Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Disease Cohort: Longitudinal Biomarker Study of Disease Consortium

Date Added
March 16th, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00117423
Researcher
Charlie Strange

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Keywords
Autoimmune disease, Liver, Lung, Non-interventional, Pulmonary, Rare Diseases
Summary

The purpose of this study is to create a de-identified, public use,
repository of data of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
patients with by Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), a rare genetic
condition that can cause COPD and emphysema.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Kristin Neff
843-792-1219
neffk@musc.edu

Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of Nipocalimab Administered to Adults with Generalized Myasthenia Gravis

Date Added
March 8th, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00112238
Researcher
Katherine Ruzhansky

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Keywords
Autoimmune disease
Summary

The purpose of this study is to see if nipocalimab is safe and useful for treating Adults with Generalized Myasthenia Gravis. Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a rare disease that affects the muscles and brain; causes tiredness and weakness in the eye muscles, arms, legs, and neck, and may cause difficulty with breathing. You must be diagnosed with myasthenia gravis to be in this study. Another purpose of this study is to find out how long nipocalimab stays in and acts on your body. This is measured by blood tests. Another purpose is to find out if nipocalimab can cause side effects, which are unexpected or unwanted reactions from taking a drug.

Participants will first be enrolled into the Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Treatment Period which will last for about 24 weeks. Participants in this period of the study will receive either nipocalimab or a placebo through an infusion (IV). Participants with come for an office visit every 2 weeks to obtain the infusion, complete questionnaires, perform safety assessments and lab tests.

At the end of the Double-Blind treatment period, your study doctor will determine if you are eligible to enroll in the Open-Label Extension (OLE) period in which you would be able to receive nipocalimab infusions for approximately 2-5 years. There also may be a chance you did not participate in the Double-Blind Treatment Period of this study but can still enroll in the Open-Label Extension. Participants will complete the same activities in the OLE has the Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Treatment Period.

The total amount of time the subject would be on the study is about 6 months for the Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Treatment Period with an additional 2-5 years for the Open-Label Extension (OLE) period.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Aparna Choudhury
843-792-2845
choudhur@musc.edu

Daily Topical Rapamycin Therapy for the Treatment of Vitiligo

Date Added
March 1st, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00115924
Researcher
Ahmad Aleisa

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Keywords
Adolescents, Autoimmune disease, Pediatrics, Skin
Summary

In current Dermatology practice, options for vitiligo remain limited. The purpose of this study is to determine if once daily dosed topical rapamycin is effective for the treatment of patients with vitiligo. Participants will apply either 0.1% topical rapamcyin or 0.001% topical rapamycin for six months to a lesion on one side of the body, and topical placebo to a corresponding lesion on the opposite side of the body. The study also aims to evaluate patient satisfaction and identify any adverse effects on these dosing regimens.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Chelsea Shope
8437549577
shopec@musc.edu

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) "BOOSTER EFFECTS WITH AUTOIMMUNE TREATMENTS IN PATIENTS WITH POOR RESPONSE TO INITIAL COVID-19 VACCINE"

Date Added
September 7th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00113395
Researcher
Diane Kamen

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Keywords
Autoimmune disease, Coronavirus, Lupus, Rheumatoid, Scleroderma, Vaccine
Summary

This research is being done to see if an additional shot of COVID-19 vaccine, called a "booster", will help people with autoimmune disease who are taking medications that weaken their immune system develop a better response to the vaccine. The study is also being done to see if temporarily stopping the medication you take for your autoimmune disease will help your immune system have a positive response to the vaccine booster.

This study will use the COVID-19 vaccines that are authorized under an Emergency Use Authorization by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for initial vaccination, but they are not currently authorized or approved to be used as booster vaccinations – so their use in this study is experimental. This includes the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

This study is enrolling people over the age of 18 who have a diagnosis of lupus, scleroderma, or rheumatoid arthritis. You will be asked to come to the clinic for up to 8 research visits over 13 months. There might be no direct medical benefit to you for being in this study. The information learned from this study may someday benefit people with autoimmune disorders. Compensation is available for participation.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Megan Santilli
843-792-2509
santilli@musc.edu

Social factors, epigenomics, and lupus in African American women (SELA)

Date Added
August 17th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00112945
Researcher
Paula Ramos

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