Oral 5-aminosalicylic acid for inducing remission in ulcerative colitis.

  title={Oral 5-aminosalicylic acid for inducing remission in ulcerative colitis.},
  author={Lloyd R. Sutherland and Daniel Eugen Roth and Paul L. Beck and Gary E May and Kazuhide Makiyama},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
OBJECTIVES To assess the efficacy, dose-responsiveness and safety of the newer release formulations of 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) compared to placebo or sulfasalazine (SASP) for the induction of remission in active ulcerative colitis. SEARCH STRATEGY A computer-assisted literature search for relevant studies (1981-1998) was performed using MEDLINE, BIOS, the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register and the Science Citation Index, followed by a manual search of reference lists from previously… CONTINUE READING

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