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Methamphetamines clinical trials at University of California Health

7 in progress, 3 open to eligible people

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  • Expression of Stress Markers During Meth Treatment (EXPRESS+)

    open to eligible males ages 18-45

    This is a non-randomized behavioral trial that aims to investigate whether changes in inflammatory and type I IFN expression coincide with changes in methamphetamine use and viral load over the course of 12 weeks in HIV-positive people assigned male at birth with and without methamphetamine use disorder.

    at UCLA

  • Inflammation in Methamphetamine and STIs (IMSTI)

    open to eligible males ages 18 years and up

    This clinical trial aims to investigate the effects of a decline in methamphetamine use on rectal inflammatory cytokine levels, substance use contexts, and HIV/STI risk behavior. This clinical trial also seeks to evaluate joint effects of methamphetamine use and rectal gonorrhea/chlamydia infection on rectal inflammatory cytokine levels. The proposed trial will consist of 40 MSM, half with rectal gonorrhea/chlamydia infection at enrollment (n=20), with methamphetamine use disorder that will receive contingency management for methamphetamine reduction. Following baseline measurement, participants will be observed over the course of 8 weeks, where participants will complete behavioral surveys, provide urine for drug testing, and rectal samples for measurement of rectal inflammatory cytokine levels.

    at UCLA

  • Intermittent Oral Naltrexone Enhanced With an Ecological Momentary Intervention for Methamphetamine-using MSM

    open to eligible males ages 18-70

    This is a double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2b trial in which 54 MSM who use meth will be randomly assigned (2:1) to receive 12 weeks of as-needed intermittent oral naltrexone 50 mg enhanced with an EMA-informed EMI platform, or receive as-needed placebo with EMA-informed EMI. The 12-week treatment period is consistent with other pharmacotherapy trials for substance use disorders. The proposed sample size is also consistent with other phase 2b trials for substance use treatment. Upon enrollment, participants will complete daily EMA assessments and weekly visits for behavioral surveys and urine testing for meth metabolites, study drug dispensing and computer-based counseling for substance use. Safety laboratory assessments and vital signs will be completed monthly. Efficacy (Specific Aims 1-3) will be assessed upon trial completion as measured by proportion meth-positive urine samples; PrEP and ART adherence by drug levels and viral load testing; and sexual risk behavior data accounting for PrEP use and viral suppression.

    at UCSF

  • Hospital Implementation of a Stroke Protocol for Emergency Evaluation and Disposition

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Most stroke patients are initially evaluated at the closest hospital but some need to be transferred to a hospital that can provide more advanced care. The "Door-In-Door-Out" (DIDO) process at the first hospital can take time making transferred patients no longer able to get the advanced treatments. This study will help hospitals across the US "stand up" new ways to evaluate stroke patients, decide who needs to be transferred, and transfer them quickly for advanced treatment.

    at UCLA

  • Mirtazapine and Methamphetamine Drug-drug Interaction Study

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This is a drug-drug interaction (DDI) study of mirtazapine for methamphetamine (MA) use disorder (MUD) to ensure the safety of this medication in the presence of a relevant dose of MA for people actively-using MA. Aim 1: To determine if mirtazapine alters the cardiovascular response to IV MA. Aim 2: To determine if the pharmacokinetics of IV MA are altered by mirtazapine administration. Aim 3: To evaluate the above aims in the setting of concomitant administration of methadone. This study involves two simultaneous within-subject drug-drug interaction studies, each comprised of 12 participants. A total of 24 subjects will be enrolled who have methamphetamine use disorder who will be classified into 2 groups: (Group 1: no opioids; Group 2: opioid use disorder on methadone maintenance). Subjects will be randomized to the order of mirtazapine and placebo (i.e. one-half will receive mirtazapine first, then placebo; one-half will receive placebo first, then mirtazapine).

    at UCLA

  • Monthly Injectable BUP for MA Use Disorder (MURB) Trial

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study is a 12-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that will investigate the use of injectable buprenorphine (BUP-Inj) compared to injectable placebo (PBO-Inj) for the treatment of methamphetamine use disorder (MUD) among individuals with mild co-use of opioids.

    at UCLA

  • Cardiovascular Effects of Prenatal Methamphetamine Exposure

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    Methamphetamine (MA) is one of the commonly used drugs during pregnancy. Cardiovascular effects of MA include elevated blood pressure, acute vasospasm, atherosclerotic disease, structural and electrical remodeling of cardiac tissue leading to arrhythmias and heart failure, and pulmonary hypertension.1 In addition, MA can cause neurotoxicity with harmful effects on neurodevelopment in the children who had prenatal exposure.5-8 Currently neonatal providers do not perform detailed cardiovascular evaluation in newborn period or long term neurodevelopmental assessments as outpatient for the newly born infants with prenatal exposure to MA, and they do not qualify for early intervention. The goal of the investigators is to perform detailed cardiovascular evaluation in neonatal period and estimate baseline prevalences and follow up with developmental and cardiovascular assessment using a questionnaire at 12 months in a cohort of neonates enriched with those who had prenatal exposure to MA.

    at UC Davis

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