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Endocrinology Clinical Trials

The following searchable list includes all the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine - Department of Medicine clinical trials currently looking for participants. Please feel free to contact us with inquiries about any of our ongoing research.

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MULTIETHNIC FINE-MAPPING OF POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME SUSCEPTIBILITY LOCI (R01 HD085227)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common disorders of reproductive age women worldwide and a leading risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus. We are mapping chromosomal regions that have a high…
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common disorders of reproductive age women worldwide and a leading risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus. We are mapping chromosomal regions that have a high likelihood of containing genes causing PCOS. These findings could also identify novel therapeutic targets and genetic variants conferring substantial risk that could be used for PCOS prediction and prevention.
We are currently recruiting 18-40 year old women with either PCOS (8 or fewer periods per year) or healthy control (regular monthly periods). Also, these women should not be using any type of hormonal birth control (pills, patches or injections).
Dunaif, Andrea EDunaif, Andrea E
  • Map it 303 E. Chicago Ave.
    Chicago, IL
STU00008096
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Akinrotimi, Oludemilade 312 503 4385
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Vitamin D and type 2 diabetes
Overweight adults, age 30 and above who are at risk for type 2 diabetes, are needed for a research study on a dietary supplement. During the study, participants will obtain information about their health, receive educational information on the prevention of diabetes, and…
Overweight adults, age 30 and above who are at risk for type 2 diabetes, are needed for a research study on a dietary supplement. During the study, participants will obtain information about their health, receive educational information on the prevention of diabetes, and be required to take a dietary supplement daily. Participation in the study will last for up to 4 years. Participants will receive a stipend for completing all study visits. People diagnosed with diabetes, kidney stones, or kidney disease are not eligible. Other exclusions apply. For more information or to see if you qualify, please call 312-503-3413, email d2d@northwestern.edu or visit www.d2dstudy.org. (Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health)
-Adults 30 and older, BMI 24 and above, having pre-diabetes as determined by the following: fasting glucose: 100-125, HbA1c: 5.7-6.4
Neff, Lisa MNeff, Lisa M
STU00078718
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Arroyo, Esperanza 312 503 3413
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PERL - Preventing Early Renal Loss in Diabetes: A multicenter clinical trial of allopurinol to prevent GFR loss in type 1 diabetes A multicenter clinical trial of allopurinol to prevent GFR loss in type 1
Despite improvements during the past 20 years in blood glucose and blood pressure control,diabe…
Despite improvements during the past 20 years in blood glucose and blood pressure control,diabetic kidney disease remains one of the most important causes of health problems in patients with diabetes. Novel treatments} to complement blood glucose and blood pressure control are urgently needed. The goal of this study is to see whether a medication called allopurinol may help prevent loss of kidney function among people with type 1 diabetes. Allopurinol has been used for many years to decrease high blood uric acid and treat gout - a disease characterized by arthritis, especially of the foot joints. There is evidence suggesting that allopurinol might also be useful in people with diabetes who have normal or moderately impaired kidney function to decrease the risk of developing advanced kidney disease in the future. To prove this beneficial effect of allopurinol, we will be conducting an international clinical trial at eight diabetes centers, enrolling approximately 480 patients with type 1 diabetes who are at increased risk of developing kidney disease.
Molitch, Mark EMolitch, Mark E
NCT02017171 STU00076318
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1-855-NU-STUDY
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LCH_Measuring Human BAT Volume and Activity by Quantitative and Functional MRI (2014-15761)
In this study we will be comparing two different types of body scans and how they reveal fat tissues in the body. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) will be used to look fo…
In this study we will be comparing two different types of body scans and how they reveal fat tissues in the body. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) will be used to look for a specific type of metabolically active fat called brown fat (brown adipose tissue or BAT). Understanding more about BAT and how it relates to metabolism could eventually lead to the development of obesity treatments by encouraging weight loss. You may be eligible if you are male, normal weight or obese, healthy, nonsmoking and between the ages of 18-24. The study includes 3-4 separate visits to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Lurie Children’s, laboratory testing and medical imaging study. Volunteers will receive compensation and reimbursement for participation. Call 312-503-3413 or email jennifer.lewandowski@northwestern.edu for more information.
You may be eligible if you are male, normal weight or obese, healthy, nonsmoking and between the ages of 18-24.
Deng, JieDeng, Jie
STU00099042
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Abou-El-Seoud, Dalya 312 503 7203
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A Phase III, multi-center, double-blind, randomized withdrawal study of LCI699 following a 24 week, single-arm, open-label dose titration and treatment period to evaluate the safety and efficacy of LCI699 for the treatment of patients with Cushing’s disease (Protocol # CLCI699C2301)
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The study aims to confirm long-term efficacy and safety of LCI699 for the treatment of patients with Cushing's disease. It is a pivotal trial intended to support the registration of LCI699 for the treatment of patients with Cushing's disease in the EU, Japan, and other countries.
Molitch, Mark EMolitch, Mark E
NCT02180217 STU00100063
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A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter, event-driven Phase III study to investigate the efficacy and safety of finerenone, in addition to standard of care, on the progression of kidney disease in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus and the clinical diagnosis of diabetic kidney disease
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether oral finerenone (study drug), in addition to standard daily therapy, is effective and safe in treating patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and diabetic kidney disease, when compared to a placebo.
• Subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus
• Subjects with a clinical diagnosis of diabetic nephropathy (DN) based on the following criteria: Persistent very high albuminuria defined as urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR) of > 300 mg/g in 2 out of 3 first morning void samples and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) 25 - < 75 mL/min/1.73 m² Subjects treated with an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), but not both, for at least 3 months
• Serum potassium
Molitch, Mark EMolitch, Mark E
NCT02540993 STU00201605
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Adelman, Daphne T 312 908 9002
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A PHASE 3, RANDOMIZED, OPEN-LABEL, ACTIVE CONTROLLED, MULTICENTER STUDY TO EVALUATE MAINTENANCE OF RESPONSE, SAFETY AND PATIENT REPORTED OUTCOMES IN ACROMEGALY PATIENTS TREATED WITH OCTREOTIDE CAPSULES, AND IN PATIENTS TREATED WITH STANDARD OF CARE PARENTERAL SOMATOSTATIN RECEPTOR LIGANDS WHO PREVIOUSLY TOLERATED AND DEMONSTRATED A BIOCHEMICAL CONTROL ON BOTH TREATMENTS
Octreotide capsule is a novel, orally-administered formulation of the commercially-available injectable drug octreotide. In a recent phase 3 trial, oral octreotide capsules demonstrated sustained biochemical response up to 13 months in patients with acromegaly previously managed with somatostatin analog injections (ref). The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy safety and patient reported outcomes between oral octreotide capsules and injectable somatostatin analogs.
Molitch, Mark EMolitch, Mark E
NCT02685709 STU00202258
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The effects of capsinoids on brown adipose tissue recruitment and activation in obesity
This research study is being done to determine whether taking a dietary supplement called capsinoids, derived from sweet peppers, can activate brown fat that is already present or even generate new brown fat in in…
This research study is being done to determine whether taking a dietary supplement called capsinoids, derived from sweet peppers, can activate brown fat that is already present or even generate new brown fat in individuals with excess weight. Previous studies have suggested that chronic consumption of capsinoids may be able to generate new brown fat in thin individuals. Capsinoids may also have a small positive effect on metabolism (increased calorie-burning) and fat loss. The knowledge gained in this study may eventually lead to more treatment options for people with excess weight.
Male, between ages 18-45, healthy, non-smoking, overweight/obese
Neff, Lisa MNeff, Lisa M
  • Map it 201 E. Huron St.
    Chicago, IL
NCT03110809 STU00204058
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Abou-El-Seoud, Dalya 312 503 7203
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