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A Study to Test the Efficacy and Safety of Inhaled GB0139 in Subjects With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2b trial in subjects with IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) investigating the efficacy and safety of GB0139.
Audiovestibular Function in Infratentorial Superficial Siderosis
One in six people in the United Kingdom and over 400 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss. This figure will double by 2050 as predicted by the World Health Organisation. There is an urgent need to improve our knowledge regarding hearing loss, its underlying mechanisms, optimal diagnostic modalities, reliable and accurate functional and imaging biomarkers. A less-well studied condition associated with progressive hearing loss is infratentorial superficial siderosis (iSS). It results from iron deposition along the surfaces of brain structures which control hearing and balance. It is currently considered uncommon, but...
Autoantibody Reduction for Acute Exacerbations of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Acute exacerbations (AE) are a dreaded manifestation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) that presents with rapidly worsening respiratory function over days to weeks. AE account for about 1/2 the deaths in IPF patients, and are refractory to all medical therapies attempted to date. Considerable preliminary data shows pathological B-cell abnormalities and autoantibodies are present in AE-IPF and associated with disease severity. The experimental therapy here (therapeutic plasma exchange plus rituximab plus intravenous immunoglobulin) is mechanistically targeted to ameliorate autoantibody-mediated pulmonary injury....
Autologous Bronchial Basal Cells Transplantation for Treatment of CRD Including COPD, BE and PF
Chronic respiratory diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis (BE) or pulmonary fibrosis (PF) are usually not curable with damaged pulmonary structure and function. Bronchial basal cells are proved to regenerate bronchus and alveoli to repair the pulmonary injuries. In this study, we intend to perform an open, single-armed phase I clinical trial by transplantation of autologous bronchial basal cells on patients suffered from COPD, BE or PF. During the treatment, autologous bronchial basal cells, which were isolated from fiberoptic bronchoscopy and expanded in vitro, will be injected directly into...
Autologous Lung Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients With Interstitial Lung Diseases
Interstitial lung diseases (ILD) are a group of diseases affecting the lung interstitium. The lung scarring that occurs in ILD is often irreversible with only mitigating therapy available so far. This study intends to carry out an open, single-armed, phase I/II clinical trial to investigate whether lung stem cells can regenerate damaged lung tissue. During the treatment, lung stem cells will be isolated from patients' own bronchi and expanded in vitro. After careful characterization, cultured cells will be injected directly into the lesion by fiberoptic bronchoscopy. The safety and efficacy of the treatment will be monitored by ...
Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients With Systemic Sclerosis
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a regimen of high-dose immunoablative therapy will demonstrate safety that is consistent or improved with other published regimens in SSc patients, while maintaining a treatment effect. We also hypothesize that our mechanistic studies will yield biomarkers that may herald disease recurrence or progression following alterations in the recovery of immune cells in the skin and/or bronchial lavage or blood.
BIO 300 Oral Suspension in Discharged COVID-19 Patients
Randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, two-arm study to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of BIO 300 Oral Suspension (BIO 300) for the mitigation of impaired pulmonary function in 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) patients recently discharged from the hospital. Patients will be randomized 1:1 to receive BIO 300 or placebo. All patients will receive the same background current standard of care.
Biodistribution, Dosimetry and Performance of [68Ga]Ga-DOTA-Siglec-9 in Healthy and Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis, Vasculitis or Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
This study evaluates safety, tolerability, biodistribution and performance of the [68Ga]Ga-DOTA-Siglec-9 following a single intravenous administration in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis or pulmonary sarcoidosis as well as radiation dosimetry, plasma pharmacokinetics, biodistribution, safety and tolerability of the tracer in healthy volunteers.
BPF Genetics of ILD Study
The investigators aim to examine the genetic determinants of interstitial lung disease in a cohort of subjects with regular exposure to pigeons, a known cause of one form of interstitial lung disease known as hypersensitivity pneumonitis. In addition we will examine immunological causes for hypersensitivity pneumonitis in this group. We anticipate our work will provide insights of use to clinicians and patients with hypersensitivity pneumonitis and other interstitial lung diseases.
Breath Analysis in Patients With Suspected Sarcoidosis: The VOCs-IS Study
Sarcoidosis is a chronic condition which predominantly affects the lungs and lymph glands within the chest, however, may affect any organ within the body. At the present time, very little is known as to the exact cause of sarcoidosis and it is widely believed that the condition arises due to overreaction of the immune system to an unknown trigger in the environment such as an infection. Alongside this, the clinical course and progression of the condition varies considerably; some patients have a very mild form which does require any specific treatment, where as other patients develop a more severe form which can lead to permanent...