

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Justin Grodin
74652
All
30 Years to 80 Years old
NCT05489549
STU-2022-0404
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(V122I TTR carriers (or matched non-carriers))
Inclusion Criteria:

• Men and women ages 30-80 who are V122I TTR carriers (or matched non-carriers) without history of HF (this will be assessed by study personnel) and defined as: a) No history of hospitalization within the previous 12 months for management of HF; b) Without an elevated B-type natriuretic peptide level ≥100 pg/mL or NT-proBNP ≥360 pg/mL within the previous 12 months; or c) No clinical diagnosis of HF from a treating clinician
• Signed informed consent
Exclusion Criteria:

• A self-reported history or clinical history of HF
• Other known causes of cardiomyopathy
• History of light-chain cardiac amyloidosis
• Prior type 1 myocardial infarction (non-ST segment elevation myocardial Infarction {NSTEMI} or ST-elevation myocardial infarction {STEMI})
• Cardiac transplantation
• Body weight >250 lbs
• Estimated glomerular filtration rate ≤30 mL/min/1.73 m2
• Inability to safely undergo CMRI (For participants with symptomatic V122I hATTR-CA, we will enroll probands with HF from Aim 1 or patients with symptomatic V122I hATTR-CA from the three study sites.)
Inclusion Criteria:

• Men and women ages 30-80 who have symptomatic V122I hATTR-CA as determined by a history of HF (this will be assessed by study personnel) and defined as: a) History of hospitalization within the previous 12 months for management of HF; b) An elevated B-type natriuretic peptide level ≥100 pg/mL or NT-proBNP ≥360 pg/mL within the previous 12 months; or c) A clinical diagnosis of HF from a treating clinician.
• Have an established diagnosis of hATTR-CA based on either a) Biopsy confirmed by Congo red (or equivalent) staining with tissue typing with immunohistochemistry or mass spectrometric analysis or immunoelectron microscopy, OR b) positive technetium-99m (99mTc)-pyrophosphate or -bisphosphonate scan, combined with accepted laboratory criteria without abnormal M-protein.
• TTR gene sequencing confirming the V122I variant
• Signed informed consent
Exclusion Criteria:

• Other known causes of cardiomyopathy
• History of light-chain cardiac amyloidosis
• Cardiac transplantation
• Liver transplantation
• Previous Treatment with a TTR stabilizer (tafamidis, acoramidis) or TTR silencer (inotersen, patisiran, eplontersen)
• Estimated glomerular filtration rate ≤30 mL/min/1.73 m2
Amyloidosis, Hereditary, Cardiovascular, Transthyretin-Related (ATTR) Familial Amyloid Cardiomyopathy, Amyloidosis Cardiac, Amyloidosis, Familial, Transthyretin Gene Mutation
Amyloidosis, Transthyretin Amyloidosis, V122I TTR, p.Val142Ile TTR, Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
UT Southwestern
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Safety, Efficacy, and Pharmacokinetics of Tafamidis in Patients With Transthyretin-mediated Amyloidosis Post Orthotopic Heart Transplantation

Transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis (ATTR-CA) is a relentlessly progressive disease that can progress to end stage heart failure, at which point recently approved transthyretin production silencing or structure stabilizing therapies provide no clinical benefit. For well-selected individuals, heart transplantation is an excellent therapeutic option to improve survival. Historically, concomitant liver transplantation has been used to halt the progression of non-cardiac transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR) manifestations, especially for individuals with TTR genotypes associated with significant neuropathy. However, despite this, patients continue to experience progressive non-cardiac manifestations, particularly gastrointestinal and neuropathic, which can have a substantial influence on post-heart transplantation morbidity. Concomitant liver transplantation is also associated with substantial morbidity and its future therapeutic role is questionable with recently established therapies for ATTR. Therefore, there is a clear unmet need to determine the utility and safety of ATTR targeted therapies for patients with recent heart transplantation for end-stage ATTR-CA. The central hypothesis of this proposal is that in patients who have received a heart transplantation for end-stage ATTR-CA, tafamidis therapy will be efficacious and well-tolerated. We aim to determine the safety and efficacy of tafamidis in stable patients who have undergone heart or combined heart/liver transplantation for ATTR (wild-type or variant) cardiac amyloidosis. The proposed study will be a single-arm intervention clinical trial with tafamidis. Because of the efficacy of tafamidis for both variant ATTR-CA and wild-type ATTR-CA, there is no clinical equipoise for an inactive-comparator placebo arm. The primary endpoint of this study will be serial change in plasma transthyretin (TTR) levels from baseline to 12 months at 3-month intervals. The secondary endpoints of this study will include serial changes in neuropathy assessments, modified body mass indices, incident transplant-specific adverse events, and pharmacokinetics of tafamidis. Observations from this study will establish the role of tafamidis use for the management of ATTR in patients after transplantation for end-stage ATTR-CA.

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Justin Grodin
74652
All
18 Years to 90 Years old
Phase 4
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05489523
STU-2022-0583
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Has received orthotopic heart transplantation for end-stage ATTRv or ATTRwt ≥12 months prior to screening. Concomitant hepatic and renal transplantation with adequate allograft function are included.
• Has a stable immunosuppressive regimen and ≤ 10 mg of prednisone (or equivalent) at time of enrollment.
• Has a Karnofsky performance status ≥ 70%
Exclusion Criteria:

• Has previously received inotersen within the past 180 days, patisiran within the past 90 days, tafamidis within the past 14 days, or diflunisal in the past 14 days.
• Participating in a clinical trial for ATTR targeted therapies.
• Has an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≤ 15 ml/min/1.73 m2
• Has known leptomeningeal or AL amyloidosis
• Has active post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease
• Excluding non-melanomatous skin cancers, has an active malignancy.
• Has active infection with hepatitis B, hepatitis C, human immunodeficiency virus, or cytomegalovirus (CMV). For CMV, donor/ recipient exposure status and prior treated CMV disease on stable doses of antiviral therapies are not excluded.
• Has cardiac allograft dysfunction defined by left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) <50% by echocardiogram within the past 3 months
• Has been treated for acute cellular or antibody mediated rejection in the past 3 months
• Has criteria to meet International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation standardized nomenclature for severe coronary allograft vasculopathy ("ISHLT CAV3")
Drug: Tafamidis 61 MG
Heart, Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis
heart transplantation, transthyretin amyloidosis, ATTR, tafamidis
UT Southwestern
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Nasotracheal Intubation With VL vs DL in Infants Trial (NasoVISI)

Nasotracheal Intubation with Videolaryngoscopy versus Direct Laryngoscopy in Infants (NasoVISI) Trial is a prospective randomized multicenter study. The study will be conducted at 8 centers in the United States. It is expected that approximately 700 subjects enrolled to product 670 evaluable subjects.The randomization is 1:1 naso tracheal intubation with the Storz C-Mac Video Videolaryngoscopy (VL) or the Standard Direct Laryngoscope (DL). The primary objective is to compare the nasotracheal intubation (NTI) first attempt success rate using VL vs. DL in infants 0-365 days of age presenting for cardiothoracic surgery and cardiac catheterizations.

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Luis Zabala
125503
All
1 Day to 365 Days old
N/A
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05433155
STU-2022-0661
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Males or females age 0 -365 days
• Scheduled for elective cardiothoracic surgery or cardiac catheterization procedures lasting longer than 30 minutes under general anesthesia where nasotracheal intubation will be performed by an anesthesiology clinician
• Plan to use a neuromuscular blocking drug prior to intubation as standard of care
• Parental/guardian permission (informed consent)
Exclusion Criteria:

• Less than 36 weeks gestation
• Less than 2 kg
• History of difficult intubation
• History of abnormal airway
• Predictive of difficult intubation upon physical examination
• Preoperative endotracheal tube or tracheostomy
• Emergency cases
Device: Nasotracheal intubation
Cardiovascular, Heart, Intubation Complication, Intubation, Difficult or Failed, Hypoxia, Hypoxemia, Anesthesia Intubation Complication, Pediatric HD
Laryngoscope, Video Laryngoscope, Direct Laryngoscope, Nasotracheal Intubation, First attempt success, Intubation complications, Intubation technical difficulties, Randomization, Multi-center
Children’s Health
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Pediatric Influence of Cooling Duration on Efficacy in Cardiac Arrest Patients (P-ICECAP) (ICECAP)

This is a multicenter trial to establish the efficacy of cooling and the optimal duration of induced hypothermia for neuroprotection in pediatric comatose survivors of cardiac arrest. The study team hypothesizes that longer durations of cooling may improve either the proportion of children that attain a good neurobehavioral recovery or may result in better recovery among the proportion already categorized as having a good outcome.

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Joshua Wolovits
49698
All
2 Days to 17 Years old
N/A
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05376267
STU-2022-0800
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• Age 2 days to < 18 years with corrected gestational age of at least 38 weeks
• Chest compressions for at least 2 minutes
• Coma or encephalopathy after resuscitation from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA)
• Requires continuous mechanical ventilation through endotracheal tube or tracheostomy
• Definitive temperature control device initiated
• Randomization within 6 hours of Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC)
• Informed consent from Legally Authorized Representative (LAR) including intent to maintain life support for 120 hours Exclusion criteria:
• Glasgow Coma Motor Score (GCMS) = 6
• LAR does not speak English or Spanish
• Duration of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) > 60 minutes
• Severe hemodynamic instability with continuous infusion of epinephrine or norepinephrine of 2 micrograms per kilogram per minute (μg/kg/minute) or initiation of Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
• Pre-existing severe neurodevelopmental deficits with Pediatric Cerebral Performance Category (PCPC) =5 or progressive degenerative encephalopathy
• Pre-existing terminal illness, unlikely to survive to one year
• Cardiac arrest associated with brain, thoracic, or abdominal trauma
• Active and refractory severe bleeding prior to randomization
• Extensive burns or skin lesions incompatible with surface cooling
• Planned early withdrawal of life support before 120 hours
• Sickle cell anemia
• Pre-existing cryoglobulinemia
• Non-fatal drowning in ice covered water
• Central nervous system tumor with ongoing chemotherapy
• Previous enrollment in P-ICECAP trial
• Prisoner
• Chronic hypothermia
• New post-cardiac arrest diabetes insipidus
• Pregnancy
Device: Therapeutic Hypothermia
Hypoxia-Ischemia, Brain, Cardiac Arrest, Out-Of-Hospital, Hypothermia, Induced
Bayesian Adaptive Clinical Trial, Hypothermia, therapeutic, Coma, Pediatric
Children’s Health
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Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty Post-Market Study (TOBA PMS)

The objective of this study is to obtain outcomes following dissection repair with the Tack Endovascular System in a broad population of patients undergoing endovascular treatment of lesions within the superficial femoral, popliteal, peroneal, and/or tibial arteries.

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Michael Siah
186697
All
18 Years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05361967
STU-2023-0076
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Inclusion Criteria:
General Inclusion Criteria
• Age ≥ 18 years
• Willingness to comply with study follow-up evaluations at the predefined time intervals
• Signs the written informed consent
• Meets Rutherford classification criteria:
• ATK subjects can be RCC 3, 4 or 5
• BTK subjects must be RCC 4 or 5 Angiographic Inclusion Criteria
• A de novo or restenotic, non-stented target lesion with pre-intervention stenosis or occlusion (by visual estimate)
• ATK Lesions:
• must be in the superficial femoral and/or proximal popliteal (P1) arteries and
• have a reference vessel diameter range of 3.5-6.0mm or 4.0-8.0mm.
• BTK Lesions:
• must be in the mid/distal popliteal (P2/P3), peroneal and/or tibial arteries and
• have a reference vessel diameter range of 1.5-4.5mm Note: The mid popliteal artery begins at the superior aspect of the patella. Post-IVUS Inclusion Criteria
• Presence of an arterial dissection requiring repair per investigator judgement
• ATK reference vessel diameter range of 3.5-6.0mm or 4.0-8.0mm
• BTK reference vessel diameter range of 1.5-4.5mm
Exclusion Criteria:
General Exclusion Criteria
• Subject is known to be breastfeeding, pregnant or planning to become pregnant during the study
• Anticipated life expectancy < 12 months
• Known COVID positive test within 14 days and active symptoms
• Known renal disease that precludes contrast administration
• Presence of a wound that in the opinion of the investigator cannot be healed with transmetatarsal amputation (TMA)
• Contraindication to anticoagulation and/or antiplatelet therapy
• Known allergy to nitinol (nickel and/or titanium)
• Known allergy to contrast media that cannot be adequately pre-medicated prior to index procedure
• Previous or planned surgical or interventional procedure within 3 days before or 30 days after the index procedure. Note: this excludes successful inflow artery treatment within the same hospitalization or a documented pre-planned minor amputation.
• Subject has any condition that in the opinion of the investigator precludes the subject from participation Angiographic Exclusion Criteria
• Residual diameter stenosis ≥30% (visual estimate) after PTA
• Aneurysm, acute or sub-acute thrombosis in target lesion
• Acute vessel occlusion after PTA not attributed to dissection
Device: The Tack Endovascular System
Peripheral Arterial Disease, Peripheral Vascular Diseases, PAD - Peripheral Arterial Disease, PAD, Dissection, Arterial Dissection
UT Southwestern
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Validation of Early Prognostic Data for Recovery Outcome After Stroke for Future, Higher Yield Trials (VERIFY)

VERIFY will validate biomarkers of upper extremity (UE) motor outcome in the acute ischemic stroke window for immediate use in clinical trials, and explore these biomarkers in acute intracerebral hemorrhage. VERIFY will create the first multicenter, large-scale, prospective dataset of clinical, transmagnetic stimulation (TMS), and MRI measures in the acute stroke time window.

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Nneka Ifejika
166870
All
18 Years and over
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05338697
STU-2021-1134
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Age 18 years or older
• Unilateral stroke due to ischemia or intracerebral hemorrhage
• Motor deficits in the acutely affected UE, defined as a Shoulder Abduction and Finger Extension (SAFE) score ≤ 8 out of 10 points (i.e., excluding full or nearly full motor strength in both shoulder abduction and finger extension) within 48 to 96 hours of stroke onset (or time last known well).
• Provision of signed and dated informed consent form within 48 to 96 hours of stroke onset (or time last known well).
• Stated willingness to comply with all study procedures and availability for the duration of the study
• Fluent in English or Spanish
Exclusion Criteria:

• UE injury or conditions on paretic side that limited use prior to the stroke.
• Legally blind.
• Dense sensory loss indicated by a score of 2 on NIHSS sensory item
• Unable to abduct the shoulder or extend the fingers of the non-paretic arm/hand/wrist on verbal command
• Isolated cerebellar stroke
• Bilateral hemisphere acute strokes
• Co-enrollment in a trial of an intervention targeting the incident stroke (acute treatment or rehabilitation/recovery intervention) after baseline assessments for VERIFY are initiated
• Known or expected inability to maintain follow-up with study procedures through 90 days
• Cognitive or communication impairment precluding informed consent by the participant.
• Major medical, neurological, or psychiatric condition that would substantially affect functional status
• Non-cerebrovascular diagnosis associated with unlikely survival at 90 days
• Pregnancy
• Contraindication to noncontrast MRI (i.e., certain metallic implants, metallic foreign bodies or severe claustrophobia)
• Contraindication to TMS (i.e., cardiac pacemaker or other electronic devices in the body at or above the level of the seventh cervical vertebra, such as cochlear implant, cortical stimulator, deep brain stimulator, vagus nerve stimulator, cervical spine epidural stimulator, or ventriculoperitoneal shunt; Skull defect related to current stroke; Seizure after onset of current stroke; Seizure within the last 12 months while taking anti-epileptic medications; Previous serious adverse reaction to TMS)
• Unable to perform behavioral assessments within 48-120 hours of symptom onset
• Unable to receive TMS or get MRI within 72-168 hours of symptom onset
• Anticipated inability to perform study procedures within 168 hours of symptom onset.
Diagnostic Test: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Stroke, Stroke, Acute, Stroke Hemorrhagic, Brain and Nervous System, Other, Stroke, Ischemic
UT Southwestern
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Impact of Intensive Treatment of SBP on Brain Perfusion, Amyloid, and Tau (IPAT Study) (IPAT)

The purpose of this study is to determine if intensive lowering of systolic blood pressure (SBP), using FDA approved medications (antihypertensive), reduces Alzheimer's Disease pathology (i.e., excessive brain amyloid and tau protein deposition) in older adults at high risk for memory decline or dementia.

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Rong Zhang
18315
All
60 Years to 85 Years old
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05331144
STU-2021-1210
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Age 60-85, all races/ethnicities, and both sexes are eligible;
• Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) ≥ 26 to exclude gross dementia; based on clinical judgment, may be rescreened in ≥ 7 days;
• Individuals with SBP ≥ 130 and SBP ≤ 180 if on 0 or 1 antihypertensive medications; ≥130 and ≤170 on up to 2 medications; ≥130 and ≤160 on up to 3 medications; ≥130 and ≤150 on up to 4 medications. Those on antihypertensives are eligible. If an individual, not treated for hypertension (HTN), has a SBP ≥ 125 mmHg, consider rescreening after 24 hours;
• Willingness to be randomized into the treatment groups and ability to return to clinic for follow-up visits over 24 months;
• Fluency in English or Spanish or both, adequate visual and auditory acuity to allow neuropsychological testing;
• Participants must have a regular healthcare provider.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Clinically documented history of stroke, focal neurological signs or other major cerebrovascular diseases based on clinical judgment or MRI/CT scans such as evidence of infection, infarction, or other brain lesions;
• Diagnosis of AD or other type of dementia, or significant neurologic diseases such as Parkinson's disease, seizure disorder, multiple sclerosis, history of severe head trauma or normal pressure hydrocephalus;
• Evidence of severe major depression (GDS ≥ 12, may be rescreened after 12 weeks or longer if evidence of reactive depression or temporary mood disturbances) or clinically significant psychopathology, (e.g., psychosis and schizophrenia); if hospitalized in past year, can be rescreened in 6 months; or presence of a major psychiatric disorder that in the investigator's opinion, could interfere with adherence to research assessments or procedures.
• Unstable heart disease based on clinical judgment (e.g., heart attack/cardiac arrest, cardiac bypass procedures within previous 6 months and congestive heart failure), or other severe medical conditions;
• History of atrial fibrillation and evidence on ECG with any of the following: active symptoms of persistent palpitation, dizziness, history of syncope, chest pain, dyspnea, orthopnea, shortness of breath at rest, or paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea within the past 6 months; resting heart rate of < 30 or > 110 bpm; taking class I or III antiarrhythmic drugs including flecainide, propafenone, dronedarone, sotalol, dofetilide, and amiodarone; or clinical concerns for safely participating in lowering blood pressure.
• Systolic BP equal or greater than 180 mmHg and/or diastolic BP equal or greater than 110 mmHg, may be rescreened in 1 week.
• Orthostatic hypotension, defined as the third standing SBP < 100mmHg, may be rescreened after 2 weeks;
• History of significant autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis or polymyalgia rheumatica;
• Significant history of alcoholism or drug abuse within the last five years;
• Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, defined as hemoglobin A1C > 7.5%, or requiring insulin treatment;
• Regularly smoking cigarettes within the past year;
• Pacemaker or other medical device of metal that precludes performing MRI;
• Women with a potential for pregnancy, lactation/childbearing (2 year post-menopausal or surgically sterile to be considered not childbearing potential);
• Participant enrolled in another investigational drug or device study, either currently or within the past 2 months;
• Severe obesity with BMI > 40 ; clinical judgment should be applied in all cases to assess patient safety and anticipated compliance;
• Allergy to angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), i.e., drugs that have a suffix "-sartan"; allergy to amlodipine;
• Abnormal screening laboratory tests (e.g., liver ALT and AST > 3 x ULN, GFR < 30 or Hct < 28%); may be rescreened after 2 weeks or longer;
• A medical condition likely to limit survival to less than 3 years;
• Participant has any condition(s) judged by the study investigator to be medically inappropriate, risky or likely to cause poor study compliance. For example:
• Plans to move outside the clinic catchment area in the next 2 years;
• Significant concerns about participation in the study from spouse, significant other, or family members;
• Lack of support from primary health care provider;
• Residence too far from the study clinic site such that transportation is a barrier including persons who require transportation assistance provided by the study clinic funds for screening or randomization visits;
• Residence in a nursing home; persons residing in an assisted living or retirement community are eligible if they meet the other criteria;
• Other medical, psychiatric, or behavioral factors that, in the judgment of the site PI or clinician, may interfere with study participation or the ability to follow the study Protocol.
• Couples or significant partners who live together cannot be enrolled or participate simultaneously in the study.
Drug: Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs, losartan) and Calcium Channel Blockers (CCB, amlodipine), Other: PCP
Hypertension, Cognitively Normal Older Adults, Subjective Cognitive Decline, Brain and Nervous System, Family History of Dementia
Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Cognitive Function, Blood Pressure, Amyloid, Tau
UT Southwestern
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Neoadjuvant Lenvatinib and Pembrolizumab for IVC Tumor Thrombus

This study will be evaluating safety and efficacy of the combination of lenvatinib and pembolizumab neoaadjuvant therapy prior to surgical resection of locally advanced renal cell carcinoma with IVC tumor thrombus.

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canceranswerline@utsouthwestern.edu

Vitaly Margulis
49444
All
18 Years and over
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05319015
STU-2021-1240
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• Male/female participants who are at least 18 years of age
• Have histologically confirmed cT3-4,N0-1,M0-1 (clinical stage III-IV) diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma (any subtype) with level II-IV inferior vena cava tumor thrombus
• The primary tumor and thrombus may be assessed to be resectable or unresectable at the time of enrollment
• Male participants: A male participant must agree to use a protocol-approved contraception during the 120 day neoadjuvant treatment period and for at least 90 days after the last dose of study treatment and refrain from donating sperm during this period.
• Female participants: A female participant is eligible to participate if she is not pregnant, not breastfeeding, and at least one of the following conditions applies:
• Not a woman of childbearing potential (WOCBP) OR
• A WOCBP who agrees to follow the protocol-approved contraceptive guidance during the treatment period and for at least 30 days after the last dose of study treatment.
• The participant (or legally acceptable representative if applicable) provides written informed consent for the trial.
• Have measurable disease based on RECIST 1.1. Lesions situated in a previously irradiated area are considered measurable if progression has been demonstrated in such lesions.
• Have provided archival tumor tissue sample or newly obtained core or excisional biopsy of a tumor lesion not previously irradiated. Formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue blocks are preferred to slides. Newly obtained biopsies are preferred to archived tissue.
• Have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 to 1. Evaluation of ECOG is to be performed within 7 days prior to the first dose of study intervention.
• Have adequate organ function as defined in the following table. Specimens must be collected within 10 days prior to the start of study intervention.
• Absolute neutrophil count (ANC): ≥1500/µL
• Platelets: ≥100 000/µL
• Hemoglobin: ≥9.0 g/dL or ≥ 5.6 mmol/La
• Creatinine OR Measured or calculated creatinine clearance (GFR can also be used in place of creatinine or CrCl): ≤1.5 × ULN OR ≥30 mL/min for participant with creatinine levels >1.5 × institutional ULN
• Total bilirubin: ≤1.5 ×ULN OR direct bilirubin ≤ ULN for participants with total bilirubin levels >1.5 × ULN
• AST (SGOT) and ALT (SGPT): ≤2.5 × ULN (≤5 × ULN for participants with liver metastases)
• International normalized ratio (INR) OR prothrombin time (PT) OR Activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT): ≤1.5 × ULN unless participant is receiving anticoagulant therapy as long as PT or aPTT is within therapeutic range of intended use of anticoagulants
• ALT (SGPT)=alanine aminotransferase (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase); AST (SGOT)=aspartate aminotransferase (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase); GFR=glomerular filtration rate; ULN=upper limit of normal.
• Criteria must be met without erythropoietin dependency and without packed red blood cell (pRBC) transfusion within last 2 weeks.
• Creatinine clearance (CrCl) should be calculated per institutional standard.
• Note: This includes eligibility-defining laboratory value requirements for treatment; laboratory value requirements should be adapted according to local regulations and guidelines for the administration of specific chemotherapies.
Exclusion Criteria:

• A WOCBP who has a positive urine pregnancy test within 72 hours prior to allocation. If the urine test is positive or cannot be confirmed as negative, a serum pregnancy test will be required.
• Has received prior therapy with an anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, or anti PD L2 agent or with an agent directed to another stimulatory or co-inhibitory T-cell receptor (eg, CTLA-4, OX 40, CD137).
• Has received prior systemic anti-cancer therapy including investigational agents prior to allocation.
• Has received prior radiotherapy within 2 weeks of start of study intervention. Participants must have recovered from all radiation-related toxicities, not require corticosteroids, and not have had radiation pneumonitis. A 1-week washout is permitted for palliative radiation (≤2 weeks of radiotherapy) to non-CNS disease.
• Has received a live vaccine within 30 days prior to the first dose of study drug. Examples of live vaccines include, but are not limited to, the following: measles, mumps, rubella, varicella/zoster (chicken pox), yellow fever, rabies, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), and typhoid vaccine. Seasonal influenza vaccines for injection are generally killed virus vaccines and are allowed; however, intranasal influenza vaccines (eg, FluMist®) are live attenuated vaccines and are not allowed. COVID-19 vaccines are permitted provided they are not live attenuated vaccines.
• Is currently participating in or has participated in a study of an investigational agent or has used an investigational device within 4 weeks prior to the first dose of study intervention.
• Has a diagnosis of immunodeficiency or is receiving chronic systemic steroid therapy (in dosing exceeding 10 mg daily of prednisone equivalent) or any other form of immunosuppressive therapy within 7 days prior to the first dose of study drug.
• Has a known additional malignancy that is progressing or has required active treatment within the past year. Participants with basal cell carcinoma of the skin, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or carcinoma in situ (eg, breast carcinoma, cervical cancer, bladder in situ) that have undergone potentially curative therapy are not excluded.
• Has known active CNS metastases and/or carcinomatous meningitis. Participants with previously treated brain metastases may participate provided they are radiologically stable, i.e. without evidence of progression for at least 4 weeks by repeat imaging (note that the repeat imaging should be performed during study screening), clinically stable and without requirement of steroid treatment for at least 14 days prior to first dose of study intervention.
• Has more than three different sites of metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
• Has severe hypersensitivity (≥Grade 3) to pembrolizumab and lenvatinib and/or any of its excipients.
• Has active autoimmune disease that has required systemic treatment in the past 2 years (i.e. with use of disease modifying agents, corticosteroids or immunosuppressive drugs). Replacement therapy (eg., thyroxine, insulin, or physiologic corticosteroid replacement therapy for adrenal or pituitary insufficiency, etc.) is not considered a form of systemic treatment and is allowed.
• Has a history of (non-infectious) pneumonitis that required steroids or has current pneumonitis.
• Has an active infection requiring systemic therapy.
• Has a history or current evidence of any condition, therapy, or laboratory abnormality that might confound the results of the study, interfere with the participant's participation for the full duration of the study, or is not in the best interest of the participant to participate, in the opinion of the treating investigator.
• Has known psychiatric or substance abuse disorders that would interfere with cooperation with the requirements of the trial.
• Is pregnant or breastfeeding or expecting to conceive or father children within the projected duration of the study, starting with the screening visit through 120 days after the last dose of trial treatment.
• Has had an allogenic tissue/solid organ transplant.
• Has prolongation of QTcF interval to >480 ms.
• Has a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) below the institutional (or local laboratory) normal range, as determined by multigated acquisition (MUGA) or echocardiogram (ECHO)
• Has clinically significant cardiovascular disease within 12 months from first dose of study intervention, including New York Heart Association Class III or IV congestive heart failure, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, cerebral vascular accident, or cardiac arrhythmia associated with hemodynamic instability. Note: Medically controlled arrhythmia would be permitted
• Has urine protein ≥1 g/24 hours. Note: Participants with proteinuria ≥2+>1+ (≥100 mg/dL) on urine dipstick testing (urinalysis) will undergo 24-hour urine collection for quantitative assessment of proteinuria.
• Uncontrolled blood pressure (Systolic BP>140 mmHg or diastolic BP >90 mmHg) in spite of an optimized regimen of antihypertensive medication.
Drug: Neoadjuvant Lenvatinib, Drug: Neoadjuvant Pembrolizumab, Procedure: Radical nephrectomy, IVC thrombectomy, retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, Drug: Adjuvant Pembrolizumab
Renal Cell Carcinoma, Cardiovascular, Kidney
Renal Cell Carcinoma, IVC tumor thrombus, Neoadjuvant therapy, Immunotherapy, Nephrectomy
UT Southwestern
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PROMISE III: Percutaneous Deep Vein Arterialization for the Treatment of Late-Stage Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia

A prospective, single-arm, multi-center study designed to gather additional information on the LimFlow System.

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studyfinder@utsouthwestern.edu, Ana.Garzon@UTSouthwestern.edu

Michael Siah
186697
All
18 Years to 95 Years old
N/A
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05313165
STU-2023-0383
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• Subject must be ≥ 18 and ≤ 95 years of age
• Clinical diagnosis of chronic limb-threatening ischemia, defined as any of the following clinical assessments: previous angiogram or hemodynamic evidence of severely diminished arterial inflow of the index limb (e.g., ABI ≤ 0.39, TP / TcPO2 < 30 mm Hg) and
• Rutherford Classification 5, ischemic ulceration or
• Rutherford Classification 6, ischemic gangrene
• Subject has been assessed by the Principal Investigator and determined that no conventional distal bypass, surgical or endovascular therapy for limb salvage is feasible due to either a) absence of a usable pedal artery target (endovascular or surgical approach), or b) the presence of a pedal artery target with absence of a viable single-segment vein in either lower extremity or either arm that could be used for autogenous vein conduit.
• Proximally, the Target In-flow Artery at the cross-over point must fall within the recommended vessel diameter ranges for the LimFlow stent graft by visual estimation.
• Subject is willing and able to sign the informed consent form.
• Subject is enrolled in an acceptable wound care network and has an adequate support network to ensure that subject is compliant with medication regimen and follow-up study visits.
• Prior to enrollment (7-day window), women of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test.
• Primary wound is stable (e.g., not rapidly deteriorating and/or showing signs of healing).
• Stable glycemic control, HbA1C < 10% (<269mg/dL)
• Subjects requiring dialysis may be included, provided they meet all the following requirements:
• On dialysis for > 6 months
• Autologous arteriovenous (AV) fistula or peritoneal access used for hemodialysis
• Serum albumin > 30 g/liter
• BMI > 20
Exclusion Criteria:

• Concomitant hepatic insufficiency, thrombophlebitis in the target limb, or non-treatable coagulation disorder within the past 90 days.
• Active immunodeficiency disorder or currently receiving immunosuppressant therapy for an immunodeficiency disorder.
• Prior peripheral arterial bypass procedure above or below the knee which would inhibit proximal inflow to the stent graft.
• Absence of adequate viable tissue in target foot.
• Life expectancy less than 12 months.
• Documented myocardial infarction or stroke within previous 90 days.
• Active infection (e.g., fever, significantly elevated WBC count >20.0 x 109/L, and/or positive blood culture) at the time of the index procedure that may preclude insertion of a prosthesis or require major amputation (e.g., osteomyelitis proximal to metatarsals).
• Known or suspected allergies or contraindications to aspirin or P2Y12 inhibitors, heparin, stainless steel, nitinol or contrast agent that cannot be adequately pre-treated.
• Subject is currently taking anti-coagulants, which in the opinion of the investigator, interferes with the subject's ability to participate in the study (i.e., intermittent interruption of therapy for procedure may compromise subject's safety).
• Lower extremity vascular disease that may inhibit the procedure and/or jeopardize wound healing (e.g., vasculitis, Buerger's disease, significant edema in the target limb, deep venous thrombus in the target vein, hyperpigmentation, or medial ulceration above the ankle).
• Significant acute or chronic kidney disease with a serum creatinine of > 2.5 mg/dl in subjects not undergoing dialysis.
• Severe heart failure (e.g., NYHA Class IV), which in the opinion of the investigator may compromise subject's ability to safely undergo a percutaneous procedure.
• Any significant concurrent medical, psychological, or social condition, which may significantly interfere with the subject's optimal participation in the study, in the opinion of the investigator.
• The subject is currently participating in another investigational drug or device study that has not completed the primary endpoint or that clinically interferes with the endpoints of this study.
• Subject is unwilling, unable, or unlikely for cognitive or social reasons to comply with any of the protocol or follow-up requirements.
Device: LimFlow Stent Graft System
Peripheral Arterial Disease, Critical Limb Ischemia, Cardiovascular, Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia
CLTI, PAD, CLI
UT Southwestern
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Impact of Bromocriptine on Clinical Outcomes for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (REBIRTH)

The study will enroll 200 women newly diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy within 5 months postpartum in a randomized placebo controlled trial of bromocriptine therapy to evaluate its impact on myocardial recovery and clinical outcomes. Given that bromocriptine prevents breastfeeding, an additional 50 women with peripartum cardiomyopathy excluded from the trial due to a desire to continue breastfeeding but meeting all other entry criteria will be followed in an observational cohort.

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studyfinder@utsouthwestern.edu, Amy.Browning@UTSouthwestern.edu

Sonia Garg
139358
Female
18 Years and over
Phase 4
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05180773
STU-2022-0383
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• Presentation with a new diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy
• Post-delivery and within the first 5 months post-partum.
• Clinical assessment of an LVEF < or =0.40 within 4 weeks of consent for randomized control trial
• Clinical assessment of an LVEF < or =0.40 within 8 weeks of consent for breastfeeding cohort
• Age > or = 18.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Previous diagnosis of cardiomyopathy, valvular disease or congenital heart disease (with the exception of women with a history of peripartum cardiomyopathy with complete recovery and a documented LVEF > 0.55 prior to or in early pregnancy)
• Refractory hypertension (Systolic >160 or Diastolic > 95) either at the time of enrollment or at the time of the qualifying LVEF.
• Postpartum women currently breastfeeding and planning to continue.
• Evidence of coronary artery disease (>50% stenosis of major epicardial vessel or positive non-invasive stress test)
• Previous cardiac transplant
• Current durable LVAD support
• Currently requiring support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
• Current history of alcohol or drug abuse
• Chemotherapy or chest radiation within 5 years of enrollment
• Evidence of ongoing bacterial septicemia
• Medical, social or psychiatric condition which limit the ability to comply with follow-up.
Drug: Bromocriptine, Drug: Placebo, Drug: Guideline Directed Medical Therapy for Heart Failure (GDMT), Drug: Rivaroxaban, Drug: Second Placebo
Cardiovascular, Peripartum Cardiomyopathy, Postpartum
UT Southwestern
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Preventing Cognitive Decline by Reducing BP Target Trial (PCOT)

The PCOT study is a multi-site randomized trial of patients 70 years or older with high BP. The main goal of the study Preventing Cognitive Decline by Reducing BP Target Trial (PCOT) is to conduct a large pragmatic clinical trial (PCT) to test the hypothesis that patients who receive care with a combination of clinical decision support (CDS) and team-based care delivered in primary care practices will have better blood pressure control and a lower incidence of mild cognitive impairment and dementia than patients receiving usual medical care. Patients will be recruited from UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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Miguel Vazquez
17567
All
70 Years and over
N/A
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05106036
STU-2021-0735
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• High BP defined as at least 1 BP readings of SBP >= 130 or DBP >=80 during the 24 months prior to enrollment
• Clinic visit with primary care provider within the last 24 months
• Ability to write and speak English or Spanish
• 70 years of age or older
• Ability to understand and willingness to provide informed consent
• Owns a smartphone
Exclusion Criteria:

• Blood pressure consistently <130/80 mmHg
• Presence of dementia, Alzheimer's disease, or significant neurological disease
• Major and unstable heart disease (e.g., acute heart failure (systolic or diastolic), acute on chronic heart failure (systolic or diastolic), acute coronary syndrome or cardiac arrest, liver or renal transplantation
• Under 70 years of age
• Inability to write or speak English or Spanish
• Chronic kidney disease stage 5 or ESKD
• Chemotherapy
• Any conditions judged by the medical providers to contraindicate participation due to risk to patient safety or lack of adherence
• Expected life expectancy under a year
Other: Clinical Support Decision Tool
Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Cognitive Decline
UT Southwestern; Parkland Health & Hospital System
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A Randomized, Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the Route 92 Medical Reperfusion System (SUMMIT MAX)

The SUMMIT MAX study is a prospective, randomized, controlled, interventional clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Route 92 Medical MonoPoint® Reperfusion System for aspiration thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke patients.

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studyfinder@utsouthwestern.edu, Vida.Rhodes@UTSouthwestern.edu

Roberta Novakovic
83353
All
18 Years to 85 Years old
N/A
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05018650
STU-2022-0053
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• The consent process has been completed and documented according to applicable country regulations and as approved by the IRB / Ethics Committee
• Age >=18 years and <= 85
• Patient presenting with clinical signs consistent with an acute ischemic stroke
• Baseline National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score >= 6
• Pre-stroke modified Rankin Score (mRS) <= 1
• Baseline ASPECTS >= 6
• Endovascular treatment initiated (defined as time of first angiogram) within 8 hours from time last known well
• If indicated, thrombolytic therapy shall be initiated per clinical guidelines. If eligible for thrombolytic therapy, subjects should be treated as soon as possible and lytic use should not be delayed regardless of potential eligibility for mechanical neurothrombectomy.
• The patient is indicated for aspiration neurothrombectomy with the Route 92 Medical Reperfusion System as determined by the Investigator
• Angiographic confirmation of a large vessel occlusion of the M1 segment of the middle cerebral artery or distal internal carotid artery
Exclusion Criteria:

• Known pregnancy or breast feeding
• In the Investigator's opinion, any known comorbidity (including COVID-19 positivity) that may complicate treatment or prevent improvement or follow-up
• Known serious, advanced, or terminal illness with anticipated life expectancy < 12 months
• Known history of severe allergy to contrast medium
• Known to have suffered a stroke in the past 90 days
• Known connective tissue disorder affecting the arteries (e.g. Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome)
• Any known previous cerebral hemorrhagic event
• Any known pre-existing coagulation deficiency
• Known hemorrhagic diathesis, coagulation factor deficiency, or oral anticoagulant therapy with INR >3.0
• Known baseline platelet count <50,000/µL
• Known baseline blood glucose of <50 mg/dL or >400 mg/dL
• Known to be participating in another study involving an investigational device or drug
• Clinical symptoms suggestive of bilateral stroke or stroke in multiple territories.
• Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) evidence of recent/ fresh cerebral hemorrhage (the presence of microbleeds is allowed)
• Baseline CT or MRI showing intracranial tumor (except small meningioma <= 2cm) or significant mass effect with midline shift due to the tumor
• Presumed septic thrombus, or suspicion of bacterial endocarditis
• Inability to access the cerebral vasculature in the opinion of the neurointerventional team
• Unlikely to be available for a 90-day follow-up (e.g. no fixed home address)
• Evidence of carotid dissection
• Evidence of cervical carotid artery high-grade stenosis or occlusion (i.e., tandem occlusion)
• Active or recent history of drug abuse (within last 6 months)
• Known history or presence of aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in the territory of the target lesion
• For all patients, severe sustained hypertension with SBP >200 and/or DBP >120; for patients treated with IV tPA, sustained hypertension despite treatment with SBP >185 and/or DBP >110
• Treatment with heparin within 48 hours with a partial thromboplastic time more than two times the laboratory normal
• Renal failure with serum creatinine >3.0 or Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) <30
• Ongoing seizure due to stroke
• Evidence of active systemic infection
• Known cancer with metastases
• Cervical carotid stenosis requiring balloon angioplasty or stenting at the time of the procedure
• Angiographic evidence of multiple cerebrovascular occlusions (e.g., bilateral anterior circulation, anterior/posterior circulation)
• Angiographic evidence of known or suspected underlying intracranial vasculopathy or atherosclerotic lesions responsible for the target occlusion
• Angiographic evidence or suspicion of aortic dissection
Device: Route 92 Medical Reperfusion System
Acute Ischemic Stroke, Brain and Nervous System
UT Southwestern
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Efficacy of an m-Health Cardiac Rehabilitation Program in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction

Heart failure (HF) portends substantial morbidity, mortality, and health care costs in the United States and the prevalence of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) relative to HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) has been increasing. HFpEF is associated with a high morbidity and mortality burden and is projected to be the predominant subtype of HF in the near future. While multiple therapies have proven efficacious for patients with HFrEF, no pharmacological agents have demonstrably been shown to improve outcomes in HFpEF, highlighting the need for novel approaches to HFpEF treatment. Exercise intolerance (EI) is the cardinal symptom of HFpEF, which manifests as dyspnea and fatigue. EI leads to functional deconditioning and reduced quality of life (QOL), both of which elevate risk of death and hospitalization in patients with HFpEF. Supervised exercised training is associated with improvements in exercise capacity and QOL in adults with HFpEF. However, supervised exercise has not been widely utilized for the treatment of HFpEF due to logistical and fiscal barriers. Home-based exercise using an m-Health platform is an alternative to supervised exercise that can deliver clinician prescribed exercise interventions and wellness education though monitoring and care coordination. The goal of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of a patient specific progressive home-based cardiac rehabilitation program leveraging the technology of the m-Health program in improving functional status, exercise capacity, and QOL in patients with HFpEF.

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studyfinder@utsouthwestern.edu, Vinayak.Subramanian@UTSouthwestern.edu

Ambarish Pandey
125045
All
18 Years and over
N/A
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05002075
STU-2021-0329
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• Adults age> 18 years
• HFpEF with left ventricular ejection fraction >50%
• Clinically stable and no hospitalization in last 4 weeks
• Estimated glomerular filtration rate > 45 mL/min/1.73 m2 as measured by the simplified MDRD formula
• Stable diuretic regimen
• SPPB <10 or historical (within 12 months) or current Peak (measured or estimated) VO2 <= 60% predicted value for age and gender. Exclusion criteria:
• History of cancer or end stage lung disease
• Estimated glomerular filtration rate < 45 mL/min/1.73 m2 as measured by the simplified MDRD formula
• Recent HF decompensation
• Inability to do exercise test
• Inability to provide written informed consent
• History of falls
Other: m-health cardiac rehabilitation
Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction, Cardiovascular, Heart
HFpEF, Cardiac rehabilitation
UT Southwestern
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Live Music Therapy to Reduce Anxiety, Pain and Improve Sleep in Post-Operative Lung Transplant Patients: A Pilot Study

The purpose of this prospective pilot study is to determine if live music therapy reduces patients' perception of pain and anxiety, reduces benzodiazepine use and pain medication use, length of stay in the ICU, and length of stay in hospital, and improves sleep in post-lung transplant patients. The purpose and objectives of the study are the following: - To determine if music therapist delivered patient preferred live music and therapeutic intervention will reduce participant's perceived anxiety in post-lung transplant patients. - To determine if music therapist delivered patient preferred live music and therapeutic intervention will reduce participant's perceived pain in post-lung transplant patients. - To determine if music therapist delivered patient preferred live music and therapeutic intervention in post-lung transplant patients will reduce participant's use of benzodiazepine medication for anxiety. - To determine if music therapist delivered patient preferred live music and therapeutic intervention three times in post-lung transplant patients will reduce participant's use of pain medication. - To determine if music therapist delivered patient preferred live music and therapeutic intervention in post-lung transplant patients will reduce participant's total time of intubation, length of stay in ICU, and length of stay in the hospital. - To determine if music therapist delivered patient preferred live music and therapeutic intervention will improve the quality and length of sleep in post-lung transplant patients.

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Emily Pickett
125393
All
Not specified
N/A
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT04975607
STU-2019-1409
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Inclusion Criteria:

• All post-lung transplant patients at UTSW Clements University Hospital starting June 1, 2021
Exclusion Criteria:

• Post-lung transplant patients with chests left open directly after OR (before being taken back to the OR and having their chests closed)
Behavioral: Music Therapy
Cardiovascular, Lung Transplant, Complications
UT Southwestern
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Aging and Disease Course: Contributions to Lifespan Neurobiology of Schizophrenia

The 2020 NIMH Strategic Plan for Research calls for investigations targeting neurobiology of mental illness across the lifespan. Growing evidence suggests that lifespan neurobiology of schizophrenia (SZ) incorporates two distinct dimensions: aging and disease course. However, their clinical correlates, associated biomarker trajectories, and implications for treatment are unknown. This study will investigate differential aspects of SZ neurobiology captured by aging and disease course, in order to develop specific biomarkers which may offer actionable targets for SZ stage-dependent intervention. The study is predicated on a novel mechanistic Model of SZ Trajectories across the Adult Lifespan, positing distinct biological fingerprints within the anterior limbic system for aging and disease course in SZ: (1) alterations in the circuit's function and structure that occur earlier in the lifespan and are larger in magnitude than the alterations expected with normal aging (accelerated aging dimension); and (2) regionally-specific anterior limbic "hyperactivity" in early SZ, with a subsequent transformation into "hypoactivity" in advanced SZ (disease course dimension). In a sample of SZ and matched healthy controls (n=168, 84/group) aged 18-75 years the investigators will ascertain a broad panel of biomarkers [via multimodal brain imaging: optimized 1H-MRS, high-resolution task-based fMRI, perfusion (Vascular Space Occupancy) and structural MRI], along with comprehensive cognitive and clinical assessments. All measures will be acquired at baseline and repeated at 2-year longitudinal follow-up. Using cutting-edge computational approaches, the study will examine (i) effects of aging and SZ course on anterior limbic system biomarkers; (ii) lifespan trajectories for different biomarkers; (iii) patterns of limbic system biomarkers in age- and SZ course-based subgroups (e.g., Younger vs. Older, Early-Course vs. Advanced SZ), as well as in data-driven subgroups (e.g., those with vs. without accelerated aging profiles); and (iv) associations between biomarkers and cognitive and clinical outcomes. This research will advance the field by providing novel biomarkers that capture unique neurobiological contributions of aging and disease course in SZ, and will motivate future studies on SZ mechanisms across the lifespan and development of precision treatments.

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Elena Ivleva
70523
All
18 Years to 75 Years old
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT04951700
STU-2021-0413
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• 18-65 years of age (SZ); 18-75 years of age (CON)
• Women and men
• All races and ethnicities
• Psychiatric diagnoses: Patient participants (SZ): Meet DSM-5 criteria for schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder Healthy control participants (CON): No personal history of lifetime psychiatric disorders, or a family history of psychotic disorders in 1st-or 2nd- degree relatives
• Able to read, speak, and understand English
• Able and willing to provide written informed consent; and willing to commit to the study protocol, including 2-year longitudinal follow-up
Exclusion Criteria:
• Compromised cognitive function: Both SZ and CON participants: Estimated premorbid intellectual ability <75 age-corrected score on Wide Range Achievement Test-4/Word Reading Subtest (WRAT-4) CON participants: <26 score on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)
• Neurological or medical disorder that may affect brain function (history of stroke, head injury with a loss of consciousness >10 min, seizure disorder, AIDS, poorly controlled hypertension, poorly controlled diabetes, decompensated lung disease, etc.)
• Co-morbid DSM-5 diagnosis of drug/alcohol use disorder in prior 3 months
• Current treatment with benzodiazepine or non-benzodiazepine sedatives/hypnotics, and/or anticonvulsants
• Presence of ferromagnetic objects in body
• Weight or body size exceeding MRI scanner capacity [>300 lbs]
• Claustrophobia in MRI scanner
• Pregnant women
• Breastfeeding women (VASO scan will not be administered. All other imaging modalities are safe to administer.)
• Impaired kidney function: Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) < 30 ml/min/1.73m2 (VASO scan will not be administered due to an association between Gadolinium-based MR contrast use and Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis in individuals with severely impaired renal function. All other imaging modalities are safe to administer.)
• History of hypersensitivity to any MRI contrast agent (VASO scan will not be administered. All other imaging modalities are safe to administer.)
Other: Other
Schizophrenia, Aging, Disease Course, Biomarker, Neuroimaging, Cognitive Dysfunction
UT Southwestern
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Olanzapine Versus Megestrol Acetate for the Treatment of Loss of Appetite Among Advanced Cancer Patients

This phase III trial compares the effects of olanzapine versus megestrol acetate in treating loss of appetite in patients with cancer that has spread to other places in the body (advanced). Olanzapine may stimulate and increase appetite. This study aims to find out if olanzapine is better than the usual approach (megestrol acetate) for stimulating appetite and preventing weight loss.

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canceranswerline@utsouthwestern.edu

Namrata Peswani
193600
All
18 Years and over
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT04939090
STU-2021-1170
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Women and men of reproductive potential should agree to use an appropriate method of birth control throughout their participation in this study due to the teratogenic potential of the therapy utilized in this trial. Appropriate methods of birth control include abstinence, oral contraceptives, implantable hormonal contraceptives or double barrier method (diaphragm plus condom)
• Diagnosis of advanced cancer
• Patient-reported 2-month weight loss of at least 5 pounds (2.3 kilograms) and/or physician-estimated caloric intake of less than 20 calories/kilogram of body weight per day
• The patient must perceive loss of appetite and/or weight as a problem; and have an appetite score of 4 or worse on the "Please rate your appetite…." question that requires a patient response on a 0-10 numeric rating scale
• Not receiving ongoing tube feedings or parenteral nutrition at the time of registration
• Not currently using systemic adrenal steroids (with the exception of short-term dexamethasone within 3 days of chemotherapy for control of chemotherapy side effects)
• No use of androgens, progesterone analogs, or other appetite stimulants within the past month
• Patient should not have poorly controlled hypertension or congestive heart failure at registration
• Patient should not have an obstruction of the alimentary canal, malabsorption, or intractable vomiting (defined as vomiting more than 3 times per day over the preceding week)
• Not currently using olanzapine for another medical condition or had previously used olanzapine for chronic nausea or for any pre-existing psychotic disorder
• Patient should not have had a previous blood clot at any time in the past
• No history of poorly controlled diabetes
• No symptomatic leptomeningeal disease or known brain metastases as these patients may have difficulty taking oral medications
• No history of hypersensitivity to olanzapine or megestrol acetate
• No COVID-19 infection in the past that, in the opinion of the treating physician, had left patients with compromised taste, which has not resolved at the time of registration
• Not pregnant and not nursing, because this study involves an investigational agent whose genotoxic, mutagenic and teratogenic effects on the developing fetus and newborn are unknown. Therefore, for women of childbearing potential only, a negative urine or serum pregnancy test done =< 14 days prior to registration is required
• Age >= 18 years
• Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0, 1 or 2
• Estimated life expectancy of 3 months or longer
• Serum creatinine =< 2.0 mg/dL
• Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) or alanine aminotransferase (ALT) =< 3 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
• Fasting glucose < 140 mg/dL
• Granulocytes > 1000/hpf
• No treatment with another antipsychotic agent, such as risperidone, quetiapine, clozapine, butyrophenone within 30 days of enrollment
• In order to complete the mandatory patient-completed measures, participants must be able to speak and/or read English or Spanish. Sites seeking to enroll Spanish-speaking patients should have access to Spanish speaking staff on site or through the use of a translation service to be able to conduct the informed consent discussion in Spanish, and to conduct the weekly phone calls
Exclusion Criteria:

• Psychiatric illness which would prevent the patient from giving informed consent
• Medical condition such as uncontrolled infection (including human immunodeficiency virus [HIV]), uncontrolled diabetes mellitus or cardiac disease which, in the opinion of the treating physician, would make this protocol unreasonably hazardous for the patient
• Patients who cannot swallow oral formulations of the agents
• Patients with impaired decision-making capacity (such as with a diagnosis of dementia or memory loss) are not eligible for this study
• No presence of a hormone-sensitive tumor, such as breast, endometrial, or prostate cancer (this exclusion criterion is intended to circumvent any confounding antineoplastic effects of megestrol acetate)
Drug: Olanzapine, Drug: Megestrol Acetate, Other: Questionnaire Administration
Lymphoma, Sarcoma, Anorexia, Multiple Myeloma, Mycosis Fungoides, Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm, Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Cell Neoplasm, Brain and Nervous System, Other, Eye and Orbit, Anklylosing Spondylitis, Anus, Bones and Joints, Breast - Female, Breast - Male, Carcinoid Tumor, Cardiovascular, Cervix, Colon, Corpus Uteri, Ear, Esophagus, Gall Bladder, Head and Neck, Kidney, Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx, Liver, Lung/Thoracic, Melanoma, skin, Nose, Other Digestive Organ, Other Endocrine System, Other Female Genital, Other Male Genital, Other Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs, Other Skin, Other Urinary, Ovary, Pancreas, Prostate, Rectum, Stomach, Throat, Thyroid, Urinary Bladder, Uterine (Endometrial), Vulva, Leukemia, Other, Hodgkins Lymphoma, Heart, Kaposis sarcoma, Leukemia, Not Otherwise Specified, Lymphoid Leukemia, Myeloid and Monocytic Leukemia, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Other Hematopoietic, Psychiatric Disorders, Small Intestine, Soft Tissue, Unknown Sites, Ill - Defined Sites
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Study of Sotatercept in Newly Diagnosed Intermediate- and High-Risk PAH Participants (MK-7962-005/A011-13) (HYPERION)

The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of sotatercept (MK-7962, formerly called ACE-011) treatment (plus background pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) therapy) versus placebo (plus background PAH therapy) on time to clinical worsening (TTCW) in participants who are newly diagnosed with PAH and are at intermediate or high risk of disease progression.

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Kelly Chin
38273
All
18 Years and over
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT04811092
STU-2022-0704
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Inclusion Criteria:
Eligible participants must meet all of the following criteria to be enrolled in the study:
• Age ≥ 18 years
• Documented diagnostic right heart catheterization (RHC) within 12 months of screening documenting a minimum PVR of ≥ 4 Wood units and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) or left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP) of ≤ 15 mmHg, with the diagnosis of WHO PAH Group 1 in any of the following subtypes:
• Idiopathic PAH
• Heritable PAH
• Drug/toxin-induced PAH
• PAH associated with connective tissue disease
• PAH associated with simple, congenital systemic to pulmonary shunts at least 1 year following repair
• Symptomatic PAH classified as WHO FC II or III
• Either Registry to Evaluate Early and Long-term PAH Disease Management (REVEAL) Lite 2 Risk Score ≥ 6 or Comparative, Prospective Registry of Newly Initiated Therapies for Pulmonary Hypertension (COMPERA) 2.0 risk score ≥2 (intermediate to-low-risk or above)
• Diagnosis of PAH within 12 months of screening and on stable doses of a double combination of background PAH therapies and diuretics for at least 90 days prior to screening
• Six-minute walk distance ≥ 150 m repeated twice at screening at least 4 hours apart, but no longer than 1 week apart, and both values are within 15% of each other (calculated from the highest value)
• Females of childbearing potential must meet the following criteria:
• Have 2 negative urine or serum pregnancy tests as verified by the investigator prior to starting study drug administration; she must agree to ongoing urine or serum pregnancy testing during the course of the study and until 8 weeks after the last dose of the study drug
• If sexually active with a male partner, have used highly effective contraception without interruption, for at least 28 days prior to starting the investigational product AND agreed to use the same highly effective contraception in combination with a barrier method during the study (including dose interruptions) and for 16 weeks (112 days) after discontinuation of study treatment
• Refrain from breastfeeding a child or donating blood, eggs, or ovum for the duration of the study and for at least 16 weeks (112 days) after the last dose of study treatment
• Male participants must meet the following criteria:
• Agree to use a condom, defined as a male latex condom or nonlatex condom NOT made out of natural (animal) membrane (e.g., polyurethane), during sexual contact with a pregnant female or a female of childbearing potential while participating in the study, during dose interruptions, and for at least 16 weeks (112 days) following investigational product discontinuation, even if he has undergone a successful vasectomy
• Refrain from donating blood or sperm for the duration of the study and for 16 weeks (112 days) after the last dose of study treatment
• Ability to adhere to study visit schedule and understand and comply with all protocol requirements
• Ability to understand and provide written informed consent
Exclusion Criteria:
Participants will be excluded from the study if any of the following criteria are met:
• Diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension (PH) WHO Groups 2, 3, 4, or 5
• Diagnosis of the following PAH Group 1 subtypes: human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated PAH and PAH associated with portal hypertension, schistosomiasis-associated PAH, pulmonary veno occlusive disease, and pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis
• Hemoglobin at screening above gender-specific upper limit of normal (ULN), per local laboratory test
• Uncontrolled systemic hypertension as evidenced by sitting systolic blood pressure (BP) > 180 mmHg or sitting diastolic BP > 110 mmHg during the Screening Visit after a period of rest
• Baseline systolic BP < 90 mmHg at screening
• Pregnant or breastfeeding women
• Any of the following clinical laboratory values at the Screening Visit:
• Estimated glomerular filtration rate < 30 mL/min/1.73 m2 (as defined by MDRD equation)
• Serum alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, and total bilirubin levels > 3 × ULN
• Platelet count < 50,000/mm3 (< 50.0 × 109 /L)
• Currently enrolled in or have completed any other investigational product study within 30 days for small molecule drugs or within 5 half-lives for investigational biologics prior to the date of documented informed consent
• Known allergic reaction to sotatercept (ACE-011), its excipients, or luspatercept
• History of pneumonectomy
• Pulmonary function test values of forced vital capacity < 60% predicted within 1 year prior to the Screening Visit
• Stopped receiving any PH chronic general supportive therapy (e.g., diuretics, oxygen, anticoagulants, and digoxin) within 60 days prior to the Screening Visit
• Initiation of an exercise program for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation within 90 days prior to the Screening Visit or planned initiation during the study (participants who are stable in the maintenance phase of a program and who will continue for the duration of the study are eligible)
• Untreated more than mild obstructive sleep apnea
• History of known pericardial constriction
• History of restrictive or congestive cardiomyopathy
• History of atrial septostomy within 180 days prior to the Screening Visit
• Electrocardiogram with Fridericia's corrected QT interval > 500 ms during the Screening Period
• Personal or family history of long QT syndrome or sudden cardiac death
• Left ventricular ejection fraction < 50% on historical echocardiogram (ECHO) within 1 year prior to the Screening Visit
• Any current or prior history of symptomatic coronary disease (prior myocardial infarction, percutaneous coronary intervention, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, or cardiac anginal chest pain) in the past 6 months prior to the Screening Visit
• Cerebrovascular accident within 3 months prior to the Screening Visit
• Acutely decompensated heart failure within 30 days prior to the Screening Visit, as per investigator assessment
• Significant (≥ 2+ regurgitation) mitral regurgitation or aortic regurgitation valvular disease
• Received intravenous inotropes (e.g., dobutamine, dopamine, norepinephrine, and vasopressin) within 30 days prior to the Screening Visit
• Has an active malignancy with the exception of fully excised or treated basal cell carcinoma, cervical carcinoma in-situ, or prostate cancer that is not currently or expected, during the study, to be treated with radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and/or surgical intervention, or hormonal treatment
Drug: Sotatercept, Other: Placebo
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Cardiovascular, Lung/Thoracic
Pulmonary, Hypertension, Sotatercept
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A Long-term Follow-up Study of Sotatercept for PAH Treatment (MK-7962-004/A011-12) (SOTERIA)

This study is being conducted to assess the long-term safety, tolerability, and efficacy of sotatercept (MK-7962, formerly called ACE-011) in participants with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). This open-label, long-term follow-up (LTFU) study is supported by data from the PULSAR study (Phase 2, NCT03496207) in which treatment with sotatercept resulted in hemodynamic and functional improvements in the study participants, including those receiving maximal PAH therapy with double/triple drug combinations and intravenous prostacyclin. The primary objective of this open-label, LTFU study is to evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of sotatercept when added to background PAH therapy in adult participants with PAH who have completed prior sotatercept studies. The secondary objective is to evaluate continued efficacy in adult participants with PAH who have completed prior sotatercept studies.

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Kelly Chin
38273
All
18 Years and over
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT04796337
STU-2022-0826
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Have completed their current respective PAH sotatercept clinical study and its requirements, and must not have discontinued early
• Must be willing to adhere to the study visit schedule and understand and comply with all protocol requirements
• Must have the ability to understand and provide documented informed consent
• Females of childbearing potential must:
• Have a negative pregnancy test as verified by the investigator prior to starting study drug administration; she must agree to ongoing pregnancy testing during the course of the study and until 8 weeks after the last dose of the study drug
• If sexually active, have used, and agree to continue to use highly effective contraception in combination with a barrier method without interruption, for at least 28 days prior to starting the investigational product, during the study (including dose interruptions), and for 16 weeks (112 days) after discontinuation of study drug
• Refrain from breastfeeding a child or donating blood, eggs, or ovum for the duration of the study and for at least 16 weeks (112 days) after the last dose of study drug
• Male participants must:
• Agree to use a condom, defined as a male latex condom or non latex condom NOT made out of natural (animal) membrane (e.g., polyurethane), during sexual contact with a pregnant female or a female of childbearing potential while participating in the study, during dose interruptions, and for at least 16 weeks (112 days) following investigational product discontinuation, even if he has undergone a successful vasectomy
• Refrain from donating blood or sperm for the duration of the study and for 16 weeks (112 days) after the last dose of study drug
• Must agree not to participate in any other trials of investigational drugs/devices while they are enrolled in the MK-7962-004 study
Exclusion Criteria:

• Did not participate in a sotatercept PAH parent trial
• Missed more than the equivalent of 4 consecutive doses between the end of parent study and the start of this study.
• Presence of an ongoing serious adverse event (SAE) that occurred during a PAH sotatercept clinical study that is assessed to be possibly or probably related to sotatercept
• Pregnant or breastfeeding females
Biological: Sotatercept
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, PAH
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