The PROSit cohort of infliximab biosimilar in IBD: A prolonged follow-up on the effectiveness and safety across Italy

A. Armuzzi, G. Fiorino, A. Variola, N. Manetti, W. Fries, A. Orlando, G. Maconi, F. Bossa, M. Cappello, L. Biancone, L. Cantoro, F. Costa, R. D'Incà, P. Lionetti, M. Principi, F. Castiglione, M.L. Annunziata, A. Di Sabatino, M. Di Girolamo, M.M. TerpinC.C. Cortelezzi, S. Saibeni, A. Amato, S. Ardizzone, L. Guidi, S. Danese, A. Massella, A. Ventra, G. Rizzuto, A. Massari, F. Perri, V. Annese, S. Saettone, R. Tari, C. Petruzzellis, G. Meucci, G. Imperiali, F.W. Guglielmi, S. Mazzuoli, L. Caserta, M.C. Parodi, A. Colli, A. Ronchetti, D. Pugliese, A. Geccherle, F. Rogai, S. Milani, S. Renna, A. Cassinotti, A. Andriulli, G. Martino, B. Scrivo, E. Troncone, A. Kohn, L. Bertani, G. Lorenzon, S. Ghione, O. Nardone, M. Vecchi, A. Bertani, M.A. Bosani, C. Bezzio, R. Salerno

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Background: We report a prospective, nationwide cohort evaluating the safety and effectiveness of CT-P13. Methods: A structured database was used to record serious adverse events (SAEs), clinical remission/response, inflammatory biomarkers (CRP and calprotectin), and endoscopic findings. Results: Eight hundred ten patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (452 Crohn's disease [CD]) were enrolled. Four hundred fifty-nine patients were naïve to anti-TNFα (group A), 196 had a previous exposure (group B), and the remaining 155 were switched to CT-P13 (group C). All patients were included in the safety evaluation with a mean follow-up of 345 ± 215 days and a total number of 6501 infusions. One hundred fifty-four SAEs were reported (19%), leading to cessation of the biosimilar in 103 subjects (12.7%). Infusion reactions were 71, leading to cessation of the biosimilar in 53 subjects (6.5%), being significantly more frequent in patients pre-exposed to anti-TNFα (P = 0.017). The efficacy of therapy was calculated in 754 IBD patients, with a mean follow-up of 329 ± 202 days. Forty-eight patients had a primary failure (6.4%), and 188 (25.6%) lost response during follow-up. Six hundred twenty-eight (364 CD) and 360 IBD patients (222 CD) completed the follow-up at 6 and 12 months, respectively. At 12 months, patients without loss of response were 71%, 64%. and 82% in groups A, B, and C, respectively (log rank P = 0.01). Clinical/endoscopic scores and inflammatory biomarkers dropped significantly in CD and UC patients (P = 0.01 and P <0.0001) compared with baseline. Conclusions: In this large prospective cohort, no further signals of difference in safety and effectiveness of CT-P13 in IBD has been observed. © 2018 Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)568-579
Number of pages12
JournalInflammatory Bowel Diseases
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Biosimilar
  • Crohn's disease
  • CT-P13
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Inflectra
  • Infliximab
  • Remsima
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • adalimumab
  • biological marker
  • biosimilar agent
  • C reactive protein
  • calgranulin
  • ct p 13
  • golimumab
  • infliximab
  • tumor necrosis factor inhibitor
  • unclassified drug
  • adult
  • arthralgia
  • Article
  • clinical evaluation
  • clinical feature
  • clinical outcome
  • cohort analysis
  • controlled study
  • Crohn disease
  • disease duration
  • drug efficacy
  • drug exposure
  • drug safety
  • drug substitution
  • drug tolerability
  • drug withdrawal
  • female
  • follow up
  • gastroscopy
  • human
  • immunopathology
  • infection
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • infusion related reaction
  • major clinical study
  • male
  • neurologic disease
  • observational study
  • patient safety
  • priority journal
  • prospective study
  • randomized controlled trial
  • remission
  • scoring system
  • skin manifestation
  • steroid therapy
  • ulcerative colitis


Dive into the research topics of 'The PROSit cohort of infliximab biosimilar in IBD: A prolonged follow-up on the effectiveness and safety across Italy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this