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This study will compare the efficacy and safety of re-treatment with 2 doses of MabThera (rituximab) in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have previously experienced an inadequate response or intolerance to anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapies etanercept, infliximab or adalimumab therapy. All patients will receive infusions of 1000 mg intravenous (IV) MabThera on Days 1 and 15; at Week 24 patients who have demonstrated a moderate or good response will be randomized to receive re-treatment with either 1 or 2 additional infusions of 1000 mg IV MabThera. The anticipated time on study treatment is 2+ years, and the target sample size is 100-500 individuals.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Active, not recruiting
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:34-0400
The purpose of this study is to further investigate rituximab in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and to evaluate magnetic resonance imaging of the joints as a possible method to impr...
The primary objective of this study is to assess the safety and tolerability of combined treatment with atacicept and rituximab in subjects with active rheumatoid arthritis receiving re-tr...
One centre follow-up study on safety and efficacy of treatment with rituximab among patients with RA during 4 year period. Basic data is collected for the national register of biologicals.
The primary objectives of this trial are (1) To show PK (Pharmacokinetic) similarity of BI 695500 to rituximab. (2)To establish statistical equivalence of efficacy of BI 695500 and rituxim...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether rituximab is safe and effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in patients who no longer respond to anti-TNF therapies.
Serious infection risk after 1 year between patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with rituximab or with a second TNFi after initial TNFi failure: results from The British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Both TNF inhibitors (TNFi) and rituximab (RTX), a B-cell depleting biologic, can disrupt the immune system in RA. RTX is licensed in Europe for use following TNFi failure. However, safety data on seri...
To investigate maintenance of rituximab (RTX) in RA patients re-treated with reduced doses compared with standard dose in a real life setting.
We would like to thank Masi and colleagues for their interest in our paper as well as for the interesting comments regarding the potential usefulness of neuroendocrine immune (NEI) testing in patients...
Arthritis in children, with onset before 16 years of age. The terms juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) refer to classification systems for chronic arthritis in children. Only one subtype of juvenile arthritis (polyarticular-onset, rheumatoid factor-positive) clinically resembles adult rheumatoid arthritis and is considered its childhood equivalent.
A murine-derived monoclonal antibody and ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENT that binds specifically to the CD20 ANTIGEN and is used in the treatment of LEUKEMIA; LYMPHOMA and RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.
Rheumatoid arthritis of children occurring in three major subtypes defined by the symptoms present during the first six months following onset: systemic-onset (Still's Disease, Juvenile-Onset), polyarticular-onset, and pauciarticular-onset. Adult-onset cases of Still's disease (STILL'S DISEASE, ADULT-ONSET) are also known. Only one subtype of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (polyarticular-onset, rheumatoid factor-positive) clinically resembles adult rheumatoid arthritis and is considered its childhood equivalent.
A variable mixture of the mono- and disodium salts of gold thiomalic acid used mainly for its anti-inflammatory action in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It is most effective in active progressive rheumatoid arthritis and of little or no value in the presence of extensive deformities or in the treatment of other forms of arthritis.
Systemic-onset rheumatoid arthritis in adults. It differs from classical rheumatoid arthritis in that it is more often marked by acute febrile onset, and generalized lymphadenopathy and hepatosplenomegaly are more prominent.
Cytokine Tumour Necrosis Factor (TNF)
TNF is a compound that is classified as a cytokine which plays a central role in the cellular mechanisms of apoptosis or cell death. However, there are a number of different kinds of TNF, just under twenty, but the family of molecules have very similar a...