Surveillance of Humira Injection in Korean Patients

This study has been completed.
Eisai Co., Ltd.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AbbVie ( AbbVie (prior sponsor, Abbott) ) Identifier:
First received: February 24, 2010
Last updated: August 20, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
Patients who take Humira as prescribed by physicians as per Korean label will be enrolled and observed in normal medical practice setting for not less than 3 months following first dose of Humira. Information on demographics, diagnosis and medical history, results of tuberculosis skin test, results of chest X-ray, Humira treatment information, concomitant medication, physician's global assessment for effectiveness, disease activity assessment for rheumatoid arthritis, disease activity assessment for Crohn's Disease, disease activity assessment for Psoriasis and adverse events will be recorded on case report forms.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Crohn's Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Post-Marketing Surveillance of Humira Injection in Korean Patients Under the "New-Drug Re-examination"

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Further study details as provided by AbbVie:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants With Adverse Events (AEs) [ Time Frame: From Baseline until up to 70 days after the 3 month study period (total of 160 days). ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    An AE is any untoward medical occurrence, which does not necessarily have a causal relationship with treatment. An Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) is any noxious and undesired reaction related to an experimental drug or experiment. A serious AE (SAE) is an AE that results in death, is life-threatening, results in or prolongs hospitalization, results in congenital anomaly, persistent or significant disability/incapacity, spontaneous or elective abortion, or requires intervention to prevent a serious outcome. AEs were rated for severity as either Mild: transient and easily tolerated; Moderate: causes discomfort and interrupts usual activities; or Severe: causes considerable interference with usual activities, may be incapacitating or life-threatening. AEs related to adalimumab were assessed as being either probably or possibly related by the investigator. An Unexpected ADR is an ADR for which the nature or gravity is not consistent with the applicable product information.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Physician's Global Assessment for Effectiveness [ Time Frame: After 3-month treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The investigator's overall assessment for effectiveness was recorded as 'Improved', 'No change', 'Aggravated,' or 'Not assessable'.

Enrollment: 1779
Study Start Date: April 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2012
Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Participants who were prescribed with adalimumab per approved prescribing information of adalimumab in Korea.


Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Primary care clinics, general hospitals

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients (19 years and above) with one of the following indications:

    • Moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis or
    • active and progressive psoriatic arthritis when the response to previous disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug therapy has been inadequate or
    • severe active ankylosing spondylitis who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy or
    • severely active Crohn's disease who have had no response, intolerance or contraindication to corticosteroid therapy or immunosuppressants or
    • moderately to severely active psoriasis patients who have had no response, have intolerance or have contraindication to systemic therapies including cyclosporine, methotrexate or photochemotherapy (PUVA).
  • Patients who give verbal or written authorization to use their personal and health data.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients with known hypersensitivity to adalimumab or any of its excipients.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01083121

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Sponsors and Collaborators
AbbVie (prior sponsor, Abbott)
Eisai Co., Ltd.
Study Director: Deborah Chee, MD AbbVie Ltd.
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: AbbVie ( AbbVie (prior sponsor, Abbott) ) Identifier: NCT01083121     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P10-053 
Study First Received: February 24, 2010
Results First Received: June 13, 2013
Last Updated: August 20, 2013
Health Authority: Korea: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by AbbVie:
Postmarketing Drug Surveillance

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Psoriatic
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Crohn Disease
Spondylitis, Ankylosing
Autoimmune Diseases
Bone Diseases
Bone Diseases, Infectious
Connective Tissue Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
Spinal Diseases
Spondylarthropathies processed this record on February 04, 2016