J.‐F. Colombel

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of adalimumab in the healing of draining fistulas in patients with active Crohn's disease (CD). DESIGN A phase III, multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled study with an open-label extension was conducted in 92 sites. PATIENTS A subgroup of adults with moderate to severely active CD (CD activity index(More)
The increasing incidence of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) in developing countries has highlighted the critical role of environmental pollutants as causative factors in their pathophysiology. Despite its ubiquity and immune toxicity, the impact of aluminum in the gut is not known. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of environmentally relevant(More)
BACKGROUND Therapies that maintain remission for patients with Crohn's disease are essential. Stable remission rates have been demonstrated for up to 2 years in adalimumab-treated patients with moderately to severely active Crohn's disease enrolled in the CHARM and ADHERE clinical trials. AIM To present the long-term efficacy and safety of adalimumab(More)
BACKGROUND Tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα)-antagonism effectively treats ulcerative colitis (UC). The golimumab clinical programme evaluated subcutaneous (SC) and intravenous (IV) induction, and SC maintenance regimens, in TNFα-antagonist-naïve patients with moderate-to-severe active UC despite conventional treatment. AIM To evaluate dose-response(More)
BACKGROUND Associations between patient-reported outcomes and mucosal healing have not been established in ulcerative colitis (UC). AIM To evaluate relationships of rectal bleeding and stool frequency with mucosal healing and quality of life (QoL) in patients with UC in two Phase 3 studies (ULTRA 1 and 2). METHODS Associations of patient-reported rectal(More)
BACKGROUND Adalimumab is approved for use in patients with moderate to severe Crohn's disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC) who have not achieved disease control with conventional therapies including corticosteroids and/or immunomodulators (IMM). AIM To analyse six studies that examined efficacy, pharmacokinetics and safety of combination IMM/adalimumab(More)
It has been suspected that there is an epidemiological link between irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and ischaemic colitis (IC). We performed a retrospective case-control study to compare the frequency of IBS in patients hospitalized for IC compared with that of patients with peptic ulcer bleeding. Cases were patients with a first episode of IC and controls(More)
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