Gastroenterology

Entyvio safe, effective for refractory pouchitis




Entyvio is safe and effective for the treatment of Crohn’s disease of the pouch and chronic pouchitis, according to data published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.
Parakkal Deepak, MBBS, MS, of the division of gastroenterology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues wrote that inflammation of the pouch after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis can have a significant impact on a patient’s life and be quite difficult to treat.
“Optimal treatment for pouchitis that is refractory or dependent to antibiotics is unknown,” they wrote. “The

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