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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.
Evaluation of BMS-986142, a Reversible Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor, for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Phase 2, Randomised, Double-blind, Dose-ranging, Placebo-controlled, Adaptive Design Study
Lancet Rheumatol 2023;5:e263–73 doi 10.1016/S2665-9913(23)00089-9
Investigators from a phase 2 study concluded that further investigation with BMS-986142 (a novel BTK) in people with RA is not necessary.
Identification of Two Tofacitinib Subpopulations with Different Relative Risk Versus TNF Inhibitors: An Analysis of the Open Label, Randomised Controlled Study ORAL Surveillance
Ann Rheum Dis. 2023 doi: 10.1136/ard-2022-223715 Epub ahead of print
Findings from a post hoc analysis of ORAL Surveillance can help guide individualised benefit/risk assessment and clinical decision-making on treatment with tofacitinib, based on identification of subpopulations ‘at risk’.
Sex Differences in the Efficacy, Safety and Persistence of Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis Treated with Tofacitinib: A Post Hoc Analysis of Phase 3 Trials and Long-Term Extension
RMD Open 2023;9:e002718 doi 10.1136/rmdopen-2022-002718
Evidence from two phase 3 RCTs and one LTE shows that while tofacitinib efficacy exceeds placebo in both sexes and is comparable between sexes, males are more likely to achieve minimal disease activity than females.
Multidomain Efficacy and Safety of Guselkumab Through 1 Year in Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis with and Without Prior Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitor Experience: Analysis of the Phase 3, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled DISCOVER-1 Study
ACR Open Rheumatol. 2023 doi: 10.1002/acr2.11523
TNF inhibitors (TNFi) are one main mode of therapy in patients with PsA who fail to respond to csDMARDs. However, they have a primary treatment failure rate of 40% and only a modest target of ≥20% ACR20 response. The objective of this study was to evaluate efficacy and safety of guselkumab, interleukin-23 inhibitor in the DISCOVER-1 study with active PsA patients by prior use of TNFi.
Efficacy and Safety of Golimumab in Patients with Non-radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis: A Withdrawal and Retreatment Study (GO-BACK)
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2023 doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kead112 Epub Ahead of Print
This study highlighted that continued treatment with Golimumab (GLM) QMT or GLM Q2MT was superior to placebo. The GO-BACK study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of golimumab treatment withdrawal in adults with nr-axSpA who demonstrate inactive disease during a 10-month open label GLM run-in.
Efficacy and Safety of Upadacitinib in Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis and Axial Involvement: Results From Two Phase 3 Studies
Arthritis Res Ther. 2023;25(1):56 doi 10.1186/s13075-023-03027-5
Evidence from two phase 3 RCTs showed that patients with PsA and axial involvement had greater responses when treated with a once-daily oral dose of 15 mg upadacitinib versus placebo, and a similar or greater response versus adalimumab. Safety results were comparable between patients with or without axial involvement.
A Patient with Adalimumab-induced Refractory Paradoxical Palmoplantar Pustulosis was Successfully Treated by Ixekizumab: A Case Report
Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2023;16:879–881 doi 10.2147/CCID.S406164
Ixekizumab, has been shown to be efficacious against paradoxical palmoplantar pustulosis which has been reported following the administration of therapeutic TNFi. Following the increased use of biologic therapies that improve patients’ quality of life are causing paradoxical adverse effects
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.
Baricitinib Safety for Events of Special Interest in Populations at Risk: Analysis from Randomised Trial Data Across Rheumatologic and Dermatologic Indications
Adv Ther. 2023:1–17 doi: 10.1007/s12325-023-02445-w Epub ahead of print
Analysis of pooled data from the baricitinib clinical development programmes finds a low incidence rate of MACE, myocardial infarction, lung cancer, VTE, and overall mortality in patients <65 years without risk factors.