A Study of Infliximab (Remicade) in Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis.
A study of the safety and efficacy of Infliximab (Remicade) versus placebo in subjects with Ankylosing Spondylitis
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Randomized, Double-blind Trial of the Efficacy of REMICADE (Infliximab) Compared With Placebo in Subjects With Ankylosing Spondylitis Receiving Standard Anti-inflammatory Drug Therapy|
- The primary endpoint of this study was the proportion of subjects who achieved an ASAS 20 response at week 24.
- The change from baseline in BASFI at week 24, the proportion of subjects who achieved an AS major clinical response at week 24, and the change from baseline in the physical component summary score of the SF-36 at week 24
|Study Start Date:||September 2002|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2005|
This is a clinical research study that will determine if there is a reduction in the signs and symptoms (such as back pain and stiffness) of patients with ankylosing spondylitis with infliximab therapy. This study will also study the safety of infliximab in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. The effect of infliximab on physical function, damage to joints and the quality of life in patients with ankylosing spondylitis will also be studied. Subjects received infusions of either placebo at weeks 0, 2, 6, 12, 18 and 5 mg/kg infliximab at weeks 24, 26, 30 and every 6 weeks through week 96, or 5 mg/kg infliximab at weeks 1, 2, 6, 12, 18 and every 6 weeks through week 96