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A Long-Term Safety Extension Study of WA19926 in Participants With Rheumatoid Arthritis

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01649804
First Posted: July 25, 2012
Last Update Posted: November 4, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche
  Purpose
This extension study of WA19926 will assess the long-term safety and the efficacy of RoActemra/Actemra (tocilizumab) treatment in participants with rheumatoid arthritis. Participants who have completed the core study WA19926 are eligible to participate. Participants will receive RoActemra/Actemra 8 mg/kg intravenously every 4 weeks. The anticipated time on study drug is 104 weeks.

Condition Intervention Phase
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug: tocilizumab [RoActemra/Actemra] Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A MULTICENTER, OPEN-LABEL, SINGLE ARM, LONG-TERM EXTENSION STUDY OF WA19926 TO DESCRIBE SAFETY DURING TREATMENT WITH TOCILIZUMAB IN PATIENTS WITH EARLY, MODERATE TO SEVERE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of Participants With Adverse Events (AEs), Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) and AEs of Special Interest (AESIs) [ Time Frame: End of Study (Week 104 or early withdrawal) ]
    An AE was considered any unfavorable and unintended sign, symptom, or disease associated with the use of the study drug, whether or not considered related to the study drug. A SAE was any experience that: resulted in death, was life-threatening, required in-patient hospitalization or prolongation of existing hospitalization, resulted in persistent or significant disability/incapacity, was a congenital anomaly/birth defect or was medically significant. Adverse Events of Special Interest for this study were: Serious and/or medically significant infections; myocardial infarction/Acute coronary syndrome; Gastrointestinal perforation; Malignancies; Anaphylaxis/hypersensitivity reactions; Demyelinating disorders; Stroke and Serious and/or medically significant bleeding and hepatic events.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants With Remission, Low, Medium, and High Disease Activity, as Measured by Disease Activity Index 28 Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (DAS28-ESR) [ Time Frame: Screening and End of Study (Week 104 or early withdrawal) ]
    The DAS28 (ESR) score is a measure of the participant's disease activity. It is calculated using the tender joint count (28 joints), swollen joint count (28 joints), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and general health status. The DAS28-ESR scale ranges from 0 to 10, where higher scores represent higher disease activity. DAS28 <=3.2 implied low disease activity, DAS >3.2 to 5.1 implied moderate disease activity, DAS >5.1 implied high disease activity, and DAS28 <2.6 = clinical remission.

  • Number of Participants With Remission, Low, Medium, and High Disease Activity, as Measured by Simplified Disease Activity Index (SDAI) [ Time Frame: Screening and End of Study (Week 104 or early withdrawal) ]
    The SDAI was defined as the numerical sum of 5 outcome parameters: tender and swollen joint count (based on a 28-joint assessment), participant and physician global assessment of disease activity on a 100 millimeter (mm) Visual analogue scale (VAS) (VAS; 0 = no disease activity and 100 = worst disease activity) and level of C-reactive protein (CRP) (milligram per deciliter [mg/dl], normal < 1 mg/dl). SDAI total score = 0-86 where a higher score reflects worsening disease. SDAI <=3.3 indicates clinical remission, >3.4 to 11 = low disease activity, >11 to 26 = moderate disease activity, and >26 = high (or severe) disease activity.

  • Number of Participants With Decreased, Unchanged, and Increased Tender Joint Count (TJC) [ Time Frame: Week 12 and Week 104 ]
    Tender joint count was performed by a skilled assessor, evaluating 68 joints for tenderness.

  • Number of Participants With Decreased, Unchanged, and Increased Swollen Joint Count (SJC) [ Time Frame: Week 12 and Week 104 ]
    Swollen joint count was performed by a skilled assessor, evaluating 66 joints for swelling.

  • Time to Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Flare [ Time Frame: End of Study (Week 104 or early withdrawal) ]
    RA flare was defined as any worsening of the participant's disease activity that in the opinion of the Investigator required treatment intensification beyond supportive therapy which included restarting of the study drug treatment. Time to RA flare was defined as the period of drug-free remission until documentation of RA flare. Drug-free remission was defined as clinical remission (based on DAS28-ESR < 2.6 and /or SDAI ≤ 3.3) for two consecutive assessment visits, followed by discontinuation of tocilizumab, at the Investigator's discretion, at the second assessment visit.

  • Number of Participants With Decreased, Unchanged, and Increased Participants Global Assessment of Disease Activity [ Time Frame: Week 12 and Week 104 ]
    The participant global assessment of disease activity was measured using a 100 mm VAS ranging from 0=very good to 100=very bad.

  • Number of Participants With Decreased, Unchanged, and Increased Participant Global Assessment of Pain [ Time Frame: Week 12 and Week 104 ]
    A participant's overall assessment of pain on a VAS was assessed with a question concerning the amount of pain due to arthritis. Pain was assessed on a 100 mm VAS scale with a left-hand marker "no pain" (0 mm) or right-hand marker "extreme pain" (100 mm).

  • Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI) [ Time Frame: End of Study (Week 104 or early withdrawal) ]
    The Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI) is a participant-completed questionnaire specific for rheumatoid arthritis. It consists of 20 questions referring to 8 domains: dressing/grooming, arising, eating, walking, hygiene, reach, grip and common daily activities. Each item was scored on 4-point scale from 0 to 3: 0=no difficulty; 1=some difficulty; 2=much difficulty; 3=unable to do. Overall score was computed as the sum of domain scores divided by the number of domains answered. Total possible scores range from 0 to 3, where 0=least difficulty, and 3=extreme difficulty.


Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: July 2012
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: RoActemra/Actemra single arm Drug: tocilizumab [RoActemra/Actemra]
8 mg/kg intravenously every 4 weeks for 104 weeks

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult participants, >/=18 years of age who have completed the core study WA19926 and according to the investigator may benefit from RoActemra/Actemra treatment
  • No current or recent adverse event or laboratory finding preventing the use of the study drug dose at baseline
  • Receiving treatment on an outpatient basis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Females who are pregnant
  • Participants who have prematurely withdrawn from the core study WA19926 for any reason
  • Treatment with any investigational drug since the last administration of the study drug in the core study WA19926
  • Treatment with an anti-tumor necrosis (TNF), anti-interleukin 1 agent or T-cell costimulation modulator since the last administration of the study drug in the core study WA19926
  • Immunization with live/attenuated vaccine since the last administration of the study drug in the core study WA19926
  • Diagnosis since the last WA19926 visit of rheumatic autoimmune disease or inflammatory joint disease other than rheumatoid arthritis
  • Abnormal laboratory values
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01649804


Locations
Hungary
Budapest, Hungary, 1027
Debrecen, Hungary, 4032
Eger, Hungary, 3300
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Investigators
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01649804     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML28146
2011-006125-14 ( EudraCT Number )
First Submitted: July 23, 2012
First Posted: July 25, 2012
Results First Submitted: June 6, 2016
Results First Posted: September 22, 2016
Last Update Posted: November 4, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases