Efficacy and safety of ustekinumab and etanercept for the treatment of psoriasis.

Title

Efficacy and safety of ustekinumab and etanercept for the treatment of psoriasis.

Creator

Uhlenhake Elizabeth E; Feldman Steven R

Publisher

Expert opinion on biological therapy

Date

2010
2010-07

Description

IMPORTANCE OF THE FIELD: TNF-alpha inhibitors such as etanercept have been used for psoriasis for years. A fairly well defined efficacy and safety profile has developed. A new biologic agent, ustekinumab, an IL-12 and IL-23 inhibitor, has recently been released in the US for the treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis. The purpose of this article is to compare the efficacy and safety profiles of ustekinumab and etanercept. AREAS COVERED IN THIS REVIEW: We examined safety and efficacy data regarding ustekinumab and etanercept from clinical reports, a head-to-head trial, review articles, and databases and registries from the last 20 years. WHAT THE READER WILL GAIN: Evidence is reviewed about the efficacy for the treatment of psoriasis as well as the safety profiles for both agents, ustekinumab and etanercept. TAKE HOME MESSAGE: Both drugs have data to confirm efficacy and safety in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis in the short-term. The limited long-term data on the safety profile of ustekinumab requires careful judgment on the clinician's part, weighing well-defined benefits and potential unknown risks.

Subject

Humans; Treatment Outcome; Severity of Illness Index; Risk Assessment; Evidence-Based Medicine; Patient Selection; Ustekinumab; Antibodies; Anti-Inflammatory Agents/adverse effects/*therapeutic use; Etanercept; Immunoglobulin G/adverse effects/*therapeutic use; Immunosuppressive Agents/adverse effects/*therapeutic use; Psoriasis/*drug therapy/immunology; Receptors; Humanized; Monoclonal; Monoclonal/adverse effects/*therapeutic use; Tumor Necrosis Factor/*therapeutic use

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1105–1112

Issue

7

Volume

10

Citation

Uhlenhake Elizabeth E; Feldman Steven R, “Efficacy and safety of ustekinumab and etanercept for the treatment of psoriasis.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 16, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4982.

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