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Rheumatoid arthritis

According to the statistics 2013 of the MoH of Ukraine, the Prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis amounts to 116 492 patients (included over 49 420 people of working age), and the Incidence is 4 069 cases. Read more

For comparison, the statistics 2010 show: the Prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis – 115 515 patients (included over 52 000 people of working age), and the Incidence – 6 190 cases. Read more

Standardization of medical care

  • The Order of MoH of Ukraine of 11.04.2014 №263 “On approval of and implementation of medico-technological documents on standardization of medical care in Rheumatoid arthritis”. Read more

Clinical trials including adults /in adults, adults & children/

  • Globally, there are 217 recruiting clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis, including 20 Phase I and 40 Phase IV trials at ClinicalTrials.gov.
  • World leaders: the USA – 77, France – 34, Germany – 32 recruiting trials.
  • CEE leaders: Poland – 30, Hungary – 23, the Russian Federation – 20 recruiting trials.
  • Ukraine:
    • Not yet recruiting – 0; Recruiting – 8; Active, not recruiting – 11 clinical trials.
    • The country experience includes 89 clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis.
    • Totally, 8 recruiting Phase I, II and III trials are conducted on 30 clinical sites in 16 cities. The city leaders by the number of recruiting clinical trials: Kyiv – 7, Ivano-Frankivsk/Kharkiv/Vinnytsia/ Zaporizhia – 6 trials; by the number of clinical sites: Kyiv – 7, Kharkiv – 4, Vinnytsia/Zaporizhia – 3 sites.

Clinical trials on medical devices

  • Globally, there are 24 recruiting clinical trials, including 1 Phase I trial in the USA.
  • World leaders: the USA – 7, France – 6, the United Kingdom – 4 recruiting trials.
  • CEE leaders: no recruiting clinical trials.

Clinical trials with stem cells

  • Globally, there is 1 recruiting Phase I clinical trial conducted in China.

clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis incl adults in CEE

clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis incl adults in Ukraine

clinical sites in trials for rheumatoid arthritis incl adults in Ukraine


Clinical trials including children /pediatric, in children & adults/

  • Globally, there are 5 recruiting clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis; Phase I – 0, Phase IV – 1 trial at ClinicalTrials.gov.
  • World leaders: China – 2, Japan/the United Kingdom/the USA – 1 recruiting trial.
  • CEE leaders: no recruiting trials.
  • Ukraine:
    • Not yet recruiting – 0; Recruiting – 0; Active, not recruiting – 1 clinical trial.
    • The country experience includes 3 Phase III and IV clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis totally. The city leaders by the number of clinical trials: Kyiv – 3, Zaporizhia – 2 trials. The city leaders by the number of clinical sites: Kyiv – 3, Odesa – 2 sites.
    • Active, not recruiting Phase III trial is conducted on 12 clinical sites in 11 cities: Odesa – 2, Dnipro/ Ivano-Frankivsk/Kharkiv/Khmelnitsky/Kryvyi Rih/Kyiv/Lviv/Sumy/Vinnytsia/Zaporizhia – 1 site.

Clinical trials on medical devices

  • Globally, there are 2 recruiting clinical trials; Phase I trials – 0.
  • World leaders: the United Kingdom/the USA – 1 recruiting trial.
  • CEE leaders: no recruiting trials.

Clinical trials with stem cells

  • Globally, no recruiting clinical trials.

clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis incl children in CEE

clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis incl children in Ukraine


Non-interventional studies including adults /in adults, adults & children/

  • Globally, there are 120 recruiting observational studies for rheumatoid arthritis, including 12 studies on medical devices at ClinicalTrials.gov.
  • World leaders: the USA – 32, France – 23, Germany – 13 recruiting studies.
  • CEE leaders: Austria/the Czech Republic – 2, Bulgaria/Hungary/Poland/Romania/Slovakia – 1 recruiting study.

Non-interventional studies including children /pediatric, in children & adults/

  • Globally, there are 18 recruiting observational studies for rheumatoid arthritis; no studies on medical devices at ClinicalTrials.gov.
  • World leaders: the USA – 10, France – 3, Canada/Japan – 2 recruiting studies.
  • CEE leaders: no recruiting studies.

NB! The cities located on the non-controlled territories of Ukraine are not included in the statistics.

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Sergii Gromov

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