Comparison of Theta Burst versus 10 Hz Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Craving in Smokers

Date Added
February 6th, 2024
PRO Number
Pro00121128
Researcher
Xingbao Li

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Keywords
Brain, Healthy Volunteer Studies, Smoking
Summary

Smoking is one of the main public health problems. Smoking cessation is difficult because of nicotine dependence. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) over the frontal head has shown to be effective in the reduction of cigarette consumption and craving. In this study, we will evaluate the efficiency of a new form of rTMS called intermittent theta-burst stimulation (iTBS) for smoking cessation.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Morgan Dancy
843 8765-141
maddoxm@musc.edu

Pediatrics Biorepository for Neurosurgery

Date Added
November 1st, 2023
PRO Number
Pro00126218
Researcher
Ramin Eskandari

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Keywords
Brain
Summary

The goal of this study proposal is to develop a biorepository which will collect and store central nervous system (CNS) tissue or cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) for future research. This material will be collected from children with CNS conditions or defects. This will be a very useful resource to scientists who work to develop new approaches to prevent and treat conditions that affect children's brains and nervous systems.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Ramin Eskandari
(843) 876-0444
eskandar@musc.edu

Thrombophilia in Embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS)

Date Added
July 27th, 2023
PRO Number
Pro00127326
Researcher
Ghada Mohamed

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Keywords
Brain
Summary

The purpose of this research study is to study the utility of advanced blood testing for patients who have had a stroke and tend to form blood clots more than usual. The study involves blood tests using a new testing system that may detect issues with blood clotting easier than conventional tests. This is a 12-month study and will involve one blood draw and follow-up phone calls

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
There is no research coordinator
3134180214
mohamedg@musc.edu

At-Home Transcutaneous Auricular Neuromodulation for Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Date Added
July 5th, 2023
PRO Number
Pro00128818
Researcher
Bashar Badran

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Keywords
Brain
Summary

Hypermobile EDS and hypermobile spectrum disorder (collectively referred to as hEDS) are estimated to affect 1 in 500 individuals worldwide. hEDS patients have limited treatment options for their numerous symptoms that impact the quality of life. This clinical trial tests a new ear stimulation method in hEDS patients to determine if it may improve quality of life.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Dillon Connolly
843-792-9502
connolld@musc.edu

EEG-fNIRS Controlled TMS Real-time Neural Feedback for Anti-Depressive Treatment

Date Added
July 5th, 2023
PRO Number
Pro00124800
Researcher
Mark George

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Keywords
Brain, Depression
Summary

Currently rTMS for treating depression is delivered without knowing whether the TMS pulses are synchronized with the patient's brain rhythms. We will study healthy and depressed adults with TMS inside of the MRI scanner or outside of the MRI scanner using optics, and test whether it matters precisely timing the TMS pulses with EEG.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Bridgette Holland
843-638-7517
hollanbr@musc.edu

Neurobehavioral and Immune Effects of Citicoline in Youth Alcohol Use Disorder

Date Added
June 6th, 2023
PRO Number
Pro00128800
Researcher
Lindsay Squeglia

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