Endoscopic response to tumor necrosis factor inhibitors predicts long term benefits in Crohn’s disease
Ignacio Alfaro, Maria Carme Masamunt, Alicia López-García, Jesús Castro, Marta Gallego, Rebeca Barastegui, Angel Giner, Alejandro Vara, Elena Ricart, Julián Panés, Ingrid Ordás, Gastroenterology Department, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Barcelona 08036, Spain
Nuria Planell, Azucena Salas, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Barcelona 08036, Spain
Author contributions: Alfaro I, Salas A, Ricart E, Panés J and Ordás I contributed to study conception and design; Masamunt MC, López-García A, Castro J, Gallego M, Barastegui R, Giner A and Vara A contributed to patients recruitment and data acquisition; Planell N contributed to data analysis and interpretation; Alfaro I contributed to writing of article; Panés J and Ordás I contributed to editing and reviewing; all authros approve the final versión of the article.
Supported by the Leona M. and Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust, No. 2015PG-IBD005.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent statement: All study participants or their legal guardian provided informed written consent about personal and medical data collection prior to study enrolment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the Authors have no conflict of interest related to the manuscript.
Data sharing statement: All available data can be obtained by contacting the corresponding author
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Corresponding author: Ingrid Ordás, MD, PhD, Staff Physician, Gastroenterology Department, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Villarroel 170, Barcelona 08036, Spain. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: November 9, 2018
Peer-review started: November 12, 2018
First decision: January 30, 2019
Revised: February 26, 2019
Accepted: March 1, 2019
Article in press: March 1, 2019
Published online: April 14, 2019