Stress Reactivity among African American Breast Cancer Survivors Save

Date Added
October 19th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00060958
Researcher
Chanita Hughes-halbert
Keywords
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
Keywords
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
Keywords
Autoimmune disease, Immune System, Inflammation, Lupus
Summary

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
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
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
Keywords
Autoimmune disease, Drug Studies, Inflammation, Lupus
Summary

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

The Influence of Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors within Normal Colonic Mucosa and Colon Polyps: A Feasibility Study Save

Date Added
January 17th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00060146
Researcher
Kristin Wallace
Keywords
Cancer, Cancer/Gastrointestinal, Colonoscopy, Disease Prevention, Immune System, Inflammation, Minorities
Summary

The purpose of the study is to determine the feasibility of enrolling patients, obtaining colorectal cancer risk factor data via an in-person questionnaire, and procuring three types of biologic samples (normal mucosa biopsies, a salvia sample, and polyp tissue (if applicable)).

We will also assess the feasibility of analyzing these collected samples to assess microbial, immune protein, immune gene, and single-nucleotide polymorphisms three types of tissue.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Bridgette Blankenship
8438762445
blanke@musc.edu

Alpha1-Antitrypsin (AAT) Enhances Islet Autograft Survival Save

Date Added
May 17th, 2016
PRO Number
Pro00053906
Researcher
Hongjun Wang
Keywords
Diabetes, Inflammation, Insulin
Summary

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

Monitoring and Managing Newly Healed Chronic Leg and Foot Ulcer Skin Temperature: A Cooling Intervention (MUSTCOOL) to Prevent Ulcer Recurrence Save

Date Added
June 2nd, 2015
PRO Number
Pro00043450
Researcher
Teresa Kelechi
Keywords
Aging, Circulation, Diabetes, Inflammation, Skin, Vascular
Summary

Individuals with venous leg and diabetic foot ulcers often find these ulcers take a long time to heal and when they do, sometimes they come back. These ulcers can be quite painful making it hard to work, sleep and go about one's day to day activities. You will be asked to do a self-care routine of taking the temperature of the skin where the leg or foot ulcer just healed with a special thermometer and applying a small cooling gel patch over this skin. We want to know if this routine will prevent the ulcer from coming back, help you to become more active, and improve the quality of your life.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Margaret Prentice
843 792 4771
prenticm@musc.edu

Expression patterns of micro RNA and protein in severe sepsis Save

Date Added
December 16th, 2014
PRO Number
Pro00039618
Researcher
Hongkuan Fan
Keywords
Inflammation, Vascular
Summary

Blood samples from patients admitted to the intensive care unit with a severe infection (sepsis) will be analyzed for markers of gene regulation called micro RNA and protein. Micro RNA and protein levels will be compared between patients with sepsis, patients with other non-septic critical illness and healthy individuals. Micro RNA and protein levels will be analyzed to determine if they correlate with hospitalization outcomes.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Melissa Spears
843-792-2072
coole@musc.edu

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