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2022 Nov 19

BMC Gastroenterol



Medication use among patients with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis before and after the initiation of advanced therapy.


Hunter T, Naegeli AN, Nguyen C, Shan M, Smith JL, Tan H, Gottlieb K, Isenberg K
BMC Gastroenterol. 2022 Nov 19; 22(1):474.
PMID: 36402945.


Although various treatments help reduce abdominal pain, real-world pain medication utilization among patients with Crohn's disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC) receiving advanced therapies is poorly understood. The aim is to understand the utilization of pain medication 12 months before and after the initiation of advanced therapies among patients with newly diagnosed CD or UC.