Last updated on February 2018

Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor Therapy In Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis


Brief description of study

Assessed using (1) Adalimumab(Humira) and NSAIDs (2) Use only Adalimumab(Humira) treatment of ankylosing spondylitis patient safety and efficacy.

Detailed Study Description

In this study, single center, treatment, open, randomized, controlled clinical trial to assess Adalimumab(Humira) style with NSAIDs for the treatment of patients with ankylosing spondylitis, a total of 300 are expected to be included in the consent form signed by the subject, will be randomly assigned to treatment groups with a control group of 150 people.

Subjects to be returned in the first week outpatient follow 0,8,20,44,68,92 accept routine physical examination (weight, blood pressure, etc.), AS Scale (BASDAI, BASFI, BAS-G), fingertip ground tests, lumbar range of motion, chest expansion test, lateral bending test, the occipital bone measurements, physician global assessment (Physician global assessment), patient pain scores (VAS), AS quality of Life scale (ASQOL), SF-36 quality of life scale, Complete joint assessment, ASAS20 response criteria, assessment of laboratory analysis inflammation index (HS-CRP, IgA, ESR), safety index checks (CBC, SGPT, Serum creatinine, HBV-DNA if HbsAg (+), HCV -RNA if HCVAB.

Subjects need to return OPD week 0, accept Anti-HBs, Anti-HBc, HBsAg, Anti-HCV. Subjects required to return to the first outpatient follow 0,20,92 weeks, pulmonary function tests.

Therefore, the subjects in the 92 weeks of the trial, a total need for blood six times, each time for blood about 10 cc. And to assess side effects and adverse events (Adverse Event, AE), serious adverse events (Serious Adverse Event, SAE)

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02456363

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Cheng-Chung Wei, M.D., Ph.D.

Chung Shan Medical University Hospital
Taichung, Taiwan
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Recruitment Status: Open


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