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Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Best to Avoid Steroids Before Surgery

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Best to Avoid Steroids Before Surgery
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Venkataraman Subramanian
Venkataraman Subramanian, St George’s Hospital, London
British Society of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting 20-23 March 2006, International Convention Centre, Birmingham UK. Abstract 305
For patients with inflammatory bowel disease who may be candidates for surgery a switch from steroids to an alternative anti-inflammatory agent should be done a month before any procedure to avoid postoperative complications. This recommendation emerges from a meta-analysis of studies presented to the Annual Meeting of the British Society of Gastroenterology. Study author, Venkat Subramanian told Audio Medica about the findings.
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