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Adalimumab in Axial Spondyloarthritis (ASIM) - MRI and Biomarkers in Patients With Spondyloarthritis (ASIM)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01029847
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 10, 2009
Last Update Posted : August 19, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
MOstergaard, Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen

Brief Summary:
Investigation of wholebody MRI and circulating biomarkers of inflammation, cartilage and bone metabolism in patients with spondyloarthritis treated with adalimumab. Furthermore to compare ultrasound examination with wholebody MRI etc.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Spondyloarthritis Drug: Adalimumab Drug: Placebo Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Adalimumab in Axial Spondyloarthritis. An Investigation of Whole-body MRI, MRI of Sacroiliac Joints and Spine and Soluble Biomarkers of Joint Inflammation and Damage.
Study Start Date : December 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2013

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Drug Information available for: Adalimumab
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
sc. inj. placebo every other week, week 0, 2, and 4. Active treatment from week 6.
Active Comparator: Adalimumab
TNF-alpha inhibitor
Drug: Adalimumab
Sc. inj. Humira 40 mg every other week for 42 to 48 weeks



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) of 20 mm or 50% [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of peripheral and axial joints and entheses with inflammation, circulating biomarkers of inflammation, cartilage and bone metabolism, conventional clinical parameters and changes in these during treatment with adalimumab. [ Time Frame: 24 week ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Spondyloarthritis (SpA) according to the new ASAS criteria for axial SpA
  • BASDAI > 40 mm despite NSAIDs
  • Clinical indication for treatment with TNF-alpha inhibitor
  • Age > 18 years old and < 85 years old
  • Sufficient contraception for women
  • Capable of giving informed consent
  • Capable of complying with the examination program of the protocol

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy wish, pregnancy or breast-feeding
  • DMARDs within 4 weeks prior to inclusion
  • Oral, intra-articular or intramuscular glucocorticoid within 4 weeks prior to inclusion
  • The use of other study drugs within 4 weeks prior to inclusion or less than 5 half-lives of the study drug before inclusion if this is more than 4 weeks
  • The use of suspected disease-modifying or immunosuppressive drugs within 4 weeks prior to inclusion
  • DMARDs are allowed during the study, but the dose cannot be changed from 4 weeks prior to inclusion through week
  • Contraindications for TNF-α inhibitor treatment
  • Contraindications for MRI
  • Known recent drug or alcohol abuse
  • Failure to provide written consent
  • Incapable of complying with the examination program for physical or mental reasons

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Locations
Denmark
Dep. of medicine, Herlev Hospital
Copenhagen, Denmark
Dep. of Radiology, Herlev Hospital
Copenhagen, Denmark
Dep. of Rheumatology, Frederiksberg and Bispebjerg Hospitals
Copenhagen, Denmark
Dep. of Rheumatology, Gentofte Hospital
Copenhagen, Denmark
Dep. of Rheumatology, Hvidovre Hospital
Copenhagen, Denmark
Dep. of Rheumatologym Glostrup Hospital
Copenhagen, Denmark
Dep. of Rheumatology, Helsinør Hospital
Hørsholm, Denmark
Dep. of Rheumatology, Køge Hospital
Køge, Denmark
Sponsors and Collaborators
Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mikkel Østergaard, Professor Dep. of Rheumatology, Glostrup Hospital
Study Chair: Susanne J Pedersen, MD Dep. of Rheumatology, Glostrup Hospital
Study Chair: Inge J Sørensen Dep. of Rheumatoogy, Glostrup Hospital

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: MOstergaard, Professor, Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01029847     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ASIM
First Posted: December 10, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 19, 2015
Last Verified: August 2015

Keywords provided by MOstergaard, Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen:
Patients with axial spondyloarthritis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Spondylarthritis
Spondylitis
Spinal Diseases
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Arthritis
Joint Diseases
Adalimumab
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents