Treatment of Refractory Adult-onset Still's Disease With Anakinra: a Randomized Study (NordicAOSD05)
An open, randomized, parallel-group, comparative, multicentre study. Patients on corticosteroids (plus conventional therapy) will be randomized to receive anakinra (Kineret®), or one of the following: methotrexate, azathioprine, leflunomide, cyclosporin A or sulphasalazine. Patients enter the study if considered refractory to corticosteroids (prednisolone equivalent ≥10 mg/day) at the time of randomization.
The randomized phase of the study will be followed by an open-label extension (OLE) phase, to follow-up drug survival, efficacy, tolerability and disease-related parameters of long-term treatment with anakinra or one of the study DMARDs or a combination of study drugs for additional 28 weeks.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||An Open, Randomized Study Treating Refractory Adult-onset Still's Disease With Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Anakinra (Kineret), Compared to an Established, Single Anti-rheumatic Drug Treatment|
- Number of patients reaching remission of the disease, after eight weeks of the randomized study treatment (Remission: afebrile and normalization of acute phase reactants) [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||April 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
100 mg subcutaneous injection daily
Other Name: Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist
Product: Kineret (anakinra) Comparative agents: Methotrexate or azathioprine or leflunomide or cyclosporin A or sulphasalazine Protocol title: An open, randomized study treating refractory adult-onset Still's disease with IL-1ra anakinra (Kineret, compared to an established, single anti-rheumatic treatment Target Disease: Adult-onset Still's disease Patients: 23 patients diagnosed with AOSD, living in the four Nordic countries.
Study Objectives: To follow the changes in clinical status and disease activity in patients receiving anakinra, compared to those treated with an established DMARD, in addition to corticosteroids in patients with refractory AOSD. To compare the changes in disease-related parameters (global health, patient's assessment on disease, laboratory values) in the two randomized groups. To assess the safety of anakinra in AOSD. To follow-up drug survival, efficacy, tolerability and disease-related parameters of long-term treatment in AOSD (open phase).
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01033656
|Ann Kataja Knight|
|Uppsala, Sweden, 75185|
|Principal Investigator:||Dan C Nordstrom, MD, PhD||Helsinki University Hospital, Department of Medicine|