The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of a brain stimulation technique known as transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS, on the benefits of Prolonged Exposure therapy, or PE, which is an effective treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. tDCS has been demonstrated to be safe and effective for influencing brain activity by passing a weak electrical current through the scalp. In this study, tDCS is provided in addition to PE treatment, through the National Crime Victim's Research and Treatment Center at MUSC, or the PTSD Clinical Team Clinic within the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.
This research is taking place at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC and surrounding Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). This study is examining the effectiveness of PE-PC in VHA primary care mental health integration (PCMHI) clinics. We will randomize Veterans presenting in VA PC with chronic PTSD who meet minimal inclusion/exclusion criteria to receive PE-PC (four, 30-minute weekly sessions) or PCMHI treatment as usual.
Evaluate the long-term safety and maintenance of efficacy of AVP-786 for the treatment of agitation in patients with dementia of the Alzheimer's type in Veterans at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC.
Inclusion in this study requires successful completion of studies 15-AVP-786-301, 15-AVP-786-302, 17-AVP-786-305 or 12-AVR-131 and a reliable caregiver who is able and willing to comply with all required study procedures.
The primary objective of this study is to develop a blood-based gene expression signature, known as the ONC-LN-04 Lung Test, to be used in the detection of lung cancer in patients who underwent radiologic screening for lung cancer and had lung nodules detected. We intend to enroll volunteers who are being evaluated by a Ralph H. Johnson VAMC pulmonologist as part of their standard medical care. Participants will be patients who have either (a) radiologic evidence of lung nodules, or (b) a confirmed diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and has not undergone surgical excision, chemotherapy or radiation therapy for this malignancy. A single blood sample will be obtained from willing participants, then stored and analyzed for measurement of gene expression and development of the ONC-LN-04 test. Active participation in this study will be over once a blood sample is obtained; however, we may need access to participants' medical records post-enrollment and sample collection in order to monitor medical outcomes. Review of participants' medical records will occur until up to approximately 5,000 subjects have been enrolled and have provided clinical information and a blood sample.
The main objective of this study is to better understand the biomarkers of patients who are candidates for lung cancer screening. Biomarkers are biologic substances found in the blood and may be related to lung disease risk and detection. We intend to enroll volunteers who are participating in a lung cancer screening program at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and are being seen by a pulmonologist as part of their standard medical care.
Two blood samples will be obtained, 12 months apart, then stored and analyzed to better understand the biomarkers found in blood and to help develop and test blood based screening or diagnostic tests. Active participation in this study will be over once both blood samples are obtained. However, we may conduct medical chart reviews of some participants for up to 27 months in order to look at their medical outcomes.
The main objective of this study is to better understand the biomarkers of patients with abnormal CT (computed tomography) scans of the lungs. Biomarkers are biologic substances found in the blood and may be related to lung disease risk and detection. We intend to enroll volunteers with abnormal CT scans or with pathologically diagnosed lung cacner who are being evaluated by a Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center pulmonologist as part of their standard medical care. A single blood sample will be obtained, then stored and analyzed to better understand the biomarkers found in blood and to help develop blood-based screening or diagnostic tests. Active participation in this study will be over once a blood sample is obtained. However, we may conduct medical chart reviews of some participants for up to 27 months in order to look at their medical outcomes.
This study will evaluate a remote patient monitoring solution for low-risk pregnancies to assess whether or not it produces equivalent care with regards to clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction at a lower cost to the healthcare system and its participants. Furthermore, we will measure the ability of participants to collect and record the necessary data.
The aim of this study is to gather information about veterans at the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Medical Center (RHJ-VAMC) who've experienced a stroke and are interested in participating in rehabilitation research.
VA principal investigators at the Center for Rehabilitation Research in Neurologic Conditions (CRRNC) conduct stroke rehabilitation research for individuals. CRRNC include laboratories that investigate and assess upper extremity motor function, neuro-stimulation, communication and swallowing, locomotor energetics, locomotor and rehabilitation, and motor performance functions.
Participants will be asked to come to the CRRNC located at the Medical University of South Carolina (77 President Street, Charleston, South Carolina) and fill out a simple screening form with study personnel. Participants may be contacted in the future for qualifying studies.