The Sleep Research Data Repository (SRDR) aimed to systematically collect, analyze and store for future research sleep and sleep disorders related biological and psychological information. It will include sleep physiological measurements and the results of interviews, questionnaires, and laboratory tests. The SRDR will contain sleep related information obtained from healthy subjects and patients with psychiatric, substance abuse, neurological disorders, or any medical conditions associated with sleep disturbances. SRDR data will be made available to current and future IRB-approved investigators associated with this protocol.
This study is for patient that have been diagnosed with suspected lower respiratory tract infection. The purpose of this study is to evaluate a new test that may be able to find more lung infections than current tests can. This new test is called next-generation sequencing and looks in respiratory secretions for bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms that may cause infection. We hope to learn more about the usefulness of this new test in identifying infections.
Live donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) offers the most optimal survival and quality
of life benefit for those with late-stage chronic kidney disease. However, one-third of potential donors who volunteer to undergo evaluation on behalf of an intended recipient are blood-type or cross-match incompatibility. Kidney paired donation (KPD) was developed as a strategy to provide these incompatible donor-recipient pairs with an innovative opportunity for LDKT, yet its uptake by potential donors and their intended LDKT recipients is not optimal. In this study, we will evaluate the
effectiveness of a targeted video intervention designed to address common concerns
about KPD on the knowledge of KPD risks and benefits, KPD self-efficacy, and KPD
concerns in incompatible potential donors and their intended recipients.
Candidates for this study may or may not report disturbances in odor perception as their primary reason for seeking treatment at MUSC. This study is designed to collect long term, observational data from patients who are being treated with routine clinical care in health clinics at MUSC. Data from clinical questionnaires will be de-identified and stored in a database.
The purpose of this clinical study is to see whether a medical device called the Paradise Renal Denervation System (also called The Paradise System) can lower high blood pressure in participants who are known to have hypertension. The device and the treatment delivered by the device, which is known as renal denervation, are investigational in the United States because they haven't been approved by the FDA. Renal denervation is a procedure where a catheter is placed inside these blood vessels (renal arteries). The ultrasound energy is created when the catheter is connected to a power source known as a generator. The ultrasound energy will heat up a small area of tissue around the blood vessel to disable nerves that are surrounding the blood vessels.
Participants will stop taking hypertensive medication before the procedure and up to two months after the procedure. Participants will be randomized to the procedure or control and will be followed for 36 months. At the six month follow-up appointment, participants will learn whether they had the procedure or not. Those who did not receive the procedure can opt in to have the procedure in the future.
Expression of APOL1 gene variants have been associated with higher likelihood of end stage renal disease in African Americans. In addition, kidney transplant recipients who have received a donated kidney from an African American expressing APOL1 variants have poorer outcomes with earlier transplanted kidney failure. This study will examine the occurance of the APOL1 gene variants in all African American donated kidneys, deceased and living, and African American recipients and recipients of African American donated kidneys, and to correlate the expression of these variants with outcome of the transplanted kidney and the kidney function of African American living donors. Samples of patients blood and urine will be acquired to measure the expression of the APOLO1 gene variants and associated kidney function, respectively.
The main purpose of this study is to find out if getting a test, called the Prolaris cell cycle progression test (CCP), changes decisions about how prostate cancer is treated and how these decisions affect the course of the disease. Researchers want to look at the treatments that men and their doctors choose to manage prostate cancer and how the treatments change over time.
This study is called a registry study. A registry study collects information about a group of people who have the same medical condition. This study will enroll men who have had Prolaris testing and men who have not had Prolaris testing. During the course of this registry study demographic and health information will be collected from you or from your medical records several times over the course of 8 years.
The Prolaris test would like to improve the impacts of individual risk assessment, as well as, to help researchers to better understand prostate cancer and how decisions are made about prostate cancer treatment.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate participants Quality of Life (QOL) with their Cochlear implant (CI) through a variety of questionnaires and hearing tests.
There will be a pre-surgical visit as well as 3, 6, and 12 month post-surgery visits. In this study, the participants will take surveys and hearing tests at each visit. He or she will complete surveys on the computer through REDCap and the hearing tests will be completed in sound-attenuating booth using headphones in the Walton Research building on MUSC's campus. The study participation is complete once the participant has completed all 4 study visits.
The purpose of this study is to build a repository (collection) of heart signals from eligible subjects. The experimental part of this study is the collection of heart signals using a device similar to a heart monitor called the Phase Signal Acquisition System. The signals will be electronically sent to a storage center and paired with the subject's heart catheterization results for future use in research and development activities sponsored by Analytics 4 Life. The study will include up to 1500 participants at up to 20 research sites in the United States and will require approximately one hour of the subject's time. There are no follow-up visits. .
The purpose of this study is to build a repository of heart signals from eligible subjects. The experimental part of this study is the collection of the participant's heart signals using a device similar to a heart monitor called the Phase Signal Acquisition System. The signals will be electronically sent to a storage center, then compared to the results of the participant's heart catheterization and saved for future research and development activities sponsored by Analytics 4 Life. The study will include up to 2500 participants at up to 20 research sites in the United States and will require approximately one hour of the subject's time. There are no follow-up visits.