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-High Blood Pressure clinical trials at UCSF
26 in progress, 16 open to eligible people

  • A Registry for Patients Taking Uptravi

    open to eligible people ages 18-99

    This is a US multi-center, prospective, real world, observational drug registry enrolling patients actively treated with Uptravi. Participating patients will be followed prospectively for a maximum of 18 months from the date of enrollment into the registry.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Study of Sotatercept for the Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Study A011-09 is designed to assesses the efficacy and safety of sotatercept (ACE-011) relative to placebo in adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Eligible participants will receive study treatment for 6 months in the Placebo-Controlled Treatment Period, and then will be eligible to enroll into an 18- month Extension Period during which all participants will receive sotatercept. All treated patients will be also undergo follow-up period after last study drug treatment.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Study to Assess Whether Macitentan Delays Disease Progression in Children With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

    open to eligible people ages 2-17

    This is a prospective, multicenter, open-label, randomized, controlled, parallel group, group-sequential, event-driven Phase 3 study to evaluate efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics (PK) of macitentan in children.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Activity Trackers for Improving BP

    open to eligible people ages 12-30

    The study aims to determine if use of physical activity trackers coupled with provider feedback will increase awareness of young adults of their physical fitness and improve blood pressure levels. The goal of this pilot study is feasibility, with a secondary goal of examining potential effect sizes for planning purposes for a larger randomized controlled trial.

    San Francisco, California

  • ADAPT - A Patient Registry of the Real-world Use of Orenitram®

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This prospective, observational, multicenter, patient registry will follow patients who are receiving treatment with Orenitram for the treatment of PAH for up to 78 weeks from Orenitram initiation

    Fresno, California and other locations

  • Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy (CHAP) Project

    open to eligible females ages 12 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether a blood pressure treatment strategy during pregnancy to achieve targets that are recommended for non-pregnant reproductive-age adults (<140/90 mmHg) compared ACOG- recommended standard during pregnancy (no treatment unless BP is severe) is effective and safe.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Clinical Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Macitentan in Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    STUDY OBJECTIVES Primary objective To evaluate the effect of macitentan 10 mg on pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) as compared to placebo in subjects with pulmonary hypertension (PH) after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. Secondary objectives To evaluate the effect of macitentan 10 mg as compared to placebo on cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics and disease severity in subjects with PH after LVAD implantation. To evaluate the safety and tolerability of macitentan 10 mg in subjects with PH after LVAD implantation. Exploratory objectives To explore the potential effect of macitentan 10 mg as compared to placebo on right ventricular function in subjects with PH after LVAD implantation. To explore the potential effect of macitentan 10 mg as compared to placebo on selected clinical events in subjects with PH after LVAD implantation. To explore the potential effect of macitentan 10 mg as compared to placebo on renal function as measured by glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in subjects with PH after LVAD implantation.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Evaluation of an Electronic CKD Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) in Clinical Care

    open to eligible people ages 18-80

    The investigators propose a three-arm, pragmatic, cluster-randomized clinical trial based in primary care. Participating Primary Care Providers (PCPs) will be randomized to usual care or one of two intervention arms. The first intervention will evaluate the efficacy of an automated CDSS that utilizes the electronic health record (EHR) to facilitate triple marker test ordering, guideline implementation and BP management, compared with usual care, among patients with previous documentation of eGFRcreat <60 ml/min/1.73m2. The second intervention goes a step further, and will evaluate whether a CDSS plus a follow-up telephone call from a pharmacist (CDSS PLUS) can improve BP management and patient CKD and NSAID toxicity knowledge among the patients with CKD, compared with CDSS alone. The primary clinical outcome is BP level, with secondary outcomes related to processes of care and patient knowledge.

    San Francisco, California

  • EXPEDITE: A Study of Remodulin Induction Followed by Orenitram Optimization to Treat Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    open to eligible people ages 17-85

    This is a multicenter, open-label study to evaluate the dose of Orenitram® (treprostinil) Extended Release Tablets achieved at 16 weeks after a short-term course of Remodulin® (treprostinil) Injection in subjects with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

    Fresno, California and other locations

  • Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Network (PPHNet) Informatics Registry

    open to eligible people ages up to 21 years

    Patients are being asked to be in this research study because medical researchers hope that by gathering information about a large number of children with pulmonary hypertension over time, their understanding of the disease process will increase and lead to better treatment. Investigators believe that pulmonary hypertension in children is different than pulmonary hypertension in adults and this study will help us understand those differences.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Pilot to Examine Risk and Feasibility of Remote Management of BP From Childhood Into Early Adulthood

    open to eligible people ages 13-30

    Hypertension is an increasingly common problem in children, especially among those who are obese or with diabetes and chronic kidney disease. This study is a pilot randomized controlled trial designed to test whether improved blood pressure control can be achieved with the use of remote home blood pressure monitoring in children with uncontrolled blood pressure.

    San Francisco, California

  • Pilot to Examine Risk and Feasibility of Remote Management of BP From CKD Through ESRD

    open to eligible people ages 16 years and up

    The transition from chronic kidney disease (CKD) to end-stage renal disease ESRD is a vulnerable and challenging period of time for patients and providers. Suboptimal control of blood pressure is known to be common in patients with the advanced stages of CKD, and may contribute to their elevated risk of progression to ESRD, cardiovascular morbidity, and mortality. This proposal is a pilot randomized controlled trial designed to test whether intensive blood pressure lowering is feasible and safe in patients with advanced CKD as they transition to ESRD.

    San Francisco, California

  • PRIMEx - A Study of 2 Doses of Oral CXA-10 in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

    open to eligible people ages 18-80

    This is a multicenter double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetics of 2 doses of CXA-10 on stable background therapy in 96 subjects 18 to 80 years of age with PAH.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Registry Evaluating Premature and Term-Near-Term Neonates With Pulmonary Hypertension Receiving Inhaled Nitric Oxide

    open to all eligible people

    This is a multicenter, prospectively defined, observational registry study evaluating the use of inhaled nitric oxide (INOMAX) in 84 Premature (P) neonates (at least 27 weeks but less than 34 weeks of gestational age [GA]) and 84 Term-Near-Term (TNT) neonates (at least 34 weeks to no more than 40 weeks of GA), with Pulmonary Hypertension (PH). The 2 groups will have a similar number of participants by severity (mild, moderate, and, severe) and evaluated for response to INOMAX during a treatment period of up to 96 hours ± 12 hours and a safety follow-up through 7 days (for a total of up to 11 days) or to hospital discharge, whichever comes first.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Safety and Efficacy of Inhaled Treprostinil in Adult PH With ILD Including CPFE

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a multicenter, randomized (1:1 inhaled treprostinil: placebo), double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of inhaled treprostinil in subjects with pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension (PH) associated with interstitial lung disease (ILD) including combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE). The study will include about 314 patients at approximately 120 clinical trial centers. The treatment phase of the study will last approximately 16 weeks. Patients who complete all required assessments will also be eligible to enter an open-label, extension study (RIN-PH-202).

    Fresno, California and other locations

  • Self-management of Blood Pressure Medication for Hypertensive Veterans

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Hypertension is the most common medical problem among US Veterans. Treatment is available and effective, but control rates remain under 75%. While blood pressure control has traditionally been achieved through sequential visits and medication changes initiated by providers during office-based care, self-monitoring and self-management of blood pressure medication is an important strategy that would empower Veterans to achieve better control of blood pressure. The health impacts of better systems for treatment of hypertension are significant, including decreased rates of cardiovascular and kidney disease. This two-site clinical trial will randomize 400 Veterans to either usual blood pressure care or a self-management strategy in which patient-driven self-management of blood pressure medications will be taught and used over the course of 1 year.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Phase III Study Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of DE-117 Ophthalmic Solution Compared With Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution 0.5% in Subjects With Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension - Spectrum 4 Study

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This is a Phase III, randomized, double-masked, active-controlled, parallel-group, multi-center study. Subjects diagnosed with glaucoma or OHT who meet eligibility criteria at Visit 1 (Screening) will washout of their current topical IOP-lowering medication(s), if any. After completing the required washout period, subjects will return for Visit 2 (Baseline, Day 1). Subjects who meet all eligibility criteria at baseline will be randomized to receive double-masked treatment for 3 months. Approximately 400 adult subjects and up to 30 pediatric subjects with glaucoma or OHT who meet all eligibility criteria will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to receive either: - DE-117 Ophthalmic Solution once daily and Vehicle once daily, or - Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution 0.5% twice daily. The study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of DE-117 Ophthalmic Solution compared with Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution 0.5% in subjects with glaucoma or OHT through Month 3.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • An Open Label Extension Study to Evaluate Inhaled Treprostinil in Adult PH With ILD Including CPFE

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    This is a multicenter, open-label trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of inhaled treprostinil in subjects with pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension (PH) associated with interstitial lung disease (ILD) including combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE). The study will include about 266 patients who completed all required assessments in the RIN-PH-201 study at approximately 100 clinical trial centers. The study will continue Your participation in this study is voluntary and will last until you discontinue from the study or the study ends. The study will continue until each subject reaches the Week 108 visit or until inhaled treprostinil become commercially available for patients with PH associated with ILD including CPFE (whichever is sooner).

    Fresno, California and other locations

  • An Open-Label Extension Trial of UT-15C SR in Subjects With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study provides, or continues to provide, UT-15C SR (treprostinil diethanolamine) to eligible patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension who have completed protocols TDE-PH-202, TDE-PH-203, TDE-PH-205, TDE-PH-301, TDE-PH-302, TDE-PH-308 studies or any additional UT-15C SR clinical protocols evaluating subjects with PAH. The study assesses the long term safety of UT-15C and the effect of continued treatment with UT-15C on exercise capacity after one year of treatment.

    Fresno, California and other locations

  • Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of HIV-Associated Pulmonary Hypertension

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to describe the epidemiology of pulmonary hypertension in individuals with HIV infection and to investigate its pathogenesis. We propose to conduct a prospective observational cohort study to determine the association between highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and viral suppression in HIV-infected patients who have been identified to have pre-clinical pulmonary hypertension (Aim 1). In addition, we will investigate the mechanistic role of the HIV-1 Nef protein and HHV-8 infection in the development and progression of pulmonary hypertension in individuals with HIV (Aim 2). We will also investigate endothelial function in HIV-infected patients with pulmonary hypertension (Aim 3).

    San Francisco, California

  • FibroScan™ in Pediatric Cholestatic Liver Disease (FORCE)

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    Noninvasive monitoring of liver fibrosis is an unmet need within the clinical management of pediatric chronic liver disease. While liver biopsy is often used in the initial diagnostic evaluation, subsequent biopsies are rarely performed because of inherent invasiveness and risks. This study will evaluate the role of non-invasive FibroScan™ technology to detect and quantify liver fibrosis.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Improving Blood Pressure Control in Diverse Populations by Measuring Accurately, Acting Rapidly, and Partnering With Patients

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    BP-MAP is a cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT) designed to compare the effectiveness of BP lowering from a clinic-based quality improvement program with Full Support (dedicated practice facilitation) vs. a Self-Guided version of the program. The American Medical Association (AMA) developed the framework for the interventions. The trial will be conducted within the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) that enables distributed querying of electronic health record data in a common data model. The primary outcome will be change in clinic-level blood pressure (BP) control at 6 months. Secondary outcomes will include other blood pressure (BP) control metrics, other time points (12 and 18 months), and process measures such as BP measurement accuracy, medication intensification, and average systolic blood pressure (SBP) reduction after a medication intensification, and repeat visit within 4 weeks after a visit with elevated BP. The investigators hypothesize clinics randomized to the Full Support version will achieve a larger increase from baseline in the proportion of their hypertensive patients with controlled BP at 6 months as compared to clinics randomized to the Self-Guided version, and also as compared with usual care. The investigators will also conduct non-randomized comparisons of BP control in the Full Support and Self-Guided intervention arms to BP control in non-participating "Usual Care" institutions in PCORnet. The investigators requested certification of exemption from IRB oversight given that both arms will implement accepted guideline-based minimal risk quality improvement interventions. The protocol was submitted to the IRB and received approval with a certification letter designating the study as exempt.

  • Safety and Efficacy of Bimatoprost Sustained-Release (SR) in Patients With Open-Angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of bimatoprost sustained-release (SR) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. The study includes a 12-month treatment period with an 8-month extended follow-up.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Tailored Drug Titration Through Artificial Intelligence

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    ARTERY is a randomized clinical trial that investigates the benefit of a predictive modeling artificial intelligence in improving the management of anti-hypertensive medication treatment.

    San Francisco, California

  • The PCORnet Blood Pressure Home Monitoring Study

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The PCORnet Blood Pressure Home Monitoring (BP HOME) Study is a patient-level randomized controlled trial that will compare the effectiveness of home blood pressure monitoring (HPBM) with versus without a linked Smartphone application ("app") for helping patients with uncontrolled hypertension achieve a reduction in systolic blood pressure. The trial will be conducted within the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet), which supports a research network that enables distributed querying of EHR data in a common data model. It will also use the Eureka Research Platform, an online research platform hosted by UCSF that supports eConsent, online surveys, and data collection from devices such as HBPMs. Data from these two data sources will be used together to accomplish the study aims. Given that HBPM is the guideline-recommended standard of care (without specification of Smartphone linkage), the HPBM devices and the app are all commercially available and currently in use, and that clinicians, with input from patients, will maintain full control of how BP is clinically managed, we believe participation in the project poses minimal risk to participants.

  • TReatment of Pulmonary Hypertension Group II Study

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    The objective of this study is to assess the safety and initial effectiveness of the TIVUS™ System when used for pulmonary artery denervation in group II PH patients through change in clinical parameters including hemodynamics, exercise tolerance, and quality of life. This is a prospective, multi-center, non-randomized, open-label clinical trail. The study will be conducted in up to 3 centers and will recruit up to 15 patients diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension due to left heart disease that demonstrate combined pre and post capillary involvement with PVR>3 wood units.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

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