Pennsylvania Clinical Trials

A listing of Pennsylvania clinical trials actively recruiting patient volunteers.

Now enjoying a moment in the sun thanks to the breakout popularity of Flyers mascot Gritty, Pennsylvania's capital Philadelphia has long been known as "The City of Brotherly Love" and home of the first public library in the United States. Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, a prolific inventor and author, spent much of his life in Philadelphia and left an indelible mark there. The U.S. Declaration of Independence, U.S Constitution, and Gettysburg Address were all written in Pennsylvania. The University of Pennsylvania is one of America's leading colleges, and UPMC Presbyterian, associated with the University of Pittsburgh, is the largest hospital.

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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications in Microarrays in Organ Transplantation

NCT01299168

The current standard for biopsy-based diagnoses of dysfunction of kidney transplants is the Banff Classification which represents arbitrary international consensus. Recent data-driven approaches using molecular and conventional technologies indicate that mere consensus produces frequently incorrect diagnoses with potential harm to patients due to inappropriate treatment. To address this unmet need and improve diagnostics in the area of organ transplantation, the Alberta Transplant Applied Genomi ...

Conditions: Validation Study of Molecular Diagnostic System, Development of Reporting System for Molecular Diagnosis, Incorporate Molecular Diagnosis Into Diagnostic Standards

Environmental Risk Factors for the Anti-synthetase Syndrome

NCT01276470

Background: Like other complex diseases, autoimmune diseases are the result of numerous causes, including genetic and environmental factors. Some researchers believe that people who are susceptible to autoimmune disorders develop them when the body reacts to environmental or other factors by creating white blood cells that attack the body s own tissues, which then progresses to autoimmune diseases. These immune-triggered disorders can overlap with one another to some extent, but most autoimmune ...

Conditions: Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Polymyositis, Juvenile Dermatomyositis, Juvenile Polymyositis

Online Study of People Who Have Genetic Changes and Features of Autism: Simons Searchlight

NCT01238250

Simons Searchlight collects medical, behavioral, learning, and developmental information from people who have gene changes that are linked to autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The goal of this study is to improve the clinical care and treatment for these people. Simons Searchlight partners with families to collect data and distribute it to qualified researchers.

Conditions: 16P11.2 Deletion Syndrome, 16p11.2 Duplications, 1Q21.1 Deletion, 1Q21.1 Microduplication Syndrome (Disorder), ACTL6B, ADNP, AHDC1, ANK2, ANKRD11, ARID1B, ASH1L, ASXL1 Gene Mutation, BCL11A, CHAMP1, CHD2, CHD8, CSNK2A1, CTBP1, CTNNB1 Gene Mutation, CUL3, DDX3X, DNMT3A, DSCAM, DST (Dystonin) Related Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex, DYRK1A, FOXP1, GRIN2A, GRIN2B, HIVEP2-Related Intellectual Disability, HNRNPH2, KATNAL2, KDM5B, KDM6B, KMT2C Gene Mutation, KMT2E, KMT5B, MBD5, MED13L, PACS1, PBRM1, PPP2R5D-Related Intellectual Disability, PTCHD1, REST, SCN2A Encephalopathy, SETBP1 Gene Mutation, SETD5, SMARCA4 Gene Mutation, SMARCC1, SMARCC2, STXBP1 Encephalopathy With Epilepsy, SYNGAP1-Related Intellectual Disability, TBR1, ARHGEF9, HNRNPU, PPP3CA, PPP2R1A, SLC6A1, 2p16.3 Deletions, 5q35 Deletions, 5q35 Duplications, 7q11.23 Duplications, 15Q13.3 Deletion Syndrome, 16p11.2 Triplications, 16P12.2 Microdeletion, 16P13.11 Microdeletion Syndrome (Disorder), 17Q12 Microdeletion Syndrome (Disorder), 17Q12 Duplication Syndrome, 17Q21.31 Deletion Syndrome, 17q21.3 Duplications, ACTB, ADSL, AFF2, ALDH5A1, ANK3, ARX, ATRX Gene Mutation, AUTS2 Syndrome, BAZ2B, BCKDK, BRSK2, CACNA1C, CAPRIN1, CASK, CASZ1, CHD3, CIC, CNOT3, CREBBP Gene Mutation, CSDE1, CTCF, DEAF1, DHCR7, DLG4, DMPK, EBF3, EHMT1, EP300 Gene Mutation, GIGYF1, GIGYF2, GRIN1, GRIN2D, IQSEC2-Related Syndromic Intellectual Disability, IRF2BPL, KANSL1, KCNB1, KDM3B, NEXMIF, KMT2A, MBOAT7, MED12 Gene Mutation, MEIS2, MYT1L, NAA15, NBEA, NCKAP1, NIPBL, NLGN2, NLGN3, NLGN4X, NR4A2, NRXN1, NRXN2, NRXN3, NSD1 Gene Mutation, PHF21A, PHF3, PHIP, POMGNT1, PSMD12, RELN, RERE, RFX3, RIMS1, RORB, SCN1A, SCN8A Encephalopathy, SETD2 Gene Mutation, SHANK2, SIN3A, SLC9A6, SON, SOX5, SPAST, SRCAP, TAOK1, TANC2, TCF20, TLK2, TRIO, TRIP12, TSHZ3, UPF3B, USP9X, VPS13B, WAC, WDFY3, ZBTB20, ZNF292, ZNF462, 2Q37 Deletion Syndrome, 9q34 Duplications, 5q15 Deletions, 5q24 Deletions, NR3C2, SYNCRIP, 15q15 Deletions, Additional Genetic Changes Associated With Autism May be Added as Identified

Multi-Institutional Registry for Prostate Cancer Radiosurgery

NCT01226004

To address pertinent questions regarding the utilization of stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) to treat prostate cancer. The Florida Robotic Radiosurgery Association (FRRA) launched the first registry for prostate cancer patients treated with SBRT. The registry is designed to track surrogate treatment endpoints including prostate specific antigen (PSA), international prostate symptom score (IPSS),sexual health in men (SHIM), and visual analogue scale (VAS) scores, in addition to physical and ...

Conditions: Prostate Cancer Early Risk Treated by Radiosurgery, Prostate Cancer Intermediate Risk Treated by Radiosurgery

Radiation Therapy With or Without Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With High-Risk Malignant Salivary Gland Tumors That Have Been Removed By Surgery

NCT01220583

RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. It is not yet known whether radiation therapy is more effective when given together with chemotherapy or alone after surgery in treating salivary gland tumors. PURPOSE: This randomized phase II/III trial is studying radiation therapy with or without chemoth ...

Conditions: Head and Neck Cancer

Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network

NCT01209000

Minimal change disease (MCD), focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), and Membranous nephropathy (MN), generate an enormous individual and societal financial burden, accounting for approximately 12% of prevalent end stage renal disease (ESRD) cases (2005) at an annual cost in the US of more than $3 billion. However, the clinical classification of these diseases is widely believed to be inadequate by the scientific community. Given the poor understanding of MCD/FSGS and MN biology, it is not s ...

Conditions: Minimal Change Disease (MCD), Membranous Nephropathy, Glomerulosclerosis, Focal Segmental

Development of Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (CMT) Pediatric Scale for Children With CMT

NCT01203085

The primary goal of this project is to develop and test a Charcot Marie Tooth disease (CMT) Pediatric Scale for use in evaluation in natural history CMT study.

Conditions: Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

Congenital Heart Disease GEnetic NEtwork Study (CHD GENES)

NCT01196182

Congenital heart defects (CHD) are the most common major human birth malformation, affecting ~8 per 1,000 live births. CHD are associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and are second only to infectious diseases in contributing to the infant mortality rate. Current understanding of the etiology of pediatric cardiovascular disorders is limited. The Congenital Heart Disease GEnetic NEtwork Study (CHD GENES) is a multi-center, prospective observational cohort study. Participants will be ...

Conditions: Congenital Heart Defects

Natural History Evaluation of Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (CMT) Types CMT1B, CMT2A, CMT4A, CMT4C, and Others

NCT01193075

This is an observational longitudinal study to determine the natural history and genotype-phenotype correlations of disease causing mutations in Charcot Marie Tooth disease (CMT) type 1B (CMT1B), 2A (CMT2A), 4A (CMT4A), and 4C (CMT4C). The investigators will also be determine the capability of the newly developed CMT Pediatric Scale (CMT Peds scale) and the Minimal Dataset to measure impairment and perform longitudinal measurements in patients with multiple forms of CMT over a five year window

Conditions: Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

Genetics of Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) - Modifiers of CMT1A, New Causes of CMT2

NCT01193088

This project includes two projects. One is looking for new genes that cause Charcot Marie Tooth disease (CMT). The other is looking for genes that do not cause CMT, but may modify the symptoms a person has.

Conditions: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, Type Ia (Disorder), HMSN

Web Based Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Registry

NCT01191151

The purpose of this study is to establish an international, web based clinical registry to collect baseline characteristics of patients undergoing orthopaedic, sports medicine, arthroscopy, and related surgery, and the subsequent outcomes and cost-effectiveness associated with the surgical procedures and nonoperative treatments.

Conditions: Degenerative and Traumatic Pathology of the Knee, Degenerative and Traumatic Pathology of the Shoulder and Elbow, Degenerative and Traumatic Pathology of the Foot and Ankle, Degenerative and Traumatic Pathology of the Hand and Wrist, Degenerative and Traumatic Pathology of the Hip

Prospective Multi-Center Randomized Study for Evaluating the EVAHEARTĀ®2 Left Ventricular Assist System

NCT01187368

This is a prospective, multi-center, unblinded, randomized, controlled, and non-inferiority study comparing the EVA2 LVAS to the most recent magnetically levitated centrifugal LVAS (HM3 LVAS).

Conditions: Heart Failure
Phase: Not Applicable