Disease State: Pyoderma Gangrenosum
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare neutrophilic skin condition that results in deep, painful, ulcerations. PG is also linked to a number of comorbid conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune arthritis, and hematological dyscrasias and cancers. The cause of pyoderma gangrenosum is unknown, although it appears to be related to an overactive immune system.
Currently, there are no EMA or FDA-approved treatments and clinical outcomes are inconsistent. There is growing interest in using newer and more targeted therapeutics to achieve disease control and remission. However, there are no standardized instruments to measure outcomes in PG. Future drug development programs are hampered by the absence of an established, accurate, and responsive methods to measure disease improvement.
Previously published clinical trials in PG have used inconsistent outcome measure instruments established from similarly inconsistent domains. There is no standardized approach to measuring disease activity, life-impact, or response to treatment. As a first step, UPGRADE seeks to create a core domain set to build the foundation for future outcomes work for PG. UPGRADE will obtain final endorsement of the domains then subsequently develop the core measures set. Our stakeholders come from 16 countries across 4 continents.
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Key Project Team Members
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Updated on May 1, 2022