DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER SCREENING TEST BASED UPON METABOLIC PROFILING OF FRESH BLOOD SAMPLES Save

Date Added
October 2nd, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00080964
Researcher
Laura Carpenter
Keywords
Autism, Genetics
Summary

No laboratory based diagnostic test for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) currently exists. The goal of this study is to develop blood test for ASD using metabolic profiling, and to then evaluate this test using a large sample of three to five year old children with and without ASD. Having a reliable blood test for ASD will allow for rapid identification of young children who may have ASD, and will allow these children to get expedited access to treatments.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Anna Rhea
(843)876-0504
rheaa@musc.edu

Odor Disturbances: Clinical Care Registry Save

Date Added
September 26th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00080333
Researcher
Thomas Uhde
Keywords
ADD/ADHD, Adolescents, Aging, Allergy, Alzheimers, Anxiety, Asthma, Autism, Autoimmune disease, Central Nervous System, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Environmental Factors, Fibromyalgia, Inflammation, Memory Loss, Nervous System, Parkinsons, Psychiatry
Summary

Candidates for this study may or may not report disturbances in odor perception as their primary reason for seeking treatment at MUSC. This study is designed to collect long term, observational data from patients who are being treated with routine clinical care in health clinics at MUSC. Data from clinical questionnaires will be de-identified and stored in a database.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Richard Simmons
843-792-7439
simmr@musc.edu

Trials and ReseArch NetworkS FOR More South Carolina (TRANSFORM SC) Child Health Recruitment Registry Save

Date Added
June 9th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00063569
Researcher
Andrew Atz
Keywords
Asthma, Autism, Children's Health, Diabetes, Obesity
Summary

The TRANSFORM network is focused on improving child health outcomes in SC through research on conditions of highest priority for future generations. These include conditions like asthma, autism, diabetes, obesity and early childhood outcomes. To accelerate research study recruitment activities for future projects that TRANSFORM sites may participate in, the TRANSFORM network sites will create a research recruitment registry of families interested in volunteering for research. Participants will enter their own as well as their child(ren)'s information into the electronic registry which can be used to identify people to contact for future studies.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Sarah Newman-Norlund
803-216-3377
Sarah.Newman-Norlund@uscmed.sc.edu

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Depressed Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder Save

Date Added
July 5th, 2016
PRO Number
Pro00056546
Researcher
Mcleod Gwynette
Keywords
Autism, Depression
Summary

This study is for adults, ages 18 to 65, who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and have symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder. The treatment used will be Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a non-invasive form of brain stimulation that is FDA-approved for treating depression in adults. The investigators aim to treat participants' depressive symptoms and also study the possible positive impact of TMS on Autism symptoms and irritability associated with autism. In addition, the investigators will obtain imaging studies of the participants to learn more about the impact of TMS on the brain's structure and function in adult subjects with Autism. This is an open-label pilot study, meaning that each participant will receive the same treatment and that there is no 'placebo' treatment given for any of the study participants.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Erin Henneberry
843-657-6799
henneber@musc.edu

Early and Comprehensive Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders Save

Date Added
January 29th, 2016
PRO Number
Pro00050134
Researcher
Desmond Kelly
Keywords
Anxiety, Autism
Summary

This pilot project is a collaborative effort between the Autism Wonders program at Greenville Health Systems and the Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina. The overarching objective of the project is to clarify the relationship of ASD diagnosis and the presence of anxiety symptoms in a sample of children being evaluated for an ASD diagnosis. The project will use a multi-method approach to the assessment of ASD and anxiety symptoms, drawing from behavioral observation, gold-standard diagnostic measures, and parent-report questionnaires.

Institution
Greenville
Recruitment Contact
Emily Casanova
(555) 555- 5555
ecasanova@ghs.org

Language Development in Teens and Young Adults with Fragile X Syndrome or Autism Save

Date Added
January 25th, 2012
PRO Number
Pro00014212
Researcher
Jessica Klusek
Keywords
Adolescents, Autism, Healthy Volunteer Studies, Language
Summary

We are recruiting mothers of children with typical development, autism, or fragile X syndrome.

This study focuses on parental experiences and normal individual differences that may influence child language development. The broader goal of the study is to understand which family experiences support language development in children who have neurodevelopmental disabilities, such as autism. We are recruiting families who have children who are typically developing, have autism, or have fragile X syndrome.

Institution
USC
Recruitment Contact
Jessica Klusek
803 777 5676
klusek@mailbox.sc.edu

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