Last updated on September 2017

A Study of Rivaroxaban (JNJ-39039039) on the Venous Thromboembolic Risk in Post-Hospital Discharge Patients


Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of rivaroxaban compared with placebo in the prevention of symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) events and VTE-related death post-hospital discharge in high-risk, medically ill patients.

Detailed Study Description

This is a randomized (the study medication is assigned by chance), double-blind (neither physician nor participant knows the identity of the assigned treatment), placebo (an inactive substance that is compared with a drug to test whether the drug has a real effect)-controlled, event-driven, multicenter study in patients who are hospitalized for a specific acute medical illness and have other risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE). The study is designed to evaluate rivaroxaban in the prevention of symptomatic VTE events and VTE-related deaths for a period of 45 days post-hospital discharge. The study will consist of a screening phase, a 45-day double-blind treatment phase, and a 30-day follow-up phase. Study drug will start at randomization (Day 1), and will continue until Day 45 (inclusive). A total of approximately 8,000 patients will be randomly assigned to either rivaroxaban or placebo in a 1:1 ratio. The total duration for a patient who completes the study after randomization is expected to be 75 days.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02111564

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