The Medical Xchange

  • Edit profile
  • Logout
Login    Register

Expert Review

United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW) 2014: Expert Review

Gastroenterology 2014

Patient Confidence in Biologic IBD Therapies Identified as a Factor in Long-Term Disease Control

John Marshall, MD MSc FRCPC AGAF
Professor of Medicine McMaster University
Member, Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute
Chief of Clinical Service for Gastroenterology, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario

Vienna – Biologics, such as tumour necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi), offer an unprecedented level of efficacy in patients with moderate to severe inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but relative benefit in the individual patient is difficult to predict. Patient confidence in the choice of biologic appears to be a factor. Several sets of data presented at UEGW, including one looking specifically at patient acceptance of biologic treatment, suggest that patient perception of efficacy and safety has independent influence on disease control. In IBD, it has been proposed that a high rate of satisfaction with treatment leads to closer adherence, which, in turn, increases exposure to active therapy to improve the likelihood of sustained remissions. On this basis, it appears that differences among biologics, such as route of administration, have meaningful influences on long-term IBD benefit.

Show review


The information and opinions expressed herein are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect those of Xfacto Communications Inc. or the sponsor. The distribution of this meeting report was made possible through industry support under written agreement that ensures editorial independence. The content is for educational purposes and should not be taken as an endorsement of any products, uses or doses. Physicians should consult the appropriate monograph before prescribing any drugs. Distribution, reproduction, alteration of this program is strictly prohibited without written consent of Xfacto Communications Inc. Copyright 2022. All rights reserved. The Medical XchangeTM

This web site is solely for healthcare professionals

Yes, I am a healthcare professional No, I am not a healthcare professional
New user?
Sign up for the Medical Xchange Here you'll find expert commentary from the most recent medical meetings around the world, as well as features and interviews with top healthcare professionals.
First name* Last name*
Title Gender*
Email* Confirm Email*
Password* Password must have at least 8 characters with at least one Capital letter, one lower case letter and one number or special character Confirm Password*
Profession* Speciality*
Country* Province*