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Efficacy and Safety of TNF Antagonists in Sarcoidosis: Data from the Spanish Registry of Biologics BIOBADASER and a Systematic Review.
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PMID:  22387045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety, efficacy, and effectiveness of TNF antagonists in patients with sarcoidosis. METHODS: A descriptive study of a case series registered in BIOBADASER and a systematic review was performed. The search strategy of articles published between 1998 and July 2011 in Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane Library included synonyms of sarcoidosis and synonyms of TNF antagonists. RESULTS: Seven patients treated with infliximab (IFX) and 1 with etanercept (ETN) switched to IFX for inefficacy were registered in BIOBADASER 2.0. In 3, treatment is still ongoing. Reasons for discontinuation were serious adverse events in 2 cases, inefficacy in 2 cases, and complete clinical response in 2 cases. Eight serious adverse events were reported. In the selected 69 of 2262 reports and 1 abstract of the review, 232 patients (89.9%) were treated with IFX and 26 (10.0%) were treated with ETN. In 2 randomized clinical trials, favorable response of the lung disease was reported with IFX. In other randomized clinical trials, no improvement of ocular manifestations was reported with ETN. In the cases series, results were diverse. Mean weighted rates of adverse events, infections, serious infections, and malignancy were 39.9, 22.1, 5.9, and 1.0 per 100 patient-years, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: There is insufficient evidence to ensure the efficacy of TNF antagonists in sarcoidosis. Nevertheless, IFX may be effective in selected manifestations of the disease. Before starting treatment of sarcoidosis with IFX, a careful evaluation of the benefit/risk ratio must be considered on an individual basis.
Jose Ramon Maneiro; Eva Salgado; Juan J Gomez-Reino; Loreto Carmona;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-866X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306053     Medline TA:  Semin Arthritis Rheum     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Rheumatology Department, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago, Spain.
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