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Assessment of PF-06700841 in participants with moderate to severe active, generalized Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) that have inadequate response to standard of care.
The reason for this long term study is to see how safe and effective the study drug known as baricitinib is in participants with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who have completed the final treatment visit of study I4V-MC-JAHZ (NCT03616912) or study I4V-MC-JAIA (NCT03616964).
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by the production of multiple autoantibodies and accumulation of immune complexes resulting in systemic inflammatory response and tissue damage. Although the underlying mechanisms are complex, defects in dying cells elimination are likely to contribute to autoantigen overload and development of autoimmunity. Molecules important in damaged cell clearance, such as early complement components, may thus have a protective role. According to this hypothesis, deficiencies in C1q and MBL, the recognition proteins of the classical and lectin pathways of complement; are associated with increased susceptibility to SLE. In the proposed project, the investigators will investigate the involvement of another related recognition protein, ficolin-3, which activates the complement lectin pathway and recognizes necrotic cells. The investigators have shown in a recent study a significant association between the presence of anti-ficolin-3 antibodies and active nephritis in patients with SLE. However, the possible involvement of anti-ficolin-3 antibodies in the pathogenesis of SLE and particularly in lupus nephritis (LN) remains to be elucidated. This project plans to investigate the role of ficolin-3 and ficolin-3 autoantibodies in LN. The study associates two aspects, aiming at deciphering the role of anti-ficolin-3 antibodies in dying cells recognition and investigating the role of ficolin-3 in renal tissue damage. This pilot study will be performed for 14 patients with active LN on serum and renal biopsy, realized for routine patient care. The investigators will explore the effect of anti-ficolin-3 antibodies purified from the patient serum on ficolin-3-dependent necrotic cells recognition, in relation with possible altered clearance of dead cells, which is an important hypothesis of the pathogenesis of SLE. The investigators will also investigate ficolin-3 deposition in renal biopsy, which may contribute to the local formation of immune complexes, leading to complement activation and subsequent inflammation and tissue injury.
Aim: to investigate the role of inflammation and auto-immunity in pulmonary arterial hypertension by using the profile of volatile organic compounds. Hypothesis: first, the investigators hypothesize that at time of diagnosis the VOC profiles will discriminate patients with PAH-CTD and idiopathic PAH (IPAH) from patients with systemic sclerosis or systemic lupus erythematosus (CTD) without PAH, supporting the contention that there is a overlapping inflammatory and auto-immune pathway in PAH. During follow-up, the investigators will measure the VOC profiles of patients in all three groups who will be treated according standard clinical care. The hypothesis is that VOC profiles are affected by therapy.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of escalating, multiple subcutaneous (SC) doses of VIB7734 in participants with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CLE), Sjogren's Syndrome, Systemic Sclerosis, Polymyositis, and Dermatomyositis.
This phase Ib trial studies the side effects of nivolumab and to see how well it works in treating patients with autoimmune disorders or cancer that has spread to other places in the body or cannot removed by surgery. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.
This is a 36 months, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-groups, equivalence multicenter trial in patients with inactive Systemic Lupus Erythematosus to evaluate if low disease activity can be sustained with withdrawal of glucocorticoids in patients on stable clinical remission or low disease activity.
A total of 240 consecutive SLE patients fulfilling the SLICC classification criteria was evaluated. Sixty two patients who met the inclusion criteria were randomly assigned to the exercise group (n=32) or the control group (n=30). Patients in the exercise group performed a program of strengthening, stretching and resistance upper limbs exercises, of 30 minutes duration daily, for 12 weeks. Performance of daily activities was evaluated with the DASH and HAQ questionnaires, grip and pinch strength with the Jamar dynamometer and pinch gauge tools respectively, dexterity with the Purdue pegboard test and the quality of life with the LUPUSQoL questionnaire at 0, 6, 12 (end of the exercise program) and 24 weeks for both groups. SLE activity and cumulative organ damage were evaluated with the SLE disease activity index 2000 (SLEDAI-2K) and SLICC/ACR-DI, respectively.
A Systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE is disease in which immune system is over-active causing inflammation in joints skin or any organ system. There are many areas where better approaches in SLE could improve outcomes. One example relates to hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) key drug which can reduce risk of serious disease flares. There are increasing concerns about eye damage main side effect with long-term use of HCQ. At present investigators cannot precisely predict which SLE patient is most likely to flare once HCQ is tapered. It is not clear what drives risk of eye damage. Investigators' study will fill these knowledge gaps. Investigators' hypothesis is that baseline demographic and clinical factors are associated with risk of SLE flare after HCQ taper/discontinuation and with risk of retinal toxicity in all HCQ exposed patients. Research will link and analyze data on 3700 SLE patients across Canada.
The main objective of this study is to assess the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of orally administered BI 705564 in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus