Rapid Efficacy of Anifrolumab Across Multiple Subtypes of Recalcitrant Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Parallels Changes in Discrete Subsets of Blood Transcriptomic and Cellular Biomarkers
Br J Dermatol. 2023 doi: 10.1093/bjd/ljad089
Prospective single-centre study of anifrolumab in refractory mucocutaneous SLE, indicates rapid efficacy of anifrolumab in discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) and rituximab-resistant CLE.
Sustained Glucocorticoid Tapering in the Phase 3 Trials of Anifrolumab: A post hoc Analysis of the TULIP-1 and TULIP-2 Trials
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2023 doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keac491
Pooled analysis of the TULIP trials demonstrates that sustained glucocorticoid (GC) tapering is associated with several clinical benefits in patients with moderate-to-severe SLE.
Evaluation of the LFA-REAL Clinician-reported Outcome (ClinRO) and Patient-reported Outcome (PRO): Prespecified Analysis of the Phase III Ustekinumab Trial in Patients with SLE
Lupus Sci Med. 2023 doi:10.1136/lupus-2022-000875
The Lupus Foundation of America Rapid Evaluation of Activity in Lupus (LFA-REAL) clinician-reported outcome (ClinRO) and patient-reported outcome (PRO) systems show potential as a flexible resource in the evaluation of lupus disease activity and a simple, user-friendly outcome measure for SLE studies.
2022 EULAR points to consider for the measurement, reporting and application of IFN-I pathway activation assays in clinical research and practice
Ann Rheum Dis. 2023 doi: 10.1136/ard-2022-223628
The first EULAR-endorsed points to consider (PtC) for the measurement and reporting of IFN-I assays in clinical research and practice are developed.
Baricitinib for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: a Double-blind, Randomised, Placebo-controlled, Phase 3 trial (SLE-BRAVE-II)
Lancet. 2023 doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)02546-6
Negative results of SLE-BRAVE-II trial show that evidence for the efficacy of baricitinib in SLE is inconclusive.
Baricitinib for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: a Double-blind, Randomised, Placebo-controlled, Phase 3 Trial (SLE-BRAVE-I)
Lancet. 2023 doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)02607-1
Primary endpoint in SLE-BRAVE-I study was met for the 4 mg baricitinib group, however, key secondary endpoints were not.
Assessing the Costs of Neuropsychiatric Disease in the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) Cohort using Multistate Modelling
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2023 doi: 10.1002/acr.25090.
First study to assess the long-term economic burden of neurologic and/or psychiatric (NP) lupus in an international, multi-ethnic inception cohort, concludes that patients with new/ongoing SLE or non-SLE NP events incurred higher direct and indirect costs.
Relationship Between the EULAR/ACR Classification Criteria and Organ Damage in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Lupus. 2023. doi: 10.1177/09612033231153791
Ambispective cohort study concludes that, in addition to disease classification, the EULAR/ACR SLE criteria may have value in predicting prognosis.
Lupus Low Disease Activity State Attainment in the Phase 3 TULIP Trials of Anifrolumab in Active Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Ann Rheum Dis. 2023. doi: 10.1136/ard-2022-222748
Post-hoc anaylsis of TULIP trials shows that, compared with placebo, anifrolumab treatment was associated with earlier, more frequent, and more prolonged and sustained lupus low disease activity state (LLDAS).
New Biologics and Targeted Therapies in Systemic Lupus: From New Molecular Targets to New Indications. A Systematic Review
Joint Bone Spine. 2023.
Systematic review of new biologics and targeted therapies in systemic lupus identifies a highly diversified pipeline of investigational drugs that will hopefully enable a more optimal treat-to-target strategy.