Study of Human Anti-TNF Monoclonal Antibody D2E7 in Subjects With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

This study has been completed.
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First received: November 13, 2002
Last updated: August 13, 2006
Last verified: August 2006
The purpose of the study is to evaluate safety by collecting serious adverse events in subjects with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis who are unable to obtain etanercept and who have failed one or more prior disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs).

Condition Intervention Phase
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug: Adalimumab
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter Study of the Safety of Human Anti-TNF Monoclonal Antibody D2E7 in Subjects With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in disease activity score at visit week 12 as compared to baseline

Estimated Enrollment: 3000
Study Start Date: September 2002

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Subjects must meet ACR criteria for diagnosis of RA for at least 3 months, must meet ACR Functional Class I, II or III (1992 criteria) and must have a confirmed diagnosis of active moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis as defined by 6 or more swollen joints and 9 or more tender joints;
  • must also have DAS of 3.2 or greater at study entry,
  • normal laboratory parameters and ESR >20,
  • satisfactory response or intolerance to one or more prior DMARDs and
  • be willing and able to give informed consent.


  • Previous treatment with total lymphoid irradiation or anti-CD4 or CAMPATH 1H monoclonal antibodies resulting in persistent CD4 lymphopenia,
  • history of acute inflammatory joint disease other than RA,
  • prior treatment with cyclophosphamide or chlorambucil,
  • prior treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin within 70 days,
  • history of malignant lymphoma,
  • history of uncontrolled diabetes,
  • unstable ischemic heart disease,
  • active inflammatory bowel disease,
  • active peptic ulcer disease or stroke,
  • positive HIV status,
  • positive serology for Hepatitis B or C,
  • no previous history of tuberculosis or listeria infection,
  • no previous history of cancer other than successfully treated skin cancer;
  • women can not be pregnant or be breastfeeding
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00049751

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: William M. Edwards, M.D. Low Country Research Center, North Charelston SC
  More Information Identifier: NCT00049751     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: M02-498 
Study First Received: November 13, 2002
Last Updated: August 13, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Autoimmune Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Immunologic Factors
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