Project UNWAM – ESTHER-Überwachung von unerwünschten Arzneimittelwirkungen durch frei zugängliche Smartphone Apps

Basic data

Acronym:
UNWAM
Title:
ESTHER-Überwachung von unerwünschten Arzneimittelwirkungen durch frei zugängliche Smartphone Apps
Duration:
01/06/2020 to 30/11/2021
Abstract / short description:
Reporting of adverse drug reactions after a drug has been approved - also known as pharmacovigilance - is important in order to be able to identify rarely occurring adverse effects and interactions with concomitantly taken substances. This allows an overall assessment of an approved medicament - indispensable especially for the safety of therapeutics that must be taken over a long period of time, e.g. for tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Information on adverse reactions is obtained directly from patients under therapy. Advances in the field of digital health/eHealth made it possible now to obtain data more easily and comprehensively using specific smartphone applications.
The project herein aims to expand a smartphone-based video observed treatment (VOT) system to enable efficient and rapid reporting and monitoring of adverse drug effects. The VOT system is developed within a BMZ/GIZ-funded project to monitor drug intake of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS patients via smartphones aiming to improve compliance with prescribed medication.
Keywords:
tuberculosis
Tuberkulose
Pharmakovogilanz
eHealth
HIV/AIDS

Involved staff

Managers

Faculty of Medicine
University of Tübingen

Local organizational units

Department VII, Tropical Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Hospitals and clinical institutes, Faculty of Medicine

Funders

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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