Navigation Links
Drug May Help Colitis Patients Avoid Surgery
Date:10/2/2009

Infliximab linked to fewer colectomies in study patients

FRIDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with the drug infliximab (Remicade) reduced the need for surgery in ulcerative colitis patients by almost half, a new study found.

Ulcerative colitis causes chronic inflammation of the colon and often leads to surgical removal of the colon (colectomy).

This study included 728 patients who received either an inactive placebo or infliximab for 46 weeks. After one year of follow-up, the researchers found that "treatment with infliximab reduced the need for colectomy by 41 percent compared to patients treated with placebo," lead author and Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist Dr. William Sandborn, said in a Mayo Clinic news release.

The study appears in the October issue of the journal Gastroenterology.

"One of the most feared outcomes for ulcerative colitis patients is surgical removal of the colon. Our research hopes to provide other treatment solutions for patients beyond surgery," Sandborn said.

He provided consulting services for drug maker Centocor during this research. The Mayo Clinic was paid for Sandborn's services.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has more about ulcerative colitis.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Mayo Clinic, news release, Sept. 30, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Mouse Study Gives Clues to Colitis
2. New therapeutic targets in the treatment of ulcerative colitis
3. Narrow band imaging colonoscopy identifies flat dysplastic lesions in ulcerative colitis patients
4. Nationwide Survey Reveals Differing Physician and Patient Perceptions Regarding Impact of Ulcerative Colitis on Patients Lives
5. Although Remicade and Humira Are Being Increasingly Prescribed for Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, Insurers Are Subjecting Both Drugs to Multiple Cost-Control Strategies
6. Shire Launches Patient Education Forums on Better Managing the Challenges of Ulcerative Colitis
7. Medical Futures signs North American licensing rights to New Biologic agent for Ulcerative Colitis
8. A rare case of ischemic colitis caused by chronic venous insufficiency
9. Study underway to find an alternative cure for Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis
10. Long-Term Safety Data on Lialda(TM) (mesalamine) for Patients With Ulcerative Colitis Published in Leading GI Journal
11. Can rectal vitamin E induce remission in patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... Labs often perform the ... for lab operators and management to assess these processes with a critical eye—particularly ... unnecessary actions. , Created with the help of both internal and external ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... , ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... clearly shows that over the last decade, student well-being has seriously declined. "When ... boxes of formal education, join the Islamic State to turn the historic multi-ethnic ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... “Learning to Use Your SPIRITUAL ... “Learning to Use Your SPIRITUAL COMPASS To Navigate Life Issues” is the creation ... former Chairman of the Board of Directors for CONTACT USA, and former member of ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... Gallardo, DDS, PA will be attending the 2017 Oral Reconstruction Foundation’s 2017 Symposium ... , The Oral Reconstruction Foundation will present its annual Global Symposium at the ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... , ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... brands, work wear distributors and International relief organizations across the globe to provide ... also offers lifestyle and work wear collections via insectshield.com . In the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... April 20, 2017 Research and Markets ... Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key ... to their offering. ... global pharmacogenomics market was valued at US$ 7,167.6 Mn in ... 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2016 to ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... , April 20, 2017 Research ... America Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing Services Market Analysis By Service (Manufacturing, ... Segment Forecasts, 2014 - 2025" report to their offering. ... The Latin American ... 21.0 billion by 2025 Low drug registration cost ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... -- The Mobile X-Ray product segment is the most attractive ... forecast period Mobile X-Ray segment is the largest ... devices market, which is estimated to be valued at more ... of 7% over the forecast period. Mobile X-Ray segment is ... 100 Mn in 2017 over 2016. The segment,s revenue in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: