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Immunogenicity and Safety of Adjuvanted Recombinant Zoster Vaccine in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients on Anti-Cellular Biologic Agents or JAK Inhibitors: A Prospective Observational Study
Int JMol Sci 2023;24(8):6967 doi 10.3390/ijms24086967
Patients with RA on JAK inhibitors have an increased risk of a Herpes Zoster infection compared to those on anti-cellular bDMARDs, although both agents are known to lead to an impaired immune response. Recently, the recombinant zoster vaccine (RZV) became available worldwide, showing good effectiveness in patients with inflammatory arthritis.
Evaluation of BMS-986142, a Reversible Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor, for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Phase 2, Randomised, Double-blind, Dose-ranging, Placebo-controlled, Adaptive Design Study
Lancet Rheumatol 2023;5:e263–73 doi 10.1016/S2665-9913(23)00089-9
Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) has been identified as a potential biological target for RA treatment. BTK inhibitors have shown promising efficacy in murine models and in healthy human studies, but no studies have examined the effect of BTK inhibitors on RA patient outcomes.
Enthesitis in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis Treated with Secukinumab or Adalimumab: a post hoc Analysis of the EXCEED Study
Rheumatology (Oxford).2023;kead181. doi 10.1093/rheumatology/kead181.
Results from the 52-week phase 3 EXCEED study showed that secukinumab and adalimumab both display similar efficacy in time to resolution of enthesitis, in patients with PsA, irrespective of baseline enthesitis severity and individual site distribution.
Secukinumab Improves Physical Function and Quality of Life and Inhibits Structural Damage in Patients with PsA with Sustained Remission or Low Disease Activity: Results From the 2-year Phase 3 FUTURE 5 Study
RMD Open 2023;9:e002939 doi 10.1136/rmdopen-2022-002939
Results from the 2-year phase 3 study FUTURE 5 show that the majority of patients with PsA who are treated with secukinumab were able to achieve sustained low disease activity or remission by week 104.
Efficacy and Safety of Upadacitinib in Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis and Axial Involvement: Results From Two Phase 3 Studies
Arthritis Res Ther. 2023;25(1):56 doi 10.1186/s13075-023-03027-5
Evidence from two phase 3 RCTs showed that patients with PsA and axial involvement had greater responses when treated with a once-daily oral dose of 15 mg upadacitinib versus placebo, and a similar or greater response versus adalimumab. Safety results were comparable between patients with or without axial involvement.
Identification of Two Tofacitinib Subpopulations with Different Relative Risk Versus TNF Inhibitors: An Analysis of the Open Label, Randomised Controlled Study ORAL Surveillance
Ann Rheum Dis. 2023 doi: 10.1136/ard-2022-223715 Epub ahead of print
Findings from a post hoc analysis of ORAL Surveillance can help guide individualised benefit/risk assessment and clinical decision-making on treatment with tofacitinib, based on identification of subpopulations ‘at risk’.
Incidence of Interstitial Lung Disease in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated With Biologic and Targeted Synthetic Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs
JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6(3):e233640 doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.3640
Retrospective cohort study results suggest that treatment with tofacitinib, and perhaps other JAK inhibitors, may provide a benefit in reducing the risk of developing RA-Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD).
Association Between Biological Immunotherapy for Psoriasis and Time to Incident Inflammatory Arthritis: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Lancet Rheumatol 2023;5:200–207 doi https://doi.org/10.1016/S2665-9913(23)00034-6
Retrospective cohort study found 15 501 PsO patients in the TriNetX database during January 2014–June 2022 that were prescribed bDMARDS, of which 6.3% developed inflammatory arthritis. 3.5% of all patients in the study specifically developed PsA.
Sex Differences in the Efficacy, Safety and Persistence of Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis Treated with Tofacitinib: A Post Hoc Analysis of Phase 3 Trials and Long-Term Extension
RMD Open 2023;9:e002718 doi 10.1136/rmdopen-2022-002718
Evidence from two phase 3 RCTs and one LTE shows that while tofacitinib efficacy exceeds placebo in both sexes and is comparable between sexes, males are more likely to achieve minimal disease activity than females.
Guselkumab, a Selective Interleukin-23 p19 Subunit Inhibitor, Resolves Dactylitis in Patients With Active Psoriatic Arthritis: Pooled Results Through Week 52 From Two Phase 3 Studies
ACR Open Rheumatol. 2023 doi 10.1002/acr2.11537 Epub ahead of print
Post hoc analysis of guselkumab, Phase 3 DISCOVER-1 and -2 studies finds that 75% of guselkumab-randomised patients have complete resolution of dactylitis through one year.