The Future of IBD Therapy: Where Are We and Where Should We Go Next?

@article{Mao2016TheFO,
  title={The Future of IBD Therapy: Where Are We and Where Should We Go Next?},
  author={Ren Mao and Pin-jin Hu},
  journal={Digestive diseases},
  year={2016},
  volume={34 1-2},
  pages={
          175-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND The advent of biologic agents opens up a new era for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In this era, the treatment goal has evolved from the traditional goal of clinical remission to a combination of clinical remission, laboratory normalization and mucosal healing, designated as 'complete deep remission'. Such complete deep remission comprises a more ambitious disease control strategy that is believed to probably modify the natural course of IBD. KEY MESSAGES To… CONTINUE READING
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