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An Observational Study of RoActemra/Actemra (Tocilizumab) in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis Who Have an Inadequate Response to Non-Biologic DMARD and/or Anti-TNF Therapy

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: May 26, 2011
Last updated: November 3, 2014
Last verified: November 2014

This observational study will evaluate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of RoActemra/Actemra in patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis who h ave an inadequate response to current non-biologic DMARD and/or anti-TNF therapy Data will be collected from each patient during RoActemra/Actemra therapy and on follow-up for a total of 12 months.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Study to Observe the Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of Tocilizumab in Patients With Moderate to Severe Active Rheumatoid Arthritis Who Have an Inadequate Response to Current Non-biologic DMARD and/or Anti TNF Therapy.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety: Incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of patients achieving Disease Activity Score (DAS 28) reduction of at least 1.2 units [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Rate of patients achieving DAS 28 < 3.2 [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Rate of patients achieving remission (DAS 28 < 2.6) [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Rate of patients achieving response according to American College of Rheumatology criteria; ACR20/50/70/90 [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in biomarkers: C-reactive protein (CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Quality of life: Visual analogue scale (global assessment disease activity/pain) [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 117
Study Start Date: October 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2015 (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

Rheumatoid arthritis patients with inadequate response to DMARD and/or anti-TNF therapy


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients, >/=18 years of age
  • Active rheumatoid arthritis with inadequate response to existing therapies (DMARDs and/or anti-TNFs)
  • Considered eligible for RoActemra/Actemra therapy by the treating physician as per routine clinical practice

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding females
  • Immunization with live/attenuated vaccine within 4 weeks prior to baseline
  • History of severe allergic or anaphylactic reactions to human, humanized or murine monoclonal antibodies
  • Know active current or history of recurrent infection
  • History of or currently active primary or secondary immunodeficiency or known HIV positive status
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01362062

Chandigarh, India, 160015
Guwahati, India, 781007
Hubli, India, 580020
Mumbai, India, 400007
Mumbai, India, 400086
New Delhi, India, 110060
Noida, India, 201 301
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT01362062     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML22835
Study First Received: May 26, 2011
Last Updated: November 3, 2014
Health Authority: India: Ministry of Health

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 25, 2014