A Study of the Prevalence of Apolipoprotein L1(APOL1) Alleles Among Individuals With Proteinuric Kidney Disease Who Are of Recent African Ancestry or Geographic Origin Save

Date Added
June 9th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00098923
Researcher
Roberto Pisoni

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Genetics, Kidney, Minorities, Rare Diseases
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The purpose of the study is to test to see if people with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) have a genetic mutation (changes in DNA) so we can learn more about this disease. FSGS is a disease in which scar tissue develops on the parts of the kidneys that filter waste out of the blood. The FSGS in potential participants will be identified through previous kidney biopsy results in medical records and previous urine sample analysis results. The study will also help find people with a genetic mutation who may be interested in participating in future research studies.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Marcie Pregulman
843-792-8166
pregulma@musc.edu

Topical treatment for superficial disseminated actinic porokeratosis: A Single-Blinded Comparison Between Lovastatin/Cholesterol and Lovastatin Save

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April 7th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00096259
Researcher
Dirk Elston

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Drug Studies, Genetics, Inflammation, Pain, Rare Diseases, Skin
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The purpose of this research is to treat disseminated actinic porokeratosis (DSAP) with cholesterol/lovastatin or lovastatin alone. The goal of treatment is to decrease (DSAP) lesions after 12 weeks of treatment and compare which treatment is best.

The study is single-blinded and randomized, meaning the patients will not be told of which treatment they will receive, and the decision of which treatment they will receive will be completely random. The patient will also agree to close up photographs and clinical photographs taken of their disseminated actinic porokeratosis at the initial visit. At weeks 4, 8, and 12, the patients will complete a virtual visit. The subject will take a picture (phone camera/digital camera) of their lesions/skin markings with a measuring instrument. These photos will be shared with the investigators. Physical exam, photographs, and a review of of the subjects medical records will occur in the study. Changes in size, appearance, and pain will be monitored throughout the study.

The possible benefit of joining this study is that the treatment received may be more effective than the other study treatment or than other available treatments for DSAP, although this cannot be guaranteed.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Alan Snyder
9106195832
snydeala@musc.edu

ATHN 9: A Natural History Cohort Study of the Safety, Effectiveness, and Practice of Treatment for People With Severe Von Willebrand Disease (VWD) Save

Date Added
January 27th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00092790
Researcher
Stephanie Ambrose

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Adolescents, Blood Disorders, Children's Health, Circulation, Dental, Genetics, Infant, Joint, Men's Health, Minorities, Muscle, Non-interventional, Nose, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pain, Pediatrics, Periodontal Disease, Rare Diseases, Rheumatoid, Surgery, Women's Health
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ATHN 9 is a natural history study to assess the safety of various Von Willebrand Factor (VWF) regimens for different indications (on-demand, surgery and prophylaxis) in adult and pediatric participants with clinically severe congenital VWD.

Institution
Palmetto
Recruitment Contact
Shannon Cearley
803-434-4088
shannon.cearley@prismahealth.org

A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 3 Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Intravenous Iloprost in Subjects With Systemic Sclerosis Experiencing Symptomatic Digital Ischemic Episodes (AURORA Study) Save

Date Added
November 12th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00092860
Researcher
Edwin Smith

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Autoimmune disease, Drug Studies, Immune System, Rare Diseases, Scleroderma, Stage III
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The purpose of this study is to find out more information about the study drug iloprost for the treatment of symptomatic Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) attacks in people with scleroderma. A Raynaud's attack is defined as one where you notice at least one color change of your finger(s) (blue, white, or red) associated with at least one symptom (pain, numbness, tingling, and/or discomfort of the finger[s]). Your participation in this study will last approximately 9 weeks and will include 8 visits to the study center and 1 phone call from the study staff.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Nathan Wilson
843-792-8613
wilsonn@musc.edu

A Phase 2, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Double-blind, Open-label Extension Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of KD025 in Subjects with Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis Save

Date Added
October 22nd, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00089320
Researcher
Richard Silver

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Autoimmune disease, Drug Studies, Rare Diseases, Scleroderma, Skin
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KD025 is an investigational medication undergoing testing to determine if it may be effective in the treatment of diffuse systemic sclerosis (skin thickening on more than just the hands). KD025 has previously been tested in graft-versus-host disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and psoriasis. It has shown preliminary effectiveness and safety in the treatment of these conditions. This study will randomly assign subjects to one of three treatment groups, 20mg of KD025 twice per day, 20mg of KD025 once per day, and placebo. The study will measure the improvement, stabilization or worsening of your symptoms, such as changes in your fatigue and pain levels, lung function, skin thickness and other patient reported outcomes. The study treatment period will last 1 year. The drug may help mitigate symptoms of systemic sclerosis and thus may be helpful with the disease in study. The population to be enrolled in this study will involve patients diagnosed with systemic sclerosis, diffuse subset, 18 years of age or older.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Jordan Fash
843-792-8997
fash@musc.edu

Dermoscopic Features in Infantile Hemangiomas Save

Date Added
October 11th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00091926
Researcher
Lara Wine lee

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Cancer, Cancer/Skin, Healthy Volunteer Studies, Infant, Non-interventional, Pediatrics, Rare Diseases
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The goal of the study is to characterize the features of Infantile Hemangiomas before and after treatment. Certain characteristics of the hemangioma can be seen more clearly with a closer and more resolute image of the lesion (abnormal vessels etc.). Developing a greater understanding of these characteristics? may help clinicians better predict the course of infantile hemangiomas in children.

Specific aim 1: to correlate images seen on dermoscopy with regression of the hemangioma.
Specific aim 2: to provide features that may help to predict a better response to treatment.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Lara Wine Lee
8437922890
Winelee@musc.edu

An Open-Label, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Long-Term Safety of Weekly Intravenous Alpha1-Proteinase Inhibitor (Human), Modified Process 60 mg/kg in Subjects With Pulmonary Emphysema Due to Alpha1-Antitrypsin Deficiency Save

Date Added
July 23rd, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00090675
Researcher
Tatsiana Beiko

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Lung, Pulmonary, Rare Diseases
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Individuals with alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency, emphysema and who have been enrolled in the SPARTA trial will be invited to participate in this study. This is a two year extension of the SPARTA trial for subjects who did not receive the study drug (Alpha 1 Proteinase Inhibitor) and for those who complete the SPARTA trial. Participants will all receive weekly infusions of Alpha-1 MP 60mg/kg either at MUSC or at home with a home health nurse. All participants will have blood work, pulmonary function test and CT scans done as part of this study. Safety and side effects of all therapies will be monitored.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
M. Gwen Blanton
843-792-8438
blantonm@musc.edu

Alvelestat (MPH996) for the Treatment of ALpha-1 ANTitrypsin Deficiency Save

Date Added
June 18th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00088962
Researcher
Charlie Strange

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Lung, Pulmonary, Rare Diseases
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Alpha-1 antitrypsin (Alpha-1, AAT) deficiency is an inherited disease which results from a defect in the alpha-1 gene. Severe AAT deficiency causes emphysema predominant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This study is designed to test the effectiveness of an drug (Alvelestat) on lung damage caused by Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. This is blinded study and there is a 50% chance of receiving a placebo.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
M. Gwen Blanton
843-792-8438
blantonm@musc.edu

A Placebo-Controlled, Multi-dose, Phase 2/3 Study to Determine the Safety, Tolerability and Effect on Liver Histologic Parameters in Response to ARO-AAT in Patients with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD) Save

Date Added
June 11th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00088982
Researcher
Charlie Strange

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Drug Studies, Lung, Pulmonary, Rare Diseases
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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) is a naturally occurring protein involved in the protection of lungs from inflammation. A mutation in the AAT gene (a change in the body's genetic instructions on how to make AAT) causes it to be made incorrectly and very little of it gets into the bloodstream.This results
in the lung damage known as emphysema. ARO-AAT is an investigational drug, which means that it is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. ARO-AAT works by interrupting a step in the production of AAT. In a patient with AATD, this would stop the mutated protein from being made. This study is being carried out to see how safe and well tolerated ARO-AAT is, and to see if low, medium and high doses of the study treatment will decrease Alpha-1 Antitrypsin in the blood and in the liver compared to a placebo, or dummy injection. The Study medication is given via injection on Day 1, 29 and 133 and then every 84 days. The study includes approximately 17 visits over a period of 24 month. Compensation will be provided for study site visits. .

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
M. Gwen Blanton
843-792-8438
blantonm@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

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