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Medical advancements and improvements in how doctors treat disease are made possible by what we learn through clinical trials. Commonly done in a medical setting such as a hospital, clinical trials are research studies that evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new treatments, whether they are drugs, devices, or preventative and other therapeutic measures that can influence health. Patients who participate in clinical trials have the opportunity to access treatments before they are publically available and also help others by contributing to medical research.  

Atlantic Health System hospitals participate in numerous clinical trials in partnership with other research organizations and pharmaceutical or biotech sponsors. Please browse the listing of clinical trials below to learn more about our open and active studies. Our physicians are committed to finding the latest treatments within a variety of medical areas, with a particular focus on cancer, genetics and congenital disease, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, pediatrics, valve disease, and women’s health. 

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Parkinson's Disease
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A Multicenter, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Double-blind, 16 Week Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Amantadine HCl Extended Release Tablets in Parkinson's Disease Subjects With Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesias

Amantadine has been used for many years as a treatment for Parkinson's disease. It has been reported in the literature to effectively treat the motor complications of levodopa, especially dyskinesia, but it must be given 2 to 4 times a day. The purpose of...

Investigator:
Marcie Rabin, MD

this multi-center, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, 16 week study is to compare the efficacy and safety of two different dose levels of Amantadine Extended Release Tablets to placebo for the treatment of levodopa induced dyskinesia in patients with Parkinson's disease. The dose will be given once a day in the morning so that amantadine concentrations are maintained throughout the day for treating the levodopa induced dyskinesia, but will be lower during the night, potentially reducing the negative impact of amantadine on sleep.

OS320-3005 | PHASE III

Sponsor:
Osmotica Pharmaceutical Corporation

Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria:
Ages Eligible for Study: 30 Years to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study: Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Inclusion Criteria:
- Signed IRB/IEC informed consent form.,
- Idiopathic Parkinson's disease per the UK Parkinson's Disease Society Brain Bank criteria.
- Male or female 30 to 85 years old.
- Levodopa induced, predictable peak-effect dyskinesia considered problematic and/or disabling.
- Screening serum creatinine level within normal range
- On stable doses of all oral anti-Parkinson's medication, including any levodopa preparation, for 30 days and be willing to remain on the same doses throughout the trial.
- The subject/caregiver must demonstrate the ability to complete an accurate home diary based on training and evaluation during the screening period.

Exclusion Criteria:
-Secondary parkinsonian syndrome, such as vascular, postinflammatory,drug-induced, neoplastic and post-traumatic parkinsonism or any atypical parkinsonian syndrome (e.g., Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Multi-System Atrophy, etc.);
- Use of amantadine within 14 days before study start, or previously had an adverse event to amantadine
- Currently taking neuroleptics and atypical antipsychotic agents, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, apomorphine, rimantadine, memantine and dextromethorphan and quinidine if used in combination for treating dyskinesia.
- History of neurosurgical intervention for treating Parkinson's s disease (i.e. pallidotomy or implanted with a deep brain stimulator).
- Any medical condition or past medical history that would increase the risk of exposure to Amantadine HCl Extended Release Tablets or interfere with safety and efficacy evaluations.
- History of cancer within 5 years of screening with following exceptions: adequately treated non-melanomatous skin cancers, localized bladder cancer, non-metastatic prostate cancer or in situ cervical cancer.
- History or current diagnosis of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder;
- Inadequately treated Major Depressive Disorder. Subjects on stable doses of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are eligible for the study.
- Is at imminent risk of suicide or had a suicide attempt within 6 months of screening
- History or current diagnosis of Impulse Control Disorder
- Calculated plasma creatinine clearance of <60 mL/min at screening
- History of or currently has any of the following clinically significant conditions, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, hepatic, or gastrointestinal disease
- Any clinically significant vital sign, ECG, or laboratory abnormalities:
- A positive test for HIV antibody or history of HIV; hepatitis B surface antigen unless the positive test followed a recent (<28 days) vaccination for hepatitis B; hepatitis C antibody.
- A positive urine drug test.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding at screening or has a positive pregnancy test
- If a sexually active female, is not surgically sterile or at least 2 years post-menopausal, or does not agree to utilize an effective method of contraception from the screening visit to at least 4 weeks after the completion of study treatment.
- History of alcohol or narcotic substance abuse ≤1 year before screening.
- Has dementia or another psychiatric illness that prevents provision of informed consent.
- Has a known hypersensitivity to the study treatment(s), based on known allergies to drugs of the same class including rimantadine HCl and memantine HCl.
- Has participated in other studies involving investigational drugs or surgeries within the last 30 days or investigational biologics within the last 6 months prior to screening.
- Plans to undergo major elective surgery during the course of the study.
- Received administration of Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV) within 2 weeks.
- Cognitive impairment, as evidenced by a score <26 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) at the screening visit.

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908-522-7991
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More info:
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Parkinson's Disease
Open to Enrollment

A Multicenter, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Double-blind, 26 Week Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Amantadine HCl Extended Release Tablets in Parkinson's Disease Subjects With Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesias

Amantadine HCl ER has been used for many years as a treatment for Parkinson's disease. It has been reported in the literature to effectively treat the motor complications of levodopa, especially dyskinesia, but it must be given 2 to 4 times a day. The purpose...

Investigator:
Marcie Rabin, MD

of this multi-center, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, 26 week study is to compare the efficacy and safety of two different dose levels of Amantadine Extended Release Tablets to placebo for the treatment of levodopa induced dyskinesia in patients with Parkinson's disease. The dose will be given once a day in the morning so that amantadine concentrations are maintained throughout the day for treating the levodopa induced dyskinesia, but will be lower during the night, potentially reducing the negative impact of amantadine on sleep.

OS320-3006 | PHASE III

Sponsor:
Osmotica Pharmaceutical Corporation

Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria:
Ages Eligible for Study: 30 Years to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study: Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Inclusion Criteria:

- Signed IRB/IEC informed consent form.
- Idiopathic Parkinson's disease per the UK Parkinson's Disease Society Brain Bank criteria.
- Male or female 30 to 85 years old.
- Levodopa induced, predictable peak-effect dyskinesia considered problematic and/or disabling.
- Screening serum creatinine level within normal range
- On stable doses of all oral anti-Parkinson's medication, including any levodopa preparation, for 30 days and be willing to remain on the same doses throughout the trial.
- The subject/caregiver must demonstrate the ability to complete an accurate home diary based on training and evaluation during the screening period.

Exclusion Criteria:
- Secondary parkinsonian syndrome, such as vascular, postinflammatory,drug-induced, neoplastic and post-traumatic parkinsonism or any atypical parkinsonian syndrome (e.g., Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Multi-System Atrophy, etc.);
- Use of amantadine within 14 days before study start, or previously had an adverse event to amantadine
- Currently taking neuroleptics and atypical antipsychotic agents, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, apomorphine, rimantadine, memantine and dextromethorphan and quinidine if used in combination for treating dyskinesia.
- History of neurosurgical intervention for treating Parkinson's s disease (i.e. pallidotomy or implanted with a deep brain stimulator)
- Any medical condition or past medical history that would increase the risk of exposure to Amantadine HCl Extended Release Tablets or interfere with safety and efficacy evaluations.
- History of cancer within 5 years of screening with following exceptions: adequately treated non-melanomatous skin cancers, localized bladder cancer, non-metastatic prostate cancer or in situ cervical cancer.
- History or current diagnosis of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder;
- Inadequately treated Major Depressive Disorder. Subjects on stable doses of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are eligible for the study;
- Is at imminent risk of suicide or had a suicide attempt within 6 months of screening
- History or current diagnosis of Impulse Control Disorder
- Calculated plasma creatinine clearance of <60 mL/min at screening
- History of or currently has any of the following clinically significant conditions, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, hepatic, or gastrointestinal disease
- Any clinically significant vital sign, ECG, or laboratory abnormalities;
- A positive test for HIV antibody or history of HIV; hepatitis B surface antigen unless the positive test followed a recent (<28 days) vaccination for hepatitis B; hepatitis C antibody;
- A positive urine drug test.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding at screening or has a positive pregnancy test
- If a sexually active female, is not surgically sterile or at least 2 years post-menopausal, or does not agree to utilize an effective method of contraception from the screening visit to at least 4 weeks after the completion of study treatment.
- History of alcohol or narcotic substance abuse ≤1 year before screening.
- Has dementia or another psychiatric illness that prevents provision of informed consent.
- Has a known hypersensitivity to the study treatment(s), based on known allergies to drugs of the same class including rimantadine HCl and memantine HCl.
- Has participated in other studies involving investigational drugs or surgeries within the last 30 days or investigational biologics within the last 6 months prior to screening.
- Plans to undergo major elective surgery during the course of the study.
- Received administration of Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV) within 2 weeks.
- Cognitive impairment, as evidenced by a score <26 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) at the screening visit.

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908-522-7991
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Parkinson's Disease
Open to Enrollment

Phase 3 Multicenter Randomized Double-Blind, Double-dummy, Active-Controlled Study Comparing Efficacy/Safety of Gastric-retentive, Controlled-release Accordion Pill Carbidopa/Levodopa to Immediate Release in Fluctuating Parkinson's Patients

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the gastric retentive Accordion Pill™ Carbidopa/Levodopa (AP-CD/LD) is more effective than the commercially available immediate release Carbidopa/Levodopa in reducing motor fluctuations such as "off time" in...

Investigator:
Marcie Rabin, MD

advanced Parkinson's Disease patients.

IN 11 004 | PHASE III

Sponsor:
Intec Pharma Ltd.

Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria:
Ages Eligible for Study: 30 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Main Inclusion Criteria:
1. Men or women 30 years of age and higher, at initial screening assessment.
2. Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease consistent with UK brain bank criteria
3. Has a good response to levodopa and is taking at least 4 doses of IR Carbidopa/levodopa containing medication per day (or 3 doses/day of Rytary)
4. Other Anti-PD treatment (such as dopamine agonists, selective MAO-B inhibitors, anticholinergic agents or amantadine) are permitted if stable for at least 28 days prior to study entry and provided they are not anticipated to be changed during the course of the study
5. Total LD daily dose of 400 to 1300 mg in at least four divided doses, prior to initial screening assessment
6. Able to complete a Hauser home diary and can tell the difference between "On and Off" time
7. Able to adhere to the visit schedule, protocol requirements and available to complete the study
8. At least 2.5 hours "Off time" per day during waking hours on Screening 2-Day Hauser Home Diary, (morning akinesia should be incorporated into the total "Off time" assessment)

Main Exclusion Criteria:
1. Participation in another drug clinical trial within 28 days prior to initial screening assessment (calculated from the previous study's last dosing date)
2. Atypical Parkinsonism (subjects with Parkinsonian features caused by disorder such as multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, dementia with Lewy bodies or multiple brain infarcts)
3. Clinically significant cardiac, pulmonary, hepatic or renal disease or other condition or any major complication/illness which contraindicates his/her participation
4. Severe dyskinesia in the opinion of either the investigator or the Enrollment Approval Committee.
5. Treatment with non-selective monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors during the last 28 days prior to initial screening assessment or planning to take during study participation
6. Previous or planned neurosurgical treatment for Parkinson's Disease (e.g., procedures including ablation or deep brain stimulation) during the course of the study
7. Significant cognitive impairment as defined by the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score < 26.
8. Clinically significant psychiatric illness, including major depression (Hamilton Depression Rating Scale-17 ≥14). Subjects with a lifetime history of suicidal attempt (including an active attempt, interrupted attempt or aborted attempt)
9. Current or previous treatment for more than 1 month within the past 2 years with any neuroleptic drug (antipsychotic) or any other drug with anti-dopaminergic properties (e.g. metoclopramide).
10. Currently experiencing or any known history of psychosis or delusions within 2 years prior to Screening.
11. Known history of substance abuse within the past 2 years
12. Moderate or greater level of alcohol consumption
13. Unable to swallow large pills (e.g., large vitamin pills)
14. History of Melanoma or suspicious skin lesion which could be a Melanoma
15. Narrow-angle Glaucoma
16. History of small bowel or gastric surgery (Including PEG-J placement for Duopa/Duodopa) or bowel obstruction, diagnosis of small bowel narrowing, diagnosis of Crohn's disease, or frequent nausea or emesis, regardless of etiology which contraindicates his/her participation in the study. (Previous appendectomy or hernioplasty will not be exclusionary.
17. Active peptic ulcer disease or a history of peptic ulcer or upper GI bleeding
18. Regular use of opioids (Intermittent opioid use is not exclusionary)
19. Symptomatic gastroparesis with frequent vomiting (at least once a week)
20. Concomitant use of NSAIDs and oral steroids within the past 28 days
21. Allergy to the study drug or any of its excipients, or to Yellow Dye #5 (tartrazine)
22. Women who are pregnant or nursing. Women of childbearing potential who are not willing to use a medically acceptable method of contraception.

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Parkinson's Disease
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Yoga and Parkinson’s Disease: A Pilot Study

This research study aims to evaluate the impact that a yoga program may have on patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Eligible participants will be randomly assigned to one of two groups. One group will participate in a one-hour yoga class, twice per week,...

Investigator:
Marcie Rabin, MD

for 16 weeks. The other (control) group will receive their usual medical care for PD but will not participate in any yoga program. Twice the number of participants will be assigned to the yoga group than to the control group.

Yoga

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Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria:
INCLUSION CRITERIA
Potential subjects must satisfy all of the following criteria to be enrolled in the study:
1. Male or female 40 years of age or older.
2. Clinical diagnosis of idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease and still independently ambulatory.
3. Subjects willing to sign the informed consent document indicating that they understand the purpose and procedures for the study and are willing to participate in the study.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA
Subjects meeting any of the listed criteria cannot participate in the study:
1. Currently practicing yoga.
2. Cognitive or motor impairment which would interfere with the subject’s ability to appropriately take part in the yoga activities.

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908-522-5901
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More info:
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