An fMRI pilot study of the effects of Clavulanic Acid on cigarette withdrawal Save

Date Added
September 18th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00078213
Researcher
Brett Froeliger

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Keywords
Smoking
Summary

The broad objective of this proposal is to use fMRI methods to conduct preliminary investigation of the effects of Clavulanic Acid on neurocognition and smoking withdrawal in abstinent cigarette smokers. This project will involve collecting data from a total of approximately 40 adult smokers.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Shannon Powers
843-882-7196
powerssh@musc.edu

Evaluating the effects of TBS on corticothalamic inhibitory control Save

Date Added
February 20th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00074836
Researcher
Brett Froeliger

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Keywords
Brain, Smoking
Summary

MUSC is recruiting adult cigarette smokers (18 to 65) who are interested in participating in a research study examining the effects of brain stimulation on neural activity and behavior. This study consists of 2 visits over the course of 1-2 weeks. Qualified individuals will be compensated for participation. This research study is sponsored by MUSC but will physically take place at USC in Columbia, SC.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Makayla Joy Gibson
(803) 814-4017
mjgibson@email.sc.edu

Translational Neuropsychopharmacology Research of Nicotine Addiction Save

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

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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
Shannon Powers
843-882-7196
powerssh@musc.edu

Neuroimaging of Nicotine Dependence, Depression and Emotion Regulation Save

Date Added
February 19th, 2013
PRO Number
Pro00022668
Researcher
Brett Froeliger

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Keywords
Depression, Smoking
Summary

Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disability in the U.S. and individuals with elevated depression symptoms or clinically diagnosed major depressive disorder (MDD) smoke at significantly higher rates than non-depressed individuals. Elevated negative affect and affective dysregulated emotional control may contribute to greater smoking among individuals with MDD. The proposed research will shed new light on the neural mechanisms that govern associations between depression and smoking. Despite known and costly associations between these factors, little is known regarding their co-occurrence and such information will provide a foundation for the development of novel and more effective interventions. We are recruiting adult smokers and nonsmokers, and individuals with or without depression, ages 18 and older to participate.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Shannon Powers
843-882-7196
powerssh@musc.edu

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