The Overcoming Cohort study is a studies looking for variations in DNA,for populations less than or 25 years of age, that either protect people from COVID-19 disease or make them more susceptible. The study will sequence patients' entire genome or the smaller group of genes that code for proteins (exome). The study would gain a better understanding of COVID-19 that would improve diagnostic, prevention, and treatment measures.
Understanding the current epidemiology of COVID-19 is of urgent importance in light of the continued pandemic. Given current testing guidelines, the number of individuals within the Charleston, South Carolina area who have had COVID-19 is unknown. Many such individuals may have been asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic. Thus, the number of confirmed cases, those who are or have been symptomatic and tested for COVID-19, is most likely a significant underrepresentation of the community seroprevalence of the virus. The purpose of this study is to determine the number of prior COVID-19 infections that are present in the Charleston area among adults, and to evaluate characteristics associated with infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19.
The purpose of the research is to test out a new form of treatment where we stimulate a nerve in your ear. This is called transcutaneous (through the skin) auricular (ear) vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS) which means that you will receive stimulation through the ear. The taVNS device looks like an ear bud you would use with your smart phone or computer. We are investigating whether or not taVNS can treat neurologic symptoms of COVID-19 which are termed NEUROCOVID. Some symptoms you may experience are new onset anxiety, depression, vertigo, loss of smell, headaches, fatigue, irritability, etc. This study is entirely online and all assessments will be completed virtually.
COVID-19 testing involves collection of swabs from nasopharyngeal cavities where the SARS-CoV-2 virus replicates. Many other commensal and pathogenic microbes may be found in the same host niche. Collectively, these microbes are called the microbiome. We hypothesize that the colonizing microbiome at the time of diagnosis may provide leads for early stratification of cases into risk categories, future clinical manifestations of the disease, and insights into treatment strategies.
People who recover from COVID-19 do so, at least in part, because their blood contains substances called antibodies, which are capable of fighting the virus that causes the illness. It turns out that for some other diseases caused by respiratory viruses, giving people the liquid portion of blood, called plasma, obtained from those who have recovered from the virus, leads to more rapid improvement of the disease. We think that patients with COVID-19 may improve faster if they receive plasma from those who have recovered from COVID-19, because it may have the ability to fight the virus that causes COVID-19.
We are performing this study to see if children admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 may have an improved chance of recovery by receiving plasma from someone who has recovered from COVID-19.
Remestemcel-L will be evaluated in children or adolescents with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) associated with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) who have baseline myocardial complications. The primary objective of this study is to assess the safety and tolerability of remestemcel-L in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
This research study is looking at investigational drugs to prevent the COVID-19 (Coronavirus 2019) disease from occurring in people who have been exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.The study aims to determine whether the study drugs lower infection by the virus, whether they reduce the need for medical visits and the amount of time spent away from day-to-activities due to COVID-19, and whether they can cause side effects. Participation in the study will last approximately 32 weeks and will require up to 14 visits to the research clinic.Compensation will be provided.
The purpose of the study is to see if a medication called Ravulizumab (ULTOMIRIS) may reduce lung injury in people with pneumonia, acute lung injury (ALI), or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) that is associated with a COVID 19 infection. ULTOMIRIS is an investigational medication, meaning that it has not been approved by the FDA to treat these conditions. Participants will be randomly assigned (like flipping a coin) to receive the study medication or not receive the study medication. Participants who receive study drug will receive the study drug in their vein up to 4 times in a 2 week period. Study participation will last about 29 days.
This study will document the transition from in-person to telemental health delivery of trauma-focused psychotherapy during the COVID-19 pandemic in Puerto Rico. The study includes interviews and online surveys with health providers, caregivers and youth.
The study is intended to use human tissue samples obtained from the nasal cavity in COVID-19 symptomatic subjects to establish the clinical sensitivity and specificity of the Panbio™ COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test by comparison to the reference method used by an central laboratory. The study will collect 2 nasal swabs from each subject enrolled, with one swab tested immediately after
collection and the other swab placed in viral transport medium (VTM) immediately after collection for shipment to a central lab for reference testing.