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|Eligible Ages||18 Years - 65 Years|
- - Histologically confirmed ulcerative colitis.
- - Active tuberculosis or other opportunistic bacterial, viral and fungal infections.
- - History of moderate to severe heart failure (NYHA III/IV), and potential risk of congestive heart failure.
- - Pregnancy.
- - History of allergic reactions to sorbitol (E420), L-histidine, L-histidine monohydrochloride monohydrate, polysorbate80, water for injections.
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|David Drobne, MD, PhDBorut Štabuc, MD, PhD|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||University Medical Centre LjubljanaUniversity Medical Centre Ljubljana|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
|Overall Status||Not yet recruiting|
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
Partial response or loss of response to golimumab is observed in a significant proportion of patients started on golimumab for active ulcerative colitis. The current dosing regimen in European Union is based on patients' body weight as maintenance treatment for patients with ≥ 80 kg is 100 mg q4 weeks and for patients with <80 kg 50 mg q4 weeks. The investigators recent observations in a golimumab pharmacokinetics study of 24 patients however, show large interindividual variations in golimumab trough concentrations. Furthermore, it seems that patients with continuous response have higher golimumab trough levels at several time points during treatment compared to patients who lose response. Higher induction/maintenance dose of golimumab increases golimumab trough levels, therefore it is likely that higher induction/maintenance dose of golimumab would increase efficacy of golimumab treatment.
Other: Study arm
Subjects treated with optimized dose of golimumab, irrespective of weight: golimumab 200 mg sc, followed by 100 mg sc at week 2 and then 100 mg sc q4 weeks. In case of disease flare: discontinuation of drug.
Other: Control arm
Subjects treated according to current European Label (2019) based on body weight: <80kg: golimumab 200 mg sc, followed by 100 mg sc at week 2 and then 50 mg sc q4wk. In case of disease flare (defined as PRO-2 ≥1): dose optimization to 100 mg sc q4wk starting at week 6 or at any time during first year. ≥80kg: golimumab 200 mg sc, followed by 100 mg sc at week 2 and then 100 mg sc q4wk. In case of disease flare (defined as PRO-2 ≥1): discontinuation of drug.
Drug: - Golimumab Prefilled Syringe
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