Thiopurine therapy is associated with postoperative intra-abdominal septic complications in abdominal surgery for Crohn's disease.

@article{Myrelid2009ThiopurineTI,
  title={Thiopurine therapy is associated with postoperative intra-abdominal septic complications in abdominal surgery for Crohn's disease.},
  author={P Myrelid and Gunnar P. Olaison and Rune I. Sj{\"o}dahl and Per-Olof Nystr{\"o}m and Sven Almer and Peter Andersson},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2009},
  volume={52 8},
  pages={1387-94}
}
PURPOSE Thiopurines are important as maintenance therapy in Crohn's disease, but there have been concerns whether thiopurines increase the risk for anastomotic complications. The present study was performed to assess whether thiopurines alone, or together with other possible risk factors, are associated with postoperative intra-abdominal septic complications after abdominal surgery for Crohn's disease. METHODS Prospectively registered data regarding perioperative factors were collected at a… CONTINUE READING
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