Management of Biological Therapy Before Elective Inflammatory Bowel Disease Surgeries.
Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2019 Feb 22;:
Authors: Hansen TM, Targownik LE, Karimuddin A, Leung Y
Increasing uptake of biologic therapy has contributed to declining surgical rates for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, a significant number of patients on biologic therapy will go on to require surgery. The literature is conflicted with regard to the preoperative management of biologic therapy before urgent or elective IBD surgery. This article reviews the available data on postoperative complications following preoperative treatment with anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha therapy, anti-integrin therapy, and anti-interleukin therapy.
PMID: 30794289 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]