Registry

Register a Patient

The PFIC Network Patient Registry (patient registry) is your chance to take the power back from this rare disease.  By participating in this self-report registry, you help speed up PFIC research, make research more meaningful, and support research around the world. Everyone’s participation is important. Read more about the patient registry below and how it puts the power back in your hands, then sign up as a patient or patient guardian. By taking 30 minutes to join the patient registry for you or your child, you will help to document the needs of the PFIC patient community.

Patients/caretakers enroll through the REDCap portal, https://www.pfic.org/registry. Upon signing the informed consent to participate, participants can then enter their information, complete surveys, and upload health records.

As an alternative to electronic consent, prospective participants can download a paper version of the consent at this link and return the signed consent to PN via regular mail or email. Please email the registry coordinator if you request a paper copy of the informed consent.

What is the Registry?

The PFIC Network Patient Registry is a secure data collection where patients or their caretakers provide information about their experience with the disease. The information you provide is essential for furthering research efforts for better care of PFIC patients and families. All those diagnosed with PFIC are encouraged to participate. Parents can joi the registry to enroll their child. 

The patient registry collects information about diagnosis, family history, quality of life, medications, surgeries, other diseases, and patient demographics. It takes about 30 minutes to complete the patient survey. The registry coordinator is happy to help you with questions about the survey.

When completing the informed consent you can choose to be contacted by us if you or your child appears to be a match for a study or a clinical trial. It would still be your choice to connect with the researcher(s) to let them know if you are interested.

The patient registry was initiated in response to the difficulty of locating PFIC patients and PFIC data to conduct research on our rare disease. Our aim with the patient registry has been to add the patient’s voice to every facet of PFIC research and to facilitate and speed up PFIC research towards better treatment and a cure. 

The purpose of the registry is to track PFIC disease status and symptoms, assist in clinical trial recruitment, facilitate drug safety monitoring for new drugs, and allow patient participation at each level of research. This puts the power back in your hands.

The registry can also assist with our goal to improve the lives of patients and families worldwide. The PFIC Network can work with registry information to identify knowledge and resource gaps so that we can work on creating solutions for the global patient community. 

The registry is vital in our search for a cure, because PFIC is rare and poorly understood. This makes it difficult to gather information about patients and develop treatments for PFIC. As more PFIC patients participate in the registry, researchers can conduct larger clinical trials for PFIC disease and symptom treatments, and eventually discover a cure.

Patient Driven: The registry is patient driven. This means that the patient is at the helm. The PFIC Network believes that no one is as passionate as patients and their families in wanting new treatments and a cure. Additionally, no one describes symptoms and quality of life better than patients.

The Patient Voice:

The PFIC Network Patient Registry participants represent an important voice of the PFIC community by:

  • Engaging in research through patient surveys
  • Joining clinical trials
  • Advocating by expressing their unmet needs
  • Tracking effectiveness of new trial drugs
  • Speeding up new drug approval

 

Researchers, approved by PFIC Network, can request registry data for their research studies. The data they can receive from the registry are de-identified, which means that all personal information such as names, date of birth, and addresses have been removed. Participants are always in charge of their data. Data is used in accordance with the signed Informed Consent, and participants can have their data removed from the registry at any time.

The PFIC Network established the registry in REDCap, a technology platform that was developed by Vanderbilt University. REDCap is a secure, web-based, HIPAA-compliant, data collection platform with a user management system allowing project owners such as PFIC Network to grant and control varying levels of access to data collection instruments and data (e.g. read only, de-identified-only data views) for other users. The registry policies are reviewed annually by an Institutional Review Board (IRB).

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How You Will Help

See how your participation today helps the entire PFIC community

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Build our Registry numbers! Help us show the need, so that we can create solutions together!

Registry Recruitment Goal

Through CoRDS, We had 121 participants in 2021, with a 47% completion rate. Our new goal is to have 200 active participants in our patient registry by 2024!

Data presented to FDA

Data analysis report was taken to the FDA during the PFIC Network’s listening session to show the much-needed need for further treatment development

Data Discussed with Researchers

The PFIC Network will create research opportunities based on discussions with the medical and research community during our mid-year retreats

Research Grant

The PFIC Network creates opportunities for patient centered research based on self-reported data and feedback from the patient and caregiver community.

Register Online Today

We need your participation in this patient-generated and patient-driven registry. Your voice is crucial to take back power from PFIC for this small and dispersed community! You can help researchers worldwide by taking 30 minutes of your time to complete your or your child’s profile. Join the hundreds of community members who are helping to advance PFIC research towards treatments and a cure!