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.
Is the Risk of Infection Higher During Treatment with Secukinumab than with TNF-inhibitors? An Observational Study from the Nordic Countries
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2022 doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keac358
Glintborg B et al, highlight in their recent research from the Nordic countries, that there is a low frequency of hospitalised infections during treatment with secukinumab or TNFi in patients with SpA and PsA. In clinical practice, secukinumab was found to double absolute risk of 1st year hospitalised infection compared with adalimumab, with the other TNFi treatments falling in between.
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...