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An Observational Study on Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated With MabThera (Rituximab)

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: February 25, 2010
Last Update Posted: November 2, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche
This observational study will assess the execution, efficacy and safety of treatment with MabThera in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Data from patients receiving MabThera according to local treatment guidelines will be collected for 29 months. Target sample size is 100-200 patients.

Condition Intervention
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug: rituximab [Mabthera/Rituxan]

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Naturalistic Prospective Non-interventional Study on Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Treated With Rituximab According to Local Treatment Guidelines

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy: DAS28 [ Time Frame: 29 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy: TJC, SJC, ESR, HAQ, CRP, patient's assessment (VAS) [ Time Frame: 29 months ]
  • Safety: serious and non-serious adverse events [ Time Frame: 29 months ]

Enrollment: 151
Study Start Date: September 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Cohort Drug: rituximab [Mabthera/Rituxan]
As prescribed by physician


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis on or commencing treatment with rituximab [MabThera]

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult patients, >/= 18 years of age
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • treatment with rituximab

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unable/unwilling to give informed consent to data collection
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01075477

Helsinki, Finland, 00290
Hämeenlinna, Finland, 13530
Joensuu, Finland, 80210
Jyvaeskylae, Finland, 40620
Paimio, Finland, 21540
Riihimäki, Finland, 11101
Seinäjoki, Finland, 60220
Tampere, Finland, 33520
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01075477     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML22609
First Submitted: February 24, 2010
First Posted: February 25, 2010
Last Update Posted: November 2, 2016
Last Verified: November 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents