Jami Sayed Abdulla, Jiandang Shi, Brotendu Shekhar Roy, Zhou Zhanwen, Changhao Liu

August 2020, Volume 29, Issue 8, pp 1813 - 1822 Review Article Read Full Article 10.1007/s00586-020-06466-9

First Online: 23 May 2020

Patients with ankylosing spondylitis treatment by golimumab: a systematic review and meta-analysis


The goal of this study was to review relevant randomized controlled trials in order to determine the clinical efficacy of golimumab in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis (AS).


Using appropriate keywords, we identified relevant studies using PubMed, Cochrane and Embase. Key pertinent sources in the literature were also reviewed, and all articles published through November 2019 were considered for inclusion. For each study, we assessed odds ratios, mean difference and 95% confidence interval to assess and synthesize outcomes.


We included nine studies with 6363 patients. Compared with placebo, golimumab would significant decreased the value of BASFI, BASMI, BASDAI, total back pain, JSEQ; increased the value of SF-36 PCS and SF-36 MCS; increased the incidence of BASDAI50, ASAS20, ASAS40 and ASAS partial remission. Compared with golimumab 50 mg, golimumab 100 mg would significantly decreased the value of BASFI and total back pain; increased the value of SF-36 PCS and SF-36 MCS; but also increased the incidence of SAE.


Golimumab had a definite effect in the treatment of AS. The higher dose would obtain better efficacy but lead to the incidence of SAE.

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