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Mucosal healing in inflammatory bowel diseases: a systematic review.

Abstract:

Recent studies have identified mucosal healing on endoscopy as a key prognostic parameter in the management of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), thus highlighting the role of endoscopy for monitoring of disease activity in IBD. In fact, mucosal healing has emerged as a key treatment goal in IBD that predicts sustained clinical remission and resection-free survival of patients. The structural basis of mucosal healing is an intact barrier function of the gut epithelium that prevents translocat...

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Publisher copy:
10.1136/gutjnl-2012-302830

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Neurath, MF More by this author
Travis, SP More by this author
Journal:
Gut
Volume:
61
Issue:
11
Pages:
1619-1635
Publication date:
2012-11-05
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EISSN:
1468-3288
ISSN:
0017-5749
URN:
uuid:9b79e7a8-13f7-4919-a50d-5dd2377e6797
Source identifiers:
344632
Local pid:
pubs:344632

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