J Rheumatol 2018 06 1;45(6):785-794. Epub 2018 Apr 1.
From the Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology and Allergy Department, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion; Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, University of Ioannina, Ioannina; Rheumatology Department, Sismanoglio Hospital; Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University of Athens; Department of Rheumatology, Veterans Administration Hospital; Joint Academic Rheumatology Program, Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodestrian University of Athens; Fourth Internal Medicine Department, Attikon University Hospital of Athens, Athens; Rheumatology Clinic, General Hospital of Kavala, Kavala; First Department of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology Section, AHEPA Hospital of the Aristotle University Medical School; Rheumatology Department, 424 General Army Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece; Department of Rheumatology, Skȧne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.
Objective: To evaluate the 10-year drug survival of the first tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) administered to patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA) overall and comparatively between SpA subsets, and to identify predictors of drug retention.
Methods: Patients with SpA in the Hellenic Registry of Biologic Therapies, a prospective multicenter observational cohort, starting their first TNFi between 2004-2014 were analyzed. Kaplan-Meier curves and Cox regression models were used. Read More