The purpose of this study is to compare the effects, good or bad, of PRM-151 versus placebo on patients with IPF during a 52-week period.. This study is testing an experimental drug called recombinant human pentraxin-2 (rhPTX-2; also known as PRM-151 or RO7490677). About 658 people will take part in this study.
This is a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 200 participants to receive N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) or placebo for a 24 month duration. The purpose of this study is to see if n-acetylcysteine (NAC) can help people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who have a specific gene type and to see if NAC is safe to take without causing too many side effects.
The purpose of this research registry is to better understand the natural history of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and current practice patterns. The IPF-PRO registry will be used to collect data and biological samples that will support future research studies by identifying disease biomarkers for IPF. Through these studies, researchers hope to find new ways to detect, treat, and maybe prevent or cure health problems. Some of these studies may be about how genes affect health and disease, or how a person's genes affect their response to a treatment. Some of these studies may lead to new products, such as drugs or tests for diseases. We are asking you to let us collect and store some of your blood and health information so they might be used in these kinds of future studies.
If you are newly diagnosed with IPF and are eligible for participation in IPF-PRO, you will be asked to sign a consent form to become enrolled if you agree to be in this registry. At enrollment a member of MUSC research staff will collect information from you and about your medical history and medical care, as well as information about the types of health insurance (public or private) that you have. As part of your participation in this registry, you will be required to sign a medical release form giving permission for your medical records to be reviewed for the purposes of data collection for the registry. This is an observational registry which means you will not receive any investigational treatments or investigational drugs, and only minimally invasive procedures will be performed (blood draws) at scheduled clinic visits. In addition to the face to face visits for self-administered participant reported questionnaires and blood collection, at roughly 6-month intervals, sites will review the participant's medical records. Your disease management and treatment decisions will be determined by you and your health care professional. Subjects will be followed until the last enrolled subject has been followed for 3 years up to a maximum of 5 years.