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F Ricceri, F Bardazzi, A Chiricozzi, P Dapavo, F Ferrara, C Mugheddu, M Romanelli, F Rongioletti, F Prignano
BACKGROUND: The number elderly patients with psoriasis is steadily increasing in the Western world, nevertheless they are frequently excluded from biologic clinical trials and described as a high-risk group for adverse events. Thus, there is lack of information concerning safety and effectiveness of available treatments for psoriasis in the elderly, particularly about new biologic systemic drugs. OBJECTIVE: Our aim is to describe our experience with all biological therapies currently used in the elderly (> 65 years) psoriatic patients...
June 15, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Ian T Watson, Isabel Haugh, Alexis R Gardner, M Alan Menter
We report the first case of a 34-year-old woman with histiocytoid Sweet syndrome (HSS) that was successfully treated with etanercept. HSS is a rare histological variant of acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis that was described by Requena et al in 2005. It is distinguished by dermal infiltration by mononuclear cells with a histiocytic morphology. To date there are three reported cases of the use of etanercept in the treatment of classic febrile neutrophilic dermatosis but none targeting this disease variant...
July 2018: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
Lindsay Claxton, Matthew Taylor, Arif Soonasra, Jeffrey A Bourret, Robert A Gerber
BACKGROUND: Treatment cycling with biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, such as tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi), is common among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and can result in reduced clinical efficacy and increased economic burden. Tofacitinib is an oral Janus kinase inhibitor for the treatment of RA. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the economic effect of tofacitinib 5 mg twice daily (BID) treatment directly after methotrexate (MTX) in the MTX-inadequate responder population, or after MTX and 1 TNFi (adalimumab [ADA] or etanercept [ETN]) or 2 TNFi (ADA and ETN) in TNF-inadequate responder patients with RA, from a U...
June 13, 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
Edwin Cuperus, Rosanne Koevoets, Jasper J van der Smagt, Johan Toonstra, Marlies de Graaf, Joost Frenkel, Suzanne G M A Pasmans
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March 2018: JAAD Case Reports
J L López-Estebaranz, P de la Cueva-Dobao, C de la Torre Fraga, M Galán Gutiérrez, E González Guerra, J Mollet Sánchez, I Belinchón Romero
BACKGROUND: There is currently little information available on the management of patients with psoriasis in the daily clinical practice of dermatologists in Spain. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to survey a group of Spanish dermatologists with particular expertise in the management of psoriasis to determine their opinions on the protocols used in routine clinical practice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study based on an online survey about the management of psoriasis sent to 75 dermatologists...
June 8, 2018: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
C B Bunker, J Manson
A 61 year-old physician with seronegative rheumatoid arthritis (~4-5 years) and vitiligo (~6-7 years) was started on treatment with tocilizumab - an anti-interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor humanised monoclonal antibody. He had failed to respond to hydroxychloroquine, sulphasalazine, methyl-prednisolone, methotrexate and etanercept. The arthritis proved refractory to tocilizumab (6 months). However there was striking and almost complete remission of the facial and periungual (but not genital) vitiligo. This article is protected by copyright...
June 10, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Hiroshi Kyono, Kayo Haraguchi, Shota Kojima, Takumi Ota, Chulho Jung, Sung Mo Yang, Sangwoo Park, Jineon So, Sunyoung Kim, Jooncheol Kwon, Suyeon Ko, Minae Yun
Etanercept is a dimeric genetic recombinant glycoprotein consisting of Fc domain of human Immunoglobulin G1 and the extracellular domain of human tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor type II. Etanercept exerts therapeutic effects on inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis by neutralizing biological activities of TNFα/Lymphotoxin (LT) α. Mochida Pharmaceutical and LG Chem have developed syringe, pen, and vial products of Etanercept BS (biosimilar) as the first biosimilar of Enbrel in Japan...
2018: Nihon Yakurigaku Zasshi. Folia Pharmacologica Japonica
Minh Vu Chuong Nguyen, Athan Baillet, Xavier Romand, Candice Trocmé, Anaïs Courtier, Hubert Marotte, Thierry Thomas, Martin Soubrier, Pierre Miossec, Jacques Tébib, Laurent Grange, Bertrand Toussaint, Thierry Lequerré, Olivier Vittecoq, Philippe Gaudin
OBJECTIVES: Tumour necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors (TNFi) are effective treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Responses to treatment are barely predictable. As these treatments are costly and may induce a number of side effects, we aimed at identifying a panel of protein biomarkers that could be used to predict clinical response to TNFi for RA patients. METHODS: Baseline blood levels of C-reactive protein, platelet factor 4, apolipoprotein A1, prealbumin, α1-antitrypsin, haptoglobin, S100A8/A9 and S100A12 proteins in bDMARD naive patients at the time of TNFi treatment initiation were assessed in a multicentric prospective French cohort...
June 6, 2018: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
Ali Ismail A Al-Gareeb, Faiq Isho Gorial, Ahmed S Mahmood
This study designed to identify the therapeutic efficacy of niclosamide (NCL) in Iraqi patients suffering from active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who were using etanercept (ETN) for more than 3 months and still had high or moderate active RA. One hundred ten patients suffering from active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who were using etanercept (ETN) for more than 3 months and still had high or moderate active RA were allocated randomly into two equal groups: one of them treated with 1000 mg/day NCL and the other treated with 1000 mg/day lactose in capsule dosage form...
June 7, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
Sylejman Rexhepi, Mjellma Rexhepi, Blerta Rexhepi, Vjollca Sahatçiu-Meka, Vigan Mahmutaj
AIM: This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of Methotrexate (MTX) alone and combined therapy with Etanercept (ETN) and Methotrexate in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: In the randomised control study, conducted in the period from March 2014 until March 2016, we evaluated the efficacy of the treatment of patients with RA with MTX as monotherapy and combination treatment with MTX and ETN. In the Clinic of Rheumatology in Prishtina, 90 adult patients with RA were treated in combination with ETN (doses of 50 mg subcutaneously/weekly), with oral MTX (doses up to 20 mg weekly), and MTX alone (doses up to 20 mg weekly) during this period of two years...
May 20, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Ennio Giulio Favalli, Andrea Becciolini, Martina Biggioggero, Ilaria Bertoldi, Chiara Crotti, Maria Gabriella Raimondo, Antonio Marchesoni
Objective: To evaluate the pattern of prescription and maintenance over time of concomitant methotrexate (MTX), and its impact on a 2-year clinical response in a cohort of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with a first-line tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitor (TNFi). Patients and methods: The study population included all RA patients receiving adalimumab or etanercept a as first-line biologic drug, extracted from a local registry. Enrolled patients were stratified into 3 subgroups according to baseline concomitant MTX: no MTX, low-dose MTX (≤10 mg/wk), and high-dose MTX (≥12...
2018: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
B Naziruddin, M A Kanak, C A Chang, M Takita, M C Lawrence, A R Dennison, N Onaca, M F Levy
The efficacy of islet transplantation is compromised by a significant loss of islet mass posttransplant due to an innate inflammatory reaction. Here we report the use of a combination of etanercept and anakinra to block inflammatory islet damage in 100 patients undergoing total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation. The patients were divided into three groups: no treatment (CTL), etanercept alone (ETA), or a combination of etanercept and anakinra (ANA+ETA). Peritransplant serum samples were analyzed for protein markers of islet damage and for inflammatory cytokines...
June 4, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
Felicia M Bloemendaal, Pim J Koelink, Karin A van Schie, Theo Rispens, Charlotte P Peters, Christianne J Buskens, Jarmila D van der Bilt, Willem A Bemelman, Hannelie Korf, João G Sabino, Cyriel Y Ponsioen, Anje A Te Velde, Geert R A M D'Haens, Gijs R van den Brink, Manon E Wildenberg
Background and Aims: We have recently shown that the mode of action of IgG1 anti-TNF antibodies in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) requires Fcγ-receptor (FcR) engagement on macrophages. Here we examine the effect of Fcγ-receptor signaling by anti-TNF on macrophage IL-12/IL-23 secretion. Methods: Cytokine production by human inflammatory macrophages was assessed at the level of RNA and or protein. TNF-anti-TNF immune complex formation was determined by size-exclusion chromatography and signaling visualized by immunofluorescence...
May 30, 2018: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Hélène Roche, Kevin Bouiller, Eve Puzenat, Elise Deveza, Blandine Roche, Fabien Pelletier, Alison van de Laak, Anne Sophie Dupond, Charlée Nardin, François Aubin
BACKGROUND: Drug survival in a real-life setting is critical to long-term use of biologics for psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: We describe our 12-year experience with biologics in psoriasis patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients treated with biologics including infliximab, adalimumab, etanercept and ustekinumab for psoriasis vulgaris between January 2005 and December 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: In total, 545 treatment series were administered to 269 patients, including 211 treatment series with adalimumab, 135 with etanercept, 77 with infliximab and 122 with ustekinumab...
May 31, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
R B Warren, A Halliday, C N Graham, I Gilloteau, L Miles, D McBride
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis causes work productivity impairment that increases with disease severity. Whether differential treatment efficacy translates into differential indirect cost savings is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To assess work hours lost and indirect costs associated with secukinumab versus ustekinumab and etanercept in the United Kingdom (UK). METHODS: This was a post hoc analysis of work impairment data collected in the CLEAR study (secukinumab vs...
May 30, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Katie L Druce, Laraine Aikman, Maria Dilleen, Annie Burden, Piotr Szczypa, Neil Basu
BACKGROUND: Work disability remains a significant problem in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), despite biological therapy. This study aimed to test the hypothesis that the prevalent symptom of fatigue longitudinally predicts work disability among RA and AS patients commencing etanercept. METHODS: Two observational studies, comprising RA and AS etanercept commencers, respectively, were analysed. Both provided data on work disability over 1 year and a comprehensive set of putative predictors, including fatigue...
May 29, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Néboa Zozaya, Lucía Martínez-Galdeano, Bleric Alcalá, Jose Carlos Armario-Hita, Concepción Carmona, Jose Manuel Carrascosa, Pedro Herranz, María Jesús Lamas, Marta Trapero-Bertran, Álvaro Hidalgo-Vega
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) is a tool that systematically considers multiple factors relevant to health decision-making. The aim of this study was to use an MCDA to assess the value of dupilumab for severe atopic dermatitis compared with secukinumab for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in Spain. METHOD: Following the EVIDEM (Evidence and Value: Impact on DEcision Making) methodology, the estimated value of both interventions was obtained by means of an additive linear model that combined the individual weighting (between 1 and 5) of each criterion with the individual scoring of each intervention in each criterion...
May 29, 2018: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
Mohammed I Aladul, Raymond W Fitzpatrick, Stephen R Chapman
BACKGROUND: The approval of new biosimilars of infliximab, etanercept and adalimumab by the European Medicines Agency is expected to produce further cost savings to the healthcare system budget. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to estimate the budget impact of the introduction of new biosimilars Flixabi® , Erelzi® , Solymbic® , Amgevita® and Imraldi® in rheumatology and gastroenterology specialities in the UK. METHODS: A published budget impact model was adapted to estimate the expected cost savings following the entry of new biosimilars Flixabi® , Erelzi® , Solymbic® , Amgevita® and Imraldi® in the UK over three-year time horizon...
May 15, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Yiyi Yang, Antonio Boza-Serrano, Christopher J R Dunning, Bettina Hjelm Clausen, Kate Lykke Lambertsen, Tomas Deierborg
BACKGROUND: Activated microglia play an essential role in inflammatory responses elicited in the central nervous system (CNS). Microglia-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) are suggested to be involved in propagation of inflammatory signals and in the modulation of cell-to-cell communication. However, there is a lack of knowledge on the regulation of EVs and how this in turn facilitates the communication between cells in the brain. Here, we characterized microglial EVs under inflammatory conditions and investigated the effects of inflammation on the EV size, quantity, and protein content...
May 28, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
J German Sanchez-Hernandez, Noemi Rebollo, Fernando Muñoz, Ana Martin-Suarez, Maria Victoria Calvo
BACKGROUND: Tumour necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) therapy has drastically changed the management of chronic inflammatory diseases (CID). Some important drawbacks that can cause loss of response during treatment with these drugs are related to their large individual variability, the disease burden and the formation of anti-drug-antibodies (ADA) that increase its clearance. Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of these drugs is not yet recommended by all scientific societies, and if so, only in patients with inflammatory symptoms...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
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