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Can TNF-Alpha Incomplete Secondary Responders Attain a Safe and Efficacious Response Switching to Cimzia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01147341
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 22, 2010
Results First Posted : March 26, 2014
Last Update Posted : June 9, 2014
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
UCB Pharma
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michael Schiff, MD, Schiff, Michael, M.D.

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE June 17, 2010
First Posted Date  ICMJE June 22, 2010
Results First Submitted Date  ICMJE February 3, 2014
Results First Posted Date  ICMJE March 26, 2014
Last Update Posted Date June 9, 2014
Study Start Date  ICMJE July 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date January 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 29, 2014)
  • Proportion of Subjects Achieving a Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI) Decrease of Greater Than or Equal to 10 Points in the Cimzia Treatment Group Compared to the Placebo Group at Week 12 [ Time Frame: Baseline to week 12 ]
    The Clinical Disease Activity (CDAI)is a composite score. Clinical Disease Activity (CDAI) = SJC(28): Swollen 28-Joint Count (shoulders, elbows, wrists, MCPs, PIPs (including thumb IP)+ TJC(28): Tender 28-Joint Count (shoulders, elbows, wrists, MCPs, PIPs (including thumb IP)+ PGA: Patient Global disease Activity (patient's self assessment of overall RA disease activity on a scale 0-10 where 10 is maximal activity)+ EGA: Evaluator's Global disease Activity (evaluator's assessment of overall RA disease activity on a scale 0-10 where 10 is maximal activity) Remission: CDAI ≤ 2.8; Low Disease Activity: CDAI > 2.8 and ≤ 10 ;Moderate Disease Activity: CDAI > 10 and ≤ 22; High Disease Activity: CDAI > 22. A CDAI reduction of 6.5 represents moderate improvement.
  • Proportion of Subjects Achieving an American College of Rheumatology 20% (ACR20) Response Criteria in the Cimzia Treatment Group Compared to the Placebo Group [ Time Frame: From Baseline to Week 12 ]
    ACR20 responders are subjects with at least 20% improvement from baseline for tender joint count (TJC), swollen joint count (SJC), and at least 3 of the 5 remaining core set measures: 1) Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ-DI), 2) C-reactive protein (CRP), 3) Patient's Assessment of Arthritis Pain-Visual Analog Scale (VAS), 4) Patient's Global Assessment of Disease Activity-Visual Analog Scale (VAS), 5) Physician's Global Assessment of Disease Activity-Visual Analog Scale(VAS). HAQ-DI: participant-reported assessment of ability to perform tasks in 8 categories of daily living activities: dress/groom; arise; eat; walk; reach; grip; hygiene; common activities over past week. Each item scored on 4-point scale from 0-3: 0=no difficulty; 1=some difficulty; 2=much difficulty; 3=unable to do. Visual Analog Scale (VAS) - assessment of arthritis was measured on a 0 to 100 mm VAS, where 0 mm = very good and 100 mm = very bad.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 17, 2010)
Proportion of subjects achieving an ACR20 response in the Cimzia treatment group compared to the placebo group [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 29, 2014)
  • Proportion of Subjects Achieving an American College of Rheumatology 50% (ACR50) Response Criteria in the Cimzia Treatment Group Compared to the Placebo Group at Week 12 [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 12 ]
    ACR50 responders are subjects with at least 50% improvement from baseline for tender joint cout (TJC), swollen joint count (SJC), and at least 3 of the 5 remaining core set measures: 1) Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ-DI), 2) C-reactive protein (CRP), 3) Patient's Assessment of Arthritis Pain-Visual Analog Scale, 4) Patient's Global Assessment of Disease Activity-Visual Analog Scale, 5) Physician's Global Assessment of Disease Activity-Visual Analog Scale. HAQ-DI: participant-reported assessment of ability to perform tasks in 8 categories of daily living activities: dress/groom; arise; eat; walk; reach; grip; hygiene; common activities over past week. Each item scored on 4-point scale from 0-3: 0=no difficulty; 1=some difficulty; 2=much difficulty; 3=unable to do. Visual Analog Scale (VAS) - assessment of arthritis was measured on a 0 to 100 mm VAS, where 0 mm = very good and 100 mm = very bad.
  • Proportion of Subjects Achieving an American College of Rheuamtology Low Disease Activity Score and/or Remission Score in the Cimzia Group Compared to the Placebo Group as Calculated by DAS28 (CRP) [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 12 ]
    The Disease Activity Score-28-C-reactive Protein (DAS28-CRP)is a composite measure for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is based on 4 variables: tender and swollen joint counts (28 joints),C-Reactive Protein(CRP), and patient global assessment visual analog scale. A lower score indicated less disease activity. Remission: CDAI ≤ 2.8; Low Disease Activity: CDAI > 2.8 and ≤ 10 ;Moderate Disease Activity: CDAI > 10 and ≤ 22; High Disease Activity: CDAI > 22
  • Proportion of Subjects Achieving a EULAR Good or Moderate Response Criteria in the Cimzia Treatment Group Compared to the Placebo Group [ Time Frame: Baseline to week 12 ]
    The EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism) response criteria is a classified response criteria which classifies the patients individual as non-, moderate or good responders dependent on the change and the level of the Disease Activity Score. The Disease Activity Score(DAS28) is a continuous disease measure composite of 4 variables: 28 tender joint count, 28 swollen joint count, ESR or CRP, and participant assessment of disease activity measure on a visual analogue scale. High disease activity= > 5.1, low disease activity= < 3.2, and remission= < 2.6. Clinically significant response= decrease of >1.2 from baseline. Utilizing EULAR response criteria, DAS28 categorical responses define a good (absolute: <3.2 or >1.2 improvement from baseline), moderate (absolute: 3.2-5.1 or 0.6-1.2 change from baseline), or no response (absolute: >5.1 or <0.6 change from baseline).
  • Proportion of Subjects Achieving a CDAI Score Decrease Greater Than or Equal to 13.9 Points in the CimZia Treatment Group Compared to the Placebo Group at Week 12 [ Time Frame: Baseline to week 12 ]
    The Clinical Disease Activity (CDAI)is a composite score. Clinical Disease Activity (CDAI) = SJC(28): Swollen 28-Joint Count (shoulders, elbows, wrists, MCPs, PIPs (including thumb IP)+ TJC(28): Tender 28-Joint Count (shoulders, elbows, wrists, MCPs, PIPs (including thumb IP)+ PGA: Patient Global disease Activity (patient's self assessment of overall RA disease activity on a scale 0-10 where 10 is maximal activity)+ EGA: Evaluator's Global disease Activity (evaluator's assessment of overall RA disease activity on a scale 0-10 where 10 is maximal activity) Remission: CDAI ≤ 2.8; Low Disease Activity: CDAI > 2.8 and ≤ 10 ;Moderate Disease Activity: CDAI > 10 and ≤ 22; High Disease Activity: CDAI > 22. A CDAI reduction of 6.5 represents moderate improvement..
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 17, 2010)
  • Proportion of subjects receiving an ACR50 response in the Cimzia treatment group compared to the placebo group [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • Proportion of subjects receiving an ACR70 response in the Cimzia treatment group compared to the placebo group [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • Proportion of subjects achieving a low disease activity score and/or remission score as calculated by DAS28 [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures
 (submitted: May 29, 2014)
  • Proportion of Subjects Achieving a CDAI Decrease of Greater Than or Equal to 10 Points in the Cimzia Treatment Group Compared to the Placebo Group at Week 24 [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 24 ]
    The Clinical Disease Activity (CDAI)is a composite score. Clinical Disease Activity (CDAI) = SJC(28): Swollen 28-Joint Count (shoulders, elbows, wrists, MCPs, PIPs (including thumb IP)+ TJC(28): Tender 28-Joint Count (shoulders, elbows, wrists, MCPs, PIPs (including thumb IP)+ PGA: Patient Global disease Activity (patient's self assessment of overall RA disease activity on a scale 0-10 where 10 is maximal activity)+ EGA: Evaluator's Global disease Activity (evaluator's assessment of overall RA disease activity on a scale 0-10 where 10 is maximal activity) Remission: CDAI ≤ 2.8; Low Disease Activity: CDAI > 2.8 and ≤ 10 ;Moderate Disease Activity: CDAI > 10 and ≤ 22; High Disease Activity: CDAI > 22. A CDAI reduction of 6.5 represents moderate improvement.
  • Proportion of Subjects Achieving an American College of Rheumatology 20% (ACR20) Response Criteria in the Cimzia Treatment Group Compared to the Placebo Group [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 24 ]
    ACR20 responders are subjects with at least 20% improvement from baseline for tender joint cout (TJC), swollen joint count (SJC), and at least 3 of the 5 remaining core set measures: 1) Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ-DI), 2) C-reactive protein (CRP), 3) Patient's Assessment of Arthritis Pain-Visual Analog Scale, 4) Patient's Global Assessment of Disease Activity-Visual Analog Scale, 5) Physician's Global Assessment of Disease Activity-Visual Analog Scale. HAQ-DI: participant-reported assessment of ability to perform tasks in 8 categories of daily living activities: dress/groom; arise; eat; walk; reach; grip; hygiene; common activities over past week. Each item scored on 4-point scale from 0-3: 0=no difficulty; 1=some difficulty; 2=much difficulty; 3=unable to do. Visual Analog Scale (VAS) - assessment of arthritis was measured on a 0 to 100 mm VAS, where 0 mm = very good and 100 mm = very bad.
  • Proportion of Subjects Achieving an American College of Rheumatology 50% (ACR50) Response Criteria in the Cimzia Treatment Group Compared to the Placebo Group [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 24 ]
    ACR50 responders are subjects with at least 50% improvement from baseline for tender joint cout (TJC), swollen joint count (SJC), and at least 3 of the 5 remaining core set measures: 1) Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ-DI), 2) C-reactive protein (CRP), 3) Patient's Assessment of Arthritis Pain-Visual Analog Scale, 4) Patient's Global Assessment of Disease Activity-Visual Analog Scale, 5) Physician's Global Assessment of Disease Activity-Visual Analog Scale. HAQ-DI: participant-reported assessment of ability to perform tasks in 8 categories of daily living activities: dress/groom; arise; eat; walk; reach; grip; hygiene; common activities over past week. Each item scored on 4-point scale from 0-3: 0=no difficulty; 1=some difficulty; 2=much difficulty; 3=unable to do. Visual Analog Scale (VAS) - assessment of arthritis was measured on a 0 to 100 mm VAS, where 0 mm = very good and 100 mm = very bad.
  • Proportion of Subjects Achieving an American College of Rheuamtology Low Disease Activity Score and/or Remission Score in the Cimzia Group Compared to the Placebo Group as Calculated by DAS28 (CRP) [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 24 ]
    The Disease Activity Score-28-C-reactive Protein (DAS28-CRP)is a composite measure for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is based on 4 variables: tender and swollen joint counts (28 joints),C-Reactive Protein(CRP), and patient global assessment visual analog scale. A lower score indicated less disease activity. Remission: CDAI ≤ 2.8; Low Disease Activity: CDAI > 2.8 and ≤ 10 ;Moderate Disease Activity: CDAI > 10 and ≤ 22; High Disease Activity: CDAI > 22
  • Proportion of Subjects Achieving a EULAR Good or Moderate Response Criteria in the Cimzia Treatment Group Compared to the Placebo Group [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 24 ]
    The EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism) response criteria is a classified response criteria which classifies the patients individual as non-, moderate or good responders dependent on the change and the level of the Disease Activity Score. The Disease Activity Score(DAS28) is a continuous disease measure composite of 4 variables: 28 tender joint count, 28 swollen joint count, ESR or CRP, and participant assessment of disease activity measure on a visual analogue scale. High disease activity= > 5.1, low disease activity= < 3.2, and remission= < 2.6. Clinically significant response= decrease of >1.2 from baseline. Utilizing EULAR response criteria, DAS28 categorical responses define a good (absolute: <3.2 or >1.2 improvement from baseline), moderate (absolute: 3.2-5.1 or 0.6-1.2 change from baseline), or no response (absolute: >5.1 or <0.6 change from baseline).
  • Proportion of Subjects Achieving a CDAI Score Decrease Greater Than or Equal to 13.9 Points in the CimZia Treatment Group Compared to the Placebo Group at Week 24 [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 24 ]
    The Clinical Disease Activity (CDAI)is a composite score. Clinical Disease Activity (CDAI) = SJC(28): Swollen 28-Joint Count (shoulders, elbows, wrists, MCPs, PIPs (including thumb IP)+ TJC(28): Tender 28-Joint Count (shoulders, elbows, wrists, MCPs, PIPs (including thumb IP)+ PGA: Patient Global disease Activity (patient's self assessment of overall RA disease activity on a scale 1-10 where 10 is maximal activity)+ EGA: Evaluator's Global disease Activity (evaluator's assessment of overall RA disease activity on a scale 1-10 where 10 is maximal activity) Remission: CDAI ≤ 2.8; Low Disease Activity: CDAI > 2.8 and ≤ 10 ;Moderate Disease Activity: CDAI > 10 and ≤ 22; High Disease Activity: CDAI > 22. A CDAI reduction of 6.5 represents moderate improvement.
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Can TNF-Alpha Incomplete Secondary Responders Attain a Safe and Efficacious Response Switching to Cimzia
Official Title  ICMJE Can TNF-Alpha Incomplete Secondary Responders Attain a Safe and Efficacious Response By Switching to Certolizumab Pegol (Cimzia)? A Phase IV, Randomized, Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Twelve-Week Study Followed by a 12-Week Open-Label Phase
Brief Summary Purpose of the study is to determine if Cimzia is safe and effective in subjects who have received previous treatment with a TNF-alpha inhibitor other than Cimzia.
Detailed Description

This is a Phase IV, randomized, multi-center, double-blind, parallel-group 12-week study of Cimzia with concomitant methotrexate (MTX) or other DMARD compared to MTX or other DMARD alone in patients with an inadequate secondary therapeutic response to a TNF-alpha inhibitor as defined above and active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) followed by a 12-week open-label phase with concomitant MTX or other DMARD and Cimzia.

Subjects must washout from the previous TNF inhibitor for at least 4 weeks prior to the baseline visit. Subjects unable to tolerate MTX must have been on a stable dose of another non-biologic DMARD for at least 3 months. Subjects' diagnosis of RA must be based on the 1987 Revised American Rheumatism Association Criteria for the Classification of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Subjects will be screened for eligibility and, up to 28 days later, at the baseline visit, randomized to one of two treatment groups (2:1): Cimzia or placebo (in addition to concomitant MTX or other DMARD). All subjects will continue MTX/other DMARD at the same dose utilized prior to study entry.

After the Week 12 study visit, all subjects will have the opportunity to continue in the study on open-label Cimzia treatment (using an induction regimen for all subjects, regardless of their treatment in the blinded phase).

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 4
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Rheumatoid Arthritis
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Drug: Cimzia
    prefilled 200mg Cimzia syringe SC q 2 weeks
    Other Name: 1 ml liquid product containing 200mg of Certolizumab Pegol
  • Drug: Placebo
    prefilled saline syringe
    Other Name: 1 ml Sodium Cloride 0.9%
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Placebo Comparator: placebo
    Placebo (0.9% sodium chloride) given as 2 subcutaneous (sc) injections at weeks 0, 2, and 4, followed y 1 sc injection given an weeks 6, 8, and 10. At week 12 subjects entered the open label phase. Subjects received 400 mg of Cimzia (CZP) given as two 200 mg subcutaneous (sc) injections at weeks 12,14 and 16, followed by 1 sc injection at weeks 18, 20, and 22.
    Intervention: Drug: Placebo
  • Active Comparator: active treatment with Cimzia
    400 mg of Cimzia (CZP) given as two 200 mg subcutaneous (sc) injections at weeks 0, 2, and 4, followed by 1 sc injection at weeks 6, 8, and 10. At week 12 subjects entered the open label phase. Subjects received 400 mg of Cimzia (CZP) given as two 200 mg subcutaneous (sc) injections at weeks 12,14 and 16, followed by 1 sc injection at weeks 18, 20, and 22.
    Intervention: Drug: Cimzia
Publications * Schiff MH, von Kempis J, Goldblum R, Tesser JR, Mueller RB. Rheumatoid arthritis secondary non-responders to TNF can attain an efficacious and safe response by switching to certolizumab pegol: a phase IV, randomised, multicentre, double-blind, 12-week study, followed by a 12-week open-label phase. Ann Rheum Dis. 2014 Dec;73(12):2174-7. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-205325. Epub 2014 Jun 27.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: July 9, 2012)
37
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 17, 2010)
102
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE January 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date January 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have a diagnosis of RA at least 6 months
  • Have received treatment with a TNF-alpha inhibitor
  • Be receiving Methotrexate (with folic acid)at a dose of at least 10mg/week or another non-biologic DMARD if Methotrexate intolerant *Have at least 6 tender joint and 6 swollen joints*
  • Have an CRP greater than or equal to ULN
  • Availability of a chest x-ray that shows no evidence of active TB or infection

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior exposure to Cimzia
  • Prior treatment with B-cell depleting therapy
  • No significant response to previous TNF inhibitor
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Clinically abnormal laboratory tests
  • History of cancer
  • Active TB
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT01147341
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE CERT-001
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Michael Schiff, MD, Schiff, Michael, M.D.
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Michael Schiff, MD
Collaborators  ICMJE UCB Pharma
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Director: Michael H Schiff, MD
PRS Account Schiff, Michael, M.D.
Verification Date May 2014

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