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.
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.
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.
Short- and longer-term cancer risks with biologic and targeted synthetic disease-modifying antirheumaticdrugs as used against rheumatoid arthritis in clinical practice
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2022 doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keab570
Observational, nationwide cohort study finds no increased risk for cancer overall in RA patients treated with TNFis, anti-CD20 or anti-IL6.
Effectiveness of baricitinib and tofacitinib compared with bDMARDs in RA: results from a cohort study using nationwide Swedish register data
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2022. Epub ahead of print doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keac068Data from the Swedish Rheumatology Quality Register and Swedish Registries, show a higher treatment retention and overall equivalent or better treatment response on baricitinib, compared with bDMARDs or tofacitinib, but no statistically significant differences between tofacitinib and bDMARDs.In this largest population-based study to date, comparing RA patients initiating baricitinib, tofacitinib or bDMARDs, Barbulescu, et al. help to fill some of the current knowledge gaps surrounding the effica...
Professor Iain McInnes Reviews the Most Notable Papers from 2018
Please click the links below to go to the CSF review of each paper2018 brought a wealth of new data in cytokine signalling and IL-6 that helps inform current clinical practice and brings the promise of new options in the future. There was good data on the use of sub cutaneous tocilizumab as well as strategies in early RA and for methotrexate tapering. For the currently marketed JAK inhibitors, tofacitinib and baricitinib, continuous long-term efficacy and safety data further support its current use and applications. On the development side, the outcomes of the...
Patient Characteristics Influence the Choice of Biological Drug in RA, and will make non-TNFi Biologics appear more Harmful than TNFi Biologics
Ann Rheum Dis 2018; 77:650–57 DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-212395Analysis of patient characteristics revealed that older and less healthy patients with RA were more likely to receive non-TNFi bDMARDs as a first bDMARD compared to other treatments.This study aimed to describe patient characteristics at initiation of bDMARD treatment at two-time points: first bDMARD initiation and switch to second bDMARD after TNFi treatment. The second aim of the study was to estimate the potential of treatment channelling to confound results in comparative treatment studies i...