The purpose of this study is to see if a new medicine named BMS- 986165 will treat kidney inflammation caused by lupus (lupus nephritis). This study is a clinical trial?which is how new medicines are studied before they are approved by the FDA. This particular drug targets the JAK/STAT pathway to reduce autoimmunity and inflammation.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which means that your immune system not only attacks bacteria and viruses but also attacks your healthy cells and organs, affecting many parts of the body. Lupus can cause fever, joint pain, rash, sensitivity of the skin to sunlight, as well as other symptoms, and may lead to inflammation and organ damage.
Current treatments for lupus are mainly drugs that suppress the immune system such as cortisone-like drugs (for example prednisone) and cyclophosphamide (a potent drug sometimes used in treating certain types of cancer), and drugs commonly used to treat or prevent malaria (called antimalarials) such as hydroxychloroquine. Many of these treatments may have serious side effects if used for a long time.
Therefore, there is a need for new and effective treatments for lupus.
The purpose of this research study is to measure how well and how safe BMS-986165 is in treating patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and to determine the optimal dose level.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which means that your immune system not only attacks bacteria and viruses but also attacks your healthy cells and organs, affecting many parts of the body. Lupus can cause fever, joint pain, rash (redness of the skin), sensitivity of the skin to sunlight, as well as other symptoms, and may lead to inflammation and organ damage.
Current treatments for Lupus are mainly drugs that suppress the immune system such as cortisone-like drugs (such as prednisone) and cyclophosphamide (a potent drug sometimes used in treating certain types of cancer), and drugs commonly used to treat or prevent malaria (called antimalarials) such as hydroxychloroquine. Many of these treatments may have serious side effects if used for a long time.
Therefore, there is a need for new and effective treatments for Lupus.
The purpose of this study is to better understand how microorganisms move through the walls of the intestine and cause a response by the immune system, and how these differences affect lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, or SLE). The study involves a single visit where blood and saliva samples will be collected, and you will be sent home with a gut permeability test (which involves drinking a liquid and collecting urine samples) and a stool sample collection test that you will collect and mail in yourself.
The goal of this study is to learn more about lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; SLE), which affect African-Americans more than other groups. The purpose of this study is to understand what role microbes living in the intestine (called microbiota) have in causing lupus. This study will include African-Americans who have SLE, individuals who have immediate family members with SLE and unrelated healthy volunteers. For study subject recruitment, CCCR/MCRC databases including the longitudinal SLE in Gullah Health (SLEIGH) study as well as the chart review will be used to screen for eligibility. The study is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
The purpose of this study is to see if a new drug called CC-220 can be safe and effective to treat patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. CC-220 is an oral medication. The study will last for about one year and will involve 16 study visits. There are two parts to the trial: In the first, patients will be assigned to get either CC-220 at 0.45mg, 0.3mg, 0.15 mg, or placebo (no active study drug). In the second part, all patients who got placebo during the first part will be re-assigned to get CC-220 at either 0.45mg or 0.3mg. The study will be blinded, which means you will not know which medication you are getting during either of the two parts. You will see a Rheumatologist, and give a blood and urine sample at each visit. The data obtained from this study will provide additional information to further assess the benefit and risk profile of CC-220 for the treatment of lupus.
Often considered as related diseases, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and systemic sclerosis (SSc) are severe autoimmune disorders characterized, among other, by dysregulation of immune cells in the blood. The roles of different immune cells in SLE and SSc remain unclear. It is of increasing importance to characterize specific immune cells and define their impact on autoimmune disease, which may lead to new therapies. The goal of this study is to identify blood immune cells associated with SLE and SSc.
We have already observed that the blood cells known as monocytes from patients with the fibrotic disease scleroderma behave differently from monocytes from healthy controls. Here we will test whether patients with other fibrotic diseases also have altered monocyte function. Specifically, we will get blood from congestive heart failure and lupus patients and compare their monocytes to scleroderma patient and healthy subject monocytes. Our recent results in a mouse model for congestive heart failure suggest that we will find altered monocyte behavior in human congestive heart failure patients.
The primary objective of the study is to assess whether Orelvo, added to the standard of care treatment for patients with Lupus Nephritis, is able to reduce disease activity. The study will last for about 1 years and will involve 16 study visits. Patients who meet criteria will be assigned to one of two groups: One group will receive Orelvo 23.7mg taken twice a day by mouth, and the other will receive placebo. The study is blinded, with means neither the patient nor the study doctor will know what group subjects are in. Patients will be followed closely by the study doctors to determine their lupus activity levels over the course of 1 year.
The purpose of the study is to characterize the inflammatory response in lupus nephritis kidneys in order to identify the cellular and molecular pathways of injury. It will involve patients who are already scheduled to have a kidney biopsy to clarify the diagnosis of lupus nephritis and/or to guide therapy. During the biopsy, doctors will take an extra "core" of kidney tissue for research purposes in addition to the one used for clinical reasons. If you enroll in the trial, you will have 7 visits, including your kidney biopsy. The first two visits occur within 2 weeks, then follow up visits after 3, 6, 12, 18 and 24 months.
This double-blinded placebo-controlled research study is being done to test the effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of the experimental drug JBT-101 in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We will see if JBT-101 taken by mouth stops inflammation and how well JBT-101 is tolerated. The study will evaluate whether JBT-101 will decrease the pain associated with active arthritis or tendonitis in SLE subjects. JBT-101 is manufactured entirely from chemicals and its structure is similar to the end product of a chemical in marijuana. This drug was designed to have the known anti-inflammatory properties of marijuana without the effects on brain function and mood.