Recruiting participants for a research study on Salivary Biomarkers for Sjögren's Syndrome Detection

Hi Guys,

University of California, Los Angeles is recruiting participants for a study on Salivary Biomarkers for Sjögren's Syndrome Detection

Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2018

Please note ; Bens Friends is not involved in the study. Anyone wanting to participate should contact principal investigator University of California- contact details below.


This is a multi-center clinical study to compare the performance of a collective panel of salivary biomarkers to discriminate SS from non-SS in sicca cohorts recruited from three clinical sites with the diagnostic outcomes based on the new classification criteria forSjögren's syndrome by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) developed in 2012. This is not a treatment study, but a pilot study to confirm diagnostic ability of a panel of salivary biomarkers. All enrolled subjects must be classified as having both oral and ocular sicca symptoms without another autoimmune/connective tissue disease (Appendix 2). At the University of California in Los Angeles, using molecular techniques, we will quantify discriminatory biomarkers in saliva collected from enrolled subjects, who are also being evaluated as part of their clinical care using the standard diagnostic tests of the 2002 AECG criteria. We also will test the performance of these biomarkers to predict the diagnosis of pSS according to the AECG criteria, as these are the most widely used tests to diagnose pSS and assess disease activity worldwide.Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01807689

Contact: David Wong, DMD, MDSc 310-■■■■■■■■ ■■■■■■■■■■■■■
Contact: David Akin 310-■■■■■■■■ ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■

United States, California
UCLA - School of Dentistry Recruiting
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
Contact: David Wong, DMD, DMSc 310-■■■■■■■■ ■■■■■■■■■■■■■
Contact: David Akin 310-■■■■■■■■ ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■
Sub-Investigator: Nelson Rhodus, DMD, MPH
Sub-Investigator: Arjan Vissink, DMD, MD, PhD

Sub-Investigator: Hal Scofield, MD

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Los Angeles
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
University Medical Centre Groningen

Good to know that the Dentists are getting more involved, they could have diagnosed us years ago!

Now now SK- better late than never ;)

I don't know about you, but my lost teeth aren't going to grow back!