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An Observational Study to Evaluate RoActemra/Actemra (Tocilizumab) Treatment in a Real-Life Setting

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: August 7, 2012
Last updated: March 2, 2015
Last verified: March 2015
This observational, multi-center study will evaluate the treatment regimen, treatment responses and safety of RoActemra/Actemra (tocilizumab) therapy in a routine clinical practice in patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. Data will be collected for 6 months.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: CRP and BMI Study: Evaluation in Real Life of Clinical Remission Rate and Correlation Between CRP and BMI in Patients Treated With Tocilizumab

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Dosage/schedule used in routine clinical practice [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in treatment regimen [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Clinical patient characteristics at the time of treatment initiation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Disease activity according to joint count evaluation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Correlation of C-reactive protein and treatment response [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Correlation of body mass index (BMI) with treatment response [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Safety: incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Correlation of C-reactive protein with disability index/morning stiffness/VAS fatigue [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Correlation of body mass index with disability disability index/morning stiffness/VAS fatigue [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 152
Study Start Date: June 2012
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with RoActemra/Actemra according to routine clinical practice.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients, >/=18 years of age
  • Diagnosis of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis
  • Patients have started RoActemra/Actemra treatment according to routine clinical practice within 3 months prior to study start
  • Patients have been given oral and written information about the study and have signed the informed consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have started RoActemra/Actemra treatment more than 3 months prior to site opening
  • Patients who have previously received RoActemra/Actemra in a clinical trial setting or for compassionate use
  • Patients who have been enrolled in an ongoing clinical trial and/or have received treatment with any investigational drug within 4 weeks prior to study start
  • Patients with a history of autoimmune disease or joint inflammatory disease other than rheumatoid arthritis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01664104

Coppito, Abruzzo, Italy, 67100
Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy, 89133
Benevento, Campania, Italy, 82100
Telese Terme, Campania, Italy, 82037
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, 40138
Roma, Lazio, Italy, 00128
Bergamo, Lombardia, Italy, 24127
Castel Goffredo, Lombardia, Italy, 46042
Gavardo, Lombardia, Italy, 25085
Milano, Lombardia, Italy, 20122
Monza, Lombardia, Italy, 20052
Pavia, Lombardia, Italy, 27100
Novara, Piemonte, Italy, 28100
Barletta, Puglia, Italy, 76121
Casarano (LE), Puglia, Italy, 73042
Foggia, Puglia, Italy, 71100
Catania, Sicilia, Italy, 95124
Catania, Sicilia, Italy, 95126
Palermo, Sicilia, Italy, 90146
Firenze, Toscana, Italy, 50139
Pisa, Toscana, Italy, 56100
Cona (Ferrara), Veneto, Italy, 44124
Verona, Veneto, Italy, 37126
Verona, Veneto, Italy, 37134
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT01664104     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML28336
Study First Received: August 7, 2012
Last Updated: March 2, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases processed this record on June 23, 2017