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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.
An observational clinical study is where participants identified as belonging to study groups are assessed for biomedical or health outcomes.
Searching Both is inclusive of interventional and observational studies.
|Eligible Ages||18 Years - 80 Years|
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Phase 1: Studies that emphasize safety and how the drug is metabolized and excreted in humans.
Phase 2: Studies that gather preliminary data on effectiveness (whether the drug works in people who have a certain disease or condition) and additional safety data.
Phase 3: Studies that gather more information about safety and effectiveness by studying different populations and different dosages and by using the drug in combination with other drugs.
Phase 4: Studies occurring after FDA has approved a drug for marketing, efficacy, or optimal use.
The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.
|Johns Hopkins University|
The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.
|John N. Aucott, MD|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||Johns Hopkins University|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
|Overall Status||Enrolling by invitation|
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
|Post-Treatment Lyme Disease|
There is precedent for the use of tetracycline class antibiotics as an anti-inflammatory agent in chronic illnesses including dermatologic and rheumatologic illnesses. The 2015 American College of Rheumatology Guideline for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) includes long-term therapy with tetracycline in its treatment recommendations. This class of antibiotics has known anti-inflammatory effect in addition to its antimicrobial properties. Tetracyclines, in particular minocycline, have been associated with a significant improvement in disease activity in RA with no increased risk of adverse effects. To date, no clinical trials have examined the benefit of extended duration; i.e. >4 weeks tetracycline therapy in PTLD. Concerns over side effects and the development of antibiotic-resistance and superinfections such as Clostridioides difficile have limited the use of long-term antibiotics, including tetracycline. There is a large body of literature on tetracycline and other drugs in this class regarding the drugs' anti-inflammatory properties and potential benefit in several non-infectious diseases such cerebrovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and rosacea. The investigators believe that this deserves further study. Initially, the investigators propose this pilot study to examine the feasibility and tolerability of tetracycline treatment in PTLD Secondarily, the investigators propose to assess preliminary data on the efficacy of 3 months duration tetracycline treatment in reducing PTLD symptoms at
Active Comparator: Tetracycline First
Tetracycline for first 3 months, placebo for second 3 months.
Placebo Comparator: Placebo First
Placebo for first 3 months, tetracycline for second 3 months.
Drug: - Tetracycline 500 Mg
500 mg three times daily
Other: - Placebo
Placebo for Tetracycline given same way as Tetracycline.
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Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center
Lutherville, Maryland, 21093