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Phase 1 Dose-escalating Study of MM-398 (Irinotecan Sucrosofate Liposome Injection) Plus Intravenous Cyclophosphamide in Recurrent or Refractory Pediatric Solid Tumors

This is a Phase 1 study of the combination of two drugs: MM-398 and Cyclophosphamide. The goal is to find the highest dose of MM-398 that can be given safely when it is used together with the chemotherapy drug Cyclophosphamide.
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Patrick Leavey
35610
All
12 Months to 20 Years old
Phase 1
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02013336
STU 092013-007
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Histologically or cytologically-confirmed Ewing sarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, neuroblastoma, or osteosarcoma
• Disease progression after prior therapy in locally advanced or metastatic setting
• Measurable or evaluable disease based on the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST v1.1) criteria
• Age 12 months to <21 years
• Adequate bone marrow reserves, hepatic function, and renal function
• Recovered from effects of any prior surgery or cancer therapy
• Patients 18 years or older will provide written consent. A parent or legal guardian of a patient <18 years of age will provide informed consent and patients 11 to 18 years of age will provide written assent or as per participating institutional policy.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Clinically significant gastrointestinal disorders
• NYHA Class III or IV congestive heart failure, ventricular arrhythmias or uncontrolled blood pressure
• Active infection or unexplained fever
• Known hypersensitivity to any of the components of MM-398 or other liposomal products
• Recent Investigational therapy
• Pregnant or breast feeding; females of child-bearing potential must test negative for pregnancy at the time of enrollment
Drug: MM-398 (Irinotecan Sucrosofate Liposome Injection) plus cyclophosphamide
Neuroblastoma, Sarcoma, Ewing Sarcoma, Mycosis Fungoides, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Osteosarcoma, Recurrent or Refractory Solid Tumors, Brain and Nervous System, Eye and Orbit, Anus, Bones and Joints, Breast - Female, Breast - Male, 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, Hodgkins Lymphoma, Kaposis sarcoma, Other Hematopoietic, Small Intestine, Soft Tissue
pediatric, MM-398, cyclophosphamide, irinotecan
Children’s Health
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Zoster Eye Disease Study (ZEDS)

This is a multi-center, randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial of suppressive valacyclovir for one year in immunocompetent study participants with an episode of dendriform epithelial keratitis, stromal keratitis, endothelial keratitis, and/or iritis due to Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus (HZO) in the year prior to enrollment.
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Jeremy Bartley
163697
All
18 Years and over
Phase 4
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03134196
STU 052017-007
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PARTICIPANT INCLUSION CRITERIA To be eligible for study participation, an individual must meet all of the following criteria: 1. Ability to understand, and willingness and ability to read and sign, the informed consent form. 2. Ability to understand and follow instructions and study procedures. 3. Willingness to comply with all study procedures and be available for the duration of the study. 4. Ability to take oral medication, and are willing to adhere to study medication regimen. 5. Age 18 years or older. 6. Diagnosed with HZO in one eye based on both of these criteria: 1. History of characteristic unilateral vesicular rash in the dermatomal distribution of cranial nerve V1. 2. Medical record documentation of an episode of active dendriform epithelial keratitis, stromal keratitis, endothelial keratitis, and/or iritis due to HZO within the preceding year. This episode of active anterior segment ocular disease may be due to HZO of recent onset (within the preceding 6 months); or chronic HZO (with onset six or more months ago); may be new, worsening, or recurrent disease after a period of inactivity; and may occur after medication was reduced. i. Study participants with chronic HZO must be on a stable treatment regimen and off antivirals for at least 30 days before enrollment. Study participants with chronic HZO who do not meet this criterion may be rescreened, if they are able to meet this criterion within 3 months after the study visit. (This is not a requirement for study participants with recent onset HZO, who may be enrolled at any time, preferably after completing recommended acute antiviral treatment, if prescribed, is completed). 7. For females with reproductive potential, willingness to use highly effective contraception (e.g., hormonal contraception, barrier contraception, intrauterine device, or abstinence). PARTICIPANT EXCLUSION CRITERIA An individual who meets any of the following criteria will be excluded from participation in this study: 1. History of immunocompromised status as defined by current CDC contraindications for the vaccine against zoster (44). 1. Study participants who are diagnosed with leukemia, lymphomas or other malignant neoplasms affecting bone marrow or lymphatic system, unless leukemia in remission and off chemotherapy for at least 3 months. 2. Study participants who are diagnosed with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or presents with other clinical manifestations of Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) including CD4 count of ≤ 200 cells/ml. 3. Study participants on immunosuppressive therapy including: i. High-dose corticosteroids (greater than equivalent of prednisone 20 mg/day within 1 month) ii. Chemotherapy, other than low dose used for treatment of immune-mediated diseases within 3 months iii. Study participants receiving recombinant human immune mediators and immune modulators, especially antitumor necrosis agents, within 1 month prior to enrollment d. Study participants with unspecified cellular immunodeficiency. e. Study participants with history of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. 2. Medical history of a systemic disease and thought likely to meet one of the exclusion criteria listed in exclusion criterion #1 during the 18-month study period. 3. Renal insufficiency: 1. Requires dialysis or has history of renal transplant or 2. eGFR less than 45, determined within 30 days preceding enrollment. 4. Allergy or adverse reaction to valacyclovir or acyclovir. 5. History of vaccination against zoster within one month prior to enrollment. Study participants who meet this exclusion criterion may be rescreened. 6. Keratoplasty or keratorefractive surgery of the involved eye with zoster. 7. On systemic antivirals with activity against herpes within the past 30 days, including acyclovir, valacyclovir, or famciclovir, for any reason except for treatment of acute HZO, including investigational drug trial. 8. History of another condition that may require treatment with one of these three antivirals listed above in exclusion criterion #7, during the course of the study; study participants who require chronic suppressive antiviral treatment with these medications will be excluded. 9. Sexually active women who are pregnant, nursing, or in their reproductive years who do not agree to use contraception during the 1-year treatment period. 10. Incarceration 11. Any condition or circumstance that in the opinion of the study investigator, would place the study participant in increased risk or affect his/her full compliance or completion of the study. 12. Participation in a clinical study testing a drug, biologic, device or other intervention within the last 30 days from enrollment visit. Study participants who meet this criterion may be rescreened.
Drug: Masked Placebo, Drug: Masked Oral Valacyclovir
Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus, Eye and Orbit
Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus, Zoster Eye Disease Study, Varicella Zoster Virus, Zoster, Shingles
UT Southwestern; Parkland Health & Hospital System
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A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Satralizumab in Participants With Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD)

This multicenter, single-arm, open-label study will evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of satralizumab in patrticipants with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) who completed open-label extension (OLE) period of studies BN40898 and BN40900. Participants will receive satralizumab as monotherapy or in combination with one of the following background immunosuppressive treatments: azathioprine (AZA), mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), or oral corticosteroids.
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Shanan Munoz
148781
All
18 Years and over
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT04660539
STU-2021-0562
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Participants aged less than 18 years at the time of informed consent for Study BN40898 can continue treatment with a combination of oral corticosteroids and either AZA or MMF
• Participated in Study BN40898 or Study BN40900 with satralizumab in NMOSD, are on ongoing satralizumab treatment and were anti-aquaporin-4 IgG antibody (AQP4-IgG) seropositive at screening in these studies. Participants with NMOSD who were AQP4-IgG seronegative at screening in Study BN40898 or Study BN40900 can be enrolled if the investigator considers the continued treatment with satralizumab to be beneficial for the participant
• For women of childbearing potential: agreement to remain abstinent (refrain from heterosexual intercourse) or use adequate contraception during the treatment period and for 3 months after the final dose of satralizumab.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Pregnant or breastfeeding, or intending to become pregnant during the study or within 3 months after the final dose of study drug. Women of childbearing potential must have a negative urine pregnancy test result on the baseline visit prior to initiation of study drug
• Evidence of any serious uncontrolled concomitant diseases that may preclude participation including nervous system disease, cardiovascular disease, hematologic/hematopoiesis disease, respiratory disease, muscular disease, endocrine disease, renal/urologic disease, digestive system disease, congenital or acquired severe immunodeficiency
• Known active infection that requires delaying the next satralizumab dose at the time of enrollment
• NMOSD relapse at the time of enrollment
• Laboratory abnormalities at the last assessment in Study BN40898 or Study BN40900 that preclude re-treatment with satralizumab
Drug: satralizumab, Drug: azathioprine (AZA), Drug: mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), Drug: oral corticosteroids
Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder, Brain and Nervous System, Other
UT Southwestern
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Comparing Virtual Reality (VR) to Non-VR for Decreasing Preoperative/Procedural Anxiety

The primary objective of the study is to utilize the modified Yale Preoperative Anxiety scale (mYPAS), a validated preoperative/procedural anxiety score, to measure preoperative anxiety via distraction in pediatric oncology patients undergoing port access. The hypothesis is that using Virtual Reality (VR) will objectively decrease anxiety scores measured by mYPAS by five percent (primary outcome). The secondary outcome will be the parents or the legally authorized representative (LAR) subjective reports of anxiety with the use of VR. The Kind VR device is used in house at Children's Health in the Dallas and Plano campuses. The VR device used in this study qualifies as exempt from FDA IDE regulations. It is a non-significant risk, non-invasive, interactive video device the user wears like goggles. The study carries minimal risks to the subjects and is designed to minimize patient discomfort from placement or motion sickness. Furthermore, the device has disposable covers for protection against infection and can be sanitized between uses, once the disposable covers are removed. Children's Health System of Texas (CHST) and this research group are not partnering entities with the Kind VR, and the Kind VR device is not being studied. The effect of virtual reality (VR) on preprocedural anxiety as measured by questionnaires and the observations of the modified Yale Preoperative Anxiety Scale (mYPAS) is being studied Most patients coming to the Clinic of Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) are under chronic care for their ongoing disease and are likely to be coming to the CCBD at least twice in a 6-month period. The CCBD schedule will be reviewed by the researchers for patients age 5-12, requiring port access at least twice during the next six-month period. Patient families whose child meets the basic screening criteria, and have no exclusion criteria, will be approached privately as possible participants in the study. Up to 100 subjects will be enrolled over a 2-year period. Once the subject/parent or LAR agrees to participate, study staff will randomize the subjects into which standard of care distraction method for anxiety management they will receive first in this study.
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Sarah Rebstock
189091
All
5 Years to 12 Years old
N/A
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05094141
STU-2020-0607
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Any patient of the Children's Medical Center CCBD
• 5-12 years of age
• Patient requiring their port accessed twice or more within a 6 months period
• Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent. Exclusion Criteria
• Subjects younger than 5 and older than 12
• Patients requiring recovery in PICU or sites other than PACU
• If parents or subject is not willing to participate
• Subjects with severe developmental delays and subjects with developmental challenges preventing them from keeping the VR device on are also excluded
• Patients who will not be in CCBD for port access at least twice in 6 months
Other: Virtual reality
Lymphoma, Sarcoma, Multiple Myeloma, Brain and Nervous System, Eye and Orbit, Anus, Bones and Joints, Breast - Female, Breast - Male, Carcinoid Tumor, Cervix, Colon, Corpus Uteri, Ear, Esophagus, Gall Bladder, Head and Neck, Kidney, Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx, Liver, Lung/Thoracic, Melanoma, skin, Nose, Ovary, Pancreas, Prostate, Rectum, Stomach, Throat, Thyroid, Urinary Bladder, Uterine (Endometrial), Vulva, Leukemia, Other, Hodgkins Lymphoma, Leukemia, Not Otherwise Specified, Lymphoid Leukemia, Myeloid and Monocytic Leukemia, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Small Intestine, Soft Tissue, Preoperative Anxiety
virtual reality, preoperative anxiety, modified Yale Preoperative Anxiety Scale
Children’s Health
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The iCat2, GAIN (Genomic Assessment Informs Novel Therapy) Consortium Study

This research study is evaluating the use of specialized testing of solid tumors including sequencing. The process of performing these specialized tests is called tumor profiling. The tumor profiling may result in identifying changes in genes of the tumor that indicate that a particular therapy may have activity. This is called an individualized cancer therapy (iCat) recommendation. The results of the tumor profiling and, if applicable, the iCat recommendation will be returned.
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Laura Klesse
13954
All
up to 30 Years old
N/A
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02520713
STU 072015-038
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Age -- Age ≤ 30 years at time of initial qualifying solid tumor diagnosis
• Diagnosis -- Histologic diagnosis of solid malignancy (excluding brain tumors and lymphoma) that meets at least one of the following criteria:
• Refractory, defined as tumor progression after initiation of standard first line therapy without having achieved a prior partial or complete remission OR Biopsy proven residual disease at the completion of planned standard initial front-line therapy.
• Recurrent, defined as tumor progression after achieving a prior partial or complete remission
• Newly diagnosed high risk disease, defined as having an expected event free survival of < 50% at 2 years.
• Lacks definitive diagnosis or classical genomic findings after histologic review and standard molecular testing (rare tumor group).
• Examples include (eligibility not limited to these examples):
• Histology typically associated with a fusion in which fusion is not detected.
• Ewing-like sarcoma
• Undifferentiated sarcoma
• Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor without ALK fusion
• Infantile fibrosarcoma without NTRK fusion
• Specimen Samples
• Sufficient tumor specimen available to meet the minimum requirements for profiling from diagnosis or progression / recurrence --- OR
• Surgery / biopsy planned as part of clinical care that is anticipated to yield sufficient material to meet the minimum requirements for profiling; OR
• Patient has already had molecular profiling and patient has not yet started matched targeted therapy based on the report .
Exclusion Criteria:

• No Therapy Planned -- Patients who have declined further anticancer therapy will be excluded.
• Performance Status -- Patients with Lansky (age < 16 years) or Karnofsky (age ≥16 years) score < 50 will be excluded.
• Life Expectancy -- Patients with anticipated life expectancy < 3 months will be excluded.
Genetic: Genetic testing and GAIN report
Sarcoma, Pediatric Solid Tumor, Brain and Nervous System, Other, Eye and Orbit, Anklylosing Spondylitis, Anus, Bones and Joints, Breast - Female, Breast - Male, Carcinoid Tumor, 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, Heart, Kaposis sarcoma, Small Intestine, Soft Tissue, Ill - Defined Sites
Pediatric Solid Tumor
Children’s Health
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Intacs for Keratoconus

The US food and Drug Administration (FDA) originally approved INTACS prescription inserts in April 1999 for the correction of low levels of nearsightedness (-1.00 to -3.00 diopters). Additional clinical data have shown that INTACS are safe for the treatment of keratoconus, in July 2004, FDA approved INTACS inserts for the treatment of keratoconus as a Humanitarian Use Device (FDA approval letter attached). The statute and the implementing regulation of FDA (21 CFR 814.124 (aj) require IRB review and approval before a HUD is used.INTACS prescription inserts are composed of two clear segments, each having an arc length of 150°, they are manufactured form a biomedical material called polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) and are available in three thicknesses. Two INTACS inserts ranging from 0.250mm to 0.350mm may be implanted depending on the orientation of the cone and the amount of myopia and astigmatism to be reduced.
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Steven Verity
53988
All
18 Years and over
N/A
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02138669
STU 012011-115
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Inclusion Criteria:
Who have experienced a progressive deterioration in their vision, such thot they can no longer achieve adequate functional vision on a daily basis with their contact lenses or spectacles; Who are 21 years of age or older; Who have clear central corneas; Who have a corneal thickness of 450 microns or greater at the proposed incision site; Who have corneal transplantation as the only remaining option to improve their functional vision.
Exclusion Criteria:
Who have abnormally thin corneas or who have a corneal thickness of 449 microns or less at the proposed incision site; Patients with collagen vascular, autoimmune or immunodeficiency disease; Pregnant or nursing patients; Presence of ocular conditions, such as recurrent corneal erosion syndrome or corneal dystrophy, that my predispose the patient to future complications; Patients who are taking on or more of following medications: isotretinoin (Accutane); amiodarone HCL (Cordarone).
Device: Intacs
Keratoconus, Eye and Orbit
Cornea, Keratoconus, Steep cornea
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A Study to Assess ASP0598 Otic Solution Following Topical Application in the Ear in Subjects With Chronic Tympanic Membrane Perforation (CTMP)

The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of ASP0598 Otic Solution. This study will also evaluate the efficacy of ASP0598 otic solution.
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Jacob Hunter
164787
All
18 Years to 65 Years old
Phase 1/Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT04305184
STU-2020-0102
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Subject has dry chronic tympanic membrane perforation (CTMP) documented as persisting longer than 3 months.
• A female subject is eligible to participate if she is not pregnant and at least one of the following conditions applies:
• Not a woman of childbearing potential (WOCBP) OR
• WOCBP who agrees to follow the contraceptive guidance starting at screening and for at least 28 days after investigational product (IP) application on Day 1.
• Female subject must agree not to breastfeed starting at drug application on Day 1 and for at least 28 days after IP application.
• Female subject must not donate ova starting on Day 1 and for at least 28 days after investigational product (IP) application.
• A male subject with female partner(s) of child-bearing potential must agree to use contraception starting on Day 1 and for at least 28 days after IP application.
• A male subject must not donate sperm starting on Day 1 and for at least 28 days after IP application.
• Male subject with a pregnant or breastfeeding partner(s) must agree to remain abstinent or use a condom from Day 1 and for at least 28 days after IP application.
• Subject must be willing and able to comply with the study requirements including prohibited concomitant medication restrictions.
• Subject agrees not to participate in another interventional study while receiving IP.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Subject has one of following conditions that may affect the ipsilateral side of the ear with chronic tympanic membrane perforation (CTMP):
• Perforation involving 3 or more quadrants.
• Pin hole perforation (only for the expansion cohort).
• Presence of tympanosclerosis adjacent to the perforation.
• Perforation involves malleus erosion.
• Absent malleus.
• Marginal perforation (i.e., involving the annulus or exposing the handle of malleus).
• Tympanic membrane perforation (TMP) caused by electric/slag/blast/burn injury.
• Post radiated TMP.
• History of tympanic membrane repair by any type of live tissue.
• History of otorrhea or active treatment for otorrhea within the last 3 months prior to Screening.
• Bellucci otorrhea grade 3 or above.
• Active external ear canal inflammation (otitis externa, dermatitis) or within the last 3 months prior to Screening.
• Active diagnosis of Eustachian Tube dysfunction or diagnosis within 6 months prior to Screening.
• Craniofacial abnormalities, History of head and neck surgery within the last 3 months prior to Screening, history of radiation to head and neck.
• Recent (within 2 weeks) diagnosis of upper respiratory tract infection.
• Presence or history of cholesteatoma.
• Presence of pars-flaccida or pars tensa retraction or adhesion.
• Presence or history of tumors of the middle or external ear.
• Contraindications to tympanic membrane closure.
• An audiometric finding indicates a characteristic of Carhart's notch which is an increase in bone conduction threshold with a peak at 2,000 Hz.
• Only hearing or better hearing ear.
• Whole circumference of the tympanic membrane perforation is not visible by endoscope.
• Presence/history of eosinophilic otitis media in either ear.
• Subject has a presence of adhesive otitis media in the contralateral ear.
• Subject has a presence of any wound healing systemic condition.
• Subject has Obstructive Sleep Apnea where the subject is required to use Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) during the study period.
• Subject is exposed in their daily life to high volume of water into the ear canal (e.g., swimmer or surfer).
• Subject has health conditions that would prevent him/her from fulfilling the study requirements on the basis of medical history and laboratory test (Serum Chemistries, complete blood count [CBC] with Differential, Urinalysis) results at the screening visit.
• Subject is receiving any other investigational agents during study participation.
• Subject has any form of substance abuse, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements, or a condition that could invalidate communication.
• Subject has a known or suspected hypersensitivity to ASP0598, or any components of the formulation used.
• Subject has had previous exposure with ASP0598.
• Subject is unlikely to comply with the visits scheduled in the protocol.
Drug: ASP0598, Drug: Matching Placebo
Chronic Tympanic Membrane Perforation
ASP0598
UT Southwestern
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Effects of Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation on Cognition and Language in Down Syndrome and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

This study is a prospective, single-arm study conducted under a common implant and follow-up protocol. The objective will be to follow fifty-seven (57) adolescents and young adults (10-21 years of age), with Down syndrome, moderate to severe sleep apnea, and post-adenotonsillectomy, for 12 months after undergoing implant of the Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) System. The study is being conducted in order to evaluate objective change in cognition and expressive language after implant and therapy with the Inspire UAS System.
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Ron Mitchell
124198
All
10 Years to 21 Years old
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT04801771
STU-2021-0286
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Diagnosis of Down syndrome
• Age 10-21 years
• Prior adenotonsillectomy
• Severe OSA (AHI > 10, AHI < 50, no more than 25% AHI attributable to central events) based on prior in-lab PSG performed after adenotonsillectomy and within 18 months of enrollment
• Approval from at least two of the three physician reviewers based upon the results of a routine drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) having occurred within 12 months of enrollment
• Subjects must have either tracheotomy or be ineffectively treated with CPAP due to non-compliance, discomfort, un-desirable side effects, persistent symptoms despite compliance use, or refusal to use the device
• Children and their parents/guardians must be willing to have stimulation hardware permanently implanted, and be willing to participate in follow-up visits, postoperative PSG, and questionnaire completion
• Children's parents/guardians must complete a questionnaire confirming that their child is capable of communicating feelings of pain or discomfort. They must also confirm they are able to assess their child for adverse effects related to device implantation
• Children and their parents/guardians must be proficient in English
Exclusion Criteria:

• Body mass index (BMI) above the 95th percentile for subject's age
• Circumferential airway collapse at the level of the velopharynx observed during DISE
• Other medical conditions resulting in medical instability (eg. congestive heart failure, recent open heart surgery, immunosuppression, or chronic lung disease or aspiration)
• Presence of another medical condition requiring future magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the chest
• Patients with another implantable device which could interact unintentionally with the Inspire system
• Any contraindication for general anesthesia
• History of bleeding or clotting disorders and those on blood thinning or NSAID medications for the week prior to implantation surgery. Subjects will be asked to refrain from the use of NSAIDS for two weeks after implantation or any revision surgeries
• Subject is currently taking muscle relaxant medication
• Life expectancy less than 12 months
• Subject's inability to communicate pain or discomfort to their caretaker/parent, based on parental or investigator assessment
• Nonverbal candidates will be excluded due to an inability to complete testing procedures including expressive language sampling
• Subjects with a co-occurring diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder
• Subjects that have a positive β-HCG
• Subjects deemed unfit for participation by the investigator for any other reason
Device: Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) System
Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Down Syndrome, Ear, Nose, Throat
Hypoglossal nerve stimulation
Children’s Health
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Randomized Controlled Trial of Valganciclovir for Cytomegalovirus Infected Hearing Impaired Infants (ValEAR)

The overall goal of this study is to determine the clinical benefit and safety of antiviral therapy for asymptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infected hearing-impaired infants. We will conduct a multi-center double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial to determine whether hearing-impaired infants with asymptomatic cCMV have better hearing and language outcomes if they receive valganciclovir antiviral treatment. We will also determine the safety of antiviral valganciclovir therapy for asymptomatic cCMV-infected hearing impaired infants. This study will be unique in that the cohort enrolled will only include hearing-impaired infants with asymptomatic cCMV. Primary Objective: To determine if treatment of cCMV-infected hearing impaired infants with isolated hearing loss with the antiviral drug valganciclovir reduces the mean slope of total hearing thresholds over the 20 months after randomization compared to untreated cCMV-infected infants with isolated hearing loss. Main Secondary Objectives: 1. To determine if valganciclovir treatment improves the following outcomes when compared to the control group: 1. The slope of best ear hearing thresholds over the 20 months after randomization. 2. The MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory (CDI) percentile score for words produced at 20 months of age. 2. To evaluate safety measures based on all grade 3 or greater new adverse events designated by the NIAID Division of AIDS (DAIDS) toxicity tables.
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Kenneth Lee
93887
All
1 Month to 12 Months old
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03107871
STU-2019-1329
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Age greater than or equal to 1 month and less than or equal to 12 months at the time of randomization; AND
• Positive congenital CMV by urine culture or polymerase chain reaction test(PCR), OR saliva culture or PCR followed by confirmatory urine PCR by 21 days of age, OR urine culture or PCR after 21 days of age followed by newborn dry blood spot PCR; AND
• Confirmed sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) by auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing. For ABR assessments, hearing loss is defined as levels greater than 25 dB normal hearing levels (NHL) at 1, 2, or 4 kHz in one or both ears.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Imminent demise; OR
• Known hypersensitivity reaction to valganciclovir, ganciclovir, or any components of the investigational product formulation; OR
• ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase) five times baseline U/L, hepatomegaly, or significant gastrointestinal disorders (e.g., eosinophilic esophagitis, ulcerative colitis); OR
• Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) less than 500 cells/mm^3, Hemoglobin less than 8 g/dL, or platelets less than 50,000/mm^3, splenomegaly, or significant hematologic disorders (e.g., hemophilia, leukemia, sickle cell anemia); OR
• Creatinine clearance less than 60 mL/min/1.73m^2 or significant renal disorders (e.g., nephrotic syndrome); OR
• Receiving other antiviral medications or immune globulin therapy; OR
• Receiving other investigational drugs; OR
• Breast feeding from a mother receiving antiviral or immunosuppressive medication; OR
• Known HIV positive mother (risk of immunosuppression); OR
• Subject is currently using list of prohibited medication specified by the package insert; OR
• Other known cause contributing to SNHL (e.g., meningitis, aminoglycoside ototoxicity); OR
• Bilateral profound SNHL or auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder; OR
• Existing conductive hearing loss or mixed permanent hearing loss is present; OR
• Evidence of intracranial calcification; OR
• Evidence of hydrocephalus; OR
• Microcephaly; OR
• Presence of petechiae; OR
• Intrauterine growth retardation; OR
• Chorioretinitis, optic atrophy or pale optic nerves; OR
• Parent or guardian unable to speak English or Spanish; OR
• Subject exposed to a language other than English or Spanish a majority of the time; OR
• Subject unable to complete hearing assessments or parent/guardian unable to complete communication questionnaires; OR
• < 32 weeks gestational age at birth; OR
• Weight at the time of birth < 1800 g.
Drug: Valganciclovir, Drug: Simple Syrup
CMV, Cmv Congenital, Congenital Cmv, SNHL, Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Ear
valganciclovir
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Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) for Brain Metastasis (SRS)

SRS dose escalation for brain metastases in radiation-naïve patients will establish true tolerable doses, which may exceed the current standard doses. This may lead to an improvement in local control, patient survival, and/or quality-of life.
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Robert Timmerman
69821
All
18 Years and over
N/A
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02645487
STU 022015-106
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Inclusion Criteria 1. Biopsy-proven non-hematopoietic malignancy, except for small cell lung cancer, germ cell cancer, or unknown primary tumor. 2. Radiographic evidence by MRI (or by CT scan with CT contrast if ineligible or intolerant of MRI) of brain metastasis. (If patient is unable to tolerate MRI contrast, an MRI without contrast is acceptable if lesions are visible) 3. All brain metastases must be outside the brain stem (midbrain, pons and medulla). 4. Patient must have 10 or less brain metastases. 5. The maximum diameter of any lesion must be less than or equal to 3.0 cm. 6. Previous treatment with surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy or any targeted agents are allowed provided that:
• Radiation was not to the brain.
• Surgery to the brain was > 7 days prior to SRS and there remains at least one additional brain metastasis that can be targeted with SRS 7. Age ≥ 18 years. 8. ECOG Performance Score of 2 or better/Karnofsky Performance Status score of 50-60 or better. 9. All men, as well as women of child-bearing potential must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately. A female of child-bearing potential is any woman (regardless of sexual orientation, marital status, having undergone a tubal ligation, or remaining celibate by choice) who meets the following criteria:
• Has not undergone a hysterectomy or bilateral oophorectomy; or
• Has not been naturally postmenopausal for at least 12 consecutive months (i.e., has had menses at any time in the preceding 12 consecutive months). Medically acceptable birth control (contraceptives) includes:
• Approved hormonal contraceptives (such as birth control pills, patch, or ring: Depo-Provera, Implanon), or
• Barrier methods (such as a condom or diaphragm) used with a spermicide (a substance that kills sperm) 10. Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent. Exclusion Criteria 1. Patients had craniotomy and surgery to the brain within 7 days from the date of SRS. 2. Patients with leptomeningeal metastasis. NOTE: For the purposes of exclusion, LMD is a clinical diagnosis, defined as positive CSF cytology and/or equivocal radiologic or clinical evidence of leptomeningeal involvement. Patients with leptomeningeal symptoms in the setting of leptomeningeal enhancement by imaging (MRI) would be considered to have LMD even in the absence of positive CSF cytology, unless a parenchymal lesion can adequately explain the neurologic symptoms and/or signs. In contrast, an asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic patient with mild or nonspecific leptomeningeal enhancement (MRI) would not be considered to have LMD. In that patient, CSF sampling is not required to formally exclude LMD, but can be performed at the investigator's discretion based on level of clinical suspicion. 3. Patients with a contraindication to both MRI (with or without contrast) and CT scan (with contrast) 4. Patients with life expectancy < 3 months. 5. Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that, in the opinion of the investigator, would limit compliance with study requirements. 6. Subjects must not be pregnant or nursing at the time of SRS treatment due to the potential for congenital abnormalities and the potential of this regimen to harm nursing infants.
Radiation: Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Brain Neoplasms, Adult, Malignant, Lymphoma, Sarcoma, Multiple Myeloma, Brain and Nervous System, Other, Eye and Orbit, Anklylosing Spondylitis, Anus, Bones and Joints, Breast - Female, Breast - Male, 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, Hodgkins Lymphoma, Lymphoid Leukemia, Small Intestine, Soft Tissue
UT Southwestern; Parkland Health & Hospital System
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Artisan Aphakia Lens for the Correction of Aphakia in Children

The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of the Artisan Aphakia Lens in the treatment of aphakia in children.
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Serena Wang
33601
All
2 Years to 21 Years old
Phase 3
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT01547442
STU 082013-072
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Inclusion Criteria:

• 2 to 21 years of age
• Have a visually significant cataract or need IOL replacement surgery
• Compromised capsular bag prohibiting implantation of standard posterior IOL
• Subject or parent/guardian must be able to comply with visit schedule and study requirements
• Subject's legal representative must be able to sign the Informed Consent
Exclusion Criteria:

• Under 2 years of age
• Unable to meet Postoperative evaluation requirements
• No useful vision or vision potential in fellow eye
• Mentally retarded patients
• History of corneal disease
• Abnormality of the iris or ocular structure
• ACD less than 3.2 mm
• Uncontrolled glaucoma
• IOP > 25 mmHg
• Chronic or recurrent uveitis
• Preexisting macular pathology that may complicate the ability to assess the benefit of this lens
• Retinal detachment or family history
• Retinal disease that may limit visual potential
• Optic nerve disease that may limit visual potential
• Diabetes mellitus
• Pregnant, lactating or plan to become pregnant
Device: Artisan Aphakia Intraocular Lens
Aphakia, Eye and Orbit
aphakia, secondary intraocular lens, congenital cataract, marfan syndrome, pediatric cataract, ectopia lentis, subluxated lens
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Study Of Palbociclib Combined With Chemotherapy In Pediatric Patients With Recurrent/Refractory Solid Tumors

This study will evaluate palbociclib in combination with chemotherapy (temozolomide with irinotecan and/or topotecan with cyclophosphamide) in children, adolescents and young adults with recurrent or refractory solid tumors. The main purpose of phase 1 portion of this study is to evaluate the safety of palbociclib in combination with chemotherapy in order to estimate the maximum tolerated dose. The main purpose of phase 2 portion is to compare the efficacy of palbociclib in combination with irinotecan and temozolomide vs irinotecan and temozolomide alone in the treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults with recurrent or refractory Ewing sarcoma (EWS). Pharmacokinetics and efficacy of palbociclib in combination with chemotherapy will be evaluated.
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Tanya Watt
128737
All
2 Years to 20 Years old
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03709680
STU-2019-0554
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Inclusion: 1. Histologically confirmed relapsed or refractory solid tumor as follows:
• For dose escalation and dose determination parts: Histologically confirmed relapsed or refractory solid tumor (including CNS tumors but not lymphomas). Patients with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma do not require histological only radiographic confirmed relapse to enroll.
• For dose expansion and tumor specific cohorts: Histologically confirmed relapsed or refractory solid tumor including but not limited to EWS, rhabdoid tumor, rhabdomyosarcoma, neuroblastoma, and medulloblastoma. Patients with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma do not require histological only radiographic confirmed relapse to enroll. EWS is not eligible for TOPO and CTX tumor-specific cohorts.
• For randomized Phase 2 part: Histologically confirmed Ewing sarcoma. Histopathology confirmation of EWSR1-ETS or FUS-ETS rearrangement is required or availability of formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tumor tissue sample for central testing. Patient must have relapsed or refractory disease with no known bone marrow metastases and at least evaluable disease. 2. Age ≥2 and <21 years at the time of study entry. 3. Lansky performance status ≥50% for patients ≤16 years of age, or Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) 0, 1 or 2 for patients >16 years of age. 4. Adequate bone marrow function.
• Absolute neutrophil count ≥1000/mm3;
• Platelet count ≥100,000/mm3 (transfusion independent, no platelet transfusion in past 7 days prior study entry);
• Hemoglobin ≥8.5 g/dL (transfusion allowed). 5. Adequate renal function: Serum creatinine level based on age/gender must within protocol specified limits. 6. Adequate liver function, including:
• Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ≤2.5 × upper limit of normal (ULN) or ≤5 × ULN for age, if attributable to disease involvement of the liver;
• Total bilirubin ≤1.5 × ULN for age, unless the patient has documented Gilbert's syndrome. 7. Patients enrolled to Phase 1 portion of the study and tumor specific cohorts must have measurable disease as defined by RECIST version 1.1 or modified RANO criteria for CNS disease or INRC for neuroblastoma. Patients with EWS enrolled to Phase 2 portion of the study are eligible with evaluable disease (eg, bone only disease with no soft tissue component). 8. Recovered to CTCAE Grade ≤1, or to baseline, from any non-hematological acute toxicities of prior surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy, differentiation therapy or biologic therapy, with the exception of alopecia. 9. Serum/urine pregnancy test (for all girls ≥8 years of age) negative at screening and at the baseline visit. 10. Evidence of a personally signed and dated informed consent document indicating that the patient or a legally acceptable representative/parent(s)/legal guardian of minors, has been informed of all pertinent aspects of the study. Minor study patients also must provide age appropriate assent according to the local guidelines, where applicable. 11. Willing and able to comply with scheduled visits, treatment plan, laboratory tests, and other procedures. Exclusion: 1. Phase 1 and tumor specific cohorts: For palbociclib with IRN and TMZ combination, prior treatment with a CDK4/6 inhibitor or progression while on treatment with an IRN-containing regimen that includes TMZ. Patients who have received the combination of IRN and TMZ and did not progress while on these medications are eligible. For patients enrolling in the palbociclib with TOPO and CTX combination, prior treatment with a CDK4/6 inhibitor or progression while on treatment with a TOPO-containing regimen that includes CTX. Patients who have received the combination of TOPO and CTX and did not progress while on these medications are eligible. Phase 2 :prior treatment with a CDK4/6 inhibitor or prior treatment with an IRN and/or TMZ-containing regimen. 2. Prior intolerability to IRN and/or TMZ plus/minus palbociclib with IRN and TMZ combination and prior intolerability to TOPO and/or CTX for TOPO and CTX combination. 3. Use of strong cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A inhibitors or inducers. Patients who are receiving strong uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyl transferase 1A1 (UGT1A1) inhibitors within 12 days of Cycle 1 Day 1 (C1D1) are not eligible for the palbociclib with IRN and TMZ combination. Patients who are receiving strong UGT1A1 inhibitors within 12 days of C1D1 are eligible for the palbociclib with TOPO and CTX combination (See Section 5.7.1 for list of products.) 4. Prior growth factors (including filgrastim) within 7 days before study entry or PEG-filgrastim within 14 days before study entry. 5. Radiation therapy within 14 days before study entry. 6. Systemic anti cancer therapy within 2 weeks prior to study entry and 6 weeks for nitrosoureas. 7. Previous high dose chemotherapy requiring stem cell rescue within 90 days or persistent AE >Grade 1. 8. Prior irradiation to >50% of the bone marrow (see Appendix 9). 9. Participation in other studies involving investigational drug(s) within 2 weeks or 5 half lives, whichever is longer, prior to study entry. 10. Major surgery within 4 weeks prior to study entry. Surgical biopsies or central line placement are not considered major surgeries. 11. For IRN and TMZ with/without palbociclib combinations: known or suspected hypersensitivity to palbociclib, IRN and/or TMZ. For combination of palbociclib with TOPO and CTX: known or suspected hypersensitivity to palbociclib, TOPO and/or CTX. 12. Patients with known symptomatic brain tumors or brain metastases and require steroids, unless they have been on a stable or on a decreasing steroid dose for >14 days. 13. Patients with previously diagnosed brain metastases are eligible if they have completed their prior treatment and have recovered from the acute effects of radiation therapy or surgery prior to study entry for these metastases for at least 14 days post radiation and 4 weeks post-surgery and are neurologically stable. 14. Hereditary bone marrow failure disorder.Phase 2 portion patients with bone marrow involvement are excluded. 15. QTc >470 msec. 16. History of clinically significant or uncontrolled cardiac disease, including:
• History of or active congestive heart failure; if patient had congestive heart failure resolve and >1 year from resolution, patient will be considered eligible;
• Clinically significant ventricular arrhythmia (such as ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation or Torsades de Pointes);
• Diagnosed or suspected congenital or acquired prolonged QT syndrome;
• Need for medications known to prolong the QT interval;
• Uncorrected hypomagnesemia or hypokalemia because of potential effects on the QT interval;
• Left ventricular ejection fraction <50% or shortening fraction <28%. 17. Recent or ongoing clinically significant gastrointestinal disorder that may interfere with absorption of orally administered drugs (eg, gastrectomy). 18. Evidence of serious active or uncontrolled bacterial, fungal or viral infection or known history of hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, or human immunodeficiency virus infection or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-related illness. 19. Other severe acute or chronic medical or laboratory test abnormality that may increase the risk associated with study participation or investigational product administration or may interfere with the interpretation of study results, and in the judgment of the Investigator, would make the patient inappropriate for entry into this study. 20. Investigator site staff members directly involved in the conduct of the study and their family members, site staff members otherwise supervised by the investigator, or patients who are Pfizer employees, including their family members, directly involved in the conduct of the study. 21. Fertile male patients and female patients of childbearing potential who are unwilling or unable to use a highly effective method of contraception as outlined in this protocol for the duration of the study and for at least 90 after the last dose of investigational product.
Drug: Palbociclib, Drug: Temozolomide, Drug: Irinotecan, Drug: Topotecan, Drug: Cyclophosphamide
Neuroblastoma, Sarcoma, Solid Tumors, Ewing Sarcoma, Medulloblastoma, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Rhabdoid Tumor, Brain and Nervous System, Eye and Orbit, Anus, Bones and Joints, Breast - Female, Breast - Male, Cervix, Colon, Corpus Uteri, Ear, Esophagus, Gall Bladder, Head and Neck, Kidney, Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx, Liver, Lung/Thoracic, 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, Kaposis sarcoma, Small Intestine, Soft Tissue, Ill - Defined Sites
Ewing sarcoma (EWS), rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), neuroblastoma (NBL), Brain tumor
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A Study of the Drugs Selumetinib Versus Carboplatin/Vincristine in Patients With Neurofibromatosis and Low-Grade Glioma

This phase III trial studies if selumetinib works just as well as the standard treatment with carboplatin/vincristine (CV) for subjects with NF1-associated low grade glioma (LGG), and to see if selumetinib is better than CV in improving vision in subjects with LGG of the optic pathway (vision nerves). Selumetinib is a drug that works by blocking some enzymes that low-grade glioma tumor cells need for their growth. This results in killing tumor cells. Drugs used as chemotherapy, such as carboplatin and vincristine, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. It is not yet known whether selumetinib works better in treating patients with NF1-associated low-grade glioma compared to standard therapy with carboplatin and vincristine.
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Laura Klesse
13954
All
2 Years to 21 Years old
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03871257
STU-2019-1466
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Patients must have a body surface area (BSA) of >= 0.5 m^2 at enrollment
• Patients must have neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) based on clinical criteria and/or germline genetic testing
• Patients must be newly diagnosed or have previously diagnosed NF-1 associated LGG that has not been treated with any modality other than surgery
• For patients with optic pathway gliomas (OPGs):
• Newly-diagnosed patients with OPG are eligible if there are neurologic symptoms (including visual dysfunction, as defined below) or other exam findings associated with the tumor
• Previously-diagnosed patients with OPG are eligible if they have new or worsening neurologic symptoms (including visual dysfunction, as defined below) or have tumor growth
• For both newly-diagnosed and previously-diagnosed OPG, the patient may be eligible, irrespective of whether there has been tumor growth or other neurological symptoms or worsening, if they meet at least one of the following visual criteria:
• Visual worsening, defined as worsening of visual acuity (VA) or visual fields (VF) documented within the past year (by examination or history); OR
• Significant visual dysfunction (defined as VA worse than normal for age by 0.6 logMAR [20/80, 6/24, or 2.5/10] or more in one or both eyes)
• For patients with LGG in other locations (i.e., not OPGs):
• Newly-diagnosed patients with LGG are eligible if there are neurologic symptoms or other exam findings associated with the tumor
• NOTE: Newly-diagnosed patients with LGG without associated neurologic symptoms or exam findings are not eligible
• Previously-diagnosed patients with LGG are eligible if they have new or worsening neurologic symptoms or have tumor growth
• Although not required, if a biopsy/tumor resection is performed, eligible histologies will include all tumors considered LGG or low-grade astrocytoma (World Health Organization [WHO] grade I and II) by 5th edition WHO classification of central nervous system (CNS) tumors with the exception of subependymal giant cell astrocytoma
• Patients must have two-dimensional measurable tumor >= 1 cm^2
• Patients with metastatic disease or multiple independent primary LGGs are allowed on study
• Creatinine clearance or radioisotope glomerular filtration Rate (GFR) >= 70 mL/min/1.73 m^2 OR a serum creatinine based on age/gender within 7 days prior to enrollment as follows:
• Age; maximum serum creatinine (mg/dL)
• 2 to < 6 years; 0.8 (male) and 0.8 (female)
• 6 to < 10 years; 1 (male) and 1 (female)
• 10 to < 13 years; 1.2 (male) and 1.2 (female)
• 13 to < 16 years; 1.5 (male) and 1.4 (female)
• >= 16 years; 1.7 (male) and 1.4 (female)
• Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) for age within 7 days prior to enrollment (children with a diagnosis of Gilbert's syndrome will be allowed on study regardless of their total and indirect [unconjugated] bilirubin levels as long as their direct [conjugated] bilirubin is < 3.1 mg/dL)
• Serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) (alanine aminotransferase [ALT]) =< 3 x upper limit of normal (ULN) = 135 U/L within 7 days prior to enrollment. For the purpose of this study, the ULN for SGPT is 45 U/L
• Albumin >= 2 g/dL within 7 days prior to enrollment
• Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) >= 53% (or institutional normal; if the LVEF result is given as a range of values, then the upper value of the range will be used) by echocardiogram within 7 days prior to enrollment
• Corrected QT (QTc) interval =< 450 msec by electrocardiography (EKG) within 7 days prior to enrollment
• Absolute neutrophil count >= 1,000/uL (unsupported) within 7 days prior to enrollment
• Platelets >= 100,000/uL (unsupported) within 7 days prior to enrollment
• Hemoglobin >= 8 g/dL (may be supported) within 7 days prior to enrollment
• Patients with a known seizure disorder should be stable and should have not experienced a significant increase in seizure frequency within 2 weeks prior to enrollment
• Patients 2-17 years of age must have a blood pressure that is =< 95th percentile for age, height, and gender at the time of enrollment. Patients >= 18 years of age must have a blood pressure =< 130/80 mmHg at the time of enrollment (with or without the use of antihypertensive medications).
• Note: Adequate blood pressure can be achieved using medication for the treatment of hypertension
• All patients must have ophthalmology toxicity assessments performed within 4 weeks prior to enrollment
• For all patients, an MRI of the brain (with orbital cuts for optic pathway tumors) and/or spine (depending on the site(s) of primary disease) with and without contrast must be performed within 4 weeks prior to enrollment
• For patients who undergo a surgery on the target tumor (not required), a pre- and post-operative* MRI of the brain (with orbital cuts for optic pathway tumors) or spine (depending on the site(s) of primary disease) with and without contrast must also be performed within 4 weeks prior to enrollment
• The post-operative MRIs should be performed ideally within 48 hours after surgery if possible
• Patients must have a performance status corresponding to Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) scores of 0, 1, or 2. Use Karnofsky for patients > 16 years of age and Lansky for patients =< 16 years of age
• Patients must have the ability to swallow whole capsules
• Patients must have receptive and expressive language skills in English or Spanish to complete the quality of life (QOL) and neurocognitive assessments
• All patients and/or their parents or legal guardians must sign a written informed consent.
• All institutional, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and National Cancer Institute (NCI) requirements for human studies must be met.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Patients must not have received any prior tumor-directed therapy including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, or bone marrow transplant. Prior surgical intervention is permitted
• Patients with a concurrent malignancy or history of treatment (other than surgery) for another tumor within the last year are ineligible
• Patients may not be receiving any other investigational agents
• Patients with any serious medical or psychiatric illness/ condition, including substance use disorders likely in the judgement of the investigator to interfere or limit compliance with study requirements/treatment are not eligible
• Patients who, in the opinion of the investigator, are not able to comply with the study procedures are not eligible
• Female patients who are pregnant are not eligible since fetal toxicities and teratogenic effects have been noted for several of the study drugs. A pregnancy test is required for female patients of childbearing potential
• Lactating females who plan to breastfeed their infants are not eligible
• Sexually active patients of reproductive potential who have not agreed to use an effective contraceptive method for the duration of their study participation and for 12 weeks after stopping study therapy are not eligible
• Note: Women of child-bearing potential and males with sexual partners who are pregnant or who could become pregnant (i.e., women of child-bearing potential) should use effective methods of contraception for the duration of the study and for 12 weeks after stopping study therapy to avoid pregnancy and/or potential adverse effects on the developing embryo
• Cardiac conditions:
• Known genetic disorder that increases risk for coronary artery disease. Note: The presence of dyslipidemia in a family with a history of myocardial infarction is not in itself an exclusion unless there is a known genetic disorder documented
• Symptomatic heart failure
• New York Heart Association (NYHA) class II-IV prior or current cardiomyopathy
• Severe valvular heart disease
• History of atrial fibrillation
• Ophthalmologic conditions:
• Current or past history of central serous retinopathy
• Current or past history of retinal vein occlusion or retinal detachment
• Patients with uncontrolled glaucoma
• If checking pressure is clinically indicated, patients with intraocular pressure (IOP) > 22 mmHg or ULN adjusted by age are not eligible
• Ophthalmological findings secondary to long-standing optic pathway glioma (such as visual loss, optic nerve pallor, or strabismus) or longstanding orbito-temporal plexiform neurofibroma (PN, such as visual loss, strabismus) will NOT be considered a significant abnormality for the purposes of the study
• Treatments and/or medications patient is receiving that would make her/him ineligible, such as:
• Supplementation with vitamin E greater than 100% of the daily recommended dose. Any multivitamin containing vitamin E must be stopped prior to study enrollment even if less than 100% of the daily recommended dosing for vitamin E
• Surgery within 2 weeks prior to enrollment, with the exception of surgical placement for vascular access or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diverting procedures such as endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) and ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunt.
• Note: Patients must have healed from any prior surgery prior to enrollment
• Patients who have an uncontrolled infection are not eligible
Drug: Carboplatin, Other: Quality-of-Life Assessment, Other: Questionnaire Administration, Drug: Selumetinib Sulfate, Drug: Vincristine Sulfate
Neurofibromatosis Type 1, Low Grade Glioma, Visual Pathway Glioma
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FX-322 in Adults With Acquired Sensorineural Hearing Loss

This is a Phase 2, prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single-dose, multicenter study to evaluate the efficacy of FX-322, administered by intratympanic injection, in adults with acquired sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL).
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Joe Kutz
94228
All
18 Years to 65 Years old
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05086276
STU-2021-0808
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Inclusion Criteria:
1. Subject has read and voluntarily signed the Informed Consent Form (ICF) after all questions have been answered and prior to any study-mandated procedure. 2. Adult aged 18-65 years inclusive at Screening. 3. Documented medical history consistent with acquired, adult onset, sensorineural hearing loss associated with noise-induced SNHL (NIHL) or idiopathic sudden SNHL (SSNHL) (documented audiogram at least 6 months prior to screening required). 4. A pure tone average at the Screening Visit of 35-85 dB at 500Hz, 1000Hz, 2000Hz, and 4000Hz in the ear to be injected. 5. Ability to communicate well with the Investigator and is willing to comply with and complete all the study procedures. 6. Female subjects must be of non-childbearing potential or will need to utilize two methods of highly effective contraception during the study participation (e.g. hormonal contraception and condom or an intrauterine device and condom) or remain abstinent. Male subjects should use condoms with spermicide during the course of the study or remain abstinent. Subjects should not donate sperm or ova during the study period. 7. Have met additional masked criteria as determined by the Electronic Data Capture system.
Exclusion Criteria:
1. Subject has previously been randomized in a FX-322 clinical trial. 2. Perforation of tympanic membrane or other tympanic membrane disorders that would interfere with the delivery and safety assessment of an intratympanic medication or reasonably be suspected to affect tympanic membrane healing after injection in study ear. This includes a current tympanostomy tube. 3. Any conductive hearing loss of greater than 15 dB at a single frequency or greater than 10dB at two or more contiguous octave frequencies in the study ear at the Screening visit. 4. Active chronic middle ear disease or a history of major middle ear surgery, as an adult, in the ear to be injected. 5. Subject has had an intratympanic injection in either ear within 3 months of the screening visit. 6. Evidence of or previous diagnosis of auditory neuropathy, traumatic brain injury, "central" hearing loss, or genetic hearing loss. 7. History of chronic, recurrent clinically significant vestibular symptoms. 8. History of bilateral sudden sensorineural hearing loss or recurrent sudden sensorineural hearing loss. 9. History of clinically significant systemic autoimmune disease (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis). 10. History of head or neck radiation, treatment, or exposure to platinum based chemotherapy drugs or aminoglycosides. 11. Exposure to another investigational drug within 28 days prior to screening visit. 12. Evidence of any active or chronic disease or condition that could interfere with, or for which the treatment of might interfere with, the conduct of the study, or that would pose an unacceptable risk to the subject in the opinion of the investigator following a detailed medical history, physical examination, and vital signs (systolic and diastolic blood pressure, pulse rate, body temperature). 13. Positive urine pregnancy test or breast-feeding. 14. Any known factor, condition, or disease that, in the view of the Investigator, might interfere with treatment compliance, study conduct or interpretation of the results.
Drug: FX-322, Drug: Placebo
Hearing Loss, Sensorineural, Ear, Noise Induced Hearing Loss, Sudden Hearing Loss
Intratympanic administration, Restoration of hearing loss
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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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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 > 1410 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
UT Southwestern
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Evaluation of [18F]FLT PET/CT as an Early Predictor of Outcome in Pediatric Solid Tumors

The experimental [18F]FLT-PET/CT will be completed before initiation of chemotherapy and prior to the third cycle (or month) of chemotherapy. Laboratory analysis and correlative radiology, as directed per clinical care based on the primary diagnosis, are required within 30 days of the baseline [18F]FLT PET/CT. Follow-up will comprise 24 months of standard practice treatment and follow up.
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Laura Klesse
13954
All
13 Years to 25 Years old
Early Phase 1
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03905538
STU-2019-0627
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Patients with histologically confirmed solid tumor malignancies with residual tumors present that require standard of care chemotherapy for a minimum number of cycles. All anatomical sites and all tumor histologies are eligible including central nervous system tumors.
• Patients ages 13
•25 years
• In the opinion of the investigator, patients must be thought to be able to lie still for imaging without sedation for 20
•30 minutes.
• Patients must have a performance status of > 50% (Lansky or Karnofsky).
• Patients of childbearing potential must have a negative urine or serum pregnancy test as per institution's standard of care within 7 days prior to [18F]FLT PET/CT imaging
• Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent/assent.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Patients with known allergic or hypersensitivity reactions to previously administered radiopharmaceuticals of similar chemical or biologic composition to [18F]FLT
• Subjects who had prior chemotherapy or radiotherapy before enrollment in the study.
• Subjects for whom chemotherapy is not a standard of care primary therapy option.
• Patients who are pregnant or breast-feeding
• Patients with no residual tumor (i.e. complete resection at diagnosis)
Drug: [18F]FLT-PET/CT
Sarcoma, Solid Tumor, Brain and Nervous System, Other, Eye and Orbit, Anus, Breast - Female, Breast - Male, Carcinoid Tumor, Cervix, Colon, Corpus Uteri, Ear, Esophagus, Gall Bladder, Head and Neck, Kidney, Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx, Liver, Lung/Thoracic, Melanoma, skin, Nose, Ovary, Pancreas, Prostate, Rectum, Stomach, Throat, Thyroid, Urinary Bladder, Uterine (Endometrial), Vulva, Small Intestine, Soft Tissue
UT Southwestern; Children’s Health
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Multi-Center Study on Performance of the Ponto Implant System Using Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery (in Adult Patients)

This prospective, multi-center study funded by Oticon Medical AB will be conducted at six clinical sites in North America. Patients with a hearing loss and that are already planned for treatment with a percutaneous (through the skin) bone-anchored hearing system (BAHS) will be included in the study. The total number of participants included in the study will be 64. The purpose of this study is to investigate the rate of successful BAHS use after implantation of the Ponto Implant system using the surgical technique Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery (MIPS).
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Joe Kutz
94228
All
18 Years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT04279236
STU-2021-0377
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Inclusion Criteria:

• 18 years of age or older
• Patient indicated for surgical intervention with a bone anchored hearing system according to local clinic's standard guidelines.
• Normal bone quality and bone thickness above 3 mm, where no complications during surgery are expected.
• Skin thickness of 12mm or less at the implant site
Exclusion Criteria:

• Patients undergoing re-implantation
• Patients who are unable or unwilling to follow investigational procedures/requirements, e.g. to complete quality of life scales.
• Diseases or treatments known to compromise the bone quality at the implant site, e.g. radiotherapy, osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus
• Known conditions (e.g. uncontrolled diabetes) that could jeopardize skin condition and wound healing over time as judged by the investigator.
• Any other known condition that the investigator determines could interfere with compliance or study assessments.
Other: Abbreviated Profile Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB), Other: Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI), Other: Additional follow-up visit
Hearing Loss, Ear
UT Southwestern
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PEDIATRIC SONICS: Pediatric Study of Neuropsychology and Imaging in CNS Demyelinating Syndromes. (SONICS)

Central Nervous System (CNS) demyelinating conditions include multiple sclerosis (MS), Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD) and Transverse Myelitis (TM). The symptoms of these conditions are quite variable from patient to patient, but can include motor, sensory, visual, gait and cognitive changes. Conventional MRI can be used to look for new anatomic changes, but fails to measure underlying biochemical changes in brain tissue. The purposes of this study are to identify the biologic and anatomic correlations between cognitive profiles and disease activity using MRI imaging techniques.
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Benjamin Greenberg
105091
All
12 Years to 18 Years old
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03942952
STU-2019-0491
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Inclusion Criteria:
1. Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis , ADEM, anti-MOG antibody associated CNS demyelination 2. Age 12 to 18 inclusive at time of enrollment 3. Ability of parent or legal guardian to provide informed consent if participant is under 18. 4. Ability of patients age 12 and older to give assent 5. Completion of the signed HIPPA authorization form by a parent or legal guardian or by participants (18 years of age).
Exclusion Criteria:
1. Known history of traumatic brain injury that required medical care 2. Non-English speaking (based on standardized neuropsychological testing and questionnaires) 3. Claustrophobic, pregnant, the presence of metallic braces, implants or medical devices that are unsafe at 3T or 7T and/or interfere with the MRI/MRS signals
Neuromyelitis Optica, Transverse Myelitis, Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting, Head and Neck
Multiple Sclerosis, NMO, anti-MOG, Acute Disseminated Encephalolmyelitis
UT Southwestern; Children’s Health
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