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Curr Drug Targets. 2011 Sep;12(10):1440-7.

Does anti-TNF therapy reduce the requirement for surgery in ulcerative colitis? A systematic review.

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  • 1Service de Gastroentérologie et Nutrition Clinique, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Sophia-Antipolis, Nice, F-06107, France.

Abstract

Infliximab has demonstrated its efficacy in moderate to severe ulcerative colitis. The Active Ulcerative Colitis Trial (ACT) -1 and 2 have demonstrated the beneficial impact of infliximab on the short-term colectomy rate. However, data evaluating this outcome beyond one year remains scarce. To provide evidence on the potential impact of infliximab on the long-term colectomy rate in patients suffering from ulcerative colitis, data was reviewed from randomized and controlled studies, referral centre studies and population-based studies, in adult and pediatric populations. In the pre-biologic era, 9-33%, 50% and 29% of adult patients with ulcerative colitis underwent colectomy in clinical trials, referral center studies and population-based cohorts, respectively. In the pediatric population, 9-61% and 8-20% underwent colectomy in referral centers and population-based cohorts, respectively. Between 10 and 36% of adult patients treated with infliximab for ulcerative colitis underwent colectomy in clinical trials, referral center studies and population-based cohorts. In the pediatric population treated with infliximab, long-term data is lacking, with colectomy rates ranging from 16 to 28%. Whether infliximab proves to be a disease modifying treatment in ulcerative colitis in the long term remains to be elucidated and will require further long-term prospective studies.

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