An Observational Study of Glucocorticoid Use in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis on Treatment With RoActemra/Actemra (Tocilizumab)

This study has been completed.
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Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: July 8, 2011
Last updated: October 1, 2015
Last verified: October 2015

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 .

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of Glucocorticoid Sparing Effect in Patients Receiving RoActemra® for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Real Life.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of patients receiving </= 5 mg/day prednisone (or equivalent) after 12 months of treatment with RoActemra/Actemra [ Time Frame: approximately 29 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy: Disease activity score (DAS 28) [ Time Frame: approximately 29 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Co-medications: dosage and treatment schedules [ Time Frame: approximately 29 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • 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 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Safety: Incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: approximately 29 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   None Retained


Enrollment: 322
Study Start Date: March 2011
Study Completion Date: April 2013
Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Rheumatoid arthritis patients on treatment with RoActemra/Actemra and > 5 mg/day prednisone (or equivalent)


Inclusion Criteria:

  • 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

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participation in a clinical trial in rheumatoid arthritis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01392001

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
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Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT01392001     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML25634
Study First Received: July 8, 2011
Last Updated: October 1, 2015
Health Authority: France: Commission Nationale de lInformatique et des Libertes (CNIL)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Autoimmune Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on October 09, 2015