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NCT ID: NCT03240133 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)

Study of BCX7353 as a Treatment for Attacks of Hereditary Angioedema

Start date: July 31, 2017
Phase: Phase 2
Study type: Interventional

This 3-part study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of an oral kallikrein inhibitor, BCX7353, in the treatment angioedema attacks in subjects with Type I or II hereditary angioedema (HAE). In each study part, subjects will treat 3 attacks with BCX7353 (2 attacks) or placebo (1 attack), in a randomly allocated order. In Part 1, the dose of 750mg will be assessed relative to placebo in up to 36 patients. If this is shown to be effective, then a further 12 patients will be enrolled at a 500mg dose (Part 1), followed by a further 12 (if efficacy still shown) at a dose of 250mg (Part 3) to determine the minimum effective dose of BCX7353 compared to placebo for treating HAE attacks. Efficacy will be determined by subject diary entries completed at pre-defined times post-dose.

NCT ID: NCT03237884 Completed - Clinical trials for Advanced Incurable Cancer

Romanian-Swiss Research Programme IZERZO

Start date: January 1, 2013
Phase: N/A
Study type: Observational

Palliative Care procedures should be integrated early in the course of disease of patients with advanced incurable cancer. With this study, where the investigators follow adult patients with incurable cancer over 6 months or until death (whatever occurs earlier), the investigators aim to identify patients' needs for Palliative Care interventions (like support in illness understanding and decision making, symptom management, concrete end-of-life preparation, and others) and their remembered delivery by health care professionals. The investigators also collect data on patients care (use of chemotherapy, intensive care in the last month of life) and quality of death and dying (assessed by post-death-interviews with bereaved relatives). The aim is to have a "reality map" on current integration of oncology and palliative care and to test if appropriate Palliative Care interventions predict a better outcome.

NCT ID: NCT03237429 Recruiting - Vascular Stiffness Clinical Trials

Bioimpedance, Arterial Stiffness and Hemodynamic Instability During Induction of General Anesthesia

BIS anesthesia
Start date: January 3, 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Observational

Arterial hypotension during induction of general anesthesia is a risk factor for developing postoperative cardiovascular complications. After induction of general anesthesia patients have a high risk of developing arterial hypotension due to anesthetic drugs who can depress cardiac contractility and determine vasodilatation. Previous studies have shown that even short periods of hypotension with a mean arterial pressure of less than 55 mmHg during surgery is associated with an increased incidence of cardiac injury and acute kidney injury in the postoperative period. The volemic status of the patients in the preoperative period is very difficult to quantify and can vary due to comorbidities of the patient, chronic treatment, preoperative fasting. Bioimpedance is recognized by over 30 years as a simple and non invasive technique to determine the volemic status especially in the hemodialysed patients. A new device BCM- Body Composition Monitoring (Fresenius Medical Care) offers a simple method to determine extracellular water and total body water. These volumes are determined by measuring impedance at 50 different frequencies thru electrodes placed at the ankle and wrist. BCM can also determine lean tissue mass and adipose tissue mass. Increasing arterial stiffness is the main characteristic of arterial aging; this increase determines the increase of the afterload, left ventricular hypertrophy, the decrease of coronary and tissue perfusion. Arterial applanation tonometry is a non-invasive technique that has been shown to reliably provide indices of arterial stiffness. In this study investigators wish to determine if there is a correlation between the hidric status determined by BCM, carotid-femural pulse wave velocity determined with SphygmoCor system and the development of hypotension during induction of general anesthesia. The measurements will be obtained before induction of general anesthesia in the pre-surgical area. During induction of general anesthesia with standard induction agents and Bispectral index monitoring, brachial blood pressure will be measured by a cuff every minute after the loss of verbal contact with the patient up to ten minutes after tracheal intubation. A hypotensive response to anesthesia will be defined as a drop in mean arterial pressure below 55mmHg or a drop in mean arterial pressure with more than 40% than the base line value of the patient before the surgery. Measurement of the hidric status and aortic stiffness may represent a valid indicator of the risk of hypotension during anesthesia induction.

NCT ID: NCT03215706 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

A Study of Nivolumab and Ipilimumab Combined With Chemotherapy Compared to Chemotherapy by Itself as the First Treatment Given for Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

CheckMate 9LA
Start date: July 20, 2017
Phase: Phase 3
Study type: Interventional

The purpose of this study is to determine whether Nivolumab, Ipilimumab combined with chemotherapy is more effective than chemotherapy by itself when treating stage IV NSCLC as the first treatment given for the disease

NCT ID: NCT03214367 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

A Study of LY900014 in Participants With Type 1 Diabetes

Start date: July 17, 2017
Phase: Phase 3
Study type: Interventional

The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of the study drug LY900014 compared to insulin lispro, both in combination with insulin glargine or insulin degludec, in adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

NCT ID: NCT03210077 Enrolling by invitation - Clinical trials for General Anesthetic Drug Adverse Reaction

Romanian Entropy Clinical Study Network

Start date: September 1, 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Observational

The critically ill patient is one of the most complex cases with regard to the optimization of the anesthesia, as well as postoperative management. One of the most important steps in the complex management of such patients is the modulation of anesthesia for every patient needs. We start with the assumptions that the optimization of anesthesia should depend on each patient, being conducted in an individual manner. We also believe that by individualizing the anesthesia by monitoring the entropy it is possible to obtain an appropriate management regarding hemodynamic complications during anesthesia including tachycardia, bradycardia, hypotension and hypertension.

NCT ID: NCT03199053 Not yet recruiting - Clinical trials for Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2

Study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of Dapagliflozin and Saxagliptin in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Aged 10 to Below 18 Years Old

Start date: August 31, 2017
Phase: Phase 3
Study type: Interventional

The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the drugs dapagliflozin and saxagliptin in patients with Type 2 Diabetes who are aged 10 to below 18 years old and are currently taking metformin, insulin, or both drugs. Dapagliflozin and saxagliptin are both approved for use in patients with Type 2 Diabetes aged 18 years or older. This study will assess how well dapagliflozin and saxagliptin work by finding out how these treatments affect blood glucose (sugar) levels compared to placebo (a pill that contains no active drug), in children and adolescents. Dapagliflozin and saxagliptin are considered investigational products in this study since while they have been approved for use in adults (patients 18 years or older), they haven't been approved for children and adolescents due to lack of clinical studies in this specific population. Patients with Type 2 Diabetes have higher levels of blood glucose (sugar) than patients who do not have this disease. The high level of sugar in the blood can lead to serious short-term and long-term medical problems. The main goal of treating diabetic patients is to lower blood glucose to a normal level. Lowering and controlling blood glucose help prevent or delay complications of diabetes, such as heart disease, kidney, eye and nerve diseases, and the possibility of amputation. Dapagliflozin is a drug that helps to reduce blood glucose (sugar) levels by helping the kidneys to remove excess glucose from the blood and excrete it in the urine. It prevents the kidneys from returning glucose from the urine back into the bloodstream. Saxagliptin increases insulin production when blood glucose levels are high. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows the body to use sugar (glucose) from the food that is eaten for energy or to store glucose for future use. Saxagliptin helps to improve blood sugar levels in response to a meal and between meals if blood glucose levels are not lowered effectively. Saxagliptin does not work when the blood glucose is low. Saxagliptin also helps to decrease the amount of sugar made by the body. Together, these processes reduce blood glucose levels and help to control Type 2 Diabetes. Dapagliflozin (alone or in combination with other antidiabetic drugs) has been shown to be effective in lowering blood glucose in adults with Type 2 Diabetes and is available for use in adults (patients 18 years or older) in approximately 40 countries worldwide including the USA and Europe. Dapagliflozin has not yet been studied in children (pediatric patients). Saxagliptin (alone or in combination with other antidiabetic drugs) has been shown to be effective in lowering blood glucose in adults with Type 2 Diabetes and is available for use in adults (patients 18 years or older) in approximately 90 countries worldwide. Saxagliptin also has not yet been studied in children (pediatric patients). The subject will either receive one of the active study drugs or a placebo (a pill that looks identical but contains inactive drug). This study will be double blind; this means that neither the subject, nor the study doctor will know which treatment the subject will receive. Which treatment the subject receives is decided by a computer, purely by chance; this is called a "random assignment". For this study, there will first be a screening phase of up to 6 weeks, followed by a 2 week lead in phase. Thereafter there will be a 26 week short-term treatment phase (week 1-week 26), and a 26 week long-term treatment phase (week 27-week 52). Following this there will be a follow-up telephone call on week 56 and a post study visit at week 104. At day 1 visit after the lead in phase the subject will be randomly assigned to receive one of 3 treatments: dapagliflozin 5 mg, saxagliptin 2.5 mg or placebo in a blinded manner. This treatment will continue up to week 14. Then after week 14, and until the end of the study, the subject will be assigned to receive one of the following 5 treatments: dapagliflozin 5 mg, dapagliflozin 10 mg, saxagliptin 2.5 mg, saxagliptin 5 mg or placebo in a blinded manner. The drugs assigned after week 14 will be the same drugs as at Day 1, but some of the groups will receive them at a higher dose. After completion of the 26-week short-term phase, the subject will enter a 26 week long-term phase. The same treatment that the subject had been assigned to at week 14 visit will be continued. This long-term phase is primarily designed to provide additional information on how well dapagliflozin and saxagliptin are tolerated. Following the treatment phases, there will be a follow-up telephone call at week 56. The subject will be asked to visit the clinic at week 104 again for a final evaluation of the physical development (based on the stage of puberty).

NCT ID: NCT03192969 Withdrawn - Clinical trials for Giant Cell Arteritis

A Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Subcutaneous Abatacept With Steroid Treatment Compared to Steroid Treatment Alone in Adults With Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA)

Start date: July 15, 2017
Phase: Phase 3
Study type: Interventional

To investigate the safety and efficacy of abatacept with steroid treatment in comparison to steroid treatment alone in up to a 28 week taper of steroid treatment to sustain remission of Giant Cell Arteritis in adults.

NCT ID: NCT03191799 Not yet recruiting - Hemophilia A Clinical Trials

A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of Prophylactic Emicizumab in Hemophilia A Patients With Inhibitors

Start date: August 11, 2017
Phase: Phase 3
Study type: Interventional

This is a phase IIIb, single arm, open-label, multi-center study to evaluate the safety and tolerability of emicizumab in participants with congenital hemophilia A who have documented inhibitors against Factor VIII (FVIII) at enrollment. Approximately 200 participants, aged 12 or older, will be enrolled in this study and are expected to be enrolled at approximately 85 sites globally. Participants will receive an initial weekly dose of prophylactic emicizumab subcutaneously for 4 weeks, followed by a weekly maintenance dose subcutaneously for the remainder of the 2-year treatment period.

NCT ID: NCT03175341 Not yet recruiting - Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

Intravenous Ascorbic Acid Supplementation in Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

Start date: June 5, 2017
Phase: Phase 1/Phase 2
Study type: Interventional

Forty years ago clinical studies conducted by Ewan Cameron and Linus Pauling suggested that intravenous (IV) and oral ascorbic acid (AA) may diminish symptoms and could improve survival in terminal cancer patients. Previous phase I and II clinical trials have found that high dose (1.5g/kg ) iv AA is well tolerated in cancer patients. This is a phase I/II, randomized study of parenteral administration of Ascorbic Acid (AA) as a supplement to the conventional neo-adjuvant chemotherapy in women with breast cancer.