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Surgery rates in IBD affected by immunomodulating therapy

Surgery rates in IBD affected by immunomodulating therapy

Surgery rates in IBD affected by immunomodulating therapy, Resection rates in Crohn’s disease and colectomy in ulcerative colitis remained high, but below some historical data, possibly due to an increase in the use of immunomodulating therapy, according to new 7-year follow-up data. Researchers first registered 562 cases of ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or unclassified inflammatory […]

Pouchitis developing after surgery for ulcerative colitis

Pouchitis developing after surgery for ulcerative colitis (UC) is associated with changes in gene expression, which increase along with disease severity, reports a study in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, official journal of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). “Gene alterations in pouch inflammation and Crohn’s disease overlap, suggesting that inflammatory bowel disease is a […]

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