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Intentional infliximab use during pregnancy for induction or maintenance of remission in Crohn's disease.
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PMID:  15771759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To study the effects of infliximab on pregnancy and foetal outcome. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of women with Crohn's disease treated intentionally with infliximab during pregnancy. The primary outcome measure was the occurrence of congenital malformations. Secondary outcome measures were the rate of premature birth, low-birth weight, small for gestational age infants, intrauterine growth retardation and caesarean section. RESULTS: Ten women were identified. Eight women received maintenance infliximab infusions throughout their pregnancy and two women received their initial infliximab infusions during pregnancy. All 10 pregnancies ended in live births. No infants had congenital malformations, intrauterine growth retardation or small for gestational age parameters. Three infants were premature and one had low-birth weight. Eight women had a caesarean section. CONCLUSIONS: This is the first reported series of intentional infliximab use throughout pregnancy. These data, combined with other studies of inadvertent use of infliximab during pregnancy, suggest that the benefits of infliximab in achieving response and maintaining remission in mothers with Crohn's disease may outweigh the risk to the foetus of exposure to the drug. Further prospective data collection will be helpful to confirm these findings.
U Mahadevan; S Kane; W J Sandborn; R D Cohen; K Hanson; J P Terdiman; D G Binion
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0269-2813     ISO Abbreviation:  Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther.     Publication Date:  2005 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-17     Completed Date:  2005-06-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8707234     Medline TA:  Aliment Pharmacol Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  733-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, CA 94115, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Drug-Induced / etiology
Antibodies, Monoclonal / adverse effects*
Crohn Disease / drug therapy*
Fetal Growth Retardation / chemically induced
Gastrointestinal Agents / adverse effects*
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Small for Gestational Age
Middle Aged
Pregnancy Complications / drug therapy*
Pregnancy Outcome*
Retrospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0/Gastrointestinal Agents; 0/infliximab

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