P415 Real-world data in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases on vedolizumab therapy: Interim analysis of the non-interventional LISTEN II study

Stallmach, A.(1)*;Schulze, H.(2);Teich, N.(3);Cavlar, T.(4);Jana, K.(4);Henneberger, S.(5);

(1)University Hospital Jena, Clinic for Internal Medicine IV, Jena, Germany;(2)AGAPLESION Markus-Hospital, Medical Clinic I, Frankfurt am Main, Germany;(3)Group Practice in Internal Medicine for Digestive and Metabolic Diseases, Group Practice in Internal Medicine for Digestive and Metabolic Diseases, Leipzig, Germany;(4)Takeda Pharma Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG, Medical Department, Berlin, Germany;(5)Institut Dr. Schauerte GmbH, Project Management, Munich, Germany;


Vedolizumab (VDZ) is a gut-selective anti-lymphocyte trafficking integrin antibody and is approved for treating patients with moderately to severely active UC (ulcerative colitis) and CD (Crohn’s disease) intravenously (IV) or subcutaneously (SC). The LISTEN II study aims to determine patient characteristics and effectiveness in patients treated with VDZ in a real-world setting.


LISTEN II is a multicentre, prospective non-interventional study in Germany. Adult patients with UC or CD, for whom the physician has decided to either initiate VDZ IV or switch from IV to SC, are included. Data on patient characteristics, modalities of VDZ use and disease activity (pMayo, HBI) are followed up quarterly for up to one year per routine practice. In addition, patient reported outcomes (PROs) confirmed as relevant in the previous LISTEN I study (e.g. rectal bleeding and general wellbeing) are recorded via an app (ePRO).


Data of 198 UC patients (50% female, 6.0 years median disease duration) and 116 CD patients (56% female, 10.9 years median disease duration) with a mean age of 40 years were included in this interim analysis. VDZ treatment was newly initiated IV in 164 UC patients and 98 CD patients (start) and switched from IV to SC by 34 UC and 18 CD patients (switch) at study inclusion. At baseline corticosteroids were documented as used in 70% and 56% of UC and CD start-patients in the year prior to enrollment.

Burden of disease was classified as high (pMayo>4) in 51% of UC patients at baseline and decreased to 15% at 3 months. For CD patients, proportion of high burdened patients (HBI>7) was 27% at baseline and 12% at month 3 (Figure 1). In this period, total mean pMayo score decreased in UC patients from 4.3±2.5 (start: 4.9±2.1; switch: 1.0±1.3) to 2.2±2.2 (start: 2.5±2.2; switch:1.0±1.6) and total mean HBI score from 5.4±4.4 (start: 5.8±4.5; switch: 3.5±3.7) to 3.3±3.4 (start: 3.4±3.4, switch: 2.8±3.3) in CD patients (Figure 2).

UC patients using the ePRO (N=152, mean age: 39 years, 49% female) reported from ePRO initiation up to month 3 a mean score decrease for rectal bleeding (range 0-3) from 1.3 to 0.6, for general well-being (range 0-4) from 1.7 to 1.3 and for impact on work productivity (range 0-10) from 3.7 to 2.3 points.


LISTEN II real-world data support the effectiveness of VDZ treatment in UC and CD patients. Patients starting VDZ IV showed a higher disease activity at baseline which decreased under VDZ treatment. Switching of VDZ IV to SC was mainly performed in patients with low disease burden under VDZ treatment, resulting in maintained therapeutic effectiveness. Also PROs of UC patients show an improvement supporting benefit with VDZ treatment.