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Safety and Biologic Activity Study of Gevokizumab to Treat Erosive Osteoarthritis of the Hand

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
XOMA (US) LLC Identifier:
First received: September 6, 2012
Last updated: March 3, 2014
Last verified: March 2014
The purpose of this proof-of-concept study is to determine whether gevokizumab is effective in the treatment of active inflammatory, erosive osteoarthritis of the hand.

Condition Intervention Phase
Osteoarthritis Drug: Placebo Drug: gevokizumab Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2 Proof-of-Concept Study of Gevokizumab in Active Inflammatory, Erosive Osteoarthritis of the Hand

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Further study details as provided by XOMA (US) LLC:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percent change from baseline in AUSCAN pain score at Day 84 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Day 84 ]
    The Australian/Canadian (AUSCAN) Osteoarthritis Hand Index is a self-report assessment of pain, stiffness, and function in patients with hand osteoarthritis.

Enrollment: 87
Study Start Date: July 2012
Study Completion Date: February 2014
Primary Completion Date: February 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
Solution for subcutaneous injection
Experimental: gevokizumab Drug: gevokizumab
Solution for subcutaneous injection


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of hand osteoarthritis
  • Joint tenderness and/or redness
  • At least one erosion by X-ray (as determined by the central reader)
  • Contraceptive measures adequate to prevent pregnancy during the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of inflammatory disease other than hand EOA including: secondary post-traumatic OA; rheumatoid arthritis; spondylarthropathies; erosion of the ulnar styloid process; psoriatic arthritis; skin psoriasis; erosions of the wrist; fibromyalgia
  • History of gout, pseudogout, or hemochromatosis
  • History of allergic or anaphylactic reactions to monoclonal antibodies
  • History of recurrent or chronic systemic infections
  • Known allergy to acetaminophen
  • Female subjects who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, have recently delivered, or are breast-feeding

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01683396

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Responsible Party: XOMA (US) LLC Identifier: NCT01683396     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: X052160
Study First Received: September 6, 2012
Last Updated: March 3, 2014

Keywords provided by XOMA (US) LLC:
Erosive Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of the Hand

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases processed this record on August 16, 2017