Unilateral Spatial Neglect and Postural Control Deficits in Children with Unilateral Brain Damage

Date Added
June 7th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00107818
Researcher
Emerson Hart

List of Studies

Keywords
Brain, Cerebral Palsey, Pediatrics, Stroke
Summary

Children with injury to one side of the brain (stroke, cerebral palsy, or traumatic brain injury) often have difficulty with many life activities due to problems with their ability to pay attention and also problems with keeping their balance. This project will help explain how a child's problems with paying attention impacts their ability to keep themselves safe while standing and moving during childhood life activities. This study will have children participate in a several different assessments to evaluate how they are paying attention, how well they keep their balance, how well they are able to move and play, and will ask parents to complete a couple of surveys to provide information about what the children are like at home. This study will consist of one visit to MUSC campus that will take about 2 hours to complete the testing.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Emerson Hart
843-792-1671
hartem@musc.edu

Assessment of myocardial Damage and Encephalopathy by Repeated Trauma (ALERT)

Date Added
May 18th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00109049
Researcher
Federica del Monte

List of Studies


Keywords
Brain, Dementia, Genetics, Heart
Summary

Two groups of former athletes (who competed in contact and not-contact sports) will undergo brain and heart assessments. Additionally, blood and urines samples will be collected in order to investigate potential markers of disease.

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

Disentangling Reward/Anti-reward Circuits in Opioid Users with Chronic Low Back Pain

Date Added
May 18th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00106192
Researcher
Catherine Hubbard

List of Studies


Keywords
Brain, Drug Studies, Pain
Summary

This project uses advanced analytical approaches in functional magnetic resonance imaging, at the level of the individual, to expand our current understanding of the brain changes responsible for driving an individual's susceptibility or resistance toward prescription opioid misuse in patients with chronic low back pain.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Catherine Hubbard
843-792-9502
precisionimaginglab@musc.edu

Combining taVNS with early CIMT to improve health outcomes of infants

Date Added
May 4th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00109558
Researcher
Dorothea Jenkins

List of Studies


Keywords
Brain, Infant, Movement Disorders, Physical Therapy, Stroke Recovery
Summary

Newborns who are born premature or suffer brain injury at birth are at risk for motor problems that may cause weakness in reaching and grasping on one side of the body. In older children, therapists may use a hand mitt and restraint for the stronger arm, to encourage use of the weaker side, called constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT). Even with the high intensity therapy of CIMT, it typically takes between 40-120 hours total treatment time for most children to improve their motor skills. A non-invasive form of nerve stimulation, transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS), stimulates a nerve by the ear that enhances learning motor skills. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of taVNS to improve motor skills when paired with CIMT in infants with one-sided weakness at 6-18months of age.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Patricia Coker-Bolt
843-792-7491
coerkpc@musc.edu

Effects of a Novel mGluR5 Negative Allosteric Modulator on Alcohol Drinking, Neurochemistry, and Brain Reactivity to Alcohol Cues in Alcohol Use Disorder

Date Added
October 6th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00102334
Researcher
James Prisciandaro

List of Studies


Keywords
Alcohol, Brain, Drug Studies, Substance Use
Summary

This Phase II clinical research study evaluates both the safety and effectiveness of an FDA-regulated medication presently in the initial stages of development for alcohol use disorder treatment (GET73), and will test whether GET73 alters brain chemicals and function, response to alcohol ingestion, and the desire for alcohol. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two medication treatment groups (GET73 or placebo). Study medication will be taken for 8 days, with approximately 4 study visits, and a "bar-lab" procedure and 2 MRI brain imaging scans will be completed. Questionnaires and clinical interview measures will be completed at study visits along with consistent assessment of potential side effects from study medication.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Katy Fuqua
(843) 792-1452
fuquama@musc.edu

A Phase 2 Study of Dabrafenib (NSC# 763760) With Trametinib (NSC# 763093) After Local Irradiation in Newly-Diagnosed BRAF V600-Mutant High-Grade Glioma (HGG)

Date Added
September 2nd, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00102404
Researcher
Jacqueline Kraveka

List of Studies


Keywords
Brain, Cancer, Pediatrics
Summary

This study is for patients that have been newly diagnosed with BRAF v600-Mutant High-Grade Glioma (HGG). The overall goal of this study is to see if using two drugs called dabrafenib and trametinib after radiation treatment will be better than treatments used in the past in helping to get rid of or shrink HGG. The treatment involves cancer fighting medicines plus radiation. The treatment on this study takes a little over 2 years. It is divided into 2 phases of therapy.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
HCC Clinical Trials Office
843-792-9321
hcc-clinical-trials@musc.edu

MPFC Theta Burst Stimulation as a Treatment Tool for Alcohol Use Disorder: Effects on Drinking and Incentive Salience

Date Added
September 1st, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00102709
Researcher
Lisa McTeague

List of Studies


Keywords
Alcohol, Brain, Drug Studies, Psychiatry, Substance Use
Summary

The purpose of this study is to develop transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), specifically TMS at a frequency known as theta burst stimulation (TBS), to see how it affects the brain and changes the brain's response to alcohol-related pictures. TMS and TBS are stimulation techniques that use magnetic pulses to temporarily excite specific brain areas in awake people (without the need for surgery, anesthetic, or other invasive procedures). TBS, which is a form of TMS, will be applied over the medial prefrontal cortex, (MPFC), which has been shown to be involved with drinking patterns and alcohol consumption. This study will test whether TBS can be used as an alternative tool to reduce the desire to use alcohol and reducing the brain's response to alcohol-related pictures.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Charleston Alcohol Research Center
(843) 792-1222
alcoholstudy@musc.edu

A Phase II Study of Metronomic and Targeted Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy for Children With Recurrent/Progressive Medulloblastoma

Date Added
September 1st, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00091939
Researcher
Jacqueline Kraveka

List of Studies


Keywords
Brain, Brain Tumor, Cancer, Central Nervous System, Children's Health, Drug Studies, Pediatrics, Spinal Cord
Summary

This study is for patients with recurrent/progressive medulloblastoma, which is a type of childhood brain tumor. Participants in this study will receive intravenous (IV, into the veins) bevacizumab and intrathecal (into the spinal fluid) or intraventricular (into the fluid surrounding the brain) etoposide and cytarabine in combination with five oral (taken by mouth) chemotherapy drugs as a possible treatment for recurrent/progressive medulloblastoma. Total study duration is about 1 year and depending on how well a participant tolerates the medications and the response of the disease, the patient may continue the treatment after the first year.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
HCC Clinical Trials Office
843-792-9321
hcc-clinical-trails@musc.edu

High-dose Accelerated rTMS to Cognitive Control Neurocircuitry in MCI: A Safety and Feasibility study

Date Added
July 7th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00100536
Researcher
Andreana Benitez

List of Studies


Keywords
Brain, Dementia, Memory Loss, Psychiatry
Summary

The goal of this pilot study is to determine whether a high-dose form of non-invasive brain stimulation is a promising and safe treatment for Mild Cognitive Impairment. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an FDA approved treatment for depression. In studies of TMS for depression and other disorders, individuals have experienced improved cognitive function. Thus, the current study is testing whether TMS is safe, feasible and effective in improving cognition in individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Holly Fleischmann
843-792-8274
mcteague@musc.edu

HEALEY ALS Platform Trial

Date Added
June 23rd, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00099528
Researcher
Amy Chen

List of Studies


Keywords
Brain, Drug Studies, Nervous System, Rare Diseases
Summary

The HEALEY ALS Platform Trial is a research trial that tests the safety and effectiveness of multiple treatment courses on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Different courses of treatments may be ongoing at the same time and additional treatment courses may be added to the study as time goes by. Qualified participants will have a 3 in 4 chance of being randomly assigned to an active drug or a 1 in 4 chance of being randomly assigned to an inactive drug. After a treatment course is completed, participants may participate in another treatment course, or if available, continue in an optional extension period of the treatment.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Lauren Card
843-729-4394
cardl@musc.edu



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