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Current and emerging maintenance therapies for ulcerative colitis.
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PMID:  24650224     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic idiopathic intestinal disease that requires life-long maintenance therapy to maintain clinical remission. This article reviews the current literature on maintenance treatments in UC. It examines the natural history of the condition and the proposed benefits of treatment. These include improving quality of life parameters, decreasing corticosteroid intake, the prevention of relapse, the prevention of colorectal cancer and the avoidance of colectomy. The immunosuppressive era appears to be reducing the need for elective colectomy in UC. The article explores the classes of drug currently used for maintenance of UC, reviews the literature around adherence issues, and summarizes emerging agents in this space.
Authors:
Anthony O'Connor; Alan C Moss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-3-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of gastroenterology & hepatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1747-4132     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
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Created Date:  2014-3-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101278199     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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