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Aurora VOCAL Study for Adolescents with Lupus Nephritis

The purpose of this study is to test a medication called voclosporin in adolescent lupus nephritis patients. Voclosporin is approved for use in adult patients with active lupus nephritis but not for children or adolescents.

Age & Gender

  • 12 years ~ 17 years
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive

Visit Availability

  • Standard business hours (M-F, 8-5)
  • Visits can be combined with regular clinical appointments

Location

United States (Nationwide)

What will be asked of you

You will be taking the study drug or a placebo, by mouth, every day. At study visits we will do a physical examination, collect a blood and urine sample, and take your vital signs (height, weight, blood pressure). At two study visits we will use an ECG machine to listen to your heart.

Incentives

$75 for each in-person visit

In-person visits:
7
Phone or online visits:
7
Total length of participation:
6-7 months

Looking for Specific Volunteers

Able to participate:

  • You have been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • You are between the ages of 12-17
  • You have evidence of active nephritis

Not eligible if:

  • Do not have active lupus nephritis

Contact the Team

Visit Location

Contact & Visit Location

Primary Contact

Visit Study Website

Primary Visit Location

Eastowne Clinical Research Unit
100 Eastowne Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA

Secondary Visit Location

Clinical Translational Research Center
160 Dental Cir, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Keisha Gibson
Medicine-Nephrology

Study Type

Clinical or Medical
Interventional

Study Topics

Kidneys and Liver

IRB Number

21-3262

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