Comparative Performance of Composite Measures From Two Phase III Clinical Trials of Ixekizumab in Psoriatic Arthritis

RMD Open. 2022 doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2022-002457

In this latest investigation into ixekizumab more patients achieved targets assessed by mCPDAI and DAPSA than with other composites. This study assess’ the concordance and variability in performance of the composite measures in patients with PsA, as well as to provide greater granularity to the frequency and severity of residual symptoms in patients who achieve treatment targets.

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Efficacy and Safety of Ixekizumab Versus Adalimumab in Biologic-naïve Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis and Moderate-to-severe Psoriasis: 52-week Results from the Randomized SPIRIT-H2H Trial

Dermatol Pract Concept. 2022 doi: 10.5826/dpc.1202a104

Ixekizumab (IXE)-treated patients achieved significantly greater simultaneous PASI100 and ACR50 responses through W52 versus adalimumab (ADA)-treated, confirming IXE as an efficacious and safe treatment. This study investigated the efficacy and safety of IXE and ADA in the subgroup of patients with PsA and moderate-to-severe PsO through W52.

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Certolizumab Pegol Efficacy in Patients with Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis Stratified by Baseline MRI and C-Reactive Protein Status: An Analysis From the C-axSp And Study

ACR Open Rheumatol. 2022 doi: 10.1002/acr2.11469

The results of this analysis indicated that certolizumab pegol (CZP) treatment benefits patients with nr-axSpA across all the MRI/CRP subgroups studied. To reach this conclusion, this study evaluated clinical responses to CZP in patients with nr-axSpA stratified by baseline MRI/CRP status.

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Recapture and Retreatment Rates with Ixekizumab After Withdrawal of Therapy in Patients with Axial Spondyloarthritis: Results at Week 104 From a Randomised Placebo-controlled Withdrawal Study

Ann Rheum Dis. 2022 doi: 10.1136/ard-2022-222731

The present analysis demonstrated that patients continuously treated with IXE were less likely to experience flare compared with patients receiving placebo. The aim of this study was to evaluate the recapture of response with open-label IXE retreatment at week 104 in patients with axSpA who flared after withdrawal of IXE therapy.

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Venous Thromboembolism with JAK Inhibitors and Other Immune-Modulatory Drugs: a Swedish Comparative Safety Study Among Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ann Rheum Dis. 2022. doi: 10.1136/ard-2022-223050

Nationwide register-based study in Sweden finds that patients with RA treated with JAKinibs in routine clinical practice are at increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), compared with those treated with bDMARDs, an increase numerically confined to pulmonary embolism.

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Risk of MACE with Tofacitinib Versus TNFi in Patients with RA With or Without a History of Atherosclerotic CV: A Post Hoc Analysis from ORAL Surveillance

Ann Rheum Dis. 2022. doi: 10.1136/ard-2022-222259

Post hoc analysis from ORAL Surveillance observes higher major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) risk with tofacitinib vs TNFi in patients with RA and history of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).

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Efficacy and Safety of Combination Targeted Therapies in Immune-mediated Inflammatory Disease: The COMBIO Study

Dig Liver Dis. 2022 doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2022.07.012

This study suggested that COMBIO (combination of targeted therapy) appears to be effective in achieving significant and mild-to-moderate improvement in half and a quarter of patients with IMIDs, respectively. This was an ambispective study of a French cohort of patients from gastroenterology, rheumatology, and dermatology.

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Efficacy and Safety of Ixekizumab Treatment in Patients with Axial Spondyloarthritis: 2-year Results from COAST

RMD Open. 2022 doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2021-002165

This study highlighted improvements in disease activity, function and quality of life were achieved early on into treatment and were sustained through 116 weeks of IXE therapy for patients with r-axSpA and nr-axSpA. In this study investigators aimed to report the long-term efficacy and safety results for patients treated with ixekizumab for up to 116 weeks.

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The Effect of Guselkumab on General Health State in Biologic-Naïve Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis Through Week 52 of the Phase 3, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled DISCOVER-2 Trial

Adv Ther. 2022 Oct;39(10):4632-4644 doi: 10.1007/s12325-022-02269-0

In the latest study by Curtis, et al. guselkumab treatment regimens improved general HRQoL as measured by the EQ-5D-5L Index and EQ-VAS. In reaching this conclusion investigators aimed to determine the minimal important difference for both instruments and to understand the associations between patient-reported EQ-5D-5L Index and EQ-VAS scores as well as key PsA clinical features.

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