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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099084/mechanisms-and-new-strategies-for-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Clio P Mavragani
Primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a common chronic autoimmune disease characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of exocrine glands, mainly salivary and lacrimal, resulting in oral and ocular dryness, although virtually any organ system can be affected. SS-related systemic manifestations are classified as either related to the presence of periepithelial infiltrates in exocrine and parenchymal organs or resulting from immunocomplex deposition due to B cell hyperactivity with increased risk for B cell lymphoma development...
January 14, 2017: Annual Review of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094756/treatment-modifying-factors-of-biologics-for-psoriatic-arthritis-a-systematic-review-and-bayesian-meta-regression
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REVIEW
Eric Druyts, Jacqueline B Palmer, Chakrapani Balijepalli, Keith Chan, Mir Sohail Fazeli, Vivian Herrera, Jeroen P Jansen, Jay J H Park, Steve Kanters, Andreas Reimold
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore factors that modify treatment effects of non-conventional biologics versus placebo in patients with psoriatic arthritis. METHODS: A systematic literature review and meta-regression was conducted. The biologics included etanercept, infliximab, adalimumab, golimumab, certolizumab, ustekinumab, tocilizumab, anakinra, abatacept, rituximab, and secukinumab. Outcomes included American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 20 and 50, Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI) 75, and 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) Physical and Mental Component Summaries (PCS and MCS)...
January 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089983/detailed-analysis-of-the-articular-domain-in-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
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Rada V Moerman, Suzanne Arends, Petra M Meiners, Arjan Vissink, Frederik K L Spijkervet, Frans G M Kroese, Elisabeth Brouwer, Hendrika Bootsma
OBJECTIVE: We used the 28-joint Disease Activity Score (DAS28) and the European League Against Rheumatism Sjögren's Syndrome Disease Activity Index (ESSDAI) articular domain to assess the effect of rituximab (RTX) and abatacept (ABA) on articular involvement in primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS). METHODS: Patients with pSS treated with RTX (n = 18) or ABA (n = 13) and having a DAS28 erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)/C-reactive protein (CRP) level ≥ 3.2 at baseline were selected...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079510/a-comparison-of-discontinuation-rates-of-tofacitinib-and-biologic-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-review-and-bayesian-network-meta-analysis
#4
Sun-Kyeong Park, Min-Young Lee, Eun-Jin Jang, Hye-Lin Kim, Dong-Mun Ha, Eui-Kyung Lee
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the discontinuation rates of tofacitinib and biologics (tumour necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi), abatacept, rituximab, and tocilizumab) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients considering inadequate responses (IRs) to previous treatment(s). METHODS: Randomised controlled trials of tofacitinib and biologics - reporting at least one total discontinuation, discontinuation due to lack of efficacy (LOE), and discontinuation due to adverse events (AEs) - were identified through systematic review...
January 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067080/-recent-advances-in-the-treatment-of-large-vessel-vasculitides
#5
Melinda Zsuzsanna Szabó, Emese Kiss
Giant cell arteritis and Takayasu arteritis classified to large vessel vasculitides have similar histopathology in the vascular wall proposing that these entities can be different phenotypes on a spectrum of a single disorder. Glucocorticoids are the mainstay of therapy combined with cyclophosphamide, azatioprine and mycofenolate mofetil, when it is required. However, a significant proportion of patients are glucocorticoid-dependent despite of the conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs and suffer from serious side effects of the steroids, therefore alternate options for more effective disease management are needed...
January 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058538/factors-influencing-the-choice-of-first-and-second-line-biologic-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-real-life-data-from-the-italian-lorhen-registry
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Sara Monti, Catherine Klersy, Roberto Gorla, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Fabiola Atzeni, Raffaele Pellerito, Enrico Fusaro, Giuseppe Paolazzi, Pier Andrea Rocchetta, Ennio Giulio Favalli, Antonio Marchesoni, Roberto Caporali
According to international recommendations, the selection of the biologic disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug (bDMARD) for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is mainly left to the clinician's preference. We analyzed the real-life factors influencing the first-line choice or the switching strategy, focusing on the prescription of abatacept (ABA) or tocilizumab (TCZ) compared to TNFα inhibitors (TNFi). Patients enrolled in the Lombardy Rheumatology Network (LORHEN) Registry after January 1, 2010, when all considered bDMARD agents were available, were included...
January 5, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053274/safety-of-surgery-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-treated-by-abatacept-data-from-the-french-orencia-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-registry
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Augustin Latourte, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg, Cécile Luxembourger, Isabelle Pane, Pascal Claudepierre, Pascal Richette, Pierre Lafforgue, Bernard Combe, Alain Cantagrel, Jean Sibilia, René-Marc Flipo, Philippe Gaudin, Olivier Vittecoq, Thierry Schaeverbeke, Maxime Dougados, Jeremie Sellam, Philippe Ravaud, Xavier Mariette, Raphaèle Seror
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency and risk factors of postoperative complications in RA patients treated with abatacept (ABA). METHODS: The Orencia RA registry recruited 1012 patients receiving ABA for RA in routine care. Data from patients treated with ABA who underwent surgery were reviewed to describe the frequency of postoperative complications. Characteristics of patients and surgeries with and without complications were compared to identify factors associated with complications...
January 3, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043761/the-effect-of-body-mass-index-on-clinical-response-to-abatacept-as-a-first-line-biologic-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-6-month-results-from-the-2-year-observational-prospective-action-study
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Xavier Mariette, Rieke Alten, Hubert G Nüßlein, Mauro Galeazzi, Hanns-Martin Lorenz, Alain Cantagrel, Melanie Chartier, Coralie Poncet, Christiane Rauch, Manuela Le Bars
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of baseline body mass index (BMI) on the efficacy and retention of intravenous abatacept at 6 months in biologic-naïve patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: This was a 6-month analysis of a 2-year, non-interventional, international, prospective study. Baseline characteristics, clinical response and retention rates were compared by BMI subgroup: underweight/normal, overweight and obese (<25, 25 to <30 and ≥30kg/m(2), respectively)...
December 30, 2016: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034349/biological-agents-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-cross-link-between-immune-tolerance-and-immune-surveillance
#9
Rossella Talotta, Fabiola Atzeni, Alberto Batticciotto, Maurizio Benucci, Sara Bongiovanni, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
The biological drugs have all been successfully used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and have led to fair rates of clinical remission; however, the possible occurrence of adverse events such as infectious diseases or cancers means that the patients undergoing treatment need to be closely monitored. Anti-TNF agents, first appeared in the pharmacological algorithm of RA in the early 2000s, seem to lead to a higher risk of reactivated tubercular infection than the biological agents with different mechanism of action (abatacept or rituximab)...
December 30, 2016: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028155/abatacept-reduces-disease-activity-and-ultrasound-power-doppler-in-acpa-negative-undifferentiated-arthritis-a-proof-of-concept-clinical-and-imaging-study
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Maya H Buch, Elizabeth M A Hensor, Chadi Rakieh, Jane E Freeston, Edward Middleton, Sarah Horton, Sudipto Das, Charles Peterfy, Ai Lyn Tan, Richard J Wakefield, Paul Emery
OBJECTIVES: No proven treatment exists for ACPA-negative undifferentiated arthritis (UA). The aim of this study was to evaluate whether abatacept is effective in treating poor prognosis, ACPA-negative UA, including its effect on power Doppler on US (PDUS). METHODS: A proof-of-concept, open-label, prospective study of 20 patients with DMARD-naïve, ACPA-negative UA (⩾2 joint synovitis) and PDUS ⩾ 1 with clinical and 20-joint US (grey scale/PDUS) assessments at baseline, 6, 12, 18 and 24 months...
January 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018840/hand-impairment-in-systemic-sclerosis-various-manifestations-and-currently-available-treatment
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Amber Young, Rajaie Namas, Carole Dodge, Dinesh Khanna
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease initially recognized by hand involvement due to characteristic Raynaud's phenomenon (RP), puffy hands, skin thickening, and contractures resembling claw deformities. SSc contributes to hand impairment through inflammatory arthritis, joint contractures, tendon friction rubs (TFRs), RP, digital ulcers (DU), puffy hands, skin sclerosis, acro-osteolysis, and calcinosis. These manifestations, which often co-exist, can contribute to difficulty with occupational activities and activities of daily living (ADL), which can result in impaired quality of life...
September 2016: Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013201/risk-of-serious-adverse-effects-of-biological-and-targeted-drugs-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-review-meta-analysis
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Simon Tarp, Daniel Eric Furst, Maarten Boers, George Luta, Henning Bliddal, Ulrik Tarp, Karsten Heller Asmussen, Birgitte Brock, Anna Dossing, Tanja Schjødt Jørgensen, Steffen Thirstrup, Robin Christensen
OBJECTIVES: To determine possible differences in serious adverse effects among the 10 currently approved biological and targeted synthetic DMARDs (b/ts-DMARDs) for RA. METHODS: Systematic review in bibliographic databases, trial registries and websites of regulatory agencies identified randomized trials of approved b/ts-DMARDs for RA. Network meta-analyses using mixed-effects Poisson regression models were conducted to calculate rate ratios for serious adverse events (SAEs) and deaths between each of the 10 drugs and control (i...
December 24, 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011145/a-functional-genomic-meta-analysis-of-clinical-trials-in-systemic-sclerosis-towards-precision-medicine-and-combination-therapy
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Jaclyn N Taroni, Viktor Martyanov, J Matthew Mahoney, Michael L Whitfield
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an orphan, systemic autoimmune disease with no FDA-approved treatments. Its heterogeneity and rarity often result in underpowered clinical trials making the analysis and interpretation of associated molecular data challenging. We performed a meta-analysis of gene expression data from skin biopsies of SSc patients treated with five therapies: mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), rituximab, abatacept, nilotinib, and fresolimumab. A common clinical improvement criterion of -20% OR -5 modified Rodnan Skin Score was applied to each study...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010149/outcomes-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-inhibitor-cycling-versus-switching-to-a-disease-modifying-anti-rheumatic-drug-with-a-new-mechanism-of-action-among-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#14
Benjamin Chastek, Laura K Becker, Chieh-I Chen, Puneet Mahajan, Jeffrey R Curtis
OBJECTIVES: To examine treatment patterns, treatment effectiveness, and treatment costs for 1 year after patients with rheumatoid arthritis switched from a tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) (adalimumab, certolizumab pegol, etanercept, golimumab, or infliximab), either cycling to another TNFi ("TNFi cyclers") or switching to a new mechanism of action (abatacept, tocilizumab, or tofacitinib) ("new MOA switchers"). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used administrative claims data for a national insurer...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996207/complete-regression-of-psoriatic-arthritis-after-belatacept-conversion-in-a-highly-hla-sensitized-kidney-transplant-patient
#15
Maria Meneghini, Carmen Gómez, Richard Mast, Edoardo Melilli, Josep M Grinyó, Oriol Bestard
Costimulatory inhibitors (Abatacept and Belatacept) effectively abrogate T-lymphocyte activation and proliferation and have been shown to be effective for disease control in certain autoimmune disorders as well as in preventing allograft rejection in kidney transplantation. Whether such immunomodulatory agents may be useful for the control of autoimmune flares and allograft acceptance, while avoiding the need of additional strong immunosuppressants has not been shown yet. Herein, we report the first case of a 47-year old man affected by a serious debilitating form of Psoriatic Arthritis presented during the course of a third, high immunological risk kidney transplantation...
December 20, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989499/biological-agents-in-polyarticular-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-withdrawal-trials
#16
Gil Amarilyo, Simon Tarp, Ivan Foeldvari, Neta Cohen, Tracy D Pope, Jennifer M P Woo, Robin Christensen, Daniel E Furst
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Although various biological agents are in use for polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA), head-to-head trials comparing the efficacy and safety among them are lacking. We aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of biological agents in pJIA using all currently available randomized withdrawal trials (wRCTs). METHODS: A systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, and clinicaltrials.gov was performed. Eligible wRCTs: patients with pJIA where a biological agent was compared with another biological agent or placebo...
December 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974925/new-pharmacological-strategies-in-rheumatic-diseases
#17
REVIEW
Schiotis Re, Buzoianu Ad, Mureșanu Df, Suciu S
Targeting the pathogenic pathway of chronic inflammation represents an unmet challenge for controlling disease activity, preventing functional disability, and maintaining an adequate quality of life in patients with rheumatic diseases. Abatacept, a novel molecule that inhibits co-stimulation signal, induces an inhibitory effect on the T-cells. This will further interfere with the activity of several cell lines, leading to the normalization of the immune response. In the latest years, abatacept has been extensively investigated in studies of rheumatoid arthritis for which it was recently approved as a second line biologic treatment in Romania...
July 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27971460/a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-abatacept-tocilizumab-and-tnf-inhibitor-compared-with-rituximab-as-a-second-line-therapy-for-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
S Huoponen, K J Aaltonen, J T Joensuu, J Rutanen, H Relas, K Taimen, K Puolakka, T Sokka, D Nordström, M Blom
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27971459/economic-evaluation-of-tocilizumab-vs-abatacept-in-methotrexate-experienced-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-italy
#19
S Villa, R Ravasio, F Rossetti, L Bianchino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966068/body-mass-does-not-impact-the-clinical-response-to-intravenous-abatacept-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-analysis-from-the-pan-european-registry-collaboration-for-abatacept-panaba
#20
Florenzo Iannone, Delphine S Courvoisier, Jacques Eric Gottenberg, Maria Victoria Hernandez, Elisabeth Lie, Helena Canhão, Karel Pavelka, Merete Lund Hetland, Carl Turesson, Xavier Mariette, Denis Choquette, Axel Finckh
Some evidences suggest that obesity impairs the effectiveness of TNF inhibitors. We examined the impact of body mass index (BMI) on the clinical effectiveness of abatacept in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. This is a pooled analysis of 10 prospective cohorts of RA patients. All patients with available BMI were included in this study. The primary endpoint was drug retention of abatacept in the different BMI categories. Multivariable Cox regression was used to estimate hazard ratios (HRs) for drug discontinuation...
December 14, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
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