Analysis of B Cells From Autoimmune Individuals
This observational study aims at finding out if individual with autoimmunity exhibit increased numbers of B cells that express two types (instead of one type) of antibodies, and if B cells of individuals genetically susceptible to autoimmunity display defects in the biological process of tolerance, which removes B cells that participate in autoimmunity.
Analysis of Post-exertional Malaise Using a Two-day CPET in People With ME/CFS
This study aims to collect and identify key outcome measures or disease parameters in ME/CFS that are altered during elevated symptoms relative to baseline by gathering information before and after symptom provocation using a two-day cardiopulmonary exercise test.
Analysis of Prognostic Cell Signaling Factors in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
The purpose of this study is to identify potential markers for curve progression in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Despite its prevalence and impact on child health, the etiology of AIS and molecular mechanisms underlying its development and progression remain poorly understood. Clinical criteria and features cannot adequately predict which children, diagnosed with mild disease, will undergo subsequent curve progression requiring intervention. The investigators hypothesize that alterations in specific genetic markers will be correlated with the progression of AIS curves over time. Thus, these markers could be used in the future ...
Analysis of Suprapectoral and Subpectoral Biceps Tenodesis
Biceps pathology typically includes pain in the anterior shoulder that is reproduced with provocative maneuvers. However, optimal treatment of patient with this diagnosis is not clear and can include tenotomy (cutting the biceps) or various forms of tenodesis (cutting then reattaching). As tenotomy can lead to cosmetic deformity and anterior humeral discomfort from spasms, many surgeons perform tenodesis. There are various techniques for tenodesis. This study will compare 2 methods: suprapectoral (doing the surgery using an incision higher in the shoulder) versus subpectoral fixation (surgery which involves making an incision lower in the...
An Exploratory Maintenance Trial of BI 655064 in Patients With Lupus Nephritis
The main objectives of this trial are to evaluate the long term efficacy and safety of different doses of BI 655064 versus placebo as add-on therapy to Standard of Care (SOC) during maintenance therapy for lupus nephritis.
An Extension Study in Participants With Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
The purpose of this study is to investigate the long-term safety and any side effects of baricitinib in participants who have completed a previous baricitinib rheumatoid arthritis study. The study provides for 7 years of additional treatment with baricitinib.
An Investigational Study to Evaluate BMS-986165 in Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
This study will investigate BMS-986165 to assess its effects in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
An Investigational Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of BMS-986165 With Background Treatment in Participants With Lupus Nephritis
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of BMS-986165 compared with placebo with regard to measures of kidney function in participants with lupus nephritis (LN).
An Investigation of the Metal Concentration in Patients Implanted With the PRESTIGE LP™ Cervical Disc at Two Contiguous Levels in the Cervical Spine
This clinical study will assess the metal concentrations present in the blood serum of patients who receive surgical treatment with the PRESTIGE LP™ Cervical Disc at two contiguous cervical levels from C3-C7. The information obtained from this clinical investigation will be used to support the post market surveillance for a PMA supplement for the PRESTIGE LP™ Cervical Disc implanted at two contiguous levels.
An Observational Registry of Abatacept in Patients With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
The purpose of this study is to examine the long-term safety of Abatacept for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) with particular in interest in the occurrence of serious infections, autoimmune disorders, and malignancies.