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5505: Longitudinal Protocol for Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener's) and Microscopic Polyangiitis
Please Note: The Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network will make every effort to enroll all the patients we can, but we cannot make any guarantees that we will be able to enroll everyone in a particular study who wants to participate.
In the longitudinal studies, clinical and laboratory information will be collected on patients with vasculitis to study the disease over an extended period of time. The data from the longitudinal studies will be used by scientists to study the genetics and causes of vasculitis, find new ways to track disease and predict responses, to understand how to treat patients, and much more.
A total of 600 patients with AAV (400 GPA, 200 MPA) will be enrolled.
Patients will have disease in various stages and of different duration. Widely accepted diagnostic criteria-as opposed to classification criteria or definitions-have not yet been developed for Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener's). The Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener's) Etanercept Trial employed a modification of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Criteria for the classification of GPA in its eligibility criteria.
In summary, in order to be included, GPA patients will need to meet at least 2 of the 5 modified ACR Criteria for the classification of GPA. MPA patients will need to meet the Chapel Hill Consensus Conference definition of MPA. In addition, in cases of patients diagnosed with either GPA or MPA, a lengthy list of mimickers must be excluded.
How to Participate:
In order to participate in a study, you must personally contact the study coordinator of any of the participating institutions by phone or by e-mail. Please use the information below to inquire about participation.
- Boston University School of Medicine, Boston
- Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester
- Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland
- University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
Carol Oriss, RN, BSN
- St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, ON
Sandra Messier, RCT
Vascular Medicine Research Coordinator
Phone: 905-522-1155 Ext. 35873
- University of Toronto Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
Join the Contact Registry for: Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener's) | Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
Download: Longitudinal Protocol for Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener's) and Microscopic Polyangiitis [.pdf]