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Aneurysm clinical trials at University of California Health

24 in progress, 14 open to eligible people

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  • Branched Aortic Arch Study

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a study to assess the safety and effectiveness of endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms involving the proximal aortic arch. The investigational operation involves placing a stent-graft over the aortic aneurysm.

    at UCSF

  • Citadel Embolization Device Study

    open to eligible people ages 18-80

    The purpose of this study is to gather safety and effectiveness data on Stryker Neurovascular's Next Generation Target Detachable Coil (hereafter referred to as the Citadel Embolization Device), when used with Target Detachable Coils, in the treatment of wide-neck intracranial aneurysms.

    at UCSF

  • Endovascular Exclusion of Thoracoabdominal and/or Paravisceral Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a study to assess the safety and effectiveness of endovascular treatment of thoracoabdominal (TAAA) and paravisceral abdominal (PVAAA) aortic aneurysms. The investigational operation involves placing a stent-graft over the aortic aneurysm.

    at UCSF

  • Endurant Stent Graft System vs Excluder Endoprothesis: ADVANCE Trial

    open to eligible people ages 20 years and up

    The purpose of this trial is to generate clinical evidence related to key performance outcomes of Endurant II/IIs Stent Graft Systems verses Gore Excluder / Excluder Conformable AAA Endoprosthesis in subjects with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. Subjects are randomized and imaging collected at all follow-up time points to assess the primary endpoint.

    at UC Davis UC Irvine UCSF

  • Endovascular Repair Of Ascending Aortic Pathologies

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the outcome of patients with pathologies of the ascending thoracic aorta (diseases in the great blood vessel or artery that leads away from the heart) including type A aortic dissection, retrograde type A aortic dissection, intramural hematoma, penetrating ulcer or pseudoaneurysm who are suitable for endovascular (within the vessel) repair with the Medtronic Valiant PS-IDE (Physician Sponsored-Investigational Device Exemption) Stent Graft. Type A aortic dissection is a condition where blood passes through the inner lining or between the layers of the blood vessel from a tear in the aortic wall (dissection) in the ascending aorta; a retrograde Type A aortic dissection is a condition where the dissection or tear in the ascending aorta starts from the descending aorta; an intramural hematoma is a collection of clotted blood within the aortic wall; a penetrating ulcer has a plaque or clot within the wall and a pseudoaneurysm is a false aneurysm . If left untreated in any of these conditions, the aorta can enlarge and rupture causing injury or death. The plan for these patients is to repair the ascending thoracic aorta using the Medtronic Valiant PS-IDE Stent Graft with the Captivia Delivery System. The Valiant Captivia has been evaluated worldwide and used extensively in patients with type B (descending) thoracic aortic dissection. Since the dissections in the ascending aortas mirror that of the descending aorta, it is expected that this stent graft will deliver similar performance and endurance in patients with type A aortic dissection. The investigators expect to reroute the blood to the true lumen (the inner space within the blood vessel) by covering the proximal (nearest to the heart) tear with the stent graft. The stent graft is a stent frame made from Nitinol wire and covered with an expandable material made of a polyester material. This new study will determine how well the device works to treat dissections, intramural hematomas, penetrating ulcers and pseudoaneurysms in the ascending thoracic aorta.

    at UCLA

  • Neurochecks on Sleep in Critically Ill Adults

    open to eligible people ages 18-100

    Background: Following acute brain injury (ABI), patients are monitored in the intensive care unit (ICU) where providers rely on frequent neurological examinations ("neurochecks") to assess for neurodeterioration. Serial neurochecks are part of guideline recommendations, but there is equipoise between hourly (Q1) and every-other-hour (Q2) evaluation. In the ICU, care-related awakenings occur frequently, but it is unclear if differential neurocheck frequencies result in differential sleep, providing the scientific premise for this proposal. Population: Thirty patients (N=15 per group) who have undergone elective aneurysm coiling will be enrolled. On post-operative day (POD) 0, patients will be screened and approached for informed consent if they do not meet exclusion criteria, e.g., prior intracranial injury, sleep disorders, cognitive impairment, mechanical ventilation. Patients with elective aneurysm coiling are being chosen because they require ICU level of care following their intracranial procedure, but do not have structural brain injury or ongoing sedation needs that might impact sleep measurements. Methods: Usual care: Patients are monitored every 15-30 minutes for up to 6 hours post-procedure, then Q1 or Q2 for up to 24 hours. If these patients remain stable, they are discharged home on post-operative day (POD) 1. Proposed Intervention: Enrolled patients will be randomized to Q1 or Q2 neurochecks following the institutionally required 6 hours of stable neurological and vascular checks. Once randomized, patients will undergo placement of electroencephalogram (EEG) with video, electrooculogram, and chin lead. The video EEG will be in place for at least 8 hours to include the overnight (10PM-6AM) time period. Following completion of the recording, the signals obtained will be reviewed by a blinded polysomnographic sleep technician for sleep characteristics including quantitative assessments of wakefulness, deep (N3) sleep, REM sleep, sleep efficiency, and sleep fragmentation and arousals. On POD1, patients and their nurse will fill out the Richards-Campbell Sleep Questionnaire to rate subjective sleep quality.

    at UCSD

  • JAGUAR Trial: ObJective Analysis to GaUge EVAR Outcomes Through Randomization

    open to eligible people ages 21 years and up

    Prospective, randomized, multi-center study designed to evaluate the outcomes of commercially available contemporary EVAR in a real-world population. Patients will be randomized into two device cohorts and compared across the primary endpoints. Patients will be followed procedurally to discharge, at 1, 6, 12 months and annually through to 5 years (total follow-up commitment).

    at UCSD

  • NEXUS Aortic Arch Clinical Study to Evaluate Safety and Effectiveness

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Prospective, non-randomized, multi-center clinical investigation of the NEXUS™ Aortic Arch Stent Graft System (NEXUSTM) for the treatment of thoracic aortic lesions involving the aortic arch with a proximal landing zone, native or previously implanted surgical graft, in the ascending aorta and with a brachiocephalic trunk native landing zone.

    at UCSD

  • Physician Modified Endograft For Complex Aortic Aneurysm Repair

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The physician modified endograft is intended for treating complex, pararenal, juxtarenal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms requiring coverage of renal arteries, the superior mesenteric artery or the celiac trunk in high-risk patients who do not have an option for endovascular repair with an FDA approved endograft and have an appropriate anatomy. There will be one investigational site with a total of 40 subjects to be enrolled. Time to complete enrollment will be 24 months and the subject follow-up time will be five years from last subject enrollment. The primary safety endpoint is freedom from major adverse events (MAE) at 30 days or during hospitalization if this exceeds 30 days. The primary effectiveness endpoint is the proportion of study subjects with treatment success at one year. The subjects will be followed at one month, six months, one year, and yearly thereafter for a total period of five years. Subjects will be followed up clinically for life. Clinical exam follow up may be phone or video visit with CT scan evaluation and duplex ultrasound as needed. The proportion of treatment group subjects that achieve and maintain treatment success annually to five years will be investigated.

    at UCSD

  • Treatment in Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm: Surgery vs Surveillance

    open to eligible people ages 18-79

    The ascending aorta conducts blood from the heart to the rest of the body. The ascending aorta can become enlarged, and the risk of tearing and rupturing becomes higher with larger aorta. When the ascending aorta tears or ruptures, the risk dying is high even if surgery is done as soon as possible. Traditionally, when the ascending aorta gets above 5.5 cm, surgery is recommended to replace the aorta. However, this threshold is based relatively weak evidence, and sometimes patients with smaller aorta can tear or rupture. On the other hand, surgery carries its own risk as well. Since there are risk of waiting or doing surgery, there is currently no great support for either approach for patients with a smaller aorta. In the TITAN SvS trial, patients with an ascending aorta between 5.0 to 5.5 cm is assigned by chance to the early surgery group, in which they will undergo replacement of aorta, or the surveillance group, in which they will be closely monitored. The chance of dying or suffer tearing or rupture of aorta between the two groups will be compared. The result of the trial will guide future practice for patients with enlarged ascending aorta. This is a prospective, multi-centre randomized control trial that compares the all-cause mortality, aneurysm-related aortic events, rate of stroke, and quality of life for those patients undergoing early elective ascending aortic surgery to those patients undergoing surveillance. Patients referred for an ascending aortic aneurysm that meets the inclusion criteria will be randomized to the early elective surgery group or the surveillance group. Recruitment will end when the desired sample size is reached, and the patients will be followed for a minimum 2-year period. The primary objective of the trial is to compare the composite outcome of the all-cause mortality and incidence of acute aortic events between surveillance and elective ascending aortic surgery for patients with degenerative or bicuspid valve-related ascending aortic aneurysm after 2 years of follow up. The hypothesis is that the early surgery group will have a significantly lower all-cause mortality and incidence of acute aortic events at 2 years of follow up compare to the surveillance group. The result of this trial will provide evidence based guidance in the appropriate management of ascending aortic aneurysm based on the size criteria, and establish a large database for future investigations.

    at UCSF

  • Zenith® Fenestrated+ Clinical Study

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The Zenith® Fenestrated+ Endovascular Graft Clinical Study will assess the safety and effectiveness of the Zenith® Fenestrated+ Endovascular Graft (ZFEN+) in combination with the BeGraft Balloon-Expandable FEVAR Bridging Stent Graft System (BeGraft) and Unibody2 for the treatment of patients with aortic aneurysms involving one or more of the major visceral arteries.

    at UCSD

  • Aneurysm Genetic Risk in Patients With QIB Changes

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Intracranial aneurysm rupture is a leading cause of hemorrhagic strokes which carry high mortality and disability rates as well as high healthcare costs. Unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIA) are common in the general population, occurring in 1-2% of individuals. Previous studies have shown that UIA growth and rupture are strongly associated with each other, with growing aneurysms 9-12 times more likely to rupture, and nearly all aneurysms growing prior to rupture. Thanks to advanced medical imaging, UIA are now more and more often detected incidentally. However not all aneurysms qualify for preventive surgical or interventional procedures according to current International Study of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms (ISUIA) guidelines, and some must therefore be monitored for growth. Current guidelines are based heavily on size, an inconsistent predictor of future growth. To improve management strategies for individual patients and more comprehensively assess aneurysm risk, the investigators propose to identify risk factors related to growth. Aneurysm etiology is multifactorial, with both genetic and environmental contributions to aneurysm formation, growth, and rupture. Exploring new risk factors based on aneurysm natural history and understanding the mechanisms underlying aneurysm rupture have been extensive research areas. As previous studies have shown that quantitative imaging biomarkers (QIB) can provide a more accurate assessment of the characteristics of aneurysms, the investigators propose a combined study which identifies QIB associated with aneurysm growth to identify factors related to growth.

    at UCLA

  • Follow-up After Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    To collect and analyze clinical follow-up data which can be used to assess the safety, efficacy, and durability of endovascular AAA repair with Zenith and Chuter-Gianturco stent-grafts.

    at UCSF

  • Product Surveillance Registry

    open to all eligible people

    The purpose of the Registry is to provide continuing evaluation and periodic reporting of safety and effectiveness of Medtronic market-released products. The Registry data is intended to benefit and support interests of patients, hospitals, clinicians, regulatory bodies, payers, and industry by streamlining the clinical surveillance process and facilitating leading edge performance assessment via the least burdensome approach.

    at UCLA

  • BioVentrix Revivent TC™ System Clinical Study

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    A prospective, multi-center, dual-arm pivotal study of the BioVentrix Revivent TC System, with 2:1 study vs. active concurrent control group allocation ratio. This study will include 126 patients of which 84 patients will be treated with the investigational device and 42 patients will be included in an active control group.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Stryker Surpass Evolve™ Flow Diverter System

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Surpass™ Evolve Flow Diverter System in the treatment of unruptured, wide-neck intracranial aneurysms measuring ≤ 12 mm and located on the ICA or its branches

    at UCLA

  • EVAS2 IDE Prospective, Multicenter, Single Arm Safety and Effectiveness Confirmatory Study

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Prospective, multicenter, single arm study with consecutive, eligible subject enrollment at each site. All subjects will undergo the Endovascular Aneurysm repair procedure with the Nellix System.

    at UCLA

  • Framing Eighteen Coils in Cerebral Aneurysms Trial

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This trial is being conducted in order to compare angiographic outcomes in patients receiving 0.014-0.0155" platinum framing and filling coils (larger diameter coils) versus those treated solely with coils less than 0.014" (with a standard diameter). Hypothesis: Angiographic occlusion at follow-up imaging will be more frequent in patients receiving 0.014-0.0155" platinum coils during embolization compared to those receiving smaller-diameter coils.

    at UCSF

  • Infliximab Therapy for Dolichoectactic Vertebrobasilar Aneurysms

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    Patients harboring dolichoectactic vertebrobasilar (DVB) aneurysms are at risk of suffering SAH, ischemic stroke, and/or brainstem compression and many patients are not offered invasive treatment due to the futility of existing surgical methods. Consequently, there is demand for development of medical therapy for DVB aneurysms

    at UCSF

  • Post-Approval Study of the TREO Abdominal Stent-Graft System

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    The purpose of this study is to determine the long-term performance of the TREO Abdominal Stent-Graft as a treatment for patients with Infrarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms or Aorto-iliac Aneurysms.

    at UCSD

  • RelayPro Thoracic Stent-Graft in Subjects With Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Penetrating Atherosclerotic Ulcers

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Investigate the safety and effectiveness of the RelayPro Thoracic Stent-Grafts in subjects with thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA) and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers (PAU) of the descending thoracic aorta.

    at UC Irvine

  • Zenith® p-Branch® Endovascular Graft Pivotal Study

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The Zenith® p-Branch® Pivotal Study is a clinical trial approved by FDA to study the safety and effectiveness of the Zenith® p-Branch® endovascular graft in combination with the Atrium iCAST™ covered stents in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

    at UCLA

  • ANCHOR (Aneurysm Treatment Using the Heli-FX™ EndoAnchor™ System Global Registry)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The ANCHOR registry is a multi-center, post-market, non-interventional, non-randomized, prospective study. Subjects must sign an ICF prior to obtaining any study specific information. Subjects are eligible to be consented up to 30 days post-procedure. Enrolled subjects will be followed as per local 'standard of care' for up to 5 years post procedure. Study recommended follow-up is per SVS and ESVS guidance.

    at UC Irvine UCLA

  • Zenith® Fenestrated Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Endovascular Graft Continued Access Study

    Sorry, not accepting new patients

    The Zenith®Fenestrated AAA Endovascular Graft Clinical Study is a clinical investigation approved by the US FDA to study the safety and effectiveness of the Zenith® Fenestrated AAA Endovascular Graft in the treatment of abdominal aortic and aorto-iliac aneurysms.

    at UCSF

Our lead scientists for Aneurysm research studies include .

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