Characterization of physiological changes induced through motor-evoked potential conditioning in people with spinal cord injury Save

Date Added
December 3rd, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00091457
Researcher
Aiko Thompson

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Central Nervous System, Nervous System, Rehabilitation Studies, Spinal Cord
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We are currently recruiting volunteers who are interested in participating in a brain-spinal cord-muscle response training study that aims to better understand the changes that take place in the nervous system as a result of this type of training. After spinal cord injury, brain-to-muscle connections are often interrupted. Because these connections are important in movement control, when they are not working well, movements may be disturbed. Researchers have found that people can learn to strengthen these connections through training. Strengthening these connections may be able to improve movement control and recovery after injuries.

Research participants will be asked to stand, sit, and walk during the study sessions. Electrodes are placed on the skin over leg muscles for monitoring muscle activity. For examining brain-to-muscle connections, we use transcranial magnetic stimulation. The stimulation is applied over the head and will indirectly stimulate brain cells with little or no discomfort.

Participation in this study requires approximately three sessions per week for four months, followed by two to three sessions over another three months. Each session lasts approximately 1 hour. Participants will receive a mileage reimbursement.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Blair Dellenbach
843-792-6313
stecb@musc.edu

tDCS-Augmented Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: A Multiple Baseline Within-Subject Clinical Trial Save

Date Added
November 5th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00093774
Researcher
Adam Cobb

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Depression, Mental Health, Military, Nervous System, Psychiatry, Stress Disorders, Substance Use
Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of a brain stimulation technique known as transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS, on the benefits of Prolonged Exposure therapy, or PE, which is an effective treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. tDCS has been demonstrated to be safe and effective for influencing brain activity by passing a weak electrical current through the scalp. In this study, tDCS is provided in addition to PE treatment, through the National Crime Victim's Research and Treatment Center at MUSC, or the PTSD Clinical Team Clinic within the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Adam Cobb
843-792-7688
cobbad@musc.edu

Neuromodulation of motor and sensory spinal pathways in subjects undergoing epidural spinal cord stimulation. Save

Date Added
October 15th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00089881
Researcher
Nathan Rowland

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Central Nervous System, Muscle, Nerve, Nervous System, Pain, Spinal Cord
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Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy is currently used to treat the symptoms of chronic pain. Studying the effect of SCS during muscle testing, proprioception testing and multiple gait analysis, we expect to gain understanding of exactly how SCS influences motor and sensory pathways of the spinal cord. We expect this approach to broaden our understanding in the application of SCS in the chronic pain conditions, and may lead to therapeutic advances in other populations, for example, patients with spinal cord injury.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Taylor Mayberry
5024423087
mayberrt@musc.edu

A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study Evaluating Efficacy and Safety of Rozanolixizumab in Adult Patients with Generalized Myasthenia Gravis Save

Date Added
September 24th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00092083
Researcher
Amy Chen

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Muscle, Nervous System
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Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a serious, sometimes life threatening, debilitating condition associated with numerous symptoms including muscular weakness and fatigue. This study is to see how effective and safe rozanolixizumab is in adult patients experiencing moderate to severe symptoms of generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG).

The study consists of a Screening Period of up to 4 weeks, followed by a 6-week double-blind Treatment Period and an Observation Period of 8 weeks. During this 18 weeks period there will be 14 visits to the study clinic.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Aparna Choudhury
843-792-7450
choudhur@musc.edu

Radicava, (Edaravone) Findings in Biomarkers From ALS (REFINE-ALS) Save

Date Added
September 13th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00089696
Researcher
Amy Chen

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Nervous System
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Adult patients with ALS that have been recently perscribed Edaravone may qualify to participate in this observational study. Blood and urine samples will be collected to evaluate the effects of Edaravone on ALS and the severity of ALS. During an estimated 12-month period, eligible participants will have approximately 15 clinic visits.

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

Concomitant sensory stimulation during therapy to enhance hand functional recovery post stroke Save

Date Added
August 6th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00090790
Researcher
Na jin Seo

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Aging, Exercise, Movement Disorders, Nervous System, Physical Therapy, Stroke, Stroke Recovery
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Hand disability after stroke has a profound negative impact on functional ability and independence. Hand therapy may be augmented with sensory stimulation for better outcomes. We have developed a novel sensory stimulation - unfelt vibration applied via a wristwatch. In this study, we will determine if combining this stimulation with hand task practice is superior to hand task practice alone.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Na Jin Seo
8437920084
seon@musc.edu

Development of Wearable Stimulation App to Increase Hand Functional Recovery in Patients with Neurological Movement Save

Date Added
June 4th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00088976
Researcher
Na jin Seo

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Aging, Central Nervous System, Movement Disorders, Muscle, Nerve, Nervous System, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Studies, Stroke, Stroke Recovery
Summary

Post-stroke hand impairment diminishes stroke survivors' ability to perform activities of daily living. Motor recovery has been shown to improve through peripheral sensory stimulation. This study aims to determine if vibration from a smartwatch improves post-stroke hand function.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Andrew Fortune
843-792-8970
fortunea@musc.edu

HELIOS-A: A Phase 3 Global, Randomized, Open-Label Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of ALN-TTRSC02 in Patients with Hereditary Transthyretin Amyloidosis (hATTR Amyloidosis) Save

Date Added
May 14th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00088330
Researcher
Katherine Ruzhansky

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Muscle, Nervous System, Rare Diseases
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This is a global phase 3 open-label study designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ALN-TTRSC02 in adult patients (18 - 85 years of age) with hATTR amyloidosis. The estimated time on the study is approximately 3 years, including 42 days of Screening, an 18 month Treatment Period and an 18 month Treatment Extension Period.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
John Keller
843-792-2209
kellej@musc.edu

Neuroplasticity Associated with Extended Daily Use of a Sensorimotor Priming Vibration System to Improve Hand Function After Stroke Save

Date Added
March 5th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00086207
Researcher
Na jin Seo

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Aging, Central Nervous System, Movement Disorders, Muscle, Nerve, Nervous System, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Studies, Stroke, Stroke Recovery
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The objective is to determine if continuous use of TheraBracelet in the home has a clinically meaningful effect in chronic stroke survivors. The study design is a double-blinded randomized controlled trial. We will enroll 40 chronic stroke survivors with moderate hand impairment. Subjects will be randomly assigned to the treatment or control group (n=20 per group). All subjects will wear the TheraBracelet device on the paretic wrist for 8 hours/day every day during their normal daily activity for 1 month. The device will deliver vibration (treatment) or no vibration (control). Double-blinding is possible because the treatment vibration is imperceptible (i.e., subthreshold). Measures of neural plasticity, the amount of the paretic arm use in daily living, clinical hand function, biomechanical grip control, and self-reported abilities for activities of daily living will be assessed at baseline, once a week during the month of wearing the device, and for 3-month follow-up, allowing determination of the efficacy and persistence.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Amanda Vatinno
843-792-8970
vatinno@musc.edu

Title: Rapid Reversal of CNS-Depressant Drug Effect prior to Brain Death Determination Investigators: Sameh Hanna, MD, Justin Atwood, MD Institution: Palmetto Health-University of South Carolina Medical Group, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Columbia, SC Save

Date Added
December 11th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00077995
Researcher
Sameh Hanna

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Keywords
Brain, Central Nervous System, Nervous System
Summary

Prospective trial with enrollment of 30 patients in various intensive care units at Palmetto Health Richland from January 1st 2019 to June 30th 2020. If patients had undergone targeted temperature management (33-36 degrees Celsius for 24 hours via intravascular or surface control methods, with or without sedation or neuromuscular blockade, followed by rewarming actively or passively at 0.25-0.5 degrees per hour over 8-12 hours to 37 degrees) investigators will wait 24 hours after rewarming prior to testing. End point is to evaluate if pharmacological reversal agents would result in improved GCS scores or return of cerebral or brainstem functions in some comatose patients, which will be considered a positive test result.

Institution
Palmetto
Recruitment Contact
Sameh Hanna
8643443439
sameh.hanna@palmettohealth.org

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