Volunteers are being asked to participate in a clinical research study to find out if the drug dapagliflozin is safe and effective compared to placebo (an inactive substance) in the treatment of people with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (ability of the heart to relax and squeeze to pump out blood). AstraZeneca is doing this research to find out if the new medication called dapagliflozin will work and be safe for the treatment of heart failure in addition to standard therapy used for treatment of heart failure. The study is planned to go on for about 33 months and include 4700 patients from about 21 countries.
This research study is carried out to see if dapagliflozin is effective in preventing worsening of heart failure and improving survival in patients with heart failure and preserved systolic function. The placebo tablet will look identical with the dapagliflozin tablet. During the study participants will either receive dapagliflozin 10 mg once a day or an identical-looking placebo once a day. Which study drug subjects will receive throughout the study is decided at random by a computer (purely by chance, like the tossing of a coin). Subjects have a 50% chance of receiving dapagliflozin and a 50% chance of receiving placebo. Subjects and the study doctor will not know which study drug the participants receive.
This study is providing annual blood tests looking at diabetes autoantibodies for first degree relatives of patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes who are between the ages of 1 and 45. It will also provide "diabetes screening" for second and third degree relatives age 1-20. Often parents and/or relatives wonder "if they will get diabetes" down the road or if additional offspring are "at risk" for type 1 diabetes. This study aims at assisting families with free blood testing. If positive, participants will be eligible for "prevention studies". MUSC is currently only participating in the "screening" portion of TrialNet.
This is a research study to find out how acceptable and how to deliver a Home Care Tele-Visits with adults diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus (Diabetes) and/or Hypertension (high blood pressure). This study will consist of three at home visits with a Medical Tele-Assistant. Each visit will be scheduled to accommodate the participant's schedule and will be about 2-3 weeks apart. During the 2nd and 3rd visit the participant will able to use mobile technology to visit with their doctor and community/social resources (family member or friend). Participants will not be expected to pay for these in-home visits, and will be compensated for their time and participation.
This study is a pilot project, meaning that the goal is to gather data about how easily technology can be used in the home to provide access to health care providers, and social/community resources. Participants may benefit from participating in this study, but that cannot be guaranteed. There are minimal risks associated with participating in this study, such as a loss of privacy while using the Telemedicine System.
We will study how well the relatively new FDA approved pneumonia vaccine can protect older renal transplant recipients against pneumococcal illness. We will specifically study the group of renal transplants in whom the cause of renal failure was either diabetes mellitus II and/or hyoertension. We will compare the findings against those we find in younger renal transplant recipients, older healthy individuals and older persons with diabetes but normal kidney function. Healthy younger individuals will serve as controls for optimal vaccine response.
The proposed project recognizes the relationship between food insecurity and social determinants of health. By developing a strong clinic/organization linkage between specific Palmetto Health clinics and FoodShare, we will be able to determine if increasing access to fresh produce through an every other week produce box, participation in cooking classes, and clinician reinforcement improves health outcomes for patients who are identified as food insecure.
Many youth and young adults (YYAs) with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D), particularly those of minority race/ethnicity, do not achieve optimal glycemic control and household food insecurity (HFI) may be a key barrier. HFI is the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods. The SEARCH Food Security (SFS) cohort study is designed as an ancillary study to the ongoing NIH/NIDDK-funded SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth 4 Cohort study. The aims of the SFS study are to (1) Initiate a food insecurity cohort study of 1,187 YYAs aged 15-35 years (53% minority) with T1D and T2D by adding two data collection time points to the ongoing SEARCH 4 study in three of the five SEARCH sites, including South Carolina, Colorado and Washington; (2) Evaluate how HFI influences changes in glycemic control in YYAs with T1D and T2D; (3) Identify the pathways through which food insecurity may act; and (4) Evaluate the influence of HFI on changes in health care utilization and medical and non-medical health care costs in YYAs with T1D and T2D.
Pre-eclampsia (PE) happens in pregnancy. It features new onset high blood pressure. It is a major cause of problems to the mother and unborn child. It can lead to health problems in mother and child in the future, which causes a public health problem. We do not know everything about it, but we think it starts in the placenta (the organ that nourishes the unborn child). At this time, we do not know who will get PE. We want to study the placenta, to learn more about the disease.
Non-Alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common liver disease, and involves fat deposition in the liver. The fat in the liver can lead to inflammation, scarring, end stage liver disease and potential liver cancer. Some patients with fat in their liver do not see these changes, and our current understanding of why some people are not affected while others see progression of their disease is poor. We are currently in process of initiating studies to learn more about fatty liver disease, and having a database of patients at the VA medical center who are willing to participate in these studies and future studies would help both the patients learn about the new and upcoming therapies, and help the clinical investigators to quickly screen their patients and invite them to participate in their studies.
Lipoproteins are particles in the blood which transport not only cholesterol and fats but also other lipids like sphingolipids. The purpose of this study is to investigate a type of sphingolipid, called deoxysphingolipid, in patients with diabetes who have nerve pain or neuropathy. These lipids can play a role in the development of diabetes complications, like neuropathy. We will investigate the role of this sphingolipid in the VLDL (Very Low Density Lipoprotein), LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) and HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) in the development of nephropathy in diabetes. We will recruit patients with type 2 diabetes with or without neuropathy. Patients who volunteer for the study will be asked to donate a single blood sample to be used for isolation of lipoproteins. The sphingolipid composition of each lipoprotein class will be determined and the effect of the lipoproteins on the metabolism of cells in culture also determined.
If you are an adult with type 2 diabetes mellitus and diabetic kidney disease, you may be eligible to take part in a clinical research study.
The purpose of this study is to find out if an investigational drug called finerenone slows the progression of diabetic kidney disease. Qualified participants will be randomly assigned to take either finerenone by mouth or placebo (inactive pill). Study medication, study visits, blood work and study procedures will be provided free of charge