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Rationale, objectives and design of PURE, a prospective registry of patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis in Canada and Latin America Papp, Kim A; Gooderham, Melinda; Beecker, Jennifer; Lynde, Charles W; Delorme, Isabelle; Dei-Cas, Ignacio; Albrecht, Lorne; Rampakakis, Emmanouil; Sampalis, John S; Vieira, Antonio; et al.


Background: Treatment options for the management of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis include phototherapy, oral systemic agents, and biologic therapy. Secukinumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody that selectively targets IL-17A, is the first IL-17 antagonist approved for this patient population. Long-term observational data are required for establishing the true population-based benefit-risk ratio of approved treatments. PURE is a multinational registry that will assess the real-world safety and effectiveness of secukinumab and other approved therapies in the management of patients with moderate to severe psoriasis. Methods: This is a multinational (Canadian and Latin American), prospective, observational study of adult patients with moderate to severe psoriasis that initiate treatment with secukinumab or other approved therapies as per local standard of care. A total of 2500 patients (1250 per cohort) will be recruited in the practices of hospital and community dermatologists. Decision regarding treatment must have been reached prior to and independent of patient enrollment in the study. The study includes a 5-year follow-up with recommended assessments at Baseline, 3 and 6 months post-Baseline, and every 6 months thereafter. The primary objective of the study is safety. Secondary outcome measures relate to effectiveness (Investigator’s Global Assessment -IGA mod 2011-, Psoriasis Areas and Severity Index, Body Surface Area), patient reported outcomes (Dermatology Life Quality Index, Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Psoriasis Epidemiology Screening Tool, Psoriasis Symptom Diary, and Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire), and healthcare resource utilization. Discussion: This is the first observational study in Canada and Latin America assessing the real-world safety and effectiveness of secukinumab in the management of moderate to severe psoriasis. The extensive clinical, patient-reported and health economic outcomes collected will allow the comprehensive evaluation of this new treatment in comparison to other approved therapies. Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02786186 ; date of registration: May 30, 2016.

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