miR-206 as a Biomarker for Response to Mesalamine Treatment in Ulcerative Colitis.

miR-206 as a Biomarker for Response to Mesalamine Treatment in Ulcerative Colitis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Sep 11;: Authors: Minacapelli CD, Bajpai M, Geng X, Van Gurp J, Poplin E, Amenta PS, Brant SR, Das KM Abstract Background: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important post-translational regulators. Elevated levels of miR-206 in ulcerative colitis (UC) were associated with suppression of anti-inflammatory A3 adenosine receptor (A3AR) expression. However, the relationship of miR-206 to histologic remission in UC patients remains unknown. This study correlates expression levels of miR-206 with histologic remission in patients treated via…

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Comparative Effectiveness of Mesalamine, Sulfasalazine, Corticosteroids, and Budesonide for the Induction of Remission in Crohn’s Disease: A Bayesian Network Meta-analysis: Republished.

Related Articles Comparative Effectiveness of Mesalamine, Sulfasalazine, Corticosteroids, and Budesonide for the Induction of Remission in Crohn’s Disease: A Bayesian Network Meta-analysis: Republished. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2017 May 01;23(5):E26-E37 Authors: Coward S, Kuenzig ME, Hazlewood G, Clement F, McBrien K, Holmes R, Panaccione R, Ghosh S, Seow CH, Rezaie A, Kaplan GG Abstract Background: Induction treatment of mild-to-moderate Crohn’s disease is controversial. Purpose: To compare the induction of remission between different doses of mesalamine, sulfasalazine, corticosteroids, and budesonide for active Crohn’s disease. Data sources: We identified randomized controlled trials from…

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Comparative Effectiveness of Mesalamine, Sulfasalazine, Corticosteroids, and Budesonide for the Induction of Remission in Crohn’s Disease: A Bayesian Network Meta-Analysis: ERRATUM.

Related Articles Comparative Effectiveness of Mesalamine, Sulfasalazine, Corticosteroids, and Budesonide for the Induction of Remission in Crohn’s Disease: A Bayesian Network Meta-Analysis: ERRATUM. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2017 May 01;23(5):E25 Authors: PMID: 30052984 [PubMed – in process] PubMed Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30052984?dopt=Abstract

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Physicians’ Perspectives on Cost, Safety, and Perceived Efficacy Determine Aminosalicylate Use in Crohn’s Disease.

Physicians’ Perspectives on Cost, Safety, and Perceived Efficacy Determine Aminosalicylate Use in Crohn’s Disease. Dig Dis Sci. 2018 Jun 29;: Authors: Ma C, Ascoytia C, McCarrier KP, Martin M, Feagan BG, Jairath V Abstract BACKGROUND: Aminosalicylates are the most commonly prescribed therapy in Crohn’s disease (CD), despite uncertainty in the evidence to support their efficacy. AIMS: To examine physicians’ perspectives on aminosalicylate use for CD and explore the discordance between clinical practice and the evidence base. METHODS: A qualitative interview study was performed amongst physicians with at least 4 years…

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No Benefit of Concomitant 5-Aminosalicylates in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis Escalated to Biologic Therapy: Pooled Analysis of Individual Participant Data From Clinical Trials.

Related Articles No Benefit of Concomitant 5-Aminosalicylates in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis Escalated to Biologic Therapy: Pooled Analysis of Individual Participant Data From Clinical Trials. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 Jun 21;: Authors: Singh S, Proudfoot JA, Dulai PS, Jairath V, Fumery M, Xu R, Feagan BG, Sandborn WJ Abstract OBJECTIVES: 5-aminosalicylates (5-ASA) are frequently continued in patients with moderate-severe ulcerative colitis (UC), even after escalation to biologic agents, without evaluation of the benefit of this approach. We conducted an individual participant data (IPD) pooled analysis of trials of infliximab and…

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Systematic review and meta-analysis: prevalence, risk factors and costs of aminosalicylate use in Crohn’s disease.

Systematic review and meta-analysis: prevalence, risk factors and costs of aminosalicylate use in Crohn’s disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2018 May 30;: Authors: Ma C, Dutton SJ, Cipriano LE, Singh S, Parker CE, Nguyen TM, Guizzetti L, Gregor JC, Chande N, Hindryckx P, Feagan BG, Jairath V Abstract BACKGROUND: Aminosalicylates are the most frequently prescribed drugs for patients with Crohn’s disease (CD), yet evidence to support their efficacy as induction or maintenance therapy is controversial. AIMS: To quantify aminosalicylate use in CD clinical trials, identify factors associated with use and estimate…

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Systematic review: safety of mesalazine in ulcerative colitis.

Systematic review: safety of mesalazine in ulcerative colitis. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2018 May 03;: Authors: Sehgal P, Colombel JF, Aboubakr A, Narula N Abstract BACKGROUND: Mesalazine is the most commonly prescribed medication for mild to moderate ulcerative colitis. It is generally well tolerated with some reported side effects. AIM: To summarise adverse drug events to mesalazine and recommend techniques for management. Furthermore, to determine if there is a dose-dependent relationship between high (>2.4 g/day) vs low dosing (≤2.4 g/day) and occurrence of adverse drug events. METHODS: A literature search for relevant studies…

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Health-Related Quality of Life and Work-Related Outcomes for Patients With Mild-to-Moderate Ulcerative Colitis and Remission Status Following Short-Term and Long-Term Treatment With Multimatrix Mesalamine: A Prospective, Open-Label Study.

Health-Related Quality of Life and Work-Related Outcomes for Patients With Mild-to-Moderate Ulcerative Colitis and Remission Status Following Short-Term and Long-Term Treatment With Multimatrix Mesalamine: A Prospective, Open-Label Study. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Jan 18;24(2):450-463 Authors: Yarlas A, D’Haens G, Willian MK, Teynor M Abstract Background: Disease activity of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) predicts health-related quality of life (HRQL) and work-related outcomes (eg, absenteeism, productivity). We tested whether outcomes differed among patients in complete (clinical and endoscopic) remission, partial remission, or not in remission following treatment with multimatrix mesalamine. Methods:…

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Mesalamine (5-ASA) for the prevention of recurrent diverticulitis.

Mesalamine (5-ASA) for the prevention of recurrent diverticulitis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Oct 03;10:CD009839 Authors: Carter F, Alsayb M, Marshall JK, Yuan Y Abstract BACKGROUND: Diverticular disease is a common condition that increases in prevalence with age. Recent theories on the pathogenesis of diverticular inflammation have implicated chronic inflammation similar to that seen in ulcerative colitis. Mesalamine, or 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), is a mainstay of therapy for individuals with ulcerative colitis. Accordingly, 5-ASA has been studied for prevention of recurrent diverticulitis. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of mesalamine (5-ASA)…

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