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Ankylosing Spondylitis clinical trials at University of California Health

2 research studies open to eligible people

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  • Novel Quantitative MRI for Axial Spondyloarthritis

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This proposal aims to develop novel MR imaging and image processing techniques that will provide reliable and fully quantitative evaluation of inflammation, chronic structural changes and vascularity in patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). The quantitative evaluation will be more objective and reproducible, more sensitive to subtle changes, and less time consuming, as compared to the current semi-quantitative evaluation. It will allow radiologists and rheumatologists to evaluate the inflammation and structural changes more reliably to improve early diagnosis and treatment response evaluation. The developed quantification tools can be disseminated to other research and clinical sites for retrospective and prospective data analysis, and used as outcome measures for future multi-center trials. The evaluation of vascularity will enhance Investigators understanding of disease pathophysiology and serve as a novel marker to improve investigators capability of evaluating and predicting treatment response in AS. The successful implementation will greatly assist clinicians to optimize individualized therapeutic strategies and ultimately improve patient care for AS.

    at UCSF

  • OTIS Autoimmune Diseases in Pregnancy Project

    open to eligible females

    The purpose of the OTIS Autoimmune Diseases in Pregnancy Study is to monitor planned and unplanned pregnancies exposed to certain medications, to evaluate the possible teratogenic effect of these medications and to follow live born infants for five years after birth. With respect to fetal outcome, it is important to evaluate the spectrum of outcomes that may be relevant to a medication exposure during pregnancy, and these include both easily recognizable defects which are visible at birth, as well as more subtle or delayed defects that may not be readily identifiable without special expertise and observation beyond the newborn period.

    at UCSD