Transbronchial Biopsy Assisted by Robot Guidance in the Evaluation of Tumors of the Lung (TARGET trial)

Date Added
July 6th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00097400
Researcher
Nicholas Pastis

List of Studies


Keywords
Cancer, Cancer/Lung, Lung, Pulmonary
Summary

Physicians currently have difficulty getting a biopsy of lung spots that are far from the center of the lung. The bronchoscopes that are currently used to reach these spots are sometimes difficult to maneuver and are unable to reach these spots. This study will test the performance of a new robotic bronchoscope that uses navigation software to find the distant spots in the lung so physicians can successfully get a biopsy.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Abby Wenzel
843-792-8233
goodsona@musc.edu

Clinical Evaluation of the Thin TCP-EBUS Bronchoscopy System

Date Added
January 28th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00083498
Researcher
Nicholas Pastis

List of Studies


Keywords
Cancer, Lung, Pulmonary
Summary

This is a single-center pilot study at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the TCP-EBUS scope (Thin EBUS). This study will consist of a standard of care bronchoscopy and will be followed for approximately 3 months. While the device is not FDA approved, it is the same technology but a thinner version of the SCP-EBUS bronchoscope.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Michael Balassone
843-792-6696
Balassom@musc.edu

The Impact of a Gravity versus Vacuum Based Indwelling Tunneled Pleural Drainage System on Pain: A Multicenter, Randomized Trial

Date Added
March 7th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00084785
Researcher
Nicholas Pastis

List of Studies


Keywords
Cancer
Summary

The purpose of this study is to compare the effects (good and bad) of the different types of drainage in people receiving indwelling tunneled pleural catheters and the effect this has on pain during the drainage period.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Katherine Wallace
843-792-4557
wallacka@musc.edu



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