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A Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of Infliximab (Remicade) in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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: NCT00036387
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 10, 2002
Last Update Posted : May 19, 2011
Information provided by:
Centocor, Inc.

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE May 9, 2002
First Posted Date  ICMJE May 10, 2002
Last Update Posted Date May 19, 2011
Study Start Date  ICMJE Not Provided
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 23, 2005)
The proportion of patients with serious infections occurring over the first 22 weeks of the trial
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Change History Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00036387 on Archive Site
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 20, 2010)
The proportion of patients with infections & atypical/opportunistic infections. The duration of most frequently reported infections. Proportion of patients achieving ACR 20 criteria at 22 weeks. Effect of 1.5 mg/kg dose increment in reducing disease
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Other Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE A Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of Infliximab (Remicade) in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Official Title  ICMJE A Randomized, Double-blind Trial of the Safety of Anti-TNF Chimeric Monoclonal Antibody (Infliximab) in Combination With Methotrexate Compared to Methotrexate Alone in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis on Standard Disease-modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug Background Therapy.
Brief Summary The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Infliximab (Remicade) in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Infliximab (Remicade) targets specific proteins in the body's immune system to help control the development of inflammation to help reduce the pain of rheumatoid arthritis.
Detailed Description

This is a randomized (patients are assigned different treatments based on chance), double-blind (neither the patient nor the physician knows whether drug or placebo is being taken, or at what dosage) trial of the safety of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) chimeric monoclonal antibody (Infliximab) in combination with methotrexate (MTX) compared to methotrexate alone in patients with rheumatoid arthritis on standard disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug background therapy. The purpose of the study is to better understand the safety and occurrence of infections in patients treated with either placebo or 3 mg/kg and 10 mg/kg of infliximab in combination with methotrexate (MTX).

Patients will receive infusions of either placebo or 3 to 10mg/kg Infliximab at weeks 0, 2, 6, and 14 then every 8 weeks through week 46.

Safety evaluations will be performed at specified intervals throughout the study and will consist of laboratory tests, vital signs (such as blood pressure), physical examinations and the occurrence and severity of adverse events as well as other study specific procedures. Patients will receive 3 to10mg/kg Infliximab (Remicade) or placebo via infusion at weeks 0, 2, 6, and 14 then every 8 weeks through week 46.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase Phase 3
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Intervention  ICMJE Drug: Infliximab
Study Arms Not Provided
Publications *

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Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: April 1, 2010)
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Actual Study Completion Date November 2003
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis at least 3 months before screening
  • If the patient is of childbearing potential, must have been using adequate birth control measures
  • Patients must be receiving MTX for =3 months before randomization and at a stable dose(=25 mg/week) for =4 weeks before randomization

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must not be pregnant, nursing, or planning a pregnancy within 18 months of enrollment
  • Patients must not have rheumatic disease other than Rheumatoid Arthritis or had any systemic inflammatory condition
  • Patients must not be confined to a wheelchair
  • Patients must not be treated with any approved or investigational biologic agent except for approved vaccines for immunizations
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Not Provided
Removed Location Countries United States
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00036387
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE CR003133
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement Not Provided
Responsible Party Not Provided
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Centocor, Inc.
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Director: Centocor, Inc. Clinical Trial Centocor, Inc.
PRS Account Centocor, Inc.
Verification Date May 2010

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