This study will evaluate the effects of elafibranor (the study drug) in participants with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). PSC is a rare disease of the liver that leads to injury and destruction of bile ducts. Damage to bile ducts leads to buildup of bile in the liver, which then causes further damage, and leads to disease progression. This study will compare elafibranor to a placebo, a dummy treatment. The main objective of the trial will be to study the safety and side effects of the study drug. The trial will also study the study drug's effects on blood tests and other tests related to PSC disease activity.
The purpose of this study is to find out whether a web-based intervention using a mobile app is helpful for teens and young adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) in learning how to care for and manage their symptoms. 272 teens and adults with SCD will be enrolled in this study which is being conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston SC., East Carolina University in Greenville NC., University of Miami in Miami FL., and the University of Alabama in Birmingham AL.
This project is an extension of the CDC-funded FORWARD (Fragile X Online Registry With Accessible Research Database) study. From its inception in 2010, the goal of the FORWARD study has been to characterize the natural history of fragile X syndrome (FXS). This current extension project is known as FORWARD-MARCH (Multiple Assessments for Research CHaracterization) because it will include multiple assessments to characterize behavioral, adaptive, and cognitive function in greater depth and thereby further improve understanding of the natural history of FXS. FORWARD-MARCH continues the mission of FORWARD to better understand the natural history of FXS in order to improve the lives of children and adolescents with FXS and the lives of their families. FORWARD-MARCH will also better define trajectories of development in FXS that will be useful in understanding the long-term effects of an intervention relative to the natural history of FXS.
FORWARD-MARCH builds upon the foundation of the FORWARD study. The FORWARD study included 24 participating FXS specialty clinics throughout the US that are members of the FXCRC (Fragile X Clinical & Research Consortium). The FORWARD study worked closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Fragile X Foundation (NFXF), and other stakeholders in the FXS community. FORWARD-MARCH will also involve a contractor, Chickasaw Nation Industries (CNI), funded through a contract with the CDC. CNI will assist in data collection and management.
Between September 2022 and August 2026, FORWARD-MARCH expects to enroll at least 600 individuals with fragile X syndrome who were born between 2003-2017. The majority of these individuals will already be FORWARD study participants, enabling researchers to conduct longitudinal analyses incorporating previously collected data. Cognitive, behavioral, and adaptive function will be assessed using parent or caregiver-completed surveys and in-person clinical assessments. After completion of data collection, deidentified data will be securely maintained at CDC and will be an important long-term resource for analyses of the natural history of FXS.
Previous phases of the FORWARD study, conducted between 2012 and 2022, have received IRB review and approval by the institutions of each participating clinic. These previous phases of the study did not require review by a CDC IRB, as CDC had no participant contact and did not have access to personal identifying information (PII). The extension of the FORWARD study covered in this protocol (FORWARD-MARCH, 2022-2026) will continue to be reviewed and approved by the institutions of each participating clinic conducting data collection. However, review and approval are also being sought from the CDC IRB because PII will be maintained on CDC servers and because CDC's contractor, CNI, will regularly have access to PII and interact directly with study participants. A reliance agreement allowing CNI to rely on CDC's IRB is being developed and will be executed before data collection is begun. To clarify which aspects of the protocol involve CDC and CNI staff (rather than just clinic staff), sections 3,4 and 5 of this protocol document each end with a subsection that specifically focuses on the role of CDC and CNI staff.
This is a 3-part study, with each part having a unique set of objectives for male
adolescents aged 12 to < 18 years with fragile X syndrome (FXS). Part 1 is an openlabel,
single-dose, pharmacokinetics (PK) assessment of BPN14770 25 mg and
50 mg; Part 2 is double-blind (DB) and randomized; and Part 3 is an open-label
extension (OLE) for patients who complete Part 2.
This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2/3 adaptive study involves an initial investigational blood test to determine if you have a specific variation related to kidney disease. The investigational blood test is to see if you have changes in your DNA of a gene called APOL1. People who have this gene variation may be at risk of losing their kidney function faster than others. If you have the variants (changes in DNA) you may be eligible to continue participation in the study. If you do not have the variants, you will not be eligible, and the study doctor will discuss your other options with you. If you decide to participate, there will be no cost to you and you will be compensated. This study will start by comparing two doses of VX-147 against placebo in subjects with APOL1-mediated kidney disease for 12 weeks. Subjects in Phase 2 will continue to Phase 3 once a dose for Phase 3 is selected. Then the Phase 3 dose of VX-147 will be evaluated for safety and effectiveness. If you meet the requirements and choose to take part in the study, you will be randomly assigned to a treatment group. You will not know which study treatment group you are assigned to and it is possible that you will receive placebo instead of VX-147. The study includes a screening, treatment, and follow-up period. The study will end after the last patient enrolled has completed 2 years in the study. This means some patients enrolling earlier could be in the study for up to 4 years.
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.
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.
The purpose of this study is to test whether a drug called PRA023/MK7240 (the study drug) is a good treatment for patients with Systemic Sclerosis associated with Interstitial Lung Disease (SSc-ILD). The study drug PRA023/7240 is an investigational drug that is given by infusion every 4 weeks. An investigational drug is not approved by The US Food and Drug Administration. It can only be used in a research study like this one. In this study, PRA023/MK7240 will be compared with a placebo (dummy drug). The placebo will be a saline solution that does not have any study drug in it. The comparison with the placebo helps to determine whether the effects seen in your body is because of the PRA023/MK7240 or not. This is a randomized study meaning that you will be assigned by chance (like flipping a coin) to receive either the study drug or placebo. This will be done with the help of a computer-based program and you will have 50% chance of receiving either the study drug or placebo. The study is double-blinded study and 50 weeks long, meaning you and your study doctor will not know what you are receiving, the study drug or placebo.
The study is sponsored by Prometheus Biosciences, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. The study is being done at approximately 25 sites across the United States. The main portion of the study will require 15 visits to the MUSC main campus and will have the following procedures completed over the course of your participation: blood draw, physician-led assessments of your disease (for example physical exam and skin thickness testing), tests to assess your pulmonary function and health (Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) and High Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT)), electrocardiogram, as well as asked to complete surveys. If you complete the initial blinded treatment period of 50 weeks, the study doctor will discuss whether you are eligible to enter the open label period of the study, meaning no placebo. If you are eligible and agree, you will receive 500 mg of study drug once every 4 weeks for an additional 52 weeks. Compensation is available for participation.
This study is testing an IV infusion medication to treat painful pain episodes, called vaso-occulsive crises(VOC), in participants with stable Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and subjects with SCD in VOC. Stable SCD 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. SCD participants in VOC will have a screening visit and receive the IV medication during their hospital admission for treatment of VOC. They will have 8 follow-up visits either while admitted tot he hospital or as outpatient 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.