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Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis clinical trials at UC Health
3 research studies open to new patients

  • A Phase 2 Trial of the Safety and Efficacy of Bardoxolone Methyl in Patients With Rare Chronic Kidney Diseases - PHOENIX

    open to eligible people ages 18-65

    This multi-center, open-label Phase 2 trial will study the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of bardoxolone methyl in qualified patients with the following rare chronic kidney diseases (CKD): CKD associated with type 1 diabetes (T1D), IgA nephropathy (IgAN), focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), and autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Patients will be enrolled in disease specific cohorts within the trial, and effectiveness of bardoxolone methyl in treating CKD will be assessed separately by cohort for each rare CKD. All patients in the study will follow the same visit and assessment schedule. Following randomization on Day 1, patients will be scheduled to be assessed during treatment at Weeks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 12, and by telephone contact on Days 3, 10, 21, 31, 38, and 45. Patients will also be scheduled to be assessed at an in-person follow-up visit at Week 16, four weeks after the end of treatment.

    at UCLA

  • Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network

    open to eligible people ages up to 80 years

    Minimal change disease (MCD), focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), and Membranous nephropathy (MN), generate an enormous individual and societal financial burden, accounting for approximately 12% of prevalent end stage renal disease (ESRD) cases (2005) at an annual cost in the US of more than $3 billion. However, the clinical classification of these diseases is widely believed to be inadequate by the scientific community. Given the poor understanding of MCD/FSGS and MN biology, it is not surprising that the available therapies are imperfect. The therapies lack a clear biological basis, and as many families have experienced, they are often not beneficial, and in fact may be significantly toxic. Given these observations, it is essential that research be conducted that address these serious obstacles to effectively caring for patients. In response to a request for applications by the National Institutes of Health, Office of Rare Diseases (NIH, ORD) for the creation of Rare Disease Clinical Research Consortia, a number of affiliated universities joined together with The NephCure Foundation the NIDDK, the ORDR, and the University of Michigan in collaboration towards the establishment of a Nephrotic Syndrome (NS) Rare Diseases Clinical Research Consortium. Through this consortium the investigators hope to understand the fundamental biology of these rare diseases and aim to bank long-term observational data and corresponding biological specimens for researchers to access and further enrich.

    at UCLA

  • Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Bleselumab in Preventing the Recurrence of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis in de Novo Kidney Transplant Recipients

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of the bleselumab regimen (basiliximab induction, tacrolimus, steroids and bleselumab) compared with the Standard of Care (SOC) regimen (basiliximab induction, tacrolimus, steroids and mycophenolate mofetil [MMF]) in the prevention of recurrent Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (rFSGS) defined as nephrotic range proteinuria with protein-creatinine ratio (≥ 3.0 g/g) through 3 months post-transplant. Death, graft loss or lost to follow-up will be imputed as rFSGS.

    at UCSF

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