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Assessment of the Safety of Adalimumab in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Showing Rapid Progression of Structural Damage of the Joints, Who Have no Prior History of Treatment With Disease-modifying Anti-rheumatic Drugs or Biological Agents

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01783730
First Posted: February 5, 2013
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AbbVie
  Purpose
This study was conducted to examine the safety profile and the effectiveness in daily clinical practice of adalimumab in rheumatoid arthritis participants showing rapid progression of structural damage of the joints, who had no prior history of treatment with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs or biological agents.

Condition
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Special Investigation in Japanese Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Who Have no Previous Use of DMARDs and Biological Agents

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Further study details as provided by AbbVie:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants With Adverse Events [ Time Frame: From baseline through week 26 ]
    An adverse event (AE) is defined as any untoward medical occurrence in a patient which does not necessarily have a causal relationship with their treatment. An adverse event can therefore be any unfavorable and unintended sign (including an abnormal laboratory finding), symptom, or disease temporally associated with the use of a medicinal product, whether or not the event is considered causally related to the use of the product. Adverse events were collected from the time of informed consent until the completion of the study, up to 26 weeks.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS28-4(ESR)) at Baseline [ Time Frame: at week 0 ]
    The DAS28-4(ESR) is a validated index of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. Twenty-eight tender joint counts, 28 swollen joint counts, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and general health were included in the DAS28 score. Scores on the DAS28 range from 0 to 10. A DAS28 score >5.1 indicates high disease activity, a DAS28 score <3.2 indicates low disease activity, and a DAS28 score <2.6 indicates clinical remission.

  • Mean Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS28-4(ESR)) at Week 4 [ Time Frame: at week 4 ]
    The DAS28-4(ESR) is a validated index of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. Twenty-eight tender joint counts, 28 swollen joint counts, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and general health were included in the DAS28 score. Scores on the DAS28 range from 0 to 10. A DAS28 score >5.1 indicates high disease activity, a DAS28 score <3.2 indicates low disease activity, and a DAS28 score <2.6 indicates clinical remission .

  • Mean Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS28-4(ESR)) at Week 12 [ Time Frame: at week 12 ]
    The DAS28-4(ESR) is a validated index of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. Twenty-eight tender joint counts, 28 swollen joint counts, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and general health were included in the DAS28 score. Scores on the DAS28 range from 0 to 10. A DAS28 score >5.1 indicates high disease activity, a DAS28 score <3.2 indicates low disease activity, and a DAS28 score <2.6 indicates clinical remission .

  • Mean Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS28-4(ESR)) at Week 24 [ Time Frame: at week 24 ]
    The DAS28-4(ESR) is a validated index of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. Twenty-eight tender joint counts, 28 swollen joint counts, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and general health were included in the DAS28 score. Scores on the DAS28 range from 0 to 10. A DAS28 score >5.1 indicates high disease activity, a DAS28 score <3.2 indicates low disease activity, and a DAS28 score <2.6 indicates clinical remission.

  • Percentage of Participants Achieving DAS28-4(ESR) Remission [ Time Frame: From baseline to 24 weeks ]
    The DAS28-4(ESR) is a validated index of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. Twenty-eight tender joint counts, 28 swollen joint counts, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and general health were included in the DAS28 score. Scores on the DAS28 range from 0 to 10. A DAS28 score >5.1 indicates high disease activity, a DAS28 score <3.2 indicates low disease activity, and a DAS28 score <2.6 indicates clinical remission. The percentage of participants with a DAS28 score <2.6 was documented.

  • Mean Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI) Score at Baseline [ Time Frame: at week 0 ]
    The CDAI is a validated measure of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. Twenty-eight tender joint counts, 28 swollen joint counts, global health assessed by the participant on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 10 (cm), and global health assessed by an investigator on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 10 (cm) were included in the CDAI score. Scores on the CDAI range from 0 to 76. A CDAI score ≥22.1 indicates high disease activity, a CDAI score between 10.1 and 22.0 indicates moderate disease activity, a CDAI score between 2.9 and 10.0 indicates low disease activity, and a CDAI score ≤2.8 indicates clinical remission.

  • Mean Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI) Score at Week 4 [ Time Frame: at week 4 ]
    The CDAI is a validated measure of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. Twenty-eight tender joint counts, 28 swollen joint counts, global health assessed by the participant on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 10 (cm), and global health assessed by an investigator on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 10 (cm) were included in the CDAI score. Scores on the CDAI range from 0 to 76. A CDAI score ≥22.1 indicates high disease activity, a CDAI score between 10.1 and 22.0 indicates moderate disease activity, a CDAI score between 2.9 and 10.0 indicates low disease activity, and a CDAI score ≤2.8 indicates clinical remission.

  • Mean Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI) Score at Week 12 [ Time Frame: at week 12 ]
    The CDAI is a validated measure of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. Twenty-eight tender joint counts, 28 swollen joint counts, global health assessed by the participant on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 10 (cm), and global health assessed by an investigator on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 10 (cm) were included in the CDAI score. Scores on the CDAI range from 0 to 76. A CDAI score ≥22.1 indicates high disease activity, a CDAI score between 10.1 and 22.0 indicates moderate disease activity, a CDAI score between 2.9 and 10.0 indicates low disease activity, and a CDAI score ≤2.8 indicates clinical remission.

  • Mean Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI) Score at Week 24 [ Time Frame: at week 24 ]
    The CDAI is a validated measure of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. Twenty-eight tender joint counts, 28 swollen joint counts, global health assessed by the participant on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 10 (cm), and global health assessed by an investigator on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 10 (cm) were included in the CDAI score. Scores on the CDAI range from 0 to 76. A CDAI score ≥22.1 indicates high disease activity, a CDAI score between 10.1 and 22.0 indicates moderate disease activity, a CDAI score between 2.9 and 10.0 indicates low disease activity, and a CDAI score ≤2.8 indicates clinical remission.

  • Percentage of Participants Achieving CDAI Remission [ Time Frame: From baseline to 24 weeks ]
    The CDAI is a validated measure of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. Twenty-eight tender joint counts, 28 swollen joint counts, global health assessed by the participant on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 10 (cm) , and global health assessed by an investigator on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 10 (cm) were included in the CDAI score. Scores on the CDAI range from 0 to 76. A CDAI score ≥22.1 indicates high disease activity, a CDAI score between 10.1 and 22.0 indicates moderate disease activity, a CDAI score between 2.9 and 10.0 indicates low disease activity, and a CDAI score ≤2.8 indicates clinical remission. The percentage of participants with a CDAI score ≤2.8 was documented.

  • Mean Simplified Disease Activity Index (SDAI) Score at Baseline [ Time Frame: at week 0 ]
    The SDAI is a validated measure of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. Twenty-eight tender joint counts, 28 swollen joint counts, global disease activity assessed by the participant on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 10 (cm) , global disease activity assessed by an investigator on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 10 (cm), and serum levels of C-reactive protein (mg/dL) were included in the SDAI score. Scores on the SDAI range from 0 to 86. An SDAI score ≥26.1 indicates high disease activity, an SDAI score between 11.1 and 26.0 indicates moderate disease activity, an SDAI score between 3.4 and 11.0 indicates low disease activity, and an SDAI score ≤3.3 indicates clinical remission.

  • Mean Simplified Disease Activity Index (SDAI) Score at Week 4 [ Time Frame: at week 4 ]
    The SDAI is a validated measure of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. Twenty-eight tender joint counts, 28 swollen joint counts, global disease activity assessed by the participant on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 10 (cm) , global disease activity assessed by an investigator on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 10 (cm), and serum levels of C-reactive protein (mg/dL) were included in the SDAI score. Scores on the SDAI range from 0 to 86. An SDAI score ≥26.1 indicates high disease activity, an SDAI score between 11.1 and 26.0 indicates moderate disease activity, an SDAI score between 3.4 and 11.0 indicates low disease activity, and an SDAI score ≤3.3 indicates clinical remission.

  • Mean Simplified Disease Activity Index (SDAI) Score at Week 12 [ Time Frame: at week 12 ]
    The SDAI is a validated measure of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. Twenty-eight tender joint counts, 28 swollen joint counts, global disease activity assessed by the participant on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 10 (cm) , global disease activity assessed by an investigator on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 10 (cm), and serum levels of C-reactive protein (mg/dL) were included in the SDAI score. Scores on the SDAI range from 0 to 86. An SDAI score ≥26.1 indicates high disease activity, an SDAI score between 11.1 and 26.0 indicates moderate disease activity, an SDAI score between 3.4 and 11.0 indicates low disease activity, and an SDAI score ≤3.3 indicates clinical remission.

  • Mean Simplified Disease Activity Index (SDAI) Score at Week 24 [ Time Frame: at week 24 ]
    The SDAI is a validated measure of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. Twenty-eight tender joint counts, 28 swollen joint counts, global disease activity assessed by the participant on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 10 (cm) , global disease activity assessed by an investigator on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 10 (cm), and serum levels of C-reactive protein (mg/dL) were included in the SDAI score. Scores on the SDAI range from 0 to 86. An SDAI score ≥26.1 indicates high disease activity, an SDAI score between 11.1 and 26.0 indicates moderate disease activity, an SDAI score between 3.4 and 11.0 indicates low disease activity, and an SDAI score ≤3.3 indicates clinical remission.

  • Percentage of Participants Achieving SDAI Remission [ Time Frame: From baseline to 24 weeks ]
    The SDAI is a validated measure of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. Twenty-eight tender joint counts, 28 swollen joint counts, global disease activity assessed by the participant on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 10 (cm) , global disease activity assessed by an investigator on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 10 (cm), and serum levels of C-reactive protein (mg/dL) were included in the SDAI score. Scores on the SDAI range from 0 to 86. An SDAI score ≥26.1 indicates high disease activity, an SDAI score between 11.1 and 26.0 indicates moderate disease activity, an SDAI score between 3.4 and 11.0 indicates low disease activity, and an SDAI score ≤3.3 indicates clinical remission. The percentage of participants with an SDAI score ≤3.3 was documented.


Enrollment: 163
Study Start Date: February 2013
Study Completion Date: September 2015
Primary Completion Date: September 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Participants with high rheumatoid arthritis disease activity
Participants who received adalimumab treatment

Detailed Description:
This was a multicenter, prospective, observational study of adalimumab. Each participant enrolled when initiating adalimumab treatment and was to be followed up for 24 weeks or until discontinuation of the drug.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 99 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Rheumatoid Arthritis participants showing rapid progression of structural damage of the joints, who have no prior history of treatment with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs or biological agents.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. High disease activity, with poor prognostic factors (e.g., rheumatoid factor [RF]-positive, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide [CCP] antibody-positive, or bone erosion)
  2. Combination of adalimumab and methotrexate will be started
  3. No prior history of treatment with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs
  4. No prior history of treatment with biological agents
  5. Adalimumab dosed according to the registered product label
  6. Signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

There were no specific exclusion criteria.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01783730


Sponsors and Collaborators
AbbVie
Investigators
Study Director: Sarina Kurimoto, MD AbbVie GK
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: AbbVie
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01783730     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P13-983
First Submitted: February 1, 2013
First Posted: February 5, 2013
Results First Submitted: September 2, 2016
Results First Posted: October 26, 2016
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by AbbVie:
Rheumatoid arthritis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Adalimumab
Antirheumatic Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents