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Ixekizumab improved function, other parameters in treatment of PsA

15:10 EDT 15 Jun 2017 | Healio

MADRID — Improvements in arthritis outcomes, physical function and psoriasis were reported for treatment with ixekizumab among patients with active psoriatic arthritis, according to findings presented at the EULAR Annual Congress.Peter Nash, MD, a rheumatologist at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, conducted the 24-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 study in a cohort of 336 patients with inadequate response or intolerance to prior therapy. Overall, 118 patients received placebo; 122 patients were treated with 80 mg ixekizumab (Eli Lilly) every 4 weeks; and 123 patients received that dose of the study drug every 2 weeks. Patients in the ixekizumab arms received a 160-mg starting dose.

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