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Use of biologics and other novel therapies for the treatment of systemic sclerosis


Bruni, Cosimo; Praino, Emanuela; Allanore, Yannick; Distler, Oliver; Gabrielli, Armando; Iannone, Florenzo; Matucci-Cerinic, Marco (2017). Use of biologics and other novel therapies for the treatment of systemic sclerosis. Expert Review of Clinical Immunology, 13(5):469-482.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by vasculopathy, inflammation and fibrosis. These three main disease-determining pathways are the target of the currently available treatments used to possibly modify the progression of disease-related manifestations, although this synergy has not been fully applied on SSc joint, skin or lung involvement yet. Areas covered: we describe the current status of SSc treatment/therapy performing a literature search in MEDLINE/Pubmed and Thomson Reuter's Web of Science for articles published until March 2016. Moreover, ongoing registered clinical trials (RCTs) on SSc were searched through clinicaltrials.gov website. Expert commentary: presently, promising drugs are under evaluation to target the different pathogenic pathways of systemic sclerosis: Tocilizumab and Abatacept for skin and lung fibrosis; Riociguat and Selexipag are approved for pulmonary arterial hypertension but promising anti-fibrotic effects are now being studied. Finally, several anti-fibrotic molecules are currently involved in RCTs, such as Nintedanib, IVA-337, Terguride.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by vasculopathy, inflammation and fibrosis. These three main disease-determining pathways are the target of the currently available treatments used to possibly modify the progression of disease-related manifestations, although this synergy has not been fully applied on SSc joint, skin or lung involvement yet. Areas covered: we describe the current status of SSc treatment/therapy performing a literature search in MEDLINE/Pubmed and Thomson Reuter's Web of Science for articles published until March 2016. Moreover, ongoing registered clinical trials (RCTs) on SSc were searched through clinicaltrials.gov website. Expert commentary: presently, promising drugs are under evaluation to target the different pathogenic pathways of systemic sclerosis: Tocilizumab and Abatacept for skin and lung fibrosis; Riociguat and Selexipag are approved for pulmonary arterial hypertension but promising anti-fibrotic effects are now being studied. Finally, several anti-fibrotic molecules are currently involved in RCTs, such as Nintedanib, IVA-337, Terguride.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Rheumatology Clinic and Institute of Physical Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2017
Deposited On:11 Jan 2017 16:41
Last Modified:27 Apr 2017 01:01
Publisher:Expert Reviews
ISSN:1744-666X
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/1744666X.2017.1263153
PubMed ID:27899043

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