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January 2023

Safety and Efficacy of Bimekizumab in Patients With Active Ankylosing Spondylitis: Three-Year Results From a Phase IIb Randomized Controlled Trial and Its Open-Label Extension Study

Arthritis Rheumatol. 2022;74:1943–58

In this open-label extension study of BE AGILE, the safety profile of bimekizumab was found to be consistent with previously demonstrated findings, and no new safety signals were identified. The objective was to assess the long-term safety, tolerability, and efficacy of bimekizumab in patients with active AS.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Influenza Adverse Events in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis, or Psoriatic Arthritis in the Tofacitinib Clinical Development Programs

Rheumatol Ther. 2022. Epub ahead of print doi: 10.1007/s40744-022-00507-z

This post-hoc analysis of 31 clinical trials in ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis concludes that combined influenza adverse event incidence rates were highest in ulcerative colitis, while in each indication they were generally similar across tofacitinib, placebo, and comparator groups.

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Can Patients with Controlled Rheumatoid Arthritis Taper Methotrexate From Targeted Therapy and Sustain Remission? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

J Rheumatol. 2023;50(1):36–47 doi: 10.3899/jrheum.220152

This systematic review and meta-analysis of studies evaluated the proportion of patients in remission after the dosage of MTX was tapered, and concludes that patients with controlled RA may taper MTX from targeted therapy with a 10% reduction in the ability to sustain remission for up to 18 months.

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December 2022

Treatment Persistence of Tumour Necrosis Factors And IL-17 Inhibitors in Axial Spondyloarthritis: A Multi-Center Comparative Analysis

Joint Bone Spine 2022; 89:105416 doi: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2022.105416

In this multi-centric, real-world study, persistence with secukinumab and TNFi were not statistically different for matched populations. The primary outcome of this analysis was drug persistence, calculated as the difference in months between initiation and discontinuation.

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Implementation of the OMERACT Psoriatic Arthritis Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scoring System in a Randomized Phase IIb Study of Abatacept in Psoriatic Arthritis

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2022 doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keac073

In this study abatacept 30/10 mg/kg and 10 mg/kg doses were associated with greater improvements from baseline in MRI detected synovitis and tenosynovitis, respectively, compared with placebo, confirming the clinical outcomes. Indeed, inflammatory components demonstrated the greatest change from baseline.

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Biomarkers to predict risk of venous thromboembolism in patients with rheumatoid arthritis receiving tofacitinib or tumour necrosis factor inhibitors

RMD Open. 2022;8(2):e002571 doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2022-002571

Weitz, et al. analyse 291 protein biomarkers and three genetic markers and do not identify a clear mechanistic explanation for higher rates of venous thromboembolism (VTE) with tofacitinib in the ORAL Surveillance study.

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