This study is being done to learn more about the safety of the drug ATYR1923, to see if taking this drug ATYR1923 will allow you to reduce your steroid dose, and to find out more about the effects of different doses of this drug on the lungs of people who have pulmonary sarcoidosis. This study will also look at how the body responds to the drug. These things will be measured by taking samples of your blood, through medical examinations performed by your study doctor, by lung function tests and by reviewing images of your lungs. This study also includes taking blood samples for biomarkers, antibodies, and tryptase and complement levels. A skin lesion biopsy portion of the study is optional. Participation will last up to 28 weeks. You will have a total of 7 study site clinic visits and 8 telephone contacts during the treatment period.
The purpose of this study is to compare an imaging procedure called high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) against the standard pulmonary function tests (PFTs) to see if HRCT is better at showing if the standard glucocorticoid treatment is working. This study also includes testing of blood samples for biomarkers which are measurable indicators of the severity or presence of some disease state. The maximum time you will be in the study is 3 months. During this time, you will need to visit the study site 6 times for 6 site study visits. This study will enroll subjects with a diagnosis of pulmonary sarcoidosis at stage II or III who have shortness of breath (dyspnea) and have not received prednisone or prednisolone (glucocorticoids) treatment or other sarcoidosis therapy within the last three months.
The purpose of this research study is to find out if Acthar works well in and is safe when you use it as part of the treatment for your Pulmonary Sarcoidosis. This research study will collect additional data as to the effectiveness and safety of Acthar in treating Pulmonary Sarcoidosis, and will examine how the study drug acts in the body and how well it manages your symptoms. Participation could last for approximately 56 weeks. This will include a Screening Period that will last up to 4 weeks, a double-blind treatment period of about 6 months when neither you nor your study doctor will know if you are taking Acthar or placebo, an open-label treatment period of about 6 months, and a follow-up visit at about 4 weeks after the last dose of the study drug. The study plan includes coming to the study doctor's research center at least 12 times if you participate throughout the whole study duration of 56 weeks or 9 times if you participate only in the double-blind period.
Approximately 100 people will participate in this study.
You are being asked to take part in this research study because you have been diagnosed with pulmonary sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis is a disease that can affect the lungs, skin and other organs of the body. Sarcoidosis also involves immune cells which fight bacteria. The purpose of this study is to see if using specific antibiotics will help these immune fighting cells get rid of bacterial proteins and how the antibiotics affect respiratory (breathing) function. The antibiotics used in this study are Levaquin, Ethambutol, Azithromycin, and either Rifampin or Rifabutin. You will by chance be assigned either these medicines or a placebo (an inactive substance).