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

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group, Multicenter Trial of CVL-865 as Adjunctive Therapy in Adults with Drug-Resistant Focal Onset Seizures (REALIZE Trial)

Date Added
March 10th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00096604
Researcher
Jonathan Halford

List of Studies

Keywords
Epilepsy
Summary

The purpose of this study is to find out if a drug called CVL-865 is safe and effective in the treatment for focal onset epilepsy. The study has an 8-week screening period, followed by a treatment period where adults 18 - 75 years of age that qualify for treatment will be randomly assigned to 3 different dose levels of the study drug. This is followed by a 4-week safety follow up period. The study will last approximately 25 weeks with approximately 7 research related clinic appointments. Participants that successfully complete the treatment period will also have the option of participating in a separate open-label extension study and all participants will be taking the study drug.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Robin Bulgarino
843-792-1115
Bulgarino@musc.edu

eACT (epilepsy: Adherence in children and technology)

Date Added
May 4th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00087259
Researcher
Janelle Wagner

List of Studies

Keywords
Children's Health, Epilepsy, Pediatrics
Summary

The aim of this multi-site study is to evaluate the effectiveness of mHealth intervention strategies for improving anti-epileptic drug adherence in caregivers of young children with epilepsy. A 2-month baseline period will be followed by two stages. In Stage 1 (3-months), caregivers will received either 1) a mHealth education module and automated digital reminders or 2) the mHealth education module, automated digital reminders, and individualized adherence feedback based. In Stage 2 (2-months), caregivers will either receive 1) continued individualized adherence feedback or 2) individualized adherence feedback and a mHealth problem-solving module. The primary outcome is electronically-monitored adherence. Secondary outcomes include seizure severity/frequency, quality of life and healthcare utilization.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Millie Griffin
843-792-4653
grifm@musc.edu

NSF 1649865 EAGER: Next-Generation Neural Data Analysis (NGNDA) Platform: Massive Parallel Analysis of Multi-Modal Brain Networks

Date Added
April 18th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00064530
Researcher
Jonathan Halford

List of Studies

Keywords
Epilepsy
Summary

This project proposes to develop a system to analyze electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data from clinical studies of patients with epileptic seizures. This will be called the Next-Generative Neural Data Analysis (NGNDA) platform. This system will use new high-performance computing tools and algorithms to analyze high-dimensional brain data from EEG and MRI. The plan is to create tools for analyzing these big data clinical studies that clinicians can use to improve the care of patients with epilepsy.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Rebecca Hamrick
843-792-3855
hamrickr@musc.edu



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