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Efficacy and Tolerability of BAF312 in Patients With Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis

2014-07-23 21:08:43 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study will determine the efficacy, safety, tolerability and the PK profile of BAF312, a novel immunomodulator, in polymyositis and dermatomyositis patients that are not responsive to traditional immunosuppressive and/or corticosteroid therapy. The study will consist of a 12 week, randomized, placebo controlled period, followed by another 12 weeks where all subjects will receive BAF312 treatment.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Polymyositis

Intervention

BAF312, BAF312

Location

Brigham Women's Hospital
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Status

Recruiting

Source

Novartis

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:08:43-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Diseases characterized by inflammation involving multiple muscles. This may occur as an acute or chronic condition associated with medication toxicity (DRUG TOXICITY); CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISEASES; infections; malignant NEOPLASMS; and other disorders. The term polymyositis is frequently used to refer to a specific clinical entity characterized by subacute or slowly progressing symmetrical weakness primarily affecting the proximal limb and trunk muscles. The illness may occur at any age, but is most frequent in the fourth to sixth decade of life. Weakness of pharyngeal and laryngeal muscles, interstitial lung disease, and inflammation of the myocardium may also occur. Muscle biopsy reveals widespread destruction of segments of muscle fibers and an inflammatory cellular response. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1404-9)

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Autoantibodies directed against various nuclear antigens including DNA, RNA, histones, acidic nuclear proteins, or complexes of these molecular elements. Antinuclear antibodies are found in systemic autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, polymyositis, and mixed connective tissue disease.

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