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This study compares the efficacy and analyzes the cellular effects of anti-TAC (Daclizumab) and Cyclosporine in the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris. This is a three-armed study-Daclizumab alone, Cyclosporine alone, and the combination of both Daclizumab and Cyclosporine.
The purpose is to study the safety and effectiveness of a new drug called "anti-TAC" (anti-CD25) Monoclonal Antibody used together with low dose Cyclosporine in the treatment of psoriasis. While the exact cause of psoriasis is unknown, it is believed to involve white blood cells called lymphocytes, which become activated in the skin. It is believed that these activated cells are responsible for the changes you see as the rash of psoriasis. Anti-TAC (anti-CD25) Monoclonal Antibody is designed to block the activation of these lymphocytes. Because the anti-TAC (anti-CD25) Monoclonal Antibody targets the specific cells involved in the symptoms of psoriasis, this new drug may be a better way to treat psoriasis. The second drug, Cyclosporine, is an FDA-approved drug in the treatment of psoriasis. There is evidence in the laboratory that Cyclosporine and anti-TAC, used together, will have an additive effect. An additional benefit of this study is that we are using a lower dose of cyclosporine than is usually given when it is used alone because it is being used together with anti-TAC. This should reduce the side effects usually seen with higher doses of Cyclosporine when it is used as a single drug for psoriasis. The purpose of this study is to test the safety and effectiveness of anti-TAC (Monoclonal Antibody and low dose cyclosporine in patients with active, moderate to severe psoriasis vulgaris. We also hope to gain more information on how anti-TAC works in the body
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Daclizumab, Cyclosporine, cyclosporine and Daclizumab
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To determine the renal function, as expressed by the glomerular filtration rate at 12 months, in renal transplant recipients receiving mycophenolate mofetil, daclizumab, and corticosteroid...
Study Comparing Efficacy and Safety of Mycophenolate Mofetil (Cellcept) With Delayed Introduction of Sirolimus and Discontinuation of Cyclosporine, With Those of Mycophenolate Mofetil and Long Term Continuation of Cyclosporine in Renal Transplant Recipien
This multicentre, prospective, randomized, open-label study will compare the safety and efficacy of mycophenolate mofetil with delayed introduction of sirolimus and discontinuation of cycl...
This study will evaluate whether lower doses of cyclosporine can cause fewer side effects and still produce the same beneficial results that are seen with a standard cyclosporine dose regi...
This study is designed to study disease relapse after NBUVB and how the administration of Daclizumab/placebo alters disease relapse.
Psoriasis is an immuno-mediated skin disorder, which affects about 2-3% of the population worldwide. For moderate-severe forms of psoriasis systemic immunosuppression is the treatment of c...
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Pustular psoriasis occurs rarely in children but can present with acute toxicity requiring inpatient admission. For the best approach, medical providers should have an evidence based and systematic tr...
Reversible lymphocyte count reductions have occurred following daclizumab beta treatment for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
Cyclosporine is often monitored by drug levels drawn through central venous catheters (CVCs), which may be falsely elevated due to reversible drug adsorption onto the catheter. Therefore, we assessed ...
A 17-KDa cytoplasmic PEPTIDYLPROLYL ISOMERASE involved in immunoregulation. It is a member of the cyclophilin family of proteins that binds to CYCLOSPORINE.
A cyclic undecapeptide from an extract of soil fungi. It is a powerful immunosupressant with a specific action on T-lymphocytes. It is used for the prophylaxis of graft rejection in organ and tissue transplantation. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed).
Members of a family of highly conserved proteins which are all cis-trans peptidyl-prolyl isomerases (PEPTIDYLPROLYL ISOMERASE). They bind the immunosuppressant drugs CYCLOSPORINE; TACROLIMUS and SIROLIMUS. They possess rotamase activity, which is inhibited by the immunosuppressant drugs that bind to them.
A cytochrome P-450 monooxygenase that is involved in an NADPH-dependent electron transport pathway by oxidizing a variety of structurally unrelated compounds, including STEROIDS; FATTY ACIDS; and XENOBIOTICS. This enzyme has clinical significance due to its ability to metabolize a diverse array of clinically important drugs such as CYCLOSPORINE; VERAPAMIL; and MIDAZOLAM. This enzyme also catalyzes the N-demethylation of ERYTHROMYCIN.
A common genetically determined, chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by rounded erythematous, dry, scaling patches. The lesions have a predilection for nails, scalp, genitalia, extensor surfaces, and the lumbosacral region. Accelerated epidermopoiesis is considered to be the fundamental pathologic feature in psoriasis.
Clinical Approvals Clinical Trials Drug Approvals Drug Delivery Drug Discovery Generics Drugs Prescription Drugs In the fields of medicine, biotechnology and pharmacology, drug discovery is the process by which drugs are dis...
Psoriasis is a common skin condition affecting 2-3% of the population of the United Kingdom, where the skins replacement process is sped taking 2-6 days instead of the usual 21 - 28 days for the replacement of skin cells. Patients experience an accumulat...