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NCT ID: NCT03315013 Not yet recruiting - HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials

Revised Simplified Algorithm for Treatment Eligibility for HIV (SLATEII)

SLATE II
Start date: January 2018
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

In its 2017 revision of the global guidelines for HIV care and treatment, the World Health Organization called for rapid or same-day initiation of antiretroviral treatment (ART) for eligible patients testing positive for HIV. In sub-Saharan Africa, where most HIV patients are located, studies continue to document high losses of treatment-eligible patients from care before they receive their first dose of antiretroviral medications (ARVs). Among facility-level reasons for these losses are treatment initiation protocols that require multiple clinic visits and long waiting times before a patient who tests positive for HIV is dispensed an initial supply of medications. Simpler, more efficient, accelerated algorithms for ART initiation are needed, including strategies for rapid initiation in patients with symptoms of tuberculosis, most of whom do not have active TB. In July 2017, the original SLATE study (SLATE I) completed enrollment in South Africa. One of the most striking findings of the study so far is the large proportion of patients who "screened out" of the SLATE algorithm and were referred for additional services rather than started on ART immediately. Among 298 patients assigned to the intervention arm and evaluated for immediate treatment eligibility under the SLATE algorithm, 149 (50%) screened out, two thirds of these (100/149) due to symptoms of TB. The vast majority of the TB suspects (93/100, 93%) tested negative for active TB. The SLATE II study will revise the original SLATE algorithm to provide a pathway for immediate ART initiation for some patients with TB symptoms. Under SLATE II, patients with TB symptoms will be clinically evaluated by the study nurse and will receive a urine point of care LAM (lipoarabinomannan antigen of mycobacteria) test. Those with milder symptoms and a negative LAM test will be offered immediate ART. Those with more serious symptoms and/or a positive LAM test will be asked to return the next day to receive TB test results and either immediate ART or TB treatment. All intervention arm patients (symptomatic and asymptomatic) will be asked for a sputum sample for Xpert testing, and positives will be contacted on the next day. The SLATE II algorithm will also incorporate other improvements identified from SLATE I.

NCT ID: NCT03302234 Not yet recruiting - Clinical trials for Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung

Study of Pembrolizumab Given With Ipilimumab or Placebo in Participants With Untreated Metastatic Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (MK-3475-598/KEYNOTE-598)

Start date: November 24, 2017
Phase: Phase 3
Study type: Interventional

The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of pembrolizumab given in combination with either ipilimumab or placebo as first-line treatment in participants with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The primary hypothesis of this study is that overall survival (OS) and/or progression-free survival (PFS) is prolonged in participants who receive pembrolizumab and ipilimumab compared to those who receive pembrolizumab and placebo.

NCT ID: NCT03296163 Not yet recruiting - Clinical trials for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

A Study Comparing MB02 and Avastin® in Subjects With Stage IIIB/IV Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

STELLA
Start date: December 2017
Phase: Phase 3
Study type: Interventional

This is a multicenter, multinational, double-blind, 1:1 randomized, parallel-group, equivalence Phase 3 study to compare the efficacy and safety of MB02 plus chemotherapy (carboplatin and paclitaxel) versus Avastin® plus chemotherapy (carboplatin and paclitaxel) in subjects with Stage IIIB/IV non-squamous NSCLC

NCT ID: NCT03292094 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Cardiovascular Diseases

The African-PREDICT Study

PREDICT
Start date: February 4, 2013
Phase: N/A
Study type: Observational

The African-PREDICT study aims to (i) generate new knowledge on the early pathophysiology accompanying hypertension development in black South Africans; and (ii) to identify early novel markers or predictors for the development of hypertension and cardiovascular outcome. By employing also in Africa the latest cutting-edge scientific technologies to measure single and multiple biomarkers proven to predict hypertension and cardiovascular outcome (such as multiplex analyses, proteomics and metabolomics), precision medicine may have the potential to lead to novel strategies in preventing and treating hypertension in Africa.

NCT ID: NCT03284866 Not yet recruiting - HIV Infection Clinical Trials

HPV Vaccine Therapy in Reducing High-Grade Cervical Lesions in Patients With HIV and HPV

COVENANT
Start date: October 2017
Phase: Phase 3
Study type: Interventional

This randomized phase III trial studies how well human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine therapy works in reducing high-grade cervical lesions in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and HPV. Vaccines made from HPV peptides or antigens may help the body build an effective immune response to kill the HPV virus and prevent cervical lesions from developing or coming back after being removed.

NCT ID: NCT03284710 Recruiting - HIV Infections Clinical Trials

Safety and Immunogenicity of Clade C ALVAC and gp120 HIV Vaccine

HVTN107
Start date: June 19, 2017
Phase: Phase 1/Phase 2
Study type: Interventional

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and immune response to an HIV clade C vaccine and to an MF59- or alum-adjuvanted clade C Env protein in healthy, HIV-uninfected adults.

NCT ID: NCT03276143 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Knee Arthroplasty, Total

A Study to Investigate Different Doses of BAY1213790 to Prevent Blood Clots in Patients Undergoing Elective Total Knee Replacement Surgery

FOXTROT
Start date: September 21, 2017
Phase: Phase 2
Study type: Interventional

This study is to compare the study drug BAY1213790 to existing therapies, ie Enoxaparin or Apixaban for the prevention of blood clotting and safety in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The study is open-label, but observer-blind for the different doses of BAY1213790 administered. This means that it is known which treatment is given, but it is not known which dose of BAY1213790 is administered.

NCT ID: NCT03271424 Completed - Clinical trials for Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Innovations in HIV Testing (TI)

Start date: October 1, 2015
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The investigators propose to improve HIV prevention and care through expanding HIV testing options to include self-testing for young women, their peers and their sex partners, and by facilitating linkage to care.

NCT ID: NCT03265977 Not yet recruiting - Clinical trials for Tuberculosis Infection

A Phase II Study of H56:IC31 in Healthy Adolescents

A-043
Start date: December 31, 2017
Phase: Phase 2
Study type: Interventional

This clinical trial will evaluate safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy (prevention of Mtb infection as measured by IGRA conversions) of H56:IC31 in remotely BCG vaccinated adolescents.

NCT ID: NCT03259269 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant

Expand New Drugs for TB [endTB]

Start date: February 9, 2016
Phase: N/A
Study type: Observational

This observational study will examine the safety and efficacy of bedaquiline and delamanid used (individually, not together) in routine, multidrug regimens for treatment of MDR-TB. The information gathered in this study will inform doctors how best to use these TB drugs in the future.