Empowerment

Horizon Europe - FIBROTARGET

EFCCA is involved in an exciting new Horizon Europe project called FIBROTARGET. This project aims to validate novel immunotherapeutic targets against fibrosis in inflammatory bowel disease in order to obtain patients and regulatory approval for implementation of these novel noninvasive imaging modalities as diagnostic and prognostic tools for fibrotic IBD.

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A Narrative Systematic Review and Categorisation of Outcomes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease to Inform a Core Outcome Set for Real-world Evidence

A Narrative Systematic Review and Categorisation of Outcomes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease to Inform a Core Outcome Set for Real-world Evidence

November, 2022

The study developed a core outcome set for real-world studies in adult patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Other indicators include, for example, clinical, endoscopic, and biomarker remission, fatigue, and urgency to go to the toilet. 

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Horizon Europe - METHYLOMIC

The METHYLOMIC project will build on multiple previous cohort studies that confirmed epigenetic biomarkers (specifically DNA methylation) as the most stringent predictor of response to biological therapy, zooming in on CD. DNA methylation profiles in peripheral blood as biomarkers of response/deep remission for three approved biologicals in CD have been specifically discovered and validated.

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Horizon 2020 - ImmUniverse

EFCCA  is involved in an exciting EU Research Project under the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI 2) (Horizon 2020).

The ImmUniverse project main goal is the improved diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients living with ulcerative colitis and atopic dermatitis. New insights into disease severity and progression will enable personalised therapy for each individual patient.

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Horizon 2020- IDEA- FAST

EFCCA is involved in this exciting project that will identify digital endpoints that provide reliable, objective and sensitive evaluation of activities of daily living and Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in ImmuneMediated Inflammatory Diseases such as IBD as well as other such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus and which will ultimately have a positive impact on the quality of life of these patients. 

Background

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Out‐of‐pocket expenses of patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Out‐of‐pocket expenses of patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a comparison of patient‐reported outcomes across 12 European countries

October, 2022

There is a high variability of out-of-packet patient costs of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), but the issue is not widely recognised. Therefore, the study compared patient costs of IBDs between 12 European countries.

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Transition from pediatric to adult care

Transitioning through paediatric and into adult care is a critical time for patients and, if not carried out effectively and appropriately, can impact on education, mental health and patient outcomes. It has become clear that this is a major issue for patients, their carers and clinicians and that the transition process within and across Europe urgently needs reform.

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