December 2022

Treatment Persistence of Tumour Necrosis Factors And IL-17 Inhibitors in Axial Spondyloarthritis: A Multi-Center Comparative Analysis

Joint Bone Spine 2022; 89:105416 doi: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2022.105416

In this multi-centric, real-world study, persistence with secukinumab and TNFi were not statistically different for matched populations. The primary outcome of this analysis was drug persistence, calculated as the difference in months between initiation and discontinuation.

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Real-world Treatment Patterns and Use of Adjunctive Pain and Anti-inflammatory Medications Among Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis Treated With IL-17A Inhibitors In The United States

J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2022 doi: 10.18553/jmcp.2022.22144

In this study ixekizumab and secukinumab patients had similar treatment patterns. It was also surmised that the use of adjunctive pain and anti-inflammatory medications were similar between therapies. In coming to this conclusion investigators aimed to compare treatment patterns and use of pain and anti-inflammatory medications between patients with PsA initiating ixekizumab and secukinumab in two cohorts of patients from…(add here where is the population coming from).

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Implementation of the OMERACT Psoriatic Arthritis Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scoring System in a Randomized Phase IIb Study of Abatacept in Psoriatic Arthritis

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2022 doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keac073

In this study abatacept 30/10 mg/kg and 10 mg/kg doses were associated with greater improvements from baseline in MRI detected synovitis and tenosynovitis, respectively, compared with placebo, confirming the clinical outcomes. Indeed, inflammatory components demonstrated the greatest change from baseline.

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Biomarkers to predict risk of venous thromboembolism in patients with rheumatoid arthritis receiving tofacitinib or tumour necrosis factor inhibitors

RMD Open. 2022;8(2):e002571 doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2022-002571

Weitz, et al. analyse 291 protein biomarkers and three genetic markers and do not identify a clear mechanistic explanation for higher rates of venous thromboembolism (VTE) with tofacitinib in the ORAL Surveillance study.

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Safety of synthetic and biological DMARDs: a systematic literature review informing the 2022 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis

Ann Rheum Dis. 2022. Epub ahead of print doi: 10.1136/ard-2022-223357

Sepriano, et al. provide results of a systematic literature review (SLR) on the safety of synthetic and biological DMARDs, to inform the 2022 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Evaluation of VTE, MACE, and Serious Infections Among Patients with RA Treated with Baricitinib Compared to TNFi: A Multi-Database Study of Patients in Routine Care Using Disease Registries and Claims Databases

Rheumatol Ther. 2022. Epub ahead of print doi: 10.1007/s40744-022-00505-1

Salinas, et al. evaluate baricitinib safety with respect to VTE, MACE, and serious infection relative to TNFi in patients with RA, in routine care and observe an increased risk of VTE in patients taking baricitinib, compared to TNFi.

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Efficacy of synthetic and biological DMARDs: a systematic literature review informing the 2022 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis

Ann Rheum Dis. 2022. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1136/ard-2022-223365

Kerschbaumer, et al. provide results of a systematic literature review (SLR) on efficacy of synthetic and biological DMARDs, to inform the 2022 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis.

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November 2022

Efficacy and Safety of Biological DMARDs: A Systematic Literature Review Informing the 2022 Update of the ASAS-EULAR Recommendations for the Management of Axial Spondyloarthritis

Ann Rheum Dis 2022; online ahead of print doi:10.1136/ard-2022-223298

New evidence supports the efficacy and safety of TNFi (originators/biosimilars) and IL-17i in r-axSpA and nr-axSpA. This systematic literature review was conducted to inform the taskforce of the 2022 update of the ASAS-EULAR recommendations.

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