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COX-2 specific anti-inflammatory agents appear as able to induce a flare of inflammatory bowel disease as classical anti-inflammatory agents. The use of steroids, immunomodulators or infliximab prior to surgery does not appear to increase post-operative complication rates. Cases of hepatitis B reactivation have been described after infliximab therapy,(More)
This third section of the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) Consensus on the management of Crohn's disease concerns postoperative recurrence, fistulating disease, paediatrics, pregnancy, psychosomatics, extraintestinal manifestations, and alternative therapy. The first section on definitions and diagnosis reports on the aims and methods of(More)
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