The purpose of this study is to determine if investigational (not FDA approved) drug AMG570 can be an effective treatment for patients with Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) that are not responding well to their current standard of care therapy. This study will compare 3 dose levels with placebo (A placebo looks like the study drug, but the injection does not contain the active ingredient) to determine the ideal therapeutic dose. You will have 32 scheduled visits. Your participation in this study will last approximately 1 year and 5 months consisting of the following: Screening (2 visits); Treatment will be administered (by injection) every 2 weeks for 52 weeks; and safety follow-up (16 weeks).
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) also known as lupus is a complex autoimmune disorder where the immune system attacks itself instead of external pathogens that can cause disease like bacteria or viruses. The large majority of SLE patients are women. The purpose of this study is to better understand how SLE affects overall patient health in women and expression of genes linked to the development of SLE. Part of this study involves collection of a blood sample at a single visit to test expression of genes linked to SLE. This study will compare demographic and clinical characteristics and genetic differences among women with SLE from three racial/ethnic groups. Better understanding of racial/ethnic differences in health and genetic expression of SLE could help reduce poor disease outcomes such as kidney or heart disease. Results will help us learn more about differences in SLE health across different racial/ethnic backgrounds and will guide medical care.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate use of a mobile application (also commonly referred to as an app) designed to support caregivers of children with newly diagnosed food allergy. This study has 2 phases. In Phase 1, the researchers obtained feedback regarding use of mobile apps from caregivers who have been managing their child's food allergy for one year or more. The researchers then used this feedback to build a mobile app for caregivers of children with newly diagnosed food allergy. In Phase 2, the researchers will evaluate the mobile app during a 4-week evaluation period with a group of caregivers of children newly diagnosed with food allergy. The data obtained from this study will hopefully benefit caregivers of children with newly diagnosed food allergy.
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease; a disease that occurs when the immune system attacks the body's own tissues. In generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG), that attack interrupts the connection between nerves and muscles; called the ‘neuromuscular junction.' This study is to study the safety, tolerability and efficacy of a study drug called Zilucoplan in adult participants with gMG.
Participation in this study will last approximately 16 weeks and will include approximately 7 study visits.
KD025 is an investigational medication undergoing testing to determine if it may be effective in the treatment of diffuse systemic sclerosis (skin thickening on more than just the hands). KD025 has previously been tested in graft-versus-host disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and psoriasis. It has shown preliminary effectiveness and safety in the treatment of these conditions. This study will randomly assign subjects to one of three treatment groups, 20mg of KD025 twice per day, 20mg of KD025 once per day, and placebo. The study will measure the improvement, stabilization or worsening of your symptoms, such as changes in your fatigue and pain levels, lung function, skin thickness and other patient reported outcomes. The study treatment period will last 1 year. The drug may help mitigate symptoms of systemic sclerosis and thus may be helpful with the disease in study. The population to be enrolled in this study will involve patients diagnosed with systemic sclerosis, diffuse subset, 18 years of age or older.
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the value of educational information given on an iPad about the risks and benefits of lupus medications. The information is intended to encourage conversations between the patient and doctor about lupus treatments. This research will test the feasibility and effectiveness of using the iPad in lupus clinics nationwide. Participants will be given information about lupus treatments on an iPad during the clinic visit before seeing their doctor and will be interviewed about the feasibility of using the iPad during a regular clinic visit.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate how safe and effective intravenous eculizumab is in pediatric patients 6 to less than 18 years old with generalized Myasthenia gravis (gMG). Eculizumab is already approved for use in adult patients with gMG in the US, Europe and Japan, but currently has not been approved for use in pediatric patients.
The study's duration is approximately 4.7 years with 4 treatment periods consisting of a Screening Period (2 to 4 weeks), Primary Evaluation Treatment Period (26 weeks), Extension Period (up to an additional 208 weeks), and Follow-up Period (8 weeks). All patients who complete Week 26 of Study ECU-MG-303 will continue receiving eculizumab in the Extension Period of this study for up to an additional 208 weeks.
The goal of this study is to develop an early systemic sclerosis (SSc) registry in the United States (US). A registry is a group of patients that are observed over time. This is a non-interventional study, meaning that they are no study specific medications to take or procedures to undergo. The specific aims include ongoing assessment of the natural history of early SSc patients by capturing and analyzing clinical data, patient reported outcomes, and laboratory data. This is a multi-center study with sites spread across the U.S. This study is funded by the Scleroderma Research Foundation.
Candidates for this study may or may not report disturbances in odor perception as their primary reason for seeking treatment at MUSC. This study is designed to collect long term, observational data from patients who are being treated with routine clinical care in health clinics at MUSC. Data from clinical questionnaires will be de-identified and stored in a database.
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 males and females of all ethnic backgrounds who have SLE, individuals who have immediate family members with SLE, and unrelated healthy volunteers. For 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.