Massachusetts Clinical Trials
A listing of Massachusetts clinical trials actively recruiting patient volunteers.
Well known as the home of Harvard University, Massachusetts’ capital of Boston was one of the most consequential cities in the American Revolution. Everywhere you go, you’ll find preserved structures, monuments, and museums – whether in Salem, Plymouth, or Cambridge. Massachusetts was among the first states to require its residents to hold health insurance, an initiative by Republican Gov. Mitt Romney which eventually informed the Affordable Care Act. Since that time, Massachusetts has continued to stand out as a healthcare leader. With more than 1,000 beds and over 12,500 full-time employees, Massachusetts General Hospital is its top provider, located in Boston.
Program for Alleviating and Resolving Trauma and Stress 1
This single-arm pilot study (Phase 1) will test the preliminary efficacy of a virtually delivered, live-online 16-week group model of Internal Family Systems (IFS) for individuals with PTSD, called the PARTS program, on PTSD symptoms measured by Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS-5). In addition, feasibility, acceptability, and effects on self-report PTSD and disturbances of self-organization (DSO) will be secondary outcomes.
HEALthy Brain and Child Development Study - COVID-19 Supplement
The purpose of this study is to advance the scientific understanding of how a prenatal COVID-19 infection and associated psychological distress influences infant neurodevelopment. This project will aim to shed light on how families and child development are impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic and will work to better support these families and children as they grow.
Registry and Natural History Study for AP-4 Associated Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (AP-4-HSP)
The Registry and Natural History Study for AP-4 Associated Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (AP-4-HSP) is focused on gathering longitudinal clinical data as well as biological samples (skin and/or blood and/or saliva )from male or female patients of all ages with (1) a clinical diagnosis of hereditary spastic paraplegia and/or (2) the presence of variants in AP4-HSP related genes and/or be a relative of a person with such a diagnosis. Currently, the treatment for this disorder is generally symptoma ...
Endostapler Gastric Bypass Study
The goal of this prospective, post-market study is to evaluate safety and efficacy of the AEON™ Endostapler when used in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.
Exploring the Utility of [18F]3F4AP for Demyelination Imaging in Controls, Neurodegeneration and Traumatic Brian Injury
The overall objective is to obtain an initial assessment of the value of using [18F]3F4AP for imaging demyelinating diseases such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), neurodegenerative diseases such as mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's Disease (AD): Aim 1) Assess the safety of [18F]3F4AP in healthy volunteers and subjects with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and neurocognitive impaired subjects (AD/MCI). Hypothesis 1: Administration of [18F]3F4AP will result in no changes in vitals or ot ...
Pivotal 1 Study of RGX-314 Gene Therapy in Participants With nAMD
RGX-314 is being developed as a novel one-time gene therapy for the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). Wet AMD is characterized by loss of vision due to new, leaky blood vessel formation in the retina. Wet AMD is a significant cause of vision loss in the United States, Europe and Japan, with up to 2 million people living with wet AMD in these geographies alone. Current anti-VEGF therapies have significantly changed the landscape for treatment of wet AMD, b ...
Investigation of Brain Plasticity in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) commonly experience variances in tactile behaviors, such as hypersensitivity to light touch stimuli, altered texture discrimination, and hyporesponsivity to pain. Researchers aim to investigate the somatosensory sensitivity and sensorimotor integration utilizing novel, objective behavioral assays and TMS. The main purpose is to study brain plasticity (the changes that occur in the brain through experience) in individuals with autism spectrum disor ...
Development and Implementation of Electronic Decision Aids for Genetic Testing in Inherited Cancer Syndromes
An electronic decision aid will be used to assist individuals in choosing a multi-gene panel with their medical oncologist instead of a genetic counselor. A decision aid may facilitate quality decisions around the selection of a specific multi-gene panel without a genetic counselor. Upon completion of the decision aid, participants will be asked to indicate their decision about whether to pursue genetic testing and which specific multi-gene panel to pursue. A survey will then be administered to ...
Safety and Bioactivity of AXT107 in Subjects With Diabetic Macular Edema
This study is an open-label, dose-escalating, 48-week study assessing the safety, tolerability, bioactivity and duration of action of a single intravitreal injection of 0.1 mg, 0.25 mg, or 0.5 mg AXT107 in approximately 18 subjects (up to 6 subjects per dose) with Diabetic Macular Edema (DME).
Relationship Between Strain and Stroke Volume in Cardiac Surgery
Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting up tp 30% will develop postoperative right ventricle dysfunction. Its imperative for the physician to fully understand the severity of this complication in order to perform an early diagnosis and carry out the appropriate treatment. Aim: Investigate the correlation between echocardiographic measurements and hemodynamic changes at different time points in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery Hypothesis: Weak correlation b ...
Minority Barriers in Anesthesia
We aim to survey members of the ASA (medical students, residents, and attendings) who self-identify as minorities to assess if there are systemic barriers to minorities pursuing leadership positions. We hypothesize that structural issues such as a lack of formalized mentoring programs play a role in reduced minority professional advancement.
Safety, Tolerability and Acceptability of Long-Acting Cabotegravir (CAB LA) for the Prevention of HIV Among Adolescent Males - A Sub-study of HPTN 083
This study will establish the minimum safety, tolerability and acceptability data needed to support the use of cabotegravir long-acting injection (CAB LA) in an adolescent population, potentially transforming the field of HIV prevention for young people.