Discussing Rheumatology: January 2023

Join Prof Iain McInnes as he reviews two interesting papers. In the first paper the authors cover aspects from mean disease activity scores after tapering to radiographic outcomes and safety, to help ascertain whether it is possible to withdraw MTX while maintaining disease control. The second paper then goes on to also analyse MTX withdrawal data, but this time to evaluate the performance of disease activity metrics. Everything discussed is available in a more detailed slide format in the publications section at cytokinesignalling.com

Author Interview: Kevin Winthrop

Professor Kevin Winthrop, Professor of Infectious Diseases, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and Ophthalmology, from Oregon Health and Science University, USA, as well as a CSF Steering Committee member. In this edition Professor Winthrop discusses his recent paper 'Influenza Adverse Events in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis, or Psoriatic Arthritis in the Tofacitinib Clinical Development Programs.'

Discussing PsA: Episode 5

Join Professor Philip Mease and Dr Frank Behrens as they discuss the latest top research in PsA. In this edition, our Steering Committee members look at two key papers published in December 2022. The first of our papers discusses the latest trial of a novel scoring system for inflammation and tissue damage, whilst the second paper compares adjunctive therapy usage in patients treated with IL-17A inhibitors.

Author Interview: Rebecca Haberman

Dr Rebecca Haberman from the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, New York University Grossman School of Medicine and Psoriatic Arthritis Center, USA. In this edition Dr Haberman discusses her recent paper ‘Efficacy of guselkumab, a selective IL-23 inhibitor, in Preventing Arthritis in a Multicentre Psoriasis At-Risk cohort (PAMPA): protocol of a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled multicentre trial.’

Author Interview: Roy Fleischmann

Professor Roy Fleischmann, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre. In this addition Professor Fleischmann discusses his recent paper 'Analysis of Disease Activity Metrics in a Methotrexate Withdrawal Study among Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated with Tofacitinib plus Methotrexate.'

Author Interview: Claudia Salinas

Dr Claudia Salinas, Director Pharmacoepidemiology at Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, USA. In this addition Dr Salinas discusses her recent paper 'Evaluation of VTE, MACE, and Serious Infections Among Patients with RA Treated with Baricitinib Compared to TNFi: A Multi-Database Study of Patients in Routine Care Using Disease registries and Claims Databases.'