Empowering Rural Teens through Photovoice to Influence the Health of their Community Save

Date Added
July 28th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00067937
Researcher
Michelle Nichols
Keywords
Adolescents, Disease Prevention, Environmental Factors, Ethnicity and Disease, Exercise, Minorities, Non-interventional, Nutrition, Obesity
Summary

This study will recruit adolescents who are enrolled in a Teen Health Careers Program to participate in a community-engaged study. This study will seek to understand the barriers and facilitators to physical activity and nutritious foods throughout their daily lives. Adolescents will use take digital images to capture aspects of their daily lives using photography.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Michelle Nichols
(843) 792-1802
nicholmg@musc.edu

Trials and ReseArch NetworkS FOR More South Carolina (TRANSFORM SC) Child Health Recruitment Registry Save

Date Added
June 9th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00063569
Researcher
Andrew Atz
Keywords
Asthma, Autism, Children's Health, Diabetes, Obesity
Summary

The TRANSFORM network is focused on improving child health outcomes in SC through research on conditions of highest priority for future generations. These include conditions like asthma, autism, diabetes, obesity and early childhood outcomes. To accelerate research study recruitment activities for future projects that TRANSFORM sites may participate in, the TRANSFORM network sites will create a research recruitment registry of families interested in volunteering for research. Participants will enter their own as well as their child(ren)'s information into the electronic registry which can be used to identify people to contact for future studies.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Samantha Renaud
803-576-5913
renaud2@mailbox.sc.edu

Dyslipidemia of Obesity Intervention Trial DO IT! Save

Date Added
June 6th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00037680
Researcher
Andrew Atz
Keywords
Children's Health, Obesity
Summary

This trial of pitavastatin will determine efficacy and safety in this high risk population, and provide evidence for clinicians to target this treatable risk factor to achieve an impact on early atherosclerosis, and potentially achieve primary prevention of adult cardiovascular disease.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Layla Al Sarraf
843-792-1213
alsarraf@musc.edu

Adolescents' Weight Management- Is there an app for that? Save

Date Added
March 22nd, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00063390
Researcher
Christine Sangiovanni
Keywords
Adolescents, Nutrition, Obesity, Pediatrics, Weight Control
Summary

Interviews of adolescents 13-17 years old in rural and urban areas of South Carolina will be conducted to identify which weight management apps adolescents think are easy to use, engaging and motivating, and fit their needs for help with managing weight. Features that adolescents prefer will be gathered and health care providers can use this information to recommend immediately available, engaging, and helpful resources for weight management.
Our long-term goal is to optimize the use of mobile apps as beneficial and readily accessible resources to assist primary care providers in the management of overweight/obese adolescents. However, prior to determining if an app is efficacious or even feasible, adolescents? preferences for app features need to be assessed.
The objective of this research is to determine which features of apps adolescents think appeal or detract from the acceptability and usability of weight management apps. Our central hypothesis is that adolescents will prefer to use some apps more than others and this will most likely be due to the preferred specific features available in certain apps, such as goal setting and social connection with friends, peers, or providers.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Christine SanGiovanni
843-876-8671
sangiova@musc.edu

INtervention Study In overweiGHT patients with COPD (INSIGHT COPD) Save

Date Added
March 21st, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00062895
Researcher
Tatsiana Beiko
Keywords
Disease Prevention, Exercise, Lung, Nutrition, Obesity, Pulmonary
Summary

We are conducting the INSIGHT COPD study because symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and high body mass index (BMI) overlap. There are many medications for patients with COPD, but there is little mention of weight loss as a possible treatment in current research. We are trying to find out if a lifestyle program that promotes modest weight loss and increased physical activity will improve COPD symptoms and lead to better exercise tolerance for those with a high BMI. We are also looking at the effects on shortness of breath, quality-of-life, and cardiovascular disease risk factors. The INSIGHT COPD trial is taking place at many sites across the United States including MUSC, and is planning to enroll approximately 1000 people.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Danielle Woodford
(843) 792-6280
woodfordd@musc.edu

Exposome Contributors to Child Health Originating from National Fetal Growth Study (ECCHO-NFGS) Save

Date Added
March 9th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00058961
Researcher
John Vena
Keywords
Children's Health, Obesity
Summary

The proposed study (ECCHO-NFGS) provides an unprecedented opportunity to understand mechanisms of in utero exposures on risk of childhood outcomes of public health significance. The data are of the highest quality, are the most detailed serial assessments of fetal development available in any cohort. We will demonstrate our ability to engage children and standardize our research protocols to address our hypotheses (UG3) and follow this cohort prospectively for future risk assessment (UH3). The NFGS is the ideal cohort to assess the prenatal determinants of two key health outcomes ? obesity and neuroimpairment as well as be a resource for the ECHO Consortium for all four outcome focus areas.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
JacKetta Cobbs
843-792-0172
echo-nfgs@musc.edu

A 5-year Longitudinal Observational Study of the Natural History and Management of Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Save

Date Added
February 28th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00062918
Researcher
David Koch
Keywords
Cancer, Cancer/Gastrointestinal, Cancer/Other, Digestive System, Genetics, Liver, Obesity, Weight Control
Summary

TARGET-HCC is a 5-year, longitudinal, observational study of the natural history and management of patients with HCC. The study will address important clinical questions that remain unanswered in the management of HCC with a unique research registry of participants with HCC from academic and community real-world practices. TARGET-HCC is disease focused, not drug specific, which allows for continuous acquisition of real-world evidence regarding the natural history, management, and outcomes of treatment with current therapies and new treatments that may be utilized in usual clinical practice.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Francis Beylotte
843-876-4273
beylott@musc.edu

A 5-year Longitudinal Observational Study of Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver or Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Save

Date Added
February 28th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00062843
Researcher
David Koch
Keywords
Disease Prevention, Genetics, Liver, Obesity, Weight Control
Summary

This is a 5-year, longitudinal, observational study of patients with NAFL or NASH designed to specifically address important clinical questions that remain incompletely answered from registration trials. In addition to the study database, a bio specimen repository will also be included so that translational studies of genomics and biomarkers of response may be performed.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Francis Beylotte
843-876-4273
beylott@musc.edu

Effect and safety of liraglutide 3.0 mg as an adjunct to intensive behaviour therapy for obesity in a non-specialist setting Save

Date Added
December 13th, 2016
PRO Number
Pro00061921
Researcher
Patrick O'neil
Keywords
Obesity, Weight Control
Summary

This study seeks to determine whether liraglutide, the study medication, along with intensive behavior therapy, will help adults who are obese to lose weight over one year. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive liraglutide or an inactive placebo. All participants will receive behavior therapy. Participants will inject themselves daily with study medication. The primary measure of the study will be weight change.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Suzanne Kuker
843-792-5427
kuker@musc.edu

Effect of liraglutide for weight management in pubertal adolescent subjects with obesity 56-week, double-blind, randomised, parallel-group, placebo-controlled multi-national trial followed by a 26-week period off study-drug Save

Date Added
September 27th, 2016
PRO Number
Pro00058459
Researcher
Patrick O'neil
Keywords
Obesity, Weight Control
Summary

This study seeks to determine whether liraglutide, the study medication, will help adolescents who are obese to lose weight over one year. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive liraglutide or an inactive placebo. Participants will injects themselves daily with study medication. Participants will be enrolled in the study for a total of 82 weeks. The primary measure will be weight change and other measures will include blood sugar control and cardiovascular risk factors.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Suzanne Kuker
843-792-5427
kuker@musc.edu

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