Meta-analysis: pre-operative infliximab treatment and short-term post-operative complications in patients with ulcerative colitis.

@article{Yang2010MetaanalysisPI,
  title={Meta-analysis: pre-operative infliximab treatment and short-term post-operative complications in patients with ulcerative colitis.},
  author={Zhiping Yang and Qiong Wu and K Wu and D Fan},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={486-92}
}
BACKGROUND Infliximab was approved for use in ulcerative colitis in recent years. It has been debated if infliximab increases the risk of post-operative complications in patients with ulcerative colitis. AIM To perform a meta-analysis that examines the relationship between preoperative infliximab treatment and short-term post-operative complications in patients with ulcerative colitis. METHODS We searched the PubMed and MEDLINE databases to identify observational studies on the impact of… CONTINUE READING