Study Comparing Etanercept and Methotrexate vs. Methotrexate Alone in Rheumatoid Arthritis

This study has been completed.
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Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00195494
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: August 1, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
Results First Received: March 31, 2009  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Interventions: Drug: Etanercept
Drug: Methotrexate
Drug: Placebo

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Recruitment Details
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Participants were recruited worldwide from November 2004 to February 2006.

Pre-Assignment Details
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Participants were randomly assigned equally to 1 of 4 blinded treatment groups: Group (G) 1a received the combination of etanercept (E) and methotrexate (M) in year Y1 and Y2. G1b received the combination of E and M in Y1 and E alone in Y2. G2a received M alone in Y1 and the combination of E and M in Y2. G2b received M alone in Y1 and Y2.

Reporting Groups
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Year 1 E+M / Year 2 E+M

Following a blinded transition from year one- Etanercept injection- two injections 25 mg weekly (given at the same time at different sites)+ oral Methotrexate capsules weekly (same day as injection).

Dose consistent with the ending dose at year one (usually 20 mgs). No reduction of MTX dose is permitted in year two.

Year 1 M / Year 2 E+M

Following a blinded transition from year one- Etanercept two injections 25 mg weekly (given at the same time at different sites) + oral Methotrexate capsules weekly (same day as injection).

Dose consistent with the ending dose at year one (usually 20 mgs). No reduction of MTX dose is permitted in year two.

Year 1 E+M / Year 2 E Following a blinded transition from year one-Etanercept two injections 25 mg weekly (given at the same time at different sites).
Year 1 M / Year 2 M

Following a blinded transition from year one- Methotrexate dose consistent with the ending dose of year one (usually 20 mgs).

No reduction of MTX dose is permitted in year two.

Year 1 M+Placebo

Oral Methotrexate capsules once weekly + two injections of placebo given at the same time at different sites.

MTX dose is a forced titration from 7.5mg (3 capsules) to 20 mg weekly (8 capsules) by week 8.

Year 1 E+M

Etanercept injection- two injections 25 mg weekly (given at the same time at different sites) + oral Methotrexate capsules weekly (same day as injection).

MTX dose is a forced titration from 7.5mg (3 capsules) to 20 mg weekly (8 capsules) by week 8.


Participant Flow for 2 periods

Period 1:   Year 1
    Year 1 E+M / Year 2 E+M     Year 1 M / Year 2 E+M     Year 1 E+M / Year 2 E     Year 1 M / Year 2 M     Year 1 M+Placebo     Year 1 E+M  
STARTED     0     0     0     0     268     274  
COMPLETED     0     0     0     0     189     221  
NOT COMPLETED     0     0     0     0     79     53  
Adverse Event                 0                 0                 0                 0                 34                 27  
System Toxicity                 0                 0                 0                 0                 0                 1  
Lack of Efficacy                 0                 0                 0                 0                 24                 9  
Compliance                 0                 0                 0                 0                 5                 1  
Lost to Follow-up                 0                 0                 0                 0                 1                 0  
Missed >4 consecutive doses                 0                 0                 0                 0                 3                 2  
Protocol deviation                 0                 0                 0                 0                 2                 3  
Physician Decision                 0                 0                 0                 0                 1                 0  
Withdrawal by Subject                 0                 0                 0                 0                 8                 9  
Protocol Violation                 0                 0                 0                 0                 1                 1  

Period 2:   Year 2
    Year 1 E+M / Year 2 E+M     Year 1 M / Year 2 E+M     Year 1 E+M / Year 2 E     Year 1 M / Year 2 M     Year 1 M+Placebo     Year 1 E+M  
STARTED     111 [1]   90     111 [1]   99     0     0  
COMPLETED     104     74     93     76     0     0  
NOT COMPLETED     7     16     18     23     0     0  
Adverse Event                 3                 7                 5                 9                 0                 0  
Lack of Efficacy                 0                 1                 7                 7                 0                 0  
Compliance                 1                 0                 0                 2                 0                 0  
Lost to Follow-up                 0                 0                 1                 1                 0                 0  
Missed >4 consecutive doses                 1                 1                 1                 0                 0                 0  
Protocol deviation                 0                 1                 0                 0                 0                 0  
Physician Decision                 1                 1                 0                 0                 0                 0  
Withdrawal by Subject                 1                 5                 4                 3                 0                 0  
System toxicity                 0                 0                 0                 1                 0                 0  
[1] A patient with Year 1 termination had taken drug briefly during Year 2 and thus counted in the data.



  Baseline Characteristics


  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   The Number of Participants Achieving Remission As Measured by a Disease Activity Score for 28 Joints (DAS 28) < 2.6.   [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

2.  Primary:   Year 1 Participants Having an Annualized Modified Total Sharp Score (mTSS) < 0.5.   [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

3.  Secondary:   Safety Measured by Number of Participants Reporting a Serious Adverse Event That Led to Death   [ Time Frame: 12 and 24 months ]


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  Other Adverse Events


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Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There IS an agreement between Principal Investigators and the Sponsor (or its agents) that restricts the PI's rights to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.
The agreement is:
unchecked The only disclosure restriction on the PI is that the sponsor can review results communications prior to public release and can embargo communications regarding trial results for a period that is less than or equal to 60 days. The sponsor cannot require changes to the communication and cannot extend the embargo.
unchecked The only disclosure restriction on the PI is that the sponsor can review results communications prior to public release and can embargo communications regarding trial results for a period that is more than 60 days but less than or equal to 180 days. The sponsor cannot require changes to the communication and cannot extend the embargo.


Limitations and Caveats
Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
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Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: U. S. Contact Center
Organization: Wyeth
e-mail: clintrialresults@wyeth.com


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Responsible Party: Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00195494     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0881A-101548
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Results First Received: March 31, 2009
Last Updated: August 1, 2012
Health Authority: European Union: European Medicines Agency