Maintenance therapy for ulcerative colitis has no impact on changes in the extent of ulcerative colitis

  • N. Eleftheriadis, G. Lambrecht, G. D’Haens, F. Baert, M. Cabooter, E. Louis, G. Van Assche, P. Schurmans, P. Caenepeel, M. Van Outryve, P. Lammens, A. Van Gossum, M. De Vos
  • Journal of Crohn s and Colitis, September 2007, Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.crohns.2007.06.001

Maintenance therapy for ulcerative colitis has no impact on changes in the extent of ulcerative coli

What is it about?

Although the efficacy of maintenance remission therapy in ulcerative colitis (UC) has been proved in many studies, little is known about its possible effect on the extent of the disease. The aim of the present multicenter Belgian study was to evaluate the potential role of UC maintenance therapy on the colonic extension of the disease.

Why is it important?

According to this multicenter study, maintenance remission therapy for left-sided UC was not found to have a statistically significant effect on colonic extension. Further long-term studies are necessary to confirm these results.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crohns.2007.06.001

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