A Study of MabThera (Rituximab) in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis Who Have Failed on One Prior Anti-TNF Therapy (RESET)

This study has been completed.
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Hoffmann-La Roche
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First received: January 7, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2011
History: No changes posted

This study will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of MabThera (rituximab) in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis who are receiving methotrexate, and who have a previous or current inadequate response to one prior anti-TNF therapy. All patients will receive MabThera 1000 mg as an intravenous infusion on days 1 and 15. After the initial study phase of 24 weeks, eligible patients may receive one re-treatment with MabThera. The anticipated time on study treatment is 48 weeks.

Condition Intervention Phase
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug: rituximab
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Rituximab Phase IIIb Open-label, Multi-centre Assessment of Safety and Effectiveness in Patients With RA Following an Inadequate Response to One Prior Anti-TNF Inhibitor (RESET)

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall incidence of Adverse Events for 48 weeks after initial treatment [ Time Frame: 48 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of adverse events after re-treatment with MabThera [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Proportion of patients meeting American College of Rheumatology Criteria (ACR 20/50/70) [ Time Frame: 48 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Proportion of patients meeting European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) response rates [ Time Frame: 48 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change from baseline in Disease Activity Score (DAS28) [ Time Frame: 48 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Changes from baseline in American College of Rheumatology Criteria (ACR) [ Time Frame: 48 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change from baseline in Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) [ Time Frame: 48 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change from baseline in Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) [ Time Frame: 48 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 120
Study Completion Date: August 2010
Primary Completion Date: August 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Single arm Drug: rituximab
1000 mg intravenously on Days 1 and 15


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients, 18-80 years of age
  • Moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis
  • Inadequate response to a single previous or current treatment with an anti-TNF agent
  • Methotrexate for at least 12 weeks, at a stable dose over the past 4 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous treatment with MabThera
  • Use of an anti-TNF agent within past 8 weeks (4 in the case of etanercept)
  • Concurrent treatment with any Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug (DMARD) other than methotrexate
  • Active infection, or history of serious or chronic infection
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01272908

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Chair: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
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Responsible Party: Disclosures Group, Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01272908     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML20381
Study First Received: January 7, 2011
Last Updated: January 7, 2011
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Antirheumatic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Antineoplastic Agents

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