Impact of lofexidine on stress, craving and opioid use Save

Date Added
September 4th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00081381
Researcher
Kathleen Brady

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Drug Studies, Psychiatry
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The purpose of this study is to determine if the medication lofexidine, taken together with buprenorphine or methadone, is more effective at reducing opioid craving, use and stress response than buprenorphine or methadone alone, and to see if this effect is different for men and women. Participants are randomly assigned to add either lofexidine or placebo to their buprenorphine or methadone treatment for five weeks. They return at the end of five weeks to participate in an opioid imagery task and stress task. Throughout the study, participants complete "CREMA" sessions (Cue Reactivity Ecologic Momentary Assessment) using an iPhone app three times a day. These sessions include looking at stressful and neutral pictures and rating stress and craving.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Amanda Wagner
843-792-0484
wagne@musc.edu

A Phase 2, Randomized, Open-label Study of Nivolumab or Nivolumab/BMS-986205 Alone or Combined with Intravesical BCG in Participants with BCG-Unresponsive, High-Risk, Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer Save

Date Added
August 28th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00080821
Researcher
Theodore Gourdin

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Bladder, Cancer, Cancer/Genitourinary, Drug Studies
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The purpose of this study is to evaluate Nivolumab or Nivolumab plus Experimental Medication BMS-986205 with or without BCG (bacillus Calumette-Guerinin) BCG-Unresponsive non-muscle invasive Bladder Cancer. You will be randomized (assigned by chance) to receive treatment in either Arm A, Arm B, Arm C or Arm D. Arm A is Nivolumab alone, Arm B is Nivolumab and BCG (Bacille Calmette Guerin), Arm C is Nivolumab with IDO1 Inhibitor (BMS-986205), and Arm D is Nivolumab with IDO1 Inhibitor (BMS-986205) and BCG . An IDO1 inhibitor (such as BMS-986205) is designed to block the function of a protein (called an enzyme), called IDO1 within the body.Blocking the IDO pathway may help the immune system to fight abnormal cancer cells in the body.This is an open label study which means both you and your doctor will know which treatment you are receiving. You will take your assigned study medication as assigned based on your treatment arm for 52 weeks

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
HCC Clinical Trials Office
843-792-9321
hcc-clinical-trials@musc.edu

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of BG00011 in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Save

Date Added
August 28th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00076525
Researcher
John Huggins

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Drug Studies, Lung, Pulmonary
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This is a research study to find out the safety and efficacy of a drug called BG00011 and to find the best dosage. The study drug will be given by an injection under the skin, also called subcutaneously (SC), once a week during the treatment period. Study treatment will be given to you and you will be trained on how to inject yourself with the study drug/placebo in a prefilled syringe. You can ask for re-training at any time during the study. You will be in the study for up to 65 weeks (including a Screening visit, a Study Treatment Period of 52 weeks, and a Safety Follow-Up visit). This study is a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Allison Patterson
(843) 792-5168
patteallmusc.edu

A Phase 2B, 8-Week, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of the Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase (FAAH) Inhibitor PF-04457845 in Adults with DSM-5 Current Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD) Save

Date Added
July 3rd, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00079439
Researcher
Aimee Mc Rae

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Drug Studies, Substance Use
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This study will examine whether the investigational medication PF-0447845 is safe and effective in reducing cannabis use among people who frequently use cannabis. This is a 14-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled outpatient clinical trial that will be conducted at 4 research sites in the eastern U.S.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Amanda Wagner
843-792-0484
wagne@musc.edu

Developing brain stimulation as a treatment for chronic pain in opiate dependent individuals Save

Date Added
July 3rd, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00078668
Researcher
Colleen Hanlon

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Brain, Drug Studies, Pain, Psychiatry
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The purpose of this study is to develop transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as a novel, non-pharmacologic approach to decreasing pain in individuals with chronic pain. This study will test whether rTMS over the prefrontal cortex can produce a reduction in your perception of pain, your desire to use opiates, and your brain's response to opiate cues. The results of this study will be used to design and develop a large clinical trial of rTMS as an innovative, new treatment option for chronic lower back pain in individuals that may have used chronic opiates.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Julia Imperatore
843-792-5560
imperato@musc.edu

A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacodynamics of SYNB1020 in Hepatic Insufficiency and Cirrhosis Patients Save

Date Added
June 26th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00077806
Researcher
Don Rockey

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Digestive System, Drug Studies, Liver
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This is a clinical research study of an investigational new drug that is being developed as a possible treatment in patients with hepatic insufficiency, cirrhosis and or/elevated blood ammonia levels. Ammonia is a substance that is built during the breakdown of the proteins in blood; in case of errors in the breakdown of proteins, ammonia levels might increase. Elevated ammonia may lead to other medical conditions. The study will help to determine the safety and tolerability of the study medication in male and female patients; in addition, the study investigates the study medications pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
This study is an inpatient study.
This study consists of 2 parts (part 1 and part 2). However our institution will only be taking part in part 2 of the study (described below) because recruitment for part one has been closed (as indicated by our sponsors).
Patients will initially present for a screening visit where eligibility will be determined. If patients are eligible for this study they will be admitted to an inpatient unit for a total of 12 days. During the 12 days of hospital stay, patients will receive study drug/placebo, regulated diet (predetermined as per study protocol) and several blood tests will be withdrawn measuring serum ammonia levels during this hospital stay. Once patients are discharged from hospital stay, they will be expected to follow up 1 week and 70 days after last study drug/placebo was administered (i.e last day in the hospital) with a stool sample.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Roula Sasso
843-876-8439
liverstudies@musc.edu

Enhancing self-regulation by altering memories that increase risk of relapse among smokers: A translational clinical neuroscience study of a novel medication Save

Date Added
June 5th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00076669
Researcher
Michael Saladin

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Drug Studies, Smoking
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The proposed study is looking to recruit smokers over the age of 18 to complete a four visit study. Participants will be randomized to receive either rapamycin (sirolimus) or a placebo at the second visit to assess potential effects on craving and relapse. Four study visits will be completed over the course of about three weeks.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Brittany Frasier
843-792-6984
frasibri@musc.edu

Scleroderma Lung Study III (SLS III): Combining the anti-fibrotic effects of pirfenidone (PFD) with mycophenolate (MMF) for treating scleroderma-related interstitial lung disease Save

Date Added
May 8th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00077568
Researcher
Richard Silver

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Autoimmune disease, Drug Studies, Lung, Scleroderma, Shortness of Breath
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This study will assess how 18 months of oral mycophenolate will compare to 18 months of mycophenolate plus pirfenidone, in the treatment of Systemic Sclerosis related Interstitial Lung Disease. Tolerability and toxicity will also be assessed, during this study.
This research is designed to test whether combining pirfenidone and mycophenolate will result in a more rapid and possibly greater improvement in lung function than occurs when mycophenolate is used alone. While both of these drugs have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat other medical conditions, neither drug has been FDA-approved for the treatment of scleroderma related lung disease. This research is being funded by the drug company, Genentech.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Kelley Kajdasz
843-792-5290
gibsonke@musc.edu

A Phase 3, Multinational, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Study of ARRY-371797 in Patients with Symptomatic Dilated Cardiomyopathy Due to a Lamin A/C Gene Mutation Save

Date Added
April 10th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00075889
Researcher
Daniel Judge

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Cardiovascular, Drug Studies, Genetics
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The purpose of this research study is to test if ARRY-371797 is safe and effective in treating dilated cardiomyopathy caused by a genetic mutation to the LMNA gene. This will be demonstrated by the functional capacity of patients in their 6-minute walk tests and quality of life questionnaires.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Anita Smalls
843-876-5011
smaani@musc.edu

A Phase 1b (Open-Label) / Phase 2 (Randomized, Double-Blinded) Study Evaluating Nab-Paclitaxel and Gemcitabine With or Without Olaratumab in the Treatment of First-Line Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer Save

Date Added
March 27th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00075360
Researcher
Daniel Reuben

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Cancer, Cancer/Gastrointestinal, Drug Studies, Pancreas
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This study is to determine the safety and efficacy of nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine with or without olaratumab in the treatment of first-line metastatic pancreatic cancer. There is not a set number of clinic visits and subjects can remain on study provided their disease is at least stable for each imaging time point, and if study drugs are sufficiently tolerated

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
HCC Clinical Trials Office
843-792-9321
hcc-clinical-trials@musc.edu

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