Validating Mobile Assessment Devices Save

Date Added
March 21st, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00064342
Researcher
Brett Froeliger
Keywords
Brain, Smoking, Substance Use
Summary

The purpose of this study is to examine the accuracy of wearable technology to detect and characterize smoking behavior. The study consists of one visit and will last approximately one hour. We are seeking adult (? 18 years old) male and female smokers to participate. Compensation is available for those that qualify.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Lauren Hurst
843-882-7196
hurstla@musc.edu

Personalized Smoking Relapse Prevention Delivered in Real-Time via Just-in-Time-Adaptive Interventions: Integrated Tobacco Retail Outlet Location Save

Date Added
February 7th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00061776
Researcher
Bryan Heckman
Keywords
Smoking
Summary

The study involves use of a new quit-smoking smartphone application. Participants will use the app for two weeks, which involves completing surveys several times a day (approx. 15 min each) and logging any smoking activity. Participants will need to make a nicotine replacement medicine (over-the-counter and study provided) aided quit-attempt. Participants will have the opportunity to make suggestions that may improve the development of the app.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Alexander Hirsch
(843) 640-5698
hirscha@musc.edu

Evaluating smoking and relapse in adolescents and emerging adults using remote monitoring technology Save

Date Added
November 1st, 2016
PRO Number
Pro00060290
Researcher
Erin Mcclure
Keywords
Adolescents, Smoking
Summary

This is a research study that will test a new remote monitoring technology to assess smoking in the natural environment among adolescents and young adults ages 15-25. After assessment and inclusion in the study, participants will be asked to report on their smoking by answering questions on a mobile phone for 35 days. Participants will also be asked to make a brief quit attempt lasting for approximately 48 hours. There is no cost to participate and compensation is available to those who qualify.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Danielle Schwartz
843-792-4097
mymobilemonitor@musc.edu

Personalized Intervention Program: Tobacco Treatment for Patients at Risk for Lung Cancer (PIP) Save

Date Added
October 18th, 2016
PRO Number
Pro00057768
Researcher
Benjamin Toll
Keywords
Lung, Smoking
Summary

Smoking cessation is the most important strategy available to reduce lung cancer risk. To date, there has been no research on tobacco cessation in lung screening patients, who may have unique attributes (e.g., anxiety about having a nodule coupled with tobacco dependence). We thus propose to evaluate 2 novel behavioral interventions as adjuncts to standard pharmacotherapy. We will enroll and randomize 276 patients undergoing lung screening to Intervention 1 (gain-framed personalized video and print intervention). We will evaluate whether this will improve tobacco quit rates above and beyond standard of care smoking cessation treatment over 8 weeks. Then we will perform a second randomization to Intervention 2, an individual-level, biofeedback intervention. We will then evaluate whether this intervention will reduce smoking rates at 6 months.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Nortorious Coleman
843-509-7589
colemann@musc.edu

Gain-framed Messages and NRT Sampling to Promote Smoking Cessation in Lung Cancer Screening Programs Save

Date Added
June 21st, 2016
PRO Number
Pro00055397
Researcher
Benjamin Toll
Keywords
Lung, Pulmonary, Smoking
Summary

This research is a randomized smoking cessation trial conducted within and specifically personalized for lung cancer screening patients presenting to a lung screening clinic. Novel tobacco treatments for this population are critically needed, given the growing population of lung screening patients. In the proposed study, we will test a gain-framed messaging intervention specifically designed for lung screening patients (vs. unframed messaging), as well as evaluating NRT sampling (vs. no medication).

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Nortorious Coleman
843-509-7589
colemann@musc.edu

Evaluating N-acetylcysteine as a pharmacotherapy for tobacco use disorder Save

Date Added
March 1st, 2016
PRO Number
Pro00052793
Researcher
Erin Mcclure
Keywords
Drug Studies, Smoking
Summary

The purpose of this study is to assess the effects of N-Acetylcysteine (NAC), an over-the-counter antioxidant, to assist adult cigarette smokers with quitting and preventing relapse to smoking. This medication may help people quit smoking by reducing withdrawal symptoms, craving, and preventing relapse, but we do not know if NAC helps smokers early in their quit attempt or after they have already quit.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Danielle Schwartz
843-792-4097
smokingstudy@musc.edu

Translational Neuropsychopharmacology Research of Nicotine Addiction Save

Date Added
October 20th, 2015
PRO Number
Pro00048152
Researcher
Brett Froeliger
Keywords
Smoking
Summary

This study is investigating the effects of combining 2 medications, Varenicline (commonly known as Chantix®) and N-acetylcysteine, on smoking behavior in daily cigarette smokers who are interested in quitting smoking. The study consists of 10 visits over 6 weeks. Compensation is available for those that qualify. Smokers must be between the ages of 18 and 55.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Aaron Haas
843-882-7196
haas@musc.edu

Theta Burst TMS as a Tool to Change Smoking Behavior Save

Date Added
May 5th, 2015
PRO Number
Pro00042165
Researcher
Colleen Hanlon
Keywords
Brain, Drug Studies, Psychiatry, Smoking
Summary

The goal of this study is to determine whether transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an effective treatment in decreasing craving in individuals who habitually smoke cigarettes. The study consists of six total visits to MUSC; one for the consent process, two that will include MRI scans, and five that will include TMS administration. Compensation will be provided for each visit.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Oliver Mithoefer
843-792-6402
mithoefe@musc.edu

A Time-Controlled Examination of the Effects of Repeated Measures Design on fMRI Experimental Tasks Save

Date Added
January 20th, 2015
PRO Number
Pro00040073
Researcher
Brett Froeliger
Keywords
Brain, Central Nervous System, Environmental Factors, Nervous System, Psychiatry, Smoking
Summary

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of experimental design on brain responses.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Aaron Haas
843-882-7196
haas@musc.edu

Synchronized-EEG Method for Automatically-delivered Real Time (SMART) Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Nicotine Addiction Save

Date Added
October 7th, 2014
PRO Number
Pro00034876
Researcher
Xingbao Li
Keywords
Healthy Volunteer Studies, Smoking
Summary

Nicotine dependence remains a significant public health concern. Nicotine can affect brain neural oscillations. A magnetic field applied to the outside of the skull can produce electrical activity in the brain without significant pain or the need for anesthesia. In this proposal, we will build an individual brain signal-driven transcranial magnetic stimulation loop, and then test whether this stimulation loop can modulate neural oscillations and reduce cue-induced craving, including nicotine craving. This research will build an innovative brain stimulation method for neuroscientific research and develop a potential efficacy therapy for nicotine dependence as well other neuropsychiatric disorders.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
John Henderson
843 792 5560
henderjs@musc.edu

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