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.
Efficacy of Tofacitinib on Enthesitis in Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis: Analysis of Pooled Data from Two Phase 3 Studies
Arthritis Res Ther. 2023 22;25(1):153 doi: 10.1186/s13075-023-03108-5
Post-hoc analysis of two tofacitinib phase three studies concludes that tofacitinib treatment resulted in improvements in enthesitis in patients with PsA, regardless of baseline location or severity.
Apremilast Long‑Term Safety Up to 5 Years from 15 Pooled Randomized, placebo‑Controlled Studies of Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Behçet’s Syndrome
Am J Clin Dermatol. 2023 Jun 14:1–12 doi: 10.1007/s40257-023-00783-7 Epub ahead of print
This study confirms the safety of long-term apremilast use in patients with plaque PsO, active PsA, or oral ulcers associated with Behçet’s syndrome. In coming to this conclusion, investigators conducted a pooled analysis of apremilast data from 15 clinical studies with open-label extension phases, focusing on long-term safety.
Rheumatol Ther. 2023 doi: 10.1007/s40744-023-00548-y Epub ahead of print
Secukinumab reduced disease activity across a range of outcome measures by week 12, with sustained responses through 52 weeks.
Secukinumab Improves Physical Function and Quality of Life and Inhibits Structural Damage in Patients with PsA with Sustained Remission or Low Disease Activity: Results From the 2-year Phase 3 FUTURE 5 Study
RMD Open 2023;9:e002939 doi 10.1136/rmdopen-2022-002939
Results from the 2-year phase 3 study FUTURE 5 show that the majority of patients with PsA who are treated with secukinumab were able to achieve sustained low disease activity or remission by week 104.
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.
Efficacy of Secukinumab on Dactylitis in Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis from the FUTURE 5 study
Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2023 doi: 10.55563/clinexprheumatol/vezf95
The presence of dactylitis was associated with a higher disease burden in patients with PsA compared with those without dactylitis at baseline. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of secukinumab in patients with dactylitis at baseline over 2 years.
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 Profile of Upadacitinib over 15 000 Patient-years Across Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Atopic Dermatitis
RMD Open. 2023;9(1):e002735 doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2022-002735
Integrated analysis of the safety profile of upadacitinib demonstrates that it was generally well-tolerated in RA, PsA, AS and AD, with no new safety risks identified, compared with previous reports.
The Effect of Guselkumab on Inhibiting Radiographic Progression in Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis: Study Protocol for APEX, a Phase 3b, Multicenter, Randomized, Double‑blind, Placebo‑controlled Trial
Trials. 2023 doi: 10.1186/s13063-022-06945-y
Guselkumab was approved for treating the signs and symptoms of active PsA following two Phase 3 global studies, DISCOVER-1 and DISCOVER-2. The Phase 3b APEX study has been designed to address the limitations of DISCOVER-2 and further assess the effects of guselkumab Q4W and Q8W on PsA outcomes.