MUNICH, February 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The registry plans to gather data from more than 4,000 patients with VTE across seven European countries, providing insights into the clinical management of a disease that is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality
Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH announced the enrolment of the first patient into the PREvention oF thromboembolic events - European Registry in Venous ThromboEmbolism (PREFER in VTE). PREFER in VTE is the first patient registry to gather comprehensive data on the quality of life and treatment satisfaction of patients with VTE. It will also provide detailed insights into the process of patient management in the acute treatment phase, as well as in the prevention of repeat thromboembolic events. In addition, the PREFER in VTE registry will investigate the economic burden of VTE treatment.
Discussing the importance of this registry, Dr. Alexander T. Cohen , Honorary Consultant Vascular Medicine, Department of Vascular Surgery, King's College Hospital, London, said, "The enrolment of the first patient in this registry is an exciting milestone. PREFER in VTE is the first registry of its kind that will provide detailed insight into the patient's perspective. Relying on patient interviews and diaries rather than focusing purely on a doctor's assessment of VTE, will give us important patient data outside of a clinical trial setting."
VTE is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and the annual number of VTE-related deaths has been estimated at more than 500,000 across the EU. Results of literature reviews have shown that VTE, and its consequences, have considerable economic impacts on healthcare systems.
The PREFER in VTE registry plans to enrol more than 4,000 patients with VTE (deep vein thrombos
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