Baton Rouge Louisiana Clinical Trials

A Blinded Comparison Trial of Two Topical Creams to Reduce Thigh Girth and to Smooth Thigh Skin in Women
The purpose of this study is to evaluate efficacy of two lipolytic creams differing in their bases and demonstrate that their herbal ingredients can reduce the size of the thigh and smooth the appearance of the thigh skin. It is hypothesized that creams with [more...]  two different cream bases containing herbal products that stimulate the lipolytic process through stimulation of the beta-adrenergic receptor, with one cream base applied to each thigh daily 5 days a week for 4 weeks will reduce thigh girth and smooth the thigh skin compared to baseline.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: August 2013 Completion Date: August 2014
A Short-Term Appetite Suppression Trial Using Appethyl™: The Pizza
The purpose of the study is to determine whether Appethyl™, made from spinach, will reduce appetite and hunger given on the same day of testing.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: July 2013 Completion Date: August 2014
Effectiveness of DMF and Its Impact on PROs in Suboptimal GA Responders With RMS
The primary objective of the study is to estimate the annualized relapse rate (ARR) over a 12-month period in patients with relapsing forms of MS who are treated with dimethyl fumarate (DMF) after suboptimal response to glatiramer acetate (GA). The secondary [more...]  objectives of this study in this study population are to assess the impact of DMF over a 12-month period on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and health economic-related outcomes and to evaluate additional clinical outcomes at Month 12.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: July 2013 Completion Date: July 2015
Efficacy and Safety Study of CB-5945 for the Treatment of Opioid-Induced Constipation
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of CB-5945 for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC)in adults taking opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: June 2013 Completion Date: August 2015
Comparison of Time-Restricted Feeding Versus Grazing
The purpose of this pilot study is to find out what eating meals in a short time period (time-restricted feeding) versus eating meals spread out during the day ("grazing") does to the body's ability to control blood sugar and to the health of its [more...]  blood vessels. The investigators hypothesize that time-restricted feeding will be more effective at improving glucose tolerance and vascular condition (inflammation and micro- and macro-vascular function) than grazing.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: July 2013 Completion Date: December 2014
Fluid Balance During Exercise in the Heat With Water, Flavored Placebo, or a Carbohydrate-electrolyte Beverage Intake (The APEX Study)
The purpose of the APEX study is to determine whether carbohydrate-electrolyte beverage intake promotes fluid balance during exercise in the heat compared with water or placebo intake.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: February 2013 Completion Date: October 2013
Integrated CBT for Cannabis Dependence With Co-occurring Anxiety Disorders
Cannabis dependence is the most common illicit substance dependence and people with cannabis dependence are highly vulnerable to anxiety disorders. The co-occurrence of anxiety disorders among those with cannabis dependence is a pressing public health matter given elevated anxiety [more...]  is related to poorer cannabis treatment outcomes. Cannabis-related problems among those with anxiety disorders may be maintained by a reliance on cannabis to manage anxiety. Investigations of the treatment of these conditions when they co-occur have been virtually absent. Motivation enhancement therapy (MET) combined with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an efficacious intervention for cannabis dependence, yet outcomes are highly limited for anxious patients. Transdiagnostic anxiety treatments can facilitate the treatment of patients with anxiety psychopathology regardless of the specific type of anxiety disorder. One such treatment, False Safety Behavior Elimination Treatment (FSET), may be particularly useful with cannabis dependent anxious patients as it focuses on the elimination of behaviors that may be effective in decreasing anxiety in the short-term, but can maintain and even exacerbate anxiety in the long-term (i.e., false safety behaviors). The use of cannabis to manage anxiety can, therefore, be targeted in such a treatment. This project tests the feasibility and utility of a novel, integrated approach to treatment of patients with cannabis dependence and anxiety disorders. Phase I of the project includes development and refinement of a specialized group protocol (i.e., Integrated Cannabis and Anxiety Reduction Treatment or ICART) for integrating MET-CBT for cannabis dependence with FSET. The initial protocol will be modified based on the experience gained during group treatment with the integrated treatment. Phase II will be a randomized controlled trial examining the relative efficacy of the refined ICART treatment versus MET-CBT alone. After post-treatment assessments, the ICART group will be followed for 3 months to examine maintenance of gains; the participants originally assigned to the control condition will be offered ICART. It is hypothesized that ICART will produce better outcomes than the control.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: June 2013 Completion Date: 
Pilot Study of the Effect of MN-504 Cobiotic Formulation on the Efficacy and Tolerability of Metformin
The purpose of the study is to determine if NM504 will prevent GI side effects that are associated with using metformin for the treatment of diabetes.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: May 2013 Completion Date: January 2014
Sitagliptin + Metformin Compared to Metformin Monotherapy and Placebo in Women With a Recent GDM
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as "any degree of glucose intolerance with onset or first recognition during pregnancy." GDM is one of the most frequent metabolic disorders occurring during pregnancy. Approximately 7% of all pregnancies in the United [more...]  States are complicated by gestational diabetes resulting in more than 200,000 cases annually. There is epidemiologic evidence associating GDM with insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, and type 2 diabetes (DM2). Among all the risk factors of diabetes mellitus, the experience of gestational diabetes is the strongest one. Systematic reviews of older studies conclude that 35-60% women with gestational diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes at rates much greater than control groups who did not have glucose intolerance during pregnancy. Studies are needed for optimal postpartum and long-term health of women who have had GDM. Recent evidence suggests that incretin-based therapies may be useful for the treatment of DM2 because continuous administration of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) produces substantial improvements in glucose control and ß-cell function in subjects with DM2. Inhibition of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) increases the concentration of GLP-1 and may potentially delay disease progression in GDM considering the ß-cell function improvement in DM2 and ß-cell mass shown to increase in animal models. This study will examine if combination sitagliptin (a DPP-4 inhibitor)-plus metformin is more effective than metformin alone or placebo in improving metabolic parameters, specifically the impact on β-cell function, in prior GDM women with glucose abnormalities.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: September 2013 Completion Date: December 2014
A Study of the Bruton's Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor, PCI-32765 (Ibrutinib), in Combination With Rituximab, Cyclophosphamide, Doxorubicin, Vincristine, and Prednisone in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Non-Germinal Center B-Cell Subtype of Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
The purpose of this study is to evaluate if ibrutinib administered in combination with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP) improves the clinical outcome in newly diagnosed patients with non-germinal center B-cell subtype (GCB) of diffuse large B-cell [more...]  lymphoma (DLBCL).
Status: Recruiting Start Date: September 2013 Completion Date: June 2020
A Prospective Study in Patients Undergoing Primary Ventral Hernia Repair Using Parietex™ Composite Ventral Patch
The objective of this study is to assess the recurrence rate following the use of PARIETEX™ Composite Ventral Patch in primary ventral hernia repair by open approach with intra‐peritoneal positioning.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: May 2013 Completion Date: December 2016
Metabolic Effects of Short Term Sugarcane Bagasse Supplementation
The purpose of this study is to help understand the benefits of eating food supplemented with fiber in the form of sugarcane bagasse (the leftover fiber after cane juice is extracted) on glucose metabolism and body weight.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: April 2013 Completion Date: July 2014
LDK378 Versus Chemotherapy in ALK Rearranged (ALK Positive) Patients Previously Treated With Chemotherapy (Platinum Doublet) and Crizotinib
The primary purpose of the study is to compare the antitumor activity of LDK378 vs. chemotherapy in patients previously treated with chemotherapy (platinum doublet) and crizotinib.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: June 2013 Completion Date: July 2017
Detection of Advanced Colorectal Neoplasia by Stool DNA in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
This study aims to determine the performance of the Exact IBD-ACRN surveillance test to detect colorectal cancer (CRC) and colorectal neoplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Patients with an IBD diagnosis for at least eight years or diagnosis of [more...]  primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and who are eligible for CRC screening are eligible to participate in this study. Enrolled subjects will collect a stool sample for the Exact IBD-ACRN surveillance test. Subjects must have undergone colonoscopy no more than 90 days prior to enrollment and will undergo colonoscopy or surgical intervention within 60 days of enrollment. Tissue diagnosis of CRC will be established by histopathologic examination.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: March 2013 Completion Date: December 2013
A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness, Safety, and Tolerability of Canagliflozin in Combination With Metformin in the Treatment of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus With Inadequate Glycemic Control With Diet and Exercise
The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of the co-administration of canagliflozin and metformin extended release (XR) compared with canagliflozin alone, and metformin XR alone in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus with inadequate control despite [more...]  treatment with diet and exercise. The safety and tolerability of canagliflozin will also be assessed.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: June 2013 Completion Date: December 2014
Cytarabine and Daunorubicin Hydrochloride or Idarubicin and Cytarabine With or Without Vorinostat in Treating Younger Patients With Previously Untreated Acute Myeloid Leukemia
This randomized phase III trial studies cytarabine and daunorubicin hydrochloride or idarubicin and cytarabine with or without vorinostat to see how well they work in treating younger patients with previously untreated acute myeloid leukemia. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such [more...]  as cytarabine, daunorubicin hydrochloride, idarubicin, and vorinostat, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or stopping them from dividing. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) and giving the drugs in different doses and in different combinations may kill more cancer cells. It is not yet known which combination chemotherapy is more effective in treating acute myeloid leukemia.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: February 2013 Completion Date: 
Walking Interventions, Cognitive Remediation and Mild Cognitive Impairment
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of a coordinated intervention of cognitive remediation training (CRT) and walking intervention on cognition and gait in the elderly.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: February 2013 Completion Date: May 2015
A Comparative Effectiveness Study of Major Glycemia-lowering Medications for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
The GRADE Study is a pragmatic, unmasked clinical trial that will compare commonly used diabetes medications, when combined with metformin, on glycemia-lowering effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: May 2013 Completion Date: 
Aerobic Plus Resistance Training and Insulin Sensitivity (ARTIIS) in African American Men
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of an exercise training intervention on the ability of African American males to use insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body use glucose.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: December 2012 Completion Date: March 2016
Effect of Weight and Insulin Sensitivity on Reproductive Function in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome:Studies in Skeletal Muscle and Adipose Tissue
The purpose of the study is to test in 52 overweight and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome the effect of 6 months of treatment with either: exercise training, 25% dietary restriction or metformin in comparison to a control group receiving no intervention on [more...]  the functions of the skeletal muscle and adipose tissue.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: May 2012 Completion Date: December 2015
Effect of Exercise-Induced Weight Loss on Energy Metabolism
The E-MECHANIC Ancillary Study will measure changes in 24-hour energy expenditure and spontaneous physical activity in a subset of 60 obese individuals enrolled in the main study. We aim to determine if changes in energy metabolism might explain why people don't [more...]  lose the expected amount of weight in an exercise program.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: December 2010 Completion Date: June 2015
Ripple Effect of Lifestyle Intervention During Pregnancy on Partners' Weight
Lifestyle interventions targeting overweight individuals can produce positive "ripple" effects on untreated overweight partners in the home. Interestingly, ripple effects on partners' weight appear most pronounced when the interventions target women. Women, and mothers in particular, remain the primary [more...]  "nutritional gatekeepers" of the home. Despite widespread recognition that motherhood is a powerful motivator for behavior changes, no study to date has examined the "ripple" effects of prenatal lifestyle interventions that target mothers' gestational weight gain. The primary aim of the proposed study is to determine whether lifestyle interventions to prevent excessive gestational weight gain in overweight/obese pregnant women have positive "ripple" effects on untreated partners in the home. The proposed study is ancillary to two randomized phase III clinical trials in the LIFE-moms consortium (1U01HL114377-01, PI Phelan; 3U01DK094418-01S1, PIs Martin and Redman) that are examining the efficacy of multi-component lifestyle interventions to prevent excessive gestational weight gain in a total of 650 overweight/obese women. In this ancillary study, partners' weight, home environment, and psychosocial behaviors will be assessed when their pregnant partners are ~13 weeks gestation (study entry), 35 weeks gestation and at 6 and 12 months postpartum. We hypothesize that partners of pregnant women randomized to the lifestyle intervention, relative to those of standard care, will have greater weight losses through 12-months. Secondary aims examine partner improvements in weight control behaviors, the home environment, and psychosocial parameters. This project is highly innovative, as it capitalizes on existing funded research and is the first study to examine ripple effects of multicomponent prenatal interventions. The project also has high impact, as pregnancy is a powerful motivator for behavior and environmental changes in the home; and, if positive ripple effects occur, the field of obesity treatment and prevention could move beyond focus on individual level to the often unrecognized interpersonal effects of lifestyle interventions. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: This research project will examine whether interventions to prevent excessive gestational weight gain have positive "ripple" effects on the health of untreated partners in the home.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: January 2013 Completion Date: April 2018
Further Cardiovascular Outcomes Research With PCSK9 Inhibition in Subjects With Elevated Risk
The primary hypothesis is that additional LDL-C lowering with AMG 145 when used in addition to other treatment for dyslipidemia is well tolerated and decreases the risk of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, hospitalization for unstable angina, stroke, or coronary [more...]  revascularization in subjects with clinically evident cardiovascular disease
Status: Recruiting Start Date: January 2013 Completion Date: February 2018
Acthar for the Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Patients With a History of Persistently Active Disease
This Phase 4 study is being performed to examine the effects of Acthar for the indicated use of treatment of SLE. This study will enroll patients with steroid-dependent, persistently active SLE with arthritic and/or cutaneous involvement. The study will involve two phases: [more...]  a double-blind phase, to provide placebo-controlled safety, efficacy, and pharmacodynamic data, and an optional open-label phase, to examine the prolonged effects of Acthar maintenance.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: December 2012 Completion Date: December 2014
A Personalized Telehealth Intervention for Health and Weight Loss in Postpartum Women
The purpose of this study is to help women lose the weight they gained during their pregnancy using a SmartPhone app the investigators have developed called E-Moms. The investigators hypothesize that the moms given the app to use during the study will lose more [more...]  weight than the moms who do not use the app.
Status: Recruiting Start Date: August 2013 Completion Date: September 2015
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