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.


78 matching studies

Condition of Interest
Open-label Study Comparing Iberdomide, Daratumumab and Dexamethasone (IberDd) Versus Daratumumab, Bortezomib,...
Multiple Myeloma
This is a multicenter, two-stage, randomized, controlled, open-label, Phase 3 study comparing the efficacy and safety of iberdomide in combination with dexamethasone and daratumumab (IberDd) versus daratumumab, bortezomib, and dexamethasone (DVd) in participants with relapsed or refractory multiple... expand

This is a multicenter, two-stage, randomized, controlled, open-label, Phase 3 study comparing the efficacy and safety of iberdomide in combination with dexamethasone and daratumumab (IberDd) versus daratumumab, bortezomib, and dexamethasone (DVd) in participants with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2022

open study

De-Escalation of Breast Radiation Trial for Hormone Sensitive, HER-2 Negative, Oncotype Recurrence Score...
Stage I Breast Cancer
This Phase III Trial evaluates whether breast conservation surgery and endocrine therapy results in a non-inferior rate of invasive or non-invasive ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) compared to breast conservation with breast radiation and endocrine therapy. expand

This Phase III Trial evaluates whether breast conservation surgery and endocrine therapy results in a non-inferior rate of invasive or non-invasive ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) compared to breast conservation with breast radiation and endocrine therapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2021

open study

Effectiveness RCT of Customized Adherence Enhancement
Bipolar Disorder
Approximately one in two individuals with bipolar disorder (BD) are non-adherent with medication, often leading to severe and negative consequences. Unfortunately, there is no widely used evidence-based approach to target poor adherence among individuals with BD. Building upon positive efficacy trial... expand

Approximately one in two individuals with bipolar disorder (BD) are non-adherent with medication, often leading to severe and negative consequences. Unfortunately, there is no widely used evidence-based approach to target poor adherence among individuals with BD. Building upon positive efficacy trial results, the proposed project will test the effectiveness of technology-facilitated Customized Adherence Enhancement (CAE) vs. enhanced treatment as usual (eTAU) using a prospective randomized controlled design in public mental health care settings and preferentially enrolling poorly adherent/high-risk individuals with BD. Deliverables include a curriculum-driven adherence enhancement approach that can be implemented in public healthcare settings and which can improve outcomes for the most vulnerable groups of people with BD.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2022

open study

DORAYA-HF Early Feasibility Study
Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
The study objective is to evaluate the feasibility of the Doraya Catheter and measure clinical performance and safety endpoints, in ADHF patients deemed to have insufficient diuretic response. expand

The study objective is to evaluate the feasibility of the Doraya Catheter and measure clinical performance and safety endpoints, in ADHF patients deemed to have insufficient diuretic response.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2022

open study

Assessment of Biomarkers in Children to Help Parents Quit Tobacco
Tobacco Dependence
This randomized controlled trial will test whether adding biomarker measurement and informed outreach for tobacco smoke exposure as part of routine practice increases identification and improves treatment, effectiveness, and sustainability of a parental tobacco control intervention that will be integrated... expand

This randomized controlled trial will test whether adding biomarker measurement and informed outreach for tobacco smoke exposure as part of routine practice increases identification and improves treatment, effectiveness, and sustainability of a parental tobacco control intervention that will be integrated into pediatric practice.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2023

open study

Testing the Addition of the Drug Atezolizumab to the Usual Radiation Treatment for Patients With Early...
Lung Non-Small Cell Carcinoma Stage I Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage II Lung Cancer AJCC v8
This phase III trial studies how well atezolizumab added to the usual radiation therapy works in treating patients with stage I-IIA non-small cell lung cancer. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with... expand

This phase III trial studies how well atezolizumab added to the usual radiation therapy works in treating patients with stage I-IIA non-small cell lung cancer. 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, such as stereotactic body radiation therapy, uses special equipment to position a patient and deliver radiation to tumors with high precision. This method can kill tumor cells with fewer doses over a shorter period and cause less damage to normal tissue. Giving atezolizumab and radiation therapy may work better than radiation therapy alone in treating patients with early non-small cell lung cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2020

open study

Reflex Excitability in Post-stroke Stiff-Knee Gait
Stroke Chronic Stroke Gait, Hemiplegic Gait, Spastic Gait Disorder, Sensorimotor
The purpose of this study is to examine the reflex excitability of the rectus femoris in individuals with and without post-stroke Stiff-Knee gait. We use electrical stimulation of the peripheral nerve innervating the rectus femoris for a well-controlled reflex stimulus. We are investigating whether... expand

The purpose of this study is to examine the reflex excitability of the rectus femoris in individuals with and without post-stroke Stiff-Knee gait. We use electrical stimulation of the peripheral nerve innervating the rectus femoris for a well-controlled reflex stimulus. We are investigating whether reflex excitability of the rectus femoris correlates with gait kinematics.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2021

open study

Type O Whole Blood and Assessment of Age During Prehospital Resuscitation Trial
Hemorrhagic Shock Traumatic Injury
Open label, multi-center, pre-hospital randomized trial utilizing 10 level-1 trauma centers designed to determine the efficacy and safety of low titer whole blood resuscitation as compared to standard of care resuscitation in patients at risk of hemorrhagic shock and to appropriately characterize... expand

Open label, multi-center, pre-hospital randomized trial utilizing 10 level-1 trauma centers designed to determine the efficacy and safety of low titer whole blood resuscitation as compared to standard of care resuscitation in patients at risk of hemorrhagic shock and to appropriately characterize the hemostatic competency of whole blood relative to its age.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2022

open study

Regional Radiotherapy in Biomarker Low-Risk Node Positive and T3N0 Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer
The purpose of this study is to compare the effects on low risk breast cancer receiving usual care that includes regional radiation therapy, with receiving no regional radiation therapy. Researchers want to see if not giving this type of radiation treatment works as well at preventing breast cancer... expand

The purpose of this study is to compare the effects on low risk breast cancer receiving usual care that includes regional radiation therapy, with receiving no regional radiation therapy. Researchers want to see if not giving this type of radiation treatment works as well at preventing breast cancer from coming back.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

open study

Electrical Stimulation for Continence After Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Injury Neurogenic Bladder Incontinence
This study aims to improve continence and voiding of patients with spinal cord injury using electrical stimulation. The Finetech Vocare Bladder System is an implantable sacral nerve stimulator for improving bladder and bowel function in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). It has been commercially... expand

This study aims to improve continence and voiding of patients with spinal cord injury using electrical stimulation. The Finetech Vocare Bladder System is an implantable sacral nerve stimulator for improving bladder and bowel function in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). It has been commercially available in Britain and other countries since 1982, and has been used in thousands of patients with SCI to improve bladder, bowel and sexual function. It received FDA approval in 1998 under Humanitarian Device Exemption H980005 and H980008 for providing urination on demand and to aid in bowel evacuation. Electrical stimulation to produce bladder contraction and improve bladder voiding after spinal cord injury has usually been combined with cutting of sensory nerves to reduce reflex contraction of the bladder, which improves continence. However, cutting these nerves has undesirable side effects. This study will not cut any sensory nerve. This study is testing the use of the stimulator for inhibiting bladder contraction by stimulating sensory nerves to improve continence after spinal cord injury, and for blocking sphincter contraction to improve voiding.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2014

open study

Acute Genital Nerve Stimulation for Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction in Individuals Living With Spinal Cord...
Fecal Incontinence
Bowel issues occur in nearly all people after spinal cord injury (SCI) and one major complication is fecal incontinence (accidents). This complication has been repeatedly highlighted by people living with SCI as particularly life-limiting and in need of more options for interventions. This study will... expand

Bowel issues occur in nearly all people after spinal cord injury (SCI) and one major complication is fecal incontinence (accidents). This complication has been repeatedly highlighted by people living with SCI as particularly life-limiting and in need of more options for interventions. This study will test the effect of genital nerve stimulation (GNS), with non-invasive electrodes, on the activity of the anus and rectum of persons after SCI. Recording anorectal manometry (ARM) endpoints tells us the function of those tissues and our study design (ARM without stim, ARM with stim, ARM without stim) will allow us to conclude the GNS effect and whether it is likely to reduce fecal incontinence. The study will also collect medical, demographic, and bowel related functional information. The combination of all of these data should help predict who will respond to stimulation, what will happen when stimulation is applied, and if that stimulation is likely to provide an improvement in fecal continence for people living with SCI.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2023

open study

PRagmatic EVAluation of a Quality Improvement Program for People Living With Modifiable High-risk COPD.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
A 3-year cluster randomized controlled trial of the impact of a quality improvement and clinical decision support package versus usual care for patients with modifiable high-risk chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with or without a current diagnosis. expand

A 3-year cluster randomized controlled trial of the impact of a quality improvement and clinical decision support package versus usual care for patients with modifiable high-risk chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with or without a current diagnosis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2022

open study

Understanding the Long-term Impact of COVID-19 in Adults (RECOVER)
SARS-CoV2 Infection
This is a combined retrospective and prospective, longitudinal, observational meta-cohort of individuals who will enter the cohort with and without SARS-CoV-2 infection and at varying stages before and after infection. Individuals with and without SARS-CoV-2 infection and with or without Post-Acute... expand

This is a combined retrospective and prospective, longitudinal, observational meta-cohort of individuals who will enter the cohort with and without SARS-CoV-2 infection and at varying stages before and after infection. Individuals with and without SARS-CoV-2 infection and with or without Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) symptoms will be followed to identify risk factors and occurrence of PASC. This study will be conducted in the United States and subjects will be recruited through inpatient, outpatient, and community-based settings. Study data including age, demographics, social determinants of health, medical history, vaccination history, details of acute SARS-CoV-2 infection, overall health and physical function, and PASC symptom screen will be reported by subjects or collected from the electronic health record using a case report form at specified intervals. Biologic specimens will be collected at specified intervals, with some tests performed in local clinical laboratories and others performed by centralized research centers or banked in the Biospecimen Repository. Advanced clinical examinations and radiologic examinations will be performed at local study sites with cross-site standardization.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Oct 2021

open study

Observational Study of Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases: The CARRA Registry
Rheumatic Joint Disease
Continuation of the CARRA Registry as described in the protocol will support data collection on patients with pediatric-onset rheumatic diseases. The CARRA Registry will form the basis for future CARRA studies. In particular, this observational registry will be used to answer pressing questions about... expand

Continuation of the CARRA Registry as described in the protocol will support data collection on patients with pediatric-onset rheumatic diseases. The CARRA Registry will form the basis for future CARRA studies. In particular, this observational registry will be used to answer pressing questions about therapeutics used to treat pediatric rheumatic diseases, including safety questions.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Jul 2015

open study

Development of a City-Wide Cohort of HIV-Infected Persons in Care in the District of Columbia: The DC...
HIV AIDS
The goal of the DC Cohort is to establish a clinic-based city-wide longitudinal cohort that will describe clinical outcomes, and improve the quality of care for outpatients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in Washington, DC. expand

The goal of the DC Cohort is to establish a clinic-based city-wide longitudinal cohort that will describe clinical outcomes, and improve the quality of care for outpatients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in Washington, DC.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2011

open study

CPAP Adherence Pilot Study Among African Americans
Sleep Apnea
The goal of the study is to determine the feasibility of a behavioral intervention to improve CPAP adherence among African American patients with obstructive sleep apnea. expand

The goal of the study is to determine the feasibility of a behavioral intervention to improve CPAP adherence among African American patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2023

open study

Myofascial Massage for Pain and Immobility Following Breast Cancer Surgery
Breast Cancer Mastectomy; Lymphedema Pain, Shoulder Mobility Limitation
About 25-50% of women who undergo breast cancer surgery develop persistent chest wall pain and shoulder mobility limitations following surgery. The pain and mobility limitations adversely affect quality of life, sleep, and body image. Unfortunately, current treatments for pain and mobility limitations... expand

About 25-50% of women who undergo breast cancer surgery develop persistent chest wall pain and shoulder mobility limitations following surgery. The pain and mobility limitations adversely affect quality of life, sleep, and body image. Unfortunately, current treatments for pain and mobility limitations have variable efficacy. Based on a review of relevant pre-, intra-, and post-operative factors, investigators reasoned that myofascial massage may address contributors to pain and mobility limitations following breast cancer surgery. Investigators propose a randomized controlled trial looking at myofascial massage compared to a light touch group to look at the effects on pain and immobility following breast cancer surgery.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2020

open study

Validation of a Salivary miRNA Diagnostic Test for ASD
Autism Spectrum Disorder Developmental Delay
This study involves sample collection to identify biomarkers relating to Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) in the saliva of children who are between the ages of 18 months to 6 years and 11 months. Participants will at each timepoint have a non-invasive saliva swab collected and complete a brief demographic... expand

This study involves sample collection to identify biomarkers relating to Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) in the saliva of children who are between the ages of 18 months to 6 years and 11 months. Participants will at each timepoint have a non-invasive saliva swab collected and complete a brief demographic and medical history questionnaire as well. Children in the pediatric/provider setting who will receive a referral for an ASD diagnosis because they were determined to have a suspicion of developing ASD will be enrolled in the study. Children will also be enrolled in the specialist evaluation setting where they will receive a DSM-5 diagnosis. A subset of both enrollment cohorts will also be followed up with at a third time point in which their diagnosis will be confirmed, and information about any ongoing treatment will be gathered.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Mar 2022

open study

Chemotherapy Combined With Immunotherapy vs Immunotherapy Alone for Older Adults With Stage IIIB-IV Lung...
Advanced Lung Non-Small Cell Carcinoma Stage IIIB Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIC Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IV Lung Cancer AJCC v8
This phase III trial compares the effect of adding chemotherapy to immunotherapy (pembrolizumab) versus immunotherapy alone in treating patients with stage IIIB-IV lung cancer. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and... expand

This phase III trial compares the effect of adding chemotherapy to immunotherapy (pembrolizumab) versus immunotherapy alone in treating patients with stage IIIB-IV lung cancer. 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. Chemotherapy drugs 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 pembrolizumab and chemotherapy may help stabilize lung cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2024

open study

Study of PULSAR-ICI +/- IMSA101 in Patients With Oligometastatic NSCLC and RCC
Oligometastatic Disease
Phase 2, open-label, multicenter, randomized study comparing the safety and efficacy of personalized ultra-fractionated stereotactic adaptive radiotherapy (PULSAR) combined with immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) immunotherapy (PULSAR-ICI) + IMSA101 and PULSAR-ICI alone in patients with NSCLC or RCC expand

Phase 2, open-label, multicenter, randomized study comparing the safety and efficacy of personalized ultra-fractionated stereotactic adaptive radiotherapy (PULSAR) combined with immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) immunotherapy (PULSAR-ICI) + IMSA101 and PULSAR-ICI alone in patients with NSCLC or RCC

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2023

open study

Increasing the Feasibility, Impact, and Equity of the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV)
Preventive Health Services
The goal of this study is to improve the use of preventive health services by implementing a multilevel intervention to stimulate Annual Wellness Visit use in diverse practices across the United States. This is a stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial. The intervention will be implemented... expand

The goal of this study is to improve the use of preventive health services by implementing a multilevel intervention to stimulate Annual Wellness Visit use in diverse practices across the United States. This is a stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial. The intervention will be implemented in a total of 24 primary care practices over 24 months. Every 3 months, 6 practices will receive the intervention. Electronic health record (EHR) data extractions will be used to collect outcomes in a population cohort of patients. Semi-structured interviews will be conducted with clinicians/staff and patients to assess intervention implementation. The investigators hypothesize that the implementation will increase AWV visit use and consequently, use of preventive health services.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2024

open study

RECOVER-VITAL: Platform Protocol to Measure the Effects of Antiviral Therapies on Long COVID Symptoms
Long COVID Long Covid19
This study is a platform protocol designed to be flexible so that it is suitable for a wide range of settings within health care systems and in community settings where it can be integrated into COVID-19 programs and subsequent treatment plans. This protocol is a prospective, multi-center, multi-arm,... expand

This study is a platform protocol designed to be flexible so that it is suitable for a wide range of settings within health care systems and in community settings where it can be integrated into COVID-19 programs and subsequent treatment plans. This protocol is a prospective, multi-center, multi-arm, double-blind, randomized, controlled platform trial with different interventions organized as appendices to the protocol. Each appendix (or sub-study) evaluates potential mechanisms of action, efficacy, and safety of antivirals and other therapeutics in individuals with PASC, according to the platform protocol objectives. The hypothesis is that persistent viral infection, viral reactivation, and/or overactive/chronic immune response and inflammation are underlying contributors to PASC and that antiviral and other applicable therapies may result in viral clearance or decreased inflammation and improvement in PASC symptoms.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2023

open study

Colon Adjuvant Chemotherapy Based on Evaluation of Residual Disease
Stage III Colon Cancer
This Phase II/III trial will evaluate the what kind of chemotherapy to recommend to patients based on the presence or absences of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) after surgery for colon cancer. expand

This Phase II/III trial will evaluate the what kind of chemotherapy to recommend to patients based on the presence or absences of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) after surgery for colon cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2022

open study

Comparing Two Methods to Follow Patients With Pancreatic Cysts
Pancreatic Carcinoma
The purpose of this study is to compare the two approaches for monitoring pancreatic cysts. The study doctors want to compare more frequent monitoring vs less frequent monitoring in order to learn which monitoring method leads to better outcome for patients with pancreatic cysts. expand

The purpose of this study is to compare the two approaches for monitoring pancreatic cysts. The study doctors want to compare more frequent monitoring vs less frequent monitoring in order to learn which monitoring method leads to better outcome for patients with pancreatic cysts.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2020

open study

Lenalidomide, and Dexamethasone With or Without Daratumumab in Treating Patients With High-Risk Smoldering...
Smoldering Plasma Cell Myeloma
This phase III trial studies how well lenalidomide and dexamethasone works with or without daratumumab in treating patients with high-risk smoldering myeloma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as lenalidomide and dexamethasone, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing... expand

This phase III trial studies how well lenalidomide and dexamethasone works with or without daratumumab in treating patients with high-risk smoldering myeloma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as lenalidomide and dexamethasone, 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 daratumumab, may induce changes in the body's immune system and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving lenalidomide and dexamethasone with daratumumab may work better in treating patients with smoldering myeloma.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

open study