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Last refreshed on: 19 February 2015
Main ID:  NCT00076726
Date of registration: 02/02/2004
Prospective Registration: No
Primary sponsor: Centocor, Inc.
Public title: A Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of Infliximab (Remicade) in Patients With Giant Cell Arteritis
Scientific title: A Randomized, Double-Masked, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Infliximab in Subjects With Giant Cell Arteritis
Date of first enrolment: November 2003
Target sample size: 44
Recruitment status: Terminated
Study type:  Interventional
Study design:  Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment  
Phase:  Phase 2
Countries of recruitment
Belgium Italy Spain United Kingdom United States
Name:     Centocor, Inc. Clinical Trial
Affiliation:  Centocor, Inc.
Key inclusion & exclusion criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients who have a diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA)

- Patients who have a diagnosis of GCA of = 4 weeks' duration

- Patients who are receiving = 40 mg/day of prednisone/prednisolone Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients must not have a prior diagnosis of GCA > 4 weeks

- Patients must not have failed to respond to glucocorticosteroid therapy within 5 days
of initiation of therapy.

Age minimum: 50 Years
Age maximum: N/A
Gender: Both
Health Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied
Giant Cell Arteritis
Drug: Infliximab
Primary Outcome(s)
The proportion of relapse-free patients through Week 22 .
Secondary Outcome(s)
Proportion of relapse-free subjects through Week 54, time to first relapse, levels of biochemical markers of inflammation and disease activity (eg, ESR, C-reactive protein [CRP], interleukin [IL]-6) , cumulative dose of prednisone (or equivalents)
Secondary ID(s)
Source(s) of Monetary Support
Please refer to primary and secondary sponsors
Secondary Sponsor(s)
The Cleveland Clinic
Ethics review
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