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J Invest Der


Atopic dermatitis (AD) is an inflammatory skin disease with phenotypic differences across race and can affect sleep and quality of life (QoL). In 2 phase 3 studies of identical design (TRuE-AD1/TRuE-AD2), patients (pts; ≥12 y with AD for ≥2 y; Investigator’s Global Assessment score 2/3; 3%–20% affected body surface area) were randomized (2:2:1) to twice-daily 0.75% or 1.5% ruxolitinib (RUX; Janus kinase [JAK]1/JAK2 inhibitor) cream or vehicle for 8 wk (continuous treatment), followed by a long-term safety period (LTS; as-needed treatment) up to Wk 52. Pts randomized to RUX cream remained on their regimen during the LTS; pts on vehicle were rerandomized to either RUX cream strength. For Black pts who were initially randomized to the 0.75% RUX cream/1.5% RUX cream/vehicle to 0.75% RUX cream/vehicle to 1.5% RUX cream groups and continued in the LTS (n=91/97/25/22), sleep-related impairment and sleep disturbance scores per Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System at baseline (BL) were 16.3/16.4/15.0/17.5 and 18.9/19.7/17.9/19.8, respectively. Scores had decreased (less impairment) at LTS start in the RUX cream groups (Wk 8; 14.2/14.7/16.1/15.5 and 16.7/17.5/19.0/19.4) and were below BL at Wk 52 in all groups (14.3/14.8/13.9/14.4 and 18.0/18.0/17.4/16.3). Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) scores were decreased at Wk 8 (mean change from BL, −7.4/−6.6/−3.8/−4.8); decreased scores were maintained to Wk 52 (−7.1/−6.5/−5.6/−8.8). Results were similar for children’s DLQI (Wk 8, −4.0/−6.9/−4.0/−3.0 [n=12/9/1/3]; Wk 52, −5.6/−11.6/−12.0/−7.3 [n=9/7/1/4]). In summary, sleep and QoL improved with RUX cream; improvements were maintained for 44 wk with as-needed use in Black pts.





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