Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis With Roxithromycin
|First Received Date ICMJE||February 20, 2007|
|Last Updated Date||February 20, 2007|
|Start Date ICMJE||June 2006|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE
||The primary efficacy variable was the percentage of patients who had a 20 percent improvement according to American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria (an ACR 20 response) at six months.|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Same as current|
|Change History||No Changes Posted|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE
||Secondary outcome measures were 50 percent improvement and 70 percent improvement according to ACR criteria (an ACR 50 response and an ACR 70 response, respectively).|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Same as current|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis With Roxithromycin|
|Official Title ICMJE||Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis With Roxithromycin|
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy, safety, and tolerability of roxithromycin in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
This was 6-month, monocentre, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. We treated 100 patients with rheumatoid arthritis with either once-daily oral roxithromycin (300 mg) or daily oral placebo for 6 months. The primary efficacy variable was the percentage of patients who had a 20 percent improvement according to American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria (an ACR 20 response) at six months. Secondary outcome measures were 50 percent improvement and 70 percent improvement according to ACR criteria (an ACR 50 response and an ACR 70 response, respectively).
|Study Type ICMJE||Interventional|
|Study Phase||Phase 4|
|Study Design ICMJE||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Condition ICMJE||Rheumatoid Arthritis|
|Intervention ICMJE||Drug: Roxithromycin|
|Study Arm (s)||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Ogrendik M, Karagoz N. Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with roxithromycin: a randomized trial. Postgrad Med. 2011 Sep;123(5):220-7.|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Completed|
|Completion Date||June 2006|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
Inclusion Criteria:RA according to the 1987 American Rheumatism Association criteria19, age between 18 and 70 years. Patients were required to have had an inadequate response to one to four DMARDs (such as azathioprine, methotrexate, sulfasalazine, penicillamine, hydroxychloroquine, or oral or injectable gold); an inadequate response was defined as discontinuation of therapy because of lack of effect. If patients were receiving DMARDs, they were required to complete a DMARD washout period that lasted at least 1 month before starting study drug treatment; no DMARDs were permitted during the study. Patients who were receiving nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, prednisone (at 10 mg daily or less), or both were eligible if the doses had been stable for at least four weeks before the study period and continued to be stable during the study period. Patients were not allowed to receive intra-articular corticosteroids.
Patients had to have active disease at enrollment (before the DMARD washout period), defined as 12 or more tender joints, 10 or more swollen joints, and at least one of the following: erythrocyte sedimentation rate(ESR) of at least 28 mm/hr, C-reactive protein(CRP) level greater than 2.0 mg/dL, or morning stiffness for at least 45 minutes.
A patient could be withdrawn from the trial at any time after enrollment for the following reasons: the patient's request, severe or life-threatening adverse event, or inadequate control of arthritis symptoms (>50 percent increase in the total number of swollen or tender joints) necessitating an increase in the systemic corticosteroid dosage or reinstitution of therapy with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.
|Ages||18 Years to 70 Years|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Location Countries ICMJE||Turkey|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00439062|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||RA-89861966|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||Nazilli State Hospital|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Information Provided By||Nazilli State Hospital|
|Verification Date||February 2007|
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