Fatigue and Interleukin-1 (IL-1) Blockade in Primary Sjøgrens Syndrome

This study has been completed.
University of Oslo
University of Stavanger
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Helse Stavanger HF
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: May 20, 2008
Last updated: August 18, 2015
Last verified: August 2015
Fatigue is a prevalent phenomenon in Primary Sjøgrens syndrome (PSS). Observations indicate that the cytokine IL-1 is of importance for this phenomenon. In this study the investigators block IL-1 by giving Anakinra (an IL-1 receptor antagonist) to patients with PSS.

Condition Intervention Phase
Primary Sjogren
Drug: Anakinra
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Fatigue and IL-1 Blockade in Primary Sjøgrens Syndrome

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Further study details as provided by Helse Stavanger HF:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Fatigue as measured by Fatigue Severity Scale and a visual analogue fatigue scale [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Inflammatory cytokines and measures of oxidative stress [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 28
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: April 2010
Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Anakinra
Anakinra self-administered s.c. in a dose of 100mg daily
Drug: Anakinra
Anakinra 0.67 ml (100 mg) daily subcutaneously for 4 weeks.
Other Name: Kineret
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo self-adminsitered s.c in a dose 0.67ml daily
Drug: Placebo
Saline 0.67 ml daily subcutaneously as placebo drug.
Other Name: Saline 0.9%

Detailed Description:
A double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel study of the effect on fatigue of daily injections of Anakinra for one month.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary Sjøgrens Syndrome according to the European-American criteria
  • Age 18-80 years
  • Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hyper- og hypothyreosis
  • Malignant disease
  • Parkinsons disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Conditions or diseases where Anakinra is contraindicated
  • Mental depression (BDI >13)
  • Neutropenia (<1.5*10.9)
  • Frequent infections
  • Pregnancy, lactating women.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00683345

Stavanger University Hospital
Stavanger, Norway, N-4068
Sponsors and Collaborators
Helse Stavanger HF
University of Oslo
University of Stavanger
Principal Investigator: Roald Omdal, PhD Helse Stavanger HF
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Helse Stavanger HF
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00683345     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P REK NORD 60/2007, 2007-000475-41, 17772, 07/03834-7
Study First Received: May 20, 2008
Last Updated: August 18, 2015
Health Authority: Norway:National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics
Norway: Norwegian Medicines Agency
Norway: Norwegian Social Science Data Services

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sjogren's Syndrome
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Autoimmune Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Dry Eye Syndromes
Eye Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Joint Diseases
Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Salivary Gland Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Stomatognathic Diseases

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