Registry of Recruitment-Ready Research Participants for Alzheimer's Disease-Related Clinical Trials

Date Added
October 5th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00112875
Researcher
Jacobo Mintzer

List of Studies


Keywords
Alzheimers
Summary

The purpose of the Alzheimer's Disease Registry Study (ADRS) is to (1) create a registry that will continue to provide study-ready subjects who meet research diagnostic criteria for the different stages of AD and who have been evaluated using research instruments that allow for their participation in clinical trial research, (2) provide a platform to allow for continual follow-up with registry participants to allow for their participation in clinical trial research at different stages of the disease process, and (3) to incorporate a population of veterans and minorities suffering from AD, a population that is not proportionally represented in clinical trial research, into the registry.

By collecting data pertaining to medical history, current medication details, family history, vital signs, and memory/thinking symptom concerns and evaluating a subject's ability to perform certain tasks, such as memory and thinking tests, questions about their daily activities, and social functioning; researchers are able to determine a research subject's potential eligibility in a clinical trial research protocol.

A registry with such information would enable researchers to effectively and efficiently identify potentially eligible research subjects for the program's evolving portfolio of Alzheimer's disease-related clinical trials.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Allison Lapp
843-608-1950, ext 1109
allisonlapp@lcvresearch.org

Long-Term Nicotine Treatment of Mild Cognitive Impairment

Date Added
August 3rd, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00112159
Researcher
Jacobo Mintzer

List of Studies


Keywords
Aging, Alzheimers, Brain, Dementia, Drug Studies, Memory Loss
Summary

The purpose of the study is to see if daily use of nicotine patches will slow or reverse memory loss in participants with Mild cognitive impairment, an early stage of mental decline associated with Alzheimer's disease. Nicotine may mimic natural chemicals in the brain that play a crucial role in memory function, and previous studies have shown that nicotine may improve attention, learning, and memory. In this study, participants will receive either nicotine (up to 21mg/day, the standard dosage of a nicotine patch) or placebo for 2 years to see if these improvements in brain function can be observed over a longer period.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Allison Lapp
843-608-1950 x 1109
allisonlapp@lcvresearch.org

Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer's Disease (A4) Study

Date Added
July 21st, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00112140
Researcher
Jacobo Mintzer

List of Studies


Keywords
Aging, Alzheimers, Brain, Dementia, Drug Studies, Memory Loss
Summary

The purpose of this study is to test whether an investigational drug called solanezumab can slow the progression of memory problems associated with brain amyloid (protein that forms plaques in the brains of people with Alzheimer Disease [AD]).

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Allison Lapp
843-608-1950 x 1109
allisonlapp@lcvresearch.org

Clinical and laboratory studies to determine the causes of neurological disease in adults and children

Date Added
September 15th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00102718
Researcher
Catherine Ziats

List of Studies

Keywords
Alzheimers, Autism, Dementia, Epilepsy, Mental Health, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons
Summary

Neurological diseases are the leading cause of disability worldwide and a major contributor to health problems in children and adults. As the majority of these conditions result in lifelong disabilities, the implications for the family and for society is significant.

A significant number of adult and childhood neurological diseases have a genetic component and are caused by changes in our DNA and/or RNA leading to functional changes in the central nervous system. However, for many patients afflicted with these disorders, traditional genetic testing does not identify a clear genetic cause. The goal of this study will be to use newer genetic techniques to evaluate patients and families with neurological disorders to better understand the genetic basis of the disease.

Institution
Self Regional
Recruitment Contact
Catherine Ziats
8642507944
cziats@ggc.org

Molecular links between Alzheimer's Disease and Cardiomyopathy

Date Added
June 16th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00071077
Researcher
Federica del Monte

List of Studies


Keywords
Alzheimers, Dementia, Genetics, Heart
Summary

Patients with Alzheimer Disease and patients with Heart failure (and a control group free from both the previous mentioned conditions) will be evaluated with cardiac and neuropsychological assessments, in order to investigate the relationship between the two conditions. 8 follow up visits will be repeated yearly, for 8 years.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Gianlorenzo Daniele
843-442-6981
daniele@musc.edu

Alcohol Use Disorder as a risk for Alzheimer's Disease: Insights from functional connectome analysis

Date Added
February 18th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00096201
Researcher
Jane Joseph

List of Studies


Keywords
Alcohol, Alzheimers, Dementia, Non-interventional, Substance Use
Summary

Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a risk factor for Alzheimer's Disease (AD), but more research is needed to identify the potential mechanisms underlying this risk. The present study will use fMRI to examine brain network profiles in mid-life AUD. The goal is to develop techniques to assess risk for Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias. Participation includes cognitive testing and MRI scanning.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Katherine Barlis
843-792-7709
barlis@musc.edu

Odor Disturbances: Clinical Care Registry

Date Added
September 26th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00080333
Researcher
Thomas Uhde

List of Studies


Keywords
ADD/ADHD, Adolescents, Aging, Allergy, Alzheimers, Anxiety, Asthma, Autism, Autoimmune disease, Central Nervous System, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Environmental Factors, Fibromyalgia, Inflammation, Memory Loss, Nervous System, Parkinsons, Psychiatry
Summary

Candidates for this study may or may not report disturbances in odor perception as their primary reason for seeking treatment at MUSC. This study is designed to collect long term, observational data from patients who are being treated with routine clinical care in health clinics at MUSC. Data from clinical questionnaires will be de-identified and stored in a database.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Richard Simmons
843-792-7439
simmr@musc.edu

Connectome Biomarkers for Predicting Alzheimer's Risk in Traumatic Brain Injury

Date Added
July 17th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00077915
Researcher
Jane Joseph

List of Studies


Keywords
Aging, Alzheimers, Brain, Dementia, Healthy Volunteer Studies, Memory Loss, Military
Summary

Traumatic Brain Injury is a risk factor for Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. This study will use neuroimaging in Veterans and civilians with a history of TBI or without TBI to understand whether some of the brain changes that occur in Alzheimer's Disease are present in people with a history of TBI. The study is recruiting male and female military Veterans or civilians with or without TBI between the ages of 30 and 65.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Katherine Barlis
843-792-7709
barlis@musc.edu

Using Connectomics to Characterize Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

Date Added
October 17th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00071249
Researcher
Jane Joseph

List of Studies


Keywords
Alzheimers, Dementia
Summary

This study will use neuroimaging to understand how the connections in the brain change in Alzheimer's Disease. Changes will also be examined in individuals with mild cognitive impairment and healthy aging. The goal is to discover which brain changes are present in healthy aging and MCI so that future studies can assess the risk for developing Alzheimer's Disease. The study involves blood draw, cognitive testing, MRI, PET scanning, and a 1-year follow-up visit to repeat cognitive testing and MRI scanning.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Katherine Barlis
8437927709
barlis@musc.edu

Apathy in Dementia Methylphenidate Trial 2 (ADMET 2)

Date Added
September 23rd, 2015
PRO Number
Pro00043151
Researcher
Jacobo Mintzer

List of Studies


Keywords
Aging, Alzheimers, Brain
Summary

With this research study, we want to learn if methylphenidate (RitalinĀ® and others) helps people with Alzheimer's disease and apathy (lack of interest or concern for things that others find moving or exciting).

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Allison Lapp
843-724-2302
Allison.Lapp@rsfh.com



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