Darryl K. Fedorak

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Background. Biologic agents targeting tumor necrosis factor alpha are effective in the management of ulcerative colitis (UC), but their use is often postponed until after failure of other treatment modalities. Objectives. We aim to determine if earlier treatment with infliximab or adalimumab alters clinical and surgical outcomes in UC patients. Methods. A(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha agents in maintaining remission in Crohn's disease may wane over time, leading to secondary loss of response that can often be overcome with dose escalation. Comparison of secondary loss of response of adalimumab and infliximab during long-term treatment of CD in a real-life IBD clinic has not been(More)
BACKGROUND Although biological agents targeting tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha are effective in the management of Crohn's disease (CD), use of anti-TNF agents is often delayed until after failure of other treatment modalities, resulting in potentially long delays between diagnosis and initiation of infliximab or adalimumab. We aim to determine if early(More)
BACKGROUND Although infliximab is an effective therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), it is associated with dermatological events and infusion reactions. It is not known whether a relationship between these adverse events (AEs) and infliximab trough levels (ITLs) exists. OBJECTIVES To report the prevalence of infliximab-associated AEs in IBD(More)
BACKGROUND Infliximab is an effective therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, more than 50% of patients lose response. Empiric dose intensification is not effective for all patients because not all patients have objective disease activity or subtherapeutic drug level. The aim was to determine how an objective marker of disease activity or(More)
BACKGROUND The Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is truly prolific, with a prevalence of more than 90% in the adult human population. There are, however, little data available on the prevalence of EBV among patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), a population that is frequently immunosuppressed and thus at risk for severe, often fatal, primary infection. (More)
GOALS To compare the proportion of secondary loss of response to adalimumab and infliximab during maintenance treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC) after primary response to induction therapy. BACKGROUND The efficacy of anti-tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) therapy used to maintain response in patients with UC after primary response to induction therapy(More)
BACKGROUND Adherence to maintenance medication regimens in inflammatory bowel disease patients has traditionally been poor. Although infliximab has demonstrated efficacy in inducing and maintaining disease remission, adherence to regularly scheduled infliximab infusions is required to maintain therapeutic trough drug levels and prevent the development of(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of adalimumab in maintaining remission in Crohn's disease patients may wane over time, leading to secondary loss of response that is often managed with dose escalation. However, the response to adalimumab dose escalation and long-term outcomes after escalation have not been well evaluated. AIMS To characterise the short- and(More)
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