Musculoskeletal Care 2023 doi 10.1002/msc.1853 Epub ahead of print
This study by Sunmboye, et al. investigated the relationship between CV event incidence and age in a multi-ethnic population that received JAK inhibitor therapy. They concluded that JAK inhibitor therapy was generally safe in a multi-ethnic population with a large age range, but they did find a statistically significant but numerically small positive correlation between age and CV incidence
Efficacy of Pharmacological Interventions: A Systematic Review Informing the 2023 EULAR Recommendations for the Management of Fatigue in People with Inflammatory Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases
RMD Open 2023;9(4):e003349 doi 10.1136/rmdopen-2023-003349
Adalimumab demonstrated superiority over placebo in reducing fatigue in RA at 12 and 52 weeks. Other interventions, which included golimumab, baricitinib, sarilumab, tocilizumab, and tofacitinib, also proved effective in reducing fatigue in patients with RA. Secukinumab also reduced fatigue by Week 52 in patients with SpA.
2023 EULAR Recommendations for the Management of Fatigue in People with Inflammatory Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases
Ann Rheum Dis 2023 doi 10.1136/ard-2023-224514 Epub ahead of print
These recommendations from EULAR provide consensus and up-to-date guidance on fatigue management in people with I-RMDs, which includes advice regarding pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.
Filgotinib Demonstrates Efficacy in Rheumatoid Arthritis Independent of Smoking Status: Post Hoc Analysis of Phase 3 Trials and Claims-Based Analysis)
Rheumatol Ther 2023 doi 10.1007/s40744-023-00619-0 Epub ahead of print
This post hoc analysis by Curtis, et al. found that current and former smokers were more likely to switch from an anti-TNF bDMARD to a different bDMARD or JAK inhibitor in comparison to non-smokers. They also found that DAS28(CRP) ≤3.2 achievement was significantly higher after filgotinib therapy regardless of smoking status in MTX-IR, bDMARD-IR, and MTX-naïve patients.
Implementation of Regulatory Guidance for JAK Inhibitors Use in Patients with Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases: An International Appropriateness Study
Autoimmun Rev. 2023;23(3):103504 doi: 10.1016/j.autrev.2023.103504 Epub ahead of print
In this two-round modified RAM study by Solitano, et al., the authors found that experts preferred to assess JAK inhibitor risk on a case-by-case basis across all specialties. Uncertainty remained on several clinical scenarios regarding the appropriate use of JAK inhibitors, however they remain an important therapy option for the treatment of IMIDs and were deemed appropriate for patients with moderate risk profiles.
The Effect of Two Years of Secukinumab Treatment on Bone Metabolism in Patients with Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis: Results from Daily Clinical Practice
Biologics 2023;17:161–166 doi: 10.2147/BTT.S434318
Siderius, et al. found that secukinumab was associated with low spinal radiographic progression. Furthermore, bone-related outcomes and BTMs related to collagen resorption (sCTX, PINP) remained constant during the 2-year period, whereas the BTM related to mineralisation (BALP) decreased significantly.
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.
Drug Survival, Effectiveness and Safety of Ixekizumab for Moderate-to-severe Psoriasis up to 5 Years
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2023 doi 10.1111/jdv.19682 Epub ahead of print
This monocentric, retrospective clinical study by Mastorino, et al. found that ixekizumab demonstrated efficacy an safety in patients with PsA and PsO for up to five years. Being a super-responder was significantly associated with a lower rate of discontinuation, while high BMI was associated with a lower achievement of more than one PSAI measure up to Week 104.
Clin Rheumatol. 2023 doi: 10.1007/s10067-023-06834-y Epub ahead of print
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.
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.