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Patient Recruitment

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Research Study

Volunteers with Rheumatoid Arthritis Needed

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Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seek volunteers who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that is well controlled on a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor such as Enbrel®, Humira®, or Remicade®. Doctors want to know if patients with RA in remission will stay in remission if they discontinue their TNF inhibitor.

About the study:

  • Participants will receive either their current medications or placebo for 11 months
  • Study visits occur every 2-3 months or sooner if your symptoms return
  • There is no charge for medications, tests, and procedures
  • Compensation will be provided

You may participate in this study if:

  • You are at least 18 years old and have RA that is well-controlled on a TNF inhibitor

Location: The NIH Clinical Center, America's Research Hospital is located on the Metro red line (Medical Center stop) in Bethesda, Maryland.

For more information, contact:
NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment
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Refer to study #13-AR-0056

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

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This page last updated on 03/07/2019

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