Natural History of Rheumatic Diseases in Minority Communities
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00024479|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : September 14, 2001
Last Update Posted : October 21, 2021
This study will explore the causes of rheumatic diseases and why many of them affect certain minority communities more severely. Rheumatic diseases may cause joint pain, stiffness or swelling. Some can involve bones, muscles, tendons or ligaments. Some cause abnormalities of the immune system the body s defense against disease. Some rheumatic diseases are painful or deforming and some can be life threatening. Information obtained from this study will be used to learn about the disparities in rheumatic disease in the minority community and to design further, more targeted, research studies to address this issue.
Patients with known or suspected rheumatic disease 18 years of age or older may be eligible for this study. Candidates will undergo a medical history and physical examination to confirm the diagnosis of rheumatic disease and determine what is needed for evaluation and treatment.
Participants will receive standard medical care for rheumatic disease and arthritis. No experimental treatments, medications or procedures will be included in this study. Procedures may include routine blood tests for blood chemistries, cell counts, and antibodies commonly found in patients with rheumatic disease; a urine test for proteins and cells; and X-rays and other imaging tests to check for abnormalities in the lungs or other organs. All medical information will be kept confidential.
Patients who are found to be eligible for other current NIH research studies will be offered an opportunity to participate in these studies.
|Condition or disease|
|Rheumatic Diseases Arthritis|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||7500 participants|
|Official Title:||Studies of the Natural History of Rheumatic Disease in Minority Communities|
|Actual Study Start Date :||October 3, 2001|
suspected or confirmed rheumatic disease
autoimmune, autoinflammatory, or degenerative conditions
- To generate hypotheses relating to the basis and/or effects of health disparities in the community, which may serve as the basis for subsequent research efforts based in the community and/or at the NIH Clinical Center [ Time Frame: 31 Years ]The rheumatological health of the community
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00024479
|Contact: Nancy A Spencer||(301) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Sarfaraz A Hasni, M.D.||(301) email@example.com|
|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 Office of Patient Recruitment (OPR) 800-411-1222 ext TTY8664111010 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Sarfaraz A Hasni, M.D.||National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)|