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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2004-002482-20
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:NUMACT 1
    National Competent Authority:UK - MHRA
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Prematurely Ended
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2005-02-15
    Trial results View results
    Index
    A. PROTOCOL INFORMATION
    B. SPONSOR INFORMATION
    C. APPLICANT IDENTIFICATION
    D. IMP IDENTIFICATION
    D.8 INFORMATION ON PLACEBO
    E. GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE TRIAL
    F. POPULATION OF TRIAL SUBJECTS
    G. INVESTIGATOR NETWORKS TO BE INVOLVED IN THE TRIAL
    N. REVIEW BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY OR ETHICS COMMITTEE IN THE COUNTRY CONCERNED
    P. END OF TRIAL
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedUK - MHRA
    A.2EudraCT number2004-002482-20
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A Pilot Study to Test the Effect of Treating Depression Associated with Rueumatoid Arthritis (RA) using Venlaflaxine
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    Venlaflaxine & Numact Study
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberNUMACT 1
    A.7Trial is part of a Paediatric Investigation Plan Information not present in EudraCT
    A.8EMA Decision number of Paediatric Investigation Plan
    B. Sponsor Information
    B.Sponsor: 1
    B.1.1Name of SponsorNewcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust
    B.1.3.4CountryUnited Kingdom
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorNon-Commercial
    B.4 Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support for the clinical trial:
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing support
    B.4.2Country
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisation
    B.5.2Functional name of contact point
    D. IMP Identification
    D.IMP: 1
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleTest
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name Efexor XL 75 mg
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderJohn Wyeth & Brother Limited
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationUnited Kingdom
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameEfexor XL 75 mg (venlafaxine)
    D.3.2Product code NA
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Modified-release capsule, hard
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNVenlafaxine Hydrochloride
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.3Concentration number75
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product No
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product No
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.8 Information on Placebo
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Symptoms of Depression as defined by the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Questionnaire associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    To assess the effects of Venlaflaxine in a rheumatoid population who have evidence of symptoms of depression
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    To observe the effect treating depression has on an individuals physical activity as measured with a 24 hour ambulatory activity monitor
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study Information not present in EudraCT
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    Rheumatoid Arthritis(ACR criteria)
    Male or Female Aged 18 years or over.
    Female patients of childbearing potential must be using an adequate and reliable method of contraception whilst taking Venlaflaxine.
    Willing and able to provide written informed consent.
    Functional classification of II or III (ACR criteria)
    A score > 10 on the Hospital anxiety and Depression score

    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    Previously Diagnosed Depression
    Other physically disabling condition/concomitant chronic disease
    Contraindicated use of Venlaflaxine
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Depression is very common in RA, yet assessment and treatment is not routine practice. In a recent survey in our department, depression, as indicated by the HAD >8 score, was found in 45% of 123 participants, with 25% (HAD >10) categorised as either moderately or severely depressed.
    Primary treatment of RA is aimed at reducing inflammation and improving function. Part of this function is ambulation which can be objectively measured using a specifically designed monitor, the NUMACT. Reduced physical function is also considered to be a feature of depression and therefore it is anticipated that an improvement in mental health may also contribute to improved physical function.

    This is an intervention study using a licensed antidepressant treatment (Venlaflaxine) in patients with diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis.
    The aim is to observe changes in mental state as defined by the HAD score and physical activity as measured by the Numact ambulatory activity monitor.
    The secondary aim is to observe changes in self-report disability (HAQ), depression and anxiety (HAD), pain and fatigue (VAS P/F) scores and a multi-dimensional health status questionnaire (SF36).
    HAQ - Health Assessment Questionnaire (Fries, et al 1980)
    HAD - Hospital Anxiety and Depression (Zigmond & Snaith, 1983)
    VAS P/F - Visual analogue scale Pain / Fatigue (McCormack et al 1988)
    SF36 - Short Form 36

    This is an open, observational PILOT study of 20 patients with diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis who are indicating symptoms of depression; and therefore no sample size has been calculated.

    It is an un-controlled, open label pilot study to test the effect of treating depression associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using Venlaflaxine.
    All suitable patients will be given an information sheet and a consent form in the outpatient clinic explaining the nature of the study and the risks and benefits involved and they will be made aware that their inclusion is entirely voluntary and their decision will bear no effect on future treatment or relationships with their physician or health carers.

    The patients will be purposefully recruited, via routine outpatient clinic appointments, and based upon a clinical need for antidepressant therapy, determined by the treating physician. There will be a contact telephone number to reach the researcher should they wish to proceed. If the patient has indicated a need for such treatment but has declined to take part in the study then advice will be given to contact their GP in relation to potential therapy.

    E.6 and E.7 Scope of the trial
    E.6Scope of the trial
    E.6.1Diagnosis Yes
    E.6.2Prophylaxis No
    E.6.3Therapy Yes
    E.6.4Safety No
    E.6.5Efficacy Yes
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic No
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic No
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response Yes
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others No
    E.7Trial type and phase
    E.7.1Human pharmacology (Phase I) No
    E.7.1.1First administration to humans No
    E.7.1.2Bioequivalence study No
    E.7.1.3Other No
    E.7.1.3.1Other trial type description
    E.7.2Therapeutic exploratory (Phase II) No
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) No
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) Yes
    E.8 Design of the trial
    E.8.1Controlled No
    E.8.1.1Randomised No
    E.8.1.2Open Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.1.3Single blind Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.1.4Double blind Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.1.5Parallel group Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.1.6Cross over Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.1.7Other Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.2.2Placebo Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.2.3Other Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.3 The trial involves single site in the Member State concerned Yes
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned No
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States No
    E.8.6 Trial involving sites outside the EEA
    E.8.6.1Trial being conducted both within and outside the EEA No
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.7Trial has a data monitoring committee Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.8 Definition of the end of the trial and justification where it is not the last visit of the last subject undergoing the trial
    The end of the trial is the last visit, of the last subject, recruited into the study.
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years1
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months0
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 No
    F.1.1.1In Utero Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) Yes
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.2 Gender
    F.2.1Female Yes
    F.2.2Male Yes
    F.3 Group of trial subjects
    F.3.1Healthy volunteers No
    F.3.2Patients Yes
    F.3.3Specific vulnerable populations Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception For clinical trials recorded in the database before the 10th March 2011 this question read: "Women of childbearing potential" and did not include the words "not using contraception". An answer of yes could have included women of child bearing potential whether or not they would be using contraception. The answer should therefore be understood in that context. This trial was recorded in the database on 2005-02-15. Yes
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.3Pregnant women No
    F.3.3.4Nursing women No
    F.3.3.5Emergency situation No
    F.3.3.6Subjects incapable of giving consent personally No
    F.3.3.7Others No
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state20
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 20
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 20
    F.5 Plans for treatment or care after the subject has ended the participation in the trial (if it is different from the expected normal treatment of that condition)
    Normal care
    G. Investigator Networks to be involved in the Trial
    N. Review by the Competent Authority or Ethics Committee in the country concerned
    N.Competent Authority Decision Authorised
    N.Date of Competent Authority Decision2005-02-16
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2005-12-02
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusPrematurely Ended
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2007-10-16
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