Validation of the Palliative Performance Scale to predict survival of older adults admitted to the hospital from the Emergency Department. Save

Date Added
August 4th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00063739
Researcher
Leigh Vaughan
Keywords
Cancer, Dementia, Heart, Kidney, Liver, Pulmonary, Stroke
Summary

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.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Jonas Te Paske
8432597649
tepaske@musc.edu

An Open-label Extension Study of Oral Treprostinil in Subjects with Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Associated with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) - A Long-Term Follow-up to Study TDE-HF-301 Save

Date Added
July 25th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00068812
Researcher
Rahul Argula
Keywords
Pulmonary, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
Summary

The purpose of this study is to see how oral treprostinil works to treat PH associated with HFpEF. Oral treprostinil (brand name Orenitram) was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2013 for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). PAH means that the blood vessels going from the right side of the heart to the lungs (pulmonary arteries) have higher than normal pressure. PAH is a specific type of PH.
This study will evaluate the long-term safety of oral treprostinil and the effects of continued therapy on the ability to exercise.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Kelly French
(843) 792-3169
frenchke@musc.edu

A Phase 3, Placebo Controlled, Double-blind, Randomized, Clinical Study to Determine Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Pulsed, Inhaled Nitric Oxide (iNO) versus Placebo in Symptomatic Subjects with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH): INOvation-1 Save

Date Added
June 27th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00067380
Researcher
Rahul Argula
Keywords
Lung, Pulmonary
Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine if inhaled nitric oxide (study drug), when given and breathed through the INOpulse (investigational device), may help treat PAH.The drug being studied is ?inhaled nitric oxide? and the device being studied is called the ?INOpulse.? Inhaled nitric oxide is a drug approved by the FDA and Health Canada for the treatment of infants who have difficulty breathing and have decreased oxygen in their blood associated with pulmonary hypertension. However, inhaled nitric oxide, in combination with the INOpulse delivery device, is an investigational treatment of PAH and is not currently approved by the FDA or Health Canada.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Melissa Spears
843-792-2072
coole@musc.edu

Investigation of the Efficacy of Antimycobacterial Therapy on Pulmonary Sarcoidosis Phase II Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial Save

Date Added
June 22nd, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00067313
Researcher
Walter James
Keywords
Lung, Pulmonary, Sarcoidosis
Summary

You are being asked to take part in this research study because you have been diagnosed with pulmonary sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis is a disease that can affect the lungs, skin and other organs of the body. Sarcoidosis also involves immune cells which fight bacteria. The purpose of this study is to see if using specific antibiotics will help these immune fighting cells get rid of bacterial proteins and how the antibiotics affect respiratory (breathing) function. The antibiotics used in this study are Levaquin, Ethambutol, Azithromycin, and either Rifampin or Rifabutin. You will by chance be assigned either these medicines or a placebo (an inactive substance).

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Kelly French
843-792-3169
frenchke@musc.edu

A Phase IIa, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study To Evaluate Multiple Doses Of Glpg2222 In Subjects With Cystic Fibrosis Who Are Homozygous For The F508del Mutation Save

Date Added
June 13th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00065901
Researcher
Patrick Flume
Keywords
Cystic Fibrosis, Lung, Pulmonary
Summary

Cystic fibrosis is caused by changes in the genes of your DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) encoding for the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) protein. These changes cause the CFTR to stop working as it should. GLPG2222 is being studied for treatment of cystic fibrosis. The study drug is designed to improve the expression and function of CFTR, which may improve some of the symptoms of cystic fibrosis.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
David Longshore
843-792-9697
longshor@musc.edu

A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Oral Treprostinil in Subjects with Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) Save

Date Added
June 13th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00065596
Researcher
Rahul Argula
Keywords
Pulmonary, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
Summary

This study will look at the effect that oral treprostinil has on your ability to exercise and on the time that your PH associated with HFpEF remains stable, improves, or worsens. It will also evaluate the safety of using oral treprostinil to treat PH associated with HFpEF when added to your currently prescribed medication therapy.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Ashley Warden
843-792-4349
jonesash@musc.edu

A Study to Evaluate a Panel of Blood Biomarkers for Use in Patients Undergoing Evaluation for Lung Cancer, ONC-LN-04 Save

Date Added
June 5th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00061266
Researcher
Gerard Silvestri
Keywords
Cancer, Cancer/Lung, Lung, Pulmonary
Summary

The primary objective of this study is to develop a blood-based gene expression signature, known as the ONC-LN-04 Lung Test, to be used in the detection of lung cancer in patients who underwent radiologic screening for lung cancer and had lung nodules detected. We intend to enroll volunteers who are being evaluated by a Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) pulmonologist as part of their standard medical care. Participants will be current or former smokers, who have either (a) radiologic evidence of lung nodules, or (b) a confirmed diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and has not undergone surgical excision, chemotherapy or radiation therapy for this malignancy. A single blood sample will be obtained from willing participants, then stored and analyzed for measurement of gene expression and development of the ONC-LN-04 test. Active participation in this study will be over once a blood sample is obtained; however, we may need access to participants' medical records post-enrollment and sample collection in order to monitor medical outcomes. Review of participants' medical records will occur until up to approximately 2,500 subjects have been enrolled and have provided clinical information and a blood sample.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Katherine Taylor
843-792-2297
taylkat@musc.edu

An Extended Access Program To Assess Long-Term Safety Of Bardoxolone Methyl In Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension Save

Date Added
May 23rd, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00066024
Researcher
Rahul Argula
Keywords
Lung, Pulmonary, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
Summary

This extended access study will assess the long-term safety and tolerability of bardoxolone methyl in qualified patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) who previously participated in controlled clinical studies with bardoxolone methyl.
Qualified patients will receive 10 mg of bardoxolone methyl once daily until the drug is available through commercial channels (including reimbursement) or until patient withdrawal, whichever. Dose de-escalation (down to 5 mg) is permitted during the study, if indicated clinically. All patients in the study will follow the same visit and assessment schedule. Patients will be scheduled to be assessed in person during treatment at Day 1, Week 4, Week 24, and every 24 weeks thereafter.
Patients will also be assessed by telephone contact on Day 10. Day 1 for this extended access study should occur on the same day as the last visit in the controlled clinical study. Assessments required for both the last visit in the controlled study and Day 1 for this study should only be completed once.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Courtney Rowley
843-792-8092
rowle@musc.edu

Phase 3b, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel Group Study to Assess the Safety, Efficacy, and Tolerability of Tezacaftor/Ivacaftor (TEZ/IVA) in an Orkambi-experienced Population Who Are Homozygous for the F508del-CFTR Mutation Save

Date Added
May 23rd, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00066198
Researcher
Patrick Flume
Keywords
Cystic Fibrosis, Pediatrics, Pulmonary
Summary

The purpose of this study is to learn more about the safety and efficacy of the combination of tezacaftor/ivacaftor (TEZ/IVA) in subjects with CF who have previously discontinued Orkambi. Orkambi® is a combination of ivacaftor with another drug called lumacaftor. This study is being conducted to test whether combining ivacaftor with tezacaftor instead will improve symptoms of cystic fibrosis and cause fewer respiratory side effects.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Abbi Reed
843-792-1820
reedab@musc.edu

Blood Sample Collection in Subjects Participating in a Lung Cancer Screening Program Save

Date Added
May 1st, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00064511
Researcher
Gerard Silvestri
Keywords
Cancer, Cancer/Lung, Lung, Pulmonary
Summary

The main objective of this study is to better understand the biomarkers of patients who are candidates for lung cancer screening. Biomarkers are biologic substances found in the blood and may be related to lung disease risk and detection. We intend to enroll volunteers who are participating in a lung cancer screening program at the Medical University of South Carolina and are being seen by a pulmonologist as part of their standard medical care. A single blood sample will be obtained, then stored and analyzed to better understand the biomarkers found in blood and to help develop and test blood based screening or diagnostic tests. Active participation in this study will be over once a blood sample is obtained. However, we may conduct medical chart reviews of some participants for up to 27 months in order to look at their medical outcomes.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Lindsey Owens
(843) 792-8233
owensli@musc.edu

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