Deucravacitinib improved physical and social functioning, mental health, fatigue, and pain in a
Phase 2 trial in patients with active PsA. Here, investigators aimed to report the impact of deucravacitinib in a Phase 2 study in patients with active PsA from a patient perspective.

Significant improvements in overall disease activity, enthesitis and dactylitis, and skin psoriasis were observed by Week 8 and maintained or improved through Week 100 in both guselkumab treatment groups. Coates et al conducted a post-hoc analysis of the Phase 3 DISCOVER-2 trial to investigate the long-term (100-week) efficacy of guselkumab across GRAPPA-identified PsA domains.

The 2023 EULAR recommendations provided an updated consensus on the pharmacological management of PsA with a new overarching principle and recommendation for 2023. Recent MOA safety data emphasised the importance of patient-specific benefit-risk profiling in JAKi therapy, and extra-musculoskeletal (MSK) manifestations related to PsA should be considered during drug selection.

Unadjusted time to all-cause discontinuation was significantly longer with baricitinib treatment versus TNFi (estimated median prescription survival time of 704 days versus 448 days; log-rank P<0.01). This difference increased when only comparing differences for b/tsDMARD-naïve patients treated with baricitinib versus tofacitinib.

Fleischmann, et al. found that patients who switched from adalimumab to upadacitinib and vice versa following lack of improvement showed improvements in disease activity measures and functional outcomes through 228 weeks.

Risk of venous thromboembolism with tofacitinib versus tumor necrosis factor inhibitors in cardiovascular risk-enriched rheumatoid arthritis patients

Arthritis Rheumatol 2024 doi: 10.1002/art.42846 Epub ahead of print https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38481002/

This post hoc analysis of ORAL Surveillance showed that incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) events was higher in patients with RA treated with tofacitinib (10>5mg BID) versus TNFi. Across treatments, VTE risk factors (age, BMI, and VTE history) were aligned with previous studies in the general RA population.

Phase 3 trials of ixekizumab in moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis

N Engl J Med 2016;375:345–56. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1512711

Gordon, et al. pool the results of UNCOVER-1, UNCOVER-2, and UNCOVER-3 to show that ixekizumab increases the proportion of patients achieving an sPGA score of 0/1 or PASI 75 versus placebo. Adverse events related to ixekizumab treatment included neutropenia, candidal infections, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Treatment with risankizumab showed significantly greater efficacy over adalimumab in providing substantial skin clearance in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque PsO. This study aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of risankizumab compared with adalimumab in an active-comparator Phase 3 trial.

Treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic plaque PsO with either CZP 400 mg or 200 mg Q2W was associated with significant, clinically meaningful improvements in efficacy and quality of life that were maintained over time compared with placebo. Safety findings were in line with those expected of the therapy.

In this phase 3 study, both 200mg and 400mg certolizumab pegol doses improved psoriasis symptoms at Week 12 measured via PASI 75. Improvement was maintained, after rerandomisation, through Week 48, with a safety profile consistent with its drug class. This Phase 3 CIMPACT trial by Lebwohl et al., assessed the safety and efficacy of certolizumab pegol for the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis.