Research Desk

Feb 19, 2019

Aarhus University Hospital is conducting an Observational study in about 625 participants in order to use HR-pQCT techniques to look at the damage and disease activity progression in the hand and wrist joints of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The study duration involves a one year follow-up with scans of metacarpophalangeal joint and wrist.

Feb 19, 2019

The XEN1101 Phase 2 clinical trial is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study that will evaluate the clinical efficacy, safety, and tolerability of increasing doses of XEN1101 administered as adjunctive treatment in adult patients diagnosed with focal epilepsy.

 

Feb 19, 2019

Advanced Pediatric Emergency Medicine Assembly is scheduled to be conducted between March 19-21, 2019 in Disneyland, Anaheim, CA. This assembly focuses on Pediatric emergency education through specialists for pediatric emergency physicians to health care providers. 

Feb 19, 2019

The aim of this study is to develop new tools using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that will improve the brachytherapy procedure and treatment for participants with gynecologic cancer. This research study is designed to develop new technology using MR imaging to improve the brachytherapy procedure for participants with gynecologic cancer. The brachytherapy procedure will take place in an MRI procedure room within the Advanced Multimodality Image-Guided Operating (AMIGO) suite at Brigham and Women's Hospital. The purpose of the study will be to evaluate whether the use of an MR-tracking device will improve the placement of the brachytherapy catheters. This information will also be used to develop new software for real-time brachytherapy planning by our physics team. The investigators believe that the development of an MR-tracking device will allow them to better place the brachytherapy catheters for radiation treatment and ultimately improve outcomes for patients, including better local tumor control and a lower risk of side effects. The investigators will also evaluate new MRI protocols to better define the tumor at the time of brachytherapy. Brachytherapy treatment planning and delivery will follow the standard of care.

Feb 19, 2019

The administration of convalescent plasma is often used for treatment of emerging infectious diseases. This natural history protocol will collect plasma from subjects that were vaccinated to or recovered from an emerging infectious disease of interest, in a manner that the plasma can be given to other subjects as a therapeutic. Any administration of plasma to subjects will be under a separate protocol.

Feb 18, 2019

National Institute of Mental Health is conducting an Observational Study in about 250 participants 12 and 21 years of age who have a history of developmental delays or intellectual disabilities in order to create a suicide screening tool. They aim to modify the Risk of Suicide Questionnaire and to detect suicide risk in pediatric clients. 

Feb 18, 2019

This study aims to test the feasibility of rapid acquisition of point of care 3D ultrasound in obtaining abdominal and/or pelvic images. The study will use a newly developed acquisition method and post-processing technique to create three dimensional image models of the abdomen and/or pelvis.

Feb 12, 2019

The aims of this study are: 1) to identify genes that play a role in human pubertal development and reproduction, 2) to characterize the phenotypic spectrum of patients with these gene defects, and 3) to discern the mode of inheritance for disorders caused by these gene defects. We are specifically interested in genes that cause Kallmann syndrome, idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (IHH), precocious (early) puberty, and delayed puberty. Individuals do not have to travel to Boston to participate in this study.

 

Feb 12, 2019

This study is testing a medication, called hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to assess safety and effectiveness to prevent individuals at risk of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from progressing to type 1 diabetes. HCQ is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. HCQ has been used extensively for treatment of autoimmune disease in adults, children, and during pregnancy. This medication has not previously been studied as a treatment to prevent T1D. The goal of this study is to learn if HCQ can help prevent or delay progression from normal glucose tolerance (Stage 1) to abnormal glucose tolerance (Stage 2) or type 1 diabetes (Stage 3). The study involves 5 visits in the first 6 months, then 1 visit every 6 months for the remainder of the study.

 

Feb 12, 2019

A multicentre two-group parallel single-blind (outcome assessor) randomized controlled trial (RCT). A cost-effectiveness study alongside a clinical trial using a payer and societal perspective to study the cost-effectiveness of geriatric assessment and management compared to usual care will be conducted. Participants allocated to the control group will receive usual oncology care. Participants allocated to the intervention group will receive a comprehensive geriatric assessment and management in addition to their usual oncology care. The intervention will take 6 months to be completed. Total study follow-up will be 12 months for each participant.