Last updated on June 2019

Safety and Efficacy of tocilizuMAb Versus Placebo in Polymyalgia rHeumatica With glucocORticoid dEpendence SEMAPHORE


Brief description of study

Patients are treated with infusions of Tocilizumab (TCZ) or placebo for 5 months. Clinical evaluation is performed using PMR-AS.

The PMR-AS is computed by summing the 5 variables after multiplying by 0.1 for weighting purposes: PMR-AS (activity scale = AS) = C reactive protein (CRP) (mg/dl) + patient scale (VASp) (0-10 scale) + physician scale (VASph) (0-10 scale) + morning stiffness(MST) [min]0.1) + elevation of upper limbs (EUL) (0-3 scale).

All the patients included are treated with glucocorticoid (GC).GC are reduced at each visit until the end of the study, depending on response to treatment and PMR-AS.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02908217

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