A Multicenter, Randomized Trial of Photodynamic Therapy versus Argon Plasma Coagulation for Lung Cancer with Endobronchial Obstruction Save

Date Added
April 29th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00081628
Researcher
Nicholas Pastis

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Keywords
Cancer, Lung, Pulmonary
Summary

Other than Nd:YAG laser, no other comparative studies of thermal ablative therapies with PDT for malignant airway obstruction have been performed. Little has been published about need for additional therapies and changes in quality of life following airway de-obstruction procedures in a randomized fashion comparing different modalities. The aim of this multicenter, prospective, randomized clinical study is to evaluate the efficacy of PDT vs APC.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Michael Balassone
843-792-6696
Balassom@musc.edu

The Impact of a Gravity versus Vacuum Based Indwelling Tunneled Pleural Drainage System on Pain: A Multicenter, Randomized Trial Save

Date Added
March 7th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00084785
Researcher
Nicholas Pastis

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Keywords
Cancer
Summary

The purpose of this study is to compare the effects (good and bad) of the different types of drainage in people receiving indwelling tunneled pleural catheters and the effect this has on pain during the drainage period.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Katherine Wallace
843-792-4557
wallacka@musc.edu

Multicenter, Prospective triAL of ELectromagnetIc BroNchoscOpic and ElectromagNEtic Transthoracic Approaches for the Biopsy of Peripheral Pulmonary Nodules Save

Date Added
December 28th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00071965
Researcher
Nicholas Pastis

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Keywords
Cancer, Lung, Pulmonary
Summary

This is a multi-center, non-randomized, single-arm, prospective trial to evaluate a staged sampling methodology designed to maximize the diagnostic yield of lung biopsy in a single procedure setting. Diagnostic yield will follow biopsy of peripheral pulmonary nodules as identified on chest CT utilizing (1) EMN bronchoscopy, and/or (2) EMN-TTNA.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Michael Balassone
843-792-6696
Balassom@musc.edu

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