Identification of Molecular and Genetic Variations Underlying Skin Diseases

Date Added
November 3rd, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00096209
Researcher
Colleen Cotton

List of Studies

Keywords
Cancer, Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Inflammation, Rare Diseases, Skin
Summary

Genetic changes to human skin contribute to a wide variety of conditions and diseases that affect over 20% of the population. However, the genes and molecules that are responsible for human skin development and disease are not fully understood, preventing the development of treatment options. This proposal seeks to better understand one disease in particular, linear morphea, a form of Sclerederma that can affect the skin, muscle, and bone. This study will recruit subjects to collect and use skin tissue for the purpose of identifying the genetic causes of linear morphea.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Alexandra Ritter
757-777-6673
ritteral@musc.edu

A Phase 2a, Open-label, Single-arm, 2-Part Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Pharmacokinetics of VX‐147 in Adults with APOL1-mediated Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

Date Added
July 21st, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00099956
Researcher
Roberto Pisoni

List of Studies


Keywords
Drug Studies, Genetics, Kidney, Minorities, Rare Diseases
Summary

The study is an open-label study to determine the safety and efficacy of VX-147-101 in subjects who have APOLI dependent FSGS. The study comprises three periods: screening, treatment, and follow-up. The study includes a screening visit to determine if you have the APOLI gene. Participation in this study will last approximately 17 weeks. Participants may choose to participate in an off-treatment observation for up to 12 additional weeks.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Linda Walker
843-792-6109
walkerlp@musc.edu

A Study of the Prevalence of Apolipoprotein L1(APOL1) Alleles Among Individuals With Proteinuric Kidney Disease Who Are of Recent African Ancestry or Geographic Origin

Date Added
June 9th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00098923
Researcher
Roberto Pisoni

List of Studies


Keywords
Genetics, Kidney, Minorities, Rare Diseases
Summary

The purpose of the study is to test to see if people with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) have a genetic mutation (changes in DNA) so we can learn more about this disease. FSGS is a disease in which scar tissue develops on the parts of the kidneys that filter waste out of the blood. The FSGS in potential participants will be identified through previous kidney biopsy results in medical records and previous urine sample analysis results. The study will also help find people with a genetic mutation who may be interested in participating in future research studies.

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

Topical treatment for superficial disseminated actinic porokeratosis: A Single-Blinded Comparison Between Lovastatin/Cholesterol and Lovastatin

Date Added
April 7th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00096259
Researcher
Dirk Elston

List of Studies


Keywords
Drug Studies, Genetics, Inflammation, Pain, Rare Diseases, Skin
Summary

The purpose of this research is to treat disseminated actinic porokeratosis (DSAP) with cholesterol/lovastatin or lovastatin alone. The goal of treatment is to decrease (DSAP) lesions after 12 weeks of treatment and compare which treatment is best.

The study is single-blinded and randomized, meaning the patients will not be told of which treatment they will receive, and the decision of which treatment they will receive will be completely random. The patient will also agree to close up photographs and clinical photographs taken of their disseminated actinic porokeratosis at the initial visit. At weeks 4, 8, and 12, the patients will complete a virtual visit. The subject will take a picture (phone camera/digital camera) of their lesions/skin markings with a measuring instrument. These photos will be shared with the investigators. Physical exam, photographs, and a review of of the subjects medical records will occur in the study. Changes in size, appearance, and pain will be monitored throughout the study.

The possible benefit of joining this study is that the treatment received may be more effective than the other study treatment or than other available treatments for DSAP, although this cannot be guaranteed.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Alan Snyder
9106195832
snydeala@musc.edu

Fragile X Online Registry With Accessible Research Database (FORWARD)

Date Added
March 30th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00097724
Researcher
Caroline Buchanan

List of Studies

Keywords
Genetics, Non-interventional, Rare Diseases
Summary

FORWARD, the Fragile X Registry and Database, is the largest resource of clinical and demographic data of the Fragile X syndrome (FXS) population in the United States. FORWARD was created to improve the care and quality of life for those living with FXS. By collecting and monitoring changing data, researchers and healthcare professionals can better understand the experiences of individuals with FXS and their families. Information collected from families like yours will be used to develop best practice guidelines for the care of individuals with FXS around the world.

Institution
Self Regional
Recruitment Contact
Jennifer Stallworth
8642507944
jstallworth@ggc.org

A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 3 Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Intravenous Iloprost in Subjects With Systemic Sclerosis Experiencing Symptomatic Digital Ischemic Episodes (AURORA Study)

Date Added
November 12th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00092860
Researcher
Edwin Smith

List of Studies


Keywords
Autoimmune disease, Drug Studies, Immune System, Rare Diseases, Scleroderma, Stage III
Summary

The purpose of this study is to find out more information about the study drug iloprost for the treatment of symptomatic Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) attacks in people with scleroderma. A Raynaud's attack is defined as one where you notice at least one color change of your finger(s) (blue, white, or red) associated with at least one symptom (pain, numbness, tingling, and/or discomfort of the finger[s]). Your participation in this study will last approximately 9 weeks and will include 8 visits to the study center and 1 phone call from the study staff.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Brittany Frasier
843-792-8613
Frasibri@musc.edu

A Phase 2, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Double-blind, Open-label Extension Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Belumosudil (KD025) in Subjects with Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis

Date Added
October 22nd, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00089320
Researcher
Richard Silver

List of Studies


Keywords
Autoimmune disease, Drug Studies, Rare Diseases, Scleroderma, Skin
Summary

KD025 is an investigational medication undergoing testing to determine if it may be effective in the treatment of diffuse systemic sclerosis (skin thickening on more than just the hands). KD025 has previously been tested in graft-versus-host disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and psoriasis. It has shown preliminary effectiveness and safety in the treatment of these conditions. This study will randomly assign subjects to one of three treatment groups, 20mg of KD025 twice per day, 20mg of KD025 once per day, and placebo. The study will measure the improvement, stabilization or worsening of your symptoms, such as changes in your fatigue and pain levels, lung function, skin thickness and other patient reported outcomes. The study treatment period will last 1 year. The drug may help mitigate symptoms of systemic sclerosis and thus may be helpful with the disease in study. The population to be enrolled in this study will involve patients diagnosed with systemic sclerosis, diffuse subset, 18 years of age or older.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Brittany Frasier
843-792-8613
frasibri@musc.edu

Dermoscopic Features in Infantile Hemangiomas

Date Added
October 11th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00091926
Researcher
Lara Wine Lee

List of Studies


Keywords
Cancer, Cancer/Skin, Healthy Volunteer Studies, Infant, Non-interventional, Pediatrics, Rare Diseases
Summary

The goal of the study is to characterize the features of Infantile Hemangiomas before and after treatment. Certain characteristics of the hemangioma can be seen more clearly with a closer and more resolute image of the lesion (abnormal vessels etc.). Developing a greater understanding of these characteristics​ may help clinicians better predict the course of infantile hemangiomas in children.

Specific aim 1: to correlate images seen on dermoscopy with regression of the hemangioma.
Specific aim 2: to provide features that may help to predict a better response to treatment.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Lara Wine Lee
8437922890
Winelee@musc.edu

An Open-Label, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Long-Term Safety of Weekly Intravenous Alpha1-Proteinase Inhibitor (Human), Modified Process 60 mg/kg in Subjects With Pulmonary Emphysema Due to Alpha1-Antitrypsin Deficiency

Date Added
July 23rd, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00090675
Researcher
Tatsiana Beiko

List of Studies


Keywords
Lung, Pulmonary, Rare Diseases
Summary

Individuals with alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency, emphysema and who have been enrolled in the SPARTA trial will be invited to participate in this study. This is a two year extension of the SPARTA trial for subjects who did not receive the study drug (Alpha 1 Proteinase Inhibitor) and for those who complete the SPARTA trial. Participants will all receive weekly infusions of Alpha-1 MP 60mg/kg either at MUSC or at home with a home health nurse. All participants will have blood work, pulmonary function test and CT scans done as part of this study. Safety and side effects of all therapies will be monitored.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
M. Gwen Blanton
843-792-8438
blantonm@musc.edu

Alvelestat (MPH996) for the Treatment of ALpha-1 ANTitrypsin Deficiency

Date Added
June 18th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00088962
Researcher
Charlie Strange

List of Studies


Keywords
Lung, Pulmonary, Rare Diseases
Summary

Alpha-1 antitrypsin (Alpha-1, AAT) deficiency is an inherited disease which results from a defect in the alpha-1 gene. Severe AAT deficiency causes emphysema predominant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This study is designed to test the effectiveness of an drug (Alvelestat) on lung damage caused by Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. This is blinded study and there is a 50% chance of receiving a placebo.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
M. Gwen Blanton
843-792-8438
blantonm@musc.edu



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