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An Observational Study on Long-Term Effectiveness and Safety of RoActemra/Actemra (Tocilizumab) in Daily Practice in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis (ICHIBAN)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: September 1, 2010
Last updated: November 17, 2014
Last verified: November 2014

This prospective, multi-center observational study will assess the long-term eff icacy and safety of RoActemra/Actemra in daily practice in patients with active moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis who have an inadequate response or are i ntolerant to one or more disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) or tumou r necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists. Data will be collected from patients initia ted on RoActemra/Actemra treatment according to label by decision of the treatin g physician. Anticipated time for data collection from each patient will be 2 ye ars.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Prospective, Non-interventional Multi-center Observational Study to Evaluate the Long-term Effectiveness and Safety of Tocilizumab in Patients With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis in Daily Practice

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of patients with clinical remission defined as disease activity score DAS28 < 2.6 [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to DAS28 remission [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Proportion of patients with good or moderate response according to EULAR criteria [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Time to good or moderate response according to EULAR criteria [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Factors related to response (C-reactive protein, rheumatoid factor, inadequate response to DMARDs or anti-TNF, duration of illness) [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Dose-modifications and discontinuations of RoActemra/Actemra [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Safety: Incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Efficacy of other possible RA therapies in case of inadequate response to RoActemra/Actemra (DAS28, EULAR criteria) [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Safety of other possible RA therapies in case of inadequate response to RoActemra/Actemra (adverse events) [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 3400
Study Start Date: February 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients with inadequate response or intolerant to DMARDs and anti-TNF


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients, >/= 18 years of age
  • Active moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis
  • Inadequate response or intolerant to previous therapy with one or more disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) or tumour necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists
  • Prescription of RoActemra/Actemra according to label

Exclusion Criteria:


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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01194401

Osnabrück, Germany, 49074
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
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Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT01194401     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML22928
Study First Received: September 1, 2010
Last Updated: November 17, 2014
Health Authority: Germany: Paul-Ehrlich-Institut

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Autoimmune Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases processed this record on November 20, 2014