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March 26, 2016

Biologic Drugs – Are They Safe to Use During Pregnancy?

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

One of the major medical therapies used to treat chronic inflammatory conditions such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, or psoriasis are anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents. These include, but are not limited to drugs like Remicade, Simponi, Humira and Cimzia. Women who are pregnant, and taking these medications are always concerned about […]

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Tags: Anti-TNF agents, Cimzia, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Crohn's disease, Humira, IBD, pregnancy, psoriasis, Remicade, rheumatoid arthritis, Simponi, Sunanda Kane

December 24, 2014

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Anti-TNF Therapy

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Therapeutic drug monitoring is now extending to newer biologics, including TNF inhibitors such as infliximab, a chimeric monoclonal antibody, and adalimumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody. Although these drugs have improved outcomes for some refractory patients, they have been unsatisfactory for others. Edward V. Loftus Jr., M.D., comments on the effectiveness of therapeutic drug monitoring […]

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Tags: Anti-TNF agents, drug therapy, Edward Loftus, IBD, therapeutic drug monitoring

September 4, 2014

Anti-TNF Agents for Crohn’s Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Sunanda Kane, M.D., discusses a recently published study in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics about the superiority of anti-TNF agents for Crohn’s disease.   Patients are interested in knowing if one anti-TNF agent is better than the others. Researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a study using statistical methods from previous studies. The results showed there was […]

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Tags: Anti-TNF agents, Crohn's disease, Sunanda Kane

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