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World J Gastroenterol. Aug 7, 2014; 20(29): 9699-9715
Published online Aug 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i29.9699
Figure 5
Figure 5 Clinical remission rates in typical cohorts of patients with active ulcerative colitis. The remission rate for patients with the first ulcerative colitis (UC) episode was 100%. All these first episode cases were steroid naïve with a short (< 4 mo) duration of UC; both steroid naïve and short disease duration are granulocyte and monocyte apheresis (GMA)-responder features. Accordingly, the remission rate in corticosteroid naïve cohort looks better than for steroid dependent cohort. GMA non-responder patients had deep ulcers with near total loss of the mucosal tissue at the lesion sites, a long duration of UC, and exposure to multiple drugs; a few were candidates for colectomy[42,49,52].