Tofacitinib and Risk of Malignancy: Results From the Safety of Tofacitinib in Routine Care Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis (STAR-RA) Study

Arthritis Rheumatol. 2022;74:1648–1659 doi: 10.1002/art.42250

Large, population-based, real-world cohort of study in patients with RA finds tofacitinib not to be associated with an increased risk of malignancies, in comparison to TNFi agents, although a numerically increased risk of malignancies was observed in older patients with risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

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Risk of major adverse cardiovascular and venous thromboembolism events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis exposed to JAK inhibitors versus adalimumab: a nationwide cohort study

Ann Rheum Dis. 2022. doi: 10.1136/ard-2022-222824

Real-world population study of patients with RA provides reassuring data regarding the risks of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) and venous thromboembolism events (VTEs) in patients initiating a JAKinib versus adalimumab, including patients at high risk of cardiovascular diseases.

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Efficacy and Safety of Filgotinib in Patients with High Risk of Poor Prognosis Who Showed Inadequate Response to MTX: A Post Hoc Analysis of the FINCH 1 Study

Rheumatol Ther. 2022. Epub ahead of print doi: 10.1007/s40744-022-00498-x

Post hoc analysis from the FINCH 1 study highlights filgotinib as a potential beneficial treatment option for patients with RA who have had inadequate response to MTX and have high risk of disease progression and poor prognosis.

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Risk of Hospitalization for Serious Infection After Initiation of Ustekinumab or Other Biologics in Patients with Psoriasis or Psoriatic Arthritis

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2022 doi: 10.1002/acr.24630

In this investigation it was concluded that other biologics and apremilast were associated with a 1.4- to 3-times higher risk of hospitalisation for serious infections in PsO/PsA patients when compared to ustekinumab. These findings should be considered in the safety profile of these therapies when selecting appropriate treatment regimens in patients with PsO/PsA.

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Efficacy And Safety of Risankizumab for Active Psoriatic Arthritis: 52-Week Results from the Keepsake 1 Study

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2022 doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keac607

Risankizumab (RZB) improves the signs and symptoms of PsA, with efficacy maintained through 52 weeks. Alongside the efficacy data, this analysis of KEEPsAKE 1 also evaluates the safety and tolerability profile of RZB.

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Efficacy and Safety of Risankizumab for Active Psoriatic Arthritis: 52-week Results from the Keepsake 2 Study

Rheumatology (Oxford). 2022 doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keac605

This study reported the long-term efficacy, safety, and tolerability of RZB through 52 weeks of treatment in KEEPsAKE 2. In doing so it demonstrated long-term, durable efficacy of risankizumab in improving symptom control, physical function and quality of life in patients with active PsA who were csDMARD-IR or Bio-IR.

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The Incidence of Opportunistic Infections in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis Treated with Biologic and Targeted Synthetic Agents: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Front Pharmacol 2022;13:992713 doi: 10.3389/fphar.2022.992713

This is the largest meta-analysis to date, assessing the risk of OIs (Opportunistic infection) in patients with PsA. In coming to this conclusion, a systematic review and meta-analysis was undertaken to estimate the incidence of OIs following treatment with b- and tsDMARDs.

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Efficacy and Safety of Upadacitinib in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis: 2-Year Results from the Phase 3 SELECT-PsA 1 Study

Rheumatol Ther. 2022 Oct 15:1–18 doi: 10.1007/s40744-022-00499-w

Results from the long-term extension of SELECT-PsA 1 show efficacy responses similar or greater with upadacitinib, 15 or 30mg, versus adalimumab through 104 weeks.

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Toxicity Signals Associated with Secukinumab: A Pharmacovigilance Study Based on The United States Food And Drug Administration Adverse Event Reporting System Database

Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2022 doi: 10.1111/bcp.15535

This study explored the clinical characteristics, outcomes, and time to onset of the four main toxicities of secukinumab with hypersensitivity identified as the most common toxicity.

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Comparative Effectiveness of Guselkumab in Psoriatic Arthritis: Updates to A Systematic Literature Review and Network Meta-analysis

Rheumatology (Oxford). 2022 doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keac500

Guselkumab (GUS) demonstrates better skin efficacy than most other targeted PsA therapies, including upadacitinib. The objective of this NMA update was to expand the network to include all targeted therapies in PsA on arthritis, skin efficacy and safety, and to include data on GUS patients with an IR to TNFinibs.

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