VBCR - December 2017, Vol 6, No 5

This retrospective analysis of the Optum One electronic health record (EHR) databases from various Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) and large group practices across the United States was conducted to examine the EHR reporting rates of several clinical measures among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who received a biologic or a targeted synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (tsDMARD).

Previous clinical trials have demonstrated that tocilizumab monotherapy was superior to tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) monotherapy and comparable to tocilizumab plus methotrexate (MTX).

This study explored the effects of sarilumab, an anti–interleukin-6Rα human monoclonal antibody, or placebo in combination with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) on fasting glucose and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in diabetic and nondiabetic patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

This study assessed the comparative effectiveness of the Janus kinase 1/2 inhibitors, tofacitinib and baricitinib, in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using a network meta-analysis and Cochrane systematic review of randomized controlled trials from 7 electronic databases and 2 trial registries.

A post hoc analysis of the head-to-head, randomized Abatacept versus Adalimumab Comparison in Biologic-Naïve RA Subjects with Background Methotrexate (AMPLE) trial demonstrated that subcutaneous (SC) abatacept treatment showed improved efficacy versus SC adalimumab in patients with seropositive, erosive early rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

The phase 3 TARGET study demonstrated that sarilumab (150 or 200 mg subcutaneously every 2 weeks [q2w]) plus conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (csDMARDs) achieved clinical responses in terms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) signs and symptoms and physical function compared with placebo in adults with active, moderate-to-severe RA who were intolerant of, or showed inadequate response to, tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors.

This post hoc analysis examined efficacy and safety outcomes from patients who completed the ASCERTAIN trial and switched to subcutaneous sarilumab 200 mg q2w.

The current study examines whether high cTnI also predicts incident long-term cardiovascular (CV) events and optimizes CV risk stratification in the Prospective Evaluation of Lateral Coronary Atherosclerosis in RA (PROTECT-RA) trial after 5 years of follow-up.

The phase 3 SIRROUND-D trial demonstrated that sirukumab, a human monoclonal antibody that selectively binds to the interleukin-6 cytokine with high affinity, resulted in significant reduction in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) signs and symptoms, and inhibited radiographic progression at week 52 compared with placebo in patients with active RA despite disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) treatment.

Sarilumab, a human monoclonal antibody that inhibits interleukin (IL)-6–mediated signaling by blocking IL-6 receptor alpha, is currently approved for the treatment of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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