Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Clinical Trials

As part of an academic medical center, the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics within the Department of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Feinberg) aims to improve the human health through scientific research.

About Clinical Trials
Clinical trials test or study drugs, surgical procedures, medical devices, or interventions with human subjects. They look to determine their safety and effectiveness in relation to treating specific diseases. Clinical trials are part of clinical research and are at the heart of all medical advances.

Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics - Department of Medicine
The following searchable list includes all the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics - Department of Medicine clinical trials currently looking for participants.

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Trials
Low InTensity Exercise Intervention in PAD
This study is being done to determine whether an exercise intervention that avoids continuous supervision and exercise-related pain in the legs can improve walking ability in people with lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD).
Peripheral artery disease
McDermott, Mary McGrae DouglasMcDermott, Mary McGrae Douglas
  • Map it 201 E. Huron St.
    Chicago, IL
NCT02538900 STU00105855
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Domanchuk, Kathryn J 312 503 6438
Telmisartan Plus Exercise to Improve Functioning in PAD
The purpose of this study is to establish whether the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) telmisartan improves walking performance in people with PAD. We will also determine whether telmisartan plus supervised exercise improves walking performan…
The purpose of this study is to establish whether the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) telmisartan improves walking performance in people with PAD. We will also determine whether telmisartan plus supervised exercise improves walking performance more than telmisartan alone and more than supervised treadmill exercise alone.
We are asking you to take part in this research study because you have or may have peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD is a condition in which cholesterol blockages in the leg arteries prevent blood from getting down to the legs and feet during exercise.
McDermott, Mary McGrae DouglasMcDermott, Mary McGrae Douglas
  • Map it 201 E. Huron St.
    Chicago, IL
NCT02593110 STU00200954
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Domanchuk, Kathryn J 312 503 6438
Improving Outpatient Safety of Older Adults through Electronic Patient Portals
The objective of this study is to assess whether providing caregivers of older adults proxy access to an electronic patient portal (MyChart) improves the outpatient medication safety and communication between caregivers an…
The objective of this study is to assess whether providing caregivers of older adults proxy access to an electronic patient portal (MyChart) improves the outpatient medication safety and communication between caregivers and health care providers.
Adults age 65 and older, a patient in the General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics (NMFF GIM-GER) clinics, not currently enrolled in MyChart Electronic Patient Portal, English speaking, can identify a caregiver who assists with their care (can be informal e.g. adult child, spouse, caregiver agency). Additional eligibility criteria are focused on the caregiver identified: English speaking, assist the older adult with medications and communication with the health care team, and have internet access (either phone, tablet, or laptop/computer).
Lindquist, Lee ALindquist, Lee A
STU00201242
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Seltzer, Anne Jennifer 312 926 5159
The ENRGISE Pilot Study
The purpose of the ENRGISE Pilot Study is to look at the effect of anti-inflammatory drugs on physical functioning in older adults. This study will see if two study drugs (fish oil and losartan, a commonly used blood pressure medicine) have an effect on walking ability.
Age 70 or older, slow walking speed, and high levels of markers of inflammation in your blood.
McDermott, Mary McGrae DouglasMcDermott, Mary McGrae Douglas
  • Map it 201 E. Huron St.
    Chicago, IL
NCT02676466 STU00201974
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Domanchuk, Kathryn J 312 503 6438
Cocoa to Improve Walking Performance in Peripheral Artery Disease: The COCOA-PAD Study
The purpose of this study is to determine whether drinking daily cocoa-enriched beverages improves walking performance in people with PAD. Previous studies have shown that cocoa may improve blood flow, improve card…
The purpose of this study is to determine whether drinking daily cocoa-enriched beverages improves walking performance in people with PAD. Previous studies have shown that cocoa may improve blood flow, improve cardiovascular health, and improve muscle function and strength. Some evidence suggests that cocoa may also improve walking ability in people with PAD.
We are asking you to take part in this research study because you are age 65 or older and you have or may have peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD is a condition in which cholesterol blockages in the leg arteries prevent adequate blood flow to the legs and feet.
McDermott, Mary McGrae DouglasMcDermott, Mary McGrae Douglas
  • Map it 201 E. Huron St.
    Chicago, IL
NCT02876887 STU00202741
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For more information on this study please contact us:

Domanchuk, Kathryn J 312 503 6438