There are about 2 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in New Caledonia. The country of the clinical trial is determined by the location of where the clinical research is being studied. Most studies are often held in multiple locations & countries.
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether there are genetic differences between patients with rheumatic heart disease and members of the general population.
This study, 28851, is a long-term follow-up study of subjects enrolled in ATAMS study 28063, the aim of which is to monitor the safety and tolerability of atacicept administered for up to 5 years to subjects with relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS). This extension study consists of two parts. Part A will be double blind and Part B will be open label. During Part A subjects initially randomized to atacicept will continue to receive the atacicept dose to which they have been randomized in study 28063 (ATAMS) once a week sub cutaneously (under the skin). Subjects randomized to placebo in ATAMS will receive atacicept at 150 mg once a week sub cutaneously during Part A. Once the results of ATAMS are available and the atacicept dose with the best benefit / risk ratio has been identified, all subjects will be switched to this dose and will continue the extension study open-label (Part B). Throughout the study, subjects and investigators will remain blinded with respect to intial and part A treatment allocation/dose.