Study of Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Fusion Protein Etanercept (Enbrel) in Psoriasis of the Hands and/or Feet
The purpose of this research study is to see how well (compared to placebo) Enbrel® (etanercept) 50 mg twice a week affects plaque psoriasis of the hands and/or feet (Palmoplantar Psoriasis)
This 24-week multicenter study consists of two phases. The first phase is a 12 week, double-blind, randomized trial of etanercept, 50 mg twice weekly versus placebo in subjects with PPP. Subjects who meet the eligibility criteria will be randomized to either 50 mg etanercept twice weekly or placebo. Subcutaneous injections will occur twice weekly at approximately the same time of day over the first 12-week treatment period. The primary efficacy endpoint will be assessed after 12 weeks of treatment. At the end of the first 12 weeks, all subjects will be treated with etanercept 50 mg twice a week (BIW) for an additional 12 weeks.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
UC Irvine Dermatology Clinical Research Center
University of California, Irvine
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00585650
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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