Etrasimod demonstrated significant efficacy in achieving clinical remission, and was well tolerated compared to placebo in an induction and maintenance therapy.

April 2024

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.

Bimekizumab therapy was associated with a rapid and sustained improvement in PASI response and IGA score in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Dual inhibition of IL-17A/F with bimekizumab can affect a more durable response in PsO patients than sole IL-17A inhibition. Gordon et al. compared the safety and efficacy of two different maintenance dosing schedules, in addition to the effects of treatment withdrawal in the 52-week BE READY trial.

Bimekizumab was more efficacious than ustekinumab and placebo in the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Previous bimekizumab Phase 2 clinical studies have shown both rapid and durable clinical improvements in skin clearance, as well as a safety profile in line with expectations from this MoA. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of bimekizumab in moderate to severe plaque PsO over 1 year compared with both placebo and ustekinumab.

Week 16 coprimary endpoints of PASI 75 response and sPGA score improved in the majority of patients and was overall maintained through week 52. Deucravacitinib therapy was also associated with a low AE rate. This study presented results from the POETYK PSO-4 trial on the safety and efficacy of deucravacitinib 6mg QD in Japanese patients with psoriasis.

Here, the authors reported risankizumab to be both efficacious when compared to both placebo and ustekinumab in the treatment of moderate to severe plaque PsO. This publication aimed to describe two Phase 3 replicate studies, UltiMMa-1 and UltiMMa-2, which assessed the efficacy and safety of risankizumab compared with placebo or ustekinumab in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque PsO.

February 2024

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.

January 2024

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.

November 2023

In this post hoc analysis by Deoodhar, et al., the authors found that tofacitinib demonstrated greater efficacy than placebo in bDMARD-naïve and TNFi-IR AS patients. They also found that safety event rates for tofacitinib therapy were numerically higher in the TNFi-IR subgroup than the bDMARD-naïve subgroup.