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Arthritis clinical trials at University of California Health

27 in progress, 12 open to eligible people

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  • A Study of a New Nail for Subtalar Arthrodesis (Foot Arthritis) Surgery

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine the clinical efficacy of a novel dynamic sustained compression intramedullary nail for subtalar (talocalcaneal) arthrodesis.

    at UC Davis

  • Apremilast Pregnancy Exposure Registry

    open to eligible females

    The purpose of the Apremilast Pregnancy Exposure Registry is to monitor planned and unplanned pregnancies exposed to apremilast and to evaluate the safety of this medication relative to specified pregnancy outcomes, and to evaluate potential effects of prenatal apremilast exposure on infant health status through one year of age.

    at UCSD

  • Biofeedback Retention in Individuals With AKA

    open to eligible people ages 18-70

    More than two million Americans are currently living with a full or partial limb loss, and an additional 185,000 amputations occur each year. The majority of amputations occur in the lower limbs. There are many potential causes for amputation, but the majority can be attributed to vascular diseases, such as diabetes, traumatic injury, and cancer. For these individuals, prosthetic devices play an important role in restoring mobility and enabling them to participate in everyday activities. However, when learning to use these devices, patients often alter their movement patterns to compensate for pain or discomfort, a decreased ability to feel what their prosthetic limb is doing, and/or a fear of falling. By changing their movement patterns, patients will tend to am their intact leg, which has been shown to lead to long-term joint damage and chronic injury. For perspective, 75% of United States veterans living with amputation are diagnosed with a subsequent disease affecting their muscle, bone, and/or joint health. Therefore, therapy sessions, known as gait retraining, are an integral part of teaching prosthesis users to walk in a safe and efficient manner. With recent advances in wearable technology, researchers and therapists have begun exploring the use of biofeedback systems to assist with this retraining. In these systems, wearable sensors are used to measure how the patient is moving in real-time, and can provide information on how much time they spend on each leg and how much each joint moves during walking. Biofeedback refers to the process of communicating the information from these sensors back to the patients instruct them whether they need to change their movements. Previous research has shown that these systems have excellent potential for helping patients with physical disabilities improve their quality of motion. However, relatively little research has explored how well individuals with above-knee leg amputations respond to biofeedback during gait retraining. Importantly, the question of whether the new movement patterns taught using biofeedback will persist after training has finished remains unanswered. Therefore, the primary objective of this research is to determine whether biofeedback is a feasible tool for gait retraining with above-knee prosthesis (including a prosthetic knee, ankle, and foot) users. To answer these questions, forty individuals currently using above-knee prosthetic systems will undergo a single session of biofeedback training. Half of these populations will be from the civilian population, and half will be military veterans. During this training, the biofeedback system will apply short vibrations - similar to those generated by cellphones - to their skin every time that the patient reaches the desired degree of hip rotation during walking. Participants will be instructed to keep increasing their hip motion until they feel a vibration on every step. Before training, they will be instrumented with a wearable motion captures system, pressure sensors embedded in their shoes, and a wearable heart rate monitor. Using these devices, researchers will measure the participants' walking patterns without biofeedback determine their current ability. Once training is complete, their walking patterns will be measured again, first while using the biofeedback system, and then again fifteen minutes and thirty minutes after the biofeedback system has been removed. The data measured during these tests will enable researchers to calculate functional mobility scores that are used to evaluate the quality of a patient's walking, and then compare how these scores change before, during, and after biofeedback training. The knowledge gained through this research constitutes a critical step towards identifying optimal biofeedback strategies for maximizing patient mobility outcomes. The findings will be essential for the development of gait retraining protocols designed to reduce the incidence of chronic injury, and enable patients to achieve their full mobility potential. Building on these results, the next research phase will be to incorporate biofeedback training into a standard six-week gait retraining protocol to evaluate its long-term effectiveness as a rehabilitation tool. Unlike traditional gait retraining, which requires patients to visit clinics in-person for all sessions, the wearable, automated nature of biofeedback training will allow patients to continue gait training from home. This ability will enable patients to continue training activities between sessions, and ultimately may be able to substitute for some in-person visits. This potential for remote therapy has exciting implications for improved access to care for individuals living long distances from their rehabilitation providers, or those suffering from social anxiety, as well as during global health pandemics where in-person visits are difficult.

    at UCSF

  • Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC)Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis

    open to eligible people ages 45-75

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the safety and effectiveness of bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) in patients with moderate to severe osteoarthritis of the knee. BMAC provides a rich source of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and is a stem cell-based therapy that has been reported to preserve or improve the structure of joints. The Angel System is the device used in this study to concentrate bone marrow from the patient and is intended to separate a mixture of blood and bone marrow and collect plasma rich platelets preoperative to a surgical procedure. The goal of this study is to identify whether BMAC can be an effective and safe treatment for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.

    at UCSD

  • Effect of Anti-inflammatory Diet in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    In a previous exploratory study, the investigators observed an effect on disease activity outcomes of anti-inflammatory diet. The investigators also observed change in microbiome and circulating metabolites. The current study will determine whether or not the addition of anti-inflammatory diet improves the clinical outcomes in participants with rheumatoid arthritis, and the role of microbiome and circulating metabolites.

    at UCSD

  • Nivolumab in Treating Patients With Autoimmune Disorders and Advanced, Metastatic, or Unresectable Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase Ib trial studies the side effects of nivolumab and to see how well it works in treating patients with autoimmune disorders and cancer that has spread to other places in the body or cannot removed by surgery. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

    at UC Davis

  • 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

  • Preventing Extension of Oligoarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis JIA (Limit-JIA)

    open to eligible people ages 2-16

    This is a research study to test whether a once-weekly injection of abatacept will prevent the progression of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) to a more severe form.To evaluate the effectiveness of a 24-week course of treatment with abatacept plus usual care versus usual care to prevent polyarthritis (≥5 joints), uveitis, or treatment with other systemic medication within 18 months of randomization in children with recent-onset limited JIA.

    at UCSF

  • Stelara and Tremfya Pregnancy Exposure Registry 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 one year 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

  • Study to Evaluate Adverse Events and Change in Disease Activity in Participants Between 18 to 75 Years of Age Treated With Subcutaneous (SC) Injections of ABBV-154 for Moderately to Severely Active Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease of the joints causing pain, stiffness, swelling and loss of joint function. This study evaluates how safe and effective ABBV-154 is in participants treated for moderately to severely active RA. Adverse events and change in the disease activity will be assessed. ABBV-154 is an investigational drug being evaluated for the treatment of RA. Study doctors place the participants in 1 of 5 treatment groups or arms, each arm receiving a different treatment. There is a 1 in 5 chance that participants will be assigned to placebo. Participants 18-75 years of age with moderate to severe RA will be enrolled. Around 425 participants will be enrolled in the study in approximately 270 sites worldwide. The study is compromised of a 12 week double-blind, placebo-controlled period, a double-blind long term extension (LTE) of 66 weeks, and a follow-up visit 70 days after the last dose of the study drug. In the LTE period, participants in the placebo group will be re-randomized to receive ABBV-154 in 2 different doses SC every other week (eow). Other participants will remain on their previous dose and dosing regimen of ABBV-154. There may be higher treatment burden for participants in this trial compared to their standard of care. Participants will attend regular visits during the study at a hospital or clinic. The effect of the treatment will be checked by medical assessments, blood tests, checking for side effects and completing questionnaires.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Therapeutic Response of Cannabidiol in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The study will randomly assign Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients on stable RA therapy to either placebo or cannabidiol (CBD). The overall goal of this proposal is to examine the efficacy and safety of CBD treatment as adjunctive to the medical management of RA patients.

    at UCLA

  • Use of Acthar in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Related Flares

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) study. The purpose of this research study is to determine in RA flare, whether musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) inflammatory scores and/or disease activity scores improve with Acthar treatment.

    at UCLA

  • A Study Comparing Upadacitinib (ABT-494) to Placebo and to Adalimumab in Participants With Psoriatic Arthritis Who Have an Inadequate Response to at Least One Non-Biologic Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a Phase 3 multicenter study that includes two periods. Period 1 is designed to compare the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of ABT-494 Dose A once daily (QD) and Dose B QD versus placebo and versus adalimumab every other week (eow) in participants with moderately to severely active Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) and have an inadequate response to non-biologic DMARDs (DMARD-IR). Period 1 is also designed to compare the efficacy of ABT-494 Dose A QD and Dose B QD versus placebo for the prevention of structural progression. Period 2 evaluates the safety, tolerability and efficacy of ABT-494 Dose A QD and Dose B QD in participants with PsA who have completed Period 1.

    at UCLA

  • A Study to Compare Upadacitinib (ABT-494) to Placebo in Adults With Rheumatoid Arthritis on Stable Dose of Conventional Synthetic Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (csDMARDs) With an Inadequate Response or Intolerance to Biologic DMARDs

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The study objective of Period 1 (Day 1 to Week 24) is to compare the safety and efficacy of 30 mg once daily (QD) and 15 mg QD upadacitinib versus placebo for the treatment of signs and symptoms of participants with moderately to severely active RA who were on a stable dose of csDMARDs and had an inadequate response to or intolerance to at least 1 bDMARD. The study objective of Period 2 (Week 24 to Week 260) is to evaluate the long-term safety, tolerability, and efficacy of upadacitinib 15 mg QD and 30 mg QD in participants with RA who completed Period 1.

    at UCLA

  • Advancing Understanding of Transportation Options

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This Stage II randomized, controlled, longitudinal trial seeks to assess the acceptability, feasibility, and effects of a driving decision aid use among geriatric patients and providers. This multi-site trial will (1) test the driving decision aid (DDA) in improving decision making and quality (knowledge, decision conflict, values concordance and behavior intent); and (2) determine its effects on specific subpopulations of older drivers (stratified for cognitive function, decisional capacity, and attitudinally readiness for a mobility transition). The overarching hypotheses are that the DDA will help older adults make high-quality decisions, which will mitigate the negative psychosocial impacts of driving reduction, and that optimal DDA use will target certain populations and settings.

    at UCSD

  • COVID-19 Booster Vaccine in Autoimmune Disease Non-Responders

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This is a randomized, multi-site, adaptive, open-label clinical trial comparing the immune response to different COVID-19 vaccine booster doses in participants with autoimmune disease requiring immunosuppressive medications. All study participants will have negative serologic or sub-optimal responses (defined as a Roche Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S (RBD) result ≤ 50 U/mL) to initial COVID-19 vaccine regimen with Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, or Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. The study will initially focus on 5 autoimmune diseases: - Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) - Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Systemic Sclerosis (SSc), and - Pemphigus.

    at UCLA

  • Effect of Anti-inflammatory (ITIS) Diet in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    to study the effect of anti-inflammatory diet on clinical and biological outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis

    at UCSD

  • Long Term Extension Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Filgotinib in Adults With Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of filgotinib in participants who have completed one of the parent studies of filgotinib in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

    at UCSD

  • Multidisciplinary Approach for Treat To Target In Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This research will evaluate a multifaceted patient-centered intervention in a sample of socioeconomically disadvantaged Hispanic adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that capitalizes on a partnership between the extended rheumatology healthcare team and each patient in order to promote understanding, uptake and adherence to the principles of treat-to-target strategy. The primary hypothesis of this study is that the addition of a multifaceted intervention incorporating integrated multidisciplinary rheumatologic care, nurse-directed self-management education and supportive follow-up, and technology-based at home RA symptom monitoring and reporting to clinical guideline-based care will increase RA remission rate at 6 months.

    at UCLA

  • NexGen TM Tibia Clinical Outcomes Study

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The objective of this study is to evaluate clinical performance for the commercially available NexGen TM Monoblock Tibia and NexGen TM Modular Tibia used in primary cementless tibia total knee arthroplasty.

    at UCLA

  • Outcomes Study of the Trabecular Metal (TM) Reverse Shoulder System

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The objectives of this study are to obtain survival and outcome data on the Trabecular Metal Reverse Shoulder System when used in primary or revision reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.

    at UCSF

  • Persona TM Tibia Clinical Outcomes Study

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The primary objective of this study is to evaluate clinical performance for the commercially available Persona TM Tibia used in primary cementless tibia total knee arthroplasty.

    at UCLA

  • Strategy to Prevent the Onset of Clinically-Apparent Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to determine if hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is safe and effective for the prevention of future onset of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in individuals who have elevations of an autoantibody, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP3). The following recruitment strategies will be employed towards identifying healthy subjects with elevated anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP3) levels: -Pre-screening: - first degree relatives of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA); - subjects at health-fairs; and - identification of subjects with elevated anti-CCP3 levels in the absence of inflammatory arthritis in rheumatology clinics.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Treatments Against RA and Effect on FDG-PET/CT

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    In a randomized controlled clinical trial, investigators will compare the effects on [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) from two treatment regimens in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients deemed methotrexate inadequate responders (MTX-IRs). Two common RA treatments will be compared: triple therapy (sulfasalazine, methotrexate, and hydroxychloroquine) versus tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor (etanercept or adalimumab, plus background methotrexate for all subjects and hydroxychloroquine for subjects who were taking this at screening).

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Ultrasound Assessment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Who Changed Diet

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this research study is to evaluate if a weight loss intervention will improve your rheumatoid arthritis disease activity.

    at UCLA

  • Zimmer Trabecular Metal Total Ankle PMCF

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The primary objective of this study is to obtain implant survivorship and clinical outcome data for commercially available Zimmer Trabecular Metal Total Ankle implants used in primary or revision total ankle arthroplasty. The assessment will include implant survivorship and clinical performance measured by pain and function, quality of life data, radiographic parameters and survivorship.

    at UC Davis

  • Zr-89 Cimzia PET Imaging Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Sorry, currently not accepting new patients, but might later

    This is a single center exploratory imaging study investigating the initial application of 89Zr-DFO-CZP PET in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Patients with active symptoms of RA or signs on physical exam will be invited to participate for PET imaging.

    at UCSF

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