There are research studies that need you! MetroHealth conducts research studies and clinical trials to find cures and make new discoveries to improve the health and wellness of our community.

If you are interested in taking part in a MetroHealth research study, please review the list below for all active and enrolling clinical trials at MetroHealth OR narrow your search for specific conditions. To express interest in a MetroHealth study, please email: ResearchAndMe@MetroHealth.org or call (216) 778-3749.


102 matching studies

Condition of Interest
Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
This is a prospective, multicenter, double-blind, placebo controlled interventional study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in 20 patients with new onset Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). The study is a single dose, phase I clinical trial... expand

This is a prospective, multicenter, double-blind, placebo controlled interventional study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in 20 patients with new onset Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). The study is a single dose, phase I clinical trial and is the first time that this product will be infused in RA patients. The study duration is approximately fourteen months from time of screening to completion. Research hypothesis: The investigators hypothesize that when administered therapeutically, MSCs will induce healthy immune responses and will reduce RA disease activity. This study is primarily focused on demonstrating the safety of this approach.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

open study

A Study of Mirvetuximab Soravtansine vs. Investigator's Choice of Chemotherapy in Platinum-Resistant,...
Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Peritoneal Cancer Fallopian Tube Cancer
This Phase 3 study is designed to compare the efficacy and safety of mirvetuximab soravtansine vs. investigator's choice chemotherapy in patients with platinum-resistant high-grade epithelial ovarian cancer, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer, whose tumors express... expand

This Phase 3 study is designed to compare the efficacy and safety of mirvetuximab soravtansine vs. investigator's choice chemotherapy in patients with platinum-resistant high-grade epithelial ovarian cancer, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer, whose tumors express a high-level of FRα. Patients will be, in the opinion of the Investigator, appropriate for single-agent therapy for their next line of therapy. Folate receptor alpha (FRα) positivity will be defined by the Ventana FOLR1 (FOLR1-2.1) CDx assay.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2019

open study

Testing the Addition of an Antibody to Standard Chemoradiation Followed by the Antibody for One Year...
Recurrent Lung Non-Small Cell Carcinoma Stage III Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIA Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIB Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIC Lung Cancer AJCC v8
This phase III trial studies how well an antibody (durvalumab) with chemotherapy and radiation therapy (chemoradiation) works in treating patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer that cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies,... expand

This phase III trial studies how well an antibody (durvalumab) with chemotherapy and radiation therapy (chemoradiation) works in treating patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer that cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as durvalumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. This study is being done to see if adding durvalumab to standard chemoradiation followed by additional durvalumab can extend patients life and/or prevent the tumor from coming back compared to the usual approach of chemoradiation alone followed by durvalumab.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2020

open study

Docetaxel or Paclitaxel in Reducing Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in African American Patients...
Anatomic Stage I Breast Cancer AJCC v8 Anatomic Stage IA Breast Cancer AJCC v8 Anatomic Stage IB Breast Cancer AJCC v8 Anatomic Stage II Breast Cancer AJCC v8 Anatomic Stage IIA Breast Cancer AJCC v8
This phase II trial studies how well docetaxel or paclitaxel work in reducing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in African American patients with stages I-III breast cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as docetaxel and paclitaxel, work in different ways to stop... expand

This phase II trial studies how well docetaxel or paclitaxel work in reducing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in African American patients with stages I-III breast cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as docetaxel and paclitaxel, 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 giving docetaxel or paclitaxel may work better than other methods in reducing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in patients with breast cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2019

open study

Identifying and Treating Depression in Hemodialysis Patients
Depression Hemodialysis-Induced Symptom
Depression is present in about 20-30% of hemodialysis patients and is associated with morbidity and mortality. However, depression is inadequately diagnosed and treated among dialysis patients. This is due in part to the overlap between depressive symptoms (e.g. appetite change,... expand

Depression is present in about 20-30% of hemodialysis patients and is associated with morbidity and mortality. However, depression is inadequately diagnosed and treated among dialysis patients. This is due in part to the overlap between depressive symptoms (e.g. appetite change, trouble sleeping, feeling tired) and symptoms related to persistent metabolic derangements in hemodialysis patients (e.g. nausea, nocturnal cramps, feeling washed out after treatment). The overlap between depressive symptoms and dialysis-related complications makes it difficult to diagnose and therefore to treat depression. In addition, prescription of antidepressant medication may increase an already high pill burden and result in poor adherence. Moreover, the evidence base to guide depression treatment among hemodialysis patients is limited. In the investigators' previous work, they developed methods to use latent variables and structural equation modeling to isolate depressive symptoms. Other investigators have demonstrated that directly observed treatment enhances the effectiveness of tuberculosis and HIV treatment. Investigators now propose a cross-sectional study (Phase 1) followed by a single-arm clinical trial (Phase 2) at 17 dialysis facilities. The cross-sectional study will involve assessments of depressive symptoms (using the PHQ-9 screening instrument) as well as dialysis-related complications, anxiety, and quality of life (Quality of Life Questionnaire) in about 1083 patients. Investigators will then use structural equation modeling to develop and validate a hemodialysis-specific PHQ-9 (hdPHQ-9) that will isolate depressive symptoms. The trial will involve 96 patients with confirmed depression who will be assigned to directly observed weekly antidepressant treatment with fluoxetine. The primary outcome of the trial will be remission of depression at 12 weeks. The trial results will also be used to compare the responsiveness of the PHQ-9 and the hdPHQ-9. Investigators anticipate that the hdPHQ-9 will be a valid and responsive instrument that will isolate depressive symptoms in hemodialysis patients and ultimately improve the screening and diagnosis of depression. Investigators also expect that directly observed weekly fluoxetine treatment will be an effective way to manage depression among hemodialysis patients.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

open study

Tranexamic Acid for the Prevention of Obstetrical Hemorrhage After Cesarean
Obstetrical Complications Hemorrhage Labor and Delivery
A randomized placebo-controlled trial of 11,000 women to assess whether tranexamic acid as prophylaxis lowers the risk of postpartum hemorrhage in women undergoing a cesarean delivery. expand

A randomized placebo-controlled trial of 11,000 women to assess whether tranexamic acid as prophylaxis lowers the risk of postpartum hemorrhage in women undergoing a cesarean delivery.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

open study

A Trial of Pessary and Progesterone for Preterm Prevention in Twin Gestation With a Short Cervix
Short Cervical Length
This protocol outlines a randomized trial of 630 women evaluating the use of micronized vaginal progesterone or pessary versus control (placebo) to prevent early preterm birth in women carrying twins and with a cervical length of less than 30 millimeters. expand

This protocol outlines a randomized trial of 630 women evaluating the use of micronized vaginal progesterone or pessary versus control (placebo) to prevent early preterm birth in women carrying twins and with a cervical length of less than 30 millimeters.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2015

open study

Study of Nivolumab Versus Placebo in Combination With Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Adjuvant Endocrine...
Breast Cancer
A randomized multi-arm study evaluating the efficacy and safety of nivolumab versus placebo in combination with neoadjuvant (pre-surgery)chemotherapy and adjuvant (post-surgery) endocrine therapy in participants with high-risk, estrogen receptor-positive, human epidermal growth... expand

A randomized multi-arm study evaluating the efficacy and safety of nivolumab versus placebo in combination with neoadjuvant (pre-surgery)chemotherapy and adjuvant (post-surgery) endocrine therapy in participants with high-risk, estrogen receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (ER+, HER2-) early stage breast cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2019

open study

Vitamin D3 With Chemotherapy and Bevacizumab in Treating Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Colorectal...
Colorectal Adenocarcinoma
This phase III trial studies how well vitamin D3 given with standard chemotherapy and bevacizumab works in treating patients with colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Vitamin D3 helps the body use calcium and phosphorus to make strong bones and teeth.... expand

This phase III trial studies how well vitamin D3 given with standard chemotherapy and bevacizumab works in treating patients with colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Vitamin D3 helps the body use calcium and phosphorus to make strong bones and teeth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as leucovorin calcium, fluorouracil, oxaliplatin, and irinotecan hydrochloride, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as bevacizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving vitamin D3 with chemotherapy and bevacizumab may work better in shrinking or stabilizing colorectal cancer. It is not yet known whether giving high-dose vitamin D3 in addition to chemotherapy and bevacizumab would extend patients' time without disease compared to the usual approach (chemotherapy and bevacizumab).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

open study

Community Members as Reviewers of Medical Journal Manuscripts
Peer Review, Research
Manuscripts submitted to medical journals are typically reviewed by physicians or researchers, with no input from patients or other community members. However, involvement of community members in other phases of the research process suggests that they provide distinct and... expand

Manuscripts submitted to medical journals are typically reviewed by physicians or researchers, with no input from patients or other community members. However, involvement of community members in other phases of the research process suggests that they provide distinct and useful expertise. Such involvement may lead to enhanced understanding of community priorities, refinement of study designs to minimize participant burden, and increased recruitment and retention of subjects. The investigators propose a randomized controlled trial involving 24 community members who will receive training and mentoring in reviewing manuscripts. A total of 568 manuscripts submitted to 2 medical journals will be randomly assigned to an intervention or control group. Intervention manuscripts will be reviewed by both a community member and by scientific reviewers while control manuscripts will be reviewed only by scientific reviewers. Journal editorial teams will use all reviews to help them make decisions about acceptance, revision, or rejection of manuscripts.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2018

open study

Testing the Addition of Radiation Therapy to the Usual Immune Therapy Treatment (Atezolizumab) for Extensive...
Extensive Stage Lung Small Cell Carcinoma
This phase II/III trial compares the effect of adding radiation therapy to the usual maintenance therapy with atezolizumab versus atezolizumab alone in patients who have already received atezolizumab plus chemotherapy for the treatment of small cell lung cancer that has spread... expand

This phase II/III trial compares the effect of adding radiation therapy to the usual maintenance therapy with atezolizumab versus atezolizumab alone in patients who have already received atezolizumab plus chemotherapy for the treatment of small cell lung cancer that has spread outside of the lung or to other parts of the body (extensive stage). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Giving radiation therapy in addition to atezolizumab may extend the time without extensive small cell lung cancer growing or spreading compared to atezolizumab alone.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2020

open study

Chemoradiation With or Without Atezolizumab in Treating Patients With Limited Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer
Limited Stage Lung Small Cell Carcinoma Stage I Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IA1 Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IA2 Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IA3 Lung Cancer AJCC v8
This phase III trial studies how well chemotherapy and radiation therapy (chemoradiation) with or without atezolizumab works in treating patients with limited stage small cell lung cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as etoposide, cisplatin, and carboplatin, work in different... expand

This phase III trial studies how well chemotherapy and radiation therapy (chemoradiation) with or without atezolizumab works in treating patients with limited stage small cell lung cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as etoposide, cisplatin, and carboplatin, 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. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving chemoradiation with or without atezolizumab may work better in treating patients with limited stage small cell lung cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2019

open study

Pegylated Liposomal Doxorubicin Hydrochloride With Atezolizumab and/or Bevacizumab in Treating Patients...
High Grade Fallopian Tube Serous Adenocarcinoma High Grade Ovarian Serous Adenocarcinoma Ovarian Seromucinous Carcinoma Primary Peritoneal High Grade Serous Adenocarcinoma Recurrent Fallopian Tube Carcinoma
This phase II/III trial studies how well pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride with atezolizumab and/or bevacizumab work in treating patients with ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer that has come back (recurrent). Chemotherapy drugs, such as pegylated... expand

This phase II/III trial studies how well pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride with atezolizumab and/or bevacizumab work in treating patients with ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer that has come back (recurrent). Chemotherapy drugs, such as pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride, 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. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Bevacizumab is a monoclonal antibody that may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. It is not yet known which combination will work better in treating patients with ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2017

open study

Multi-functional Neuroprosthetic System for Restoration of Motor Function in Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Injuries Spinal Cord Injury at C5-C7 Level Spinal Cord Injury Cervical Spinal Cord Injury at C5-C7 Level With Complete Lesion Spinal Cord Injury at C5-C7 Level With Incomplete Lesion
This study is to evaluate the use of a fully implanted device for providing hand function, reach, and trunk function to individuals with cervical spinal cord injury. Funding Sources: FDA OOPD NIH NINDS expand

This study is to evaluate the use of a fully implanted device for providing hand function, reach, and trunk function to individuals with cervical spinal cord injury. Funding Sources: FDA OOPD NIH NINDS

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2014

open study

Cardio-pulmonary Rehabilitation and Sleep Quality
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Cardiomyopathies Heart Failure Restrictive Lung Disease
In this prospective cohort study the investigators aim to evaluate the effect of pulmonary rehabilitation on sleep quality. Disturbed sleep is associated with, frequent exacerbations, increase in the severity of disease and increased mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary... expand

In this prospective cohort study the investigators aim to evaluate the effect of pulmonary rehabilitation on sleep quality. Disturbed sleep is associated with, frequent exacerbations, increase in the severity of disease and increased mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Sleep quality is a good predictor of quality of life in patients with stable COPD. However, there has been little investigation into non-pharmacological methods to improve sleep quality in patients with COPD and heart failure. It is also uncertain, how long the beneficial effects of cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation on sleep quality, if any, usually last. Due to lack of robust data, the investigators sought to find the effect of cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation on sleep quality.

Type: Observational

Start Date: May 2020

open study

A Study to Compare the Administration of Pembrolizumab After Surgery Versus Administration Both Before...
Acral Lentiginous Melanoma Clinical Stage III Cutaneous Melanoma AJCC v8 Clinical Stage IV Cutaneous Melanoma AJCC v8 Mucosal Melanoma Pathologic Stage IIIB Cutaneous Melanoma AJCC v8
This phase II trial studies how pembrolizumab works before and after surgery in treating patients with stage III-IV high-risk melanoma. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with... expand

This phase II trial studies how pembrolizumab works before and after surgery in treating patients with stage III-IV high-risk melanoma. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.. Giving pembrolizumab before and after surgery may work better compared to after surgery alone in treating melanoma.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2018

open study

Targeted Therapy Directed by Genetic Testing in Treating Patients With Advanced Refractory Solid Tumors,...
Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm Bladder Carcinoma Breast Carcinoma Cervical Carcinoma Colon Carcinoma
This phase II MATCH trial studies how well treatment that is directed by genetic testing works in patients with solid tumors or lymphomas that have progressed following at least one line of standard treatment or for which no agreed upon treatment approach exists. Genetic tests... expand

This phase II MATCH trial studies how well treatment that is directed by genetic testing works in patients with solid tumors or lymphomas that have progressed following at least one line of standard treatment or for which no agreed upon treatment approach exists. Genetic tests look at the unique genetic material (genes) of patients' tumor cells. Patients with genetic abnormalities (such as mutations, amplifications, or translocations) may benefit more from treatment which targets their tumor's particular genetic abnormality. Identifying these genetic abnormalities first may help doctors plan better treatment for patients with solid tumors, lymphomas, or multiple myeloma.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2015

open study

EA2176: Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Carboplatin and Pacliitaxel +/- Nivolumab in Metastatic Anal Cancer...
Anal Basaloid Carcinoma Anal Canal Cloacogenic Carcinoma Metastatic Anal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Recurrent Anal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Stage III Anal Cancer AJCC v8
This phase 3 trial compares the addition of nivolumab to chemotherapy (carboplatin and paclitaxel) versus usual treatment (chemotherapy alone) for the treatment of anal cancer that has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies,... expand

This phase 3 trial compares the addition of nivolumab to chemotherapy (carboplatin and paclitaxel) versus usual treatment (chemotherapy alone) for the treatment of anal cancer that has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Chemotherapy drugs, such as carboplatin and paclitaxel, 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. Giving nivolumab together with carboplatin and paclitaxel may help doctors find out if the treatment is better or the same as the usual approach.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2020

open study

Sleep for Stroke Management and Recovery Trial
Ischemic Stroke Sleep Apnea Sleep Apnea, Obstructive TIA Stroke
The purpose of this study is to determine whether treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with positive airway pressure starting shortly after acute ischemic stroke or high risk TIA (1) reduces recurrent stroke, acute coronary syndrome, and all-cause mortality 6 months after... expand

The purpose of this study is to determine whether treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with positive airway pressure starting shortly after acute ischemic stroke or high risk TIA (1) reduces recurrent stroke, acute coronary syndrome, and all-cause mortality 6 months after the event, and (2) improves stroke outcomes at 3 months in patients who experienced an ischemic stroke.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2019

open study

Assess and Adapt to the Impact of COVID-19 on CVD Self-Management and Prevention Care in Adults Living...
HIV-1-infection Hypertension
Social distancing measures put in place to combat the COVID-19 disease pandemic may increase social isolation and impact cardiovascular disease prevention behaviors among people living with HIV (PLWH). This study builds on a previously developed nurse-led intervention to improve... expand

Social distancing measures put in place to combat the COVID-19 disease pandemic may increase social isolation and impact cardiovascular disease prevention behaviors among people living with HIV (PLWH). This study builds on a previously developed nurse-led intervention to improve blood pressure and cholesterol care for PLWH. The investigators will adapt the intervention to be administered virtually in order to facilitate cardiovascular prevention care within the US health care system which has sustained long-term changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The implementation and effectiveness of the intervention will be tested in a 12-month single arm intervention study.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2021

open study

Pudendal Nerve Block in Vaginal Surgery
Nerve Block Pain, Postoperative Pelvic Floor Disorders Pelvic Organ Prolapse Pudendal Neuralgia
The objective of this this randomized controlled study is to determine whether a pudendal nerve block at the time of vaginal surgery is associated with improved postoperative pain control and decrease opioid consumption compared to a sham pudendal nerve block in patients undergoing... expand

The objective of this this randomized controlled study is to determine whether a pudendal nerve block at the time of vaginal surgery is associated with improved postoperative pain control and decrease opioid consumption compared to a sham pudendal nerve block in patients undergoing vaginal surgery.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2019

open study

Improving Stroke Motor Control With Non-invasive Brain Stimulation and Functional Electrical Stimulation
Stroke Rehabilitation Hand
This pilot study for stroke patients with chronic upper limb hemiplegia will examine the effects of non-invasive brain stimulation and neuromuscular electrical stimulation on hand motor control and corticospinal excitability. Specifically, this study will investigate the effects... expand

This pilot study for stroke patients with chronic upper limb hemiplegia will examine the effects of non-invasive brain stimulation and neuromuscular electrical stimulation on hand motor control and corticospinal excitability. Specifically, this study will investigate the effects of timing and delivery of tDCS in conjunction with contralaterally controlled functional electrical stimulation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2019

open study

ICE T for Post GYN Surgery Pain
Opioid Substitution Treatment
The purpose of this randomized controlled trial is to determine whether, "ICE-T," a multimodal postoperative pain regimen composed of around the clock ice packs, toradol, and tylenol, has improved pain control compared to the standard narcotic based postoperative pain regimen... expand

The purpose of this randomized controlled trial is to determine whether, "ICE-T," a multimodal postoperative pain regimen composed of around the clock ice packs, toradol, and tylenol, has improved pain control compared to the standard narcotic based postoperative pain regimen in patients undergoing total laparoscopic gyn surgery.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2019

open study

Multimodal Treatment for Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain
Stroke Shoulder Pain
Hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP) affects up to 60% of moderate to severely impaired stroke survivors. HSP is associated with poor rehabilitation outcomes, including interference with activities of daily living (ADLs) and poor quality of life (QoL). While many treatments for... expand

Hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP) affects up to 60% of moderate to severely impaired stroke survivors. HSP is associated with poor rehabilitation outcomes, including interference with activities of daily living (ADLs) and poor quality of life (QoL). While many treatments for HSP have been proposed, most do not result in long-term relief of pain. The investigators developed the use of intramuscular peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) for the treatment of HSP, which involves the temporary placement of a percutaneous intramuscular electrode to stimulate the axillary nerve motor points to the deltoid muscle. A systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCT) concluded that intramuscular PNS was the only treatment to provide long-term relief of pain for those with HSP. However, physical therapy (PT), which focuses on correcting biomechanics, is the most commonly prescribed treatment for HSP and is recommended by multiple practice guidelines. Prior to acceptance by the clinical community, the superiority of PNS to a course of PT must be demonstrated. The investigators completed a pilot RCT comparing PNS to PT and 67% vs. 25% of participants experienced successful pain relief (i.e., ≥ 2-pt or 30% reduction) from PNS and PT, respectively. Thus, the primary objective of this 2-site RCT is to confirm the findings of this preliminary pilot RCT. Combining PNS and PT, which may be how PNS is actually implemented in clinical practice, may have a synergistic therapeutic effect. Thus, the second objective of this RCT is to determine if multimodal treatment of HSP with PNS + PT is more efficacious for pain relief than PNS alone or PT alone. Mechanisms also will be explored.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

The National Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Study
Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
Multi-center study enrolling patients suspected or newly diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), myelodysplastic syndromes/myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPN) overlap disorder, or idiopathic cytopenia of undetermined significance (ICUS). Participants will be followed... expand

Multi-center study enrolling patients suspected or newly diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), myelodysplastic syndromes/myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPN) overlap disorder, or idiopathic cytopenia of undetermined significance (ICUS). Participants will be followed long term. Clinical data, blood, and tissue samples will be collected to establish a biorepository to facilitate the study of the natural history of MDS.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2016

open study