For this session of Journal Club we welcome our guest host Dr Mehbub Shafi.
Mehbub has chosen to review:
Efficacy and safety of guselkumab, an anti-interleukin-23 monoclonal antibody, compared with adalimumab for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe psoriasis with randomized withdrawal and retreatment: Results from the phase III, double-blind, placebo- and active comparatorecontrolled VOYAGE 2 trial
Reich et al (2016) J Am Acad Dermatol http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2016.11.042
About your host
My name is Mehbub Ali Shafi and I am currently working as a Scientific Advisor in the Cardiovascular division at Bristol Myers Squibb. Prior to this I worked in the NHS across various clinical specialities for over 6 years. My last job in the NHS was a General Practise Speciality Registrar in West London.
For my review, I chose to focus on Psoriasis, a condition in which I have personal insight, including its effect on patients both clinically and psycho-socially. The paper I chose to review was the VOYAGE 2 clinical trial. (Efficacy and safety of Guselkumab, an anti-interleukin-23 monoclonal antibody, compared with adalimumab for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe psoriasis with randomized withdrawal and retreatment: Results from the phase III, double-blind, placebo- and active comparator controlled VOYAGE 2 trial)
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