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Utilization of Narrow Band Ultraviolet B (UVB) Light Therapy and Etanercept for the Treatment of Psoriasis

Information source: Amgen
Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on August 03, 2007
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Psoriasis

Intervention: Etanercept (Drug)

Phase: Phase 4

Status: No longer recruiting

Sponsored by: Amgen

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
MD, Study Director, Affiliation: Amgen


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of combination therapy with etanercept and narrow-band (NB) UVB phototherapy for the treatment of psoriasis in a pilot study. This is a Phase 4 clinical study being conducted under an Amgen Investigational New Drug Application (IND).

Clinical Details

Official title: A Multicenter, Open-Label, Pilot Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness and Safety of ENBREL(r) in Combination With Narrowband UVB Phototherapy for the Treatment of Psoriasis

Study design: Interventional, Open Label


Minimum age: 18 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria: - Chronic plaque psoriasis eligible for systemic therapy and NB-UVB in the opinion of the investigator - Psoriasis Activity and Severity Index (PASI) greater than or equal to 15 and at least 25% of individual plaques must be considered severe - Patients must have body surface area (BSA) involvement of greater than or equal to 5% - Before any study-specific procedure, subject must sign and date the appropriate written informed consent - Negative urine pregnancy test within 7 days before the first dose of study drug in all women (except those surgically sterile or at least 5 years postmenopausal) - Sexually active subjects of childbearing potential must agree to use medically acceptable form of contraception during screening and throughout the study Exclusion Criteria: - Prior phototherapy - Current or prior treatment with any tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonist, including etanercept, infliximab and adalimumab - Erythrodermic, pustular or guttate psoriasis - Evidence of skin conditions (e. g., eczema) other than psoriasis that would interfere with study-related evaluations of psoriasis - Evidence of active infections such as fevers, chills, sweats, or history of untreated Lyme disease and active severe infections within 4 weeks before screening visit or between the screening and baseline visits - History of immune compromised health [e. g., human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive status] - History of any cutaneous malignancy at any time, including squamous or basal cell carcinomas or melanoma - History of non-cutaneous cancer within 5 years - Actinic keratosis or atypical moles - History of alcohol or drug abuse within 12 months of screening visit - Current enrollment in another clinical study and treatment with another experimental drug or approved therapy for experimental use within 30 days prior to etanercept administration - Severe comorbidities as outlined in ENBREL(r) Package Insert: diabetes mellitus requiring insulin, congestive heart failure of any severity, myocardial infarction (within less than or equal to 52 weeks before screening), unstable angina pectoris, oxygen-dependent severe pulmonary disease, tuberculosis or tuberculosis exposure, chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis C, systemic lupus erythematosus, history of multiple sclerosis or other demyelinating disease, transverse myelitis, optic neuritis or epilepsy, uncontrolled hypertension (defined as systolic blood pressure greater than 180 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure greater than 110 mm Hg) - Contraindications according to the ENBREL(r) Package Insert - Evidence of open cutaneous ulcers - Evidence of photosensitivity disorder (e. g., polymorphous light eruption) - Nursing mothers, female subjects planning on becoming pregnant or male subjects planning a pregnancy with their spouse/partner while in the study - Subjects that cannot commit to all the assessments required by the protocol - Known photosensitivity or known sensitivity to any of the excipients or products to be administered during dosing - Any disorder that compromises the ability of the subject to give written informed consent and/or to comply with study procedures

Locations and Contacts

Research Site, Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Research Site, Sacramento, California, United States

Research Site, San Francisco, California, United States

Research Site, Stanford, California, United States

Research Site, Bakersfield, California, United States

Research Site, Miami, Florida, United States

Research Site, Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Research Site, Detroit, Michigan, United States

Research Site, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Research Site, Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Research Site, Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Research Site, Dallas, Texas, United States

Research Site, Seattle, Washington, United States

Additional Information

AmgenTrials clinical trials website

Last updated: May 24, 2007

Page last updated: August 03, 2007

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