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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524434/unaffected-reaction-level-in-tuberculin-skin-test-by-long-term-therapy-with-tumor-necrosis-factor-inhibitors-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Shotaro Yamamoto, Katsuya Nagatani, Takeo Sato, Masahiro Iwamoto, Shino Takatori, Seiji Minota
AIM: The tuberculin skin test (TST) is used to diagnose tuberculosis; however, the influence of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors on the test is unclear. This study investigated whether therapy with TNF inhibitors suppresses the TST reaction due to immunosuppression or whether the TST reaction increases due to reactivation of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. METHOD: Ninety-one patients with rheumatoid arthritis receiving TNF inhibitors (40 using infliximab and 51 using etanercept) were studied...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522947/clinical-efficacy-of-adalimumab-versus-infliximab-and-the-factors-associated-with-recurrence-or-aggravation-during-treatment-of-anal-fistulas-in-crohn-s-disease
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Cheng-Chun Ji, Shota Takano
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Infliximab has proven to be effective in the treatment of perianal fistulas in Crohn's disease (CD) but the efficacy of adalimumab is still unclear. The aim of this study is to assess the clinical efficacy of adalimumab and compare the results with those for infliximab. METHODS: Forty-seven CD patients treated for perianal fistulas with infliximab from September 2005 to December 2010 (n=31), or with adalimumab from November 2010 to May 2012 (n=16), were enrolled in this retrospective study...
April 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514405/-stable-high-interleukin-17a-concentration-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-treated-with-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-inhibitors-during-a-year
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I Z Gaydukova, A P Rebrov, A V Aparkina, E V Khondkaryan
AIM: To assess changes in the concentration of interleukin-17A (IL-17A) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) treated with tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα) inhibitors during a year. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Examinations were made in 30 patients (22 (73.3%) men) aged 38.35±9.19 years with AS (modified New-York criteria, BASDAI ≥4.0; AS duration, 11.4±9.6 years) and in 20 healthy individuals (12 (60%) men) aged 40.1±7.7 years) (a control group). All the patients were treated with infliximab (remicade, MSD) 5 mg/kg body weight during a year according to the recommended regimen...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513424/a-review-of-six-methods-for-monitoring-infliximab-concentrations-and-antibodies-to-infliximab%C3%A2
#4
Fang Cao, Hailong Cao, Xiaocang Cao
Anti-TNF-α therapy, such as infliximab (IFX), has profoundly changed treatment to induce and maintain remission for inflammatory bowel diseases patients who do not respond to conventional therapies. Unfortunately, IFX, as a chimeric protein, is potentially immunogenic, and antibodies to infliximab (ATI) may interfere with the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of the drug, thus resulting in a loss of response for a substantial proportion of patients. The clinical efficacy of IFX is correlated with the levels of IFX and ATI...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504555/frequency-and-characteristics-of-infusion-reactions-during-biosimilar-infliximab-treatment-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-results-from-central-european-nationwide-cohort
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Anita Bálint, Mariann Rutka, Zsuzsanna Végh, Zsuzsanna Kürti, Krisztina B Gecse, János Banai, László Bene, Beáta Gasztonyi, Tünde Kristóf, László Lakatos, Pál Miheller, Károly Palatka, Árpád Patai, Ágnes Salamon, Tamás Szamosi, Zoltán Szepes, Gábor Tamás Tóth, Áron Vincze, Renáta Bor, Ágnes Milassin, Anna Fábián, Ferenc Nagy, Martin Kolar, Martin Bortlik, Dana Duricova, Veronika Hruba, Martin Lukas, Katarina Mitrova, Karin Malickova, Milan Lukas, Péter L Lakatos, Tamás Molnár, Klaudia Farkas
INTRODUCTION: Safety data of the 'real life' use of an infliximab biosimilar, CT-P13 in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are still lacking. Our aim was to assess the frequency and characteristics of infusion reactions during CT-P13 therapy in 13 Hungarian and 1 Czech IBD centres. METHODS: Clinical and safety data was registered at fixed appointments. Trough levels and anti-drug antibody (ADA) concentration were measured by ELISA. Association between demographic, clinical, laboratory parameters and infusion reaction rates were evaluated statistically...
May 15, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498155/therapeutic-drug-monitoring-to-guide-infliximab-dose-adjustment-is-associated-with-better-endoscopic-outcomes-than-clinical-decision-making-alone-in-active-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Orlaith B Kelly, Sarah Oʼ Donnell, Joanne M Stempak, A Hillary Steinhart, Mark S Silverberg
BACKGROUND: Adequate infliximab (IFX) levels are associated with favorable outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease. Using therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) to guide dosing is cost effective and associated with clinical improvement, but effect on endoscopic outcomes remains unclear. METHODS: Primary responders to IFX who underwent dose escalation (2008-2014) were reviewed. Patients with active endoscopic disease were included. Two cohorts were examined: TDM-based decision to escalate (TDM) and clinical decision (non-TDM)...
May 11, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498153/infliximab-trough-levels-at-induction-to-predict-treatment-failure-during-maintenance
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Claire Liefferinckx, Charlotte Minsart, Jean-François Toubeau, Anneline Cremer, Leila Amininejad, Eric Quertinmont, Jacques Devière, Ann Gils, André van Gossum, Denis Franchimont
BACKGROUND: Infliximab (IFX) is indicated for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Nevertheless, loss of response (LOR) to IFX is reported in up to 10% to 30% of patients within the first year of treatment. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of the pharmacokinetics of IFX at induction on treatment failure. METHODS: This is a longitudinal cohort study on 269 patients with IBD treated with IFX in a single center. A total of 2331 blood samples were prospectively collected from 2007 until March 2015 with a retrospective analysis of clinical data...
May 11, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496529/discontinuation-of-scheduled-infliximab-in-crohn-s-patients-with-clinical-remission-a-retrospective-single-center-study
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Huiqin Hu, Cheng Xiang, Chen Qiu, Zhao Chen, Silin Huang, Li Liang, Xinying Wang
BACKGROUND: It is crucial to determine whether infliximab (IFX) therapy could be safely interrupted in Crohn's disease (CD) patients with clinical remission. The outcome and risk predictors of relapse after IFX therapy stopped are controversial. The aim was to assess the relapse and predictive factors after IFX discontinuation in CD patients with clinical remission. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of CD patients with clinical remission who discontinued scheduled IFX therapy at Nanfang Hospital were included...
April 2017: Gastroenterology Research
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
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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/28486256/one-year-clinical-outcomes-in-an-ibd-cohort-who-have-previously-had-anti-tnfa-trough-and-antibody-levels-assessed
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Donal Tighe, Barry Hall, Shivashini Kirthi Jeyarajah, Sinead Smith, Niall Breslin, Barbara Ryan, Deirdre McNamara
BACKGROUND: Loss of response (LOR) is a big concern for anti-TNFa therapies in inflammatory bowel disease. Immunomonitoring may be useful to optimize response rates and overcome secondary LOR. METHODS: This was an observational retrospective cohort study of a group of patients with inflammatory bowel disease on infliximab (IFX) and adalimumab (ADA) who had anti-TNFa trough and antibody levels measured, during maintenance phase of treatment. Anti-TNFa trough and antibody levels were measured using standard enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay techniques...
May 5, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484890/as-infliximab-use-for-ulcerative-colitis-has-increased-so-has-the-rate-of-surgical-resection
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Cindy Kin, M Kate Bundorf
BACKGROUND: Infliximab was approved for ulcerative colitis in 2005 after randomized trials showed it reduced the risk of colectomy. Its effect on population-level surgery rates is unknown. Our aim is to assess the impact of infliximab approval for ulcerative colitis on surgical intervention. METHODS: Retrospective review of a private insurance claims database (2002 to 2013) was performed of patients aged 18-64 diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and with 2 years of follow-up...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483767/incidence-and-prevalence-of-psoriatic-arthritis-in-denmark-a-nationwide-register-linkage-study
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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/28481014/infliximab-and-adalimumab-drug-levels-in-crohn-s-disease-contrasting-associations-with-disease-activity-and-influencing-factors
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M G Ward, B Warner, N Unsworth, S-W Chuah, C Brownclarke, S Shieh, M Parkes, J D Sanderson, Z Arkir, J Reynolds, P R Gibson, P M Irving
BACKGROUND: Discriminative drug level thresholds for disease activity endpoints in patients with Crohn's disease. have been consistently demonstrated with infliximab, but not adalimumab. AIMS: To identify threshold concentrations for infliximab and adalimumab in Crohn's disease according to different disease endpoints, and factors that influence drug levels. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional service evaluation of patients receiving maintenance infliximab or adalimumab for Crohn's disease...
May 8, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465139/diagnostic-potential-of-netosis-derived-products-for-disease-activity-atherosclerosis-and-therapeutic-effectiveness-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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C Pérez-Sánchez, P Ruiz-Limón, M A Aguirre, Y Jiménez-Gómez, I Arias-de la Rosa, M C Ábalos-Aguilera, A Rodriguez-Ariza, M C Castro-Villegas, R Ortega-Castro, P Segui, C Martinez, R Gonzalez-Conejero, S Rodríguez-López, J A Gonzalez-Reyes, J M Villalba, E Collantes-Estévez, A Escudero, N Barbarroja, Ch López-Pedrera
OBJECTIVES: 1) To assess the association of NETosis and NETosis-derived products with the activity of the disease and the development of cardiovascular disease in RA; 2) To evaluate the involvement of NETosis on the effects of biologic therapies such as anti-TNF alpha (Infliximab) and anti-IL6R drugs (Tocilizumab). METHODS: One hundred and six RA patients and 40 healthy donors were evaluated for the occurrence of NETosis. Carotid-intimae media thickness was analyzed as early atherosclerosis marker...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455438/infusion-reactions-during-infliximab-treatment-are-not-associated-with-ige-anti-infliximab-antibodies
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Karin A van Schie, Pleuni Ooijevaar-De Heer, Simone Kruithof, Chamaida Plasencia, Teresa Jurado, Dora Pascual Salcedo, Johannan F Brandse, Geert Ram d'Haens, Gerrit Jan Wolbink, Theo Rispens
OBJECTIVES: Controversy exists on the role of IgE antidrug antibodies (IgE-ADA) in infusion reactions (IR) on infliximab treatment, partly due to the lack of a positive control used for assay validation. We sought to (1) develop a robust assay to measure IgE-ADA, including a positive control, (2) determine the association between IgE-ADA and IR and (3) determine the incidence of IgE-ADA in infliximab treated patients. METHODS: A recombinant human IgE anti-infliximab monoclonal antibody was developed as standard and positive control...
April 28, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453755/association-of-induction-infliximab-levels-with-clinical-response-in-perianal-crohn-s-disease
#16
Yana Davidov, Bella Ungar, Haggai Bar-Yoseph, Dan Carter, Ola Haj-Natour, Miri Yavzori, Yehuda Chowers, Rami Eliakim, Shomron Ben-Horin, Uri Kopylov
Background: The association of infliximab [IFX] trough levels with clinical and endoscopic outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease is well established. However, there is scarce data regarding the association of perianal fistula response with IFX. The aim of this study was to establish whether early induction infliximab levels and anti-infliximab antibodies [ATIs] are associated with perianal fistula response. Methods: Consecutive CD patients with perianal fistulae that were treated with IFX between 2008 and 2016 were included in the study...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449228/azathioprine-dose-reduction-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-on-combination-therapy-an-open-label-prospective-and-randomised-clinical-trial
#17
X Roblin, G Boschetti, N Williet, S Nancey, H Marotte, A Berger, J M Phelip, L Peyrin-Biroulet, J F Colombel, E Del Tedesco, S Paul, B Flourie
BACKGROUND: Infliximab (IFX) combined with azathioprine (AZA) is more effective than IFX monotherapy in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). AIM: To identify the AZA optimal dose that is required for efficacy when receiving combination therapy. METHODS: Patients with IBD in durable remission on combination therapy were enrolled in a 1-year, open-label, prospective trial after randomisation into three groups: AZA steady (2-2.5 mg/kg/day, n=28) vs AZA down (dose was halved 1-1...
April 27, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448562/the-impact-of-anti-drug-antibodies-on-drug-concentrations-and-clinical-outcomes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-treated-with-adalimumab-etanercept-or-infliximab-results-from-a-multinational-real-world-clinical-practice-non-interventional-study
#18
Robert J Moots, Ricardo M Xavier, Chi Chiu Mok, Mahboob U Rahman, Wen-Chan Tsai, Mustafa H Al-Maini, Karel Pavelka, Ehab Mahgoub, Sameer Kotak, Joan Korth-Bradley, Ron Pedersen, Linda Mele, Qi Shen, Bonnie Vlahos
OBJECTIVE: To assess the incidence of anti-drug antibodies (ADA) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with the TNF inhibitors etanercept (ETN), adalimumab (ADL), or infliximab (IFX), and determine the potential relationship with trough drug concentration, efficacy, and patient-reported outcomes. METHODS: This multi-national, non-interventional, cross-sectional study (NCT01981473) enrolled adult patients with RA treated continuously for 6-24 months with ETN, ADL, or IFX...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442538/peripheral-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-tnf-%C3%AE-modulates-amyloid-pathology-by-regulating-blood-derived-immune-cells-and-glial-response-in-the-brain-of-ad-tnf-transgenic-mice
#19
Evi Paouri, Ourania Tzara, Georgia-Ioanna Kartalou, Sofia Zenelak, Spiros Georgopoulos
Increasing evidence has suggested that systemic inflammation along with local brain inflammation can play a significant role in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. Identifying key molecules that regulate the crosstalk between the immune and the central nervous system can provide potential therapeutic targets. TNF-α is a pro-inflammatory cytokine implicated in the pathogenesis of systemic inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and AD. Recent studies have reported that anti-TNF-α therapy or RA itself can modulate AD pathology, although the underlying mechanism is unclear...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439020/mathematical-model-of-chronic-pancreatitis
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Wenrui Hao, Hannah M Komar, Phil A Hart, Darwin L Conwell, Gregory B Lesinski, Avner Friedman
Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a progressive inflammatory disease of the pancreas, leading to its fibrotic destruction. There are currently no drugs that can stop or slow the progression of the disease. The etiology of the disease is multifactorial, whereas recurrent attacks of acute pancreatitis are thought to precede the development of CP. A better understanding of the pathology of CP is needed to facilitate improved diagnosis and treatment strategies for this disease. The present paper develops a mathematical model of CP based on a dynamic network that includes macrophages, pancreatic stellate cells, and prominent cytokines that are present at high levels in the CP microenvironment...
April 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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