Sustained clinical benefit, improved quality of life, and reduced intestinal surgery from maintenance infliximab treatment in inflammatory bowel disease.

Conclusion: Two-thirds of the patients demonstrated stable clinical benefit from maintenance IFX. The results show steroid-sparing efficacy as well as improved quality of life and reduced need for surgery. PMID: 32052663 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Conclusions: Due to short follow-up time in small studies, with selection bias due to exclusion of former or prevalent malignancy in an older population, no conclusions can be drawn concerning the true association between MC and malignancy. Rheumatic diseases seem to be associated with MC. PMID: 32182146 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Conclusions: The relationship between circadian rhythm abnormalities and specific adipokine profile may show us a risk factor of developing inflammatory intestinal lesions in IBD patients. This knowledge may allow the treatment of sleep disturbances, body weight-control and dietary habits become new targets in IBD therapy. PMID: 32180483 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Conclusions: There was a positive association between antibiotic use in childhood and the subsequently risk of Crohn's disease in non-European countries in the west during 2010-2013. Children in the United States taking antibiotics will have a higher risk of subsequently IBD than Europe, Asia and Australia. Registration number: CRD42019147648 (PROSPERO). PMID: 32180472 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Conclusion: Use of 5-ASA was not associated with a lowered cancer risk in Chinese IBD patients. Addition of statin/aspirin provided no additional benefit.Key summaryInflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are associated with increased risk of both intestinal and extra- intestinal cancers.Various medications including 5-aminosalicylate acid (5-ASA), statins and aspirin have been studied for their chemoprevention effects. However, most studies focused on colorectal cancer only and showed conflicting evidence. No studies so far looked at the effects of these medications on all cancer...
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Conclusions: The number of patients initiating biologic treatments after diagnosis increased throughout the study period. Most patients diagnosed with CD and UC are receiving biologic treatments relatively soon after their diagnosis. PMID: 32116064 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Conclusions: We found that the societal costs attributable to incident CD and UC patients are substantial compared with the general population, primarily consisting of hospital admission costs and production loss. Appropriate treatment at the right time may be beneficial from a societal perspective. PMID: 31960726 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Conclusions: We demonstrate that the risk of relapse in ulcerative colitis can be predicted by consecutively measuring faecal EDN every third month, and suggest EDN as a complementary faecal marker to calprotectin to predict future relapse in ulcerative colitis. Our finding of higher EDN in Crohn's disease-patients staying in remission than in those who relapsed indicates different functions of the protein in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. PMID: 31577465 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Conclusions: The percentage of individuals sensitized to inhalants in CD and to inhalants and foods in UC, were higher than corresponding results in BD. However, whereas allergen positive reactions in CD were comparable to those in BD, they were reduced in UC because of the few UC reactions to food allergens. This contrasts previous data and the study also points to sensitization to inhalants as a potential factor in the complex pathogenesis of IBD. PMID: 31524013 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Authors: Engström J, Lönnkvist M, Befrits R, Ljung T, Diaz-Tartera H, Holst M, Hellström PM Abstract Background: Fecal calprotectin (FC) and serum C-reactive protein (CRP) are biomarkers of disease activity in Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). We assessed FC, CRP, Harvey-Bradshaw index (HBi), partial Mayo Clinic Scoring (pMCS) and a cytokine panel during infliximab induction to predict therapy outcome. Methods: FC, CRP and clinical indices were evaluated in 123 (76 CD, 47 UC) patients before infliximab induction and after 12 weeks. Responders were monitored 48 wee...
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Conclusion: SWIBREG benefits patients with IBD, and offers an ideal opportunity for healthcare personnel and researchers to examine disease phenotype and activity, PROMs/PREMs, and hospital-administered drugs in patients with IBD. PMID: 31498717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
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