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Crohn’s Disease on Clinical Evidence, BMJ

Clinical Evidence has an update on the management of Crohn’s disease. A very useful read considering the fact that it is a disease with rising number of cases. Here is a list of the recommendations which underwent changes:

  • Aminosalicylates to maintain remission: Categorization changed from likely to be ineffective/harmful to likely to ber beneficial
  • Fish Oil: Categorization unchanged to Unknown efficacy

Treatments which are listed under beneficial include:

  • Oral corticosteroids to induce remission

Treatments which are likely to be beneficial include:

  • Laparoscopic versus open ileocecal resection
  • Methotrexate
  • Infliximab to maintain remission
  • Aminosalicylates to maintain remission after surgery
  • Azathioprine/Mercaptopurine to maintain remission after surgery
  • Enteral Nutrition [I did not know this prior to reading this review update! WOW! 🙂 ]

 

 

Skeptic Oslerphile. PhD Student in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Past: 1) Public Health Scientist and Program Manager, Translational Global Health Policy Research Cell, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. 2) Scientist, Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases; 3) Senior Research Associate, Public Health Foundation of India. Interests include: Emerging Infections, Public Health, Antimicrobial Resistance, One Health and Zoonoses, Diarrheal Diseases, Medical Education, Medical History, Open Access, Healthcare Social Media and Health2.0. Opinions are my own!

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