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Pilot Study to Evaluate the Effect of Nicotinamide Riboside on Immune Activation in Psoriasis

Background: Psoriasis causes chronic inflammation in the body. Researchers want to see if a kind of vitamin B3 dietary supplement can help. This might lead to more treatment options. Objective: To test if the dietary supplement nicotinamide riboside can improve immune system function in the blood and skin of people with mild to moderate psoriasis. Eligibility: People ages 18-80 with mild to moderate active psoriasis not currently treated with biological therapy Design: Participations will be screened with: Medical and medication history Physical exam Measure of body mass index Skin exam Blood and urine tests Participants will have visit 1. They will have repeats of the screening tests. They will also have 2 skin biopsies. These will be from both lesions and unaffected areas. The areas will be injected with a numbing medicine. A round cutting device will remove small pieces of skin from each area. Participants will take the study supplement or a placebo starting at the first visit. Neither participants nor the study team will know which they receive. Participants will take capsules twice daily for a total of 4 weeks. Participants will then have visit 2. This will include the tests performed at visit 1. Participants may by contacted by phone or email between visits to see how they are doing. If participants develop any side effects in the 7 days after they stop taking the capsules, they may have another visit.

Bethesda, MarylandStart: August 2020
GOTHA - The Early Arthritis and Psoriasis Study of Region Västra Götaland, Sweden

GÖTHA- The early arthritis and psoriasis study of Region Västra Götaland, Sweden - is a longitudinal observational study, which will prospectively and in parallel follow patients with newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis (RA, N=1000), psoriatic arthritis (PsA, N=500) and undifferentiated arthritis (N=100), together with patients with psoriasis (N=500). The study will also recruit healthy controls from the general population (N=3000). The aims of the study are to define predictors for disease course and severity, treatment response, comorbidities, health related quality of life (HRQoL) and health economy. The study is a collaboration between the department of Rheumatology and the department of Dermatology at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, and the departments of Rheumatology at the hospitals of Alingsås, Borås, Uddevalla and Skövde, in the west of Sweden. All patients with newly diagnosed RA, PsA and undifferentiated arthritis at the Rheumatology centers are eligible for inclusion. Patients with psoriasis will be recruited from the Department of dermatology at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. The patients will be examined at baseline and at one, three, five and ten years. The assessments will include physical examination with evaluation of joints, entheses and skin and validated questionnaires regarding medical history, comorbidities, lifestyle, disease activity, bodily function, socioeconomic factors and HRQoL. Blood samples will be collected. The patients with arthritis will also undergo radiography of the lung, hands and feet, and Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) of hands and feet.

GothenburgStart: January 2020
Effect of Chronic Inflammation on Myocardial Perfusion and Function

Background: Heart failure (HF) is a public health burden. Studies have shown a link between inflammation, myocardial dysfunction, and HF. Researchers want to use psoriasis as a disease model of chronic inflammation to further study the link between inflammation and myocardial dysfunction. Objective: To learn if chronic inflammation affects the heart and if taking a biological medicine for chronic inflammation helps improve how the heart works. Eligibility: Adults ages 18 and older who have moderate to severe psoriasis, and healthy adult volunteers. Design: Participants will be screened with a medical history. They may take a pregnancy test. Healthy volunteers will have 1 visit. Those with psoriasis will have a second visit 1 year later. Participants may give blood samples. They may have a heart function test. They may have a heart imaging test, and may get a contrast agent. If so, it will be injected into a vein. Participants may have positron emission tomography/computed tomography tests. They will lie on their back on a padded table with their arms straight overhead. They may get radioactive drugs through an intravenous (IV) catheter. They will get stress medicines through the IV. These drugs mimic exercise and increase blood flow through the heart. Participants may have cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. The scanner is a large tube. Participants will lie on a table that slides in and out of the tube. They will get gadolinium contrast in a vein to improve the pictures. They may get stress medicines. Coils will be used to help make the pictures. Participation for healthy volunteers will last 1-2 days. Participation for those with psoriasis will last 14 months.

Bethesda, MarylandStart: June 2021
A Study of Subcutaneous Risankizumab Injection for Pediatric Participants With Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis to Assess Change in Disease Symptoms

Psoriasis is a chronic, systemic, inflammatory disease in which skin cells build up and develop thick, red and white scaly patches on the skin. There is an unmet medical need for effective treatment in pediatric patients and this study is being done to evaluate risankizumab in pediatric participants with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. This study will assess the change in disease symptoms. Risankizumab is a drug being studied for the treatment for plaque psoriasis in pediatric participants. This study has 4 parts. Part 1: Participants aged 12 < 18 will receive a fixed dose of risankizumab. Part 2: Participants aged 12 < 18 will receive; Period A: Risankizumab or ustekinumab based on body weight followed by; Period B: Risankizumab or no treatment. Period C: Re-treatment with risankizumab (if needed). Part 3 and Part 4: Participants aged 6 < 12 will receive risankizumab based on body weight. Around 132 participants will be enrolled in approximately 50 sites worldwide. Risankizumab and ustekinumab are given as a subcutaneous (under the skin) injection. Parts 1, 3, and 4: Risankizumab for 40 weeks with a follow-up call 20 weeks later for a study duration of approximately 65 weeks. Part 2: Period A: Risankizumab or ustekinumab for 16 weeks. Period B: Risankizumab or no treatment for 36 weeks. Period C: Re-treatment with risankizumab for 16 weeks. Follow-up call 20 weeks later for a study duration of approximately 81 weeks. Participants from each Part who meet eligibility criteria for an open-label extension (OLE) study may continue on risankizumab for 216 additional weeks. There may be a higher burden for study participants compared to standard treatment. Participants will attend monthly visits and medical assessments will check the effect of treatment through blood tests, questionnaires, and checking for side effects.

Lodz, LodzkieStart: July 2020
Study of Subcutaneous Risankizumab Injection Compared to Oral Apremilast Tablets to Assess Change in Disease Activity And Adverse Events in Adult Participants With Moderate Plaque Psoriasis Who Are Candidates for Systemic Therapy

Psoriasis (PsO) is a chronic disease characterized by marked inflammation of the skin that results in thick, red, scaly plaques. This study will assess how safe and effective risankizumab is compared to apremilast in adult participants with moderate plaque psoriasis. Adverse events and change in disease symptoms will be monitored. Risankizumab (Skyrizi) and apremilast are approved drugs for the treatment of moderate to severe PsO. Approximately 330 participants with moderate plaque psoriasis (PsO) will be enrolled across approximately 55 sites globally. The study has 2 periods : Period A from Baseline to Week 16, and Period B, from Week 16 to Week 52. In Period A, participants will be randomly placed into 2 groups to receive either subcutaneous risankizumab or oral apremilast for 16 weeks. In Period B, participants who received apremilast in Period A will again be randomly assigned to 1 of the 2 groups to receive either risankizumab or apremilast for 36 weeks. At weeks 28 and 40, participants considered non-responders to apremilast based on their psoriasis score will be offered to receive risankizumab. There may be a higher burden for participants in this study compared to usual standard of care. Participants will attend regular visits per routine clinical practice. The effect of the treatment will be checked by medical assessments, checking for side effects, and questionnaires.

Bad BentheimStart: June 2021
The Psoriasis, Atherosclerosis, and Cardiometabolic Disease Initiative (PACI)

Background: - Cardiometabolic diseases are medical disorders that can occur together and affect the heart. They increase the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. One disorder, psoriasis, is an inflammation that mostly affects the skin but can affect the entire body. Another disorder, atherosclerosis, is a process in which cholesterol is gradually deposited on the wall of arteries. This causes arteries to harden and become less flexible. Many cells that cause psoriasis also cause atherosclerosis. Researchers want to look at the relationship between cardiometabolic diseases and psoriasis. Objectives: - To study the relationship between psoriasis and cardiometabolic diseases. Eligibility: - Individuals at least 18 years of age who have psoriasis. Design: Participants will be screened with a physical exam and medical history. Participants will have up to seven outpatient visits over the 4 years. The first visit will be a screening visit. Visits 2 will be12 months after visit 1. Visits 3, 4, and 5, will be scheduled yearly for the next 3 years. If participants have a psoriasis flare with more severe symptoms, they may have an extra visit. Those who leave the study early will have a final visit with the full series of tests. At visits 1, 2,and 5, and any flare visits, participants will have a physical exam and medical history. They will provide blood and urine samples, as well as optional tissue biopsies. They will also have heart function tests. Imaging studies, as well as optional photographs of affected areas, will be performed. These tests will also be performed at the final visit. At visits 3 and 4, participants will have a physical exam and medical history. They will also provide blood and urine samples, and have heart function tests.

Bethesda, MarylandStart: January 2013