Oral budesonide for prevention of postsurgical recurrence in Crohn's disease. The IOIBD Budesonide Study Group.

@article{Hellers1999OralBF,
  title={Oral budesonide for prevention of postsurgical recurrence in Crohn's disease. The IOIBD Budesonide Study Group.},
  author={G{\"o}ran Hellers and Antoine Cortot and Derek Jewell and C E Leijonmarck and Robert Loefberg and Helmut Malchow and Lars G. Nilsson and Francesco Pallone and Salvador Pe{\~n}a and T Persson and Cosimo Prantera and Paul Rutgeerts},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1999},
  volume={116 2},
  pages={
          294-300
        }
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Prevention of postoperative recurrence after resection for Crohn's disease (CD) would be of great clinical benefit. The efficacy of oral budesonide for prevention of endoscopic recurrence was evaluated in patients undergoing resection for ileal or ileocecal CD. METHODS Sixty-three patients received budesonide and 66 received placebo in a double-blind, randomized trial with parallel groups. Ileocolonoscopy, including biopsy, was performed after 3 and 12 months. Indications… CONTINUE READING

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