The introduction of anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) antibodies into the treatment of patients with IBD about fifteen years ago has dramatically improved the quality of life for patients with severe Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. But despite the fact this therapeutic approach has been around for quite some time, there has been no comprehensive overview to date. The book at hand aims to amend this shortcoming, presenting for the first time a thorough overview on TNF action, mechanisms of anti-TNF therapy, treatment strategies, side effects, monitoring, biosimilars and related issues. Including state-of-the-art information and research results, this publication will be a valuable source of information and guide clinicians to the optimal treatment decision, improving the quality of life of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Moreover, rheumatologists or even dermatologists might also find this book of interest.
169 - 177: Step-Up or Top-Down, Combination with Immunosuppression or Not?
Christiane Barthel, Eduard F. Stange, 2015. "Step-Up or Top-Down, Combination with Immunosuppression or Not?", Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor Therapy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, G. Rogler, T. Hibi, H. Herfarth, O.H. Nielsen
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