Pediatric asthma is not well controlled in SC and it's important to understand the facilitators and barriers to asthma care, especially in rural and underserved populations. Though school-based clinics provide quality asthma care to pediatric patients and has been shown to increase asthma control and decreased unnecessary health care utilization (i.e., emergency room), enrollment continues to be low. To identify and understand the facilitators and barriers to asthma care within school-based clinics, it is important to query caregivers (parents, grandparents, foster parents, legal guardians) and providers (doctors, APPs) to elicit their thoughts and opinions. This study will include caregiver and provider surveys and individual interviews to collect and analyze these thoughts and opinions.
The main purpose of this study is to see if taking benralizumab is effective in treating Severe Eosinophilic Asthma in patients 6 to 17 years old compared with placebo. Benralizumab is administered through a subcutaneous injection (shot). Participation in the study is divided into two parts. The first part will last up to 16 weeks or until an asthma attack or flare is experienced. The second part will last up to two years.
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.
The TRANSFORM network is focused on improving child health outcomes in SC through research on conditions of highest priority for future generations. These include conditions like asthma, autism, diabetes, obesity and early childhood outcomes. To accelerate research study recruitment activities for future projects that TRANSFORM sites may participate in, the TRANSFORM network sites will create a research recruitment registry of families interested in volunteering for research. Participants will enter their own as well as their child(ren)'s information into the electronic registry which can be used to identify people to contact for future studies.