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Coast Joint Care - Rheumatology Research Unit
Giant Cell Arteritis

Do you have a Diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis?

USC A/Professor David Nicholls and the Rheumatology Research Unit are researching whether a drug called sarilumab is safe and effective in treating Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA). As part of this trial, we are also investigating if the duration of corticosteroids intake (current standard treatment for GCA) can be reduced when sarilumab is co-administered, in order to reduce their side-effects.

We are currently recruiting study participants who:

  • Are adults over 50 years of age
  • Have a diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Are newly diagnosed with GCA or have persisting symptoms despite current medications

Participants will need to attend 14 clinic visits over a 76 Week period.

To see if you are eligible please call the Rheumatology Research Unit on 07 5443 1033.

Full title: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of sarilumab in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica. Protocol EFC15160

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Do you have a Diagnosis of Polymyalgia Rheumatica?

USC A/Professor David Nicholls and the Rheumatology Research Unit are researching whether a drug called sarilumab is safe and effective in treating Polymyalgia Rheumatica. The current primary treatment is corticosteroids which often results in side-effects when taken long-term. As part of this trial, we are also investigating if the duration of corticosteroid intake can be reduced when sarilumab is co-administered.

We are currently recruiting study participants who:

  • Have a confirmed diagnosis of Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Age 50 or over at the time of diagnosis
  • Are newly diagnosed with PMR or have persisting symptoms despite current medications

Participants will need to attend 13 clinic visits over a 58 Week period.

To see if you are eligible please call the Rheumatology Research Unit on 07 5443 1033.

Full title: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of sarilumab in patients with giant cell arteritis. Protocol EFC15068

Coast Joint Care, Rheumatology Research Unit

9-10 Denna St
Maroochydore QLD 4558

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