AxSpA Podcast: Tofacitinib, Golimumab, and Fatigue

Join Professor Hideto Kameda, and Dr Sofia Ramiro as they discuss the latest top research in axSpA. In this edition, our Steering Committee members discuss two of the latest papers in the field of axSpA therapeutics, providing their own insights and experience into two very interesting publications. Our first paper aimed to use mediation modelling to determine whether tofacitinib improved fatigue symptoms directly or indirectly. Our second paper shows that IV-golimumab reduces fatigue symptoms in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

Discussing Rheumatology: July 2023

Join Prof Iain McInnes as he reviews two interesting papers.

Our first paper today by Roy Fleischmann and his colleagues compares the incidence of serious adverse events in RA patients with a higher risk of cardiovascular events and the overall RA population in a post-hoc study. They also compared the incidence rate of adverse events for upadacitinib, adalimumab and methotrexate, or methotrexate monotherapy.

In our second paper, Mohammed Khan and colleagues compared tofacitinib against methotrexate as first-line therapies against RA, with a focus on treatment remission.

PsA Podcast: Secukinumab in Oligoarticular PsA & JAK Inhibition-related Malignancies

Join Peter Nash, Professor at the School of Medicine, Griffith University, and Director of the Rheumatology Research Unit on the Sunshine Coast, Australia, Laura Coates, an Associate Professor, NIHR clinician scientist and senior clinical research fellow at the Oxford Psoriatic Arthritis Centre and Doctor Frank Behrens, Medical director at Goethe-University, as they discuss two interesting areas of the modern PsA therapeutic landscape. The first of the publications discussed pertains to the use of secukinumab in oligoarticular PsA. We will then go on to expand upon the latest in the evolving story begun by ORAL Surveillance, as we discuss the latest meta-analysis of the relationship between JAK inhibition and malignancies.

Author Interview: Laura Coates

Professor Peter Nash from the Griffith University in Brisbane, is joined by Professor Laura Coates a NIHR clinician scientist and senior clinical research fellow at the Oxford Psoriatic Arthritis Centre, discussing her recent paper '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'.

Author Interview: Mark Russell

Professor Peter Nash from the Griffith University in Brisbane, is joined by Dr Mark Russell, a clinical research fellow at the Centre for Rheumatic Diseases, King’s College London to discuss his recent paper 'JAK inhibitors and the risk of malignancy: a meta-analysis across disease indications'.

Discussing Rheumatology: June 2023

Join Prof Iain McInnes as he reviews two interesting papers surrounding filgotinib and baricitinib. Our first paper today by Walter Reinisch and his colleagues highlight the latest update from the Phase 2 MANTA and MANTA-Ray studies, exploring the impact of filgotinib semen parameters and sex hormones in men with inflammatory diseases. In the second paper, David Simon and his team investigate the impact of baricitinib on volumetric bone mineral density and several other markers of bone health in RA patients.