Randomised clinical trial: early assessment after 2 weeks of high-dose mesalazine for moderately active ulcerative colitis - new light on a familiar question.
BACKGROUND: Rapid resolution of rectal bleeding and stool frequency are important goals for ulcerative colitis therapy and may help guide therapeutic decisions. AIM: To explore patient diary data from ASCEND I and II for their relevance to clinical decision making. METHODS: Data from two randomised, double-blind, Phase III studies were combined. Patients received mesalazine (mesalamine) 4.8 g/day (Asacol 800 mg MR) or 2.4 g/day (Asacol 400 mg MR). Time to improvement or resolution of rectal ...Expand abstract
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