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Hypophosphataemia, fibroblast growth factor 23 and third-generation intravenous iron compounds: a narrative review

Authors: Xenophon Kassianides BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCP(UK), Sunil Bhandari MBChB, MRCP, FRCP, PhD, M Clin Edu, FHEA

This review focues on the links between iron and phosphate metabolism, the most recent comparative studies between third-generation i.v. iron compounds, the important role of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), and the impact of hypophosphataemia on the patient. This review also presents an algorithm that can be used in patients requiring i.v. iron in anticipation of potential hypophosphataemia.


Efficacy and safety of mycophenolate mofetil in the treatment of rheumatic disease-related interstitial lung disease: a narrative review

Authors: Giulia Cassone MD, PhD, Marco Sebastiani MD, Caterina Vacchi MD, PhD, Gian Luca Erre MD, Carlo Salvarani MD, Andreina Manfredi MD, PhD

This review describes the available data and recent advances on the effectiveness and safety of MMF for the treatment of ILD related to RD, including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic sclerosis, primary Sjögren syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, undifferentiated connective tissue disease, interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis.


Efficacy and safety of rituximab in the treatment of connective tissue disease-related interstitial lung disease

Authors: Caterina Vacchi PhD, Andreina Manfredi MD, Giulia Cassone PhD, Gian Luca Erre MD, Carlo Salvarani MD, Marco Sebastiani MD

This article reviews the available efficacy and safety data on the use of rituximab in the treatment of rheumatic disease-related interstitial lung disease.


Upadacitinib versus placebo or adalimumab with background methotrexate in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and an inadequate response to methotrexate: a subgroup analysis of a phase III randomized controlled trial in Central and Eastern European patients

Authors: Karel Pavelka MD PhD, Zoltán Szekanecz MD PhD DSc, Nemanja Damjanov MD PhD, Branimir Anić MD PhD, Matija Tomšič MD PhD, Vadim Mazurov MD PhD, Marija Maksimovic MD, Orsolya Nagy MD PhD, Jerzy Świerkot MD PhD, Tzvetanka Petranova MD PhD, Tiina Veldi MD, Asta Baranauskaitė MD PhD, Catalin Codreanu MD PhD, Daina Andersone MD PhD, Roy Fleischmann MD

This post hoc analysis of SELECT-COMPARE reports, for the first time, the efficacy and safety of upadacitinib 15 mg in combination with methotrexate
(MTX) in patients from the Central and Eastern European region with MTX inadequate response rheumatoid arthritis compared with placebo or adalimumab with MTX up to 48 weeks of follow-up.


Vedolizumab in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease: evolving paradigms

Authors: Benjamin Crooks MA MBBS, Tom Barnes MBBS BSc, Jimmy K Limdi FRCP FACG

This review brings together data reported on VDZ to date for treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases, comprising Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC).