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
Nathan Wilson
843-792-8272
wilsonn@musc.edu

A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase 3 Trial to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Lenabasum in Dermatomyositis Save

Date Added
February 12th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00085567
Researcher
Katherine Ruzhansky

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Autoimmune disease, Inflammation, Rare Diseases
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The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of lenabasum compared to placebo in participants with dermatomyositis (DM), and to evaluate the safety and tolerability of lenabasum in participants with Dermatomyositis (DM).

Autoimmune diseases such as DN result from the immune system becoming over-active and attacking parts of the body. This over-active immune response also causes chronic inflammation. The growth of scar tissue in muscle, skin and internal organs with chronic inflammation from DM makes them not work as well as they should. Lenabasum may help the body stop the chronic inflammation and stop scarring fro getting worse without preventing the normal response of the immune system.

Lenabasum is an investigational drug that will be taken orally twice a day. It will take about one year to complete this research study. During this time, participants will make a total of 12 study visits.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Katrina Madden
843-792-9186
Maddenka@musc.edu

Utilizing a Structured Communication Tool as a Method to Decrease Patient Falls Save

Date Added
October 31st, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00080596
Researcher
Georgina Lucas

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Aging, Bone, Geriatrics, Inflammation, Joint, Pain, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Studies, Surgery
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This study seeks to identify the impact of structured communication between Registered nurses (RNs) and Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) to decrease the fall rate and number of injurious falls on a Medical-Surgical unit. A seven item tool addressing fall risks (pocket card) will be utilized to communicate fall risks on admission, at hand off of care, and every 4 hrs.

Institution
Palmetto
Recruitment Contact
Carol Tuten
803-665-4234
carol.tuten@palmettohealth.org

Stress Reactivity among African American Breast Cancer Survivors Save

Date Added
October 19th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00060958
Researcher
Chanita Hughes-halbert

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Cancer/Breast, Inflammation, Minorities
Summary

Outcomes following a breast cancer diagnosis are different by race and ethnicity with African American women having poorer survival compared to Caucasian women. Research has shown that differences in personal health factors can contribute to breast cancer outcomes and explain racial differences. This study will examine how personal-level factors relating to biological, psychological, and physiological issues play a role in outcomes among African American breast cancer survivors.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Melanie Jefferson
843-876-2430
sweatma@musc.edu

Odor Disturbances: Clinical Care Registry Save

Date Added
September 26th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00080333
Researcher
Thomas Uhde

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ADD/ADHD, Adolescents, Aging, Allergy, Alzheimers, Anxiety, Asthma, Autism, Autoimmune disease, Central Nervous System, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Environmental Factors, Fibromyalgia, Inflammation, Memory Loss, Nervous System, Parkinsons, Psychiatry
Summary

Candidates for this study may or may not report disturbances in odor perception as their primary reason for seeking treatment at MUSC. This study is designed to collect long term, observational data from patients who are being treated with routine clinical care in health clinics at MUSC. Data from clinical questionnaires will be de-identified and stored in a database.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Richard Simmons
843-792-7439
simmr@musc.edu

Role of microbiota-TLR7/8 Interaction in systemic lupus erythematosus Save

Date Added
September 5th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00079851
Researcher
Chenthamarakshan Vasu

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Autoimmune disease, Immune System, Inflammation, Lupus
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The goal of this study is to learn more about lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; SLE), which affect African-Americans more than other groups. The purpose of this study is to understand what role microbes living in the intestine (called microbiota) have in causing lupus. This study will include African-Americans who have SLE, individuals who have immediate family members with SLE and unrelated healthy volunteers. For study subject recruitment, CCCR/MCRC databases including the longitudinal SLE in Gullah Health (SLEIGH) study as well as the chart review will be used to screen for eligibility. The study is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Trevor Faith
843-792-8997
faitht@musc.edu

A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase 3 Trial to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Lenabasum in Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis Save

Date Added
July 10th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00079009
Researcher
Edwin Smith

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Keywords
Autoimmune disease, Drug Studies, Inflammation, Scleroderma, Skin, Stage III
Summary

SSc, which also can be called scleroderma, is a rare autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases such as SSc make your immune system over-active which causes chronic inflammation. This chronic inflammation leads to scar tissue, or fibrosis, of the skin and some internal organs.

The skin and involved internal organs with chronic inflammation from SSc become scarred over time, which makes them not work as well as they should. Lenabasum may help stop chronic inflammation, and stop scarring from getting worse without lowering the immune system.

This study is currently enrolling subjects who have scleroderma and are 18 years or older. Participation in the study will require you to complete 13 scheduled visits over the course of one year. After the completion of each visit, subjects will be compensated.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Trevor Faith
843-792-4844
faitht@musc.edu

Evaluating Precision Medicine among Male Primary Care Patients Save

Date Added
February 9th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00074274
Researcher
Chanita Hughes-halbert

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Keywords
Immune System, Inflammation, Men's Health
Summary

It is important to understand multiple personal-level factors that impact disease risks and outcomes to determine the most effective ways to establish precise medical strategies to prevent, diagnose, and treat chronic health conditions and diseases. This is especially important among minority and underserved populations that would benefit from more tailored healthcare approaches. This study will develop and assess strategies for circulating evidence about precision medicine and improving precision medicine approaches.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Melanie Jefferson
843-876-2430
sweatma@musc.edu

A Phase 2, Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Multicenter Study to Evaluate Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of JBT-101 in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Protocol ALE09) Save

Date Added
July 18th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00063016
Researcher
Diane Kamen

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Keywords
Autoimmune disease, Drug Studies, Inflammation, Lupus
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This double-blinded placebo-controlled research study is being done to test the effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of the experimental drug JBT-101 in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We will see if JBT-101 taken by mouth stops inflammation and how well JBT-101 is tolerated. The study will evaluate whether JBT-101 will decrease the pain associated with active arthritis or tendonitis in SLE subjects. JBT-101 is manufactured entirely from chemicals and its structure is similar to the end product of a chemical in marijuana. This drug was designed to have the known anti-inflammatory properties of marijuana without the effects on brain function and mood.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Traeannah Chisolm
843-792-4296
chisoltr@musc.edu

Alpha1-Antitrypsin (AAT) Enhances Islet Autograft Survival Save

Date Added
May 17th, 2016
PRO Number
Pro00053906
Researcher
Hongjun Wang

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Keywords
Diabetes, Inflammation, Insulin
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The purpose of this study is to test whether treatment with a drug called alpha 1 antitrypsin (AAT, Prolastin, Grilfols, Inc.) can reduce the chance of getting diabetes in a specific situation. Sometimes patients have their pancreas gland removed for pain. Since the pancreas makes insulin from cells called islet cells, these are removed from the pancreas and returned to the body to try decrease the chance of diabetes. The only participants invited to this study are those individuals getting ready to have the pancreas surgery.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Stefanie Owczarski
843-876-4305
owczarsm@musc.edu

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