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Factors associated with the achievement of biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drug-free remission in rheumatoid arthritis: the ANSWER cohort study

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Title
Factors associated with the achievement of biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drug-free remission in rheumatoid arthritis: the ANSWER cohort study
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Arthritis Research & Therapy, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13075-018-1673-1
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Motomu Hashimoto, Moritoshi Furu, Wararu Yamamoto, Takanori Fujimura, Ryota Hara, Masaki Katayama, Akira Ohnishi, Kengo Akashi, Shuzo Yoshida, Koji Nagai, Yonsu Son, Hideki Amuro, Toru Hirano, Kosuke Ebina, Ryuji Uozumi, Hiromu Ito, Masao Tanaka, Koichiro Ohmura, Takao Fujii, Tsuneyo Mimori

Abstract

Clinical remission can be maintained after the discontinuation of biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (bDMARD-free remission (BFR)). It is unknown which bDMARD is advantageous for achieving BFR or under which conditions BFR can be considered. This study aimed to determine the factors associated with BFR achievement in clinical practice. Patients with RA were enrolled from a Japanese multicenter observational registry. Patients with RA who achieved clinical remission (Disease Activity Score 28-C-reactive protein < 2.3) at the time of bDMARD discontinuation were included. Serial disease activities and treatment changes were followed up. BFR was considered to have failed if the disease activity exceeded the remission cutoff value or if bDMARDs were restarted. Overall, 181 RA patients were included. BFR was maintained in 21.5% of patients at 1 year after bDMARD discontinuation. BFR was more successfully achieved after discontinuation of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) monoclonal antibodies (TNFi(mAb)) (infliximab, adalimumab, and golimumab), followed by CTLA4-Ig (abatacept), soluble TNF receptor or Fab fragments against TNF fused with polyethylene glycol (etanercept and certolizumab), and anti-interleukin-6 receptor Ab (tocilizumab). After multivariate analysis, sustained remission (> 6 months), Boolean remission, no glucocorticoid use at the time of bDMARD discontinuation, and use of TNFi(mAb) or CTLA4-Ig remained as independent factors associated with BFR. BFR can be achieved in some patients with RA after bDMARD discontinuation in clinical practice. Use of TNFi(mAb) or CTLA4-Ig, sustained remission, Boolean remission, and no glucocorticoid use at the time of bDMARD discontinuation are advantageous for achieving BFR.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 46 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 15%
Other 5 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 9%
Student > Master 4 9%
Other 9 20%
Unknown 12 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 41%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 7%
Computer Science 3 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 13 28%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 August 2018.
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#1,071,374
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Outputs from Arthritis Research & Therapy
#227
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#37,449
of 268,175 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Arthritis Research & Therapy
#1
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