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The value of 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) in Crohn's disease (CD) is still under discussion. In a previous study 2 g 5-ASA per day were inferior to a standard glucocorticoid treatment with 6-methylprednisolone (6-MPred) (Can J Gastroenterol 1990; 4: 446-51). In the present study we tested whether in active CD response rates to 4.5 g 5-ASA/day were not different from those to 6-MPred.
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Complete clinical remission was achieved in 68 patients (65%), partial remission was achieved in 25 patients (24%), and 12 patients (11%) failed to achieve remission. Of complete responders who continued 6-MP, 35% had a breakthrough, although complete remission was restored in 88% with the majority not requiring systemic steroids. Of complete responders who discontinued 6-MP, 87% subsequently relapsed. There were few major toxicities associated with 6-MP use.
5-ASAs are highly effective for inducing remission and preventing relapse in UC. Evidence suggests that doses of ≥ 2.0 g/day have greater efficacy, although doses >2.5 g/day do not appear to lead to higher remission rates.
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In all, 205 IBD patients were included (105 Crohn's disease [CD], 100 ulcerative colitis [UC]). Eighty-seven CD (83%) and 77 (77%) UC patients started SST. In CD, 55 (63%), 25 (29%), and 7 (8%) had a complete response (CR), partial response (PR), or no response (NR), respectively, 30 days after initiation of SST. Fifty (58%) had a prolonged response (PRO) and 32 (37%) were steroid-dependent (SD). In UC, 49 (64%), 22 (28%), and 6 (8%) had CR, PR, and NR, respectively, and 38 (49%) and 38 (49%) were PRO and SD. The cumulative risk of surgery 1 year after starting SST was 11.5% and 7.8% for CD and UC patients, respectively. After a median follow-up period of 5.1 years, no difference in the risk of surgery or periods of activity and remission was found between PRO and SD in CD or UC. IM use was associated with a milder disease course in UC patients.
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A rat model of colitis [dextran sulfate (DSS)] was used to study the permeation of Evans blue (EB) from the lumen into the wall of proximal and distal colonic loops after exposure to the dye for 2 hr. Topical application of drugs used in human ulcerative colitis (lidocaine, mesalazine, prednisolone, or sucralfate) was given daily during induction of colitis to protect the mucosa. The mucosal changes were evaluated with special regard to peptidergic innervation [substance P (SP) and neuropeptide Y (NPY)], invasion of antigen-presenting polydendritic cells, and mucin-containing goblet cells. DSS-treatment caused a significantly increased permeation of EB. In the proximal loops a significant inhibition was obtained after treatment with lidocaine, prednisolone, or sucralfate. In the distal loops only treatment with lidocaine had a preventive effect. Immunocytochemically there was a clear hyperplasia of both mucosal SP- and NPY-immunoreactive nerve fibers in regions with crypt abnormalities. In these regions also most of the goblet cells were devoid of mucus. Like the changes in permeation, these morphological changes were most prominent in the distal loops. With induction of colitis, the mucosa and lamina propria were invaded by polydendritic cells; the visual score was markedly decreased in the proximal loops treated with lidocaine, prednisolone, or sucralfate. In the distal loops similar effects were obtained after treatment with lidocaine or prednisolone. Prevention of the influx of antigens in both loops after lidocaine treatment with reduced recruitment of polydendritic cells into the lamina propria is suggested. The nerve hyperplasia may thus be secondary to luminal challenge with antigens during induction of colitis. The discrepancy between increased permeation and absence of polydendritic cell response in the distal loops after prednisolone may reflect separate actions of steroids on the intestinal epithelium and the immune cells.
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Mesalazine microgranules (Pentasa) were developed as a drug for idiopathic inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. In this study, we examined the effect of mesalazine on radical scavenging, lipid peroxidation and the formation of LTB4. Mesalazine reduced the free radical 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl with an IC50 value of 9.5 microM. It scavenged hydrogen peroxide and hypochlorite (IC50: 0.7 microM and 37.0 microM, respectively), but had no effect on superoxide. Lipid peroxidation in rat liver microsomes was inhibited by mesalazine (IC50: 12.6 microM). Mesalazine significantly inhibited (P < 0.01) gastric mucosal lipid peroxidation induced by ischemia and reperfusion in rats at a dose of 50 mg/kg, p.o. Mesalazine also inhibited the formation of LTB4 in rat peritoneal neutrophils (IC50: 44.9 microM). N-Acetyl-mesalazine, the metabolite of mesalazine, had no effect on radical scavenging and lipid peroxidation. Only a high concentration (1 mM) of the metabolite inhibited the formation of LTB4. These studies suggest that mesalazine inhibits cell injury in the inflamed mucosa by scavenging reactive oxygen metabolites and prevents the invasion of neutrophils by inhibition of LTB4 formation.
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The anti-inflammatory agent, mesalamine (5-aminosalicylic acid) has been shown to decrease mucosal inflammation in ulcerative colitis. The effect of mesalamine in HIV-infected individuals, who exhibit abnormal mucosal immune activation and microbial translocation (MT), has not been established in a placebo-controlled trial. We randomized 33 HIV-infected subjects with CD4 counts <350 cells/mm3 and plasma HIV RNA levels <40 copies/ml on antiretroviral therapy (ART) to add mesalamine vs. placebo to their existing regimen for 12 weeks followed by a 12 week crossover to the other arm. Compared to placebo-treated subjects, mesalamine-treated subjects did not experience any significant change in the percent CD38+HLA-DR+ peripheral blood CD4+ and CD8+ T cells at week 12 (P = 0.38 and P = 0.63, respectively), or in the CD4+ T cell count at week 12 (P = 0.83). The percent CD38+HLA-DR+ CD4+ and CD8+ T cells also did not change significantly in rectal tissue (P = 0.86, P = 0.84, respectively). During the period of mesalamine administration, plasma sCD14, IL-6, D-dimer, and kynurenine to tryptophan ratio were not changed significantly at week 12 and were similarly unchanged at week 24. This study suggests that, at least under the conditions studied, the persistent immune activation associated with HIV infection is not impacted by the anti-inflammatory effects of mesalamine.
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The results of this study confirm the therapeutic efficacy of mesalazine suppositories in the maintenance treatment of ulcerative proctitis. According to our experience the most effective therapeutic schedule is 500 mg mesalazine b.i.d.
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Although the major part of continuous-release mesalamine is delivered to the colon, large proportions are liberated and available at high concentrations within the small intestinal lumen, thus explaining its therapeutic efficacy in small intestinal Crohn's disease.
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In our study, 1 in 8 subjects had UC relapse by SCCAI immediately postcolonoscopy, and 1 in 10 subjects required an increase in their 5-ASA medications. Clinicians should be cognizant of this effect of colonoscopy in patients with UC.
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In this prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 48 healthy volunteers took EcN in a run-in phase for 17 days (5-50 x 10(9) viable bacteria od). If stool samples became positive for EcN, volunteers received combination treatment with EcN plus either mesalamine (1500 mg twice a day) or placebo for 1 week. Fecal samples were further tested for EcN in 2- to 3-day intervals until a maximum of 48 weeks after treatment. Patient diaries, blood, and urine were checked to assess safety, compliance, and tolerance.
Selection criteria of clinical trials and review articles assessing the effects of mesalamine and nicotine in active ulcerative colitis or inactive Crohn's disease and the utility of reducing steroid dependence or relapse rate. Less than 20% of the articles identified met the selection criteria.
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Twenty patients were identified. The mean age was 42.5 years (±18.5) and 55% were females. Most of the patients presented with bleeding per rectum (85%), constipation (75%), and straining (50%), with a mean symptom duration of 26.7 months. The most common associated factors identified were constipation (75%), history of rectal surgery (25%), digital rectal manipulation (20%), and rectal prolapse (20%). Endoscopic findings included a single ulcer (50%) and multiple ulcers (30%); 55% had a polypoidal appearance. On histopathology, there was surface ulceration (95%), fibrosis of the lamina propria (60%), distorted architecture (55%), and muscle hypertrophy with increased mucin production (50%). Patients were treated conservatively and none required surgery.
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Abnormal small intestinal permeability in children with ulcerative colitis could predict a more relapsing disease.
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Six-milligram nicotine enemas were well tolerated but were not found to be efficacious for active UC.
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Final analysis included 117 patients (58 taking 5-ASA and 59 taking placebo; follow-up 9.2 +/- 6.5 months). Cumulative relapse rates at 6 and 12 months were 34% and 58% in 5-ASA patients and 31% and 52% in placebo patients, respectively (rate difference +0.095; 95% CI = -0.085 to +0.274). Subgroups analysis showed that 5-ASA was equally ineffective in patients with ileal, colonic or ileocolonic disease.
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Although bacterial bowel flora may be one of the contributing factors in the pathogenesis of chronic mucosal inflammation, antibiotic treatment has no established role in ulcerative colitis. The aim of the study was to evaluate the role of ciprofloxacin in the induction and maintenance of remission in ulcerative colitis in patients responding poorly to conventional therapy with steroids and mesalamine.
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The results are consistent with the model that mesalamine contributes to chemoprevention in CAC by reducing beta-catenin signaling within intestinal progenitors.
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Mesalamine serves as the gold standard in treating ulcerative colitis. However, its precise mechanism(s) of action remains unclear. Here, we show that mesalamine treatment rapidly decreases polyphosphate levels in diverse bacteria, including members of the human gut microbiome. This decrease sensitizes bacteria towards oxidative stress, reduces colonization and attenuates persister cell and biofilm formation, suggesting that mesalamine aids in diminishing the capacity of bacteria to persist within chronically inflamed environments.
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A capsule formulation of mesalamine granules (MG) was developed for once-daily dosing and better compliance. The study aim was to evaluate MG efficacy and tolerability in maintaining ulcerative colitis (UC) remission.
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Topical 5-aminosalicylates (5-ASAs) such as mesalamine are effective in inducing remission in patients with mild to moderately active ulcerative colitis (UC). However, there has been no meta-analysis of their efficacy in preventing relapse of quiescent UC.