A Study to Assess the Safety and Pharmacokinetics of Subcutaneously Administered Golimumab, a Human Anti-TNFα Antibody, in Pediatric Patients With Moderate to Severe Active Ulcerative Colitis

  • Study type:

    Interventional What is this?

    Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Study phase:

    I What is this?

    During the early phases (phases 1 and 2), researchers assess safety, side effects, optimal dosages and risks/benefits. In the later phase (phase 3), researchers study whether the treatment works better than the current standard therapy. They also compare the safety of the new treatment with that of current treatments. Phase 3 trials include large numbers of people to make sure that the result is valid. There are also less common very early (phase 0) and later (phase 4) phases. Phase 0 trials are small trials that help researchers decide if a new agent should be tested in a phase 1 trial. Phase 4 trials look at long-term safety and effectiveness, after a new treatment has been approved and is on the market.

Study IDs

  • Site IRB:

    • Rochester, Minnesota: 13-003214
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About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the pharmacokinetics (what the body does to the study medication) and safety of subcutaneously (under the skin) administered golimumab in pediatric participants (aged 2 to 17 years) with moderately to severely active Ulcerative Colitis (UC).

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion criteria:

  • Moderate to severe Ulcerative Colitis (UC) defined by a Mayo score (a score used to assess the treatment for UC) of 6 to 12 inclusive, including an endoscopic subscore of 2 or more.
  • Must either be currently receiving treatment with, or have a history of having failed to respond to, or have a medical contraindication to at least 1 of the following therapies:
    • oral or intravenous corticosteroids,
    • 6-mercaptopurine and azathioprine OR must either have or have had a history of corticosteroid dependency (ie, an inability to successfully taper corticosteroids without a return of the symptoms of UC) OR required more than 3 courses of corticosteroids in the past year
  • No history of latent or active tuberculosis prior to screening
  • Positive protective antibody titers to varicella and measles prior to the first administration of study agent

Exclusion criteria:

  • Have severe extensive UC that is likely to require a colectomy (surgical removal of the colon) within 12 weeks of study entry
  • Have UC limited to the rectum only or to less than 20 cm of the colon
  • Presence of a stoma
  • Presence or history of a fistula
  • Have evidence of Crohn's disease (an inflammatory large intestine disease)
  • Previous exposure to anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

William Faubion, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Gwen Boe R.N.