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Title: A framework for a register of biological agents in rheumatology
Authors: Camilleri, Florinda
Grech, Louise
Serracino-Inglott, Anthony
Azzopardi, Lilian M.
Keywords: Rheumatology
Rheumatism -- Patients -- Care
Biological agents -- Directories -- Malta
Biologicals -- Directories -- Malta
Pharmacist and patient
Pharmacy -- Information services
Issue Date: 2012-10
Publisher: University of Malta. Department of Pharmacy
Citation: Camilleri, F., Grech, L., Serracino-Inglott, A., & Azzopardi, L. M. (2012, October). A framework for a register of biological agents in rheumatology. Poster session presented at the International Pharmaceutical Federation Centenary Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Abstract: A poster presentation regarding a framework for a register of biological agents in rheumatology. Introduction: In January 2012, 215 patients were undergoing treatment with biological agents in the Rheumatology Unit (RU) at Mater Dei Hospital. A register for biological agents used in rheumatology enhances the pharmacovigilance that is of benefit in patients being treated with biological agents. Aim: To develop a framework for a tailor-made biologics register for the RU, to be known as the Maltese Rheumatology Biologics Register (MRBR). The data generated by this register will: ◦ Provide information on the pharmacoepidemiological trends associated with biological agents in the local setting ◦ Provide evidence regarding outcomes of therapy for individual patients ◦ Contribute towards the formulation of more definite answers to the questions of cost, safety and efficacy within the local scenario.
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