The primary objective of this study is to measure the concentration and the regional brain distribution of activated brain microglia/macrophages using the PET radiopharmaceutical [F-18]DPA-714 in individuals with chronic pain and fatigue suspected to be associated with neuroinflammation. The PET tracer [F-18]DPA-714 binds to the 18 kDa translocator protein (TSPO, also known as the peripheral benzodiazepine receptor) in the mitochondria of activated microglia/macrophages and provides a non-invasive measure of neuroinflammation. The primary objective of this study is to determine if pain and fatigue patients have higher levels of ...
Monitor the performance of the Mpact cup in the treatment of patients with hip joint disease requiring a total hip replacement.
This study is intended to assess the effects of astaxanthin use on pain, physical function, and inflammation as reflected by Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) scores and levels of inflammatory biomarkers in subjects taking astaxanthin. If improvements in pain, function, and/or markers of inflammation could be demonstrated with the use of astaxanthin, this may suggest the potential for astaxanthin to be used in management of knee osteoarthritis (and possibly other forms of osteoarthritis) with less evident toxicity than seen with the presently available standard therapies (e.g. NSAIDS, opioids).
A Study looking at Investigational drug and Placebo administered to adult Patients with moderate to severe Dermatomyositis
The purpose of the study is to assess systemic certolizumab pegol (CZP) exposure, the formation of anti-CZP antibodies and safety of CZP across the course of pregnancy in study participants with chronic inflammatory diseases.
This post-marketing study is designed to compare the safety of baricitinib versus tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors with respect to venous thromboembolic events (VTEs) when given to participants with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
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).
The reason for this study is to see how effective and safe the study drug known as baricitinib is in participants with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
A two-component therapeutic consisting of FCX-013 and veledimex for the treatment of localized scleroderma (or morphea). The first component, FCX-013, is autologous human fibroblasts genetically-modified using lentivirus and encoded for matrix metalloproteinase 1 (MMP-1), a protein responsible for breaking down collagen. FCX-013 is designed to be injected under the skin at the location of the fibrotic lesions where the genetically-modified fibroblast cells will produce MMP-1 to break down excess collagen accumulation. With the FCX-013 therapy, the patient will take an oral compound (Veledimex) to induce MMP-1 protein expression from...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of guselkumab in participants with active lupus nephritis (LN).