Bimekizumab Treatment in Patients With Active Axial Spondyloarthritis: 52-week Efficacy and Safety from the Randomised Parallel Phase 3 BE MOBILE 1 and BE MOBILE 2 Studies
Ann Rheum Dis. 2023;83(2):199–213 doi 10.1136/ard-2023-224803
Baraliakos, et al. present data from two Phase 3 studies, BE MOBILE 1 and BE MOBILE 2, that investigated the clinical efficacy and safety of bimekizumab in axSpA patients. They found that bimekizumab had sustained and consistent efficacy in patients with nr-axSpA and r-axSpA.
Efficacy and Safety of Upadacitinib in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis Refractory to Biologic Therapy: 1-year Results From the Open-label Extension of a Phase III Study
Arthritis Res Ther 2023; 2023;18;25(1):172 doi 10.1186/s13075-023-03128-1
The efficacy and safety of updacitinib in bDMARD-IR patients with AS were sustained through to one year in an open-label extension of the SELECT-AXIS 2 study.
Anti-GM-CSF Otilimab Versus Tofacitinib or Placebo in Patients With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis and an Inadequate Response to Conventional or Biologic DMARDs: Two Phase 3 Randomised Trials (contRAst 1 and contRAst 2)
Ann Rheum Dis 2023;0:1–11 doi 10.1136/ard-2023-224482
Fleischmann, et al investigated the safety and efficacy of otilimab versus tofacitinib and placebo in RA patients treated with MTX (contRAst 1) or csDMARDs (contRAst 2). They found that while otilimab achieved the primary endpoint of ACR20 versus placebo in Week 12, it did not demonstrate non-inferiority to tofacitinib.
Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of Ixekizumab in Patients with Axial Spondyloarthritis: 3-year Data from the COAST Program
J Rheumatol. 2023;50(8):1020–1028 doi: 10.3899/jrheum.221022
Three-year data from the ixekizumab (IXE) COAST programme provide additional evidence that patients with axSpA receiving IXE experience long-term safety, and sustained improvements in efficacy outcomes, at 3 years.
Do Fatty Lesions Explain the Effect of Inflammation on New Syndesmophytes in Patients with Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis? Results From the SIAS Cohort and ASSERT Trial
RMD Open. 2023 9(3):e003118 doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2023-003118
This study concluded that, in r-axSpA, vertebral corner inflammation may lead to syndesmophyte formation but in a minority of cases via visible fat deposition. Here, investigators aimed to determine how much of the effect of vertebral corner inflammation on the development of syndesmophytes is explained by vertebral corner fat deposition.
Efficacy and Safety of Bimekizumab in Axial Spondyloarthritis: Results of Two Parallel Phase 3 Randomised Controlled Trials
Ann Rheum Dis. 2023 Jan 17 doi: 10.1136/ard-2022-223595
Bimekizumab may therefore offer patients with axSpA an effective treatment option with a novel mode of action.
The Effect of Guselkumab on Inhibiting Radiographic Progression in Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis: Study Protocol for APEX, a Phase 3b, Multicenter, Randomized, Double‑blind, Placebo‑controlled Trial
Trials. 2023 doi: 10.1186/s13063-022-06945-y
Guselkumab was approved for treating the signs and symptoms of active PsA following two Phase 3 global studies, DISCOVER-1 and DISCOVER-2. The Phase 3b APEX study has been designed to address the limitations of DISCOVER-2 and further assess the effects of guselkumab Q4W and Q8W on PsA outcomes.
Safety and Efficacy of Bimekizumab in Patients With Active Ankylosing Spondylitis: Three-Year Results From a Phase IIb Randomized Controlled Trial and Its Open-Label Extension Study
Arthritis Rheumatol. 2022;74:1943–58
In this open-label extension study of BE AGILE, the safety profile of bimekizumab was found to be consistent with previously demonstrated findings, and no new safety signals were identified. The objective was to assess the long-term safety, tolerability, and efficacy of bimekizumab in patients with active AS.
EULAR recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis with synthetic and biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs: 2022 update
Ann Rheum Dis. 2022. Epub ahead of print [05/12/2022] doi: 10.1136/ard-2022-223356
Smolen, et al. provide a 2022 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of RA with synthetic and biological DMARDs.
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.