The effect of emicizumab prophylaxis on health-related outcomes in persons with haemophilia A with inhibitors: HAVEN 1 Study

Johannes Oldenburg, Johnny N. Mahlangu, Willem Bujan, Peter Trask, Michael U. Callaghan, Guy Young, Elina Asikanius, Flora Peyvandi, Elena Santagostino, Rebecca Kruse-Jarres, Claude Negrier, Craig Kessler, Jin Xu, Jerzy Windyga, Midori Shima, Sylvia von Mackensen

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Introduction: Persons with haemophilia A (PwHA) with inhibitors to factor VIII often experience decreased health-related outcomes. In HAVEN 1 (NCT02622321), there was a statistically significant reduction in bleeding with emicizumab prophylaxis versus no prophylaxis. Aim: Describe health-related outcomes in PwHA with inhibitors in HAVEN 1. Methods: PwHA with inhibitors aged ≥12 years previously on episodic bypassing agents (BPAs) were randomized to emicizumab prophylaxis (Arm A; n = 35) or no prophylaxis (Arm B; n = 18); participants previously on BPA prophylaxis received emicizumab prophylaxis (Arm C; n = 49). Health-related outcomes assessed at baseline and monthly thereafter: Haemophilia Quality of Life Questionnaire for Adults (Haem-A-QoL), Haemophilia-specific Quality of Life Questionnaire for Children Short Form (Haemo-QoL SF), EuroQol 5-Dimensions 5-Levels (EQ-5D-5L) index utility score (IUS) and visual analogue scale (EQ-VAS) and work/school days. Days hospitalized also recorded. Results: At week 25, differences (ANCOVA) in adjusted mean scores (95% confidence interval) favoured Arm A versus B for Haem-A-QoL “Total” score (14.0 [5.6, 22.5]; P = 0.002) and “Physical Health” (21.6 [7.9, 35.2]; P = 0.003); EQ-VAS (−9.7 [−17.6, −1.82]; P = 0.017); and IUS (−0.16 [−0.25, −0.07]; P = 0.001); mean scores are comparable in Arms A and C. Throughout the study, a greater proportion of participants on emicizumab prophylaxis than no prophylaxis exceeded questionnaire-specific responder thresholds. Mean proportion of missed work days and number of days hospitalized were lower with emicizumab prophylaxis than no prophylaxis. Conclusions: In PwHA with inhibitors, emicizumab prophylaxis was associated with substantial and meaningful improvements in health-related outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-44
Number of pages12
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2019


  • emicizumab
  • factor VIII inhibitors
  • haemophilia A
  • health-related quality of life
  • prophylaxis


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