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Evaluation of the Efficacy of Combination Treatment With Anakinra and Pegsunercept in Improving Rheumatoid Arthritis

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00037700
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 21, 2002
Last Update Posted : November 26, 2009
Information provided by:
Swedish Orphan Biovitrum

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of anakinra (IL-1 ra) and pegsunercept (PEG sTNF-RI) when they are used together in improving the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. The study will also evaluate the safety of the combination treatment and its effect on slowing down bone and joint destruction due to rheumatoid arthritis. The results will be compared to the effect when only 1 single medication (anakinra or pegsunercept) is used.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug: anakinra Drug: pegsunercept Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : May 2001
Study Completion Date : December 2002

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Drug Information available for: Anakinra

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
  • diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis for at least 6 months
  • must be taking methotrexate * must not take DMARDS other than methotrexate during the study
  • must not have had previous treatment with and protein-based TNF-alpha inhibitor (eg. etanercept, infliximab, PEG sTNF-RI, or D2E7)
  • must not have had previous treatment with anakinra
  • subjects must meet tender and swollen joint requirements at screening, have morning stiffness, and/or have elevated acute phase reactants

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00037700

Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: MD Amgen
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Global Development Leader, Amgen Inc. Identifier: NCT00037700    
Other Study ID Numbers: 20000198
First Posted: May 21, 2002    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 26, 2009
Last Verified: December 2007
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Interleukin 1 Receptor Antagonist Protein
Antirheumatic Agents