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The Effect of Adalimumab (Humira) on Vascular Abnormalities in Rheumatoid Arthritis. A Pilot Study.

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01270087
First Posted: January 5, 2011
Last Update Posted: January 5, 2011
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Collaborators:
Abbott
The Swedish Research Council
The Swedish Rheumatism Ass
Crafoord Foundation
Information provided by:
Skane University Hospital
January 4, 2011
January 5, 2011
January 5, 2011
May 2005
February 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Endothelial expression of HLA-DQ in muscle biopsies [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Vascular tissue area stained for HLA-DQ by immunohistochemistry, quantified by computer assisted image analysis
  • Endothelial expression of interleukin-1 alpha in muscle biopsies [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Vascular tissue area stained for interleukin-1 alpha by immunohistochemistry, quantified by computer assisted image analysis
  • Carotid artery intima-media thickness [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Thickness of the intima and media of the common carotid artery, measured by ultrasound. Mean of two measures of the right and left common carotid artery.
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The Effect of Adalimumab (Humira) on Vascular Abnormalities in Rheumatoid Arthritis. A Pilot Study.
The Effect of Adalimumab (Humira) on Vascular Abnormalities in Rheumatoid Arthritis. A Pilot Study.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether anti-inflammatory treatment with adalimumab (Humira) reduces endothelial activation in blood vessels in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis. Markers of endothelial activation are assessed in muscle tissue before treatment and after 3 months, and related to other biomarkers and clinical outcomes.
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Interventional
Phase 4
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug: Adalimumab
40 mg IV every 14 days
Other Name: Humira
Adalimumab
Intervention: Drug: Adalimumab
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Completed
14
February 2007
February 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fulfillment of the American College of Rheumatology 1987 criteria for rheumatoid arthritis
  • Active disease despite treatment with at least one disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug
  • Treatment with adalimumab indicated according to the the patient's rheumatologist
  • At least six swollen joints in 28-joint index
  • CRP > 8 mg / L within the last three months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Treatment with anti-TNF drugs in the last three months
  • Treatment with intravenous corticosteroids within fourteen days
  • Ongoing treatment with oral high-dose corticosteroids (equivalent to ≥ 20 mg of prednisolon daily) or completed such treatment less than fifteen days before inclusion
  • Severe bleeding disorder
  • Extensive or refractory leg ulcers
  • Severe peripheral vascular disease
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Sweden
 
 
NCT01270087
REUMAUMAS 2005-1
2005-000129-47 ( EudraCT Number )
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Carl Turesson, Associate Professor, Department of Rheumatology, Skåne University Hospital
Skane University Hospital
  • Abbott
  • The Swedish Research Council
  • The Swedish Rheumatism Ass
  • Crafoord Foundation
Principal Investigator: Carl Turesson, MD, PhD Department of Rheumatology, Skåne University Hospital
Skane University Hospital
January 2007

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