The Palliative Performance Scale has been shown to predict survival among hospice and palliative medicine patients in the outpatient and inpatient clinical settings, where lower PPS scores are directly related to shorter survival. We seek to evaluate if this relationship persists among a racially diverse, older adult population when assessed at the time of admission from the emergency department.
The purpose of the study is to characterize the inflammatory response in lupus nephritis kidneys in order to identify the cellular and molecular pathways of injury. It will involve patients who are already scheduled to have a kidney biopsy to clarify the diagnosis of lupus nephritis and/or to guide therapy. During the biopsy, doctors will take an extra "core" of kidney tissue for research purposes in addition to the one used for clinical reasons. If you enroll in the trial, you will have 7 visits, including your kidney biopsy. The first two visits occur within 2 weeks, then follow up visits after 3, 6, 12, 18 and 24 months.
The purpose of this study is to confirm the efficacy and safety of terlipressin in the treatment of adult subjects admitted to the hospital with hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) Type 1. Hepatorenal syndrome Type 1 is a severe, but potentially reversible, form of renal failure that afflicts patients with severe chronic liver disease associated with cirrhosis. This will be a randomized, placebo-controlled, and double-blinded multi-center study. Patients will be randomly be placed in either a terlipressin-treatment group or a placebo group. Neither you nor the study team will know which group you have been placed in. The study drug will be given as an IV injection every 6 hours while the patient is an inpatient at the hospital every 6 hours. This is a phase 3 study, with prior studies already showing promising results.
A device called the ?Liposorber LA-15 System? has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for treating kids with focal segmental
glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). The ?Liposorber LA-15 System? can only be used if other treatment options, like drugs, don?t work or can?t be used, but the kidneys are still working okay. It can also be used if the subject has had a kidney transplant and the FSGS comes back after the transplant. Although the Liposorber System can be used for FSGS, we are not sure how well the Liposorber System works. So, we are doing this study to find out how well the treatment works.
In this research study, there will be up to 5 children who have FSGS enrolled at MUSC. Subjects will come back for up to 12 treatments over 9 weeks and then 5 visits to their study doctor over the next 2 years.
The ASCEND-ND clinical research study is looking for
adults who have anemia caused by Chronic Kidney Disease. The study
doctors are testing an investigational medication to
see if it may safely boost production of EPO, thereby
increasing red blood cell production. (?Investigational?
means this medication isn?t yet approved for use by
the public.) This medication is a tablet that?s taken daily by mouth. Those who volunteer and qualify for this research study will receive all study-related medication and care at no cost.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the progression free survival (PFS) , based on investigator radiologic review, of AGS-16C3F compared to axitinib in adult subjects with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. The time frame for PFS is 24 months.
If you are an adult with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease and have previously participated in a study with an investigational drug called tolvaptan, you may be eligible to take part in this clinical research study. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the long-term safety of an investigational drug called tolvaptan in adults with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease. If eligible, you will be provided the investigational drug tolvaptan. Study drug, study visits, blood work and study procedures will be provided free of charge to qualified participants
Subjects of either gender, who are at least 18 years of age, undergoing hemodialysis, and require a new single-stage radiocephalic or brachiocephalic end-to-side fistula will be eligible to participate in this study. Subjects who meet eligibility criteria and undergo successful AV fistula creation (i.e., a patent fistula confirmed by the presence of a thrill and bruit with satisfactory hemostasis) will be eligible for enrollment. Approximately 130 - 230 subjects are planned to be randomized in equal proportions to treatment and control to yield a minimum of 100 - 200 evaluable subjects. Evaluations to determine fistula suitability for cannulation will start no earlier than day 28 post index procedure and will continue to least weekly. All enrolled subjects will be followed for a period of one year from the time of their index procedure.
This study will provide evidence demonstrating the feasibility and the potential effectiveness of pharmacist-led technology interventions in an effort to improve medication adherence, medication safety and cardiovascular risk factor control within kidney transplant recipients.
Adult and Pediatric patients with glomerular disease:
Patients of all ages are needed to participate in a research study to investigate glomerular disease and create a worldwide database to help in the research and future treatment of this disease. To join this study, you must have a type of glomerular disease, have had a first kidney biopsy within the last 5 years, not be on dialysis, or not have had a kidney transplant.
The study is projected to last 4 years, and all study procedures will be done at regular clinic visits (between 1 and 3 yearly). Study procedures include filling out questionnaires and a blood draw at each visit.
Compensation is available for study participation.