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Tumour necrosis factor inhibitor treatment and occurrence of anterior uveitis in ankylosing spondylitis: results from the Swedish biologics register

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  • Handling editor Hans WJ Bijlsma

  • EL and UL co-first authors

  • EL and UL contributed equally

  • Contributors All authors have contributed substantially in the process of completing this study and had full access to the data, specified as follows: Conception of the study: EL and LTHJ. Designing the study: All authors. Aggregation of data TZ-S. Statistical analysis TZ-S, ICO, EL and UL. Interpretation of data all authors. Drafting and revising, final approval and agreement to be accountable: all authors.

  • Funding The study received funding from the following sources, which did not influence either the design of the study, the collection and analysis of the data or the preparation of the manuscript: The Swedish Research Council, Gothenburg University, the Stockholm County Council (ALF), The Swedish National Rheumatism Association, the Swedish COMBINE public-private research programme, the Swedish Cancer Society, the EU-IMI BT Cure project and the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. ARTIS has entered into agreements with MAH for rheumatology biologicals (AbbVie, BMS, Merck, Pfizer, Roche, Samsung, UCB) regarding the safety surveillance of these drugs. All authors state their complete independence from the funders, with regard to this study.

  • Competing interests EL has received personal fees from AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hospira, Pfizer and UCB. LEK has received fees for speaking and consultancy from Pfizer, UCB, Roche, AbbVie, BMS, Novartis, Eli Lilly, Celgene, Biogen and MSD. LTHJ has received Advisory Board fees from AbbVie, Celegen, MSD, Novartis and UCB. JA has participated in advisory boards arranged by Lilly, AstraZeneca and Novartis but not received any personal remuneration.

  • Ethics approval The regional ethical committee in Stockholm, Sweden, approved the study.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Technical appendix and statistical codes are available from the corresponding author at request. Consent was not obtained but the presented data are anonymised and risk of identification is low.

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Hans WJ Bijlsma

  • EL and UL co-first authors

  • EL and UL contributed equally

  • Contributors All authors have contributed substantially in the process of completing this study and had full access to the data, specified as follows: Conception of the study: EL and LTHJ. Designing the study: All authors. Aggregation of data TZ-S. Statistical analysis TZ-S, ICO, EL and UL. Interpretation of data all authors. Drafting and revising, final approval and agreement to be accountable: all authors.

  • Funding The study received funding from the following sources, which did not influence either the design of the study, the collection and analysis of the data or the preparation of the manuscript: The Swedish Research Council, Gothenburg University, the Stockholm County Council (ALF), The Swedish National Rheumatism Association, the Swedish COMBINE public-private research programme, the Swedish Cancer Society, the EU-IMI BT Cure project and the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. ARTIS has entered into agreements with MAH for rheumatology biologicals (AbbVie, BMS, Merck, Pfizer, Roche, Samsung, UCB) regarding the safety surveillance of these drugs. All authors state their complete independence from the funders, with regard to this study.

  • Competing interests EL has received personal fees from AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hospira, Pfizer and UCB. LEK has received fees for speaking and consultancy from Pfizer, UCB, Roche, AbbVie, BMS, Novartis, Eli Lilly, Celgene, Biogen and MSD. LTHJ has received Advisory Board fees from AbbVie, Celegen, MSD, Novartis and UCB. JA has participated in advisory boards arranged by Lilly, AstraZeneca and Novartis but not received any personal remuneration.

  • Ethics approval The regional ethical committee in Stockholm, Sweden, approved the study.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Technical appendix and statistical codes are available from the corresponding author at request. Consent was not obtained but the presented data are anonymised and risk of identification is low.

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