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  • Determining the Best Glasses Prescription for Children with Down Syndrome

    Official Title
    Dilated Wavefront versus Non-Dilated Wavefront for Metric-Optimized Refraction Procedure for Individuals with Down Syndrome
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to examine whether we can use an instrument that measures how the eye focuses light to determine the best glasses prescription.

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Children with Down syndrome age 5 to 17 years
    • Able to do vision tests by naming or matching shapes or letters
    • Able to look at lights for short periods of time
    • No nystagmus (uncontrolled eye movements when trying to look at things)
    • Safe to dilate the eyes - we will screen medical history, eye health, and allergies to determine this
    • No scars on the front of the eye
    • No cataracts
    • No eye diseases like glaucoma or retinal problems
    Age Range
    5 - 17 years
  • A Study about Short-term and Long-term Impact of COVID-19 on Multiple Sensory Systems

    Official Title
    Short-term and long-term impact of COVID-19 on multiple sensory systems
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to assess the short-term and long-term impact of COVID-19 on multiple sensory systems, including smell, taste, hearing, and balance.

    The study requires about 2.5 hours of your time for your first visit, during which you may undergo smell, taste, hearing, motion, and balance tests. You may be require to participate several follow-up visits, each last 1.5 hours, if you continue to experience symptoms.

     

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Adults diagnosed with COVID 19 within the past 1-8 weeks
    • Adults with previous COVID-19 diagnosis and has persistent (>90 days) complaints of sensory dysfunctions (smell, taste, chemesthesis, hearing, balance, dizziness)
    • Adult with a recent (<8 weeks) upper respiratory infection (cold, flu, etc.)
    • Adult with a previous upper respiratory infection (cold, flu, etc.) and has complaints of sensory dysfunctions (smell, taste, hearing, balance, dizziness)
    Age Range
    18 - 99 years
  • A Study about Cancer Survivors’ Preference for Alternative Nicotine-Tobacco Products

    Official Title
    Collecting information to understand cancer survivors’ preference for alternative nicotine-tobacco products
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to understand how cancer survivors view the risks and benefits of nicotine and tobacco products.

    The duration of the study will last two hours. 

     

     

     

    Could this study be right for you?
    • At least 21 years old
    • Cancer survivor
    • Currently smoking combustible tobacco
    • Access to an email address and a phone, tablet, or computer with internet access
    • Currently using electronic nicotine delivery systems (e-cigarettes, vape pens, e-hookah, etc.) OR interested in trying them in the future
    Age Range
    21 years and up
  • Sweet Spot Study

    Official Title
    E-cigarette Nicotine Concentration and Forms: Differential Appeal to Smokers versus Non-smokers
    Purpose

    This study will examine the effect of different e-cigarettes on product appeal.

    Could this study be right for you?
    • A current e-cigarette user
    • 21-24 years old
    • Willing to attend a study visit

    OR

    • A current smoker
    • 25-50 years old
    • Willing to attend a study visit
    • Willing to try e-cigarettes
    Age Range
    21 - 50 years
  • A Study for Patients with Hypereosinophilic Syndrome (HES)

    Official Title
    A Multicentre, Randomised, Double-blind, Parallel-group, Placebo-controlled, 24-week Phase 3 Study with an Open-label Extension to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Benralizumab in Patients with Hypereosinophilic Syndrome (HES)
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to see if benralizumab (biologic drug), given as injections under the skin, can help control your Hypereosinophilic Syndrome (HES) better if it is added to available standard of care HES medications which you may be currently taking. 

    HES (Hypereosinophilic Syndrome) is a disease characterized by high levels of eosinophils (a particular type of white blood cell) in your blood and a build-up of eosinophils in some organs and tissues (like skin, heart, lungs, intestines or others) causing their dysfunction.

    The duration of the study will last 18 months.

    Could this study be right for you?

     

    • Eosinophil (a type of white blood cells) count ≥ 1000 cells/μL at screening
    • Documented diagnosis of Hypereosinophilic Syndrome (HES)
    • History of persistent eosinophilia >1500 cells/μL (at least 2 examinations, interval ≥1 month)
    • End organ manifestations attributable to the eosinophilia

    Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria varies, please contact Study Coordinator for more information.

    Age Range
    18 years and up
  • A Study about Retirement from Contact Sports after Concussion

    Official Title
    Retirement from contact sports after concussion
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to learn about the experiences of children and young adults after they stop playing contact sports due to concussion.

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Male and females aged 14-22 years old
    • Retired from contact sports due to prior concussion

    Additionally, a parent may participate if their child enrolls. 

    Age Range
    14 - 22 years
  • Evaluation of Hand/Eye Coordination with Multifocal Contact Lenses Compared to Progressive Addition Spectacles

    Official Title
    Hand and Eye coordination with Presbyopic vision correction
    Purpose

    This study is looking to compare the use of multifocal contact lenses to progressive-addition (no-line bifocal) glasses. Participants will be asked to perform a hand/eye coordination task once while wearing glasses, and once while wearing contact lenses.

    The duration of the study lasts 1 hour. 

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Must currently have presbyopia (unable to focus on objects at near).
    • Must have up-to-date pair of progressive-addition glasses (addition power of +1.50 D or higher), worn for at least 2 weeks prior to screening visit.
    • Must be a wearer of multifocal contact lenses.
    • Meet other study eligibility criteria.
  • A Study about Brain Imaging on Forming Impressions of Food

    Official Title
    Decoding Social Perceptions in Naturalistic Contexts
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to examine impressions on foods. This study involves looking at brain activity while you perform simple tasks (judging images of different foods). 

    The duration of this study will last 3 hours. 

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Free of MRI contradictions
    • No dietary destrictions
    • Normal vison
    • Right handed
    Age Range
    18 - 35 years
  • A Study about Romantic Relationships

    Official Title
    Agreement within Romantic Relationships
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to assess the agreements within romantic relationships on a variety of topics including politics, psychology and the nature of relationships.

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Must have been in a heterosexual relationship for 3 months
    Age Range
    18 - 60 years
  • Improving Emergency Care and Outcomes of Immune-Related Adverse Events

    Official Title
    Improving emergency care and outcomes of immune-related adverse events: The immune related emergency disposition index (irEDI)
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to learn more about how to best care for patients who have immune-related side effects and have received treatment with an immune checkpoint inhibitor. 

    The duration of this study is 30 days. 

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Must speak English and/or Spanish
    • Diagnosis of cancer (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer)
    • Last immunotherapy received within 90 days of study enrollment
    Age Range
    18 years and up
  • A Study for Participants with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Atrial Fibrillation

    Official Title
    Effect of Glucose Fluctuations on Atrial Fibrillation Burden among Patients with Diabetes Mellitus and Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation or Recent Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of glucose levels on atrial fibrillation episodes in people with diabetes and history of atrial fibrillation.

    The duration of the study lasts 6 months. 

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Participants diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    • Body mass index between 25 and 45 kg/m2
    • Insulin use at least 10 units per day or more than 1 glucose lowering medication with a hemoglobin A1c greater than 7%
    • ICM placement
    • Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat that goes back to normal after a week) or atrial fibrillation ablation (procedure to treat irregular heartbeat) within 30 days
    Age Range
    40 - 79 years
  • Buckeye Concussion Knowledge Survey (BUCKS)

    Official Title
    BUckeye Concussion Knowledge Survey (BUCKS)
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to examine health outcomes in former Ohio State University athletes who played a varsity sport during their time at OSU. The objective is to determine whether athletes who sustained a concussion have different health outcomes than those who did not sustain a concussion. Any former OSU varsity athlete can participate in a 20-minute online survey.

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Anyone who has played a varsity sport as an undergraduate student at OSU, and they have now graduated (i.e., OSU athlete alumni). There are no other restrictions in terms of age, sex/gender, type of sport, etc.
    Age Range
    18 years and up