Human subjects are being recruited for the proposed study to participate in usability testing for a virtual reality technology tool to be refined for assessment and prevention of risky sexual and substance use behaviors. Specifically, 15 adolescents, 15 young men, and 15 front line health care providers will participate in qualitative interviews and focus groups. Targeted enrollment is based on estimates from the existing clinical population treated by the local clinics from which participants will be recruited and the candidate's experience conducting clinical studies at these sites.
The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of a comprehensive treatment for African-American adolescents with obesity and their overweight or obese caregiver (e.g., parent). Families who decide to participate in this study will be randomly assigned to one of two intervention groups: the FIT Families group or the Home-Based Family Support (HBFS) group. This means participants have a 50/50 chance (like flipping a coin) of being in either group. Participants randomized to FIT Families will have in-home sessions with a community health worker (CHW) twice a week for the first three months, and once a week for the second three months. Participants randomized to HBFS will have in-home sessions once a week for six months with a community health worker. Participants in both groups will receive education and support for healthier lifestyles.
The study will last 18 months. During the 18-month study period, youth and caregivers will wear a FitBit activity tracker, complete study assessments, have their height and weight measured, and provide finger prick blood samples to be tested for blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Potential benefits to caregivers and youth who participate in the study include: positive changes in healthy lifestyle behaviors and weight loss, decrease in health risks associated with obesity, and improved family relations, though these cannot be guaranteed.
This study is for patients that have newly diagnosed High-Risk B-ALL, Risk-Adapted Post-Induction therapy for High-Risk B-ALL, Mixed Phenotype Acute Leukemia, and Disseminated B-LLy. The treatment involves medicine called chemotherapy, which fights cancer. Some patients may also need radiation therapy depending on whether the cancer has spread to the brain and spinal fluid, or the testes for males. The investigational drug on this study is inotuzumab ozogamicin. Participants can expect to be on this study for a little over 2 years and followed for up to 10 years.
This study is for patients that have been diagnosed with Newly Diagnosed Diffuse Anaplastic Wilms Tumors (DAWT) and Relapsed Favorable Histology Wilms Tumors (FHWT). The treatment involves cancer fighting medicine called chemotherapy plus radiation therapy and/or surgery. Participants can expect to be on this study for up to 10 months and be followed by the treatment team for up to 5 years.
This is an observational study, which means that only information is collected on treatment, examinations or diagnostic tests which are a part of the routine standard of care. The participant is being asked to volunteer because they have been diagnosed with locally advanced or metastatic TRK fusion cancer treated with larotrectinib. The purpose of this study is to learn more about the safety profile and the effectiveness of VITRAKVI® under routine practice conditions.
Participants will be followed for a minimum of 5 years from the time they agree to participate in the study.
This study will document the transition from in-person to telemental health delivery of trauma-focused psychotherapy during the COVID-19 pandemic in Puerto Rico. The study includes interviews and online surveys with health providers, caregivers and youth.
Many adolescents experience traumatic events, such as child abuse, physical or sexual assault, or witnessing violence. Teens who experience trauma are more likely to have problems with substance use and risky sexual activity. We want to understand how parents can support their teens and help keep them safe after traumatic events.
This study is recruiting youth between the ages of 12 and 21 who use electronic cigarettes (e-cigs, vaping) and are interested in quitting. The purpose of this research study is to explore if youth vapers can quit using a smartphone application that delivers incentives. This study is completely remote (no in-person visits) with phone call visits and the use of a mobile app. If enrolled, participants will have brief weekly phone call visits for 4 weeks and a follow-up call on week 8. Participants will be encouraged to quit vaping during the study. Participants will be asked to submit selfie videos via the app providing saliva cotinine (by product of nicotine) samples to confirm that they have quit vaping.
The purpose of the study is to see if use of the RECELL device will help heal your
partial-thickness burn faster and decrease the need for skin grafting compared with a standardized wound dressing. The data collected in this current study will provide additional information about the safety and effectiveness of the RECELL® device for treatment of partial-thickness burns. The duration of each participant will last up to 12 months. Visits will include photograph documentation of the wound and various health assessments.
Youth with one or more chronic diseases are at increased risk of further complications, disease, or even early death as they enter their adult years. Recent increases in both asthma and obesity among youth have led to high health care utilization, increased health-related complications, and expanded risks of subsequent cardiovascular disease burden. The research team will develop educational content in core areas (e.g., fatigue, physical activity) for Managing AsThma AnD Obesity Related Symptoms (MATADORS), an mHealth technology-enhanced nurse-guided intervention. Youth with asthma and obesity and their primary caregivers will participate in interviews to explore their perspectives on barriers, facilitators, needs, and preferences toward adopting health behaviors, medication adherence, disease awareness, symptom self-management behaviors, and utilization of a mobile smartphone platform. Additional details on content availability, delivery approaches, system needs, and functionality will be explored through semi-structured interview questions. Health care providers (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and respiratory and exercise therapists) will be invited to participate in interviews to seek their input on patient-caregiver needs, priority clinical focal areas, recommendations for symptom self-management, and preferences for intervention delivery. Interview findings will be used to inform intervention and app design. Providing youth with strategies to enhance symptom self-management may result in decreased symptom prevalence, improved quality of life, and long-term reduction of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality as they move into adulthood.