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Keiichi Koizumi, Minako Hoshiai, Nobuyuki Katsumata, Takako Toda, Hiroaki Kise, Yohei Hasebe, Yosuke Kono, Yuto Sunaga, Masashi Yoshizawa, Atsushi Watanabe, Keiko Kagami, Masako Abe, Kanji Sugita
BACKGROUND: The effect of infliximab (IFX) on immune cells has not been fully reported in Kawasaki disease (KD). To investigate the mechanism of IFX in KD, we examined changes in the abundance of CD14+ CD16+ activated monocytes, regulatory T cells (Treg ), and T-helper cell type 17 (Th17) cells following treatment with IFX. METHODS: We collected peripheral blood from patients with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)-resistant KD and analyzed the absolute counts of CD14+ CD16+ monocytes, Treg cells (CD4+ CD25+ FOXP3+ ) and Th17 cells (CD4+ IL-17A+ ) by flow cytometry...
March 15, 2018: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Shimpei Shirai, Megumi Hara, Yasuhisa Sakata, Nanae Tsuruoka, Koji Yamamoto, Ryo Shimoda, Yasuyuki Gomi, Hironori Yoshii, Kazuma Fujimoto, Ryuichi Iwakiri
Background and Aims: No reports have described the immunogenicity and boosting effect of the quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (QIV) in adults with inflammatory bowel disease. Methods: Adults with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis were randomly assigned to a single vaccination group or booster group, and a QIV was administered subcutaneously. Serum samples were collected before vaccination, 4 weeks after vaccination, and after the influenza season in the single vaccination group...
March 9, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Lisette Binkhorst, Annemieke Sobels, Rogier Stuyt, Elsbeth M Westerman, Rachel L West
OBJECTIVE: Currently, a biosimilar of Remicade is available (CT-P13). Switching patients from Remicade to a biosimilar is still under debate, especially for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In a retrospective study, we investigated the feasibility and safety of switching patients with IBD from Remicade to a biosimilar infliximab. PATIENTS AND METHODS: At two large general hospitals in The Netherlands, adult patients with a diagnosis of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis being treated with Remicade were asked to switch to the biosimilar infliximab (CT-P13)...
March 13, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Ramesh Palaparthy, Chandrasekhar Udata, Steven Y Hua, Donghua Yin, Chun-Hua Cai, Stephanie Salts, Muhammad I Rehman, Joseph McClellan, Xu Meng
BACKGROUND: To demonstrate pharmacokinetic (PK) similarity of PF-06438179/ GP1111, a potential biosimilar to Remicade®, to Remicade® sourced from European Union (infliximab-EU) and United States (infliximab-US), and of infliximab-EU to infliximab-US. METHODS: In this phase I, parallel-group, three-arm trial, healthy adult subjects were randomized to receive a single 10-mg/kg intravenous infusion of PF-06438179/GP1111, infliximab-EU, or infliximab-US. PK, and safety and immunogenicity evaluations were performed over 8 and 12 weeks, respectively...
March 5, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
Larissa F Marchi, Adriana B Paoliello-Paschoalato, Renê D R Oliveira, Ana Elisa C S Azzolini, Luciana M Kabeya, Eduardo A Donadi, Yara Maria Lucisano-Valim
We examined the functional activity of peripheral blood neutrophils and the complement system activation status in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) undergoing infliximab/methotrexate combined therapy. We studied female RA patients under treatment with infliximab (3-5 mg/kg) and methotrexate (15-25 mg/week) who presented inactive (i-RA; n = 34, DAS-28 ≤ 2.6) or at least moderately active disease (a-RA; n = 29, DAS-28 > 3.2), and age-matched healthy women (n = 38). We measured the levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation (chemiluminescence assay) and membrane expression of FcγRIIa/CD32, FcγRIIIb/CD16, CR1/CD35, and CR3/CD11b receptors (ELISA assay) in neutrophils...
February 20, 2018: Rheumatology International
B Gorovits, D J Baltrukonis, I Bhattacharya, M A Birchler, D Finco, D Sikkema, M S Vincent, S Lula, L Marshall, T P Hickling
OBJECTIVE: To examine the assay formats used to detect anti-drug antibodies (ADA) in clinical studies of the anti-TNF monoclonal antibodies adalimumab and infliximab in chronic inflammatory disease and their potential impact on pharmacokinetic and clinical outcomes. METHODS: Using findings of a recent systematic literature review of the immunogenicity of 11 biologic/biosimilar agents, we conducted an ancillary qualitative review of a subset of randomized controlled trials and observational studies of the monoclonal antibodies against anti-tumor necrosis factor adalimumab and infliximab...
February 12, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
Elena De Santis, Alessandra Melegari, Chiara Bonaguri, Gilda Sandri, Maria Teresa Mascia, Federica Gaiani, Valentina Pecoraro, Gianluigi De Angelis, Tommaso Trenti
BACKGROUND: Biological agents for anti-tumor necrosis factor-α therapy have revolutionized treatments for autoimmune diseases; however, approximately 20% of rheumatology and 40% of gastroenterology patients do not respond to the therapy, or they show reduced drug efficacy because of anti-drug antibody (ADA) formation. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate laboratory tools for individual monitoring of infliximab therapy and the relationship between ADA and infliximab serum levels, ADA and clinical response, and ADA and autoantibodies...
February 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
Maurizio Benucci, Arianna Damiani, Francesca Li Gobbi, Francesca Bandinelli, Maria Infantino, Valentina Grossi, Mariangela Manfredi, Guillaume Noguier, Francesca Meacci
Introduction: The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between human leukocyte antigen (HLA) haplotypes and the development of antidrug antibodies (ADAs) in a cohort of patients with rheumatic diseases. Patients and methods: We evaluated the presence of ADAs in 248 patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases after 6 months of treatment with anti-TNF drugs: 26 patients were treated with infliximab (IFX; three with rheumatoid arthritis [RA], 13 with ankylosing spondylitis [AS], 10 with psoriatic arthritis [PsA]); 83 treated with adalimumab (ADA; 24 with RA, 36 with AS, 23 with PsA); 88 treated with etanercept (ETA; 35 with RA, 27 with AS, 26 with PsA); 32 treated with certolizumab (CERT; 25 with RA, two with AS, five with PsA); and 19 treated with golimumab (GOL; three with RA, seven with AS, nine with PsA)...
2018: Biologics: Targets & Therapy
Seung Woon Park, Sam Ryong Jee, Ji Hyun Kim, Sang Heon Lee, Jin Won Hwang, Ji Geon Jang, Dong Woo Lee, Sang Yong Seol
Amyloidosis is defined as the extracellular deposition of non-branching fibrils composed of a variety of serum-protein precursors. Secondary amyloidosis is associated with several chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatologic or intestinal diseases, familial Mediterranean fever, or chronic infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis. Although the association of amyloidosis with inflammatory bowel disease is known, amyloidosis secondary to ulcerative colitis (UC) is rare. A 36-year-old male patient with a 15-year history of UC presented with nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain...
January 2018: Intestinal Research
Ennio Lubrano, Fabio Massimo Perrotta, Maria Manara, Salvatore D'Angelo, Olga Addimanda, Roberta Ramonda, Leonardo Punzi, Ignazio Olivieri, Carlo Salvarani, Antonio Marchesoni
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of sex on response to treatment and disease remission in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). METHODS: In this retrospective multicenter study, patients with axSpA, according to the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis international Society (ASAS) criteria for axSpA, and treated with adalimumab, etanercept, golimumab, or infliximab, were studied. We compared clinical characteristics, patient-reported outcomes, disease activity, function, and response to treatment in male and female patients with this disease...
February 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
Zsófia Kardos, Csaba Oláh, Mariann Sepsi, Attila Sas, László Kostyál, Tünde Bóta, Harjit Pal Bhattoa, Katalin Hodosi, György Kerekes, László Tamási, Dániel Bereczki, Zoltán Szekanecz
Assessment of intracranial vessels includes transcranial Doppler (TCD). TCD performance requires intact temporal acoustic windows (TAW). Failure of TAW (TAWF) is present in 8-20% of people. There have been no reports on TAWF in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Altogether, 62 female RA patients were included. Among them, 20 were MTX-treated and biologic-free, 20 received infliximab, and 22 tocilizumab. The controls included 60 non-RA women. TAWF, temporal bone thickness, and texture were determined by ultrasound and CT...
January 30, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
Séverine Vermeire, Ann Gils, Paola Accossato, Sadiq Lula, Amy Marren
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Treatment options include biologic therapies; however, a proportion of patients lose response to biologics, partly due to the formation of anti-drug antibodies (ADAbs). Concomitant immunosuppressive agents reduce the development of ADAbs. This review article aims to assess the immunogenicity of biologic therapies and their clinical implications. A comprehensive literature search was conducted for articles published January 2009 to August 2015 reporting immunogenicity to adalimumab (ADM), certolizumab pegol (CZP), golimumab, infliximab (IFX), ustekinumab, and vedolizumab in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
Alexander Eser, Christian Primas, Sieglinde Reinisch, Harald Vogelsang, Gottfried Novacek, Diane R Mould, Walter Reinisch
Despite a robust exposure-response relationship of infliximab in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), attempts to adjust dosing to individually predicted serum concentrations of infliximab (SICs) are lacking. Compared with labor-intensive conventional software for pharmacokinetic (PK) modeling (eg, NONMEM) dashboards are easy-to-use programs incorporating complex Bayesian statistics to determine individual pharmacokinetics. We evaluated various infliximab detection assays and the number of samples needed to precisely forecast individual SICs using a Bayesian dashboard...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Alejandro Balsa, Raimon Sanmarti, José Rosas, Victor Martin, Ana Cabez, Susana Gómez, María Montoro
Objectives: The aims were to evaluate the prevalence of anti-drug antibodies (ADA) in patients with RA or SpA experiencing secondary failure to anti-TNF therapy and to correlate ADA presence with anti-TNF concentration and clinical response. Methods: This was a cross-sectional, observational study of patients with active RA or SpA experiencing secondary failure to etanercept (ETN), infliximab (INF) or adalimumab (ADL). Concomitant non-biologic DMARDs were permitted...
January 19, 2018: Rheumatology
Patricia Romero-Cara, Daniel Torres-Moreno, José Pedregosa, Juan Antonio Vílchez, María Sergia García-Simón, Guadalupe Ruiz-Merino, Senador Morán-Sanchez, Pablo Conesa-Zamora
BACKGROUND: The production of anti-drug antibodies (ADAs) against IgG monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) targeting tumour necrosis factor (TNF) is an important cause of loss of response to anti-TNF mAbs in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Since receptors for the Fc portion of IgG (FCGRs) are involved in the degradation of IgG complexes, we hypothesised that a polymorphism in FCGR3A (V158F; rs396991) gene could be involved in anti-TNF ADA generation and treatment resistance...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
Amy Hemperly, Niels Vande Casteele
Infliximab was the first monoclonal antibody to be approved for the treatment of pediatric and adult patients with moderately to severely active Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). It has been shown to induce and maintain both clinical remission and mucosal healing in pediatric and adult patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who are unresponsive or refractory to conventional therapies. The administration of infliximab is weight-based and the drug is administered intravenously. The volume of distribution of infliximab is low and at steady state ranges from 4...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
Geert D'Haens, Severine Vermeire, Guy Lambrecht, Filip Baert, Peter Bossuyt, Benjamin Pariente, Anthony Buisson, Yoram Bouhnik, Jérôme Filippi, Janneke Vander Woude, Philippe Van Hootegem, Jacques Moreau, Edouard Louis, Denis Franchimont, Martine De Vos, Fazia Mana, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Hedia Brixi, Matthieu Allez, Philip Caenepeel, Alexandre Aubourg, Bas Oldenburg, Marieke Pierik, Ann Gils, Sylvie Chevret, David Laharie
BACKGROUND & AIMS: A combination of infliximab and immunomodulators is the most efficacious treatment for Crohn's disease (CD). Patients have the best outcomes when their serum concentrations of these drugs are above a determined therapeutic threshold. We performed a prospective, randomized trial to determine whether therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) to maintain serum levels of infliximab above 3 μg/mL produced higher rates of clinical and endoscopic remission than adapting dose based only on symptoms...
January 6, 2018: Gastroenterology
Akira Hachiya, Norimoto Kobayashi, Satoshi Matsuzaki, Yusuke Takeuchi, Yohei Akazawa, Tomonari Shigemura, Noriko Motoki, Junya Masumoto, Kazunaga Agematsu
Infliximab (IFX) is effective for treatment of refractory Kawasaki disease (KD). However, the precise mechanisms and biomarkers for IFX efficacy are unknown. We tried to evaluate the effect and response to IFX therapy by measuring serum cytokine levels. Twenty-nine children with KD who had been resistant to two courses of high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin were enrolled and treated with IFX. Plasma samples were analyzed for cytokines before and after IFX administration. Serum levels of interleukin-6, granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), interferon-gamma-induced monokine, interferon-gamma inducible protein 10 (IP-10), monocyte chemotactic protein 1, and soluble tumor necrosis factor-alpha receptor (sTNFR) 1 and 2 were significantly elevated before IFX treatment, but promptly decreased after the administration...
January 4, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
Klara Frivolt, Tobias Schwerd, Stephanie B Schatz, Folke Freudenberg, Christine Prell, Katharina J Werkstetter, Philip Bufler, Sibylle Koletzko
OBJECTIVES: The inflammatory process in Crohn's disease (CD) involves the visceral fat, characterized by adipocyte hyperplasia and altered adipose tissue and serum concentrations of TNF, leptin, adiponectin and resistin. We investigated the effect of anti-TNF therapy with infliximab (IFX) on serum adipokine levels in pediatric CD. METHODS: Serum concentrations of resistin (ng/ml), leptin (ng/ml), and total adiponectin (μg/ml) were assessed by ELISA in 18 pediatric CD patients (mean age 15...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Christopher M Johnson, Douglas J Hartman, Claudia Ramos-Rivers, Bhavana Bhagya Rao, Abhik Bhattacharya, Miguel Regueiro, Marc Schwartz, Jason Swoger, Jana Al Hashash, Arthur Barrie, Timothy P Pfanner, Michael Dunn, Ioannis E Koutroubakis, David G Binion
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Epithelioid granulomas are characteristics of a subset of patients with Crohn's disease (CD), but their significance, with regard to disease progression and severity, is unclear. We investigated the relationship between granulomas and CD severity over a 6-year time period in a large cohort of patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of patients with CD seen at the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at the University of Pittsburgh; data were collected from 2009 through 2014 and patients were assigned to groups with and without histologic evidence of granuloma...
December 22, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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