An Observational Study of Glucocorticoid Use in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis on Treatment With RoActemra/Actemra (Tocilizumab)
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This observational study will evaluate the glucocorticoid sparing effect after 12 months of treatment with RoActemra/Actemra (tocilizumab) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Data will be collected for 12 months after the initiation of treatment with RoActemra/Actemra from patients who had been on treatment with >5 mg prednisone or equivalent for at least 3 months .
Percentage of patients receiving </= 5 mg/day prednisone (or equivalent) after 12 months of treatment with RoActemra/Actemra [ Time Frame: approximately 29 months ]
Secondary Outcome Measures
Efficacy: Disease activity score (DAS 28) [ Time Frame: approximately 29 months ]
Co-medications: dosage and treatment schedules [ Time Frame: approximately 29 months ]
Patient reported outcome: European League against Rheumatism - Rheumatoid Arthritis Impact of Disease score (EULAR-RAID)/Health Assessment Questionnaire - Disease Index (HAQ-DI) [ Time Frame: approximately 29 months ]
Safety: Incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: approximately 29 months ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Rheumatoid arthritis patients on treatment with RoActemra/Actemra and > 5 mg/day prednisone (or equivalent)
Adult patients, >/= 18 years of age
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis for whom the rheumatologist decided to introduce RoActemra
Patients taking more than 5 mg/day of oral prednisone (or equivalent) for at least 3 months
Participation in a clinical trial in rheumatoid arthritis