Improving Healthy Outcomes through Fresh Food Access Save

Date Added
April 18th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00073034
Researcher
Mark Humphrey
Keywords
Diabetes, Hypertension/ High Blood Pressure, Nutrition, Obesity
Summary

The proposed project recognizes the relationship between food insecurity and social determinants of health. By developing a strong clinic/organization linkage between specific Palmetto Health clinics and FoodShare, we will be able to determine if increasing access to fresh produce through an every other week produce box, participation in cooking classes, and clinician reinforcement improves health outcomes for patients who are identified as food insecure.

Institution
Palmetto
Recruitment Contact
Beverly Wilson
803-665-7800
beverly.wilson@uscmed.sc.edu

Positive Psychotherapy for Emerging Adult Females with Obesity Save

Date Added
January 2nd, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00072810
Researcher
Lillian Christon arnold

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Keywords
Obesity, Women's Health
Summary

Emerging adults with obesity are at risk of developing further health problems as they progress into adulthood. There are limited interventions developed for this population, and no interventions specifically study the role of mood and positive affect on improving motivation for healthy lifestyles. Positive psychological wellbeing is linked to improved cardiometabolic risk and health via improved health behaviors and biological functioning. Given biological and psychological differences between males and females during this transition period, targeted interventions for each gender are needed. In this small pilot study, Quality of Life Therapy (QOLT), an empirically-supported and manual-guided intervention combining CBT and positive psychology techniques, will be adapted for emerging adult females with obesity. For this small pilot, we will use a sample of emerging adult females with obesity (EAO) 18-25 years to refine and test feasibility of QOLT adapted for this specific population (QOLT-EAO), with a focus on developing motivation for healthy lifestyles.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Lillian Christon Arnold
843-792-0686
christon@musc.edu

VAMC Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Research Database Save

Date Added
December 27th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00056211
Researcher
Wing-kin Syn

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Keywords
Diabetes, Digestive System, Liver, Obesity
Summary

Non-Alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common liver disease, and involves fat deposition in the liver. The fat in the liver can lead to inflammation, scarring, end stage liver disease and potential liver cancer. Some patients with fat in their liver do not see these changes, and our current understanding of why some people are not affected while others see progression of their disease is poor. We are currently in process of initiating studies to learn more about fatty liver disease, and having a database of patients at the VA medical center who are willing to participate in these studies and future studies would help both the patients learn about the new and upcoming therapies, and help the clinical investigators to quickly screen their patients and invite them to participate in their studies.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Akshay Shetty
404-941-6717
shetty@musc.edu

Evaluating race specific AGE accumulation as a behavioral biomarker that can reflect optimal health in prostate cancer survivors Save

Date Added
December 19th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00071004
Researcher
David Turner

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Keywords
Cancer/Other, Exercise, Obesity
Summary

As our bodies use the sugars that we consume for energy they generate waste chemicals known as metabolites. One such group of metabolites is known as advanced glycation end products or AGEs for short. Critically apart from their production as a result of sugar breakdown, AGE levels in the body are also increased by the foods that we eat and when we do not get enough exercise. AGEs may cause many of the side effects experienced by prostate cancer survivors. This study aims to examine the effects of diet change and exercise on AGE levels in prostate cancer survivors.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
David Turner
843-876-2309
turnerda@musc.edu

Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Fetal Growth Study Save

Date Added
October 31st, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00070764
Researcher
John Vena

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Keywords
Children's Health, Obesity
Summary

We will recruit mother-child pairs for participation in the study and both the mother and child will be considered study participants. However, in cases where it is not possible to recruit the mother, but the child is available to be in the study we will recruit the child with their parent or legal guardian providing consent for the child's participation in the study

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
JacKetta Cobbs
843-792-0450
echo-nfgs@musc.edu

Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Trial RandOmizing Heparin Save

Date Added
September 26th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00051279
Researcher
Alejandro Spiotta

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Keywords
Adolescents, Brain, Drug Studies, Men's Health, Minorities, Obesity, Pain, Stroke, Women's Health
Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine if giving the medicine "heparin" intravenously (through the veins) continuously for up to 14 days to subjects after a brain aneurysm has burst will help improve the chances of subjects having a good recovery after the bleed compared to subjects who get routine brain aneurysm care (standard of care). Patients who get routine care would also get heparin, but they would typically get an overall lower dose and the heparin would be injected under the skin (heparin shot) instead of in the veins.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Amora Mayo-Perez
843-792-1737
mayoaper@musc.edu

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

Date Added
July 28th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00067937
Researcher
Michelle Nichols

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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

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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
Sarah Newman-Norlund
803-216-3377
Sarah.Newman-Norlund@uscmed.sc.edu

Dyslipidemia of Obesity Intervention in Teens DO IT! Trial Save

Date Added
June 6th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00037680
Researcher
Christine Sangiovanni

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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

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

Date Added
March 21st, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00062895
Researcher
Tatsiana Beiko

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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

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