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


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, Grave's Disease

Studies on Tumors of the Thyroid


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


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


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


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


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

Natural History of Treated Neurocysticercosis and Long-Term Outcomes


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


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

Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients With Cystic Fibrosis


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, Liver Disease or Abnormalities, Diabetes, Pancreatic Insufficiency (Exocrine and Endocrine)

Host Response to Infection and Treatment in Filarial Diseases


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


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

Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL): Clinical Manifestations, Diagnosis, Management and Molecular Bases of Inherited Renal and Other Urologic Malignant Disorders


We will investigate the clinical manifestations and molecular genetic defects of heritable urologic malignant disorders. Families with urologic malignancy with known or suspected genetic basis will be enrolled. Affected individuals or individuals suspected of having a germline urologic malignant disorder will undergo periodic clinical assessment and genetic analyses for the purpose of: 1) definition and characterization of phenotype, 2) determination of the natural history of the disorder, and 3 ...

Conditions: Kidney Cancer, Urologic Malignant Disorders, Renal Cell Carcinoma, Clear Cell Renal Cancer, Familial Renal Cancer (FRC)

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