Evolution of Drug Survival with Biological Agents and Apremilast Between 2012 and 2018 in Patients with Psoriasis from the PsoBioTeq Cohort


  • Thomas Bettuzzi Service de Dermatologie, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Henri-Mondor, Université Paris-Est, Créteil, France
  • Hervé Bachelez
  • Marie Beylot-Barry
  • Hugo Arlégui
  • Carle Paul
  • Manuelle Viguier
  • Emmanuel Mahé
  • Nathalie Beneton
  • Denis Jullien
  • Marie-Aleth Richard
  • Pascal Joly
  • Florence Tubach
  • Alain Dupuy
  • Emilie Sbidian
  • Olivier Chosidow




psoriasis, drug survival, treatments, biologics, apremilast


Drug survival reflects treatment effectiveness and safety in real life. There is limited data on the variation of drug survival with the availability of systemic treatments with additional biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) or synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (sDMARDs). The aim of this study was to determine whether the increasing number of available systemic treatments for psoriasis affects drug survival over time. Patients were selected from the PsoBioTeq cohort, a French prospective observational cohort enrolling patients with moderate to severe psoriasis. All patients initiating a first bDMARD or sDMARD were included. The primary outcome was comparison of drug survival over time. A multivariate Cox proportional hazard ratio model was computed. A total of 1,866 patients were included; 739 females (39%), median age 47 years. In the multivariate Cox model, no association was found between the calendar year of initiation and drug survival (hazard ratio) overlapping from 0.80 (0.42–1.52) to 1.17 (0.64–2.17), p = 0.633). In conclusion, drug survival in psoriasis is not affected by the year of initiation.


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Bettuzzi, T., Bachelez, H., Beylot-Barry, M., Arlégui, H., Paul, C., Viguier, M., Mahé, E., Beneton, N., Jullien, D., Richard, M.-A., Joly, P., Tubach, F., Dupuy, A., Sbidian, E., & Chosidow, O. (2022). Evolution of Drug Survival with Biological Agents and Apremilast Between 2012 and 2018 in Patients with Psoriasis from the PsoBioTeq Cohort. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 102, adv00665. https://doi.org/10.2340/actadv.v101.566