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.
The goal of the COSMID (Comparison of Surgery and Medicine on the Impact of Diverticulitis) trial is to determine if elective colectomy is more effective than best medical management for patients with quality of life-limiting diverticular disease. The COSMID trial focuses on both patient-reported outcomes and clinical outcomes that matter to patients. The results are expected to establish an evidence-based approach to the care of millions of patients per year in the United States and help people impacted by this common condition make more informed treatment decisions.
This is a study for patients with high blood pressure. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of renal denervation while you are still on your blood pressure medications. Renal denervation is a procedure that destroys the nerve fibers that run along the kidney blood vessels interrupting nerve signals that may cause high blood pressure.The purpose of the treatment (renal denervation) is to lower blood pressure. You will undergo renal angiography (RA), which you may or may not receive the study treatment (depending upon your study assignment). The sponsor has manufactured a new drug/device combination product called the Peregrine System™ Kit (also referred to as the Peregrine Kit). The Peregrine Kit contains a device, the Peregrine System™ Infusion Catheter (also referred to as the Peregrine Catheter), and a drug dehydrated alcohol for injection (also referred to as alcohol). Therefore, the effectiveness of the study catheter and the alcohol (Peregrine Kit) will be assessed by how well the treatment reduces your blood pressure. The participant will be asked to return to the doctor's office for follow-up visits at 4 and 8 weeks, 3, 4, 5 and 6 months, and 1, 2, and 3 years after the procedure. At the 1 year visit, the participant will find out if he/she got the treatment, and if he/she did not, they can choose to cross-over to the treatment if they still meet eligibility criteria.
The purpose of this study is to build a repository (collection) of heart signals from eligible subjects. The experimental part of this study is the collection of heart signals using a device similar to a heart monitor called the Phase Signal Acquisition System. The signals will be electronically sent to a storage center and paired with the subject's heart catheterization results for future use in research and development activities sponsored by Analytics 4 Life. The study will include up to 1500 participants at up to 20 research sites in the United States and will require approximately one hour of the subject's time. There are no follow-up visits. .
The purpose of this study is to build a repository of heart signals from eligible subjects. The experimental part of this study is the collection of the participant's heart signals using a device similar to a heart monitor called the Phase Signal Acquisition System. The signals will be electronically sent to a storage center, then compared to the results of the participant's heart catheterization and saved for future research and development activities sponsored by Analytics 4 Life. The study will include up to 2500 participants at up to 20 research sites in the United States and will require approximately one hour of the subject's time. There are no follow-up visits.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate participants Quality of Life (QOL) with their Cochlear implant (CI) through a variety of questionnaires and hearing tests.
There will be a pre-surgical visit as well as 3, 6, and 12 month post-surgery visits. In this study, the participants will take surveys and hearing tests at each visit. He or she will complete surveys on the computer through REDCap and the hearing tests will be completed in sound-attenuating booth using headphones in the Walton Research building on MUSC's campus. The study participation is complete once the participant has completed all 4 study visits.
The main purpose of this study is to find out if getting a test, called the Prolaris cell cycle progression test (CCP), changes decisions about how prostate cancer is treated and how these decisions affect the course of the disease. Researchers want to look at the treatments that men and their doctors choose to manage prostate cancer and how the treatments change over time.
This study is called a registry study. A registry study collects information about a group of people who have the same medical condition. This study will enroll men who have had Prolaris testing and men who have not had Prolaris testing. During the course of this registry study demographic and health information will be collected from you or from your medical records several times over the course of 8 years.
The Prolaris test would like to improve the impacts of individual risk assessment, as well as, to help researchers to better understand prostate cancer and how decisions are made about prostate cancer treatment.
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 study is designed to look at the usefulness and safety of an oxybate mixed-salts oral solution or placebo for treatment of Idiopathic Hypersomnia. Idiopathic Hypersomnia (IH) is a sleep disorder in which a person is excessively sleepy during the day and has great difficulty being awakened from sleep. Study staff nor participants will know if they are receiving study drug or placebo. Participants will be male or female subjects 18-70 years old with a diagnosis of Idiopathic Hypersomnia (IH) within the last five years, and not due to other medical conditions such as Narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, and uncontrolled hypothyroidism. A minimum of 140 study subjects will be randomized across all sites with 72 randomized to the study drug and 72 to the placebo drug. The study treatment period from screening to follow-up will last approximately 42 weeks, requiring nine visits. An overnight stay might be required to confirm the diagnosis of IH.
The purpose of this clinical study is to see whether a medical device called the Paradise Renal Denervation System (also called The Paradise System) can lower high blood pressure in participants who are known to have hypertension. The device and the treatment delivered by the device, which is known as renal denervation, are investigational in the United States because they haven't been approved by the FDA. Renal denervation is a procedure where a catheter is placed inside these blood vessels (renal arteries). The ultrasound energy is created when the catheter is connected to a power source known as a generator. The ultrasound energy will heat up a small area of tissue around the blood vessel to disable nerves that are surrounding the blood vessels.
Participants will stop taking hypertensive medication before the procedure and up to two months after the procedure. Participants will be randomized to the procedure or control and will be followed for 36 months. At the six month follow-up appointment, participants will learn whether they had the procedure or not. Those who did not receive the procedure can opt in to have the procedure in the future.