A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase 2a Study of Tildrakizumab Efficacy and Safety in Patients with Active Ankylosing Spondylitis
J Clin Rheumatol. 2023;29(5):223–229 doi: 10.1097/RHU.0000000000001973
Phase 2a study assessing the efficacy and safety of tildrakizumab in patients with active AS fails to meet the primary endpoint.
Immunogenicity and Safety of Adjuvanted Recombinant Zoster Vaccine in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients on Anti-Cellular Biologic Agents or JAK Inhibitors: A Prospective Observational Study
Int JMol Sci 2023;24(8):6967 doi 10.3390/ijms24086967
A prospective observational study showed that recombinant zoster vaccine (RZV) immunogenicity is not impaired in RA patients on JAK inhibitors or anti-cellular bDMARDs.
Incidence of Interstitial Lung Disease in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated With Biologic and Targeted Synthetic Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs
JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6(3):e233640 doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.3640
Retrospective cohort study results suggest that treatment with tofacitinib, and perhaps other JAK inhibitors, may provide a benefit in reducing the risk of developing RA-Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD).
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 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.
Consensus statement on blocking interleukin-6 receptor and interleukin-6 in inflammatory conditions: an update
Blocking the IL-6R is a major therapeutic advance for many diseases in adults and children. Updated consensus statement provides guidance to rheumatologists and other experts, as well as patients and administrators, on managing patients with the use of drugs blocking the IL-6 pathway.
A Retrospective Study of the Efficacy of JAK Inhibitors or Abatacept on Rheumatoid Arthritis-Interstitial Lung Disease
Inflammopharmacology. 2022. Epub ahead of print doi: 10.1007/s10787-022-00936-w
This study of the effectiveness of JAKinibs or abatacept in patients with RA-interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD) shows that treatment is related to stability or improvement of RA-ILD in over 80% of patients.
N Engl J Med. 2022. Epub ahead of print doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2110343
Phase 3 trials in patients with severe alopecia areata show that baricitinib is superior to placebo with respect to hair regrowth at 36 weeks.
Alopecia areata is characterised by nonscarring hair loss that can affect any hair-bearing site. Although mild cases of this emotionally- and psychosocially-distressing autoimmune disease may resolve within 12 months, more severe forms of the disease are unlikely to remit without treatment.
Incidence Rates of Interstitial Lung Disease Events in Tofacitinib-Treated Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
J Clin Rheumatol. 2021;27(8):e482–e490This post hoc analysis of pooled data from 21 clinical trials in the tofacitinib clinical trial programme highlights the importance of identifying known risk factors of RA-interstitial lung disease (ILD) in clinical practice.Citera, et al. investigated incidence rates of ILD – an extra-articular manifestation of RA – in patients with RA, receiving tofacitinib 5 or 10 mg BID and sort to identify potential risk factors for ILD in these patients....
Tofacitinib in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, withdrawal phase 3 randomised trial
Lancet. 2021;398(10315):1984–96Pivotal trial data show that tofacitinib is an effective treatment in patients with polyarticular course juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA).New oral therapies are particularly relevant for children and adolescents, who might prefer to avoid injections. To this end, Ruperto, et al. assessed the efficacy and safety of tofacitinib versus placebo in patients with pJIA (N=225). They observed a JIA flare rate at Week 44 of 29% and 53% for tofacitinib and placebo, respectively. Safety results were si...