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An Observational Study of MabThera (Rituximab) in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis And Inadequate Response Or Intolerance to a First Anti-TNF Alpha Therapy

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01592292
First Posted: May 7, 2012
Last Update Posted: August 22, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche
  Purpose
This prospective, multi-center, observational study will evaluate the efficacy and the safety of MabThera (rituximab) in participants with rheumatoid arthritis who have not responded or have been intolerant to a first anti-TNF alpha therapy. Participants have commenced MabThera or an alternative anti-TNF alpha treatment as a second biological therapy. Data will be collected for 12 months.

Condition Intervention
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug: Rituximab Drug: Adalimumab Drug: Etanercept Drug: Infliximab

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Non-interventional Study for Relative Efficacy Outcome of Rituximab Treatment in RA Patients Who Have Inadequate Response or Have Been Intolerant to a First Anti-TNF Agent

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy: Mean Change From Baseline in DAS28 at Month 6 in Intention to Treat (ITT) Population [ Time Frame: Baseline and Month 6 ]
    DAS28 is calculated from the number of swollen joints and tender joints using the 28-joints count, the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) (millimeters per hour [mm/hr]) and patient's global assessment of disease activity (participant-rated arthritis activity assessment) with transformed scores ranging 0 (minimum score) to 10 (maximum score); higher scores indicated greater affectation due to disease activity. A DAS28 score of less than or equal to (=<) 3.2 = low disease activity, a DAS28 score of >3.2 to 5.1 = moderate to high disease activity.

  • Efficacy: Mean Change From Baseline in DAS28 at Month 6 in Standard Population Set (SPS) [ Time Frame: Baseline and Month 6 ]
    DAS28 is calculated from the number of swollen joints and tender joints using the 28-joints count, the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) (millimeters per hour [mm/hr]) and Patient's Global Assessment of Disease Activity (participant-rated arthritis activity assessment) with transformed scores ranging 0 (minimum score) to 10 (maximum score); higher scores indicated greater affectation due to disease activity. A DAS28 score of less than or equal to (=<) 3.2 = low disease activity, a DAS28 score of >3.2 to 5.1 = moderate to high disease activity.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy: Mean Change From Baseline in DAS28 at Month 12 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Month 12 ]
    DAS28 is calculated from the number of swollen joints and tender joints using the 28-joints count, the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) (millimeters per hour [mm/hr]) and Patient's Global Assessment of Disease Activity (participant-rated arthritis activity assessment) with transformed scores ranging 0 (minimum score) to 10 (maximum score); higher scores indicated greater affectation due to disease activity. A DAS28 score of less than or equal to (=<) 3.2 = low disease activity, a DAS28 score of >3.2 to 5.1 = moderate to high disease activity.

  • Efficacy: Mean Change From Baseline in Tender Joint Count (TJC) at Month 6 and 12 in Intention to Treat (ITT) Population [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 6 and 12 ]
    TJC is a clinical method to quantify abnormalities in participants with RA. It is associated with the level of pain. The number of tender joints were scored as tender=1 and not tender=0, and counted. A negative change from baseline represents an improvement (a reduction in the number of tender joints).

  • Efficacy: Mean Change From Baseline in Tender Joint Count (TJC) at Month 6 and 12 in Standard Population Set (SPS) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 6 and 12 ]
    TJC is a clinical method to quantify abnormalities in participants with RA. It is associated with the level of pain. The number of tender joints were scored as tender=1 and not tender=0, and counted. A negative change from baseline represents an improvement (a reduction in the number of tender joints).

  • Efficacy: Mean Change From Baseline in Swollen Joint Count (SJC) at Month 6 and 12 in Intention to Treat (ITT) Population [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 6 and 12 ]
    SJC is a clinical method to quantify abnormalities in participants with RA. It reflects the amount of inflamed synovial tissue. The number of swollen joints were scored as swollen=1 and not swollen=0, and counted. A negative change from baseline represents an improvement (a reduction in the number of swollen joints).

  • Efficacy: Mean Change From Baseline in Swollen Joint Count (SJC) at Month 6 and 12 in Standard Population Set (SPS) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 6 and 12 ]
    SJC is a clinical method to quantify abnormalities in participants with RA. It reflects the amount of inflamed synovial tissue. The number of swollen joints were scored as swollen=1 and not swollen=0, and counted. A negative change from baseline represents an improvement (a reduction in the number of swollen joints).

  • Efficacy: Mean Change From Baseline in Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) at Month 6 and 12 in Intention to Treat (ITT) Population [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 6 and 12 ]
    ESR is an acute phase reactant and a measure of inflammation. A negative change from baseline represents a reduction in inflammation.

  • Efficacy: Mean Change From Baseline in Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) at Month 6 and 12 in Standard Population Set (SPS) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 6 and 12 ]
    ESR is an acute phase reactant and a measure of inflammation. A negative change from baseline represents a reduction in inflammation.

  • Efficacy: Mean Change From Baseline in C-reactive Protein (CRP) at Month 6 and 12 in Intention to Treat (ITT) Population [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 6 and 12 ]
    CRP is an inflammation marker. High levels of this protein indicate inflammation in diseases such as RA. A negative change from baseline represents a reduction in inflammation.

  • Efficacy: Mean Change From Baseline in C-reactive Protein (CRP) at Month 6 and 12 in Standard Population Set (SPS) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 6 and 12 ]
    CRP is an inflammation marker. High levels of this protein indicate inflammation in diseases such as RA. A negative change from baseline represents a reduction in inflammation.

  • Efficacy: Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ-DI) in Intention to Treat (ITT) Population [ Time Frame: Month 6 ]
    The HAQ-DI is a participant-completed questionnaire specific for rheumatoid arthritis. It consists of 20 questions referring to 8 domains: dressing/grooming, arising, eating, walking, hygiene, reach, grip and common daily activities. Each domain has at least two component questions. There are four possible responses for each component ranging from 0 (without any difficulty) to 3 (unable to do). The overall HAQ-DI score is the average of each of the 8 category scores and ranges from 0 to 3, where 0 represents no disability and 3 very severe, high-dependency disability.

  • Efficacy: Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ-DI) in Standard Population Set (SPS) [ Time Frame: Month 6 ]
    The HAQ-DI is a participant-completed questionnaire specific for rheumatoid arthritis. It consists of 20 questions referring to 8 domains: dressing/grooming, arising, eating, walking, hygiene, reach, grip and common daily activities. Each domain has at least two component questions. There are four possible responses for each component ranging from 0 (without any difficulty) to 3 (unable to do). The overall HAQ-DI score is the average of each of the 8 category scores and ranges from 0 to 3, where 0 represents no disability and 3 very severe, high-dependency disability.

  • Safety: Number of Participants With Adverse Events (AE), Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR) and Serious Adverse Events [ Time Frame: Baseline up to Month 12 ]
    An AE was considered any unfavorable and unintended sign, symptom, or disease associated with the use of the study drug, whether or not considered related to the study drug. ADRs were defined as any response to a drug which was noxious and unintended, and which occurred at dose normally used related to the pharmacological properties. A SAE was any experience that: resulted in death, was life-threatening, required in-patient hospitalization or prolongation of existing hospitalization, resulted in persistent or significant disability/incapacity, was a congenital anomaly/birth defect or was medically significant.


Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: November 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Rituximab
Participants who have inadequate response or were intolerant to the first anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agent in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), receiving rituximab as per physician's discretion for RA treatment were observed for 12 months.
Drug: Rituximab
Rituximab as per physician's discretion.
Other Name: Mabthera
Other anti-TNF agent
Participants who have inadequate response or were intolerant to the first anti-TNF agent in RA, receiving other anti-TNF agent, including adalimumab, etanercept and infliximab, as per physician's discretion for RA treatment were observed for 12 months.
Drug: Adalimumab
Adalimumab as per physician's discretion.
Drug: Etanercept
Etanercept as per physician's discretion.
Drug: Infliximab
Infliximab as per physician's discretion.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Adult participants with rheumatoid arthritis who have inadequate response or have been intolerant to a first anti-TNF alpha therapy.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult participants, >/=20 years of age
  • Participants with rheumatoid arthritis, who have not responded or have been intolerant to a single anti-TNF alpha therapy and who have initiated MabThera or an alternative anti-TNF alpha therapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants whose first anti-TNF alpha treatment was, or second biological therapy is given as part of a clinical trial studying rheumatoid arthritis
  • Participants who have not signed the informed consent form
  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01592292


Locations
Korea, Republic of
Busan, Korea, Republic of, 48108
Daegu, Korea, Republic of, 41931
Daegu, Korea, Republic of, 42472
Daejeon, Korea, Republic of, 302-799
Gwangju, Korea, Republic of, 61469
Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Republic of, 10380
Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Korea, Republic of, 63241
Jeollabuk-do, Korea, Republic of, 561-712
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 05030
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 06273
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 130-702
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 134-722
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 150-713
Suwon, Korea, Republic of, 442-723
Ulsan, Korea, Republic of, 44033
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Investigators
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01592292     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML27923
First Submitted: April 11, 2012
First Posted: May 7, 2012
Results First Submitted: May 3, 2016
Results First Posted: August 22, 2016
Last Update Posted: August 22, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016

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