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Concept: Colitis


The efficacy and safety of vedolizumab, a humanized immunoglobulin G1 monoclonal antibody against the integrin α4β7, was demonstrated in multicenter, phase 3, randomized, placebo-controlled trials in patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn’s disease. We analyzed data from 1 of these trials to determine the effects of vedolizumab therapy in patients with UC, based on past exposure to anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents.

Concepts: Monoclonal antibodies, Ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, Colon, Colitis, Infliximab, Abdominal pain, Tumor necrosis factor-alpha


fifteen percent of patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) are elderly; they are less likely to have complications and more likely to have colonic disease.

Concepts: Death, Medical terms, Ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, Colon, Colitis, Dietary fiber, Diarrhea


MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important post-transcriptional regulators. Altered expression of miRNAs has recently demonstrated association with human ulcerative colitis (UC). In this study, we attempted to elucidate the roles of miR-126 in the pathogenesis of UC.

Concepts: MicroRNA, Ulcerative colitis, Colitis, Regulation


: Several polymorphisms have been identified in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene, while their roles in the incidence of ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) are conflicting. This meta-analysis was designed to clarify the impact of these polymorphisms on UC and CD risk.

Concepts: Ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, Colon, Colitis, Infliximab, Abdominal pain, Colonoscopy, Gastroenterology


Perceived stress seems to be a risk factor for exacerbation of ulcerative colitis. Yoga has been shown to reduce perceived stress.

Concepts: Epidemiology, Clinical trial, Medical statistics, The Canon of Medicine, Avicenna,, Ulcerative colitis, Colitis


: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is frequently detected in ulcerative colitis (UC) lesions of steroid-refractory patients. This has led to the suspicion that CMV might cause colitis and steroid refractoriness.

Concepts: Ulcerative colitis, Colitis, Cytomegalovirus


: Intestinal epithelial cell (IEC) STAT3 is required for wound healing following acute dextran sodium sulfate (DSS) injury. We hypothesized that loss of IEC STAT3 would promote the development of chronic colitis following acute DSS injury.

Concepts: Wound healing, Epithelium, Colitis, Injuries, Wound, Intestinal epithelium


The present study was aimed to exploit the antibacterial/antifungal and film coating potential of Chitosan-EDTA (CH-EDTA) conjugate in combination with mesalamine (anti-inflammatory agent) for the early recovery from TNBS induced coilitis. The results suggested CH:EDTA (1:1) spray coated mesalamine tablets has an ability to transport drug in buffer pH 6.8 with rat caecal content condition. The CH-EDTA showed high level of adhesiveness of coat with core tablet. Further, FTIR, DSC and SEM analysis suggested spray coating of CH-EDTA on tablets was beneficial as compared to ladling method as it enhances interaction density and showed resistance from pH (1.2, 6.8 and 7.4). The pharmacokinetic parameters, AUC and AUMC of spray coated tablets were respectively, 4.70 fold and 2.10 fold increased. A synergistic therapeutic effect with CH-EDTA spray coated mesalamine was observed as evaluated by colon/body weight ratio, clinical activity score and damage score. X ray image study supported that CH-EDTA conjugate successfully delivered MSA tablets to large intestine. Histopathology of colon tissues showed rapid recovery from TNBS induced colitis in rats within 4 days. The findings revealed decreased recovery period was due to combined effect of both CH-EDTA and MSA to treat TNBS induced colitis.

Concepts: Pharmacology, Ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, Colon, Colitis, Large intestine, Buffer solution, Cecum


Vedolizumab is a gut-selective α4β7 integrin antagonist therapy for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The GEMINI long-term safety (LTS) trial is an ongoing open-label study investigating the safety of vedolizumab. We present interim exploratory analyses of efficacy in patients with Crohn’s disease.

Concepts: Ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, Colon, Colitis


The GEMINI long-term safety (LTS) study is a continuing phase 3 trial investigating the safety and efficacy of vedolizumab, an α4β7 integrin antagonist for ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease. We provide an interim analysis of efficacy in patients with UC.

Concepts: Ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, Colon, Colitis, Infliximab, Abdominal pain, Colonoscopy, Diarrhea