Development of a nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease symptom scale (NTM-SS)

Date Added
July 12th, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00119468
Researcher
Patrick Flume

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Keywords
Lung, Pulmonary
Summary

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) cause a chronic pulmonary infection associated with cough, fatigue, and shortness of breath. We seek to develop and test a disease-specific patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) in well-characterized populations of patients with NTM pulmonary disease. Ultimately, a validated PROM for individuals with NTM pulmonary disease will fill a critical need for effective NTM treatments by improving clinical trial design and identifying a meaningful endpoint that can guide therapeutic development.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Zerlinna Teague
8437920965
recruitment@musc.edu

Ganciclovir to Prevent Reactivation of Cytomegalovirus in Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure and Sepsis

Date Added
April 20th, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00113274
Researcher
Andrew Goodwin

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Keywords
Pulmonary
Summary

The purpose of this research is to find out if a drug called ganciclovir can prevent cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation, in which the virus wakes up from an inactive state, in patients with respiratory failure associated with severe sepsis. In order for you to take part in this study, we verified that you also have previously had an infection with a virus called Cytomegalovirus (CMV). Ganciclovir is an FDA approved drug that has been widely used for the prevention and treatment of CMV in patients with weakened immune systems. A total of 482 patients will be enrolled in this study at sites throughout the US.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Zerlinna Teague
8437920965
recruitment@musc.edu

CONNECTS Master for Clinical Trials targeting macro-, micro-immunothombosis, vascular hyperinflammation, and hypercoagulability and rein-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 (ACTIV-4 Host Tissue)

Date Added
March 24th, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00114224
Researcher
Andrew Goodwin

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Keywords
Coronavirus, Infectious Diseases, Lung, Pulmonary
Summary

The overarching goal of the Master Protocol is to find effective strategies for inpatient management of patients with COVID-19. Therapeutic goals for patients hospitalized for COVID-19 include hastening recovery and preventing progression to critical illness, multiorgan failure, or death. Our objective is to determine whether modulating the host tissue response with agents targeting the RAAS improves clinical outcomes among patients with COVID-19.
Potential agents to investigate on this platform include TXA127 and TRV027. Both have potential beneficial effects on the RAAS system in COVID-19. We postulate that SARS-CoV-2 spike protein interaction with the ACE2 receptor leads to unchecked activity of AngII, and RAAS-targeting therapies will counterbalance pathologic RAAS effects. We will evaluate the efficacy of TXA127 and TRV027 in restoring RAAS balance.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Zerlinna Teague
8437920965
recruitment@musc.edu