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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 Science was conducted, using search terms related to PG and TNFα inhibitors. Studies and case reports were included if patients were diagnosed with PG, over the age of 18 and administered TNFα inhibitor. A total of 3212 unique citations were identified resulting in 222 articles describing 356 patients being included in our study. The study we report found an 87% (95%
83%-90%) response rate and a 67% (95%
62%-72%) complete response rate to TNFα inhibitors. No statistically significant differences in the response rates (P = 0.6159) or complete response rates (P = 0.0773) to infliximab, adalimumab, and etanercept were found. In our study TNFα inhibitors demonstrated significant effectiveness with response and complete response rates supporting the use of TNFα inhibitors to treat PG in adults. Our study suggests that there is no significant difference in effectiveness among infliximab, adalimumab, and etanercept.
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Name: International wound journal
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 surger...
Pyoderma gangrenosum is a painful ulcerating disease. The current evidence base for treatment is limited. In a large prospective study of topical treatments, 44% of patients were healed by 6 months. U...
The influence of comorbidities on the efficacy of tumour necrosis factor inhibitors, and the effect of tumour necrosis factor inhibitors on comorbidities in rheumatoid arthritis: report from a National Consensus Conference.
To define the safety and efficacy of TNF inhibitors (TNFi) in RA patients with comorbidities.
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) of the penis is a very rare entity in medicine and it can be destructive. Generally, pyoderma gangrenosum is known to be common among patients with systemic diseases such as ...
The purpose of this research study is to see if Humira (adalimumab) is effective and safe in the treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum.
Subjects must be 18- 75 years old and have a history of both inflammatory bowels disease (Crohn's or ulcerative colitis) and pyoderma gangrenosum. This is a 6 month open label study of an...
This study is designed to investigate the efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics of adalimumab in subjects in Japan with active ulcer(s) due to Pyoderma Gangrenosum (PG).
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of Humira in the treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum.
The study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of gevokizumab in treating active ulcers of pyoderma gangrenosum (PG).
A tumor necrosis factor receptor subtype that has specificity for TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR ALPHA and LYMPHOTOXIN ALPHA. It is constitutively expressed in most tissues and is a key mediator of tumor necrosis factor signaling in the vast majority of cells. The activated receptor signals via a conserved death domain that associates with specific TNF RECEPTOR-ASSOCIATED FACTORS in the CYTOPLASM.
A tumor necrosis factor family member that is released by activated LYMPHOCYTES. Soluble lymphotoxin is specific for TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR RECEPTOR TYPE I; TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR RECEPTOR TYPE II; and TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR RECEPTOR SUPERFAMILY, MEMBER 14. Lymphotoxin-alpha can form a membrane-bound heterodimer with LYMPHOTOXIN-BETA that has specificity for the LYMPHOTOXIN BETA RECEPTOR.
An idiopathic, rapidly evolving, and severely debilitating disease occurring most commonly in association with chronic ulcerative colitis. It is characterized by the presence of boggy, purplish ulcers with undermined borders, appearing mostly on the legs. The majority of cases are in people between 40 and 60 years old. Its etiology is unknown.
A novel member of the tumor-necrosis factor receptor family that can also mediate HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS TYPE 1 entry into cells. It has specificity for TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR LIGAND SUPERFAMILY MEMBER 14 and the homotrimeric form of LYMPHOTOXIN-ALPHA. The receptor is abundantly expressed on T-LYMPHOCYTES and may play a role in regulating lymphocyte activation. Signaling by the activated receptor occurs through its association with TNF RECEPTOR-ASSOCIATED FACTORS.
A secreted tumor necrosis factor receptor family member that has specificity FAS LIGAND and TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR LIGAND SUPERFAMILY MEMBER 14. It plays a modulating role in tumor necrosis factor signaling pathway.
Cytokine Tumour Necrosis Factor (TNF)
TNF is a compound that is classified as a cytokine which plays a central role in the cellular mechanisms of apoptosis or cell death. However, there are a number of different kinds of TNF, just under twenty, but the family of molecules have very similar a...
Anything that breaks the skin is a wound because when the skin is broken, there's a risk of germs getting into the body and causing an infection. Follow and track Wound Care News on BioPortfolio: Wound Car...