Dermoscopic Features in Infantile Hemangiomas Save

Date Added
October 11th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00091926
Researcher
Lara Wine lee

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Cancer, Cancer/Skin, Healthy Volunteer Studies, Infant, Non-interventional, Pediatrics, Rare Diseases
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The goal of the study is to characterize the features of Infantile Hemangiomas before and after treatment. Certain characteristics of the hemangioma can be seen more clearly with a closer and more resolute image of the lesion (abnormal vessels etc.). Developing a greater understanding of these characteristics? may help clinicians better predict the course of infantile hemangiomas in children.

Specific aim 1: to correlate images seen on dermoscopy with regression of the hemangioma.
Specific aim 2: to provide features that may help to predict a better response to treatment.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Lara Wine Lee
8437922890
Winelee@musc.edu

Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (TNS) To Modulate Odor Sensitivity Save

Date Added
October 1st, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00091615
Researcher
Bashar Badran

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Brain, Healthy Volunteer Studies
Summary

Trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS) a form of nerve stimulation that is a safe and noninvasive way to activate the trigeminal nerve in the forehead. By stimulating the trigeminal nerve, we may be able to reduce sensitivity to various smells that are specifically sensed by the trigeminal nerve. This may help develop a new treatment for individuals that are over-sensitive to specific smells. The tools explored in this study are 1) Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (TNS) and 2) Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS). Both tools are non-invasive meaning that it does not involve any surgical procedures. TNS is a form of nerve stimulation that uses pulses of electricity delivered to stickers attached to the forehead. tDCS is a form of brain stimulation that uses sponges that are attached to your forehead which deliver a small, safe electrical current that activates your brain.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Sarah Huffman
843-792-8672
huffmans@musc.edu

Aging Brain Cohort Study-Longitudinal Save

Date Added
August 23rd, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00091014
Researcher
Julius Fridriksson

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Aging, Brain, Healthy Volunteer Studies
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This study will examine the behaviors and brains of adults between the ages of 60 and 80. Our goal is to better understand changes associated with the aging process. This includes potential changes in behavior/cognition as well as potential biomarkers for these changes (i.e. biological data like DNA, brain scans or brain activity that are related to these changes). Participants in the study will complete a number of tests that measure their cognitive, language, and sensory abilities. We will collect information about their brains using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) and we will collect information about their genes using DNA extracted from blood samples. We will examine and compare the relationship between brain and behavior at 2 time points for the same 200 individuals. All data collected in this study will be stored in the Aging Brain Cohort repository study.

Institution
USC
Recruitment Contact
Briana Davis
803 576-8420
abcstudy@mailbox.sc.edu

Intelligent Biometrics to Optimize Prolonged Exposure Treatment for PTSD Save

Date Added
August 19th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00091576
Researcher
Sudie Back

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Healthy Volunteer Studies, Military, Psychiatry
Summary

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental health condition that increases suicide risk and affects up to 20% of military veterans and 8% of the general population. Prolonged Exposure (PE) is a highly efficacious, evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD. However, dropout rates are high (25-30%) and an estimated one-third of patients who complete PE remain symptomatic. This study directly addresses these limitations by obtaining patient perspectives on an innovative technology system that will help to personalize optimization of a critical component of PE: In Vivo Exposure (IVE).

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Stacey Sellers
843-792-5807
sellersst@musc.edu

Combining Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation (taVNS) with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to Enhance Cortical Excitability Save

Date Added
August 6th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00089851
Researcher
Bashar Badran

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Brain, Healthy Volunteer Studies
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This study explores the use of ear stimulation paired with magnetic brain stimulation to increase enhance plasticity in the motor area of the brain. In short - we are pairing 2 forms of brain stimulation and this study will have 5 different experimental visits during which healthy individuals will receive either real or placebo ear stimulation combined with real or placebo brain stimulation at the MUSC institute of Psychiatry. Motor outcomes will be recorded to determine if the combination of ear and brain stimulation increases cortical excitability.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Sean Thompson
843-792-8672
thompsea@musc.edu

Effects of GLP-l Receptor Agonists on Cardiometabolic Alterations in HIV-associated Lipohypertrophy Save

Date Added
July 17th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00088171
Researcher
Allison Eckard

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Body Composition, Cardiovascular, Drug Studies, Healthy Volunteer Studies, HIV / AIDS, Immune System, Infectious Diseases, Inflammation, Insulin, Liver, Metabolism, Minorities, Obesity, Weight Control
Summary

This is a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled phase 2b clinical trial to characterize, examine and compare the effects of GLP-1 receptor agonist (semaglutide) in HIV-infected adult individuals with lipohypertrophy versus healthy controls with obesity but without HIV.

The two populations will be studied in separate but similarly-designed studies running in parallel.

Subjects in both populations will be assigned by chance (1:1) to semaglutide or placebo.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Lisa Martin
(843) 876-5699
martinl@musc.edu

Study to Understand Disease Course Inflammation and Endotype of South Carolinians with Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Save

Date Added
June 18th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00089284
Researcher
Bryan Garcia

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Healthy Volunteer Studies, Infectious Diseases, Lung, Non-interventional, Pulmonary
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The goal of this cohort and biorepository is to collect data and blood specimens on individuals with Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM), pulmonary disease, and healthy adults to better understand the illness and ultimately improve the care and survival of those with these conditions.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Abigail Grady
843-792-2072
gradyabi@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
Summary

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

NMDA receptor-dependent synaptic plasticity of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) after-effects through pharmacologic augmentation. Save

Date Added
February 5th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00081755
Researcher
Joshua Brown

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Brain, Healthy Volunteer Studies, Psychiatry
Summary

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a non-invasive form of brain stimulation, produces lasting changes in the brain to treat depression and other brain disorders. Emphasis on clinical indications and efficacy has far outpaced a mechanistic understanding of how these changes are produced. In this study, we propose use of the pharmacologic agents d-cycloserine, demonstrated to be safe for human use, to probe in the molecular mechanism of long-term potentiation, the cellular basis of learning and memory. We will measure whether this agent can respectively strengthen the potentiation produced by TMS by looking at the amplitude of motor response (called motor evoked potential or MEP) of the thumb (through electromyography, or EMG).
A better understanding of its mechanism of action promises to optimize our ability to use TMS, and potentially improve duration and degree of response.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Joshua Brown
843-792-3516
brojoshu@musc.edu

The Effects of Odor on Pain Perception Save

Date Added
September 4th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00080902
Researcher
Jeffrey Borckardt

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Healthy Volunteer Studies
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This study aims to evaluate the effects of odor on pain perception. Specifically, this study will determine whether healthy subjects will indicate greater pain tolerance to a heat stimulus while smelling different odors.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Georgia Mappin
8437920291
Mappin@musc.edu

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