Bristol-Myers Squibb Clinical Trial

Bristol-Myers Squibb is currently sponsoring a research study for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). People diagnosed with lupus can sometimes also develop myositis, an inflammation of the skeletal muscles that causes weakness and loss of strength. Lupus myositis often affects the muscles of your neck, pelvis, thighs, shoulders, and upper arms.

The Paisley Study is evaluating an oral investigational drug, BMS-986165, to see if it may lessen symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and reduce the amount of steroids patients may need. You may even be able to continue taking your current lupus and/or myositis medication along with the investigational drug.

To qualify you must be 18-75 years old, diagnosed with moderate to severe systemic lupus erythematosus for 6 months or more, and currently taking medication for lupus. You may also have an overlapping diagnosis of myositis disease. Those who qualify and choose to participate may receive the investigational drug and all study-related assessments at no cost, be monitored by a lupus study team and be reimbursed for any reasonable expenses incurred while participating.

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3 comments on “If you have myositis and lupus, you may qualify for a research study”

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    Todd Raleigh, MD on November 30, 2018

    I am a neurologist with a patient who has been recently diagnosed with myositis and has a well-established history of SLE. Please contact me for further details regarding this research study so that I may discuss it with the patient.

    1. 2
      Linda Kobert on December 3, 2018

      Hello Dr. Raleigh, You can find complete information about this study at this website:

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    Millicent Hampton on January 6, 2019

    I have Lupus since l was 30 l now have inclusion body myositis. I have trouble walking and lifting, l cannot walk without hep. I am 67 years old and find this illness very frustrating, is there anything can be done to help me please.

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