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Assessing brain response to sugar

This study is aimed at understanding brain and hunger responses to different types of sugars and how this influences feeding behavior in lean and obese people.

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Join a USC Study on Mood and Smoking

Depression may increase smoking dependence and might make it harder to quit. We want to better understand the connection to develop better programs that help smokers to quit. You do NOT need to be diagnosed with depression to participate in this study. 

If you participate in the study, we will ask...

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Spectroscopic detection of colon polyps (Spy Colonic Neoplasia)

The purpose of this study is to determine if colon cancer or precancerous colon polyps can be predicted from examining the lining of the rectum with a special harmless light. If so, primary care physicians will be able to determine from this simple test which of their patients actually needs...

7H-14-1 An Open Label, Randomized Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Nivolumab vs Therapy of Investigator's Choice in Recurrent or Metastatic Platinum-refractory Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN)

Head and neck carcinomas (HNC) describe cancers of the upper digestive tract which include squamous cell cancers (SCCHN) of the mouth, throat, and vocal chords. At present, there is no effective standard of care that provides survival benefits beyond 4 - 6 months in second line treatment of SCCHN that...

Supporting Patients Undergoing HIgh-Risk PCI Using a High-Flow PErcutaneous Left Ventricular Support Device (SHIELD II)

Prospective, randomized, multi-center, open-label trial of the HeartMate PHP at up to 120 sites in the US and Europe. Control device will be any Abiomed Impella device approved for use in high-risk PCI. This clinical investigation is divided into two phases, a feasibility phase and a pivotal phase. - Feasibility...

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

This project examines the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients who are undergoing obstructive sleep apnea surgery at Keck Medical Center of USC. One part of the study will compare findings from MRI to those of drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE). Another will examine the association between MRI and...

AZD1775 Plus Chemotherapy in Patients With Platinum-Resistant Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer.

This is a phase II study of AZD1775 plus chemotherapy in patients with platinum-resistant epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer. Patients will receive AZD1775 plus carboplatin or AZD1775 plus pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD). The primary endpoint for the study is overall response rate (ORR) defined as the proportion...

ProspeCtive, nOn-randoMized, MulticENter Clinical Evaluation of Edwards Pericardial Bioprostheses With a New Tissue Treatment Platform (COMMENCE)

Multicenter, prospective, single arm trial - Up to seven hundred (700) aortic valve replacement (AVR) subjects and up to three hundred twenty-five (325) mitral valve replacement (MVR) subjects at up to forty (40) clinical sites will be enrolled. The trial will include male and female patients, 18 years or older,...

Carotid Revascularization and Medical Management for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Trial

Prevention of stroke involves managing and treating risk factors. Most strokes are caused when blood flow to a portion of the brain is blocked. One place this often happens is in the carotid artery. This blockage is called atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. The purpose of this trial is...

Multi-CenTer Experience With the Rapid Deployment EDWARDS INTUITY Valve System FOR Aortic Valve ReplaceMent

This is a prospective, non-randomized, multi-center trial. Up to 950 subjects will be enrolled at up to 35 centers in the US. After re-placement of their aortic heart valve with the EDWARDS INTUITY valve system, each patient will have routine follow-up tests at the following intervals: discharge, 3 months, 1...

2N-13-2: A Randomized, Phase 3 Study of Ganetespib in Combination with Docetaxel versus Docetaxel Alone in Patients with Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Adenocarcinoma

This is an open-label, multicenter, randomized Phase 3 study of patients with Stage IIIB/IV NSCLC of adenocarcinoma histology.Primary Objective is to evaluate and compare overall survival (OS) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with adenocarcinoma histology treated with ganetespib in combination with docetaxel versus docetaxel alone.Ganetespib is a novel...

An Open-Label, Multicenter, Historically-Controlled Study to Assess Safety and Efficacy of ELAD in Subjects With Acute Liver Failure (ALF)

VTI-212 is an open-label, multicenter, historically-controlled study of subjects with acute liver failure (ALF). Approximately 40 subjects who meet the eligibility requirements of the study will receive ELAD treatment in addition to standard of care treatment for ALF. The outcomes of these subjects will be compared with matched historical controls...

INcrease Of VAgal TonE in CHF (INOVATE-HF) - A Randomized Study to Establish the Safety and Efficacy of CardioFit® for the Treatment of Subjects With Heart Failure and Left Ventricular Dysfunction

Prospective, Randomized (3:2 active:control), Open Label, Event-driven Interventional Study. All subjects undergo the following: Baseline, Randomization, (Implantation & Optimization for subjects randomized to the active therapy), and Follow-up Period, followed by an Extension period, which lasts until the end of the study. The Clinical Events Committee (CEC) and Data Monitoring...

Global Observational Study to Evaluate the Correlation Between Coronary and Carotid Atherosclerotic Disease (CAD) and Links with Clinical Outcomes

Observational study to collect F/U imaging & clinical endpoint data from pts. who successfully completed baseline coronary IVUS (intravascular ultrasound) imaging in the dal-PLAQUE 2 (DP2) study to determine the correlation & clinical relevance of such imaging as related to coronary artery disease (CAD). Pts. who have had baseline angiography/IVUS,...

Mechanistic Studies of Phase III Trial With BAF312 in Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (AMS04)

This study is complementary to a multi-center, randomized, double-blind,parallel-group, placebo-controlled, variable treatment duration study comparing the efficacy and safety of BAF312 to placebo in patients with SPMS (NCT01665144). Investigators will explore both immunological and neuroprotective mechanisms of BAF312 (siponimod), a novel agent in the setting of a SPMS clinical trial....

Medtronic CoreValve® U.S. Expanded Use Study

The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Medtronic CoreValve® System (MCS) in a subset of subjects excluded from the U.S. Extreme Risk Pivotal Trial population due to one or more additional co-morbidities, as measured by a composite of all-cause death or major...

OPsumit USers Registry

Prospective observational drug registry developed to characterize the safety profile (including primarily potential serious hepatic risks) and to describe clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients newly treated with Opsumit in the post-marketing setting.

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Effects of Oxytocin on Smoking

This study is examining the effects of a hormone called oxytocin on smoking. Oxytocin is a naturally occurring hormone in the brain and throughout the body In this study, oxytocin is experimental and is in the form of a nasal spray. We hope to learn if oxytocin nasal spray will...

Osimertinib With or Without Bevacizumab in Treating Patients With EGFR Positive Non-small Cell Lung Cancer and Brain Metastases

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: I. To determine the progression-free survival with AZD9291 (osimertinib) plus bevacizumab compared to AZD9291 (osimertinib) alone. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. To assess the safety and tolerability of the combination of AZD9291 (osimertinib) and bevacizumab. II. To evaluate the time to progression in the central nervous system (CNS) with AZD9291...

A Phase 1b/2 Study of OMP-59R5 in Combination With Etoposide and Platinum Therapy in Subjects With Untreated Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer (PINNACLE)

The study consists of a Phase1b lead-in portion to determine the MTD of OMP-59R5 in combination with EP for 6 cycles followed a Phase 2, multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled portion comparing the efficacy and safety of OMP-59R5 in combination with EP for 6 cycles followed by single agent OMP-59R5 relative to...

International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness With Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA)

BACKGROUND: Evidence supporting a routine invasive practice paradigm for patients with stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) is outdated. In strategy trials conducted in the 1970s, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) improved survival as compared with no CABG in SIHD patients with high-risk anatomic features. The relevance of these studies today...

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Online Eczema Care: A Study to Improve Access to Quality Skin Care

For many eczema patients, it is time-consuming and costly to travel to and visit a doctor in person. Patients often miss work or school for these doctor’s visits. Secure online platforms can now enable “online visits” between eczema patients and doctors. For these online visits, patients can securely send pictures...

Overactive Bladder Treatment Using StimRouter Neuromodulation System: A Prospective Randomized Trial

Approximately 180 subjects will be enrolled in the Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) for Overactive Bladder study. After signing the informed consent and completing the screening visit, eligible candidates will be asked to (1) stop any OAB medications (including but not limited to anti-muscarinic medication or tricyclic antidepressants (TCA) as...