View and download slide summaries of the latest original articles focusing on cytokine signalling therapies within rheumatoid arthritis. All materials produced by the CSF team are subsequently reviewed and approved by individual Steering Committee members.
Impact of NSAIDs on 8-year Cumulative Incidence of Major Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Nationwide Study
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2023 doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kead072
MACEs were observed in patients newly receiving compensation from the Long-term Illness Scheme for AS. The objective of this study was to describe the incidence of MACEs in French patients newly benefiting from the French LTI for AS. The study also sought to evaluate the effect of various treatments on the risk of MACE occurrence.
Safety Profile of Upadacitinib over 15 000 Patient-years Across Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Atopic Dermatitis
RMD Open. 2023;9(1):e002735 doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2022-002735
Integrated analysis of the safety profile of upadacitinib demonstrates that it was generally well-tolerated in RA, PsA, AS and AD, with no new safety risks identified, compared with previous reports.
Baricitinib Safety for Events of Special Interest in Populations at Risk: Analysis from Randomised Trial Data Across Rheumatologic and Dermatologic Indications
Adv Ther. 2023:1–17 doi: 10.1007/s12325-023-02445-w Epub ahead of print
Analysis of pooled data from the baricitinib clinical development programmes finds a low incidence rate of MACE, myocardial infarction, lung cancer, VTE, and overall mortality in patients <65 years without risk factors.
Safety of Biological and Targeted Synthetic Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis as used in Clinical Practice: Results from the ARTIS Programme
Ann Rheum Dis. 2023 doi: 10.1136/ard-2022-223762 Epub ahead of print
Nationwide register-based cohort study corroborates and extends previous evidence that the currently available biologic/targeted synthetic DMARDs have an acceptable and, on the whole, similar safety profile.
Malignancy Risk with Tofacitinib versus TNF Inhibitors in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Results from the Open-Label, Randomised Controlled Oral Surveillance Trial
Ann Rheum Dis. 2023;82(3):331–343 doi: 10.1136/ard-2022-222543
Results from the open-label, randomised controlled ORAL Surveillance trial find increased risk of malignancies with tofacitinib versus TNFi, highlighting the highest incidence in patients with a history of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or increasing cardiovascular risk.
Clinical Efficacy of Alternative TNF Inhibitor and Secukinumab Between Primary Non-responder and Secondary Non-responder of Prior TNF Inhibitor in Ankylosing Spondylitis
Mod Rheumatol. 2023 doi: 10.1093/mr/roac005
This study demonstrated comparable drug retention between AS patients treated with alternative TNFi and secukinumab after failing to respond to prior TNFi therapy. The objective of this study was to compare the drug retention times and clinical efficacy of alternative TNFi and secukinumab in primary and secondary
non-responders with AS.
Achilles Enthesitis on Physical Examination Leads to Worse Outcomes After 2 Years of Follow up in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis From REGISPONSER-AS Registry
Arthritis Res Ther. doi: 10.1186/s13075-023-02988-x
The results highlighted the long-term impact of the presence of Achilles enthesitis on the burden of disease. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the impact of Achilles' tendon enthesitis found at baseline during physical examination on the outcome measures after 2 years of follow-up in patients with AS.
Real-world Retention and Clinical Effectiveness of Secukinumab for Axial Spondyloarthritis: Results from the CanSpA Research Network
J Rheumatol. 2023 jrheum doi: 10.3899/jrheum.220824
The results of this real-world study of Canadian axSpA patients, the first of its kind, support the effectiveness of secukinumab for treatment of axSpA. This study aimed to use the CanSpA Research Network to describe real-world retention and effectiveness of secukinumab in the Canadian axSpA population.
Efficacy and Safety of Bimekizumab in Axial Spondyloarthritis: Results of Two Parallel Phase 3 Randomised Controlled Trials
Ann Rheum Dis. 2023 Jan 17 doi: 10.1136/ard-2022-223595
Bimekizumab may therefore offer patients with axSpA an effective treatment option with a novel mode of action.
The Effect of Guselkumab on Inhibiting Radiographic Progression in Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis: Study Protocol for APEX, a Phase 3b, Multicenter, Randomized, Double‑blind, Placebo‑controlled Trial
Trials. 2023 doi: 10.1186/s13063-022-06945-y
Guselkumab was approved for treating the signs and symptoms of active PsA following two Phase 3 global studies, DISCOVER-1 and DISCOVER-2. The Phase 3b APEX study has been designed to address the limitations of DISCOVER-2 and further assess the effects of guselkumab Q4W and Q8W on PsA outcomes.