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Comparison of Adalimumab and Infliximab Treatment of 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: NCT00216177
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2009 by Hvidovre University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 18, 2009
University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen
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Hvidovre University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to establish whether RA patients with moderate to severe disease activity with unsustainable response to infliximab 3 mg/kg every 8 weeks have better efficacy with adalimumab 40 mg s.c. eow compared to infliximab 3 mg/kg i.v. every 6 weeks.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug: Infliximab Drug: Adalimumab Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 112 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomised, Multicenter, Open-label, Parallel-group Study Comparing Adalimumab 40 mg s.c. Eow Versus Infliximab 3 mg/kg i.v. Every 6 Weeks in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients With Unsustainable Clinical Response to Infliximab 3 mg/kg Every 8 Weeks
Study Start Date : September 2005
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2009

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Intervention Details:
  • Drug: Infliximab
    Other Name: remicade
  • Drug: Adalimumab
    Other Name: Humira

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of patients achieving combined good or moderate EULAR responses at week 24 [ Time Frame: six months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. ACR20/50/70 response at week 2, 6, 12, 18 and 24 [ Time Frame: six months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ACR criteria fulfilled,DAS28-3(CRP > 3.2
  • > 6 months prior treatment with infliximab 3 mg/kg i.v. every 8 week with initial response
  • Fading clinical response to infliximab
  • Negative pregnancy test (women with childbearing potential)
  • Use of reliable method of contraception (women with childbearing potential)
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age less than 18 years
  • Lack of co-operability
  • Positive serology for hepatitis B or C
  • History of positive HIV status
  • History of TB or untreated latent TB
  • Histoplasmosis or Listeriosis
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Persistent or recurrent infections
  • History of cancer
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Congestive heart failure (NYHA 3-4)
  • Active inflammatory bowel disease
  • Recent stroke (within 3 months)
  • History of or current inflammatory joint disease other than RA
  • Previous diagnosis or signs of central nervous system demyelinating disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00216177

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Contact: Henrik Skjodt, MD, PhD 3632 3311
Contact: Mikkel Ostergaard, MD, DMedSci

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Hvidovre Hospital Recruiting
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2650
Contact: Henrik Skjodt, MD, PhD   
Contact: Mikkel Ostergaard, MD, DMedSci   
Bispebjerg Hospital Recruiting
Copenhagen, Denmark
Contact: Karsten, Asmussen   
Gentofte Amtssygehus Recruiting
Copenhagen, Denmark
Contact: Ole Rintek, MD, DMedSci   
Glostrup Hospital Recruiting
Copenhagen, Denmark
Contact: Gorm Thamsborg, MD, DMedSci   
Rigshospitalet Recruiting
Copenhagen, Denmark
Contact: Bo Baslund, MD, PhD   
Contact: Annette Hansen, MD, PhD   
Graasten Gigthospital Recruiting
Graasten, Denmark
Contact: Lis S Andersen, MD, PhD   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hvidovre University Hospital
University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen
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Principal Investigator: Henrik Skjodt, MD, PhD Hvidovre University Hospital
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Responsible Party: Henrik Skjodt, Hvidovre Hospital Identifier: NCT00216177    
Other Study ID Numbers: 232-003
EudraCT no: 2005-001633-14
Switch/HUM 05-001
First Posted: September 22, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 18, 2009
Last Verified: August 2009
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents