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Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Adalimumab in Patients With Erosive Osteoarthritis of the Interphalangeal Finger Joints

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
University Hospital, Ghent Identifier:
First received: February 24, 2006
Last updated: February 6, 2009
Last verified: February 2009

Patients will be randomized into two groups (1/1) during one year:

  • 40 mg adalimumab subcutaneously (sc) every other week
  • placebo

The effect on x-rays and clinical parameters will be evaluated.

Condition Intervention Phase
Erosive Osteo-Arthritis
Drug: Adalimumab (40 mg sc every other week)
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: TNF-Blockade for the Treatment of Erosive Osteoarthritis (OA) of Interphalangeal Finger Joints: Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Cross-Over Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Adalimumab 40 mg SC Every Other Week in Patients With Erosive Osteoarthritis of the Interphalangeal Finger Joints

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Ghent:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluation of x-rays
  • Evaluation of clinical parameters (pain, daily functioning, etc.)

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: May 2006
Study Completion Date: February 2009
Primary Completion Date: January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Drug - adalimimab sc
Drug: Adalimumab (40 mg sc every other week)
Adalimumab (40 mg sc every other week)
Placebo Comparator: 2
Drug: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clear erosive image on x-ray of at least one interphalangeal finger joint
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00296894

University Hospital Ghent
Ghent, Belgium, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Ghent
Principal Investigator: Gust Verbruggen, MD, PhD University Hospital, Ghent
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Gust Verbruggen, University Hospital Ghent Identifier: NCT00296894     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006/072
Study First Received: February 24, 2006
Last Updated: February 6, 2009
Health Authority: Belgium: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on November 19, 2014