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Methotrexate induced eruptive lentiginosis in resolving psoriasis: a phenomenon possibly dependent on cytokine modulation.

Eruptive lentiginosis in resolving psoriasis (ELRP) was initially reported with oral PUVA therapy. Individual case reports with corticosteroids, calcipotriol, dithranol, liquor picis carbonis and apremilast have also been published. Lately it has followed biological therapy including adalimumab, infliximab, etanercept, ustekinumab and ixekizumab. We report ELRP in first time users of methotrexate...

Etanercept-induced granulomatous hepatitis as a rare cause of abnormal liver tests.

The authors report the case of a 76 year-old man with rheumatoid arthritis treated with prednisolone and etanercept. The patient was seen for persistent changes in liver tests lasting for six months, with a mixed pattern. The patient denied intake of new drugs or dietary/herbal supplements. Imaging studies showed mild steatosis. Additional study for chronic liver diseases only revealed positivity ...

Biological treatments for paediatric psoriasis (BiPe): A retrospective observational study on biological drug survival in daily practice in childhood psoriasis.

Three biotherapies - etanercept, adalimumab, and ustekinumab - are licensed in childhood psoriasis. The few data available on their efficacy and tolerance are mainly derived from industry trials. However, biological drug survival impacts long-term performance in real-life settings.

Acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau response to optimized biological therapy.

Acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau, first described in 1890, is an uncommon variant of pustular psoriasis. It presents as a sterile pustular eruption of the tips of fingers and toes. The condition has a chronic, relapsing course and is often resistant to many anti-psoriatic therapies. In the following case, we present our experience of etanercept use in a 61-year-old man. Although initial therap...

Transient expression of etanercept therapeutic protein in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.).

Etanercept is a recombinant fusion protein of TNFR2 with the Fc portion of human IgG1. Etanercept, an anti-TNF drug, treats autoimmune diseases and improves patients' health. The main goal of the present study was to investigate the possibility of expressing recombinant protein of etanercept in a plant system. For this aim, first a modified version of pCAMBIA1305.1 plasmid with a new multiple clon...

Evaluation of 12 GWAS-drawn SNPs as biomarkers of rheumatoid arthritis response to TNF inhibitors. A potential SNP association with response to etanercept.

Research in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is increasingly focused on the discovery of biomarkers that could enable personalized treatments. The genetic biomarkers associated with the response to TNF inhibitors (TNFi) are among the most studied. They include 12 SNPs exhibiting promising results in the three largest genome-wide association studies (GWAS). However, they still require further validation. ...

Modulation of inflammatory gene transcripts in psoriasis vulgaris: differences between ustekinumab and etanercept.

Findings demonstrate differences in modulation of specific psoriatic inflammatory pathways between ustekinumab vs. etanercept responders. These data also.

Etanercept in routine German clinical practice to treat rheumatoid arthritis patients : A one-year observational study on effectiveness, safety and health economics.

The efficacy and safety of the TNF‑α inhibitor etanercept (ETA) as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is well established by randomized controlled trials. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the benefit yielded by ETA within the regular outpatient care.

High dose Hepatitis B vaccine is not effective in patients using immunomodulatory drugs: A pilot study.

In patients undergoing immunotherapy, the quality of the immune response is reduced, which may negatively affect the efficacy of vaccination. This study was conducted in order to evaluate the efficacy of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine in patients using immunomodulators. Seronegative patients for HBV who were using biological agents, were included in the study. The vaccination was administered...

Rapid remission of Stevens-Johnson syndrome by combination therapy using etanercept and intravenous immunoglobulin and a review of the literature.

SJS/TEN are spectrum of rare, acute and life-threatening delayed-type drug hypersensitivity reactions that are associated with high mortality rates. However, no therapeutic standard has been proposed for SJS/TEN. Here, we report a case of a patient diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson syndrome whose disease progression was halted by a single dose of etanercept and was treated successfully. In addition, ...

Progression of the structural damage in the sacroiliac joints in patients with early axial spondyloarthritis during a long-term anti-TNF treatment: six-year results of the ESTHER trial.

To evaluate radiographic progression in the sacroiliac joints (SIJ) and to identify its predictors during long-term (up to six years) treatment with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor etanercept in patients with early axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA).

Clinical experience with the etanercept biosimilar SB4 in psoriatic patients.

Background After the expiry of the patent of reference etanercept, several biosimilars have been developed, including SB4. Objective To study safety and efficacy of SB4 in psoriatic patients previously treated with etanercept and in the etanercept naive ones. Method Patients affected by moderate to severe psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis attending the Psoriasis Center of Florence University, t...

Pyoderma gangrenosum and tumour necrosis factor alpha inhibitors: A semi-systematic review.

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare ulcerative skin disease that presents a therapeutic challenge. Tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) inhibitors have been reported to successfully control PG. Our aim was to systematically evaluate and compare the clinical effectiveness of TNFα inhibitors in adults with PG. A literature search including databases such as PubMed, Embase, Scopus, and Web of Scienc...

Repeated switches between reference product etanercept and biosimilar do not affect disease activity or retention rate of etanercept over 24 months - a cohort study with historical controls.

Orthogonal Middle-up Approaches for the Characterization of the Glycan Heterogeneity of Etanercept by Hydrophilic Interaction Chromatography Coupled to High Resolution Mass Spectrometry.

Etanercept is a recombinant Fc-fusion protein widely used to treat rheumatic diseases. This protein is highly glycosylated and contains numerous O- and N-glycosylation sites. Since glycosylation is recognized as an important critical quality attribute (CQA) that can affect immunogenicity, solubility, and stability of Fc-fusion proteins, it should be thoroughly characterized. In this work, hydrophi...


Corticosteroids are the standard of care for first line treatment of patients who develop grades II-IV of acute Graft-versus-Host Disease (a-GvHD), but the optimal second-line treatment has not been determined yet. We prospectively evaluated the use of anti-TNFα monoclonal antibody Etanercept (ET) as second line treatment in children with steroid-refractory a-GvHD.

Anti TNF-α therapy in patients with relapsed and refractory Langerhans cell histiocytosis: a phase II study.

Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) is produced in Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) lesions and is elevated in plasma of patients with active LCH. It has been postulated that TNF-α may play a role in the pathophysiology of LCH. Etanercept, an anti-TNF-α antibody, has been used in TNF-modulated diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We conducted a phase II study to determine the efficacy...

Paeoniflorin-6'-O-benzene sulfonate alleviates collagen-induced arthritis in mice by downregulating BAFF-TRAF2-NF-κB signaling: comparison with biological agents.

Paeoniflorin-6'-O-benzene sulfonate (CP-25) is a new ester derivative of paeoniflorin with improved lipid solubility and oral bioavailability, as well as better anti-inflammatory activity than its parent compound. In this study we explored whether CP-25 exerted therapeutic effects in collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) mice through regulating B-cell activating factor (BAFF)-BAFF receptors-mediated si...

Risk of hospitalization for heart failure in rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with etanercept and abatacept.

To estimate biologic influence on heart failure (HF) risk in rheumatoid arthritis. Retrospective cohort (RECORD Study of Italian Society for Rheumatology) study on administrative healthcare databases. We identified 2527 patients treated with either etanercept (n = 1690) or abatacept (n = 837). HF incidence rate was higher in the abatacept cohort than in the etanercept cohort with a 2.38 (9...

Surveillance of adverse drug events associated with etanercept prescribed for juvenile idiopathic arthritis in a single center up to 9-years: A retrospective observational study.

The introduction of biologic agents opened a new era of treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) over the past decade. From clinical experience, it appears that biological agents are well tolerated overall, and serious adverse events are rare. However, such clinical studies have not been conducted in Korea. Therefore, we examined the safety profile of JIA patients with biologics in a singl...

Depression Symptoms Predict Worse Clinical Response to Etanercept Treatment in Psoriasis Patients.

This study aimed to investigate the predicting values of depression and anxiety symptoms for clinical response to etanercept treatment in psoriasis patients.

Open-Label Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Etanercept Treatment in Subjects With Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis Who Have Failed Therapy With Apremilast.

Response to etanercept therapy in patients who have failed apremilast therapy has not been well characterized.

Efficacy and safety of Etanercept for postoperative Pyoderma Gangrenosum after infliximab serum sickness.

Non peristomal postoperative pyoderma gangrenosum (PPG) is a rare subtype of pyoderma gangrenosum that occurs in the early postoperative period at surgical incisions, most commonly after breast surgery. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential to prevent severe scaring. TNF alpha inhibitor infliximab was reported to be efficient in treatment of PPG refractory to systemic corticosteroids. However...

Interventions for reducing inflammation in familial Mediterranean fever.

Familial Mediterranean fever, a hereditary auto-inflammatory disease, mainly affects ethnic groups living in the Mediterranean region. Early studies reported colchicine as a potential drug for preventing attacks of familial Mediterranean fever. For those people who are colchicine-resistant or intolerant, drugs such as rilonacept, anakinra, canakinumab, etanercept, infliximab, thalidomide and inter...

Adherence to etanercept therapy in rheumatoid arthritis patients during 3 years of follow-up.

To determine the percentage non-adherence to etanercept in patients with rheumatoid arthritis during three years of follow-up.

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