A Multicenter, Randomized, Sham-controlled Study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy After Treatment with the Nuvaira™ Lung Denervation System in Subjects with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (AIRFLOW-3) Save

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August 27th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00087312
Researcher
Charlie Strange

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Genetics, Lung, Pulmonary, Shortness of Breath
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The primary purpose of conducting this study is to see if TLD (Targeted Lung Denervation) Therapy in addition to standard optimal medical care is better at reducing a moderate or severe exacerbation (also known as a COPD flare-ups or worsening of symptoms) and related hospitalizations than optimal medical care alone. TLD Therapy is done by passing a bronchoscope, with a special device (catheter) inserted through it, into the lungs. This special catheter delivers a type of electrical energy called radiofrequency (or RF) energy to the nerves located on the outside of the airways. As with many bronchoscopic procedures, this is done while under anesthesia. TLD Therapy does cause a permanent change to a person's lungs. To test this, participating patients will be randomly assigned (in a 1:1 ratio) to receive one of two different treatments, either TLD Therapy in addition to optimal medical care or optimal medical care alone.
Some sites, including MUSC, will also be collecting 3 airway brushes to look at inflammatory biomarkers in the lungs. A biomarker is anything that can be used as an indicator of a particular disease state.
If you choose to participate in this study, it is estimated that you will be involved in this study for approximately 62 months. Participation will take around 11 clinical site visits and 9 follow up phones calls over a period of 5 years. The participant and person obtaining consent will sign the informed consent form and the participant will receive a copy before any study procedures occure.

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MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Eryn Varano
843-792-1219
varanoe@musc.edu

A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Efficacy and Safety of AG10 in Subjects with Symptomatic Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTRIBUTE-CM Trial) Save

Date Added
March 4th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00086011
Researcher
Daniel Judge

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Cardiovascular, Genetics, Heart
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Amyloidosis (ATTR) Cardiomyopathy (CM) is a progressive, fatal disease in which amyloid deposits build up slowly, over the course of many years to cause organ damage. This study is evaluating the safety and tolerability of a new drug called AG10 administered to adult patients with symptomatic transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy. The participant will be randomized to the study drug or placebo and take the study drug two times per day for 30 months.

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

Identifying functional regulatory marks underlying monocyte dysfunction in scleroderma Save

Date Added
February 19th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00085936
Researcher
Paula Ramos

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Autoimmune disease, Ethnicity and Disease, Genetics, Healthy Volunteer Studies, Immune System, Inflammation, Minorities, Scleroderma, Women's Health
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Scleroderma (systemic sclerosis) is a chronic autoimmune disease, characterized by dysregulation of immune cells in the blood and subsequent fibrosis and vascular dysfunction, associated with significant mortality and morbidity, disproportionately affecting women and African Americans, and without satisfactory treatments. Monocytes, a type of blood immune cells, are critically involved, but the mechanisms responsible for their deregulation in scleroderma remain largely unknown. The goal of this project is to understand how the regulation of monocytes differs between scleroderma and healthy individuals. Volunteers will be asked to provide a blood sample, for which modest compensation will be provided. This is not a drug study.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Elizabeth Szwast
843-792-4457
hinsone@musc.edu

Post-treatment Long-term Follow-up Study of ADVM-043 Gene Therapy in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Save

Date Added
December 11th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00083818
Researcher
Charlie Strange

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Genetics, Lung, Pulmonary, Rare Diseases
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This study is designed to follow individuals who participated in "Phase 1/2 Study of Intravenous or Intrapleural Administration of a Serotype rh.10 Replication Deficient Adeno-associated Virus Gene Transfer Vector Expressing the Human Alpha-1 Antitrypsin cDNA to Individuals with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency" for 5 years after receiving treatment.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Danielle Woodford
843-792-6280
woodfordd@musc.edu

Neurobiological Correlates of Fear in Veterans with Military Sexual Trauma Save

Date Added
December 4th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00083967
Researcher
Ronald Acierno

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Anxiety, Genetics, Mental Health, Military, Psychiatry
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The purpose of this study is to better understand the different ways that female Veterans are affected by their experience with military sexual trauma (MST) and to look at the role of several factors that cause some people, but not others, to develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or PTSD symptoms. This study is being conducted at the Charleston VA Medical Center, Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center and Atlanta VA Healthcare System. It will involve approximately 150 female Veterans who have experienced MST.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Stephanie Hart
843-789-6519
zeigls@musc.edu

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

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Autism, Genetics
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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

Human Samples Biorepository Save

Date Added
August 21st, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00072807
Researcher
Federica Del monte

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Aging, Cardiovascular, Coronary Artery Disease, Genetics, Heart, Military, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Transplant, Vascular
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The purpose of the study is to generate a bio bank of specimens for research. We will tissue that would otherwise be discarded from clinical or surgical procedure and information from medical records. We will also collect discarded blood, urines and sputum. Collecting samples will help to better understanding the mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases, identify biomarkers for early diagnosis and to predict safety and efficacy of new therapies.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Federica del Monte
843-792-8397
delmonte@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 5-year Longitudinal Observational Study of the Natural History and Management of Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Save

Date Added
February 28th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00062918
Researcher
David Koch

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Cancer, Cancer/Gastrointestinal, Cancer/Other, Digestive System, Genetics, Liver, Obesity, Weight Control
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TARGET-HCC is a 5-year, longitudinal, observational study of the natural history and management of patients with HCC. The study will address important clinical questions that remain unanswered in the management of HCC with a unique research registry of participants with HCC from academic and community real-world practices. TARGET-HCC is disease focused, not drug specific, which allows for continuous acquisition of real-world evidence regarding the natural history, management, and outcomes of treatment with current therapies and new treatments that may be utilized in usual clinical practice.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Francis Beylotte
843-876-4273
beylott@musc.edu

A 5-year Longitudinal Observational Study of Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver (NAFL) or Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Save

Date Added
February 28th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00062843
Researcher
David Koch

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Disease Prevention, Genetics, Liver, Obesity, Weight Control
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This is a 5-year, longitudinal, observational study of patients with NAFL or NASH designed to specifically address important clinical questions that remain incompletely answered from registration trials. In addition to the study database, a bio specimen repository will also be included so that translational studies of genomics and biomarkers of response may be performed.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Francis Beylotte
843-876-4273
beylott@musc.edu

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