February 2023

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).

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January 2023

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.

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December 2022

Low-dose Interleukin-2 Therapy in Active Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (LUPIL-2): A Multicentre, Double-blind, Randomised and Placebo-controlled Phase II Trial

Ann Rheum Dis. 2022;81:1685–1694

Phase II proof-of-concept trial confirms that low-dose IL-2 therapy can safely and selectively expand the Treg population, and is capable of reducing disease activity in patients with SLE.

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A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Phase III Extension Trial of the Long-Term Safety and Tolerability of Anifrolumab in Active Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Arthritis Rheumatol. 2022. Epub ahead of print doi: 10.1002/art.42392

Long-term extension study shows an acceptable long-term safety profile of anifrolumab in SLE, in addition to sustained improvements in disease activity and reduction in glucocorticoid use.

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November 2022

Safety and Efficacy of Belimumab in Patients with Lupus Nephritis

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2022;17:1620–1630 doi: 10.2215/CJN.02520322

This 28-week, open-label extension of BLISS-LN found no new safety signals and maintained efficacy with belimumab, in patients with lupus nephritis.

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Belimumab Use During Pregnancy: Interim Results of the Belimumab Pregnancy Registry

Birth Defects Res. 2022. Epub ahead of print doi: 10.1002/bdr2.2091

There was no pattern or common mechanism of birth defects associated with belimumab within the Belimumab Pregnancy Registry (BPR) data.

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