Kidney donation from a living donor provides the kidney recipient with the best chance of a longterm survival of the transplanted kidney. White End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients are 4 times more likely to recieve a living donor kidney than are African American (AA) ESRD patients. There are many reasons for this disparity in obtaining the benefits of living donation for AAs, including lack of knowledge regarding the living donation process. This study will provide a web-based educational intervention to overcome this knowledge deficiency with the hope that there will be an increase in patient interest in living donation which will result in more living donation kidney transplant inquiries by patients' family or friends.
This study will monitor for kidney rejection using the Allosure and AlloMap test. Subjects will be followed for 3 years post transplant.
This study is for subjects that are about to receive high dose cyclophosphamide before a blood or bone marrow transplant (BMT). The investigational drug in this study is Olanzapine. This research is being done to find out whether adding olanzapine to standard medications will be helpful in controlling chemotherapy induced nausea in children. The total length of participation in this study will depend on how many days you are scheduled to receive chemotherapy, but can be up to a maximum of 2 weeks. We will review your chart for 100 days after transplant. There will be no extra visits to MUSC due to participating in the research study.
This study is for patients that have had a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) and still have persistent Cytomegalovirus (CMV), adenovirus and/or Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infection; or have a Primary Immunodeficiency Disorder (PID) with one or more viral infections that persist. The primary purpose of the study is to evaluate whether most closely HLA-matched multivirus-specific T cell lines obtained from a bank of allogeneic virus-specific T cell lines (VSTs) have antiviral activity against three viruses: EBV, CMV and adenovirus. Participants can expect to be on this study for about 12 months.
The aim of this study is to determine if a long-acting tacrolimus product can reduce the severity and incidence of several neurotoxicities commonly seen after liver transplant. The medications being used in this study are extended release tacrolimus (Envarsus) and immediate release tacrolimus (Prograf). Participants will receive SOC treatment for the first 6 months following transplant, and then randomized to either Envarsus or Prograf for the 6 month duration of the study. There are 9 study visits that will involve tests, exams and procedures that are both standard of care and study purposes.
This study will evaluate a new blood test which can detect organ rejection in patients who have had a kidney transplant. Blood samples will be obtained from subjects after consent and again up to 90 days afterward to test for transplant rejection.
Expression of APOL1 gene variants have been associated with higher likelihood of end stage renal disease in African Americans. In addition, kidney transplant recipients who have received a donated kidney from an African American expressing APOL1 variants have poorer outcomes with earlier transplanted kidney failure. This study will examine the occurance of the APOL1 gene variants in all African American donated kidneys, deceased and living, and African American recipients and recipients of African American donated kidneys, and to correlate the expression of these variants with outcome of the transplanted kidney and the kidney function of African American living donors. Samples of patients blood and urine will be acquired to measure the expression of the APOLO1 gene variants and associated kidney function, respectively.
The purpose of this study is to better understand what people think about genetic testing for kidney transplant. The study will be conducted at 3 transplant research centers. Participants will be asked to fill out a questionnaire about attitudes toward genetic testing and will also be asked questions about how easy the survey itself is to understand.
This study is for patients that have been diagnosed with multisystem Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). The purpose of this study is to find out if prolonging the treatment and adding a drug called 6-mercaptopurine will be beneficial. Other goals include fining out if these changes will result in fewer patients having relapse of their LCH, and fewer patients having long term disease related problems. Participants can expect to be in this study for up to 24 months and will be followed on this study fir at least 5 years.
The purpose of the study is to generate a bio bank of specimens for research. We will tissue that would otherwise be discarded from clinical or surgical procedure and information from medical records. We will also collect discarded blood, urines and sputum. Collecting samples will help to better understanding the mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases, identify biomarkers for early diagnosis and to predict safety and efficacy of new therapies.