Human Genome Sciences and PPD Development
“A Multi-Center, Open Label Continuation Trial of Lympho Stat B Antibody (Monoclonal Anti-BLyS Antibody) in Subjects with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) who completes the Phase 2 Protocol LBSL02, Protocol LBSL99.” Enrollment ended but study is ongoing.
(Consortium of Rheumatology Researchers of North America, Inc.) CORRONA
This research initiative is a data registry of patients with inflammatory arthritis. Only patients that are seen in the rheumatology clinic by Dr. M.E. Csuka are currently enrolling and must have the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis.
The purpose of the registry is to understand the natural history of these conditions and to improve the understanding of treatment in clinical practice as opposed to pharmaceutical-sponsored clinical trials. All subjects complete paperwork at their regularly scheduled rheumatology appointments.
The registry collects data on 14,000 patients at 92 sites around the country, making it the largest registry in rheumatology that collects data from both rheumatologists and patients. Particular aspects of the rheumatology specialty, such as the need to treat patients with complex conditions and use a variety of treatment options, make a national database particularly important.