Physicians currently have difficulty getting a biopsy of lung spots that are far out from the center of the lung. The bronchoscopes that are used to reach these spots currently are sometimes difficult to maneuver and are unable to reach far to these spots because of the large size of the bronchoscope. This study will test a new robotic scope that uses navigation software to find the distant spots in the lung so physicians can get a biopsy.
The purpose of this study is learn more about the effectiveness and safety of VX-445 used in combination with TEZ, IVA and VX-561 in patients with cystic fibrosis.
Participation could last for approximately 16 weeks. This will include a Screening Period that will last up to 4 weeks, a Run-in Period that will last up to 4 weeks, a Treatment Period that will last up to 4 weeks, and a Follow-up Period that may last up to 4 weeks after the last dose of Study Drug. Approximately 100 people will participate in this study.
The purpose of this study is to learn more about the effectiveness and safety of VX-445 used in combination with TEZ and VX-561 in patients with cystic fibrosis. Participation could last for approximately 32 weeks. This will include a Screening Period that will last up to 4 weeks, a Treatment Period that will last up to 24 weeks, and a Follow-up Period that may last up to 4 weeks after the last dose of Study Drug. Approximately 360 people will participate in this study.
In this study, PTI-808 will be given alone and in combination with two other experimental drugs, PTI-801 and PTI-428. PTI-428, PTI-801, and PTI-808 are considered cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) modulators being developed to treat the underlying mechanism of cystic fibrosis. PTI-428 is a CFTR amplifier that increases the amount of CFTR protein in the cell, PTI-801 is a CFTR corrector that improves the processing of CFTR protein in the cell, and PTI-808 is a CFTR potentiator to enhance the activity of CFTR at the cell surface. Individual modulators have been shown to have limited activity, and therefore it is predicted that a combination of modulators will be required to fully address the CFTR protein defects. The study will also obtain information on how the study drug moves into, through, and out of the body. The expected duration of this study is up to 57 days
This study will assess how 18 months of oral mycophenolate will compare to 18 months of mycophenolate plus pirfenidone, in the treatment of Systemic Sclerosis related Interstitial Lung Disease. Tolerability and toxicity will also be assessed, during this study.
This research is designed to test whether combining pirfenidone and mycophenolate will result in a more rapid and possibly greater improvement in lung function than occurs when mycophenolate is used alone. While both of these drugs have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat other medical conditions, neither drug has been FDA-approved for the treatment of scleroderma related lung disease. This research is being funded by the drug company, Genentech.
This study is for patients that have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. This study is to test whether giving one drug, atezolizumab, along with cisplatin and pemetrexed, before surgery and atezolizumab after surgery by vein is safe. Atezolizumab is the experimental cancer drug in this study, which has already been approved for the treatment of patients with bladder cancer and lung cancer. Participants can expect to be in this study for up to a year and followed for side effect for up to three years after study completion.
The purpose of this study is to learn more about the long-term safety, tolerability, and effects of the combination of VX-661 and ivacaftor in subjects with Cystic Fibrosis. This is a rollover study from study VX 15-661-113 Part B. Approximately 121 people will participate in this study. Participation could last for approximately 100 weeks. This will include a treatment period that will last up to 96 weeks, and a follow-up period that will last up to 4 weeks.
A sample of patients will be drawn from a cross-sectional cohort of pre- and post-abdominal and cardiothoracic transplant recipients from March 2018 through May 2018. 10 to 15 minute key informant interviews will be conducted with patients to ascertain their views and perceptions related to adherence pre- and post-transplant and use of technolgy. This data will be used to educate the transplant community about adherence from the patient's perspective.
This is a research study to find out if a drug called lenabasum can help people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and if it is safe to take without causing too many side effects. There are 9 planned study visits in the institution during this study.
The purpose of this study is to determine if the study drug, inhaled nitric oxide, when given and breathed through an investigational study device called the INOpulse, may help treat PF. Inhaled nitric oxide is a drug approved by the FDA and Health Canada for the treatment of infants who have difficulty breathing and have decreased oxygen in their blood associated with pulmonary hypertension. Inhaled nitric oxide and the INOpulse delivery device are investigational for the treatment of PF with and without pulmonary hypertension and are not currently an approved treatment. Because we do not know if this drug and device combination will treat PF, we need to compare it against a placebo (a pretend drug that has no effect on a person). To do this, we will put people taking part in this study into two groups. The groups are selected by chance, like a coin toss. Participants in one group will be given the study drug while participants in the other group will be given the pretend drug.