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Healthy Minds Volunteer Database

The Healthy Minds Volunteers (http://healthyminds.usc.edu) help research labs at the University of Southern California. These labs are working towards a greater understanding of how aging can affect physical, mental and emotional health. The goal is to learn how we can maintain healthy minds and bodies across our lifespan.

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Effect of ResQFoam to Slow or Stop Severe Internal Bleeding in Trauma Patients

Trauma is the leading cause of death in people younger than 45 years. Unfortunately, 40-50% of severely injured patients with internal bleeding die, even after reaching the hospital. This clinical study is about whether ResQFoam can help slow or stop severe internal bleeding in the abdomen (belly area) while the...

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USC study investigates the benefits or health risks of vaping and smoking

Researchers at USC are seeking study participants who vape or smoke as well as non-smokers in the Los Angeles area. The purpose of the research is to study the health benefits and risks of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs). Your participation will help to better understand the potential effects of e-cigs on...

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A pilot study of safety and adequacy of pancreatic lesion biopsy (Spy Bite)

The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of an experimental technique to obtain biopsies of pancreatic lesions. This technique uses biopsy forceps, which are small jaw-like devices that open and close, to also obtain tissue samples for examination and diagnosis. The biopsy forceps will pass...

Best Endovascular vs. Best Surgical Therapy in Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia

Male and female subjects aged 18 years or older will be randomized to receive either open surgical treatment or endovascular treatment. They will be followed for at least 2 years and up to 4 years and 2 months after treatment to primarily assess survival and major adverse limb events in...

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Sweet PEA Study: How the diet of pregnant women affects the growth and development of their babies

This study looks at how what pregnant women eat and drink affects the growth and development of their babies. We’re looking for pregnant women in Los Angeles who are interested in joining our study. Joining the study is easy and monetary compensation for participation is available.

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A pilot study of safety and efficacy of spectroscopic diagnosis of pancreatic lesions (Spy Panc)

The objective of this study is to determine if a minimally invasive optical probe can accurately predict a histological diagnosis of dysplastic or malignant tumor cells in solid lesions of the pancreas. If effective, this optical probe would facilitate the detection of malignant and pre-malignant pancreatic lesions. This would lead...

A Phase II Study of Sodium Cridanimod in Conjunction With Progestin Therapy in Patients With Progesterone Receptor Negative Recurrent or Persistent Endometrial Carcinoma

This is an open label, multi-center, single arm phase II study. The study will investigate the efficacy of sodium cridanimod in conjunction with progestin therapy in a population of patients with recurrent or persistent PrR-negative endometrial cancer. Eligible patients will be enrolled into the study and administered sodium cridanimod in...

A Clinical Study of Patients With Symptomatic Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension to Assess Sustained Effects of Droxidopa Therapy

This is a multi-center, multi-national, randomized, parallel-group, placebo-controlled, double-blind study with a 17 week (maximum) treatment period consisting of an initial, open-label dose titration (up to 2 weeks), followed by a washout period (up to 3 weeks), followed by a 12 week treatment period on a stable dose.

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A Placebo-controlled Study of a Targeted Immune Therapy Drug in Subjects with Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis (UC)

The primary objective of this study is to study the effectiveness of a novel targeted immune therapy (biologic) called LY3074828 in treating moderate to severe ulcerative colitis. This study will take place over 120 weeks and all study visits and procedures will be provided at no cost to you. During...

Long-Term Registry of Patients with Urea Cycle Disorders (UCDs)

The main goal of medical management of Urea Cycle Disorder (UCD) patients is to prevent chronic or acute hypperammonemic states leading to central nervous damage- which requires a restriction in dietary protein intake and using nitrogen scavenging agents if diet alone does not help the patients.The objective of this study...

The Medtronic CoreValve Evolut R US Clinical Study

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become a routine treatment option at specialized heart centers treating patients with severe aortic stenosis who are at high risk for surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). Medtronic has developed modifications to the Medtronic CoreValve System Transcatheter Aortic Valve frame and delivery catheter system to...

Waterjet Ablation Therapy for Endoscopic Resection of Prostate Tissue (WATER)

A prospective multicenter randomized blinded study comparing Aquablation of the prostate with the AQUABEAM System and TURP for the treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS). The primary endpoints for safety and effectiveness will be measured at 3 and 6 months, respectively, and subjects will be followed out to 3...

ASA/Plavix Resistance CLI

Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) is defined as limb pain that occurs at rest, or impending limb loss that is caused by severe compromise of blood flow to the affected extremity. CLI is a major cause of death and disability (secondary to myocardial infarction, stroke and amputation). The mortality in patients...

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Investigating efficacy and safety of adjunctive therapy in Parkinson’s Disease patients

Parkinson’s Disease involves the loss of brain cells that produce dopamine, a messenger that sends information to the parts of the brain that control movement and coordination. Lower than normal levels of dopamine in the brain causes the symptoms of Parkinson’s, including muscle stiffness, resting tremor (uncontrollable shaking), and slowing...

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Assessing the safety and efficacy of Macitentan in patients with portopulmonary hypertension

Several drugs (blood vessel dilators), including macitentan, are currently approved for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in many parts of the world. These drugs have significantly improved the outcome of the condition. However, none of these treatments have been evaluated in portopulmonary hypertension, a form of PAH caused...

COAST: Coiling of Aneurysms Smaller Than 5mm With Hypersoft® and Hydrogel Coils

1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Intracranial aneurysms (IAs) are common cerebrovascular abnormalities. The prevalence of IAs has been reported to be 0.8-2.0% of the population. [1-3] The most common presentation of IAs is subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), the annual incidence of which varies by geographic region from 10 to 20 per 100,000....

A Randomized Double-Blind Phase 2 Study Comparing the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Combination Antivirals (Amantadine, Ribavirin, Oseltamivir Versus Oseltamivir for the Treatment of Influenza in Adults at Risk for Complications

Seasonal influenza is responsible for approximately 226,000 excess hospitalizations annually and despite effective antivirals causes significant morbidity and mortality (estimated 24,000-50,000 deaths each year in the United States alone). The influenza virus that emerged in 2009 (A/California/07/2009 H1N1) caused fewer deaths (12,000 flu-related deaths in the U.S) but in contrast...

Argus® II Retinal Prosthesis System Post-Market Surveillance Study

This study is being conducted to monitor the use of Argus II in a larger population than available within pre-market approval studies. Safety data will be monitored to ensure continued acceptability of risks to study participants, and an attempt will be made to include all eligible and willing participants implanted...