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Gastroenterology. 1988 Apr;94(4):1075-9.

5-Aminosalicylic acid enemas: effective agent in maintaining remission in left-sided ulcerative colitis.

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Division of Gastroenterology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City.

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  • Gastroenterology 1989 Jun;96(6):1630.

Abstract

The efficacy of 5-aminosalicylic acid enemas in maintaining remission in left-sided ulcerative colitis was studied. Twenty-five patients in remission for at least 2 mo were randomized to receive either 1-g 5-aminosalicylic acid or placebo enemas daily and were followed up for 1 yr. Eleven of 13 patients randomized to placebo relapsed after a mean of 16 wk. Nine of 12 patients randomized to 5-aminosalicylic acid remained in remission for 1 yr, 2 others in remission withdrew by request, and 1 relapsed at 10 wk. The difference between relapse rate on 1-g 5-aminosalicylic acid versus placebo was significant (p less than 0.005). Seven patients entered the blinded trial a second time. Three of 4 patients randomized to 5-aminosalicylic acid remained in remission and 1 relapsed. Three randomized to placebo relapsed at a mean of 14 wk. One-gram 5-aminosalicylic acid enemas are safe and effective in maintaining remission in patients with left-sided ulcerative colitis.

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