Study of Arthritis and Related Conditions

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified July 2013 by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00006333
First received: October 4, 2000
Last updated: March 14, 2014
Last verified: July 2013
  Purpose

This research protocol will recruit patients with arthritis and related conditions for the purpose of screening patients for treatment protocols, and evaluating the natural history of arthritis and related conditions. Patients will be evaluated clinically, radiographically and serologically, and standardized data will be uniformly collected on all patients. Additional imaging using sensitive MRI methods will be obtained in some patients. The collected blood and tissue will be utilized for laboratory studies to continue research on the pathogenic mechanisms of rheumatoid arthritis and related autoimmune joint diseases. Data from the history and physical examination as well as several disability questionnaires in the adult and pediatric population will be used to phenotypically characterize these patients and assess outcome and functional status. Any medical care recommended or provided to the patients will be consistent with routine standards of practice and provided in consultation with the patient's referring physician.


Condition
Arthritis
Synovitis

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Studies of the Pathogenesis and Natural History of Arthritis and Related Conditions

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Estimated Enrollment: 99999999
Study Start Date: September 2000
Detailed Description:

This research protocol will recruit patients with arthritis and related conditions for the purpose of screening patients for treatment protocols, and evaluating the natural history of arthritis and related conditions. Patients will be evaluated clinically, radiographically and serologically, and standardized data will be uniformly collected on all patients. Additional imaging using sensitive MRI methods will be obtained in some patients. The collected blood and tissue will be utilized for laboratory studies to continue research on the pathogenic mechanisms of rheumatoid arthritis and related autoimmune joint diseases. Data from the history and physical examination as well as several disability questionnaires in the adult and pediatric population will be used to phenotypically characterize these patients and assess outcome and functional status. Any medical care recommended or provided to the patients will be consistent with routine standards of practice and provided in consultation with the patient's referring physician.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
  • INCLUSION CRITERIA:

No age limits.

History of inflammatory synovitis of at least one or more swollen joints.

Patient's ability and willingness to give informed consent or in the pediatric patients, the parent's willingness to give informed consent and the patient's willingness to assent to the protocol whenever possible.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

None if patients fulfill inclusion criteria.

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00006333

Contacts
Contact: Michael M Ward, M.D. (301) 496-7263 wardm1@mail.nih.gov

Locations
United States, Maryland
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike Recruiting
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office (PRPL)    800-411-1222 ext TTY8664111010    prpl@mail.cc.nih.gov   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michael M Ward, M.D. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00006333     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 000222, 00-AR-0222
Study First Received: October 4, 2000
Last Updated: March 14, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Inflammation
Synovitis
Genetics
Synovial Biopsy
Arthritis
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
JRA

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis
Synovitis
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 16, 2014