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The fetal safety of thiopurines for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease in pregnancy.
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PMID:  23259868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Maintaining remission of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during pregnancy is critical for positive pregnancy outcomes. Conflicting data exist regarding the association between thiopurine use for IBD treatment in pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes and this meta-analysis aims to clarify this association. A meta-analysis was performed of all original human studies reporting outcomes in pregnancy in patients receiving thiopurines. Nine studies satisfied the inclusion criteria and a total of 494 patients with IBD and 2,782 IBD controls were reported. When compared with healthy women, those receiving thiopurines had an increased risk for congenital malformations (RR 1.45; 95% CI 1.07-1.96; p = 0.02); however, when compared with IBD controls, there was no increased risk (RR 1.37; 95% CI 0.92-2.05; p = 0.1). These data provide support for thiopurines having a minimal risk, if any, to the fetus.
J R Hutson; J N Matlow; M E Moretti; G Koren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1364-6893     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Hospital for Sick Children.
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