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INShore: is the drug obinutizumab helpful in children with nephrotic syndrome?

Nephrotic syndrome is a condition that causes swelling in the body (especially in the face, legs, and feet) and changes in the urine. In this study, we want to compare the effects of two different drugs (obinutuzumab and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF)) to see which works better for children with nephrotic syndrome.

Age & Gender

  • 2 years ~ 25 years
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive

Visit Availability

  • Standard business hours (M-F, 8-5)
  • In-home visits available


North Carolina (Statewide)

What will be asked of you

Visits may include questionnaires, drug infusion, vital signs, physical exams, electrocardiogram (ECG), and urine and blood collection.


$80 to $120/visit, depending on visit length, reimbursement of mileage or other transportation; parking coupons

In-person visits:
13 visits up to week 52
Phone or online visits:
Total length of participation:
1 year with optional extension up to week 148

Looking for Specific Volunteers

Able to participate:

  • 2 to 25 years old
  • You have nephrotic syndrome with frequent relapses or steroid-dependent
  • You are in remission (trace or no protein on urine dipstick)
  • You've had one relapse in the last 6 months

Not eligible if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You are having a transplant
  • You have had cancer in the past 5 years

Contact the Team

Visit Location

Contact & Visit Location

Primary Contact

Primary Visit Location

Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC)
Burnett-Womack Building (UNC-Chapel Hill)
160 Dental Cir, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA

Secondary Visit Location

UNC Eastowne Medical Office Building
100 Eastowne Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Keisha Gibson

Study Type

Clinical or Medical

Study Topics

Child and Teen Health
Kidneys and Liver
Parents of Children

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