Long-Circulating Liposomal Prednisolone Versus Pulse Intramuscular Methylprednisolone in Patients With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00241982|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 19, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 30, 2008
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Rheumatoid Arthritis||Drug: long-circulating liposomal prednisolone||Phase 2|
A proof of concept, dose-escalating trial to study the safety of a single, intravenous administration of long-circulating liposomal prednisolone disodium phosphate in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis.
Secondary goals: To compare the therapeutic effect of this intervention with that of a single intramuscular administration of 120 mg methylprednisolone (Depo-Medrol, Pharmacia). The latter is commonly used in the clinics as bridging therapy. To assess the effect of these interventions at the synovial tissue level.
On the longer term, the goal of liposomal corticosteroids is to achieve an increased efficacy/safety ratio compared to standard treatment with free corticosteroids.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||22 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Care Provider)|
|Official Title:||Long-Circulating Liposomal Prednisolone Versus Pulse Intramuscular Methylprednisolone in Patients With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis|
|Study Start Date :||October 2005|
|Primary Completion Date :||March 2008|
|Study Completion Date :||May 2008|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00241982
|Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre|
|Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands, 6500 HB|
|Principal Investigator:||P. Barrera, PhD||Radboud University|