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A Prospective, Non-Interventional Study of RoActemra/Actemra (Tocilizumab) in Patients With Moderate to Severe Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Verified November 2016 by Hoffmann-La Roche
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First received: January 16, 2013
Last updated: November 1, 2016
Last verified: November 2016
This prospective, observational study will evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of RoActemra/Actemra (tocilizumab) in patients with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis who have had an inadequate response or are intolerant to one or more conventional disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. Data will be collected from patients initiated on RoActemra/Actemra treatment according to the local label at baseline, Weeks 4, 12 and 24, and at 3 and 6 months after the last dose of study drug.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Prospective, Non-interventional Multi-center Observational Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Tocilizumab in Patients With Moderate to Severe Active Rheumatoid Arthritis in Routine Practice

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety: Incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: approximately 3 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of patients achieving a clinically meaningful improvement in disease activity: DAS28 reduction of at least 1.2 units, low disease activity (DAS28 </= 3.2) or remission (DAS28 <2.6) [ Time Frame: approximately 3 years ]
  • Clinical/demographic patient characteristics at initiation of RoActemra/Actemra treatment [ Time Frame: approximately 3 years ]
  • Treatment regimens: Concomitant medications [ Time Frame: approximately 3 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: April 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis and an inadequate response or intolerant to previous therapy with conventional DMARDs

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients, >/= 21 years of age
  • Moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (DAS28 >/= 3.2)
  • Inadequate response to one or more conventional disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs)
  • Initiated on RoActemra/Actemra treatment in accordance with the prescribing information

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Contra-indication to RoActemra/Actemra treatment according to the local labelling
  • Previous treatment with tocilizumab
  • Treatment with any investigational agent within 4 weeks (or 5 half-lives of the investigational agent, whichever is longer) before starting treatment with RoActemra/Actemra
  • Women of childbearing potential not using effective methods of contraception as defined by protocol
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01770834

Contact: Reference Study ID Number: ML25533 888-662-6728 (U.S. and Canada)

Active, not recruiting
Safat, Kuwait, 13041
Beirut, Lebanon, 11-236
Beirut, Lebanon, 470 Hazmieh
Beirut, Lebanon, 961
Beirut, Lebanon, 99999
Beirut, Lebanon
Jbeil, Lebanon, 1401
Saida, Lebanon, 652
Tripoli, Lebanon, 371 Tripoli
Doha, Qatar, 3050
United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, P.O. Box 31500
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, P.O. Box 8179
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT01770834     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML25533
Study First Received: January 16, 2013
Last Updated: November 1, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases processed this record on July 25, 2017