An Evaluation of Etanercept in the Treatment of Subjects With Psoriasis

This study has been completed.
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First received: May 17, 2005
Last updated: May 28, 2009
Last verified: May 2009

The purpose of this multicenter, open-label, prospective study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of etanercept in the treatment of subjects with psoriasis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Etanercept
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Open-Label, Prospective Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness and Safety of Etanercept in the Treatment of Subjects With Psoriasis

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improvement in Physician's Global Assessment of Psoriasis

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient-reported outcomes including Dermatology Life Quality Index, SF-36, Euro-QoL 5D, and Beck Depression Index


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria: - Stable, active plaque psoriasis involving greater than or equal to 10% of body surface area (BSA) at screening and baseline Exclusion Criteria: - Any grade 3 or 4 adverse event or infection within 28 days before screening, or between the screening visit and study drug initiation - Evidence of skin conditions (e.g., eczema) other than psoriasis that would interfere with evaluations of the effect of study medication on psoriasis - Psoralen plus ultraviolet A radiation (PUVA), oral retinoids, cyclosporine, alefacept (Amevive®), efalizumab (Raptiva®), or any other systemic anti-psoriasis therapy within 28 days of study drug initiation - Ultraviolet light B (UVB) therapy, topical steroids, topical vitamin A or D analog preparations, or anthralin within 14 days of study drug initiation (exception: topical steroids, at no higher than moderate strength, are permitted on scalp, axillae, and groin but dose and formulation must remain stable throughout trial) - Prior exposure to any tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-inhibitor, including etanercept - Severe comorbidities - Known history of tuberculosis (TB), or previous positive purified protein derivative (PPD) test

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00111111

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Study Director: MD Amgen
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