Journal article

Variations in disease monitoring between Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients on intravenous and subcutaneous biologic agents

P Hilley, C Li Wai Suen, A Srinivasan, MC Choy, P De Cruz

JOURNAL OF CROHNS & COLITIS | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2021

Abstract

Abstract Background The availability of subcutaneous (SC) administration devices of biologics in addition to intravenous (IV) administration has influenced patients’ and clinicians’ preferences towards initiating or transitioning to SC administration particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst SC administration improves patient convenience and reduces demands on infusion centres we hypothesised that the reduction in healthcare contact associated with SC therapies may reduce the opportunities available for objective disease assessment. We aimed to compare the uptake of objective assessment of disease activity between patients receiving..

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