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Study of Enbrel in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Subjects With Comorbid Disorders

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: August 22, 2005
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2011
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Immunex Corporation
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The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety of Enbrel (etanercept) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) subjects with greater than or equal to 1 documented comorbid disease (diabetes mellitus; chronic pulmonary disease; pneumonia within the last year; or recurrent bronchitis, sinusitis, or urinary tract infection) that might increase infection risk.

Condition Intervention Phase
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug: Enbrel Drug: Placebo Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Study of Enbrel (Etanercept) in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Subjects With Comorbid Disorders

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Further study details as provided by Amgen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of medically important infections, defined as infections that result in hospitalization or treatment with intravenous antibiotics [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Infections associated with antimicrobial use; physical examination, vital signs, clinical laboratory assessments; symptom assessment, withdrawals, deaths, and serious adverse events [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]

Enrollment: 564
Study Start Date: April 2000
Study Completion Date: February 2004
Primary Completion Date: February 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Drug: Placebo
Experimental: Enbrel
Drug: Enbrel


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Inclusion Criteria: - Active RA - Documented comorbid condition (diabetes mellitus requiring insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents; chronic pulmonary disease; history of pneumonia in the last year; or recurrent bronchitis, sinusitis or urinary tract infection) - Able to self-inject study drug Exclusion Criteria: - Previous use of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) monoclonal antibody - Receipt of anti-CD4 or diphtheria interleukin-2 fusion protein within the previous 6 months with subsequent abnormal absolute T cell count - Receipt of intra-articular corticosteroids within 2 weeks before screening - Receipt of cyclosporine, thalidomide or azathioprine within 4 weeks before screening - Significant concurrent medical diseases (serious infection; open cutaneous ulcers; current antibiotic treatment; myocardial infarction [MI] within 12 months of screening; angina pectoris; uncontrolled hypertension; cancer; or HIV positive)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00132418

Sponsors and Collaborators
Immunex Corporation
Study Director: MD Amgen
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Global Development Leader, Amgen Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00132418     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20021629
First Submitted: August 19, 2005
First Posted: August 22, 2005
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2011
Last Verified: January 2011

Keywords provided by Amgen:
rheumatoid arthritis and at least 1 qualifying comorbid condition (diabetes, chronic pulmonary disease, recent infection)
rheumatoid arthritis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors