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Management of Acute Severe Colitis in the Era of Biologicals and Small Molecules

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Division of Gastroenterology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC H3G 1A4, Canada
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Department of Gastroenterology, Campbelltown Hospital, Sydney, NSW 2560, Australia
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1st Department of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest H1083, Hungary
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J. Clin. Med. 2019, 8(12), 2169; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8122169
Received: 14 November 2019 / Revised: 2 December 2019 / Accepted: 6 December 2019 / Published: 8 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ulcerative Colitis: Current and Emerging Treatment Strategies)
Acute severe ulcerative colitis (ASUC) is a medical emergency which occurs in about 20%–30% of patients with ulcerative colitis during their lifetime, and does carry a mortality risk of 1%. The management of inflammatory bowel diseases has evolved with changes in objective patient monitoring, as well as the availability of new treatment options with the development of new biological and small molecules; however, data is limited regarding their use in the context of ASUC. This review aims to discuss the emerging data regarding biologicals and small molecules therapies in the context of ASUC. View Full-Text
Keywords: acute severe ulcerative colitis; infliximab; cyclosporine; tacrolimus; corticosteroids; surgical management acute severe ulcerative colitis; infliximab; cyclosporine; tacrolimus; corticosteroids; surgical management
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Verdon, C.; Bessissow, T.; Lakatos, P.L. Management of Acute Severe Colitis in the Era of Biologicals and Small Molecules. J. Clin. Med. 2019, 8, 2169.

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