Highlights of 2020

Please click the links below to go to the CSF review of each paper

2020 unfolded apace, dominated by COVID-19 - we have all had to adapt in our practice and in our knowledge base. Amid this there have continued to be a constant flow of publications and science in cytokine signaling, and as in previous years as we come the end of 2020, I will highlight some of the notable papers of the year. You can find the most notable papers, as selected by CSF Steering Committee Chair Professor Iain McInnes, with links to their respective detailed summaries below: Safety of synthetic and biological DMARDs: a systematic literature review informing the 2019 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis Smolen JS et al. Baricitinib plus Remdesivir for Hospitalized Adults with Covid-19 Kalil AC et al. Baricitinib In Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis With Inadequate Response to Methotrexate: Results From A Phase 3 Study Li Z et al. Efficacy of Baricitinib in Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis with 3 years of Treatment: Results from a Long-Term Study Smolen JS et al. Safety Profile of Baricitinib For the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Over a Median of 3 Years of Treatment: An Updated Integrated Safety Analysis Genovese MC et al. Efficacy of Baricitinib in Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis: Modulatory Effects on Fibrotic and Inflammatory Biomarkers in a Real-Life Setting Alessandro M et al. Trial of UPA or Abatacept in Rheumatoid Arthritis Rubbert-Roth et al. Switching between Janus kinase inhibitor upadacitinib and adalimumab following insufficient response: efficacy and safety in patients with rheumatoid arthritis Fleischmann RM et al. Tofacitinib in Combination with Methotrexate in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Patient-reported Outcomes from the 24-month Phase 3 ORAL Scan study Strand V et al. Relative Efficacy and Safety of Tofacitinib, Baricitinib, Upadacitinib, and Filgotinib in Comparison to Adalimumab in Patients with Active Rheumatoid Arthritis Lee YH et al. Filgotinib, a JAK1 Inhibitor, Modulates Disease Related Biomarkers in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Results from Two Randomized, Controlled Phase 2b Trials Tarrant JM et al. Impact of Janus Kinase Inhibition with Tofacitinib on Fundamental Processes of Bone Healing Gaber T et al. JAK Inhibition Increases Bone Mass in Steady state Conditions and Ameliorates Pathological Bone Loss by Stimulating Osteoblast Function Adam S et al.