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Discovering the Antecedents of Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02051114
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : January 31, 2014
Last Update Posted : May 7, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rockefeller University

Brief Summary:
Longitudinal study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis comparing measures of disease activity with blood samples.

Condition or disease
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Detailed Description:
80% of patients living with rheumatoid arthritis can expect fluctuations in their symptoms over time. Dramatic increases in disease activity are considered flare. This study will follow patients with increased risk for flare prospectively for one year. Serial questionnaires and disease activity scores will be compared to blood samples to better understand the molecular phenotype of rheumatoid arthritis flares.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 25 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Discovering the Antecedents of Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare
Study Start Date : February 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2021

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. RNA transcripts that correlate with rheumatoid arthritis disease activity [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Blood drawn at various times throughout one year will be correlated with fluctuations in RA disease activity.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Blood samples

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 2010 criteria for Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Swelling of at least one joint and or elevated acute phase reactants
  • Greater than or equal to 40 years old or less than or equal to 65 year old female sex
  • cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody + in the past 12 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • hemoglobin < 9
  • white blood cell count < 3.5
  • Diagnosis of any active malignancy within the last 3 years besides non-melanomatous skin cancer
  • Diagnosis of diabetes and requires insulin
  • HIV+, Hep B S Ag+, Hep C polymerase chain reaction +
  • Untreated latent tuberculosis
  • Diagnosis of any additional systemic autoimmune connective tissue disease
  • Inability to reliably complete study requirements
  • History, physical, social or laboratory findings suggestive of any other medical or psychological condition that would, in the opinion of the principal investigator, make the candidate ineligible for the study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02051114

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United States, New York
The Rockefeller University Hospital
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rockefeller University
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Principal Investigator: Dana E Orange, MD, MS The Rockefeller University Hospital
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Responsible Party: Rockefeller University Identifier: NCT02051114    
Other Study ID Numbers: DOR-0833
First Posted: January 31, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 7, 2020
Last Verified: May 2020
Keywords provided by Rockefeller University:
Rheumatoid arthritis
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases