The sponsor of this study is LightDeck Diagnostics. LightDeck has developed the LightDeck COVID-19 Antigen Test. This test operates outside the body (in-vitro). This is a point-of-care (POC) diagnostic test. It is intended to diagnose COVID-19 in people suspected of having COVID-19 by their healthcare provider within twelve (12) days of symptom onset, or in people who have no symptoms.
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.
The purpose of this study is to see if Remdesivir (RDV) in the presence of severely reduced kidney function, can improve the health of adults and children following hospitalization for COVID 19. The study is using Remdesivir compared to placebo infusions to determine the safety and efficacy of Remdesivir in severely reduced kidney function in COVID 19 subjects. The study is sponsored by Gilead Sciences. Patients will be randomized 2:1 to the Remdesivir or placebo. The duration of the study is 60 days.