The Assessment of Prednisone In Remission Trial (TAPIR)
Brief Description Of Study
The purpose of this study is to collect information about two different recommended treatments for granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA, Wegener’s). We want to find out whether patients with GPA do better if they stay on a maintenance dose of 5 mg of prednisone or come off of prednisone after GPA is well-controlled. Patients will be in the study for no longer than 18 months. To join this study, patients must be taking prednisone.
Detailed Study Description
There are up to five visits for this study: a screening visit, a baseline visit, a three month visit, a six month visit or a flare visit, and an 18 months after randomization encounter.