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Studies indicated that 5-aminosalicylates (5-ASA) may influence the metabolism of thiopurines; however, conclusions were restricted as a result of number of patients or study design.
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Mesalamine (3.0 g/day) is effective in decreasing the risk of recurrence of Crohn's disease after surgical resection is performed.
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We introduce the EPACT website as a practical advance towards an optimal therapy in rehabilitants with steroid-dependent or -refractory CD.
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Study I: By Day 2, 31.4% of subjects using topical monotherapy reported no RB vs. 5.5% in the placebo arm (P<0.0006); median time to RB cessation was 8 days. Significantly higher rates of endoscopic (25.0% vs. 7.8%, P<0.005) and clinical remission (48.6% vs. 9.6%, P<0.0001) were observed at Week 3. Study II: A significantly higher proportion of subjects achieved RB cessation with combination therapy vs. oral therapy, commencing by Day 8. By Week 3, a significantly higher proportion of subjects using combination therapy achieved clinical remission compared to oral therapy alone (57.9% vs. 18.2%, P<0.05).
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Sulfasalazine is only modestly effective with a trend towards benefit over placebo and is inferior to corticosteroids for the treatment of mildly to moderately active Crohn's disease. Olsalazine and low dose mesalamine (1 to 2 g/day) are not superior to placebo. High dose mesalamine (3.2 to 4 g/day) is not more effective than placebo for inducing response or remission. However, trials assessing the efficacy of high dose mesalamine (4 to 4.5 g/day) compared to budesonide yielded conflicting results and firm conclusions cannot be made. Future large randomized controlled trials are needed to provide definitive evidence on the efficacy of aminosalicylates in active Crohn's disease.
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Diverticula (mucosal outpouching through the wall of the colon) affect over 5% of adults aged 40 years and older, but only 10-25% of affected people will develop symptoms such as lower abdominal pain. Recurrent symptoms are common, and 5% of people with diverticula eventually develop complications such as perforation, obstruction, haemorrhage, fistulae, or abscesses.
Topical mesalamine or corticosteroid has shown efficacy in patients with ulcerative proctitis, but patients often become refractory to these interventions. Xilei San is a herbal preparation with evidence of anti-inflammatory effects. We evaluated the efficacy of topical Xilei San in ulcerative proctitis patients.
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Sulfasalazine is composed of mesalazine and sulfapyridine linked by an azo bond. It has been shown that the clinical activity of sulfasalazine in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease is derived from the mesalazine moiety, whereas most of the side effects are associated with the sulfapyridine component. To avoid the side effects associated with sulfapyridine, researchers have developed dosage forms that deliver mesalazine to the site of inflammation. The preparations were developed by combining two mesalazine molecules, by joining mesalazine with a carrier molecule that has a low side-effect profile, and by formulating controlled and slow-release mesalazine products. Claversal is a controlled-release product that contains 250 mg or 500 mg of mesalazine plus buffered adjuvants in a tablet core surrounded by a special acrylic polymer. The polymer coating starts to dissolve at pH 6.0, and, as a result, mesalazine is reliably released in the distal small bowel and colon. Thus this product can be useful in the treatment of patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
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The in vitro susceptibility of diarrhoea producing Gram negative enteric bacteria to sulfasalazine, 5-aminosalicylic acid, sulfapyridine and four quinolones was investigated using an agar dilution method. All strains were resistant to 1600 micrograms/ml of sulfasalazine and 5-aminosalicylic acid. MIC range of sulfapyridine for Y. enterocolitica was 3.1-25 micrograms/ml (median:6.2) and for Salmonella 25-100 micrograms/ml (median: 100) Campylobacter jejuni/coli were less susceptible to sulfapyridine with MIC values ranging from 200 to 800 micrograms/ml. Shigella and three of five E. coli strains were resistant to 1600 micrograms/ml of sulfapyridine. Two strains of E. coli were inhibited by 25 micrograms/ml. All strains were fairly susceptible to enoxacin, ciprofloxacin, pefloxacin and ofloxacin. Cirpofloxacin was the most active drug on weight basis.
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This study describes genetic polymorphisms in genes whose products may affect pharmacokinetics and which may predict the relative likelihood of benefit or risk from thiopurine treatment. These findings may serve as a basis for personalized thiopurine therapy in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease, although our data need to be validated in further studies.
We report a case of lupus induced by mesalazine therapy taken for over a year for Crohn's disease. The patient had polyarthritis, alopecia, lymphoneutropenia, antinuclear factors, anti-histone antibodies, anti-Sm and anti-RNP. Discontinuation of mesalazine was followed by rapid resolution of the joint manifestations, alopecia and lymphoneutropenia; the anti-histone antibodies fell to undetectable levels and the titers of the other auto-antibodies decreased gradually.
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QHR combined Mesalazine could synergically enhance the effect and effectively inhibit intestinal inflammation through down-regulating the expression of IL-17.
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In Korea, relapse of UC in remission is not rare. Decrease of hemoglobin level is an independent risk factor related to its relapse, while the extent of disease is not.
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Due to conflicting reports in the literature regarding the efficacy of sulfasalazine for Crohn's disease (CD) involving small bowel alone, we reviewed the treatment results of our systematic sulfasalazine treatment in CD over a 23-yr period. We identified 28 patients with CD of small bowel alone treated between 1 and 23 yr by means of sulfasalazine alone and who went into complete clinical remission. Of these, 12 also showed total regression of radiographic abnormalities, 12 showed partial regression, while four patients still await radiographic reexamination. While our data do not permit a precise estimate, it seems that about 25% of patients with small bowel CD respond to sulfasalazine alone. Reasons are discussed why our data are at variance with some and in accord with other reports. While our study of necessity could not be carried out in double-blind fashion, patients served as their own controls, having previously failed to respond to other treatment modalities or no treatment. We conclude that sulfasalazine should be tried in the treatment of CD of small bowel because of its relatively low toxicity and reasonably high efficacy.
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The limited data available suggest that rectal 5-ASA is effective and safe for maintenance of remission of mild to moderately active distal UC. Well designed randomized trials are needed to establish the optimal dosing regimen for rectal 5-ASA, to compare rectal 5-ASA with rectal corticosteroids and to identify subgroups of patients who are more or less responsive to specific rectal 5-ASA regimens. The combination of oral and rectal 5-ASA appears to be more effective than either oral or rectal monotherapy for induction of remission. The efficacy of combination therapy for maintenance of remission has not been assessed and could be evaluated in future trials.
We have studied platelet aggregation and fibrinolytic activity in six patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease treated with 5-aminosalicylic acid (mesalazine). There were no changes in these measurements during normal treatment, i.e. 1.5 g per day with a slow-release formulation, nor after an intravenous dose of 250 mg. Also in vitro tests were negative, in contrast to the inhibition seen with aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). We conclude that treatment with mesalazine does not constitute a hazard to these patients in regard to prolonged bleeding time caused by an influence on platelet aggregation or fibrinolytic activity.
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Azathioprine (AZA) treatment in transplant or autoimmune patients and subsequent appearance squamous cell carcinomas at various sites, particularly skin and cervix, has shown a close relationship. However, it remains uncertain whether this is true for the patients with Crohn's disease. We report a case of squamous cell carcinoma of the breast occurred in a 35-year-old female with Crohn's disease taking AZA. She was first diagnosed with Crohn's disease 10 years ago and has taken AZA with 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) on regular follow up in gastrointestinal department for 9 years. She had no family history of breast cancer. She visited breast cancer clinic due to incidentally found right breast mass. A mastectomy on the right breast was performed and 6.3×5.5 cm mass was removed. The mass was microscopically proven to be poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma with focal keratin pearl formation. At age of 25, she was first diagnosed with active Crohn's disease. 5-ASA and corticosteroid induced remission. Then, steroid was tapered off and AZA was maintained at 1 mg/kg due to leukopenia at higher dose. She stopped taking AZA at her discretion during her two pregnancies and reported total of 67 months of AZA medication on her breast cancer diagnosis.
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Crohn's disease commonly affects women of childbearing age. Available data on Crohn's disease and pregnancy show that women with Crohn's disease can expect to conceive successfully, carry to term and deliver a healthy baby. Control of disease activity before conception and during pregnancy is critical, to optimize both maternal and fetal health. Generally speaking, pharmacological therapy for Crohn's disease during pregnancy is similar to pharmacological therapy for non-pregnant patients. Patients maintained in remission by way of pharmacological therapy should continue it throughout their pregnancy. Most drugs, including sulfasalazine, mesalazine, corticosteroids, and immunosuppressors such as azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine, are safe, whereas methotrexate is contraindicated.
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The disposition of 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-AS), the therapeutically active metabolite of sulphasalazine (SZ), has been studied in patients with active inflammatory bowel disease, in patients with biliary tract disease and post-operative T-tube drainage, and in healthy volunteers. Subjects were treated 3 times a day either with 5-AS 0.5 g suppositories and a slow-release preparation or with SZ 1 g tid (equivalent to 5-AS 1.14 g/day). Plasma and urine concentrations of 5-AS and its acetylated major metabolite (AcAS) were monitored during one dosing interval. In a cross-over trial in 5 patients with ulcerative colitis no difference, was found in the dose-corrected mean (+/- SD) steady state plasma levels (Css) of 5-AS and AcAS between treatment with 5-AS suppositories (0.10 +/- 0.07 and 0.50 +/- 0.20 micrograms/ml, respectively) and SZ (0.12 +/- 0.14 and 0.67 +/- 0.14 micrograms/ml, respectively). Urinary excretion of total AS (5-AS + AcAS), too, was similar (192 +/- 70 and 179 +/- 79 mg/day) with both forms of treatment. The oral slow-release form of 5-AS produced slightly higher Css in 5 patients with Crohn's disease (5-AS 0.21 +/- 0.22 micrograms/ml; AcAS 0.83 +/- 0.40 micrograms/ml) and in 5 healthy volunteers (5-AS 0.28 +/- 0.14 micrograms/ml; AcAS 1.10 +/- 0.43 micrograms/ml). Urinary recovery of total AS averaged 20 +/- 6% (patients) and 27 +/- 10% (volunteers).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
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Mesalazine therapy for ulcerative colitis has been reported to be effective and safe. Rare cases of mesalazine-induced renal, pancreatic, myo-pericardial, pleuro-pulmonary and haematological toxicity have been described separately. We report a case characterized by the simultaneous presence of fever, pericarditis, peripheral eosinophilia, eosinophilic pneumonia, anaemia and haematuria (together with proteinuria and leukocyturia) due to mesalazine treatment in a patient with ulcerative colitis. No clinical response had been obtained with corticosteroids and various antibacterial agents. When mesalazine treatment was suspended, all symptoms rapidly and totally disappeared, confirming the direct responsibility of this drug in causing these adverse events. We conclude that mesalazine can induce multi-organ hypersensitivity, which must always be considered as a possible adverse effect during treatment with this drug. To resolve this adverse event it is essential to discontinue mesalazine treatment.
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The medical management of Crohn's disease has changed in recent years, but the mainstay of treatment is still prednisone. A substantial fraction of steroid-treated patients are refractory to therapy and addition of azathioprine or methotrexate has a corticosteroid-sparing effect and increases duration of remission. Controlled ileal release budesonide (9 mg daily) induces clinical remission in 60-70% of patients with Crohn's ileitis or right-sided colitis, and continued budesonide treatment has a finite effect on the duration of remission. The efficacy of mesalazine in active Crohn's disease is limited and high doses are required (4000 mg/day). The role of mesalazine in Crohn's disease in remission is disputed, and there is no evidence of a corticosteroid-sparing effect.
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are a high risk population for bacteremia. Derangement in the mucosal architecture of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and frequent endoscopic interventions in immunocompromised individuals are considered primary causes. Isolation of opportunistic microorganisms from the bloodstream of IBD patients has been increasingly reported in recent years. Leclercia adecarboxylata is a ubiquitous, aerobic, motile, gram-negative bacillus. The human GI tract is known to harbor this rarely pathogenic microorganism. There are only a few case reports of bacteremia with this microorganism; the majority are either polymicrobial or associated with immunocompromised patients. We describe a case of monomicrobial L. adecarboxylata bacteremia in a 43-year-old female who presented with bloody diarrhea. Colonoscopy revealed diffuse colonic mucosal inflammation with numerous ulcers, and histopathology revealed crypt abscesses. Following an episode of rectal bleeding, two sets of blood cultures grew L. adecarboxylata, which was treated with intravenous ceftriaxone. After a complicated hospital course, she was eventually diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and enteropathic arthritis, treated with intravenous methylprednisolone, mesalamine, and infliximab which resulted in resolution of her symptoms. In our previously immunocompetent patient, derangement of the gut mucosal barrier was the likely cause of bacteremia, yet performing endoscopic intervention may have contributed to bacterial translocation.
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Most women with inflammatory bowel disease who desire to become pregnant can expect to conceive successfully, carry to term, and deliver a healthy infant. However, the management of inflammatory bowel disease during pregnancy remains challenging, and some women with ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease will have difficulty becoming pregnant or have increased disease symptoms while pregnant. Control of disease activity before conception and during pregnancy is critical to optimize both maternal and fetal health. The natural history of inflammatory bowel disease during pregnancy will be reviewed and the medical and surgical therapy discussed.
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Standard treatment for IBD with 5-ASA, steroids and immunosuppressants is rather effective and currently optimized using combinations of drugs or application routes. Among the biologics only infliximab has reached the therapeutic arsenal for Crohn's disease--it is as well effective in some patients with ulcerative colitis. Early aggressive treatment thus far is not established. Hormones and growth factors may play a role. Probiotics have a place in the treatment in particular for ulcerative colitis.
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Drug-induced acute pancreatitis is considered to be a rare diagnosis. The incidence of drug-induced acute pancreatitis is usually estimated from case reports.
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Microbial translocation (MT) is a shared feature of HIV infection and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
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A total of 87.5% of IBD subjects received prescriptions in 1997. There was a direct, significant relationship between increasing age and number of different prescriptions per IBD drug user and total prescription costs per IBD drug user (in adults only), particularly for alimentary drugs. Female patients used a greater number of different prescriptions, but there was no difference between sexes in costs per user. Only 7.8% of patients used immunomodulatory drugs, but these accounted for the greatest cost ($1404) per user. Patients whose disease was diagnosed in 1994-1997 were significantly more likely to be prescribed oral or rectal 5-aminosalicylic acid and steroids than were those whose disease was diagnosed in 1984-1987. In addition, prescriptions for rectal 5-aminosalicylic acid were significantly increased in those patients whose diagnoses were made later over those whose diagnoses were made earlier. Male patients and Crohn's disease patients were more likely to use oral steroids and immunomodulatory medications. Based on the decade of diagnosis, there was no difference in prescribing patterns for immunomodulatory medications.
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Because the reoperation rate for Crohn's disease is high after resective surgery, use of conservative surgery has increased. Mesalamine was investigated for the prevention of postoperative relapse, with disappointing results. The role of azathioprine in the postoperative setting is unknown. We aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of azathioprine and mesalamine in the prevention of clinical and surgical relapse in patients who have undergone conservative surgery for Crohn's disease.
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To study the urinary and serum levels of acetylated 5-ASA (Ac-5-ASA) and the unacetylated 5-ASA (5-ASA) in patients with IBD maintained on sulphasalazine, olsalazine and mesalazine (pH dependent release form). We also sought correlation between levels of 5-ASA, clinical disease activity and extent of disease.