This year’s coverage of psoriatic arthritis was once again, both exciting and informative. Topics included an overview of the latest therapeutic options, an excellent discussion on psoriasis specifically, and the epidemiology of psoriatic arthritis.Read Article
Incident or worsening colitis is a rare complication of IL-17 inhibitor therapy; a real world study confirms very low rates of new IBD in patients starting secukinumab.
A real-world study of the secukinumab (SEC; an IL-17 inhibitor) and gastrointestinal related adverse events (GIRAE)Read Article
The American College of Rheumatology has published a draft guidance on the use of COVID-19 vaccination in rheumatic disease and musculoskeletal disease patients, based on the efforts of the North American Task force. The document provides guidance to rheumatology providers on the use of theRead Article
JAMA Dermatology has reported on a longitudinal cohort study of 12,319 secukinumab (SEC) treated patients (psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis); no new cases of active tuberculosis (TB) and very few cases of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) were found.Read Article
The diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis (and anklylosing spondylitis) (axSpA) is often delayed and usually not diagnosed by rheumatologists; a recent metanalysis shows that longer delays were attributable to lower education levels, younger age at onset and absence of extra-articularRead Article
Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news, journal articles and favorite blogs from this past week on RheumNow.com.Read Article
Secukinumab (Cosentyx) was effective for axial manifestations of psoriatic arthritis in a 52-week multicenter phase III study, investigators reported.
The primary endpoint of a 20% response on the criteria of the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS20) at weekRead Article
@RheumNow #acr20 abs0876 gender differences AS and nrSpA from 3 RCT IXE trials: F more likely to be older, have more nocturnal BP, peripheral pain&fatigue. M have higher CRP & +HLAB27. Ant uveitis > in M w/AS (23.8% vs. 17.9%) but > common in F w/ nr-axSpA (15.2% vs. 7.1%). https://t.co/HZa7AfWbBh
Gender differences in Axial Spondyloarthritis patients Pooled data from 3 Ixekizumab studies Women: 1⃣older at disease onset (30 vs. 26) 2⃣Longer symptom duration (17.8 yrs vs. 16.7 yrs) 3⃣More peripheral joint pain and lower HLA-B27 @RheumNow #ACR20 Abs#0876 https://t.co/qGHXApi0Ko
Secukinumab has been used to treat spinal involvement in axial SpA. Secukinumab led to significant improvements in symptoms of peripheral arthritis in pts with AS. Significant improvements were seen in both tender and swollen joints @RheumNow #ACR20 Abstr#366
Results of the MAXIMISE trial show that Secukinumab provided clinical improvement and reduction in inflammatory MRI lesions in patients with psoriatic arthritis and axial disease through week 52.Read Article
Each pharmaceutical company has spent months and years preparing to present and highlight their featured clinical trials and abstracts at ACR 2020. This is our selection of their best studies for you to review and evaluate as part of your to-do list.Read Article
There are some really interesting poster and abstract presentations on spondyloarthritis at the ACR Convergence 2020. I’ll be covering these topics, and discussing select individual posters and abstracts during this meeting.
Here is a flavour of my read through the topics that areRead Article
The SPIRIT-P1 study has demonstrated the safety and efficacy of ixekizumab (an IL-17A antagonist) when given to adults w/ active psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and also demonstrating radiographic protection and improvement in skin outcomes as well.
This phase 3 study, enrolled biologic-Read Article