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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914593/systemic-and-localized-infection-by-candida-species-in-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases-receiving-anti-tnf-therapy
#1
Nadia E Aikawa, Daniela T A Rosa, Gilda M B Del Negro, Julio C B Moraes, Ana C M Ribeiro, Carla Gonçalves Saad, Clovis A Silva, Eloisa Bonfá
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of systemic and localized infection by Candida species and its possible association with demographic, clinical and laboratory manifestations and therapy in patients with rheumatic diseases taking TNF blockers. METHODS: Consecutive patients with rheumatic diseases receiving anti-TNF agents were included. The following risk factors up to four weeks prior to the study were analyzed: use of antibiotics, immunosuppressant drugs, hospitalization and invasive procedures...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881144/comparison-of-treatment-response-remission-rate-and-drug-adherence-in-polyarticular-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-patients-treated-with-etanercept-adalimumab-or-tocilizumab
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Gerd Horneff, Ariane Klein, Jens Klotsche, Kirsten Minden, Hans-Iko Huppertz, Frank Weller-Heinemann, Jasmin Kuemmerle-Deschner, Johannes-Peter Haas, Anton Hospach
BACKGROUND: Treatment response, remission rates and compliance in patients with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (polyJIA) treated with adalimumab, etanercept, or tocilizumab were analyzed in clinical practice. METHODS: Data collected in the German BIKER registry were analyzed in patients with polyJIA who started treatment with approved biologics, adalimumab, etanercept or tocilizumab, from 2011 to 2015. Baseline patient characteristics, treatment response, safety and drug survival were compared...
November 24, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800265/treatment-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-associated-uveitis
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REVIEW
Merih Oray, İlknur Tuğal-Tutkun
Pediatric uveitis may be a serious health problem because of the lifetime burden of vision loss due to severe complications if the problem is not adequately treated. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)-associated uveitis is characterized by insidious onset and potentially blinding chronic anterior uveitis. Periodic ophthalmologic screening is of utmost importance for early diagnosis of uveitis. Early diagnosis and proper immunomodulatory treatment are essential for good visual prognosis. The goal of treatment is to achieve enduring drug-free remission...
April 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779782/use-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-inhibitors-in-children-and-young-adults-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-or-rheumatoid-arthritis
#4
Wan-Ju Lee, Leslie Briars, Todd A Lee, Gregory S Calip, Katie J Suda, Glen T Schumock
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the use of tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors (TNFI) in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and young adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Patients with incident JIA or RA were identified using the Truven Health MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters database from 2009 to 2013. The incident diagnosis was defined as no prior claims with a JIA/RA code and no JIA/RA medications recorded during the previous 6 months...
October 25, 2016: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749657/disseminated-tuberculosis-resulting-from-reinfection-in-a-pediatric-patient-sequentially-treated-with-etanercept-and-adalimumab
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Carmelo Guerrero-Laleona, Joan Calzada-Hernández, Matilde Bustillo-Alonso, Jorge Gil-Albarova, Marta Medrano-San Ildefonso, Estibaliz Iglesias-Jiménez, Antoni Noguera-Julian
Treatment with tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitors is a risk factor for tuberculosis. Despite previous treatment with isoniazid for latent tuberculosis, a 9-year-old girl with juvenile idiopathic arthritis developed disseminated tuberculosis after changing therapy with etanercept to adalimumab and after new contact with a smear-positive relative. Genotyping strain matches and susceptibility to isoniazid make reinfection more likely than reactivation in our patient.
October 3, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749226/update-on-malignancies-in-children-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-in-the-german-biker-registry
#6
Gerd Horneff, Ariane Klein, Prasad T Oommen, Anton Hospach, Ivan Foeldvari, Isa Feddersen, Kirsten Minden
OBJECTIVES: While tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α-inhibitor treatment improved outcome of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) management markedly, concerns have been raised about an association of TNF-α-inhibitor treatment and an increased risk for malignancies especially lymphoma. METHODS: Cases of suspected malignancies documented in the German Biker Registry are reviewed in detail. RESULTS: Until Dec 31, 2015, 3695 JIA patients were prospectively followed with a total of more than 13,198 observation years...
September 8, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709443/safety-and-efficacy-of-etanercept-and-adalimumab-in-children-aged-2-to-4%C3%A2-years-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#7
D Windschall, G Horneff
The TNF inhibitors etanercept (ETA) and adalimumab (ADA) are approved for treating patients older than 2 years with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Because long-term experience of treating children younger than 4 years is limited, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of ETA or ADA in patients aged 2-4 years. This prospective, long-term, observational registry study documented baseline demographics, clinical characteristics, disease activity parameters, and safety of patients treated with ETA or ADA...
October 5, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698552/profile-of-adalimumab-and-its-potential-in-the-treatment-of-uveitis
#8
Stephen J Balevic, C Egla Rabinovich
Uveitis refers to the presence of intraocular inflammation, and as a strict definition compromises the iris and ciliary body anteriorly and the choroid posteriorly (the uvea). Untreated, uveitis can lead to visual loss or blindness. The etiology of uveitis can include both infectious and noninfectious (usually immune-mediated) causes, the latter of which are often mediated predominantly by Th1 CD4(+) T-cells that secrete proinflammatory cytokines. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) is a proinflammatory cytokine involved in the pathogenesis of uveitis, which at high concentrations can cause excess inflammation and tissue damage...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696756/anti-il6-r-tocilizumab-for-severe-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-associated-uveitis-refractory-to-anti-tnf-therapy-a-multicenter-study-of-25-patients
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Vanesa Calvo-Río, Montserrat Santos-Gómez, Inmaculada Calvo, Ma Isabel González-Fernández, Berta López Montesinos, Marina Mesquida, Alfredo Adán, María Victoria Hernández, Olga Maíz, Antonio Atanes, Beatriz Bravo, Consuelo Modesto, Gisela Díaz-Cordovés, Natalia Palmou-Fontana, Javier Loricera, M C González-Vela, Rosalía Demetrio-Pablo, J L Hernández, Miguel A González-Gay, Ricardo Blanco
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of Tocilizumab (TCZ) for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)-associated uveitis. METHODS: Multicenter study of patients with JIA-associated uveitis refractory to conventional immunosuppressive drugs and anti-TNFα agents. RESULTS: We assessed 25 (21 women) patients (47 affected eyes); mean age 18.5±8.3 years. Uveitis was bilateral in 22. Cystoid macular edema (CME) was present in 9 patients. Ocular sequelae found at TCZ onset included: cataracts (13), glaucoma (7), synechiae (10), band keratopathy (12), maculopathy (9), and amblyopia (5)...
October 1, 2016: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687987/discontinuation-of-long-term-adalimumab-treatment-in-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-associated-uveitis
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Marc Breitbach, Christoph Tappeiner, Michael R R Böhm, Beatrix Zurek-Imhoff, Carsten Heinz, Solon Thanos, Gerd Ganser, Arnd Heiligenhaus
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the discontinuation of adalimumab (ADA) treatment in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis-associated uveitis (JIAU). METHODS: Patients in whom ADA treatment was initiated for JIAU were included in this retrospective analysis. Reasons for discontinuing ADA treatment in patients with primary treatment response were analysed. RESULTS: Within a group of 387 JIAU patients, 59 of 68 patients who were treated with ADA achieved a sufficient response to treatment within 6 months...
September 30, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540226/appropriate-dose-rounding-of-cytokine-modulators-for-paediatric-rheumatology-inpatients
#11
Chris Paget
BACKGROUND: Cytokine modulators (adalimumab, infliximab, etanercept, anakinra, canakinumab, rituximab, tocilizumab and abatacept) are high-cost biologics used primarily in paediatrics to treat patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.1 Funding mechanisms are unreliable and inconsistent hence appropriate dose rounding is a key cost-saving measure.2 However, there is a lack of evidence-based guidance for dose rounding in paediatrics.3 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Determine if 100% of inpatient cytokine modulator prescriptions in rheumatology are dose rounded up or down to the nearest whole vial, pen or syringe if within 5 or 10% of the dose for patients less or more than 10 kg respectively...
September 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27432171/adalimumab-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-noninfectious-paediatric-uveitis
#12
Alicia Muñoz-Gallego, Estefanía Barral, Eugenia Enríquez, Pilar Tejada, Ana Barceló, Jaime de Inocencio
To report the experience of our center with the use of adalimumab (ADA) for the treatment of severe refractory noninfectious paediatric uveitis. The study is a retrospective case series of all paediatric patients with refractory uveitis who were treated with ADA at the Paediatric Uveitis Unit of our center from 2008 to 2015. We present 12 patients (6 Juvenile idiopathic arthritis-associated uveitis, 4 idiopathic panuveitis, 1 early-onset sarcoidosis-associated panuveitis, and 1 intermediate uveitis), with uveitis in 19/24 eyes...
July 18, 2016: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27390133/risk-of-serious-infection-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-patients-associated-with-tnf-inhibitors-and-disease-activity-in-the-german-biker-registry
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Ingrid Becker, Gerd Horneff
OBJECTIVE: Effects of TNF-inhibitors on the risk for serious infections and other influencing factors in a registry. METHODS: Patients exposed first-time to Etanercept, Adalimumab or Methotrexate and serious infections were identified in the German BIKER registry. Serious infection rates per 1000 observation years and relative risks were calculated. Cox regression identified risk factors and provided hazard ratios for occurrence of infections. RESULTS: 3350 patients with 5919 observation years fulfilled the inclusion criteria for the study...
July 7, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27142035/-uveitis-associated-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-optimization-of-immunomodulatory-therapy
#14
A Heiligenhaus, C Tappeiner, K Walscheid, C Heinz
BACKGROUND: Uveitis associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA-associated uveitis) is a vision-threatening disorder with a high complication rate. Besides early diagnosis within screening programs an adequate therapy is essential for improvement of the long-term prognosis. Corticosteroid therapy is often insufficient. In addition to conventional immunosuppression, immunomodulatory drugs, so-called biologicals, are novel highly effective treatment modalities. OBJECTIVE: A systematic search of the literature was carried out for biologicals currently used in the treatment of JIA-associated uveitis...
May 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27135404/the-clinical-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-abatacept-adalimumab-etanercept-and-tocilizumab-for-treating-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-systematic-review-and-economic-evaluation
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Jonathan Shepherd, Keith Cooper, Petra Harris, Joanna Picot, Micah Rose
BACKGROUND: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is characterised by joint pain, swelling and a limitation of movement caused by inflammation. Subsequent joint damage can lead to disability and growth restriction. Treatment commonly includes disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), such as methotrexate. Clinical practice now favours newer drugs termed biologic DMARDs where indicated. OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of four biologic DMARDs [etanercept (Enbrel(®), Pfizer), abatacept (Orencia(®), Bristol-Myers Squibb), adalimumab (Humira(®), AbbVie) and tocilizumab (RoActemra(®), Roche) - with or without methotrexate where indicated] for the treatment of JIA (systemic or oligoarticular JIA are excluded)...
April 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27079596/treatment-of-pediatric-uveitis-with-adalimumab-the-mersi-experience
#16
Claudia Castiblanco, Halea Meese, C Stephen Foster
PURPOSE: To evaluate adalimumab therapy in children with uveitis. METHODS: The electronic health records of pediatric patients diagnosed with uveitis and treated with adalimumab therapy were reviewed retrospectively. Demographic information, site and degree of intraocular inflammation, visual acuity, underlying systemic disorders, duration of therapy, side effects, and ability to obtain steroid-free remission were recorded. RESULTS: A total of 17 patients were included, 16 patients with anterior uveitis and 1 with panuveitis; 14 patients had bilateral disease...
April 2016: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27015607/infliximab-versus-adalimumab-in-the-treatment-of-refractory-inflammatory-uveitis-a-multicenter-study-from-the-french-uveitis-network
#17
Hélène Vallet, Pascal Seve, Lucie Biard, Jean Baptiste Fraison, Philip Bielefeld, Laurent Perard, Boris Bienvenu, Sébastien Abad, Aude Rigolet, Alban Deroux, Damien Sene, Antoinette Perlat, Isabelle Marie, Elodie Feurer, Eric Hachulla, Olivier Fain, Gaëlle Clavel, Sophie Riviere, Pierre-Alban Bouche, Julie Gueudry, Gregory Pugnet, Phuc Le Hoang, Matthieu Resche Rigon, Patrice Cacoub, Bahram Bodaghi, David Saadoun
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the factors associated with response to anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) treatment and compare the efficacy and safety of infliximab (IFX) and adalimumab (ADA) in patients with refractory noninfectious uveitis. METHODS: This was a multicenter observational study of 160 patients (39% men and 61% women; median age 31 years [interquartile range 21-42]) with uveitis that had been refractory to other therapies, who were treated with anti-TNF (IFX 5 mg/kg at weeks 0, 2, 6, and then every 5-6 weeks [n = 98] or ADA 40 mg every 2 weeks [n = 62])...
June 2016: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26968522/biologic-agents-in-juvenile-spondyloarthropathies
#18
REVIEW
María Martha Katsicas, Ricardo Russo
The juvenile spondyloarthropathies (JSpA) are a group of related rheumatic diseases characterized by involvement of peripheral large joints, axial joints, and entheses (enthesitis) that begin in the early years of life (prior to 16(th) birthday).The nomenclature and concept of spondyloarthropathies has changed during the last few decades. Although there is not any specific classification of JSpA, diseases under the spondyloarthropathy nomenclature umbrella in the younger patients include: the seronegative enthesitis and arthropathy (SEA) syndrome, juvenile ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease-associated arthritis...
March 12, 2016: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26934060/the-impact-of-disease-activity-and-tumour-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-inhibitor-therapy-on-cytokine-levels-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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H M Walters, N Pan, T J A Lehman, A Adams, G D Kalliolias, Y S Zhu, F Santiago, J Nguyen, L Sitaras, S Cunningham-Rundles, T J Walsh, S S Toussi
The aim of this study was to evaluate prospectively cytokine levels and disease activity in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients treated with and without tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α inhibitors. TNF-α inhibitor-naive JIA subjects were followed prospectively for 6 months. Cytokine levels of TNF-α, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10 and IL-17 were measured at baseline for JIA subjects and healthy controls (HCs). Cytokine levels were then measured at four time-points after initiation of TNF-α inhibition for anti-TNF-α-treated (anti-TNF) JIA subjects, and at two subsequent time-points for other JIA (non-TNF) subjects...
June 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26809126/recent-advances-in-the-use-of-anti-tnf%C3%AE-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#20
Andrea Taddio, Marco Cattalini, Gabriele Simonini, Rolando Cimaz
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) encompasses a group of diseases of unknown etiology having in common arthritis in at least 1 joint that persists for 6 weeks and begins before 16 years of age, with other conditions excluded. With a prevalence of 1 per 1,000 children in the USA, JIA is the most common pediatric rheumatic illness and a major cause of acquired childhood disability. During the last 20 years, the advent of host immune response modifiers known as biologic agents, in particular the anti-TNFα agents (etanercept, infliximab, adalimumab), which directly inhibit the action of pro-inflammatory mediators, has revolutionized the treatment and the expected outcome of JIA...
June 2016: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
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