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JC-virus (JCV) Epidemiology in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) (JEMS)

This study has been completed.
Biogen Idec Australia Pty Ltd
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First received: August 19, 2010
Last updated: May 29, 2014
Last verified: May 2014

The objective of the study is to estimate the prevalence of anti-JCV antibodies in multiple sclerosis (MS) participants.

Multiple Sclerosis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Epidemiology of Anti-JCV Antibody Prevalence in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

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Further study details as provided by Biogen Idec:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prevalence of anti-JCV antibodies [ Time Frame: Single timepoint (Day 1) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Prevalence of anti-JCV antibodies will be estimated as the number of participants with anti-JCV antibodies detected in serum divided by the total number of participants with a serum sample that was evaluated.

Enrollment: 7726
Study Start Date: September 2010
Study Completion Date: June 2012
Primary Completion Date: May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

This is a cross-sectional, multi-center, multi-national, epidemiological study to estimate the prevalence of anti-JCV antibody in MS participants. This study will provide an estimate of the prevalence of anti-JCV antibody in the MS population and will investigate inter-country differences.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients will be enrolled in Europe, Canada, and Australia.

Patient enrollment from each country will be commensurate with the distribution of MS patients among all participating countries.


Key Inclusion Criteria:

  • All candidates for this study must have the ability to understand the purpose of the study and provide signed and dated informed consent.
  • All patients with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) of any type, irrespective of their treatment, are eligible to participate once.

Key Exclusion Criteria:

  • None

NOTE: Other protocol defined Inclusion/Exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01185717

Sponsors and Collaborators
Biogen Idec
Biogen Idec Australia Pty Ltd
Study Director: Medical Director Biogen Idec
  More Information

Responsible Party: Biogen Idec Identifier: NCT01185717     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 100JC401
Study First Received: August 19, 2010
Last Updated: May 29, 2014
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee
Austria: Ethikkommission
Portugal: Ethics Committee for Clinical Research
United Kingdom: Research Ethics Committee
Netherlands: Independent Ethics Committee
Belgium: Institutional Review Board
Germany: Ethics Commission
Australia: Human Research Ethics Committee
Ireland: Research Ethics Committee
Switzerland: Ethics Committee

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Demyelinating Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Pathologic Processes processed this record on November 24, 2014