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Cardiovascular disease, specifically from atherosclerosis, is the major cause of mortality in SLE in developed countries. In a recent study the investigators have shown that high sensitivity C reactive protein (hs-CRP) is higher in SLE patients with (versus without) coronary calcium, a measure of subclinical atherosclerosis. In an ongoing two year intervention trial of atorvastatin, the investigators will determine if statins retard coronary calcium and reduce hs-CRP. However, 10% of the patients in the trial were intolerant of statins. The investigators want to now investigate whether there are additional, and potentially safer ways, to reduce hs-CRP in SLE. In this study, the investigators will determine if doxycycline reduces hs-CRP and other vascular inflammatory markers including interleukin 6 (IL-6), soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule (sVCAM-1), soluble inter cell adhesion molecule (s-ICAM-1) and matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) in SLE.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver), Primary Purpose: Prevention
Johns Hopkins University SOM. 1830 East Monument St, Ste 7500
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Johns Hopkins University
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:57-0400
The goal of this trial is to evaluate whether subantimicrobial-dose of doxycycline (20mgBID) will affect serum and urine biomarkers of fibrosis in patients with pre-dialysis chronic kidney...
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of 7-day versus 14-day doxycycline treatment in patients with erythema migrans.
The purpose of the study is to test if the drug doxycycline is effective in slowing the progression of lung disease in LAM. Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare lung disease which aff...
To compare the rate and extent of absorption of doxycycline monohydrate capsules equivalent to 100 mg doxycycline (Par) versus Monodox (Oclassen Pharmaceuticals)
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of 7-day versus 14-day doxycycline treatment in patients with multiple erythema migrans.
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The co-occurrence of pregnancy and a cardiovascular disease. The disease may precede or follow FERTILIZATION and it may or may not have a deleterious effect on the pregnant woman or FETUS.
Restoration of functions to the maximum degree possible in a person or persons suffering from a CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE. It also includes cardiac conditioning and SECONDARY PREVENTION in patients with elevated cardiovascular risk profile.
Processes and properties of the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM as a whole or of any of its parts.
Biological actions and events that support the functions of the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.
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