Body weight, gender and response to TNF-α blockers in axial spondyloarthritis

Elisa Gremese, Angelo Zoli, Marcin Nowik, Giusy Peluso, Barbara Tolusso, Gianfranco Ferraccioli, Sara Bonazza, Alfonso Massara, Francesco Trotta, Marcello Govoni

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The objective of this study was to determine whether BMI and gender could lead to a different response rate to anti-TNF agents in patients affected by axial SpA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)875-881
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Adult
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized
  • Antirheumatic Agents
  • Axis
  • BMI
  • Body Mass Index
  • Body Weight
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin G
  • Logistic Models
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Obesity
  • Overweight
  • Receptors, Tumor Necrosis Factor
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Sex Factors
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
  • anti-TNF response
  • axial spondyloarthritis
  • gender
  • obesity


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