Anti-gm-csf Otilimab versus Sarilumab or Placebo in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Inadequate Response to Targeted Therapies: A Phase III Randomised Trial (contRAst 3)
Ann Rheum Dis. 2023 doi 10.1136/ard-2023-224449 Epub ahead of print
The ContRAst 3 study investigated otilimab, in RA patients with inadequate responses to multiple treatments. Otilimab did not significantly improve ACR20 versus placebo at Weeks 12 or 24. In addition, there we no significant improvements in secondary endpoints, including disease activity, disability, and pain.
Incidence, Prevalence, and Co-occurrence of Autoimmune Disorders Over Time and by Age, Sex, and Socioeconomic Status: A Population-based Cohort Study of 22 Million Individuals in the UK
Lancet. 2023; 401(10391):1878–1890 doi 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)00457-9
Incidence rates for autoimmune diseases increased between 2000 and 2019 in the UK, notably in coeliac disease, Sjogren's syndrome, and Graves' disease. Pernicious anaemia and Hashimoto's thyroiditis had the greatest decrease in incidence. These disorders affected about 10% of the population, with socioeconomic, seasonal, and regional variations observed.
Bimekizumab Treatment in Biologic DMARD-Naïve Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis: 52-Week Efficacy and Safety Results from the Phase III, Randomised, Placebo-Controlled, Active Reference BE OPTIMAL Study
Ann Rheum Dis. 2023 doi: 10.1136/ard-2023-224431. Epub ahead of print
Data from this phase 3 RCT demonstrated that the efficacy of bimekizumab observed at 16 weeks remained consistent through to 52 weeks in the treatment of bDMARD-naïve patients with PsA. Patients who started the trial on placebo and switched to bimekizumab at week 16 showed similar improvements to those patients who were randomised to receive bimekizumab at the start of the trail. No new safety signals were identified.
Guselkumab, a Selective Interleukin-23 p19 Subunit Inhibitor, Resolves Dactylitis in Patients With Active Psoriatic Arthritis: Pooled Results Through Week 52 From Two Phase 3 Studies
ACR Open Rheumatol. 2023 doi 10.1002/acr2.11537 Epub ahead of print
Post hoc analysis of guselkumab, Phase 3 DISCOVER-1 and -2 studies finds that 75% of guselkumab-randomised patients have complete resolution of dactylitis through one year.
Low Rates of Radiographic Progression Associated with Clinical Efficacy Following up to 2 Years of Treatment with Guselkumab: Results From a Phase 3, Randomised, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study of Biologic-naïve Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis
RMD Open. 2023 doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2022-002789
Data from this paper provides a robust analysis of radiographic progression through 2 years in a phase 3 study of guselkumab in patients with PsA. This study sought to evaluate the relationship between radiographic progression and clinical outcomes in post hoc analyses of patients with PsA receiving up to 2 years of guselkumab therapy in DISCOVER-2.
Safety of Guselkumab with and without Prior TNF-α Inhibitor Treatment: Pooled Results Across Four Studies in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis
J Rheumatol. 2023 jrheum
These results demonstrate that guselkumab was well tolerated in studies continuing for 1 to 2 years among patients with moderate-to-severe PsA regardless of TNFi experience and concomitant MTX use. The objective of this study was to assess pooled safety results from Phase 2/3 studies of guselkumab in TNFi-naïve and experienced PsA patients.
Safety and Efficacy of Bimekizumab in Patients With Active Psoriatic Arthritis: Three-Year Results From a Phase IIb Randomized Controlled Trial and Its Open-Label Extension Study
Arthritis Rheumatol. 2022 doi: 10.1002/art.42280
This study highlighted that the safety of bimekizumab in patients with PsA over 3 years of treatment was consistent with the previous 48-week results, as well as other recently published studies of IL-17 inhibitors in PsA patients.
Bimekizumab In Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis and Previous Inadequate Response or Intolerance to Tumour Necrosis Factor-Α Inhibitors: A Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 3 Trial
Lancet. 2023 doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)02303-0
This study showed rapid and clinically meaningful improvements with bimekizumab treatment in patients experiencing active PsA and showing an inadequate response or intolerance to TNFα inhibitors. Its chief aim was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of bimekizumab in patients with an inadequate response or intolerance to TNFα inhibitors.
Bimekizumab in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis, Naive To Biologic Treatment: A Randomised, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Phase 3 Trial (BE OPTIMAL)
Lancet. 2023 doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)02302-9
This study showed that bimekizumab treatment resulted in clinically meaningful and consistent improvements across multiple measures in bDMARD-naïve patients with active PsA. It aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of bimekizumab in patients with active PsA who were naive to bDMARDs.
EULAR recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis with synthetic and biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs: 2022 update
Ann Rheum Dis. 2022. Epub ahead of print [05/12/2022] doi: 10.1136/ard-2022-223356
Smolen, et al. provide a 2022 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of RA with synthetic and biological DMARDs.