Immunosuppression clinical trials at UC Health
3 research studies open to eligible people
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
There is no clear treatment for patients with limited cutaneous Kaposi sarcoma (KS). Radiation and injection of vinblastine both have side effects that may not be acceptable. Nivolumab has been used to treat more extensive KS when given intravenously. This is, to the investigators' knowledge, the first trial to see if nivolumab can be used as treatment in the form of an injection into KS lesion.
open to all eligible people
This is a study of immunosuppressed individuals living in households with and without children to assess the role of household contact with children in the transmission of SARSCoV-2 to immunocompromised individuals. Through careful collection of epidemiological data in combination with biological specimens, risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 in immunocompromised individuals will be identified. During the initial visits, informed consent will be obtained and consented participants will complete an initial questionnaire and provide biological specimens including nasal swabs, saliva and blood. Thereafter, participants will complete at-home saliva collections and questionnaires on a weekly basis for 6 months. If our research-use only SARS-CoV-2 test is positive, participants will be referred immediately for medical attention and will be followed every 3 days with nasal swabs and saliva samples and weekly blood specimens and optional rectal swabs or fresh stool collection. Additionally, participants will be contacted by telephone at 1 year for follow-up.
Tacrolimus/Everolimus vs. Tacrolimus/MMF in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients Using the MATE Score
open to eligible people ages up to 21 years
The TEAMMATE Trial will enroll 210 pediatric heart transplant patients from 25 centers at 6 months post-transplant and follow each patient for 2.5 years. Half of the participants will receive everolimus and low-dose tacrolimus and the other half will receive tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil. The trial will determine which treatment is better at reducing the cumulative risk of coronary artery vasculopathy, chronic kidney disease and biopsy proven-acute cellular rejection without an increase in graft loss due to all causes (e.g. infection, PTLD, antibody mediated rejection).