Mucosal healing as a target of therapy for colonic inflammatory bowel disease and methods to score disease activity.

@article{Walsh2014MucosalHA,
  title={Mucosal healing as a target of therapy for colonic inflammatory bowel disease and methods to score disease activity.},
  author={Alissa J. Walsh and Rebecca M Palmer and Simon P L Travis},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America},
  year={2014},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={367-78}
}
Mucosal healing is an important therapeutic end point in clinical trials and clinical practice. There is no validated definition of mucosal healing in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, although the benefits of achieving mucosal healing include decreased need for corticosteroids, sustained clinical remission, decreased colectomy, and bowel resection. The Ulcerative Colitis Endoscopic Index of Severity is the only validated endoscopic index in ulcerative colitis. The Crohn's Disease… CONTINUE READING
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