Meta-analysis: effect of preoperative infliximab use on early postoperative complications in patients with ulcerative colitis undergoing abdominal surgery.

@article{Yang2012MetaanalysisEO,
  title={Meta-analysis: effect of preoperative infliximab use on early postoperative complications in patients with ulcerative colitis undergoing abdominal surgery.},
  author={Zhaoxu Yang and Qiong Wu and F Wang and Kana Wu and Dai-ming Fan},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2012},
  volume={36 10},
  pages={922-8}
}
BACKGROUND Infliximab is widely used in severe and refractory ulcerative colitis (UC). The results of clinical studies are inconsistent on whether preoperative infliximab use increases early postoperative complications in UC patients. AIM To determine the clinical safety and efficacy of preoperative infliximab treatment in UC patients with regard to short-term outcomes following abdominal surgery. METHODS PubMed, Embase databases were searched for controlled observational studies comparing… CONTINUE READING
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