Literature Highlights - January 2023

systematic review, targeted treatments, biologics, clinical trial, belimumab, anifrolumab, Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase, BTK, inhibitor, evobrutinib, SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus, dose-ranging, pregnancy, obstetric comorbidities, , childhood-onset SLE (cSLE), treatment, safety, CD40 ligand, dapirolizumab pegol, exposure-response, population pharmacokinetics

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December 2022
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June 2022

Concordance and discordance in SLE clinical trial outcome measures: analysis of three anifrolumab phase 2/3 trials

Ann Rheum Dis 2022;81:962–969 doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2021-221847

Bruce, et al. investigate the degree of concordance between BICLA and SRI-4 response across anifrolumab trials (TULIP-1, TULIP-2 and MUSE) in order to better understand drivers of discrepant systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) trial results.

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Biological impact of iberdomide in patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus

doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2022-222212

Phase 2b study evaluating the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of oral iberdomide in patients with active SLE demonstrates that iberdomide significantly improves lupus disease activity and reduces hallmarks of the immunopathogenesis of SLE.

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May 2022

Impact of belimumab on organ damage in systemic lupus erythematosus

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2022 Epub ahead of print doi: 10.1002/acr.24901

Review of clinical trial and real-world data on the effects of belimumab on organ damage in adult patients with SLE shows that belimumab reduces key drivers of organ damage, decreases organ damage progression and, in those with lupus nephritis (LN), decreases renal-related events.

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Anifrolumab efficacy and safety by type I interferon gene signature and clinical subgroups in patients with SLE: post hoc analysis of pooled data from two phase III trials

Ann Rheum Dis. 2022; 0:1–11. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2021-221425

IFN-I signalling plays a key role in SLE pathogenesis, and anifrolumab has demonstrated inhibitory effects on IFN-I signalling in patients with SLE. Vital, et al. characterised efficacy and safety of anifrolumab in patients with moderate-to-severe SLE based on interferon gene signature, demographic and clinical subgroups using data pooled from the Phase III TULIP-1 and -2 trials.

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March 2022
February 2022

Flares after Hydroxychloroquine Reduction or Discontinuation: Results from the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) Inception Cohort

Ann Rheum Dis. 2021:annrheumdis-2021-221295. Epub ahead of print

Evidence suggests that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) reduction/withdrawal may be safe in some stable patients, but in other settings it may be associated with disease flare. Almeida-Brasil, et al. sought to evaluate SLE flares following HCQ reduction or discontinuation versus HCQ maintenance. Their data suggest that maintaining HCQ was associated with a lower flare risk than reduction or discontinuation, even in patients with low disease activity or remission.

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