March 2024

Association of the clinical components in the distal interphalangeal joint synovio-entheseal complex and subsequent response to ixekizumab or adalimumab in psoriatic arthritis

Rheumatology 2024 doi 10.1093/rheumatology/keae060 Epub ahead of print

This post hoc analysis of the SPIRIT-H2H study showed that patients with PsA that were treated with ixekizumab had significantly higher rates of symptom resolution versus adalimumab at Weeks 12 and 52 in distal interphalangeal joint disease and nail PsO.

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Long term safety of ixekizumab in adults with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, or axial spondyloarthritis: A post hoc analysis of final safety data from 25 randomized clinical trials

Arthritis Res Ther 2024;26(1):49 doi: 10.1186/s13075-023-03257-7

Incident rates of TEAEs were comparable for patients with PsO, PsA, and axSpA and did not increase with prolonged ixekizumab (IXE) treatment. Deodhar, et al. presented the final update on the long-term safety of IXE up to 6 years in PsO patients and up to 3 years in PsA and axSpA patients. Exposure-adjusted incident rates were calculated using patient data (TEAEs, SAEs, selected AEs) from 25 clinical trials.

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Bimekizumab treatment in patients with active psoriatic arthritis and prior inadequate response to tumour necrosis factor inhibitors: 52-week safety and efficacy from the phase III BE COMPLETE study and its open-label extension BE VITAL

RMD Open. 2024 Feb 22;10(1):e003855 doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2023-003855

Bimekizumab was well tolerated in patients with PsA and TNFi-IR up to 52 weeks, with a safety profile consistent with that observed in prior studies. This study aimed to assess 52-week safety and efficacy of bimekizumab in patients with active PsA and prior IR/intolerance to TNFi.

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February 2024

Modulation of IL-23 Signalling with Guselkumab in Biologic-Naïve Patients Versus TNF Inhibitor-Inadequate Responders with Active Psoriatic Arthritis

Arthritis Rheumatol 2024 doi 10.1002/art.42803 Epub ahead of print

Guselkumab treatment exhibited generally comparable and significant pharmacodynamic effects on IL-23/Th17–associated cytokines across participants with PsA who are biologic-naïve or have TNFi-IR. In coming to this conclusion, investigators assessed and compared immunologic differences and associations with clinical response to guselkumab in participants with active PsA who were biologic-naïve or TNFi-IR.

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Validity and Score Interpretation of the 12-item Psoriatic Arthritis Impact of Disease: An Analysis of Pooled Data from Two Phase 3 Trials of Bimekizumab in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis

RMD Open 2024;10(1):e003548 doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2023-003548

This study reports that the PsAID-12 total score and individual PsAID items capturing disease concepts important to patients with PsA demonstrated robust psychometric properties.

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Effectiveness of Sequential Lines of Biologic and Targeted Small Molecule Drugs in Psoriatic Arthritis: A Systematic Review

Rheumatology (Oxford). 2024 Jan 18:keae006 doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keae006 Epub ahead of print

The authors found that there is a reduction in effectiveness of lines of bDMARDs after first-line in PsA, with inadequate data to determine response to tsDMARDs.

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January 2024

Influence of Sex on the Persistence of Different Classes of Targeted Therapies for Psoriatic Arthritis: A Cohort Study of 14 778 Patients from the French Health Insurance Database (SNDS)

RMD Open. 2023;9(4):e003570 doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2023-003570

Nationwide study involving 14 778 new users of targeted therapies with PsA found treatment persistence to be lower for women than men for TNFi and IL17i but not for IL-12/23i, IL-23i or JAK inhibition.

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The Risk Factors for Uveitis Among Psoriatic Arthritis Patients: A Population-based Cohort Study

Clin Rheumatol. 2023;43(3):1053–1061 doi: 10.1007/s10067-023-06834-y

Retrospective matched cohort study concludes that PsA is associated with increased risk of uveitis, with past uveitis and treatment with etanercept being independently associated with a higher risk of uveitis. Patients who developed uveitis were mainly treated with topical glucocorticoids.

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Effects of Secukinumab on Synovitis and Enthesitis in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis: 52-week Clinical and Ultrasound Results from the Randomised, Double-blind ULTIMATE Trial with Open Label Extension

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2023;63:152259

This Phase 3 RCT by D’Agostino, et al. assessed the long-term effect of secukinumab to placebo at tissue level on synovitis and enthesitis, and across all PsA manifestations. They found consistent improvements in clinically and ultrasound-assessed synovitis and enthesitis.

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