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Multiple Sclerosis clinical trials at University of California Health

33 in progress, 16 open to eligible people

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  • Closed Loop, Doctor to Patient, Mobile Application for Depression in People With Multiple Sclerosis

    open to eligible people ages 18-80

    The researchers want to find out if an electronic application called MS CATCH can enhance patients' and doctors' experiences during and in between clinical visits. MS CATCH is a smartphone-based tool which allows patients to enter their mood related symptoms at regular intervals, which is then available to their Neurologist in their electronic medical record. The neurologist is also able to view additional information from their medical record, and receives alerts for changes reported by the patient that raise concern for the patient's mental health.

    at UCSF

  • B Cell Levels In Infants Of Lactating Women With CIS Or MS Receiving Ocrelizumab

    open to eligible females ages 18-40

    This study will evaluate the pharmacokinetics of ocrelizumab in the breastmilk of lactating women with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) or multiple sclerosis (MS) [in line with the locally approved indications] treated with ocrelizumab, by assessing the concentration of ocrelizumab in mature breastmilk, as well as the corresponding exposure and pharmacodynamic effects (blood B cell levels) in the infants.

    at UCSF

  • B Cell Levels In Infants Potentially Exposed To Ocrelizumab During Pregnancy

    open to eligible females ages 18-40

    This study will evaluate the potential placental transfer of ocrelizumab in women with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) or multiple sclerosis (MS) [in line with the locally approved indications] whose last dose of ocrelizumab was administered any time from 6 months before the last menstrual period (LMP) through to the first trimester (up to gestational week 13) of pregnancy, and the corresponding pharmacodynamic effects (B cell levels) in the infant.

    at UCSF

  • Ocrelizumab In Comparison With Fingolimod In Children And Adolescents With Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

    open to eligible people ages 10-17

    This double-blind, double-dummy study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of ocrelizumab compared with fingolimod in children and adolescents with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis aged between 10 and < 18 years over a duration of at least 96 weeks.

    at UCSD UCSF

  • Fenebrutinib Compared With Teriflunomide in Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis (RMS)

    open to eligible people ages 18-55

    A study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of fenebrutinib on disability progression and relapse rate in adult participants with RMS. Eligible participants will be randomized 1:1 to either fenebrutinib or teriflunomide. Open-Label Extension (OLE) phase is contingent on a positive benefit-risk result in the Primary Analysis of the study.

    at UC Irvine

  • Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of BIIB017 (Peginterferon Beta-1a) in Pediatric Participants for the Treatment of Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

    open to eligible people ages 10-18

    This study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, and descriptive efficacy of BIIB017 in pediatric participants with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and to assess the pharmacokinetics (PK) of BIIB017 in pediatric participants with RRMS in Part 1. In Part 2, the study will evaluate the long-term safety of BIIB017 and further describe safety and the long-term multiple sclerosis (MS) outcomes after BIIB017 treatment in participants who completed the study treatment at Week 96 in Part 1 of the study.

    at UCSD

  • Assessing Changes in Multi-parametric MRI in MS Patients Taking Clemastine Fumarate as a Myelin Repair Therapy

    open to eligible people ages 18-55

    The clinical trial is intended to assess for clinical evidence of Clemastine Fumarate as a myelin repair therapy in patients with chronic inflammatory injury-causing demyelination as measured by multi-parametric MRI assessments. No reparative therapies exist for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Clemastine fumarate was identified along with a series of other antimuscarinic medications as a potential remyelinating agent using the micropillar screen (BIMA) developed at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Following in vivo validation, an FDA IND exemption was granted to investigate clemastine for the treatment of multiple sclerosis in the context of chronic optic neuropathy. That pilot study was recently completed and is the first randomized control trial documenting efficacy for a putative remyelinating agent for the treatment of MS. The preselected primary efficacy endpoint (visual evoked potential) was met and a strong trend to benefit was seen for the principal secondary endpoint assessing function (low contrast visual acuity). That trial number was 13-11577. This study seeks to follow up on that study and examine clemastine fumarate's protective and reparative effects in the context of chronic demyelinating brain lesions as imaged by multi-parametric MRI assessments. The investigators will be assessing the effects of clemastine fumarate as a remyelinating therapy and assessing its effect on MRI metrics of chronic lesions found in patients with a confirmed diagnosis of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. In addition to using conventional multi-parametric MRI assessments, this study will also evaluate a new MRI technique called Ultrashort Echo Time (UTE) MRI to assess the effects of clemastine fumarate as a remyelinating therapy of chronic lesions found in patients with a confirmed diagnosis of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and compare it to the other assessments.

    at UCSF

  • Bazedoxifene Acetate as a Remyelinating Agent in Multiple Sclerosis

    open to eligible females ages 40-65

    The primary goal of this study is to assess the efficacy of bazedoxifene (BZA) as remyelinating agent in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). The investigators will utilize electrophysiologic techniques and magnetic resonance imaging to quantify the effect of treatment in 50 women over the course of 6 months. Participants may remain on their standard disease modifying treatment during the course of the trial but may not concurrently participate in any other investigational new drug research study.

    at UCSF

  • ECoG BMI for Motor and Speech Control

    open to eligible people ages 21 years and up

    Test the feasibility of using electrocorticography (ECoG) signals to control complex devices for motor and speech control in adults severely affected by neurological disorders.

    at UCSF

  • Metformin Treatment in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    open to eligible people ages 30-65

    The purpose of this study is to assess the safety of metformin for treatment of progressive multiple sclerosis

    at UCLA

  • Multiple Sclerosis Falls Insight Track

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to develop an application: MS Falls Insight Track (MS FIT) which allows patients to log their falls and near falls, view their MS relevant data and responses to the clinic intake survey as well as communicate with their care team about falls and receive educational material on falls prevention.

    at UCSF

  • Neuroprotection With N-acetyl Cysteine for Patients With Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    open to eligible people ages 40-70

    This study evaluates the effectiveness of N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) in the treatment of progressive multiple sclerosis. Half of the patients will receive NAC, while the other half will receive a placebo.

    at UCSF

  • Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of IMU-838 in Patients With Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    open to eligible people ages 18-65

    Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of IMU-838 in Patients with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis - CALLIPER

    at UCLA

  • Traditional Versus Early Aggressive Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis Trial

    open to eligible people ages 18-60

    FDA-approved multiple sclerosis (MS) disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) target the relapsing phase of MS but have minimal impact once the progressive phase has begun. It is unclear if, in the relapsing phase, there is an advantage of early aggressive therapy with respect to preventing long-term disability. The infectious risks and other complications associated with higher-efficacy treatments highlight the need to quantify their effectiveness in preventing disability. The TRaditional versus Early Aggressive Therapy for MS (TREAT-MS) trial is a pragmatic, randomized controlled trial that has two primary aims: 1) to evaluate, jointly and independently among patients deemed at higher risk vs. lower risk for disability accumulation, whether an "early aggressive" therapy approach, versus starting with a traditional, first-line therapy, influences the intermediate-term risk of disability, and 2) to evaluate if, among patients deemed at lower risk for disability who start on first-line MS therapies but experience breakthrough disease, those who switch to a higher-efficacy versus a new first-line therapy have different intermediate-term risk of disability.

    at UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • Transformation of Dormant Spinal Networks to Mitigate Symptoms of Neurogenic Bladder

    open to eligible people ages 18-70

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of SCONE neuromodulation therapy after 12 weeks of therapy in comparison to inactive sham control in improving symptoms of Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction

    at UCSD

  • Wearables for the Bladder: an In-home Treatment Feasibility Pilot Study

    open to eligible females ages 18-80

    The goal is to investigate the feasibility and effects of adding "wearables for the bladder" devices to conventional pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) to bladder function, in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

    at UCSF

  • Rollover Study to Evaluate the Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of Ocrelizumab In Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This is a Phase IIIb, single-arm, multicenter, OLE study. Participants receiving ocrelizumab as an investigational medicinal product (IMP) in a Roche sponsored Parent study who continue to receive ocrelizumab or are in safety follow-up at the time of the closure of their respective Parent study (WA21092, WA21093 or WA25046) are eligible for enrollment in this extension study. Participants who will continue ocrelizumab treatment will receive IMP based on the dosage and administration received at the time of rollover from the Parent study.

    at UCSF

  • Ocrelizumab in Patients With Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a phase II, multicenter, randomized, parallel-group, partially blinded, placebo and Avonex (interferon beta-1a) controlled dose finding study to evaluate the efficacy as measured by brain MRI lesions, and safety of 2 dose regimens of ocrelizumab in participants with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS).

    at UCSF

  • Ocrelizumab Treatment in Participants With Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study is a prospective, multicenter, open-label, single-arm effectiveness and safety study in participants with progressive multiple sclerosis (PMS).

    at UCSF

  • Efficacy, Safety and Pharmacokinetics of a Higher Dose of Ocrelizumab in Adults With Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a randomized, double blind, controlled, parallel group, multicenter study to evaluate efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics of a higher dose of ocrelizumab per intravenous (IV) infusion every 24 weeks in participants with PPMS, in comparison to the approved 600 mg dose of ocrelizumab.

    at UC Irvine

  • 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

  • Computerized Cognitive Training in MS

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    WHO: 40 participants with a confirmed diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) able to engage in moderate physical activity. WHY: The purpose of this study is to evaluate two computerized brain training tools, which include light physical activity, to see if they can help improve cognitive functions, such as memory and attention, for patients with MS. WHAT: Complete a set of tests (physical and cognitive) at baseline, wear a Fitbit Flex device at home for the duration of the study, 3 supervised sessions for 4 weeks at UCSF, one visit for physical and cognitive tests at one week after the final supervised session, and one final visit 6 months after the final supervised session. WHERE: 20 participants at the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences (675 Nelson Rising Lane, San Francisco, CA); 20 participants at Lausanne University Hospital (Rue du Bugnon 46, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland)

    at UCSF

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

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a randomized, multi-site, adaptive, open-label clinical trial comparing the immune response to different additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine in participants with autoimmune disease requiring IS medications. All study participants will have negative serologic or suboptimal responses (defined as a Roche Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S result ≤200 U/mL) or a low immune response (defined as a Roche Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S result >200 U/ml and ≤2500 U/mL) to their previous doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The study will focus on 5 autoimmune diseases in adults: - Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) - Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Systemic Sclerosis (SSc), and - Pemphigus. This study will focus on 4 autoimmune diseases in pediatric participants: - Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) - Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) - Pediatric-Onset Multiple Sclerosis (POMS) - Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM)

    at UCLA

  • Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) of FMP30 in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    In this Phase 1b open-label prospective clinical trial, patients with relapsing-remitting MS will undergo FMT of FMP30 (donor stool) via colonoscopy and immunological efficacy endpoints will be assessed at various time points. The active phase of the study will continue for 12 weeks post-FMT with safety and biomarker (engraftment) follow-up for 48 weeks. A parallel observational control arm of MS patients who otherwise satisfy study inclusion criteria based on their MS phenotype, demographics, disease duration and prior use of allowable MS therapies, will be recruited as a comparison observational group to measure stability of stool and serum immunological measures. The study duration for the Observational Control Arm is 12 weeks.

    at UCSF

  • Ocrelizumab on Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers at Multiple Sclerosis Onset

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Newly diagnosed relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) and high risk clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) patients will be treated with ocrelizumab at disease onset to see if treatment favorably alters CSF markers of chronic inflammation.

    at UCSF

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

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    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

  • Nonrelapsing Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (NRSPMS) Study of Bruton's Tyrosine Kinase (BTK) Inhibitor Tolebrutinib (SAR442168)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Primary Objective: To determine the efficacy of SAR442168 compared to placebo in delaying disability progression in NRSPMS Secondary Objective: To evaluate efficacy of SAR442168 compared to placebo on clinical endpoints, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) lesions, cognitive performance, physical function, and quality of life To evaluate safety and tolerability of SAR442168 To evaluate population pharmacokinetics (PK) of SAR442168 and relevant metabolites in NRSPMS and its relationship to efficacy and safety To evaluate pharmacodynamics (PD) of SAR442168

    at UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • ATA188 in Subjects With Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of ATA188 as a monotherapy in Parts 1 and 2, to determine the recommended Part 2 dose (RP2D) of ATA188 as monotherapy in Part 1, and to evaluate the effect of ATA188 treatment on clinical disability, as assessed by confirmed Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) improvement at 12 months in Part 2 in participants with progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) (primary progressive multiple sclerosis [PPMS] and secondary progressive multiple sclerosis [SPMS]).

    at UCSD UCSF

  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS) Study of Bruton's Tyrosine Kinase (BTK) Inhibitor Tolebrutinib (SAR442168)

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    Primary Objective: To determine the efficacy of SAR442168 compared to placebo in delaying disability progression in primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) Secondary Objectives: To evaluate efficacy of SAR442168 compared to placebo on clinical endpoints, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) lesions, cognitive performance, physical function, and quality of life To evaluate safety and tolerability of SAR442168 To evaluate population pharmacokinetics (PK) of SAR442168 in PPMS and its relationship to efficacy and safety To evaluate pharmacodynamics of SAR442168

    at UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis (RMS) Study of Bruton's Tyrosine Kinase (BTK) Inhibitor Tolebrutinib (SAR442168)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Primary Objective: To assess efficacy of daily SAR442168 compared to a daily dose of 14 mg teriflunomide (Aubagio) measured by annualized adjudicated relapse rate (ARR) in participants with relapsing forms of MS Secondary Objective: To assess efficacy of SAR442168 compared to teriflunomide (Aubagio) on disability progression, MRI lesions, cognitive performance and quality of life To evaluate the safety and tolerability of daily SAR442168 To evaluate pharmacodynamics (PD) of SAR442168

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Fenebrutinib Compared With Teriflunomide in Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis (RMS)

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    A study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of fenebrutinib on disability progression and relapse rate in adult participants with RMS. Eligible participants will be randomized 1:1 to either fenebrutinib or teriflunomide. Open-Label Extension (OLE) phase is contingent on a positive benefit-risk result in the Primary Analysis of the study.

    at UCLA

  • VIRtual Versus UsuAL In-office Care for Multiple Sclerosis (VIRTUAL-MS)

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    The current standard of outpatient MS care depends on in-clinic visits, but MS patients face many barriers to accessing this care. These barriers include those resulting from the disease itself, such as physical limitations, driving restrictions and financial limitations, and they are further compounded by an overall shortage of neurologists. Furthermore, MS care has a significant economic impact, with the estimated indirect and direct costs for treating MS in the US estimated to be > $85.4 billion. Therefore, there is a need to improve access to and reduce cost of MS care, and telehealth is a potential solution. The VIRTUAL-MS study has been designed to evaluate the impact of telehealth care on MS clinical outcomes, costs, and satisfaction compared to in-person care. Additionally, the study aims to evaluate facilitators and barriers to telehealth use to inform widespread implementation.

    at UCSF

  • Serum Auto-Antibodies in Neurological Diseases

    “Do you have multiple sclerosis or another autoimmune disease? We are studying specific antibodies that may have an impact on your health.”

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    Under normal conditions our immune system protects us against infections and tumors. The immune system does this by recognizing that the infecting organism or the tumor is foreign to the body and attacking it. One way the immune system attacks a foreign target is by making proteins called antibodies that bind to the target. Sometimes, for reasons we poorly understand, the immune system wrongly identifies part of our own body as being foreign and attacks it. This can result in disease such as some forms of diabetes and thyroid disease, as well as some neurological diseases. In this study, one tablespoon of blood will be removed from each subject and tested to see if the immune system is making antibodies against components of the nerves and muscles. We also hope to learn if these antibodies contribute to the development or worsening of illnesses of the nervous system. Only one blood draw is required, but subjects may be asked to give up to 8 additional blood samples to see if the level of antibodies changes over time. Any additional blood draws would be performed at regularly scheduled clinic visits. There would be at least 3 months between blood draws over a period of up to 3 years, if requested by the physician. Depending on your diagnosis, the physician may also request the collection of mouth (buccal) cells. This takes about one minute and is painless. The cells are collected by swishing a swab around your mouth. This cheek swab would be done with each blood draw. Please note that this study is conducted ONLY at UC Davis and that all participants must be seen in our clinic located in Sacramento, CA. Results of the testing performed in this study are not given to the participants. This study is not intended to treat or diagnose any condition.

    at UC Davis

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