May 2023

When to Start Secukinumab Treatment in Patients with Axial Spondyloarthropathy: Before or After Anti-TNFα Treatment?

Reumatol Clin. 19 (2023); 175–179 doi 10.1016/j.reumae.2022.03.007

Secukinumab, an IL-17A monoclonal antibody, was shown to have remarkable efficacy for axSpA in the MEASURE 2 and MEASURE 3 trials. Previous studies have concluded that secukinumab was more efficacious in TNFi-naïve patients.

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Immunogenicity and Safety of Adjuvanted Recombinant Zoster Vaccine in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients on Anti-Cellular Biologic Agents or JAK Inhibitors: A Prospective Observational Study

Int JMol Sci 2023;24(8):6967 doi 10.3390/ijms24086967

A prospective observational study showed that recombinant zoster vaccine (RZV) immunogenicity is not impaired in RA patients on JAK inhibitors or anti-cellular bDMARDs.

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Enthesitis in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis Treated with Secukinumab or Adalimumab: a post hoc Analysis of the EXCEED Study

Rheumatology (Oxford).2023;kead181. doi 10.1093/rheumatology/kead181.

Results from the 52-week phase 3 EXCEED study showed that secukinumab and adalimumab both display similar efficacy in time to resolution of enthesitis, in patients with PsA, irrespective of baseline enthesitis severity and individual site distribution.

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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

RMD Open 2023;9:e002939 doi 10.1136/rmdopen-2022-002939

Results from the 2-year phase 3 study FUTURE 5 show that the majority of patients with PsA who are treated with secukinumab were able to achieve sustained low disease activity or remission by week 104.

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Efficacy and Safety of Upadacitinib in Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis and Axial Involvement: Results From Two Phase 3 Studies

Arthritis Res Ther. 2023;25(1):56 doi 10.1186/s13075-023-03027-5

Evidence from two phase 3 RCTs showed that patients with PsA and axial involvement had greater responses when treated with a once-daily oral dose of 15 mg upadacitinib versus placebo, and a similar or greater response versus adalimumab. Safety results were comparable between patients with or without axial involvement.

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April 2023

Identification of Two Tofacitinib Subpopulations with Different Relative Risk Versus TNF Inhibitors: An Analysis of the Open Label, Randomised Controlled Study ORAL Surveillance

Ann Rheum Dis. 2023;82(7):901-910 doi: 10.1136/ard-2022-223715

Findings from a post hoc analysis of ORAL Surveillance can help guide individualised benefit/risk assessment and clinical decision-making on treatment with tofacitinib, based on identification of subpopulations ‘at risk’.

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Incidence of Interstitial Lung Disease in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated With Biologic and Targeted Synthetic Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs

JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6(3):e233640 doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.3640

Retrospective cohort study results suggest that treatment with tofacitinib, and perhaps other JAK inhibitors, may provide a benefit in reducing the risk of developing RA-Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD).

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Association Between Biological Immunotherapy for Psoriasis and Time to Incident Inflammatory Arthritis: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Lancet Rheumatol 2023;5:200–207 doi https://doi.org/10.1016/S2665-9913(23)00034-6

Retrospective cohort study found 15 501 PsO patients in the TriNetX database during January 2014–June 2022 that were prescribed bDMARDS, of which 6.3% developed inflammatory arthritis. 3.5% of all patients in the study specifically developed PsA.

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Sex Differences in the Efficacy, Safety and Persistence of Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis Treated with Tofacitinib: A Post Hoc Analysis of Phase 3 Trials and Long-Term Extension

RMD Open 2023;9:e002718 doi 10.1136/rmdopen-2022-002718

Evidence from two phase 3 RCTs and one LTE shows that while tofacitinib efficacy exceeds placebo in both sexes and is comparable between sexes, males are more likely to achieve minimal disease activity than females.

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