Study Evaluating the Safety and Effectiveness of Etanercept for the Treatment of Pediatric Psoriasis (PURPOSE)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified January 2015 by Pfizer
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First received: April 6, 2010
Last updated: January 14, 2015
Last verified: January 2015

Psoriasis is a chronic, often severe, autoimmune condition that affects approximately 2% of the world's population. The epidemiology of pediatric psoriasis has not been well documented and no treatment guidelines exist for pediatric psoriasis.

Etanercept is a biologic drug and has been licensed for the treatment of chronic severe plaque psoriasis in children and adolescents (8-17 years of age) who are inadequately controlled by or are intolerant to, other systemic therapies or phototherapies. Although the long-term safety and efficacy of etanercept in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) has been studied and the short-term safety profile of etanercept in both JIA and pediatric psoriasis appears similar, there is limited data available about the long-term effects of etanercept in pediatric psoriasis, especially with respect to malignancy. The aim of this study is to assess the safety and effectiveness of etanercept for the treatment of pediatric psoriasis in Europe. Patients aged 4-17 with plaque psoriasis diagnosed by a dermatologist will be invited to participate in the registry only after a clinical decision has been made to prescribe etanercept. The safety of the drug and how well the drug works will be evaluated during the follow-up period. The follow-up period will last 5 years and patients will be followed up every 3 months for the first 2 years and every 6 months for the next 3 years.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Etanercept
Phase 4

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Long-term, Prospective, Observational Cohort Study Of The Safety And Effectiveness Of Etanercept In The Treatment Of Paediatric Psoriasis Patients In A Naturalistic Setting: A Post-authorization Safety Study (Pass)

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Further study details as provided by Pfizer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of SAEs including serious infections and malignancy [ Time Frame: Five year follow-up. Follow-up every 3 months for the first 2 years and 6 monthly for the next 3 yr ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Effectiveness or lack of effectiveness will be inferred from the number of 24 week courses the patient completes [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: November 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
pediatric patients with plaque psoriasis on etanercept
Drug: Etanercept
Expected duration of 24 weeks as one course
Other Name: Enbrel

Detailed Description:

Non-probability sample


Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

dermatology clinics


Inclusion Criteria:

  • 17 years of age or younger
  • Diagnosed with plaque psoriasis by a dermatologist.
  • Prior to enrollment, there must be a clinical decision to initiate etanercept for the treatment of plaque psoriasis and etanercept must then be initiated.
  • Actively being treated with etanercept, regardless of length of treatment prior to enrollment
  • Willing to provide written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior therapy with etanercept or other biologic agent
  • History of malignancy
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01100034

Contact: Pfizer Call Center 1-800-718-1021

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Study Director: Pfizer Call Center Pfizer
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Pfizer Identifier: NCT01100034     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0881X1-4654, B1801035
Study First Received: April 6, 2010
Last Updated: January 14, 2015
Health Authority: United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Keywords provided by Pfizer:
pediatric psoriasis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
TNFR-Fc fusion protein
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Antirheumatic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on April 23, 2015