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Optical Spectroscopy in Evaluating Tumor Margins in Patients Who Have Undergone Surgery for Breast Tumors
Vanderbilt University Breast Cancer
RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures, such as optical spectroscopy, may help learn the extent of disease and allow doctors to plan better treatment. PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying optical spectroscopy to see how well it works in evaluating tumor margins in patients who... expand

RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures, such as optical spectroscopy, may help learn the extent of disease and allow doctors to plan better treatment. PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying optical spectroscopy to see how well it works in evaluating tumor margins in patients who have undergone surgery for breast cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2006

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Carotid Revascularization and Medical Management for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Trial
Thomas G. Brott, M.D. Carotid Stenosis
Carotid revascularization for primary prevention of stroke (CREST-2) is two independent multicenter, randomized controlled trials of carotid revascularization and intensive medical management versus medical management alone in patients with asymptomatic high-grade carotid stenosis.... expand

Carotid revascularization for primary prevention of stroke (CREST-2) is two independent multicenter, randomized controlled trials of carotid revascularization and intensive medical management versus medical management alone in patients with asymptomatic high-grade carotid stenosis. One trial will randomize patients in a 1:1 ratio to endarterectomy versus no endarterectomy and another will randomize patients in a 1:1 ratio to carotid stenting with embolic protection versus no stenting. Medical management will be uniform for all randomized treatment groups and will be centrally directed.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2014

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A Study to Evaluate Ibrutinib Combination Therapy in Patients With Selected Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary...
Pharmacyclics LLC. Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma Advanced Gastric Adenocarcinoma Metastatic Colorectal Adenocarcinoma
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of single agent ibrutinib or the combination treatments of ibrutinib with everolimus, paclitaxel, docetaxel, pembrolizumab or cetuximab in selected advanced gastrointestinal and genitourinary tumors.... expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of single agent ibrutinib or the combination treatments of ibrutinib with everolimus, paclitaxel, docetaxel, pembrolizumab or cetuximab in selected advanced gastrointestinal and genitourinary tumors.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2015

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Tazemetostat in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma,...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm Ann Arbor Stage III Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage III Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage IV Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage IV Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well tazemetostat works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders that have spread to other places in the body and have come back or do not respond to treatment and have EZH2, SMARCB1,... expand

This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well tazemetostat works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders that have spread to other places in the body and have come back or do not respond to treatment and have EZH2, SMARCB1, or SMARCA4 gene mutations. Tazemetostat may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

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Nivolumab With or Without Ipilimumab in Treating Patients With Refractory Metastatic Anal Canal Cancer
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Anal Canal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Metastatic Anal Canal Carcinoma Stage IV Anal Canal Cancer AJCC v6 and v7
This phase II trial studies how well nivolumab with or without ipilimumab works in treating patients with anal canal cancer that has not responded to previous treatment (refractory) and has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies,... expand

This phase II trial studies how well nivolumab with or without ipilimumab works in treating patients with anal canal cancer that has not responded to previous treatment (refractory) and has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab and ipilimumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2015

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Fludarabine Phosphate, Cyclophosphamide, and Total-Body Irradiation Followed by Donor Bone Marrow Transplant...
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Immunodeficiency Syndrome Non-Cancer Diagnosis Severe Aplastic Anemia Donor
This phase I/II trial studies the side effects of fludarabine phosphate, cyclophosphamide and total-body irradiation followed by donor bone marrow transplant and cyclophosphamide, mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus, and sirolimus in treating patients with primary immunodeficiency... expand

This phase I/II trial studies the side effects of fludarabine phosphate, cyclophosphamide and total-body irradiation followed by donor bone marrow transplant and cyclophosphamide, mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus, and sirolimus in treating patients with primary immunodeficiency disorders or noncancerous inherited disorders. Giving low doses of chemotherapy and total-body irradiation before a bone marrow transplant helps prepare the patient's body to accept the incoming donor's bone marrow and decrease the risk that the patient's immune system will reject the donor's stem cells. When the healthy stem cells from a donor are infused into the patient they may help the patient's bone marrow make stem cells, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Sometimes the transplanted cells from a donor can make an immune response against the body's normal cells called graft versus host disease. Giving cyclophosphamide, mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus, and sirolimus after the transplant may help decrease this from happening.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2006

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aMAZE Study: LAA Ligation Adjunctive to PVI for Persistent or Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
SentreHEART, Inc. Atrial Fibrillation
This study is a prospective, multicenter, randomized (2:1) controlled study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the LARIAT System to percutaneously isolate and ligate the Left Atrial Appendage from the left atrium as an adjunct to planned pulmonary vein isolation (PVI)... expand

This study is a prospective, multicenter, randomized (2:1) controlled study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the LARIAT System to percutaneously isolate and ligate the Left Atrial Appendage from the left atrium as an adjunct to planned pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) catheter ablation in the treatment of subjects with symptomatic persistent or longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation. This study will be conducted in two stages: - Limited Early Stage (Stage 1): up to 250 subjects at up to 65 sites. (COMPLETED, transitioned to Stage 2) - Pivotal Stage/ Phase III (Stage 2): up to 600 subjects at up to 65 sites. (ENROLLING) All subjects from both stages will be included in the primary analysis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2015

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Cellular Immunotherapy in Recipients of HLA-matched, Living Donor Kidney Transplants
Medeor Therapeutics, Inc. Kidney Transplant Rejection
The primary objective of this study is to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of cellular immunotherapy with MDR-101 for induction of functional immune tolerance in recipients of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched, living donor kidney transplants. expand

The primary objective of this study is to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of cellular immunotherapy with MDR-101 for induction of functional immune tolerance in recipients of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched, living donor kidney transplants.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

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Vedolizumab Subcutaneous Long-Term Open-Label Extension Study
Takeda Colitis, Ulcerative Crohn Disease
The purpose of this study is to obtain long term safety and tolerability data of vedolizumab subcutaneous (vedolizumab SC) in participants with ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD). expand

The purpose of this study is to obtain long term safety and tolerability data of vedolizumab subcutaneous (vedolizumab SC) in participants with ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2016

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Nicotine Treatment of Cognitive Decline in Down Syndrome
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Down Syndrome Mild Cognitive Impairment
This study will ascertain whether nicotine is safe and tolerable in DS patients, help with dose-ranging of nicotine in DS, look for evidence of enhancements in cognitive functioning, and establish evidence for biological and behavioral correlates of nicotinic stimulation effects.... expand

This study will ascertain whether nicotine is safe and tolerable in DS patients, help with dose-ranging of nicotine in DS, look for evidence of enhancements in cognitive functioning, and establish evidence for biological and behavioral correlates of nicotinic stimulation effects. The knowledge gained from the translational aspects of this project may also guide the application of new nicotinic drugs in DS and generate, for the first time, data on the importance of nicotinic receptor changes in the development of cognitive impairment in DS adults. Hypotheses: - Transdermal nicotine treatment will be well tolerated out to one month by non-smoking DS patients without significant adverse effects. - Nicotine will enhance cognitive performance by one month compared to baseline and post-treatment testing. - Nicotine will enhance functioning detectable by clinician and/or informant ratings (pre-post).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2013

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A Randomized Trial of a Combination of Nintedanib/Placebo in Combination With Induction Chemotherapy...
Yale University Relapsed/Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia
The purpose of this study is to determine if a combination of nintedanib+ induction chemotherapy can be an effective strategy for patients where outcome of relapse/refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is poor. expand

The purpose of this study is to determine if a combination of nintedanib+ induction chemotherapy can be an effective strategy for patients where outcome of relapse/refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is poor.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2016

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Natural History of Rett Syndrome & Related Disorders
University of Alabama at Birmingham Rett Syndrome MECP2 Duplication dIsorder CDKL5 Disorder FOXG1 Syndrome
The purpose of this study is to advance understanding of the natural history of Rett syndrome (RTT), MECP2-duplication disorder (MECP2 Dup), CDKL5, FOXG1, and individuals with MECP2 mutations who do not have RTT including the range of clinical involvement and to correlate genotype-phenotype... expand

The purpose of this study is to advance understanding of the natural history of Rett syndrome (RTT), MECP2-duplication disorder (MECP2 Dup), CDKL5, FOXG1, and individuals with MECP2 mutations who do not have RTT including the range of clinical involvement and to correlate genotype-phenotype over a broad spectrum of phenotypes. While much has been learned about RTT, improvements are required in understanding the role of factors such as X chromosome inactivation, genetic background, and others including the environment, on the great variability observed even between individuals with the same MECP2 mutation. These data will be essential to the development and conduct of clinical trials that are anticipated from ongoing studies in animal models for RTT. This study will not include clinical trials, but should set the stage for such trials and other translational research projects (e.g., development of biomarkers).

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2015

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Crizotinib in Treating Patients With Stage IB-IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer That Has Been Removed by...
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group ALK Gene Rearrangement ALK Gene Translocation ALK Positive Stage IB Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma AJCC v7 Stage II Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer AJCC v7
This randomized phase III trial studies how well crizotinib works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been removed by surgery and has a mutation in a protein called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK). Mutations, or changes, in ALK can make... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well crizotinib works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been removed by surgery and has a mutation in a protein called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK). Mutations, or changes, in ALK can make it very active and important for tumor cell growth and progression. Crizotinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the ALK protein from working. Crizotinib may be an effective treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer and an ALK fusion mutation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2014

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A Trial of TAK-788 (AP32788) in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
The purpose of this phase 1/2 study is to evaluate the safety, recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D), dose limiting toxicities (DLTs), maximum tolerated dose (MTD), pharmacokinetics of oral TAK-788, anti-tumor activity of TAK-788 in participants with NSCLC with epidermal growth factor... expand

The purpose of this phase 1/2 study is to evaluate the safety, recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D), dose limiting toxicities (DLTs), maximum tolerated dose (MTD), pharmacokinetics of oral TAK-788, anti-tumor activity of TAK-788 in participants with NSCLC with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) or human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2), and anti-tumor activity of TAK-788 in participants with solid tumors other than NSCLC with EGFR or HER2 mutations, and to explore relationship between tumor and/or plasma biomarkers, and TAK-788 efficacy, safety, and/or cytochrome P450 3A (CYP3A) induction. The study will also determine the efficacy of TAK-788 in participants with locally advanced metastatic NSCLC harboring EGFR in-frame exon 20 insertion mutations who have received at least 1 prior line of therapy for locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2016

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Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness and Safety of Ocrelizumab in Participants With Early Stage Relapsing...
Hoffmann-La Roche Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting
This is a prospective, multicenter, open-label, single-arm, phase 3b study which evaluates effectiveness and safety of ocrelizumab in participants with early stage RRMS. The study will consist of an open-label treatment period of 192 weeks and follow-up period of at least 48... expand

This is a prospective, multicenter, open-label, single-arm, phase 3b study which evaluates effectiveness and safety of ocrelizumab in participants with early stage RRMS. The study will consist of an open-label treatment period of 192 weeks and follow-up period of at least 48 weeks.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2017

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CTLA4-Ig (Abatacept)for Prevention of Abnormal Glucose Tolerance and Diabetes in Relatives At -Risk for...
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Abnormal Glucose Tolerance Type 1 Diabetes
The study is a 2-arm, multicenter, 1:1 randomized, placebo controlled clinical trial. All subjects will receive close monitoring for development of AGT or T1DM. Subjects will receive Abatacept or placebo and close monitoring for development of AGT or T1DM. To assess the safety,... expand

The study is a 2-arm, multicenter, 1:1 randomized, placebo controlled clinical trial. All subjects will receive close monitoring for development of AGT or T1DM. Subjects will receive Abatacept or placebo and close monitoring for development of AGT or T1DM. To assess the safety, efficacy, and mode of action of Abatacept to prevent AGT and T1DM. The primary objective is to determine whether intervention with Abatacept will prevent or delay the development of AGT in at-risk autoantibody positive non-diabetic relatives of patients with T1DM. Secondary outcomes include: the effect of Abatacept on the incidence of T1DM; analyses of C-peptide and other measures from the OGTT; safety and tolerability; and mechanistic outcomes.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2013

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STeroids to REduce Systemic Inflammation After Infant Heart Surgery
Kevin Hill Congenital Heart Disease in Children Inflammatory Response
This study's objective is to determine the pharmacokinetics (PK)/pharmacodynamics (PD), safety and efficacy of methylprednisolone in infants undergoing heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. This is a prospective, double blind, multi-center, placebo-controlled safety and... expand

This study's objective is to determine the pharmacokinetics (PK)/pharmacodynamics (PD), safety and efficacy of methylprednisolone in infants undergoing heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. This is a prospective, double blind, multi-center, placebo-controlled safety and efficacy study. Blood samples will be collected from a subset of enrolled study participants to evaluate multiple dose methylprednisolone PK/PD. Participants will be randomized in a 1:1 fashion to intravenous methylprednisolone versus placebo. Study drug/placebo will be administered 8 to 12 hours before the anticipated start time of surgery and in the operating room at the time of initiation of cardiopulmonary bypass. Patients will be followed for primary and secondary outcomes for the duration of their hospitalization. Serious study drug-related adverse events will be collected for 7 days after the last dose of study drug.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

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A Dose Escalation Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Pulsed iNO in Subjects With Pulmonary Fibrosis
Bellerophon Pulse Technologies Pulmonary Fibrosis Pulmonary Hypertension
A phase 2b, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled dose escalation clinical study to assess the safety and efficacy of pulsed, inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) versus placebo in subjects with pulmonary fibrosis on long term oxygen therapy (Part 1 and Part 2). expand

A phase 2b, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled dose escalation clinical study to assess the safety and efficacy of pulsed, inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) versus placebo in subjects with pulmonary fibrosis on long term oxygen therapy (Part 1 and Part 2).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

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Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging in Diagnosing Liver Cancer in Patients With Cirrhosis
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Liver Cirrhosis
This clinical trial studies how well contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging works in diagnosing liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis. Diagnostic procedures, such as contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging, may help find and diagnose liver cancer. expand

This clinical trial studies how well contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging works in diagnosing liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis. Diagnostic procedures, such as contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging, may help find and diagnose liver cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2018

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PDE5 Inhibition for Obesity-Related Cardiometabolic Dysfunction
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Healthy Obese
Obesity and its adverse cardiometabolic consequences are major public health problems. Several features of obesity contribute to the associated cardiovascular risk and are potential targets for intervention. These include insulin resistance and beta cell dysfunction, reduced... expand

Obesity and its adverse cardiometabolic consequences are major public health problems. Several features of obesity contribute to the associated cardiovascular risk and are potential targets for intervention. These include insulin resistance and beta cell dysfunction, reduced metabolic rate, and impaired aerobic capacity.The purpose of this study is to examine if the phosphodiesterase type 5A inhibitor tadalafil improves cardiometabolic health in individuals who are obese and insulin resistant.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2016

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The Comparison of Outcomes of Antibiotic Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA) Trial
University of Washington Appendicitis
For the past 130 years, appendectomy has been the standard treatment for appendicitis. Recent studies from Europe have challenged the notion that surgery is the best option, showing that antibiotics alone can treat appendicitis without a need for appendectomy in as many as 3 out... expand

For the past 130 years, appendectomy has been the standard treatment for appendicitis. Recent studies from Europe have challenged the notion that surgery is the best option, showing that antibiotics alone can treat appendicitis without a need for appendectomy in as many as 3 out of 4 patients and without safety issues for up to one year of follow up. Despite these results, it remains to be determined if the antibiotic strategy is as good as an appendectomy for the outcomes that most patients care about. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-funded Comparison of Outcomes of Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA) trial will be the first American, and largest-ever randomized trial of the issue and its results should help surgeons and patients make more informed healthcare decisions.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2016

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High-dose Erythropoietin for Asphyxia and Encephalopathy
University of California, San Francisco Neonatal Encephalopathy Birth Asphyxia
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) occurs when a baby gets reduced blood flow and oxygen to the brain near the time of birth. This results in death or neurologic disabilities including cerebral palsy and cognitive impairment in up to half of affected infants. This clinical... expand

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) occurs when a baby gets reduced blood flow and oxygen to the brain near the time of birth. This results in death or neurologic disabilities including cerebral palsy and cognitive impairment in up to half of affected infants. This clinical trial will determine if the drug erythropoietin (Epo) added to hypothermia (usual therapy) will improve outcomes for infants suffering from HIE.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

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The Natriuretic Peptide System in African-Americans.
Vanderbilt University Healthy Prehypertension
This study aims to assess the natriuretic peptide response to dietary salt loading in African-American individuals compared with white individuals. expand

This study aims to assess the natriuretic peptide response to dietary salt loading in African-American individuals compared with white individuals.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2016

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Nivolumab After Combined Modality Therapy in Treating Patients With High Risk Stage II-IIIB Anal Cancer
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Anal Basaloid Carcinoma Anal Canal Cloacogenic Carcinoma Anal Margin Squamous Cell Carcinoma Stage IIB Anal Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIA Anal Cancer AJCC v8
This randomized phase II clinical trial studies how well nivolumab after combined modality therapy works in treating patients with high risk stage II-IIIB anal cancer. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer,... expand

This randomized phase II clinical trial studies how well nivolumab after combined modality therapy works in treating patients with high risk stage II-IIIB anal cancer. 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.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

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A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Upadacitinib (ABT-494) for Induction and Maintenance Therapy...
AbbVie Ulcerative Colitis (UC)
This study comprises three sub-studies. The objective of sub-study 1 is to characterize the dose-response, efficacy, and safety of upadacitinib compared to placebo in inducing clinical remission in order to identify the induction dose of upadacitinib for further evaluation in... expand

This study comprises three sub-studies. The objective of sub-study 1 is to characterize the dose-response, efficacy, and safety of upadacitinib compared to placebo in inducing clinical remission in order to identify the induction dose of upadacitinib for further evaluation in sub-study 2. The objective of sub-study 2 is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of upadacitinib compared to placebo in inducing clinical remission in participants. The objective of sub-study 3 is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of upadacitinib compared to placebo in achieving clinical remission in participants who had a response following induction with upadacitinib.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2016

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