SHARPS Antibiotic Resistance, Prescribing, and Efficacy among Children Save

Date Added
October 16th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00082617
Researcher
Robert Daniels

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Keywords
Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics
Summary

This survey aims to monitor rates and practices of antibiotic prescribing in children around the world in order to identify trends and areas for improvement in the prudent use of antibiotics. Comparisons of this scale involving data collected in a standardized format have never been performed before. The primary aim of this study is to collect data on antimicrobials prescribed to all hospitalized patients at participating centers over a 24 hour period.

Institution
Palmetto
Recruitment Contact
Robert Daniels
8034343797
robert.daniels@palmettohealth.org

A Phase 3b, Multicenter, Open-Label Study to Evaluate Switching From a Regimen of Two Nucleos(t)ide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTI) plus a Third Agent to a Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) of Bictegravir/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Alafenamide (B/F/TAF), in Virologically-Suppressed, HIV-1 Infected African American Participants Save

Date Added
October 5th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00081856
Researcher
Helmut Albrecht

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Keywords
Drug Studies, HIV / AIDS, Infectious Diseases
Summary

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of switching from a regimen of 2 nucleos(t)ide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) and a third agent to a fixed dose combination (FDC) of bictegravir/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (B/F/TAF) versus continuing their baseline regimen in HIV-1 infected, virologically suppressed African American participants.

Institution
Palmetto
Recruitment Contact
Helmut Albrecht
803-540-1000
ClinicalTrialSurvey@PalmettoHealth.org

Impact of an Emergency Room Urinary Tract Antimicrobial Stewardship Intervention Save

Date Added
May 23rd, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00074146
Researcher
Hana Rac

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Keywords
Infectious Diseases, Urinary
Summary

Receiving inappropriate or unnecessary antibiotics for asymptomatic bacteriuria or urinary tract infections can lead to unnecessary side effects. In this multicenter, pre- and post-test study, we evaluate the effect of an antimicrobial stewardship initiative focusing on appropriate diagnosis and treatment of cystitis and pyelonephritis in patients seen at inpatient institutions in the emergency room. The primary endpoint is fluoroquinolone and oral third generation cephalosporin antibiotics use for lower urinary tract infections (UTIs) (per total antibiotics prescribed for lower UTIs). Secondary endpoints include appropriateness of empiric antibiotics for the treatment of pyelonephritis and cystitis and cases of asymptomatic bacteriuria treated with antibiotics per total cases of suspected UTIs.

Institution
Palmetto
Recruitment Contact
Hana Rac
803-777-1661
rac@cop.sc.edu

A Phase 3 Prospective, Randomized, Double-blinded, Placebo-controlled Clinical Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Rebiotix RBX2660 (microbiota suspension) for the Prevention of Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection Save

Date Added
March 13th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00074072
Researcher
Scott Curry

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Keywords
Digestive System, Infectious Diseases
Summary

A clinical study for people with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), which is an infection in the intestines. This infection causes severe diarrhea. Recurrent Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection is being studied as part of a medical research study for an investigational new drug called RBX2660, an enema made of a solution of stool (poop or feces).

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Scott Curry
843-876-8646
currysr@musc.edu

Pharmacokinetic Evaluation of Thrice-Weekly Ertapenem Dosing in Hemodialysis Patients Save

Date Added
June 7th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00059031
Researcher
P. brandon Bookstaver

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Keywords
Drug Studies, Infectious Diseases, Kidney
Summary

The regular use of ertapenem in hemodialysis (HD) patients warrants further exploration of optimal dosing of the drug, especially those which may minimize toxicity and improve adherence. This is a prospective study designed to characterize the drug concentration profile of an alternate dosing regimen (ertapenem 1 gram given three times weekly) in non-infected HD patients. The ultimate aim is to determine if ertapenem given three times weekly achieves adequate dosing targets to treat established infections and identify an optimal dosing scheme for ertapenem among patients on HD.

Institution
Palmetto
Recruitment Contact
Rachel Foster
(803) 434-2925
fosterr8@sccp.sc.edu

Early Intrapleural TPA Instillation Versus Late (ELEVATE) Save

Date Added
February 17th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00058518
Researcher
Rohan Arya

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Keywords
Cancer/Lung, Drug Studies, Infectious Diseases, Lung, Pulmonary, Shortness of Breath
Summary

When a chest tube is placed, it can be hard for the fluid to drain. Tissue plasminogen activator and DNase are given through the chest tube to help with draining the fluid. We are doing this research to see if early addition of tPA-DNase will help with better fluid draining.

Institution
Palmetto
Recruitment Contact
Rohan Mankikar
803-352-1237
rohan.mankikar@palmettohealth.org

A Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Open-label, Active-controlled Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Maribavir Treatment Compared to Investigator-assigned Treatment in Transplant Recipients with Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infections that are Refractory or Resistant to Treatment with Ganciclovir, Valganciclovir, Foscarnet, or Cidofovir. Save

Date Added
November 8th, 2016
PRO Number
Pro00058351
Researcher
Vinayak Rohan

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Drug Studies, Infectious Diseases, Transplant
Summary

This study is for patients who have received a kidney, liver, or pancreas transplant and who have developed resistant Cytomegalovirus infection. There will be two treatment groups to compare the improvement or resolution of Cytomegalovirus infection. Subjects will be randomized to receive 8 weeks of either the investigational drug, Maribavir, or physician assigned standard of care treatment.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Caitlin Schaffner
843-792-7558
schaffne@musc.edu

Bronchiectasis and Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Patient Registry Save

Date Added
November 19th, 2015
PRO Number
Pro00045254
Researcher
Patrick Flume

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Keywords
Infectious Diseases, Lung, Pulmonary
Summary

Non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis is a lung disease characterized by dilation of the airways. Patients often suffer from chronic airways infection. One such associated infection is non-tuberculosis mycobacterium (NTM) lung disease, which is 50 to 75 times more common in patients with bronchiectasis than those without it. The decision to initiate treatment (for NTM pulmonary disease) is not straightforward, hinging on how the patient feels and excluding other causes for their symptoms. Symptoms patients frequently report are pulmonary related (e.g. cough, sputum production, and coughing up blood) and constitutional symptoms (e.g. fevers, weight loss and body aches). When treatment is started for NTM lung disease, it can be for many months to years and has many potential side effects. The scientific literature rarely reports outcomes of treatment from a patient's perspective, which could aid a physician's decision to initiate treatment and/or response to treatment of the patient's NTM disease. This study will 1) create a Patient Registry for patients with bronchiectasis and/or NTM disease with an emphasis on patient reported outcomes (PRO) using questionnaires and 2) prospectively collect and analyze the clinical data for patients seen in the MUSC Bronchiectasis and/or NTM clinic

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Amy Chamberlain
843-792-3162
chambeam@musc.edu

Immune response to pneumococcal vaccination in aging HIV positive adults Save

Date Added
November 17th, 2015
PRO Number
Pro00046749
Researcher
Maria anna Westerink

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Keywords
Aging, Blood Disorders, Healthy Volunteer Studies, HIV / AIDS, Infectious Diseases, Vaccine
Summary

We are doing this study to find out what practice, one dose PPV23 or one dose PCV13 followed by one dose PPV23, protects better against pneumonia in older HIV-positive.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Myroslawa Soloshchenko
8437922218
soloshch@musc.edu

Incisional negative pressure wound therapy for preoperatively irradiated lower extremity soft tissue sarcoma wounds. A prospective randomized clinical trial. Save

Date Added
August 18th, 2015
PRO Number
Pro00028423
Researcher
Lee Leddy

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Keywords
Cancer, Cancer/Sarcoma, Infectious Diseases
Summary

This is a study comparing two methods of dressing a post operative wound that are currently in practice. One method is a traditional dry gauze dressing. The other method is using a negative pressure dressing that provides gentle suction on the wound.

We will attempt to determine how well the use of post-operative negative pressure dressing reduces wound healing problems in patients who have surgery after radiation for a sarcoma in the thigh or leg.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Jennifer Philp
843 8462210
Philp, Jennifer (philpj@musc.edu)

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