Evan S. Dellon, MD: A Daily Diary for Eosinophilic Esophagitis

October 26, 2021
Kenny Walter

Kenny Walter is an editor with HCPLive. Prior to joining MJH Life Sciences in 2019, he worked as a digital reporter covering nanotechnology, life sciences, material science and more with R&D Magazine. He graduated with a degree in journalism from Temple University in 2008 and began his career as a local reporter for a chain of weekly newspapers based on the Jersey shore. When not working, he enjoys going to the beach and enjoying the shore in the summer and watching North Carolina Tar Heel basketball in the winter.

PROSE allows patients to report their symptoms of dysphagia in real-time.

Patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) could struggle to realize the process they are making.

However, data presented at the 2021 American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Annual Meeting, shows using a patient-reported daily diary called the Patient Reported Outcomes for the Symptoms of Eosinophilic Esophagitis (PROSE) allowed patients to allow patients to report episodes of dysphagia in real-time, giving clinicians the ability to truly gauge the progress of the patient.

In an interview with HCPLive®, Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, said it is easy for patients to lose track of the kind of progress they are making, so the self-reported diary does give a better frame of reference for past performance chewing and swallowing with EoE.

In the clinical trial, 26 patients were evaluated through 5 different waves in which patients labeled their dysphagia experience as uncomfortable and/or painful episodes that typically last less than 5 minutes.

The most common impacts were food avoidance and social impacts, where the patient avoided restaurants or social gatherings or bring their own food to places.

Patients reported PROSE provided a good assessment of their dysphagia experience.