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Functional MRI in Lupus Nephritis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Biogen Identifier:
First received: November 8, 2012
Last updated: April 23, 2015
Last verified: March 2015

The primary objectives of the study are as follows: To develop and optimize a renal functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocol consisting of Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DW-MRI), Blood-Oxygen- Level-Dependent MRI (BOLD-MRI), Arterial Spin Labeling MRI (ASL-MRI), Phase Contrast MRI (PC-MRI), and T1rho-MRI; To compare renal functional MRI cross-sectional readouts between normal healthy volunteers (NHV) and lupus nephritis (LN) participants.

The secondary objectives of this study are as follows: Explore whether renal functional MRI techniques discriminate between renal inflammatory activity and damage in lupus nephritis (LN); To examine whether renal functional MRI measurements correlate with laboratory features of renal involvement and renal function in participants with lupus nephritis (LN).

Healthy Lupus Nephritis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Noninvasive Assessment Of Renal Activity And Damage Using Renal Functional MRI In Normal Healthy Volunteers And Subjects With Lupus Nephritis

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Further study details as provided by Biogen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The test-retest reliability and sensitivity of renal functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements to detect renal inflammatory activity or damage in normal healthy volunteers (NHV) and participants with lupus nephritis (LN). [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]
  • The mean difference between normal healthy volunteers (NHV) and lupus nephiritis (LN) groups in renal structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements. [ Time Frame: Within7 days of renal biopsy ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Correlation between histological renal activity and chronicity scores and renal functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements in participants with lupus nephritis (LN). [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]
  • Correlation between renal cortical volume and renal functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements. [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]
  • Correlation between renal functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements and renal function as assessed by estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) using Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) formula. [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]
  • Correlation between renal functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements and proteinuria. [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Blood Samples, Urine samples and Renal biopsy tissue samples.

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: June 2013
Study Completion Date: March 2015
Primary Completion Date: March 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Primary care clinic, community sample. 30 Normal Healthy Volunteers 30 Participants with documented diagnosis of Lupus Nephritis

Key Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must have a documented diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) according to current American Academy of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria. At least 4 American Academy of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria must be documented, 1 of which must be a positive antinuclear antibody (ANA), anti-Sm, or anti-double stranded DNA antibody.
  • Must have a standard of care renal biopsy for lupus nephritis performed or scheduled within +/-7 days of Day 1.

Key Exclusion Criteria:

  • Has a metal device affected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI )(e.g., any type of electronic, mechanical, or magnetic implant; cardiac pacemaker; aneurysm clips; implanted cardiac defibrillator), or has potential ferromagnetic foreign body (metal slivers, metal shavings, other metal objects) that would be a contraindication for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • History of renal transplant.
  • Subjects with uncontrolled diabetes or other condition that may result in significant renal disease.

NOTE: Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01731054

United States, California
Research Site
Los Angelos, California, United States, 90095
Research Site
Torrance, California, United States, 90502
United States, New York
Research Site
Bronx, New York, United States, 10461
United States, Ohio
Research Site
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 3210
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Medical Director Biogen
  More Information

Responsible Party: Biogen Identifier: NCT01731054     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 999LE002
Study First Received: November 8, 2012
Last Updated: April 23, 2015

Keywords provided by Biogen:
lupus nephritis
normal healthy volunteer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lupus Nephritis
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases processed this record on September 19, 2017