Cytokine Signalling Forum

Publications





December 16

Biologic or Tofacitinib Monotherapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis in People with Traditional Disease-modifying Anti-rheumatic Drug (DMARD) Failure: a Cochrane Systematic Review and Network meta-analysis (NMA)

Singh JA, Hossain A, Tanjong Ghogomu E, Mudano AS, Tugwell P, Wells GA.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2016;11:CD012437.

Treatment options for RA patients who are MTX/DMARD incomplete responders (IR) include other DMARDs, biologics or tofacitinib (TOF). However, there is a lack of direct head-to-head comparator trials of biologics in people with RA. This review provides an update of the 2009 Cochrane overview, ‘Biologics for rheumatoid arthritis’,1 and provides comparisons and estimates for biologic or TOF monotherapy in MTX/DMARD-IR people with RA. The benefits and harms of biologic monotherapy (TNFi...

July 16

Biologics or Tofacitinib for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Incomplete Responders to Methotrexate or Other Traditional Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis

Singh et al.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016 Issue 5. Art. No.: CD012183 [DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012183].

Treatment options for RA patients who are MTX/DMARD incomplete responders (IR) include other DMARDs, biologics or tofacitinib (TOF). However, there is a lack of head-to-head studies to show any important differences between these options in terms of benefits and harms. This review provides an update of the 2009 Cochrane overview and network meta-analysis (NMA) of biologics for RA.1 Nine biologics (abatacept, adalimumab, anakinra, certolizumab pegol, etanercept, golimumab, infliximab, rituximab,...