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Healthy Minds Volunteer Database

The Healthy Minds Volunteers (http://healthyminds.usc.edu) help research labs at the University of Southern California. These labs are working towards a greater understanding of how aging can affect physical, mental and emotional health. The goal is to learn how we can maintain healthy minds and bodies across our lifespan.

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USC study investigates the benefits or health risks of vaping and smoking

Researchers at USC are seeking study participants who vape or smoke as well as non-smokers in the Los Angeles area. The purpose of the research is to study the health benefits and risks of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs). Your participation will help to better understand the potential effects of e-cigs on...

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A pilot study of safety and adequacy of pancreatic lesion biopsy (Spy Bite)

The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of an experimental technique to obtain biopsies of pancreatic lesions. This technique uses biopsy forceps, which are small jaw-like devices that open and close, to also obtain tissue samples for examination and diagnosis. The biopsy forceps will pass...

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Testing a new drug to reduce anxiety and agitation in people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia

A person with Alzheimer's often feels anxious or upset easily. They might be restless, unable to sleep or pace back and forth. These problems, called agitation, can keep them from a normal day-and-night routine and might become harmful for your loved one or their caregivers.

Can FDA-approved medication that treats...

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Effect of ResQFoam to Slow or Stop Severe Internal Bleeding in Trauma Patients

Trauma is the leading cause of death in people younger than 45 years. Unfortunately, 40-50% of severely injured patients with internal bleeding die, even after reaching the hospital. This clinical study is about whether ResQFoam can help slow or stop severe internal bleeding in the abdomen (belly area) while the...

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Lean on me: Research Study for Couples Trying to Stop Smoking

If you are trying to quit smoking cigarettes, it may be more difficult if your significant other also smokes. Researchers at USC would like to understand whether having a romantic partner who also smokes affects a smoker's attempts to quit. What we learn will help us to develop more...

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Sweet PEA Study: How the diet of pregnant women affects the growth and development of their babies

This study looks at how what pregnant women eat and drink affects the growth and development of their babies. We’re looking for pregnant women in Los Angeles who are interested in joining our study. Joining the study is easy and monetary compensation for participation is available.

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Testing a new drug to prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia

Do any of your friends, family, or loved ones have problems remembering or have developed Alzheimer’s disease? The USC Alzheimer Disease Research Center is testing how well a drug may help to prevent the loss of memory. The research team is looking for volunteers (ages 60 to 75) who do...

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A pilot study of safety and efficacy of spectroscopic diagnosis of pancreatic lesions (Spy Panc)

The objective of this study is to determine if a minimally invasive optical probe can accurately predict a histological diagnosis of dysplastic or malignant tumor cells in solid lesions of the pancreas. If effective, this optical probe would facilitate the detection of malignant and pre-malignant pancreatic lesions. This would lead...

A Phase II Study of Sodium Cridanimod in Conjunction With Progestin Therapy in Patients With Progesterone Receptor Negative Recurrent or Persistent Endometrial Carcinoma

This is an open label, multi-center, single arm phase II study. The study will investigate the efficacy of sodium cridanimod in conjunction with progestin therapy in a population of patients with recurrent or persistent PrR-negative endometrial cancer. Eligible patients will be enrolled into the study and administered sodium cridanimod in...

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Lupus patients on Twitter: What do they think about using Twitter to engage them with their health?

It is estimated that at least 5 million Americans have the autoimmune disease lupus, with more than 16,000 new cases of lupus being reported annually in the U.S. Many patients take to Twitter to share their disease experience. With this study, we want to better understand Lupus patients who use...

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The Genetics of Liver Fat (GoLF): Contributions of Genes and Liver Fat to Diabetes Risk in Mexican Americans

Diabetes affects millions of people in the United States, and Latinos are at higher risk. The liver plays an important role in regulating blood sugar. At the University of Southern California (USC), we are seeking participants for an ongoing study to investigate how differences in your genes impact liver fat...

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New study at USC tests smartphone app to help older adults stay active. Join today!

Engaging in even modest physical activity improves health and well-being, such as decreasing cholesterol and improving mood. However, despite the benefits of physical activity, less than 10% of older adults meet national physical activity guidelines. Health-related smartphone applications (apps) provide a promising approach to increase older individuals' physical activity. The purpose...

A Clinical Study of Patients With Symptomatic Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension to Assess Sustained Effects of Droxidopa Therapy

This is a multi-center, multi-national, randomized, parallel-group, placebo-controlled, double-blind study with a 17 week (maximum) treatment period consisting of an initial, open-label dose titration (up to 2 weeks), followed by a washout period (up to 3 weeks), followed by a 12 week treatment period on a stable dose.

Best Endovascular vs. Best Surgical Therapy in Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia

Male and female subjects aged 18 years or older will be randomized to receive either open surgical treatment or endovascular treatment. They will be followed for at least 2 years and up to 4 years and 2 months after treatment to primarily assess survival and major adverse limb events in...

Study Evaluating CERAMENT™|G in Open Diaphyseal Tibial Fractures

CERAMENT™|G is a resorbable, gentamicin containing ceramic bone graft indicated to fill bony voids or gaps which are not intrinsic to the stability of the bony structure and where there is risk of bacterial contamination.

Safety and Effectiveness of Belimumab in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Registry

The registry will enroll 2 groups of patients. One group will include patients who are currently taking lupus medicines along with BENLYSTA (With BENLYSTA). The other group will include patients who are taking lupus medicines but do not take BENLYSTA (Without BENLYSTA). For every 3 participants enrolled in the registry,...

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A Placebo-controlled Study of a Targeted Immune Therapy Drug in Subjects with Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis (UC)

The primary objective of this study is to study the effectiveness of a novel targeted immune therapy (biologic) called LY3074828 in treating moderate to severe ulcerative colitis. This study will take place over 120 weeks and all study visits and procedures will be provided at no cost to you. During...

Long-Term Registry of Patients with Urea Cycle Disorders (UCDs)

The main goal of medical management of Urea Cycle Disorder (UCD) patients is to prevent chronic or acute hypperammonemic states leading to central nervous damage- which requires a restriction in dietary protein intake and using nitrogen scavenging agents if diet alone does not help the patients.The objective of this study...

The Medtronic CoreValve Evolut R US Clinical Study

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become a routine treatment option at specialized heart centers treating patients with severe aortic stenosis who are at high risk for surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). Medtronic has developed modifications to the Medtronic CoreValve System Transcatheter Aortic Valve frame and delivery catheter system to...

Waterjet Ablation Therapy for Endoscopic Resection of Prostate Tissue (WATER)

A prospective multicenter randomized blinded study comparing Aquablation of the prostate with the AQUABEAM System and TURP for the treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS). The primary endpoints for safety and effectiveness will be measured at 3 and 6 months, respectively, and subjects will be followed out to 3...