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Do drugs make a difference to the natural history of IBD, and do they affect the outcome of surgery?

G. Rogler

5-3 Do Drugs Make A Difference

Gerhard Rogler observed that current therapies did alter natural disease history of IBD affecting factors such as mucosal healing, lower rates of surgery and hospitalization, and clinical remission. Further 5-ASA, thiopurines and anti-TNFs reduce the risk for colorectal cancer in UC and CD patients. However, IBD medications, especially steroids, anti-TNFs and thiopurines also increase postoperative complications in IBD.

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IBD 13.03.2015

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