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A Safety and Efficacy Study for Infliximab (Remicade) in Patients With Active Ulcerative Colitis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Centocor, Inc. Identifier:
First received: May 10, 2002
Last updated: May 16, 2011
Last verified: March 2010
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of infliximab (Remicade) in patients with Ulcerative Colitis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Ulcerative Colitis
Drug: Infliximab
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Double-blind Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Infliximab in Patients With Active Ulcerative Colitis

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Further study details as provided by Centocor, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The proportion of patients with clinical response, defined as a decrease from baseline in the Mayo score by = 30% and = 3 points, with a decrease in the rectal bleeding subscore of = 1 or a rectal bleeding subscore of 0 or 1, at week 8.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The proportion of patients in clinical remission defined as a Mayo score of = 2 points, with no individual subscore > 1 at week 8; Patients in remission by this definition will have a rectal bleeding subscore of either 0 or 1; mucosal heeling at week 8

Enrollment: 364
Study Start Date: February 2002
Study Completion Date: January 2007
Detailed Description:

This is a study designed to investigate the safety and effectiveness of a medication called infliximab (the active drug in (REMICADE®) in adult patients with active ulcerative colitis. The purpose of this study is to see if the symptoms of ulcerative colitis are lessened with this medication, infliximab, and what dose is needed to do that safely. Patients will receive infusions of either 5mg/kg, 10 mg/kg or placebo at weeks 0, 2, 6, and then once every 8 weeks thereafter through week 46 for up to 3 years.

Safety evaluations will be performed at specified intervals throughout the study and will consist of laboratory tests, vital signs (such as blood pressure), physical examinations and the occurrence and severity of adverse events as well as other study specific procedures. Patients will receive infusions of either 5mg/kg, 10 mg/kg or placebo at weeks 0, 2, 6, and then once every 8 weeks thereafter through week 46 for up to 3 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have had ulcerative colitis of at least 3 months' duration at screening
  • Patients who have ulcerative colitis confirmed by the biopsy taken at screening
  • Patients must have active colitis confirmed during the screening sigmoidoscopy
  • Patients must have active disease.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must not be likely to require surgical removal of all or part of the colon within 12 weeks of beginning the study
  • Patients must not require, or required within the 2 months prior to beginning the study, surgery for active gastrointestinal bleeding, peritonitis, intestinal obstruction, or intra-abdominal or pancreatic abscess requiring surgical drainage
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00036439

Sponsors and Collaborators
Centocor, Inc.
Study Director: Centocor, Inc. Clinical Trial Centocor, Inc.
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00036439     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR004777
Study First Received: May 10, 2002
Last Updated: May 16, 2011

Keywords provided by Centocor, Inc.:
ulcerative colitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colitis, Ulcerative
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Dermatologic Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
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