Descriptive Comparisons of the Impact of Apremilast and Methotrexate Monotherapy in Oligoarticular Psoriatic Arthritis: the Corrona Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondyloarthritis Registry Results.
The Journal of rheumatology
OBJECTIVE: Therapeutic response was evaluated among new apremilast, methotrexate, or biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (bDMARD) initiators with oligoarticular psoriatic arthritis (PsA).
METHODS: Patients with oligoarticular PsA in the Corrona PsA/Spondyloarthritis Registry initiating treatment with apremilast, methotrexate, or bDMARD and completing 6-month follow-up were included.
RESULTS: In total, 150 patients initiated monotherapy (apremilast: n=34; methotrexate: n=15; bDMARD: n=101). Apremilast initiators had higher baseline disease activity than methotrexate initiators. At follow-up, apremilast initiators experienced numerically greater disease activity improvements than methotrexate initiators and similar improvements to bDMARD initiators.
CONCLUSION: Findings suggest apremilast monotherapy is an effective option for patients with oligoarticular PsA.
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Ogdie, Alexis; Liu, Mei; Glynn, Meghan; Emeanuru, Kelechi; Harrold, Leslie; Richter, Sven; Guerette, Benoit; and Mease, Philip, "Descriptive Comparisons of the Impact of Apremilast and Methotrexate Monotherapy in Oligoarticular Psoriatic Arthritis: the Corrona Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondyloarthritis Registry Results." (2020). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 4065.