Rise of anti-TNF means less resections in pediatric IBD
4 days ago - By Healio
Since anti-TNF alpha therapy for inflammatory bowel disease was introduced, there has been a significant drop in surgical resections in pediatric patients, according to research published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
Robert Mark Beattie, FRCPCH, MRCP, MBBS, BSc, of the department of pediatric gastroenterology at Southampton Children's Hospital in the United Kingdom, and colleagues wrote that there has been a rapid increase in the use of anti-TNF over the last 15 years resulting in better symptom control and intestinal healing among patients.
“The longterm impact of
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