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Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms
An interventional clinical study is where participants are assigned to receive one or more interventions (or no intervention) so that researchers can evaluate the effects of the interventions on biomedical or health-related outcomes.
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|Eligible Ages||7 Years and Over|
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The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.
|George Washington University|
The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.
|Rodolfo V Curiel, MD|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||The George Washington University|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
JDM is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease with a predominance of muscle and skin inflammation of unknown etiology and varying prognosis. Children with JDM unresponsive to corticosteroids or other immunosuppressive medications face poor clinical and functional outcome and suffer various sequelae of the disease. Abatacept is a fully human soluble recombinant protein consisting of the cytotoxic T cell Lymphocyte Antigen-4 (CTLA4) fused with Fc region of human IgG1 that has been modified to prevent complement fixation and antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity. Abatacept binds specifically to the CD80 (B7-1) and CD86 (B7-2) molecules, those expressed on antigen-presenting cells (APCs). Upon engagement of CTLA4 to CD80 or CD86, the resultant inhibition of signal transduction inhibits T cell activation.. The rationale for use of Abatacept in the therapy of JDM includes the expression of CTLA4, CD28, CD86, and CD40 on inflammatory cells of muscle biopsies of patients with DM, as well as CTLA4 and CD28 on muscle cells. A patient's participation in this study will last approximately 24 weeks with possible extension to 48 weeks. At screening, participants will have a physical exam, muscle strength assessment, blood and urine collection, and chest x-ray; they will also be asked to complete several questionnaires. All participants will receive each week subcutaneous injection of Abatacept. Each injection will be given on an outpatient basis. There will be a total of 6 study visits. All participants will visit the outpatient clinic at selected time points for muscle strength testing, a physical exam, disease activity measurements, blood and urine collection, and muscle MRI; they will also be asked to complete several questionnaires. During the study, participants will be monitored closely for improvement or worsening of their disease and for serious drug related side effects. Eligibility Ages Eligible for Study: ≥ 7 years and older Genders Eligible for Study: Both Race/Ethnic Backgrounds Eligibility for Study: No restrictions
Other: open label
A patient's participation in this study will last approximately 24 weeks ( screening visit and 5 intervention visits) with possible extension to 48 weeks. At screening, participants will have a physical exam, muscle strength assessment, blood and urine collection, and chest x-ray; they will also be asked to complete several questionnaires. All participants will receive each week subcutaneous injection of Abatacept. During intervention phase of the trial, muscle strength testing, physical exam, disease activity measurements, blood and urine collection, and muscle MRI will be performed. Participants will also be asked to complete several questionnaires. Participants will be also monitored closely for for serious drug related side effects.
Drug: - Abatacept
Study participation will consist of a screening visit and 5 protocol visits over six months (week 0, week 6, week 12, week 18, and week 24) for each subject, and phone follow-up (week 2, week 4, week 8, week 10, week 14, week 16, week 20, and week 22). At Visit 1, which will be treatment initiation, eligible subjects will be instructed on the use and side effects of subcutaneous abatacept and will be started on the study drug (abatacept 125 mg SQ weekly for subjects with body weight ≥ 50 KG or abatacept 87.5mg SQ for subjects with body weight < 50 KG).
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