A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Depemokimab in Adults with Hypereosinophilic Syndrome (HES)

Date Added
May 3rd, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00119532
Researcher
Kelli Williams

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Keywords
Blood Disorders, Rare Diseases
Summary

The purpose of this study is to see if taking depemokimab is safe and effective in treating Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) in adults (≥18 years) with uncontrolled HES receiving standard of care (SoC) therapy. The study will last approximately 52 weeks and is a placebo-controlled, double blind, multicentre study.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Natalie Naylon
843-792-5824
naylon@musc.edu

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

A Phase 1, Multi-Center, Open-Label, Single Ascending Dose Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetics of CSL889 in Adult Patients with Stable Sickle Cell Disease

Date Added
November 9th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00112906
Researcher
Shayla Bergmann

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Keywords
Blood Disorders, Rare Diseases
Summary

This study is testing an IV infusion medication to treat painful pain episodes, called vaso-occulsive crises, in participants with Sickle Cell Disease. Participants will have a screening visit followed by a 24-hour inpatient hospitalization visit to receive the IV medication and then 8 follow up visits. The purpose of this study is to learn more about how a new potential drug for treating SCD symptoms affects the body and how the body processes it.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Linda Wozniak
843-876-8651
wozniakl@musc.edu

A Multi-center, Single-Dose and Repeat-Dose Over Eight Weeks, Sequential Cohort Study to Evaluate Safety and Tolerability as well as Pharmacokinetics of Two Different Doses of Alpha1-Proteinase Inhibitor Subcutaneous (Human) 15% Administered Subcutaneously in Subjects with Alpha1-Antitrypsin Deficiency

Date Added
October 26th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00110691
Researcher
Charlie Strange

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Keywords
Lung, Pulmonary, Rare Diseases
Summary

This study is designed to evaluate a new therapy formulation for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD). AATD is an inherited condition in which a person has low blood levels of a protein known as alpha-1 protease inhibitor (called Alpha1-PI). AATD causes an increased risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the form of emphysema (long term lung disease) and, less frequently, other diseases.

This study is being conducted to evaluate the safety and tolerability of 2 different doses of Alpha-1 drugs (Alpha-1 15% and Liquid Alpha1-PI) in participants with AATD. Participants will be placed into one of two groups. Each group will receive both drugs at different points in the treatment period and because this is an "open label", study participants and the study staff know which dose of study drug participants receive. The study will last up to 252 days (8.5 months), and will include up to 49 visits. Many visits are able to be conducted through home health care, lessening the need to come into the clinic.

Alpha-1 15% is an investigational product, meaning it is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The other drug in this study is Liquid Alpha1-PI (licensed as Prolastin®-C Liquid) and is an FDA approved treatment for adults with emphysema due to AATD. However, it is only approved for the recommended dose of 60 mg/kg. This study includes both the FDA approved 60mg/kg of Liquid Alpha1-PI and an experimental dose of 120 mg/kg that is not FDA approved. Alpha-1 15% is given as an injection under the skin and Liquid Alpha1-PI is given as an infusion into the veins.

You may or may not directly benefit from participation. However, you may help advance scientific knowledge in the treatment of AATD. Currently, the only FDA approved treatment for AATD is IV infusions of Liquid Alpha1-PI. Since the drug being studied, Alpha-1 15%, is injected with a small needle under your skin, there may be a benefit to future patients by providing flexibility of treatment route options as well as stability in serum alpha1-antitrypsin levels.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Rachel Millan
843-792-0260
millanr@musc.edu

International Intestinal Failure Registry

Date Added
August 4th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00112520
Researcher
Candi Jump

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Keywords
Digestive System, Metabolism, Nutrition, Rare Diseases
Summary

The International Intestinal Failure Registry (IFR) is an initiative of the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Association (IRTA) and The Transplantation Society (TTS) and will be managed by these organizations. The primary objective of this project is to create a large international database of children with intestinal failure to characterize their management and outcome and guide the development of best practices and evidence-based management.

The primary objective of this project is to create a large international database of children with intestinal failure to characterize their management and outcome and guide the development of best practices and evidence-based management.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Candi Jump
843-792-5021
jump@musc.edu

A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study and Open-label Long Term Extension to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Elafibranor 80 mg in Patients with Primary Biliary Cholangitis with Inadequate Response or Intolerance to Ursodeoxycholic Acid

Date Added
July 13th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00110190
Researcher
Don Rockey

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Keywords
Drug Studies, Liver, Rare Diseases
Summary

This is an experimental drug trial to study a new drug, elafibranor, in patients with Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC). The main objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of daily oral 80mg elafibranor for 52 weeks on the treatment of cholestasis (impairment of bile formation and/or bile buildup) in patients with PBC. Elafibranor is a medicine being developed by Genfit Pharmaceuticals that is designed to work differently than any other available medications for PBC. In addition to decreasing bile acid formation, increasing bile acid uptake, and detoxifying bile acids like medications that work similarly to elafibranor, elafibranor additionally has anti-inflammatory effects that Genfit believes will provide additional health benefits to patients with PBC.

Persons interested in participation will need to complete at least 1, but no more than 3, Screening Visits at the Main Campus of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC in order to determine eligibility. If enrolled, you will have up to 21 study visits with the study doctor at MUSC over a period of at least 52 weeks (1 year) and up to a maximum of 312 weeks (6 years). At study visits you will be asked to complete up to 7 study-related questionnaires and complete any study-related testing such as physical exams, medical imaging, lab work (such as blood or urine tests), etc.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Joshua Inman
843-876-4303
inmanj@musc.edu or liverstudies@musc.edu

Identification of Molecular and Genetic Variations Underlying Skin Diseases

Date Added
November 3rd, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00096209
Researcher
Colleen Cotton

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Keywords
Cancer, Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Inflammation, Rare Diseases, Skin
Summary

Genetic changes to human skin contribute to a wide variety of conditions and diseases that affect over 20% of the population. However, the genes and molecules that are responsible for human skin development and disease are not fully understood, preventing the development of treatment options. This proposal seeks to better understand one disease in particular, linear morphea, a form of Sclerederma that can affect the skin, muscle, and bone. This study will recruit subjects to collect and use skin tissue for the purpose of identifying the genetic causes of linear morphea.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Alexandra Ritter
757-777-6673
ritteral@musc.edu

A Study of the Prevalence of Apolipoprotein L1(APOL1) Alleles Among Individuals With Proteinuric Kidney Disease Who Are of Recent African Ancestry or Geographic Origin

Date Added
June 9th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00098923
Researcher
Roberto Pisoni

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Keywords
Genetics, Kidney, Minorities, Rare Diseases
Summary

The purpose of this study is to test to see if you have a certain genetic mutation (changes in DNA) so we can learn more about kidney disease. The study involves one blood and saliva test and takes about 30 minutes. The blood test is to see if you have genetic changes in your DNA of a protein called APOL1. People who have this gene mutation may be at risk of losing their kidney function faster than others. The test won't cost you anything. In fact, if you decide to participate, you will be compensated $45. You should know that the test used to determine if you have an APOL1 genetic mutation is not FDA approved, however the FDA has approved this test for research purposes. If you were to participate in this study and take the blood test, and the result indicated you have this mutation, there may be an opportunity in the future to volunteer in an additional research study where you will receive the treatment. This treatment is designed by Vertex, especially for people with kidney disease from APOL1 mutation.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Marcie Pregulman
843-792-8166
pregulma@musc.edu

Fragile X Online Registry With Accessible Research Database (FORWARD)

Date Added
March 30th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00097724
Researcher
Caroline Buchanan

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Keywords
Genetics, Non-interventional, Rare Diseases
Summary

FORWARD, the Fragile X Registry and Database, is the largest resource of clinical and demographic data of the Fragile X syndrome (FXS) population in the United States. FORWARD was created to improve the care and quality of life for those living with FXS. By collecting and monitoring changing data, researchers and healthcare professionals can better understand the experiences of individuals with FXS and their families. Information collected from families like yours will be used to develop best practice guidelines for the care of individuals with FXS around the world.

Institution
Self Regional
Recruitment Contact
Jennifer Stallworth
8642507944
jstallworth@ggc.org

A Phase 2, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Double-blind, Open-label Extension Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Belumosudil (KD025) in Subjects with Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis

Date Added
October 22nd, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00089320
Researcher
Richard Silver

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Keywords
Autoimmune disease, Drug Studies, Rare Diseases, Scleroderma, Skin
Summary

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.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Brittany Frasier
843-792-8613
frasibri@musc.edu



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