Design of a prospective observational study on the effectiveness and real-world usage of recombinant factor VIII Fc (rFVIIIFc) compared with conventional products in haemophilia A: the A-SURE study.
Haemophilia A is a rare bleeding disorder caused by coagulation factor VIII (FVIII) deficiency. This is treated with factor VIII, conventionally using products with a half-life of 8-12 hours typically administered every 2-3 days. Recombinant FVIII Fc (rFVIIIFc) represents a new generation of products with an extended half-life allowing higher FVIII levels and longer dosing interval. The efficacy and safety of rFVIIIFc have been established in clinical studies and several years of postmarketing use. However, there remains a need to compare treatment outcome with conventional products in routine clinical use.