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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528528/ustekinumab-a-review-in-moderate-to-severe-crohn-s-disease
#1
Yvette N Lamb, Sean T Duggan
Ustekinumab (Stelara(®)) has been recently approved in the EU and the USA as intravenous induction and subcutaneous maintenance therapy for adult patients with moderately to severely active Crohn's disease who have failed or were intolerant to treatment with immunomodulators, corticosteroids or at least one tumour necrosis factor (TNF) antagonist. Ustekinumab, a monoclonal antibody to the shared p40 subunit of the proinflammatory interleukin (IL)-12 and IL-23 cytokines, has a unique mechanism of action distinct from that of TNF antagonists...
May 20, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513835/british-association-of-dermatologists-guidelines-for-biologic-therapy-for-psoriasis-2017
#2
C H Smith, Z K Jabbar-Lopez, Z Z Yiu, T Bale, A D Burden, L C Coates, M Cruickshank, T Hadoke, E MacMahon, R Murphy, C Nelson-Piercy, C M Owen, R Parslew, E Peleva, E Pottinger, E J Samarasekera, J Stoddart, C Strudwicke, V Venning, R B Warren, L S Exton, M F Mohd Mustapa
The overall aim of the guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations on the use of biologic therapies (adalimumab, etanercept, infliximab, ixekizumab, secukinumab and ustekinumab) in adults, children and young people for the treatment of psoriasis; consideration is given to the specific needs of people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Biologic therapies have now been in use for over 10 years, and with accrued patient-years exposure and clinical experience, many areas that were covered in previous versions of the guideline are now part of the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) and/or routine care so that specific recommendations are redundant (see Toolkit A: Summary of licensed indications and posology for biologic therapy, in Supporting information 2)...
May 17, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508536/risankizumab-versus-ustekinumab-for-moderate-to-severe-plaque-psoriasis
#3
Massimo Fioranelli, Maria Grazia Roccia, Torello Lotti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507492/long-term-treatment-of-chronic-plaque-psoriasis-with-biological-drugs-can-control-platelet-activation-targeting-the-bridge-between-inflammation-and-atherothrombosis
#4
Bartłomiej Kwiek, Joanna Narbutt, Anna Sysa-Jędrzejowska, Andrzej Langner, Aleksandra Lesiak
INTRODUCTION: Platelet activation is elevated in moderate to severe psoriasis, and the reduction in platelet activation during short-term treatment has already been demonstrated. Soluble P-selectin is a well-established marker of platelet activation. AIM: To show whether the long-term treatment of psoriasis with biological drugs can reduce elevated platelet activation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational study of 27 patients with chronic plaque psoriasis, treated with infliximab, adalimumab, etanercept, or ustekinumab for up to 12 months was conducted...
April 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493493/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-and-mean-platelet-volume-in-japanese-patients-with-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis-response-to-therapy-with-biologics
#5
Akihiko Asahina, Naoko Kubo, Yoshinori Umezawa, Hiromi Honda, Koichi Yanaba, Hidemi Nakagawa
Recent studies indicate the presence of systemic inflammation in psoriatic patients, and this inflammatory status is significantly associated with a range of comorbidities. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical significance of novel inflammatory biomarkers, neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and mean platelet volume (MPV) in Japanese patients with plaque-type psoriasis (PsV) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). One hundred and eighty-six patients with PsV and 50 patients with PsA treated with biologics, including infliximab, adalimumab and ustekinumab, were retrospectively analyzed before and after treatment...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491267/update-on-the-management-of-giant-cell-arteritis
#6
REVIEW
Janet Roberts, Alison Clifford
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a large vessel vasculitis that may be associated with significant complications such as blindness, stroke, or aortic aneurysm and dissection in a subset of patients. Given the serious side effects associated with prolonged courses of glucocorticoids and frequent relapses experienced when doses are tapered, increased efforts are being dedicated to the discovery of safer and more effective therapies to control this disease. The purpose of this review is to critically evaluate the role of glucocorticoid-sparing agents in the medical management of GCA with a special focus on the most recent evidence regarding the role of biologic agents, including tocilizumab (TCZ), abatacept and ustekinumab, and other novel therapies...
April 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489479/biologics-and-dermatology-life-quality-index-dlqi-in-the-australasian-psoriasis-population
#7
Diana Norris, Louise Photiou, Mark Tacey, Con Dolianitis, George Varigos, Peter Foley, Chris Baker
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Psoriasis is a chronic condition that may require long-term treatment for disease control. This analysis utilises data from the Australasian Psoriasis Registry with particular attention to the impact of biologic therapy on DLQI, and the differences between the biologics in terms of DLQI score change. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients enrolled in the Australasian Psoriasis Registry from April 2008 to August 2016 was conducted. All subjects from the registry that had DLQI and Psoriasis Assessment Severity Index (PASI) scores recorded at a baseline timepoint of treatment commencement, in addition to week 12 and 24 post commencement were included in the study...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488283/switching-of-biologics-in-psoriasis-reasons-and-results
#8
Hiromi Honda, Yoshinori Umezawa, Sota Kikuchi, Koichi Yanaba, Osamu Fukuchi, Toshihiro Ito, Yoshimasa Nobeyama, Akihiko Asahina, Hidemi Nakagawa
Efficacy and safety profiles of biologics have been established for moderate to severe psoriasis. However, inefficacy or adverse events sometimes require changing the treatment to other biologics. Here, we examine the effectiveness of this strategy. We retrospectively investigated cases requiring switching biologics. We enrolled 275 psoriatic patients treated with biologics between January 2010 and December 2014 in our hospital. Of these, 51 required a switch to another biologic. First-line therapies were infliximab (IFX, n = 26), adalimumab (ADA, n = 18) and ustekinumab (UST, n = 7), and second-line therapies were IFX (n = 5), ADA (n = 21) and UST (n = 25)...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485816/adverse-events-associated-with-discontinuation-of-the-biologics-classic-systemic-treatments-of-moderate-severe-plaque-psoriasis-data-from-the-spanish-biologics-registry-biobadaderm
#9
I Belinchón, J M Ramos, G Carretero, C Ferrándiz, R Rivera, E Daudén, P De la Cueva-Dobao, F J Gómez-García, E Herrera-Ceballos, J L Sánchez-Carazo, J L López-Estebaranz, M Alsina, M Ferrán, R Torrado, J M Carrascosa, M Llamas-Velasco, P L Ortiz, I García-Doval, M A Descalzo
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the adverse events (AEs) that lead to suspension of systemic treatments of psoriasis in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to investigate to AEs associated with discontinuation of systemic therapy in patients with psoriasis in a clinical setting (Biobadaderm). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Multicenter, prospective, cohort study of patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis receiving systemic therapies from January 2008 to November 2015, in 12 hospitals in Spain...
May 9, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483767/incidence-and-prevalence-of-psoriatic-arthritis-in-denmark-a-nationwide-register-linkage-study
#10
Alexander Egeberg, Lars Erik Kristensen, Jacob P Thyssen, Gunnar Hilmar Gislason, Alice B Gottlieb, Laura C Coates, Denis Jullien, Paolo Gisondi, Dafna D Gladman, Lone Skov, Lotus Mallbris
OBJECTIVES: To examine the incidence and temporal trends of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in the general population in Denmark. METHODS: Using nationwide registry data, we estimated the number of patients with incident PsA within each 1-year period between 1997 and 2011 and calculated the rate of PsA cases within gender and age subgroups. Incidence rates were presented per 100 000 person-years. RESULTS: There was a female predominance ranging from 50...
May 8, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483439/ustekinumab-for-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
#11
Adrien Mirouse, Stéphane Barete, Jean-Benoît Monfort, Matthieu Resche-Rigon, Anne-Sophie Bouyer, Cloé Comarmond, Damien Sène, Fanny Domont, Yasmina Ferfar, Patrice Cacoub, David Saadoun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of ustekinumab in the treatment of oral ulcers (OU) in patients with Behçet's disease (BD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Prospective study including 14 patients [median age of 39 (34; 41) years, with 71% of men] fulfilling criteria of the International Study Group for BD and with active OU resistant to colchicine. Patients received ustekinumab 90 mg (n = 11) or 45 mg (n = 3) subcutaneously at inclusion, at week 4, and every 12 weeks...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482858/tight-controlled-dose-reduction-of-biologics-in-psoriasis-patients-with-low-disease-activity-a-randomized-pragmatic-non-inferiority-trial
#12
Selma Atalay, Juul M P A van den Reek, Lieke J van Vugt, Marisol E Otero, Peter C M van de Kerkhof, Alfons A den Broeder, Wietske Kievit, Elke M G J de Jong
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is an immune-mediated chronic inflammatory skin disorder for which several targeted biologic therapies became available in the last 10 years. Data from patients with rheumatoid arthritis revealed that dose tapering combined with tight control of disease activity is successful. For psoriasis patients the lowest effective dose of biologics needs to be determined. The objective was to assess whether dose tapering of biologics guided by Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) and Dermatology Quality of Life Index (DLQI) scores in psoriasis patients with controlled disease activity is non-inferior (NI) to usual care...
May 8, 2017: BMC Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477389/paradoxical-ulcerative-colitis-during-adalimumab-treatment-of-psoriasis-resolved-by-switch-to-ustekinumab
#13
A G A Kolios, L Biedermann, A Weber, A A Navarini, J Meier, A Cozzio, L E French
Here we report the case of a psoriasis patient who developed an ulcerative colitis (UC) most likely caused by Adalimumab. After cessation of Adalimumab, colitis improved significantly. However, since psoriasis worsened, the patient was switched to Ustekinumab which resulted in complete cessation of colitis. During the two-year follow-up under Ustekinumab therapy no further gastrointestinal complaints occurred. Paradoxical psoriasis manifestations in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) under TNF-inhibitor therapy have been reported and rarely paradoxical IBD occurred (mostly Crohn's disease) in rheumatologic patients treated with Infliximab or Etanercept...
May 6, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463854/surgical-rates-in-the-era-of-biological-therapy-up-down-or-unchanged
#14
Pablo Olivera, Antonino Spinelli, Corinne Gower-Rousseau, Silvio Danese, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to summarize data regarding surgical trends in inflammatory bowel disease in the prebiologic and biologic era, with a focus on population-based studies and randomized controlled trials (RCTs). RECENT FINDINGS: There is paucity of data in RCTs regarding surgical rates, with only a few clinical trials reporting them. From the available data, meta-analyses of RCTs have concluded that antitumor necrosis α agents (anti-TNF) reduce surgical rates in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease...
May 1, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461763/emerging-targeted-therapies-for-plaque-psoriasis-impact-of-ixekizumab
#15
REVIEW
Tiana Kazemi, Benjamin Farahnik, John Koo, Kourosh Beroukhim
BACKGROUND: Recent studies into the pathogenesis of psoriasis have identified the importance of interleukin 17 (IL-17) in disease activity and have thus provided a new target for biologic therapy. Ixekizumab, the most recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved anti-IL-17 biologic agent, appears to be a promising medication for patients suffering from moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. METHODS: We reviewed the results of phase III trials for ixekizumab in order to assess the efficacy, safety, and impact on quality of life of this agent in the treatment of plaque psoriasis...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457908/quantitative-evaluation-of-biologic-therapy-options-for-psoriasis-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#16
Zarif K Jabbar-Lopez, Zenas Z N Yiu, Victoria Ward, Lesley S Exton, M Firouz Mohd Mustapa, Eleanor Samarasekera, A David Burden, Ruth Murphy, Caroline M Owen, Richard Parslew, Vanessa Venning, Richard B Warren, Catherine H Smith
Multiple biologic treatments are licensed for psoriasis. The lack of head-to-head randomised controlled trials (RCTs) makes choosing between them difficult for patients, clinicians and guideline developers. To establish their relative efficacy and tolerability, we searched MEDLINE, PubMed, Embase and Cochrane for RCTs of licensed biologic treatments for skin psoriasis. We performed a network meta-analysis to identify direct and indirect evidence comparing biologics to one another, methotrexate or placebo. We combined this with hierarchical cluster analysis to consider multiple outcomes related to efficacy and tolerability in combination for each treatment...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448778/economic-impact-of-above-label-dosing-with-etanercept-adalimumab-or-ustekinumab-in-patients-with-psoriasis
#17
Steven R Feldman, Yang Zhao, Huanxue Zhou, Vivian Herrera, Haijun Tian, Yunfeng Li
BACKGROUND: Patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis may be treated with above-label doses of biologics in an attempt to optimize outcomes. Dose escalation will have an effect on the cost of treatment. OBJECTIVE: To examine costs related to above-label use of etanercept, adalimumab, and ustekinumab among patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed using a large U.S. claims database. Patients were included in the study if they were aged ≥ 18 years with a diagnosis of psoriasis (excluding psoriatic arthritis) and had at least 1 medication fill for etanercept, adalimumab, or ustekinumab between January 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012...
May 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443318/peritoneal-tuberculosis-in-the-setting-of-ustekinumab-treatment-for-psoriasis
#18
Maeve Lynch, Lisa Roche, Mary Horgan, Kashif Ahmad, Caitriona Hackett, Bart Ramsay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: JAAD Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441904/the-safety-of-ustekinumab-for-the-treatment-of-psoriatic-arthritis
#19
A López-Ferrer, A Laiz, L Puig
The cytokines interleukin (IL)-12 and IL-23 have been involved in the pathogenesis of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Ustekinumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody targeting the p40 subunit shared by IL-12 and IL-23. Ustekinumab prevents the interaction of IL-12 and IL-23 binding to their receptors, blocking the T1 and T17 inflammatory pathways. Ustekinumab has been evaluated for the treatment of various chronic immune mediated diseases including psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Most of the data regarding the safety of ustekinumab come from the experience treating patients with psoriasis, but clinical trials have demonstrated its efficacy and safety in the treatment of both diseases...
May 9, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439956/biologic-treatments-for-elderly-patients-with-psoriasis
#20
Mami Momose, Akihiko Asahina, Mitsuha Hayashi, Koichi Yanaba, Yoshinori Umezawa, Hidemi Nakagawa
The number of elderly patients with psoriasis is increasing in Japan. However, biologic treatment is generally considered to be challenging in elderly patients, due to their increased risk of complications compared with younger patients. Our retrospective study aimed to evaluate the safety profile and efficacy of biologics in senior elderly patients (≥75 years old) with psoriasis. The study involved a cohort of 27 patients aged 75-88 years who were being treated with biologics over a period of more than 1 year...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
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