Spherix Global Insights Announces Real World Audit Abstracts Accepted for Presentation at the 34th Congress of ECTRIMS In Berlin, Germany
EXTON, Pa., Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Spherix Global Insights, an independent business intelligence and market research company, today announced that two abstracts based upon real world data collected as part of their multiple sclerosis (MS) patient chart audits have been accepted for presentation at the 34th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS), which will take place in Berlin, Germany from October 10-12, 2018. The RealWorld Dynamix™ audits include a short survey assessing neurologists' self-reported prescribing behaviors and perceptions and a database with over 1,000 patient charts entered by the collaborating neurologists. This unique methodology allows for comparison of neurologists' self-reported behavior with actual patient-level treatment decisions to reveal potential areas of disconnect, as well as subgroup analyses based upon prescribers' demographic characteristics.
The posters will be presented by lead author Robert Naismith, M.D., Director, John L. Trotter MS Clinic at Washington University, Saint Louis, MO. "Although an aggressive first-line therapy approach and the evolving treatment paradigm for patients with progressive forms of MS have been of increased focus at recent conferences, the frequency of high-efficacy therapy use among these patient types has not been formally assessed," said Dr. Naismith, who advises Spherix on multiple sclerosis-related intelligence and insights. "The Spherix annual audits provide robust real-world databases allowing for trending of practice paradigm shifts and assessing the impact of new products, such as ocrelizumab with its first-in market primary progressive MS indication, on therapy selection during highly dynamic points in the patient journey."
The Spherix-sponsored data to be presented includes:
[P868] Treatment Optimization: Are U.S. Neurologists Using High-Efficacy Therapies for Newly Diagnosed RRMS? (Poster Session 2, October 11, 2018, 5:15-7:15 p.m. CET)
[P1212] Switching Treatments in Progressive MS: How are U.S. Neurologists Approaching Disease-Modifying Treatment over Time? (Poster Session 3, October 12, 2018, 12:15-2:15 p.m. CET)
The complete abstracts will publish on September 26, 2018.
About RealWorld Dynamix Audits
The current RealWorld Dynamix™: DMT New Starts in Multiple Sclerosis (US) is the second annual audit and the RealWorld Dynamix™: DMT Switching in Multiple Sclerosis (US) is the third annual audit allowing for tracking how market events, such as new product launches, product withdrawals, generic entry, and new guidelines, are evolving the market. An audit focused on the progressive forms of MS, RealWorld Dynamix™: Progressive Forms of Multiple Sclerosis (US), will publish in November 2018.
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