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Stephen P McAdoo, Nicholas Medjeral-Thomas, Seerapani Gopaluni, Anisha Tanna, Nicholas Mansfield, Jack Galliford, Megan Griffith, Jeremy Levy, Thomas D Cairns, David Jayne, Alan D Salama, Charles D Pusey
Background: Current guidelines advise that rituximab or cyclophosphamide should be used for the treatment of organ-threatening disease in anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV), although few studies have examined the efficacy and safety of these agents in combination. Methods: We conducted a single-centre cohort study of 66 patients treated with a combination of oral corticosteroids, rituximab and low-dose pulsed intravenous cyclophosphamide followed by a maintenance regimen of azathioprine and tapered steroid for the treatment of biopsy-proven renal involvement in AAV...
February 14, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Per Eriksson, Mårten Segelmark, Olof Hallböök
OBJECTIVE: Involvement of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is a rare complication of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA). The aim was to describe frequency, diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of GI disease in a large series of patients in a single center. METHODS: A database that includes all patients with GPA and MPA diagnosed since 1997 in a defined area of southeastern Sweden as well as prevalent older cases and tertiary referral patients was screened for patients with GI disease...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
Kevin L Winthrop, John W Baddley
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February 19, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Divi Cornec, Brian F Kabat, John R Mills, Melissa Cheu, Amber M Hummel, Darrell R Schroeder, Matthew D Cascino, Paul Brunetta, David L Murray, Melissa R Snyder, Fernando Fervenza, Gary S Hoffman, Cees G M Kallenberg, Carol A Langford, Peter A Merkel, Paul A Monach, Philip Seo, Robert F Spiera, E William St Clair, John H Stone, David R Barnidge, Ulrich Specks
Objectives: To study the determinants of the pharmacokinetics (PK) of rituximab (RTX) in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) and its association with clinical outcomes. Methods: This study included data from 89 patients from the RTX in AAV trial who received the full dose of RTX (four weekly infusions of 375 mg/m2). RTX was quantified at weeks 2, 4, 8, 16 and 24, and summarized by computing the trapezoidal area under the curve. We explored potential determinants of the PK-RTX, and analysed its association with clinical outcomes: achievement of remission at 6 months, duration of B-cell depletion and time to relapse in patients who achieved complete remission...
January 10, 2018: Rheumatology
Catherine King, Lorraine Harper
Purpose of review With established immunosuppressant treatment regimens for anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody-associated vasculitides (AAV), prognosis has significantly improved. The mainstay of treatment still comprises high-dose corticosteroids and cyclophosphamide for severe forms, although rituximab is being increasingly utilised instead of cyclophosphamide as induction therapy. AAV patients experience an excess of infections, malignancies and cardiovascular events as compared to the general population, which is a combination of the systemic inflammatory process associated with vasculitis and the adverse events from treatment...
2017: Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology
Federica Maritati, Federico Alberici, Elena Oliva, Maria L Urban, Alessandra Palmisano, Francesca Santarsia, Simeone Andrulli, Laura Pavone, Alberto Pesci, Chiara Grasselli, Rosaria Santi, Bruno Tumiati, Lucio Manenti, Carlo Buzio, Augusto Vaglio
OBJECTIVES: The treatment of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) is based on remission-induction and remission-maintenance. Methotrexate is a widely used immunosuppressant but only a few studies explored its role for maintenance in AAV. This trial investigated the efficacy and safety of methotrexate as maintenance therapy for AAV. METHODS: In this single-centre, open-label, randomised trial we compared methotrexate and cyclophosphamide for maintenance in AAV...
2017: PloS One
Xavier Puéchal, Christian Pagnoux, Gabriel Baron, Thomas Quémeneur, Antoine Néel, Christian Agard, François Lifermann, Eric Liozon, Marc Ruivard, Pascal Godmer, Nicolas Limal, Arsène Mékinian, Thomas Papo, Anne-Marie Ruppert, Anne Bourgarit, Boris Bienvenu, Loïck Geffray, Jean-Luc Saraux, Elisabeth Diot, Bruno Crestani, Xavier Delbrel, Laurent Sailler, Pascal Cohen, Véronique Le Guern, Benjamin Terrier, Matthieu Groh, Claire Le Jeunne, Luc Mouthon, Philippe Ravaud, Loïc Guillevin
OBJECTIVE: In most patients with nonsevere systemic necrotizing vasculitides (SNVs), remission is achieved with glucocorticoids alone, but one-third experience a relapse within 2 years. This study was undertaken to determine whether the addition of azathioprine (AZA) to glucocorticoids could achieve a higher sustained remission rate of newly diagnosed nonsevere eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss) (EGPA), microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), or polyarteritis nodosa (PAN)...
November 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
Matthew David Morgan, Matthew Szeto, Michael Walsh, David Jayne, Kerstin Westman, Niels Rasmussen, Thomas F Hiemstra, Oliver Flossmann, Annelies Berden, Peter Höglund, Lorraine Harper
BACKGROUND: Relapse of disease is frequent in anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). It is unclear whether persistent ANCA when starting maintenance therapy increases the risk of relapse. We examined the association between ANCA status and relapse in two randomised controlled trials. METHODS: ANCA-positive patients in two trials, CYCLOPS and IMPROVE, were switched from cyclophosphamide to maintenance therapy after achieving clinical remission...
June 7, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Julie Moussi-Frances, Marion Sallée, Noémie Jourde-Chiche
Apheresis has been used in the treatment of severe systemic vasculitides, in conjunction with immunosuppressive therapies, for over 40 years. The aim is to rapidly remove autoantibodies or circulating immune complexes from the plasma. The two main indications at present are vasculitis associated with Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies (ANCAs) manifesting as severe renal involvement and/or intraalveolar hemorrhage and antiglomerular basement membrane disease (Goodpasture syndrome). The ongoing PEXIVAS randomized controlled trial is assessing plasmapheresis to treat ANCA-associated vasculitis with or without severe renal involvement or intraalveolar hemorrhage...
June 7, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
Angelo Valerio Marzano, Maria Gabriella Raimondo, Emilio Berti, Pier Luigi Meroni, Francesca Ingegnoli
Skin lesions are frequent manifestations of underlying systemic conditions, including systemic autoimmune vasculitis. In particular, anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) are associated with distinct forms of vasculitis characterized by inflammatory cell infiltration of the walls of small and medium-sized vessels leading to vascular destruction and tissue necrosis. ANCA-associated vasculitis is rare and systemic diseases, which can be classified based on different distribution of vascular inflammation and presence or absence of granulomatosis and asthma...
December 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
Valentina Binda, Gabriella Moroni, Piergiorgio Messa
Systemic vasculitis is a rare but severe group of diseases characterized by inflammation and necrosis of blood vessels. The size of the vessel affected varies among the different forms of vasculitis and there are three main subgroups: large, medium and small vessel vasculitis. Among small vessel vasculitis, the antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated forms are of particular importance. This subgroup includes: microscopic polyangiitis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's), eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss) and the form limited to the kidney...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
Jens Thiel, Marta Rizzi, Marie Engesser, Ann-Kathrin Dufner, Arianna Troilo, Raquel Lorenzetti, Reinhard E Voll, Nils Venhoff
BACKGROUND: B cell depletion with rituximab (RTX) is approved for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ANCA-associated vasculitides (AAV). Recently, RTX has been shown to be effective in AAV maintenance therapy, but an optimal RTX treatment schedule is unknown and the time to B cell repopulation after RTX has not been studied. METHODS: Retrospective single-center analysis of B cell repopulation in patients with AAV, RA or connective tissue disease (CTD) treated with RTX...
May 18, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Turki Al-Hussain, Maged H Hussein, Walter Conca, Hadeel Al Mana, Mohammed Akhtar
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis is characterized as inflammation of small-sized to medium-sized blood vessels and encompasses several clinicopathologic entities including granulomatosis with polyangiitis, microscopic polyangiitis, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, and renal-limited ANCA-associated vasculitis. Over the past several decades, significant progress has been made in understanding the pathophysiology of ANCA-associated vasculitis. Although neutrophils contain a multitude of granular proteins, clinically significant autoantibodies are only recognized against myeloperoxidase and proteinase 3, both of which are present in the azurophilic granules...
July 2017: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
Alexandre Karras, Christian Pagnoux, Marion Haubitz, Kirsten de Groot, Xavier Puechal, Jan Willem Cohen Tervaert, Mårten Segelmark, Loic Guillevin, David Jayne
OBJECTIVES: A prospective randomised trial to compare two different durations of maintenance immunosuppressive therapy for the prevention of relapse in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). METHODS: Patients with AAV were recruited 18-24 months after diagnosis if they were in stable remission after cyclophosphamide/prednisolone-based induction followed by azathioprine/prednisolone maintenance therapy. They were randomised (1:1) to receive continued azathioprine/prednisolone to 48 months from diagnosis (continuation group) or to withdraw azathioprine/prednisolone by 24 months (withdrawal group)...
October 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Marco A Alba, Luis Felipe Flores-Suárez, Ashley G Henderson, Hong Xiao, Peiqi Hu, Patrick H Nachman, Ronald J Falk, J Charles Jennette
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) vasculitides are immune-mediated disorders that primarily affect small blood vessels of the airway and kidneys. Lung involvement, one of the hallmarks of microscopic polyangiitis and granulomatosis with polyangiitis, is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. In recent years, several retrospective series and case reports have described the association of interstitial lung disease (ILD) and ANCA vasculitis, particularly those positive for ANCA specific for myeloperoxidase...
July 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
Ju Ann Tan, Natasha Dehghan, Wenjia Chen, Hui Xie, John M Esdaile, J Antonio Avina-Zubieta
OBJECTIVE: To determine the magnitude of all-cause mortality risk in patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies-associated vasculitis (AAV) compared with the general population through a meta-analysis of observational studies. METHODS: We searched Medline and Embase databases from their inception to April 2015. Observational studies that met the following criteria were assessed by two researchers: (1) clearly defined AAV identified by either the American College of Rheumatology 1990 classification criteria or the 2012 Chapel Hill Consensus Conference disease definitions, and (2) reported standardised mortality ratios (SMR) and 95% CI...
September 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Julien Demiselle, Johann Auchabie, François Beloncle, Philippe Gatault, Steven Grangé, Damien Du Cheyron, Jean Dellamonica, Sonia Boyer, Dimitri Titeca Beauport, Lise Piquilloud, Julien Letheulle, Christophe Guitton, Nicolas Chudeau, Guillaume Geri, François Fourrier, René Robert, Emmanuel Guérot, Julie Boisramé-Helms, Pierre Galichon, Pierre-François Dequin, Alexandre Lautrette, Pierre-Edouard Bollaert, Ferhat Meziani, Loïc Guillevin, Nicolas Lerolle, Jean-François Augusto
PURPOSE: Data for ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) patients requiring intensive care are scarce. METHODS: We included 97 consecutive patients with acute AAV manifestations (new onset or relapsing disease), admitted to 18 intensive care units (ICUs) over a 10-year period (2002-2012). A group of 95 consecutive AAV patients with new onset or relapsing disease, admitted to two nephrology departments with acute vasculitis manifestations, constituted the control group...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
Stephen P McAdoo, Charles D Pusey
Tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) is a cytokine that is pivotal in the inflammatory response. Blockade of TNFα has been shown to be effective in a number of human autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, raising the question of whether this approach may be effective in inflammatory kidney disease, such as ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). In AAV, there is considerable evidence for the role of TNFα in the pathophysiology of disease, including increased expression of TNFα mRNA in leucocytes and in renal tissue...
January 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Andreas Kronbichler, Martin Windpessl, Herwig Pieringer, David R W Jayne
Rituximab (RTX), a chimeric, monoclonal anti-CD20 antibody, is increasingly used in immune-mediated renal diseases. While licensed in the induction treatment of ANCA-associated vasculitis, it represents one of the most commonly prescribed off-label drugs. Much of the information regarding its safety has been drawn from experience in hematology and rheumatology. Ample evidence illustrates the safety of RTX, however, rare but serious adverse events have emerged that include progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy and hepatitis B reactivation...
June 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
Loic Guillevin
ANCA-associated vasculitis(AAV) covers a group of systemic necrotising vasculitides characterised by inflammation of small vessels, sometimes with granuloma, and associated with autoantibodies to neutrophil cytoplasmic proteases (proteinase-3 or myeloperoxidase). Potentially lethal if not promptly diagnosed and treated, AAV in most patients can be induced into remission with the current treatment modalities. However, the risk of relapse remains high, necessitating prolonged immunosuppressive or immunomodulating maintenance therapy, whose optimal duration remains undetermined...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
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