Positron Emission Tomography in Rheumatoid Arthritis With Adalimumab (PETRA) (PETRA)
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00497614|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 6, 2007
Last Update Posted : December 5, 2008
Biologics are routinely used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Adalimumab is a human monoclonal antibody that inhibit the Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (TNF-alpha). Identification of RA patients who respond to biologics is a challenging goal to avoid unnecessarily, costly and potentially harmful treatment.
The aim of the study is to address if 18 F FDG is a valuable biomarker for the assessment of the clinical response in RA with TNF-alpha blocking agent. Eight patients fulfilling the ACR (American College of Rheumatology) criteria will by enrolled. Patient will receive adalimumab according to the current guidelines i.e. 40mg /14 days sub cutaneously. The decision will stand on a high activity of the disease defined by the DAS 28 (Disease Activity Score) above 5.1. Positron emission tomography will be performed before, 2 and 12 weeks after the begin of the treatment. The response to adalimumab will by assessed by the SUV (standard Unit value) measured on the inflammatory joints of hands, wrist, ankle, feet and knees and compared to measurement of clinical (total swollen and tender joints count) echographic (synovium thickness and power doppler) and chemical biomarkers (erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C reactive protein).
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Rheumatoid Arthritis||Drug: adalimumab||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||8 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||18F-FDG Positron Emission Tomography to Study the Response to Adalimumab in Rheumatoid Arthritis. A Monocentric Pilot Study|
|Study Start Date :||May 2006|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2007|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2008|
- There is no primary outcome measure specified for this study.
- There are no secondary outcome measures specified for this study.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00497614
|University Hospital of Tours|
|Principal Investigator:||Denis Mulleman, MD||CHRU de Tours|