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Interventions for Patients With Alzheimer's Disease and Dysphagia

The overall purpose of this project is to develop effective dysphagia rehabilitative interventions for patients with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias at risk for pneumonia development.
Nicole Pulia, PhD, CCC-SLP
50 Years to 99 Years old
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
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Inclusion criteria (patients):
• Age 50-99
• English speaking
• Diagnosis of dementia or cognitive impairment or memory loss
• Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) scale score between 0.5 and 2.0
• Actively involved caregiver
• Resides at home or an assisted living facility Inclusion criteria (caregivers)
• English speaking
• Age 18 and older
• Contact with patient at least 1 time a week
• Has access to a working telephone Exclusion criteria (patients):
• Dementia due to cerebrovascular disease as primary cause
• History of head and neck cancer or other structural deformity that can affect swallowing
• Allergy to barium
• Currently breastfeed or pregnant or planning to become pregnant Exclusion criteria (caregivers):
• Lacks ability to give consent
Dementia, Dysphagia, Alzheimer Disease, Dementia in other diseases classified elsewhere, Unspecified dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Aphagia and dysphagia, Aging & Geriatrics, Food & Nutrition
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A Study Assessing the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of RG6147 in Participants With Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) (GALLEGO)

This study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of intravitreal injections of RG6147 administered every 4 weeks (Q4W) or every 8 weeks (Q8W) for approximately 76 weeks in participants with geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) compared with sham control. After completing the study's last visit (Week 76), eligible participants will have the option to enroll in open-label extension study NCT03972709 (GR42558) and receive open-label RG6147 injections.
Barbara Blodi, MD
60 Years and over
Phase 2
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Age >/= 60 years at time of signing Informed Consent Form;
• Visual acuity: best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) letter score >/= 24 letters (Snellen equivalent of 20/320 or better). If the study eye BCVA letter score is >/= 69 letters (Snellen equivalent of 20/40 or better), the non-study eye must have a BCVA letter score of >/= 44 letters (Snellen equivalent of 20/125 or better);
• Well-demarcated area of GA secondary to AMD with no evidence of prior or active choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in either eye.
Exclusion Criteria:
Ocular Exclusion Criteria, Study Eye:
• History of vitrectomy surgery, submacular surgery, or any surgical intervention for AMD;
• Previous laser photocoagulation or ITV anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) for CNV, diabetic macular edema, retinal vein occlusion, or proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Ocular Exclusion Criteria, Both Eyes:
• GA in either eye due to causes other than AMD;
• Active uveitis and/or vitritis (grade trace or above) in either eye;
• Active, infectious conjunctivitis, keratitis, scleritis, or endophthalmitis in either eye;
• Retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) tear that involves the macula in either eye;
• Previous participation in interventional clinical trials for GA or dry AMD, except for vitamins and minerals, regardless of the route of administration (i.e., ocular or systemic) within the last 6 months.
Macular Degeneration, Age-Related, Geographic Atrophy, Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration
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Does Insulin Sensitivity Impact the Potential of Metformin to Slow Aging

Aging is the number one risk factor for the majority of chronic diseases. There are no pharmaceutical treatments to slow aging and prolong healthspan. The anti-diabetic drug metformin is considered a likely pharmaceutical candidate to slow aging. In this study, the investigators hypothesize that metformin treatment in subjects free of type 2 diabetes will improve insulin sensitivity and glucoregulation in insulin resistant individuals, but will decrease insulin sensitivity and glucoregulation in insulin sensitive subjects. Further, the investigators hypothesize that long-term metformin treatment will remodel mitochondria in a way that decreases mitochondrial function in subjects that are insulin sensitive, but improves mitochondrial function in subjects that are insulin resistant. The investigators will use a dual-site, 12- week drug intervention trial performed in a double-blind, placebo-controlled manner on 148 subjects recruited from two separate sites (Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) and University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM)). After consent and initial subject screening for chronic disease, subjects will be stratified to insulin sensitive (IS) or insulin resistant (IR) groups. Over a 12- week intervention, half of each group will take metformin and half will take a placebo. Pre- and post--intervention, subjects will complete a series of procedures to assess insulin sensitivity, glucose regulation, and biomarkers of aging. The same subjects will provide a skeletal muscle biopsy pre-- and post-intervention to assess the change in mitochondrial function and mitochondrial remodeling with and without metformin treatment. By completion of this project, the investigators expect to provide evidence that helps further delineate who may benefit from metformin treatment to slow aging.
Adam Konopka, PhD
40 Years to 75 Years old
Phase 3
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Inclusion Criteria:

• 40-75 years of age (inclusive)
• Free of chronic disease
• Comprehension of the protocol as indicated by an ability to respond to questions about the study after reading the consent form.
• Able to use and be contacted by telephone.
• Able to speak, read, and understand English, and complete a questionnaire in English
• Independently mobile
Exclusion Criteria:

• Pregnancy
• Heart disease (history, abnormal ECG, abnormal stress ECG)
• Cerebrovascular disease (history)
• Cancer (history)
• Chronic respiratory disease (history, forced expiratory volume at one second/forced vital capacity [FEV1/FVC] < 70, FEV1 < 80% predicted)
• Chronic liver disease (history, alanine transaminase [ALT] > 52 IU/L)
• Diabetes (history, HbA1C ≥ 6.5, fasting blood glucose≥126 mg/dl, oral glucose tolerance test [OGTT] ≥ 200 mg/dl at 2 hrs)
• Impaired kidney function (eGFR ,45 mL/min)
• B12 lab values outside of normal range (<193 or >982 pg/mL)
• Alzheimer's (history)
• Chronic kidney disease (history, abnormal blood kidney panel including serum creatinine > 1.4)
• Problems with bleeding, on medication that prolongs bleeding time (if subject cannot safely stop prior to biopsy)
• Those on glucose lowering drugs
• Those planning to have imaging that requires intravenous contrast dye (within 6 weeks) or are on any of the following medications since they are contraindicated with the use of metformin: Dofetilide, Lamotrigine, Pegvisomant, Somatropin, Trimethoprim, Trospium, Gatifloxacin, Cephalexin, Cimetidine, Dalfampridine
• Tobacco use
• Allergies to lidocaine or metformin
Healthy Volunteers, Aging & Geriatrics, Aging, Insulin Sensitivity, Chronic Disease, Mitochondria, Insulin Resistance
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