27th March 2017

A+E visits

Data from the IMPRESS study 2,3

A retrospective, observational, multicentre study including 145 patients from 11 UK NHS centres. Conducted from Aug 2014 to Jun 2015.
AIM: To compare resource use in the 6 and 12 months before and after rifaximin- α initiation in UK patients with HE.
This study was sponsored by Norgine.
Mean number of emergency department visits 3 All-cause visits

Safety

  • 4% patients (9/145) reported adverse drug reactions(ADRs)
  • 4/9 of these patients had C difficile infection and none discontinued treatment
  • No serious ADRs were reported

UK/XIF5/0719/0523  DOP: October 2019

References

  1. Orr J G, Currie C J et al. Liver Int 2016;36:1295-1303
  2. Hudson M, et al. Frontline Gastroenterology. Published Online First: 07-April-2017. doi:10.1136/flgastro-2016-100792
  3. Hudson M, et al. Frontline Gastroenterology. Published Online First: 07-April-2017. doi:10.1136/flgastro-2016-100792 Supplementary Material
A retrospective, observational, multicentre study including 145 patients from 11 UK NHS centres. Conducted from Aug 2014 to Jun 2015.
AIM: To compare resource use in the 6 and 12 months before and after rifaximin-α initiation in UK patients with HE.
INCLUSION CRITERIA: Clinical diagnosis of HE. HE diagnosed prior to rifaximin-α initiation. Initiated on rifaximin-α at least 12 months prior data collection.
EXCLUSION CRITERIA: Rifaximin-α initiated at other hospitals. Medical records unavailable.

Details of hospitalisations and hospital visits were extracted from NHS Trust electronic databases. Analysis included only alive patients at the end of 6 and 12 month periods.
IMPRESS study was sponsored and funded by Norgine

Rifaximin-α initiation dose was 1100mg/day (licensed dose) in 30%, 1200 mg/day in 64%, and other doses in 6% of patients, respectively.
This study included patients started on rifaximin-a prior to the launch of TARGAXAN® 550mg bd. 82% of patients (n=119) were taking concomitant lactulose at baseline.