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Discontinuation anti-TNF

Konstantinos H Katsanos, Konstantinos Papamichael, Joseph D Feuerstein, Dimitrios K Christodoulou, Adam S Cheifetz
The pharmacological management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) over the last two decades has transitioned from reliance on aminosalycilates, corticosteroids and immunomodulators to earlier treatment with anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy. Nevertheless, 20-30% of patients discontinue anti-TNF therapy for primary non-response and another 30-40% for losing response within one year of treatment. These undesirable therapeutic outcomes can be attributed to pharmacokinetic (anti-drug antibodies and/or low drug concentrations) or pharmacodynamic issues characterized by a non-TNF driven inflammation...
March 12, 2018: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
Iris M Otani, Amy S Levin, Aleena Banerji
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this paper is to review the major adverse cutaneous reactions that have been reported to the most commonly used biologics. RECENT FINDINGS: Anti-TNF agents and immune checkpoint inhibitors have significant, immune-mediated cutaneous manifestations that can necessitate discontinuation. Anti-TNF agents, IL-6 inhibitors, and IL-12/23 inhibitors can paradoxically cause psoriasis flares or unmask previously undiagnosed psoriasis. IL-17 inhibitors are unique in increasing risk for Candida infections...
February 21, 2018: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
Siddharth Singh, John George, Brigid S Boland, Niels Vande Casteele, William J Sandborn
Background and Aims: We sought to analyze whether response to second-line biologic varies depending on reason for discontinuation of primary anti-TNF agent (primary non-response [PNR], secondary loss of response [LOR] after initial response, or intolerance), through a systematic review and meta-analysis. Methods: Through a systematic search through May 31, 2017, we identified 8 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of biologics in patients with IBD with prior exposure to anti-TNF agents, that stratified response to second-line therapy by reason for discontinuing primary anti-TNF therapy (PNR vs...
January 23, 2018: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Sergio Iannazzo, Maurizio Benucci, Ennio Giulio Favalli
OBJECTIVES: Switching to a different mechanism of action in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients after a first anti-TNF-α has proved to be effective. The objective of this study was a health economic assessment in Italy. METHODS: The study was conducted using a pharmacoeconomic model with a 3-year time horizon. Effectiveness was measured as days gained in low disease activity (LDA; DAS28-ESR <3.2) or in remission (DAS28-ESR <2.6). The model simulated the response to treatments, based on the Rotation Or Change (ROC) trial, the probability of discontinuation and switch to a 3rd-line biologic, and the transition to death...
January 15, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
P Andrade, S Lopes, R Gaspar, A Nunes, S Magina, G Macedo
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The broader use of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been associated with a high rate of adverse reactions. Dermatological complications are among the most common adverse events. We assessed the incidence, risk factors, management, and outcome of anti-TNF-induced dermatological complications in a large cohort of IBD patients. METHODS: This was an observational retrospective study at a single tertiary referral center...
March 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Konstantinos Papamichael, Ravy K Vajravelu, Mark T Osterman, Adam S Cheifetz
BACKGROUND: Preliminary data suggest that treatment optimization can reverse immunogenicity and regain response in patients with IBD and secondary loss of response (SLR) to anti-TNF therapy due to antidrug antibodies. However, data regarding the long-term outcome of these patients are scarce. AIMS: We aimed to investigate drug retention in IBD patients of whom infliximab was optimized to overcome immunogenicity and variables associated with drug retention. METHODS: This was a retrospective, multicenter study of consecutive IBD patients with antibodies to infliximab (ATI), based on either proactive or reactive therapeutic drug monitoring, who underwent infliximab optimization (increasing dose, shortening interval, adding an immunomodulator, or combination) to overcome immunogenicity from September 2012 to July 2015; they were followed through December 2015...
January 16, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Taio Naniwa, Shiho Iwagaitsu, Mikiko Kajiura
AIM: To assess the long-term efficacy and safety of adding tacrolimus for patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) despite anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy with methotrexate. METHODS: Consecutive patients who were treated with adding tacrolimus onto anti-TNF therapy with methotrexate for active RA despite anti-TNF therapy with methotrexate, were retrospectively analyzed in terms of treatment response, achieving remission, subsequent treatment tapering and adverse events...
March 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
Cheng Chen, Yong-Yan Wang, Ying-Xia Wang, Meng-Qun Cheng, Jian-Bing Yin, Xuan Zhang, Zhi-Peng Hong
Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a chronic and ultimately fatal interstitial lung disease of various causes. The advent of nintedanib and pirfenidone provides treatment options for PF patients for the first time. However, the adverse effects of the two drugs such as gastrointestinal disorders and hepatic dysfunction often lead to treatment discontinuation. Gentiopicroside (GPS) is a natural secoiridoid glycoside from gentian species of medicinal plants, and has a variety of pharmacological activities, including hepatoprotective and cholagogic, anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, and smooth muscle relaxing activities...
December 23, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Silvio Danese, Séverine Vermeire, Paul Hellstern, Remo Panaccione, Gerhard Rogler, Gerald Fraser, Anna Kohn, Pierre Desreumaux, Rupert W Leong, Gail M Comer, Fabio Cataldi, Anindita Banerjee, Mary K Maguire, Cheryl Li, Natalie Rath, Jean Beebe, Stefan Schreiber
OBJECTIVE: Neutralising pro-inflammatory interleukin-6 (IL-6) may effectively treat Crohn's disease (CD). Effects of PF-04236921, an anti-IL-6 antibody, in adults with CD are reported. DESIGN: Parallel-group, dose-ranging, double-blind trial with 4-week screening and 12-week treatment periods. After induction, patients entered 28-week follow-up or 48-week open-label extension (OLE) with 28-week follow-up. Adults with confirmed CD and inadequate response to anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) therapy were included...
December 15, 2017: Gut
Faseeha C Peer, Andrew Miller, Paul Pavli, Kavitha Subramaniam
Anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) agents have demonstrated efficacy in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Cutaneous reactions such as new onset psoriasis or psoriasiform-like reactions are among the most common adverse reactions. We retrospectively identified cases of anti-TNF-induced psoriasis or psoriasiform manifestations in IBD patients at a tertiary centre in Australia. A total of 10 (six females) of 270 (3.7%) IBD patients treated with anti-TNF therapy developed drug-induced psoriatic or psoriasiform-like reactions: five patients were treated with infliximab and five with adalimumab; nine had Crohn disease...
December 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
Serena Pastore, Samuele Naviglio, Arianna Canuto, Loredana Lepore, Stefano Martelossi, Alessandro Ventura, Andrea Taddio
OBJECTIVES: Anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (anti-TNF-α) agents are generally well tolerated, yet they can be associated with serious adverse events (SAEs) in a minority of patients. We examined the incidence of SAEs in a pediatric referral center for chronic rheumatologic and gastroenterological inflammatory disorders. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of SAEs occurring during treatment with anti-TNF-α agents in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) (n = 78)  or pediatric-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (n = 105) seen at the Institute for Maternal and Child Health IRCCS "Burlo Garofolo" in Trieste, Italy, between June 2001 and February 2016...
December 6, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
Aisaku Osamura, Yasuo Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Crohn's disease (CD) is an intractable disease that requires long-term treatment. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors have strong efficacy and are widely used for CD treatment. However, a loss of response is one of the issues in long-term TNF therapy. To identify the factors affecting the efficacy of long-term CD treatment with TNF inhibitors, we conducted a retrospective study of treatment outcomes and clinical factors using clinical data over a 14-year period. METHODS: Clinical characteristics and factors for surgery, hospitalization, and TNF inhibitor treatment discontinuation were examined in 219 biologic-naïve patients who were treated with TNF inhibitors at our hospital before October 2014...
January 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Kendrick Co Shih, Christie Nicole Lun, Vishal Jhanji, Bernard Yu-Hor Thong, Louis Tong
Primary Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease characterized by dry eye and dry mouth. We systematically reviewed all the randomized controlled clinical trials published in the last 15 years that included ocular outcomes. We found 22 trials involving 9 topical, 10 oral, 2 intravenous and 1 subcutaneous modalities of treatment. Fluoromethalone eye drops over 8 weeks were more effective than topical cyclosporine in the treatment of dry eye symptoms and signs; similarly, indomethacin eye drops over 1 month were more efficacious than diclofenac eye drops...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
Anthony Yao, Helen Chan, Richard A L Macdonell, Neil Shuey, Jwu Jin Khong
PURPOSE: Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) presents uncommonly with cranial nerve involvement with ophthalmological implications. METHODS: We report the case of a 37year-old man who developed CIDP which manifested as progressive and relapsing bilateral facial nerve palsy with lagophthalmos and exposure keratopathy, in the setting of treatment of Crohn's disease with the anti-TNF-alpha agent adalimumab. RESULTS: Symptoms gradually improved over the course of several months following withdrawal of adalimumab and treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) and oral prednisolone...
January 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Daniel Lew, Soon Man Yoon, Xiaofei Yan, Lori Robbins, Talin Haritunians, Zhenqiu Liu, Dalin Li, Dermot Pb McGovern
AIM: To study the type and frequency of adverse events associated with anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy and evaluate for any serologic and genetic associations. METHODS: This study was a retrospective review of patients attending the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) centers at Cedars-Sinai IBD Center from 2005-2016. Adverse events were identified via chart review. IBD serologies were measured by ELISA. DNA samples were genotyped at Cedars-Sinai using Illumina Infinium Immunochipv1 array per manufacturer's protocol...
October 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Jean-Hugues Salmon, Jeanne-Marie Perotin, Jacques Morel, Moustapha Dramé, Alain Cantagrel, Liana Euller Ziegler, Philippe Ravaud, Jean Sibilia, Isabelle Pane, Xavier Mariette, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg
Objective: The aim was to evaluate the incidence of serious infusion-related reactions (SIRRs) in RA treated by non-TNF-targeted biologics. Methods: We analysed data from three independent prospective registers, namely autoimmunity and rituximab, Orencia (abatacept) and RA (ORA) and Registry RoAcTEmra (tocilizumab), promoted by the French Society of Rheumatology and including patients with RA. SIRRs were defined by an occurrence during or within 24 h of an infusion and requiring discontinuation of treatment...
January 1, 2018: Rheumatology
Ora Shovman, Shalev Tamar, Howard Amital, Abdulla Watad, Yehuda Shoenfeld
The induction of autoantibodies is common following therapy with anti-TNF-α agents. However, anti-TNF-α-induced lupus (ATIL) is rare. We assessed the clinical characteristics of three patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who were treated with infliximab and developed distinct subsets of ATIL. Also, we searched for similar cases in the published literature. We describe three patients with ATIL. The first patient had a classical drug-induced lupus (DIL) presented by thrombocytopenia that resolved after infliximab discontinuation...
October 23, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
Agata Sebastian, Patryk Wojtala, Łukasz Lubiński, Małgorzata Mimier, Arkadiusz Chlebicki, Piotr Wiland
OBJECTIVE: Use of tumour necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) has proved to be an important step forward in the treatment of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), but the duration of the therapy as well as the management in case of low disease activity (LDA) or remission are not clearly established. Currently, the identification of potential predictors associated with the treatment discontinuation is the basic purpose of many clinical studies. The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of the discontinuation of TNFi therapy on the disease activity in patients with low disease activity...
2017: Reumatologia
Eri Katsuyama, Hiroshi Wakabayashi, Ken-Ei Sada, Sumie Hiramatsu, Yoshia Miyawaki, Michiko Morishita, Keiji Ohashi, Haruki Watanabe, Takayuki Katsuyama, Sonia Zeggar, Mariko Narazaki, Noriko Tatebe, Katsue Sunahori-Watanabe, Tomoko Kawabata, Jun Wada
We herein present a case of a 38-year-old man who had bamboo spine and severe sacroiliitis and who was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Infliximab (IFX) markedly improved the axial symptom but was discontinued due to the side effect of peripheral neuropathy. Switching from IFX to etanercept worsened the side effect. Rituximab (RTX) administration elicited a good response without side effects. RTX might be a suitable option for AS therapy when TNF inhibitors are difficult to use.
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
Ennio Giulio Favalli, Maria Gabriella Raimondo, Andrea Becciolini, Chiara Crotti, Martina Biggioggero, Roberto Caporali
The introduction of biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) has dramatically changed the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, in a real-life setting about 30-40% of bDMARD treated patients experience drug discontinuation because of either inefficacy or adverse events. According to international recommendations, to date the best strategy for managing first-line bDMARD failures has not been defined yet and available data (especially on TNF inhibitors [TNFis]) seem to drive toward a personalized approach for the individual patient...
December 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
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