Maryland Clinical Trials

A listing of Maryland clinical trials actively recruiting patient volunteers.

With its alluring harbor district, Baltimore is the capital and most visited city in Maryland, a convenient place to stay if you're taking a trip into Washington DC. Annapolis, Ocean City, and Bethesda offer lots to do. Maryland was the original birthplace of the national anthem and is known today for the blue crabs that come from Chesapeake Bay. Maryland has one of the strongest healthcare networks in the country. Of its many great healthcare providers, Johns Hopkins Hospital stands out. It is one of America's leading centers of medical research, the teaching hospital of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

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Evaluation of Patients With Thyroid Disorders

NCT00001159

Participants in this study will be patients diagnosed with or suspected to have a thyroid function disorder. These conditions may include: hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid hormone resistance, Graves' Dermopathy, and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) secreting pituitary adenomas. The main purpose of this study is to further understand the natural history, clinical presentation, and genetics of thyroid function disorders. Many of the tests performed are in the context of standard medical ...

Conditions: Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Iodine Deficiency

Studies on Tumors of the Thyroid

NCT00001160

Participants in this study will be patients diagnosed with or suspected to have a thyroid nodule or thyroid cancer. The main purpose of this study is to further understand the methods for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. Many of the test performed are in the context of standard medical care that is offered to all patients with thyroid nodules or thyroid cancer. Other tests are performed for research purposes. In addition, blood and tissue samples will be taken ...

Conditions: Hurthle Cell Thyroid Cancer, Tall Cell Variant Thyroid Cancer, Follicular Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Papillary Thyroid Cancer

Evaluation of the Genetics of Bipolar Disorder

NCT00001174

This study looks to identify genes that may affect a person's chances of developing bipolar disorder (BP) and related conditions.

Conditions: Bipolar Disorder

Study of Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoria

NCT00001177

The purpose of this study is to identify and describe the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Women who experience PMS symptoms will complete clinical interviews, self-rating scales, and evaluations of mood and endocrine function. A subgroup of women with severe PMS (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder or PMDD) will be offered additional research studies that focus on: 1) identifying the endocrine changes that may be responsible for changes in mood and behavior during the premenstrual period, ...

Conditions: Mood Disorder

Immune Regulation in Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn s Disease

NCT00001184

This study will investigate in patients with Crohn s disease and ulcerative colitis how the body s immune system controls inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract (stomach and intestines)-specifically, how lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) function in inflammatory responses. This protocol does not involve any experimental treatments. Patients between the ages of 0 and 75 years of age with Crohn s disease or ulcerative colitis or symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease may be eligible fo ...

Conditions: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Chrohn's Disease

Psychological Benefits of a Normalized Camping Experience for Children With Cancer

NCT00001186

Background: Cancer has an enormous impact on the psychological and social well-being of the family unit. The life-threatening connotations of cancer single out the ill child from his peer/family group as one who is different, and often unable to maintain a normal lifestyle. Physical sequelae of cancer and its treatment accentuate the differences between these children and their normal peers/siblings. It is important that children with cancer be prepared to function outside of protected situatio ...

Conditions: Pediatric Cancer

Treatment of Patients With Cysticercosis With Praziquantel or Albendazole

NCT00001205

The purpose of this study is to evaluate, treat and follow patients with cysticercosis, an infection with the larval form of the pork tapeworm, T. solium. When people ingest cysts of T. solium eggs, cysts develop in the muscles, brain and other organs. The cysts enlarge and cause inflammation, usually in the brain. Patients may develop seizures, headache, nausea, vomiting, inability to walk, poor vision due to enlargement of the brain, and increased pressure in the brain. Other neurological prob ...

Conditions: Cysticercosis

Botulinum Toxin for the Treatment of Involuntary Movement Disorders

NCT00001208

Botulism is a severe form of food poisoning caused by bacteria. This bacteria produces several toxins one of which is botulinum toxin A. This toxin causes the symptoms of food poisoning. Small amounts of botulinum toxin A have been used to treat speech disorders such as stuttering and problems with the muscles of the eyes. The study examines the effectiveness of botulinum toxin as treatment for a variety of movement disorders. The goals of the study are to refine the technique of treatment to p ...

Conditions: Movement Disorders

Comparing Magnetic Resonance Imaging/Spectroscopy Techniques

NCT00001219

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) are diagnostic tests that allow researchers to look at different chemical properties of tissue. Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy studies can be used to gather or evaluate information about various aspects of patient s bodies or to monitor changes in the biochemistry and physiology of patient s bodies. Unlike other diagnostic techniques (CT scan and PET scan) MRI and MRS do not use ionizing radiation. Some stud ...

Conditions: Abdominal Organs - Lipodystrophy, Tumors

Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

NCT00001223

This is an omnibus protocol for studying patients with cystic fibrosis. The main purpose of the study is to obtain samples and data collected during standard clinical care for future research to expand knowledge of the natural history, clinical manifestations (phenotypes) and the genetic variants (genotypes) of cystic fibrosis.

Conditions: Cystic Fibrosis

Host Response to Infection and Treatment in Filarial Diseases

NCT00001230

This study will evaluate and treat patients with filarial infections to explore in depth the immunology of the disease, including susceptibility to infection, disease development, and response to treatment. Filarial infections are caused by parasitic worms. The immature worm (larva) is transmitted to a person through a mosquito bite and grows in the human body to 2 to 4 inches in length. Although many of these infections do not produce symptoms, especially in the early stages of infection, other ...

Conditions: Filariasis, Helminthiasis, Parasitic Infection, Mansonelliasis, Onchocerciasis

Perimenopause-Related Mood and Behavioral Disorders

NCT00001231

The purpose of this study is to investigate mood and behavior changes in the time period surrounding and including menopause. This is an observational study; volunteers who participate will not receive any new or experimental therapies. Controversy exists regarding the relationship between estrogen and progesterone (gonadal steroid) changes and midlife-onset depression. This study will examine the role of gonadal steroids in perimenopausal mood and behavioral disorders. Perimenopausal women wi ...

Conditions: Mood Disorder