April 2023

Guselkumab, a Selective Interleukin-23 p19 Subunit Inhibitor, Resolves Dactylitis in Patients With Active Psoriatic Arthritis: Pooled Results Through Week 52 From Two Phase 3 Studies

ACR Open Rheumatol. 2023;5(4):227–240 doi 10.1002/acr2.11537

Post hoc analysis of guselkumab, Phase 3 DISCOVER-1 and -2 studies finds that 75% of guselkumab-randomised patients have complete resolution of dactylitis through one year.

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Efficacy of Secukinumab on Dactylitis in Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis from the FUTURE 5 study

Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2023 doi: 10.55563/clinexprheumatol/vezf95

The presence of dactylitis was associated with a higher disease burden in patients with PsA compared with those without dactylitis at baseline. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of secukinumab in patients with dactylitis at baseline over 2 years.

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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.

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Factors Associated with the Retention of Secukinumab in Patients with Axial Spondyloarthritis in Real-world Practice: Results from a Retrospective Study (FORSYA)

RMD Open 2023;9:e002802 doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2022-002802

This study reported the overall retention of secukinumab in daily practice in the period following its approval in France was approximately 59% at 1 year in axSpA patients. The aim of this study was to determine whether OSI were predictive of secukinumab retention at 1 year.

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Efficacy and Safety of Golimumab in Patients with Non-radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis: A Withdrawal and Retreatment Study (GO-BACK)

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2023;62(11):3601–3609 doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kead112

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.

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March 2023

Gender-specific Differences in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis Receiving Ustekinumab or Tumour Necrosis Factor Inhibitor: Real-world Data

Rheumatology (Oxford). 2023 doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kead089

These real-world data from PsABio on gender differences suggest that, at the start of biologic treatment, females have a worse clinical picture of PsA than males. In coming to these conclusions and others, this study sought to investigate effects of gender on disease characteristics and treatment impact in patients with PsA.

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Association Between Baseline Cardiovascular Risk and Incidence Rates of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events and Malignancies in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis Receiving Tofacitinib

Ther Adv Musculoskelet Dis. 2023 doi: 10.1177/1759720X221149965

Baseline 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk and metabolic syndrome are potentially associated with the incidence of both MACE and malignancies in patients receiving TOFA in the PsA and PsO clinical trial programs. This post hoc analysis aimed to examine the baseline CV disease risk and its association with the occurrence of MACE and malignancies in TOFA-treated patients with PsA and PsO.

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Low Rates of Radiographic Progression Associated with Clinical Efficacy Following up to 2 Years of Treatment with Guselkumab: Results From a Phase 3, Randomised, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study of Biologic-naïve Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis

RMD Open. 2023 doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2022-002789

Data from this paper provides a robust analysis of radiographic progression through 2 years in a phase 3 study of guselkumab in patients with PsA. This study sought to evaluate the relationship between radiographic progression and clinical outcomes in post hoc analyses of patients with PsA receiving up to 2 years of guselkumab therapy in DISCOVER-2.

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Impact of NSAIDs on 8-year Cumulative Incidence of Major Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Nationwide Study

Rheumatology (Oxford). 2023 doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kead072

MACEs were observed in patients newly receiving compensation from the Long-term Illness Scheme for AS. The objective of this study was to describe the incidence of MACEs in French patients newly benefiting from the French LTI for AS. The study also sought to evaluate the effect of various treatments on the risk of MACE occurrence.

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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.

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