Navigation Links
'PATH B,' a comprehensive support program in Europe for patients with chronic hepatitis B launched
Date:10/21/2011

Paris, France, 21 October 2011 A pioneering educational resource, designed to improve the lives of people living with chronic hepatitis B, was launched today at an annual conference organised by Bristol-Myers Squibb in Hong Kong where 26 patient advocacy groups from 14 countries and regions gathered to discuss viral hepatitis.

The PATH B ("Patients and Professionals Acting Together for Hepatitis B") programme was developed by an international advisory board comprising people living with hepatitis B, as well as patient advocacy group representatives and leading hepatologists from across Europe. This programme is provided as an educational service by the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) and The European Liver Patients Association (ELPA). The programme was organised and funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb.

The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) also welcomed "the scope of the information the Path B resource provides to patients".

Professor Mark Thursz, Secretary General of the European Association for the Study of the Liver commented: "This resource provides comprehensive and reliable information for patients diagnosed with hepatitis B. I have no doubt that PATH B will help patients to be better informed, empowered and equipped to manage their treatment journey."

The core component of the PATH B programme is a patient-centric resource, PATH B My journey with chronic hepatitis B. This extensive interactive educational resource consists of a hepatitis B journey roadmap that guides patients through every step and aspect of hepatitis B and treatment options. The six stages of the roadmap cover key aspects of a patient's journey with essential information from diagnosis to long-term disease management.

"There is a large information gap for chronic hepatitis B patients between their initial diagnoses and the long-term management of their disease," said PATH B advisory board member, Achim Kautz, ELPA Board Member. "For the first time, this toolkit seeks to fill that unmet need for complete and reliable information that patients can depend on through every step of their disease."

An innovation contained within the PATH B resource is the online diary where patients can record notes, test results, write in medical appointments as well as any disease or treatment related problems they may experience. The resource contains also a 'View Your Progress' tool, which, for the first time, allows patients to plot their test results over time and to chart the progress of their treatment. The aim of this tool is to help patients understand their treatment, therefore aiding adherence.

Charles Gore, President of the World Hepatitis Alliance, praised the resource: "PATH B is the first of its kind in terms of the range of patient materials available in such a portable interactive format. It really does provide practical help for patients."

The PATH B resource was also designed to facilitate better patient-physician dialogue, and to provide trustworthy information.

"As a clinician, I have seen that patients who are more knowledgeable about their disease feel empowered and in control and tend to have better outcomes," said PATH B advisory board member, Dr. Mark Wilkinson of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.

Although this resource was developed primarily for patients it can also be a helpful tool for physicians to enhance dialogue with patients on disease progression, treatment and the importance of adherence and persistency.

The advisory board members included representatives from the following:


'/>"/>

Contact: Jonathan Falcone
j.falcone@togorun.net
44-207-554-1622
TogoRun
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Adapting to clogged airways makes common pathogen resist powerful drugs
2. Molecular pathways linked to sex, age affect outcomes in lung cancer
3. Data Strategy Announces SurePath Services Offering for EMC Avamar
4. Defective signaling pathway sheds light on cystic fibrosis
5. Chocolate Industry Leaders Sign Agreement, Align on Path Towards Increasing Consumer Availability & Consistency of Beneficial Cocoa Flavanols
6. Scientists Discover Molecular Pathway for Organ Tissue Regeneration and Repair
7. Loyola among worlds top centers in pathology competition
8. TheDigitalPathologyWiki.com A New Resource For Digital Pathology
9. Scott & White Healthcare pathologist is co-investigator on breast cancer study
10. Arsenic exposure activates an oncogenic signaling pathway; leads to increased cancer risk
11. Dr. Alesia Wagner of U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group Re-elected to Board of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... This Mother’s Day kicks off the start of ... National Women’s Health Week takes place May 8-May 14. , Throughout the ... to empower women to make their health a top priority. Women everywhere are being ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... “ Crossing Over: Affirmations of Faith ... dying patients who have allowed those holding vigil to glimpse into the supernatural as ... hopes to help readers spiritually and practically gain insight into providing care to terminal ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... TransWipe Volume ... Cut Pro X. Drag and drop a TransWipe preset between two video clips to ... smooth corner wipes to colored panels with customizable color and orientation options. TransWipe Volume ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... Pivot Point Consulting achieved ... KLAS Performance Report, Epic Consulting 2016 - Which Firms Provide Breadth, ... consulting services for electronic health record (EHR) solutions from Epic Systems Corporation ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... Lubbock, Texas (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... ... of the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) for public stakeholder review. The stakeholder review is ... ensure that it meets its goals and delivers value to the wool industry., The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/5/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the  "Market ... to their offering.  ,     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ) , ... Emission Tomography (PET) scanner and cyclotron install base in the ... France , Germany , ... United Kingdom . Along with the current ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... , May 5, 2016 ... addition of the  "Europe Thalassaemia Market and ... their offering.       (Logo: ... Europe Thalassaemia Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights ... pipeline products, Thalassaemia epidemiology, Thalassaemia market valuations ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... 2016 According to a new ... Interface Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, ... interface (BCI) market  is expected to reach a value ... to expand at a CAGR of 14.9 % during ... A BCI device provides collaboration between the brain and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: