A randomized, sham-controLled, clinical Trial For evaLuation Of the EdWards APTURE transcatheter shunt system (ALT-FLOW II)

Date Added
November 28th, 2023
PRO Number
Pro00132875
Researcher
Brian Houston

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Keywords
Heart, Hypertension/ High Blood Pressure
Summary

This is a study to evalaute the device's safety, function, and effects on heart function, and clinical outcomes of using the Edwards APTURE system (study device) in subjects with heart failure.

Major study activities include 3 right heart catheterizations (RHC) with exercise, a computed tomography (CT) scan with contrast, multiple ultrasounds of the heart, labs, and other assessments. The length of subject participation in the study is 5 years and includes 11 research visits.

The information obtained from this study will show how safe and effective this approach is in treating the symptoms of heart failure. Alternative treatment for heart failure depends on the cause, but may include diet and exercise, managing stress, medication (such as medications to treat leg swelling, high blood pressure, or abnormal heart rate), participation in another research study or continuing with current medical therapy

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Shaquanda Ross-Simmons
843-876-5783
shr37@musc.edu

Re-Evaluation of the Corvia Atrial Shunt Device in a Precision Medicine Trial to Determine Efficacy in Mildly Reduced or Preserved EF Heart Failure

Date Added
April 11th, 2023
PRO Number
Pro00126551
Researcher
Sheldon Litwin

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Keywords
Heart, Hypertension/ High Blood Pressure, Shortness of Breath
Summary

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the potential effectiveness, outcomes, and safety (before, during, and after study procedures) of the Inter Atrial Shunt Device (IASD) in the treatment of subjects with heart failure symptoms and relatively normal pumping of the heart. This study involves the use of an investigational medical device called the Corvia Atrial Shunt (CAS) System. The CAS is permanently implanted in the heart to reduce the increased pressure in the left side of the heart by creating a small opening between the two upper chambers of the heart. Participants will have a 50% chance of being in either group A having the CAS placed or group B and not receiving the device. Subjects will have 7 research clinic visits, and multiple telephone calls for a total of 5 years of follow-up. The research clinic visits will include medical exams, health questionnaires, ECG and echocardiogram of the heart and 6 minute hall walk tests.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Elhaam Borhanian
843-792-5873
borhania@musc.edu

Re-Evaluation of the Corvia Atrial Shunt Device in a Precision Medicine Trial to Determine Efficacy in Mildly Reduced or Preserved EF Heart Failure

Date Added
April 11th, 2023
PRO Number
Pro00126551
Researcher
Sheldon Litwin

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Keywords
Heart, Hypertension/ High Blood Pressure, Shortness of Breath
Summary

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the potential effectiveness, outcomes, and safety (before, during, and after study procedures) of the Inter Atrial Shunt Device (IASD) in the treatment of subjects with heart failure symptoms and relatively normal pumping of the heart. This study involves the use of an investigational medical device called the Corvia Atrial Shunt (CAS) System. The CAS is permanently implanted in the heart to reduce the increased pressure in the left side of the heart by creating a small opening between the two upper chambers of the heart. Participants will have a 50% chance of being in either group A having the CAS placed or group B and not receiving the device. Subjects will have 7 research clinic visits, and multiple telephone calls for a total of 5 years of follow-up. The research clinic visits will include medical exams, health questionnaires, ECG and echocardiogram of the heart and 6 minute hall walk tests.

Institution
MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center
Recruitment Contact
Elhaam Borhanian
843-792-5873
borhania@musc.edu

Synergistic Interplay of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Hypertension (HTN)

Date Added
January 13th, 2023
PRO Number
Pro00122811
Researcher
Justin Van Beusecum

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Keywords
Healthy Volunteer Studies, Hypertension/ High Blood Pressure, Lupus, Women's Health
Summary

This study is to explore the relationship between lupus and hypertension (high blood pressure). Female volunteers between the ages of 18-65 are needed who meet 1 of 4 possible participation types: 1. Participants with diagnosis of lupus and hypertension, 2.Participants with lupus without hypertension, 3.Participants without lupus but have hypertension, or 4. Participants that have no lupus diagnosis or hypertension.

Study participation includes a 1 time visit to the Research Nexus and involves a review of currently available medical records and a brief participant questionnaire specific to demographics and behaviors. The study visit includes a series of 3 blood pressure readings and a blood collection of approximately 2 tablespoons of blood. Compensation is available.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Jonathan Flume
843-792-3926
jof63@musc.edu

A Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized, Open-Label Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of PMX Cartridge in Addition to Standard Medical Care for Patients with Endotoxemic Septic Shock

Date Added
December 7th, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00122530
Researcher
Blaithin McMahon

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Keywords
Blood Disorders, Hypertension/ High Blood Pressure, Infectious Diseases, Kidney
Summary

The purpose of this study is to compare the safety and efficacy of the PMX cartridge ( Toramyxin) (in Addition to Standard Medical Care for Patients with Endotoxemic Septic Shock:
Eligible and consented subjects will be randomized to receive either the PMX cartridge (administered twice for 1½ to 2 hours per treatment session approximately 24 hours apart) plus standard medical care or standard medical care alone. For all subjects in whom treatment has been initiated, a follow-up visit (if they are still in the hospital) or a telephone call will be completed at Day 28 (or later) to determine their mortality status. In surviving subjects, a follow-up visit or telephone call to determine their mortality status will also take place at approximately three months (i.e. Day 90) and 12 months after the subject was randomized.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Marcie Pregulman
843-792-8166
pregulma@musc.edu

REAL Answers (Registry Expansion Analysis to Learn Answers)

Date Added
November 16th, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00124358
Researcher
Hermes Florez

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Keywords
Anxiety, Blood Disorders, Cardiovascular, Genetics, Hypertension/ High Blood Pressure, Pain, Stroke, Stroke Recovery
Summary

Over 2400 people who have sickle cell disease and are between the ages of 15 and 45 have been enrolled into the National Registry (SCDIC-I) of patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). A rich resource of natural history data, the SCDIC-I Registry has longitudinal data collected yearly since 2016 from patient surveys (e.g. self reported pain incidences, sleep, barriers to care, experiences during and after pregnancy), medical record abstraction (e.g. medications, transfusion history, co-morbidities) and laboratory results. The 150 patients (or 1200 among the 8 sites) will be selected from both MUSC adult and pediatric SCD clinics starting at 12 years of age; those not previously enrolled in the SCDIC National Registry will be offered the possibility to enroll in SCDIC-II.
We will look at the following:
1- Compare the effect of new SCD medications – crizanlizumab, voxelotor, and L-glutamine – on clinical outcomes in individuals with SCD.
2 - Identify genetic and genomic predictors of response to crizanlizumab, voxelotor, and L-glutamine
3 - Integrate study data into the CureSCi metadata catalog (MDC) to enhance future cross-study analyses.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Jayla Moss
843-792-4653
mossjay@musc.edu

Sickle Cell Disease Patient Registry

Date Added
August 23rd, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00122740
Researcher
Hermes Florez

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Keywords
Anxiety, Blood Disorders, Cardiovascular, Genetics, Hypertension/ High Blood Pressure, Pain, Stroke, Stroke Recovery
Summary

Over 2400 people who have sickle cell disease and are between the ages of 15 and 45 have been enrolled into the National Registry (SCDIC-I) of patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). A rich resource of natural history data, the SCDIC-I Registry has longitudinal data collected yearly since 2016 from patient surveys (e.g. self reported pain incidences, sleep, barriers to care, experiences during and after pregnancy), medical record abstraction (e.g. medications, transfusion history, comorbidities) and laboratory results. The SCDIC-II Registry will continue follow-up of this patient cohort and enroll new patients of all ages to enrich the data resource as a natural history study.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Sarah Bourne
843-876-8652
bourne@musc.edu