Last updated on July 2012

An Efficacy and Safety Study of CNTO 136 in Patients With Active Lupus Nephritis


Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of CNTO 136 administered intravenously in patients with active, International Society of Nephrology/Renal Pathology Society Class III and IV Lupus Nephritis (LN).

Detailed Study Description

This is a multicenter (study conducted at multiple sites), randomized (the study medication is assigned by chance), double-blind (neither investigator nor the patient knows the treatment that the patient receives), placebo-controlled (an inactive substance that is compared with the study medication to test whether the study medication has a real effect in clinical study), parallel group (each group of patients will be treated at the same time) study of CNTO 136 in patients with active LN. The study consists of 3 phases, ie, the screening phase (approximately 8 weeks prior randomization), treatment phase (24 weeks), and the follow up phase (through week 40). An 8 week run-in period will be used to establish the stability of baseline renal parameters prior to randomization and the first study medication. The eligible patients will be randomly assigned in a 5:1 ratio to receive 1 of 2 treatment groups in the treatment phase: Group 1: CNTO 136 10 mg/kg intravenous (IV), at Weeks 0, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24; and Group 2: Placebo infusion, IV, at Weeks 0, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24. Patients' medication regimen for LN may be adjusted from the Week 24 visit and afterwards. Safety evaluations for adverse events, infections, clinical laboratory tests, electrocardiogram, vital signs, physical examination and skin evaluations will be performed throughout the study. The follow up phase or the end of study will be the Week 40 visit for the last patient randomized, or, in the event that the last patient randomized withdraws from the study early, the end of study is defined as the date of the last visit of the last patient participating in the study.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT01634581

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