Journal article

Efficacy of drug and endoscopic treatment of Crohn's disease strictures: A systematic review

Julien D Schulberg, Emily K Wright, Bronte A Holt, Helen E Wilding, Amy L Hamilton, Alyson L Ross, Michael A Kamm

Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Strictures are the commonest complication in Crohn's disease. Surgery and endoscopic dilation are the mainstays of treatment, while drug therapy has often been considered contraindicated. The benefit of nonsurgical treatments, particularly drug and endoscopic therapy, need to be defined. METHODS: Ovid MEDLINE, Embase, Emcare, PsycINFO, CINAHL and the Cochrane Library (inception until August 30, 2019) were searched. Studies with ≥ 10 patients with Crohn's disease strictures, reporting on outcomes following medication or endoscopic treatment, were included. RESULTS: Of 3480 records, 85 studies met inclusion criteria and formed the basis of this analysis. Twenty-five studie..

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