Journal article

LOW INCIDENCE OF GASTROINTESTINAL-RELATED AND OVERALL SERIOUS ADVERSE EVENTS AMONG GUSELKUMAB-TREATED PATIENTS: POOLED ANALYSES OF VOYAGE 1 & 2 AND DISCOVER 1 & 2 THROUGH 1-YEAR

PJ Mease, P Foley, K Reich, J Bagel, M Lebwohl, YW Yang, M Shawi, M Miller, A Kollmeier, EC Hsia, XL Xu, M Izutsu, P Ramachandran, S Sheng, Y You, P Helliwell, WH Boehncke

ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

Background:Guselkumab (GUS), a human monoclonal antibody that specifically binds to the p19-subunit of interleukin (IL)-23, demonstrated efficacy in the Phase 3 VOYAGE 1&2 trials of patients (pts) with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (PsO)1,2 and in the DISCOVER 1&2 trials of pts with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA).3,4 IL-17 inhibitors used to treat PsO and PsA have been associated with exacerbation or new onset of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (e.g., Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis).5Objectives:Evaluate the incidence of gastrointestinal (GI)-related and overall serious adverse events (SAEs) from pooled safety data through 1-year of GUS 100 mg treatment from the VOYAGE 1&2 and..

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AbbVie and the authors thank the patients, study sites, and investigators who participated in this clinical trial. AbbVie, Inc was the study sponsor, contributed to study design, data collection, analysis & interpretation, and to writing, reviewing, and approval of final version. No honoraria or payments were made for authorship. Medical writing support was provided by Ramona Vladea, PhD of AbbVie Inc.