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At-Home Research Study for Patients With Autoimmune, Inflammatory, Genetic, Hematological, Infectious, Neurological, CNS, Oncological, Respiratory, Metabolic Conditions
We are the missing link in clinical trials, connecting patients and researchers seamlessly and conveniently using a mobile health platform to advance medical research. We make it easy for patients to contribute to research for medical conditions that matter most to them, regardless of their location or ability to travel.
ATOMIC (Active Teens Multiple Sclerosis) Physical Activity Research Program
The investigators have previously shown that youth with MS are very inactive, and that vigorous physical activity is associated with higher levels of well-being and lower MS disease activity in youth. Yet, no effective physical activity interventions have been developed for youth with MS to date. The investigators have taken input from youth with MS to create a Smartphone-based app (the ATOMIC - Active Teens with Multiple Sclerosis - App) that provides tailored physical activity information and coaching, provides tools to increase social connectedness, and promotes physical activity. This proposed research will therefore address the...
Autologous Stem Cell Transplant for Neurologic Autoimmune Diseases
This phase II trial studies the side effects and how well carmustine, etoposide, cytarabine and melphalan together with antithymocyte globulin before a stem cell transplant works in treating patients with autoimmune neurologic disease that did not respond to previous therapy. In autoimmune neurological diseases, the patient's own immune system 'attacks' the nervous system which might include the brain/spinal cord and/or the peripheral nerves. Giving high-dose chemotherapy, including carmustine, etoposide, cytarabine, melphalan, and antithymocyte globulin, before a stem cell transplant weakens the immune system and may help stop the...
Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) Vaccine In Radiologically Isolated Syndrome (RIS)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) witnessed relevant therapeutic progress in the last decade. Following the extraordinary progress in the treatment of relapsing-remitting (RR) multiple sclerosis (MS), two major unmet needs remain to be addressed by translational research in this field: progressive MS and the "dream" of a world free of MS. As far as the latter is concerned, the investigators can hope to make the dream come true by understanding the etiology of the disease and hence design definitive cures. A more realistic and pragmatic perspective may be the prevention of the clinical onset of the disease, a research field that promises to become ...
Bazedoxifene Acetate as a Remyelinating Agent in Multiple Sclerosis
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.
B Cell Differentiation in MS
Interventional study with minimal risks and constraints, prospective, monocentric.
B Cell Tailored Ocrelizumab Versus Standard Ocrelizumab in Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Rationale: B-cell depleting therapies like ocrelizumab are very effective in the treatment of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). As B cell repopulation varies extensively between individuals (ranging from 27-175 weeks), using a treatment scheme with a fixed infusion interval may be suboptimal. So far personalized adapted treatment of ocrelizumab in RRMS has not been studied in a prospective setting. Objective: Evaluating the efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of ocrelizumab when administered in personalized B cell tailored intervals in RRMS patients. Study design: This is a national multicenter randomized...
Best Available Therapy Versus Autologous Hematopoetic Stem Cell Transplant for Multiple Sclerosis (BEAT-MS)
This is a multi-center prospective rater-masked (blinded) randomized controlled trial of 156 participants, comparing the treatment strategy of Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (AHSCT) to the treatment strategy of Best Available Therapy (BAT) for treatment-resistant relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS). Participants will be randomized at a 1 to 1 (1:1) ratio. All participants will be followed for 72 months after randomization (Day 0, Visit 0).
Biomarkers in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) studies reported consistent and substantial impairments in the central nervous system (CNS) in multiple sclerosis (MS). Studies of peripheral nervous system (PNS) function comprising electromyoneurography (EMNG) reported impairments of the PNS in MS that were less pronounced and inconsistent. Neurophysiological studies are generally small and cross-sectional and with the poor grouping of MS patients according to MS type. The objective of the study is to investigate clinical, neurophysiological, and immunological markers in relapsing-remitting MS patients, and in patients with...
Biomarkers of Synaptic Damage in Multiple Sclerosis
A prospective and retrospective cohort study of about five years will be performed on blood and cerebrospinal fluid samples taken for diagnostic reasons from recruited patients within the Neuromed Neurology Unit. Subjects with other chronic neurodegenerative diseases such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD), and healthy subjects subjected to blood sampling and / or lumbar puncture for clinical reasons will be recruited As control groups.