Immune response to pneumococcal vaccination in aging renal transplant recipients Save

Date Added
June 19th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00077548
Researcher
Maria anna Westerink

Silhouette
Keywords
Aging, Diabetes, Geriatrics, Healthy Volunteer Studies, Hypertension/ High Blood Pressure, Immune System, Kidney, Transplant, Vaccine
Summary

We will study how well the relatively new FDA approved pneumonia vaccine can protect older renal transplant recipients against pneumococcal illness. We will specifically study the group of renal transplants in whom the cause of renal failure was either diabetes mellitus II and/or hyoertension. We will compare the findings against those we find in younger renal transplant recipients, older healthy individuals and older persons with diabetes but normal kidney function. Healthy younger individuals will serve as controls for optimal vaccine response.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Myroslawa Happe
843-792-2218
soloshch@musc.edu

A Phase 2, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate a Potassium Normalization Treatment Regimen Including Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate (ENERGIZE) Save

Date Added
June 12th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00076865
Researcher
Gary Headden

Silhouette
Keywords
Kidney
Summary

High Potassium levels in the blood (Hyperkalemia) is potentially life threatening, often causing muscle pain and weakness and can lead to an irregular heartbeat or cardiac arrest and is seen frequently in the Emergency Department. The standard treatment for this is insulin and glucose to help the potassium move out of the blood stream and back into the cells, where it belongs. This is a short-term fix until the extra potassium can be removed from the body. Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate (ZS) is a medication that is designed to rapidly bind the excess potassium and allow it to be removed from the body. This study is designed to compare ZS along with the standard treatment to the standard treatment along with a placebo to measure the effectiveness of ZS in reducing potassium levels in the blood.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Robert Houck
843-792-3576
houckr@musc.edu

Comparing the Effectiveness of House Calls and Peer Mentorship to Reduce Racial Disparities in Live Donor Kidney Transplantation Save

Date Added
May 18th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00078154
Researcher
Prabhakar Baliga

Silhouette
Keywords
Kidney, Transplant
Summary

The House Calls (HC) program is an education study to address needs of minority end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients and their immediate support network to promote living kidney donation. It requires a HC educator to give a 60-90 minute education session in the patient's home or common location. The study is 3 years long and will comprise of 374 Black end stage renal disease patients who are on the kidney transplant waitlist or are being evaluated as waitlist candidates. Participants will be randomized to a usual care arm, a HC arm, or a HC plus a twice a week support mentor (via National Kidney Foundation) who will be in contact every two weeks. This study will recruit patients from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA and the Medical University of South Carolina in SC.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
John Sieverdes
843-792-1235
sieverde@musc.edu

Kidney Paired Donation Video Education Trial Save

Date Added
April 25th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00075387
Researcher
Derek Dubay

Silhouette
Keywords
Education, Kidney, Transplant
Summary

Live donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) offers the most optimal survival and quality
of life benefit for those with late-stage chronic kidney disease. However, one-third of potential donors who volunteer to undergo evaluation on behalf of an intended recipient are blood-type or cross-match incompatibility. Kidney paired donation (KPD) was developed as a strategy to provide these incompatible donor-recipient pairs with an innovative opportunity for LDKT, yet its uptake by potential donors and their intended LDKT recipients is not optimal. In this study, we will evaluate the
effectiveness of a targeted video intervention designed to address common concerns
about KPD on the knowledge of KPD risks and benefits, KPD self-efficacy, and KPD
concerns in incompatible potential donors and their intended recipients.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Thomas Morinelli
843-792-5405
morinelt@musc.edu

Key informant interviews to facilitate development of adherence tools in solid organ transplant Save

Date Added
March 15th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00075735
Researcher
Nicole Pilch

Silhouette
Keywords
Heart, Kidney, Liver, Lung, Non-interventional, Transplant
Summary

A sample of patients will be drawn from a cross-sectional cohort of pre- and post-abdominal and cardiothoracic transplant recipients from March 2018 through May 2018. 10 to 15 minute key informant interviews will be conducted with patients to ascertain their views and perceptions related to adherence pre- and post-transplant and use of technolgy. This data will be used to educate the transplant community about adherence from the patient's perspective.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Nicole Pilch
843-792-3702
weimert@musc.edu

CureGN: Cure Glomerulonephropathy Network Save

Date Added
February 20th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00072900
Researcher
Milos Budisavljevic

Silhouette
Keywords
Kidney
Summary

If you have a glomerular disease, have had kidney biopsy in the last 5 years, are not on dialysis, and have not had a kidney transplant or was previously enrolled in the NEPTUNE study, you may be eligible to take part in this research study. The purpose of this study is to gather a group of patients with glomerular disease to create a source of information along with your kidney biopsy slides, blood, and urine samples so that researchers can easily and effectively study glomerular disease.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Linda Walker
843-792-6109
walkerlp@musc.edu

A Phase 2, Fast Real-time Assessment of Combination Therapies in Immuno-ONcology Study in Participants with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma (FRACTION-RCC) Save

Date Added
December 12th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00070527
Researcher
Theodore Gourdin

Silhouette
Keywords
Cancer, Cancer/Genitourinary, Drug Studies, Kidney
Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine whether nivolumab in combination with other therapies is more effective than nivolumab in combination with ipilimumab in treating patients/subjects with advanced renal cell carcinoma.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
HCC Clinical Trials Office
843-792-9321
hcc-clinical-trials@musc.edu

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter, event driven Phase III study to investigate the efficacy and safety of finerenone, in addition to standard of care, on the progression of kidney disease in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus and the clinical diagnosis of diabetic kidney disease Save

Date Added
October 10th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00069773
Researcher
Roberto Pisoni

Silhouette
Keywords
Diabetes, Kidney
Summary

If you are an adult with type 2 diabetes mellitus and diabetic kidney disease, you may be eligible to take part in a clinical research study.
The purpose of this study is to find out if an investigational drug called finerenone slows the progression of diabetic kidney disease. Qualified participants will be randomly assigned to take either finerenone by mouth or placebo (inactive pill). Study medication, study visits, blood work and study procedures will be provided free of charge.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Lori Spillers
843-792-8166
spillerl@musc.edu

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter, event-driven Phase III study to investigate the efficacy and safety of finerenone on the reduction of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus and the clinical diagnosis of diabetic kidney disease in addition to standard of care. Save

Date Added
October 10th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00070030
Researcher
Roberto Pisoni

Silhouette
Keywords
Diabetes, Kidney
Summary

If you are an adult with type 2 diabetes mellitus and diabetic kidney disease, you may be eligible to take part in a clinical research study.
The purpose of this study is to find out if an investigational drug called finerenone slows the progression of diabetic kidney disease. Qualified participants will be randomly assigned to take either finerenone by mouth or placebo (inactive pill). Study medication, study visits, blood work and study procedures will be provided free of charge

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Lori Spillers
843-792-8166
spillerl@musc.edu

More than Facebook Effect: Increasing opportunities for living kidney donation Save

Date Added
September 5th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00065466
Researcher
Wendy Balliet

Silhouette
Keywords
Kidney, Transplant
Summary

Kidney transplant, especially from a living donor, affords End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients the opportunity for increased survival and improved quality of life. Potential recipients are not likely to identify living donors as a believed consequence of lack of awareness and limited knowledge regarding living kidney donation. We propose to utilize a social media coach to help ESRD patients to utilize Facebook to tell their ESRD story, to post accurate information and links to data on ESRD, renal transplantation and living donation with the goal of increasing interest in social media 'friends' to become a living donor.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Thomas Morinelli
843-792-5405
morinelt@musc.edu

Change_preferences

-- OR --

Create_login