Genetic Testing for non-diabetic nephropathy (apolipoprotein L1 gene): Attitudes of African American transplant patients, living donors, and non-transplant patients/non-donors Save

Date Added
February 7th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00085244
Researcher
Prabhakar Baliga

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Transplant
Summary

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.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Caitlin Schaffner
843-792-7558
schaffne@musc.edu

Comparing the Effectiveness of House Calls and Peer Mentorship to Reduce Racial Disparities in Live Donor Kidney Transplantation Save

Date Added
May 18th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00078154
Researcher
Prabhakar Baliga

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Kidney, Transplant
Summary

The House Calls (HC) program is an education study to address needs of minority end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients and their immediate support network to promote living kidney donation. It requires a HC educator to give a 60-90 minute education session in the patient's home or common location. The study is 3 years long and will comprise of 374 Black end stage renal disease patients who are on the kidney transplant waitlist or are being evaluated as waitlist candidates. Participants will be randomized to a usual care arm, a HC arm, or a HC plus a twice a week support mentor (via National Kidney Foundation) who will be in contact every two weeks. This study will recruit patients from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA and the Medical University of South Carolina in SC.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
John Sieverdes
843-792-1235
sieverde@musc.edu

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