Steroids and Postoperative Complications in IBD

Author(s): Antonio López-Sanromán*.

Journal Name: Current Drug Targets

Volume 20 , Issue 13 , 2019

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Corticosteroids are frequently used in the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Although they can be very useful, their potential adverse effects have to be kept in mind. One of the situations in which these drugs should be avoided, if possible, is the perioperative setting. If a patient reaches surgery while on steroids, surgical complications will be more likely to occur, both infectious and non-infectious. Attention should be paid to this fact, within a multidisciplinary approach, that also takes into account other factors, such as nutrition.

Keywords: Corticosteroids, surgery, crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, complications, inflammatory bowel disease.

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Year: 2019
Page: [1323 - 1326]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1389450120666190320122939
Price: $58

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