Clinical Research Study Finder

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia leads or participates in hundreds of clinical research studies and clinical trials. Many of the studies that are currently enrolling patients can be found in this database. Use this finder to learn more about the purpose of these studies and clinical trials, find out who can participate, and tell us you're interested in enrolling. You can also look for studies that offer remote participation from home!

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Abatacept Registry

The purpose of this registry is to study the long-term effects and safety of Abatacept(Orencia) as used for the treatment of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis(JIA). JIA patients that are currently taking Abatacept may be eligible to participate in this study.

CP-SMC Pilot Study

The purpose of this study is to assess deficits in movement and coordination in children with cerebral palsy (CP) and without. Children with CP have trouble coordinating their muscles while moving. Few options exist to measure muscle control. This new test will measure muscle control in children with and without CP and help guide future treatment plans.

IMPAKT

In this study, we are developing new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound methods to determine if it is effective in diagnosing complication in kidney transplant patients. Participants in this study will involve patients that have had a kidney transplant and are scheduled for a kidney biopsy. The study will also involve a comparison group of healthy individuals that have no history of kidney conditions. Study procedures will include a review of medical history and medications, MRI scan and ultrasound of the abdomen and blood/ urine test.

Omics Study For CDG Patient

This is an intergrated study of patients with congenital glycosylation disorder, including genetic conditions in the synthesis of glycoconjugates (congenital disorder of glycosyaltion), degradation of glycoconjugates (majority of lysosomal storage conditions), as well as the metabolism of glycoconjugates (such as certain inborn errors of metabolism that involved in nucleitide sugar metabolism, such as galactosemia, fructose intolarance, or certain glycogen storage conditions). Study methods includes glycomics analysis of body fluid or cells or tissues from patients, relevant metabolomics and genomics analysis.

Non-Invasively Assessing Lung Ventilation in Pediatrics

We are looking at how infants and young children breathe in different positions. This will help us understand how children with different types of lung hypoplasia breathe and how the lung changes and grows. To do this, we will measure regional lung ventilation by electrical impedance tomography (EIT) in three positions: lying on the back, right- and left-side in children with pulmonary hypoplasia and in healthy children without lung disease. EIT has been well established as a safe, non-invasive, radiation free method of assessing regional lung ventilation. There is no compensation available for this study.

Neuroscience Center Biorepository

In order to understand the conditions that affect the children cared for in the Division of Neurology, we need to better understand underlying mechanisms. This study will enable us to understand how the brain and nervous system work. The goal of this study is to collect biological samples and medical information from children to create a Neuroscience Biorepository to advance future neurological research. Any patient with a neurological condition can participate. Please talk to your provider (Nurse Practitioner or Doctor) about opportunities for your children or their friends to help. 

Tofa For UC

The purpose of this research study is to help us understand how well tofacitinib works as a treatment for ulcerative colitis or indeterminate colitis in pediatric patients. We are looking to enroll, males or females ages 6 to 21 years old with a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis or indeterminate colitis who have started tofacitinib therapy prescribed by their primary gastroenterologist within the past 2 weeks or will be starting tofafacitinib within 1 month.

Gene Therapy Trial for Hemophilia A

This clinical trial study uses a modified adeno-associated virus (AAV) to carry the human factor VIII gene to the liver. In the liver is where factor VIII protein is made. The study product, SPK-8011, is available only to participants in this research study. This product has not been approved yet for use in the general public. This will be the first hemophilia A gene transfer research study done in the United States. To learn more about the benefits and risks related to this study, please contact Dr. Lindsey George at (267) 425-0132. In order to participate in this study, you must be male, 18 years or older, have hemophilia A with FVIII activity levels less or equal to 2%, a history of bleeding that requires prophylaxis or on demand therapy, and no history of inhibitor to factor VIII. This study requires a number of visits over the course of 12 months. All costs related to participation in the study will either be covered or reimbursed by the Sponsor of the study, Spark Therapeutics, and participants will be compensated for their time.

Upadacitinib Trial for Polyarticular JIA

The purpose of this study is to see if a new investigational drug (Upadacitinib) is safe and well tolerated and also to determine the appropriate dose for subjects with polyarticular course juvenile arthritis (pcJIA). The study is a two part study; in Part 1 subjects will be categorized based on age group, and the dose administered for seven consecutive days will be based on four different body weight categories. Subjects who complete Part 1 and are benefiting from study drug with no ongoing adverse events of special interest or serious adverse events, based on investigator's clinical judgment and with subject/family's agreement, will have the option to enroll in Part 2 to receive open-label upadacitinib. Participants will remain in part 2 for up to 156 weeks. Researchers will also be testing the pharmacokinetics (PK) of the study drug, which looks at how the body processes a drug by measuring how quickly the drug is absorbed by the body, how quickly it is broken down by the body, and how long it remains in the body. Subjects will be asked to come into the Rheumatology clinic for blood and urine testing, a joint exam, and administration of study drug.

Fontan Liver MRE

Patients with who have had Fontan surgery are at risk for the development of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis. New MRI based imaging techniques allow for non-invasive assessment of liver stiffness and fibrosis. These methods have been used in other diseases, but have not been studied in those who have undergone the Fontan operation. In this study we will test the feasibility of MRI based methods for the assessment of liver disease, and compare the results of these studies to those obtained from clinical liver biopsy.


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