Published online May 15, 2014. doi: 10.4291/wjgp.v5.i2.54
Revised: April 4, 2014
Accepted: April 16, 2014
Published online: May 15, 2014
Core tip: In recent years, the concept that the management of ulcerative colitis patients should aim to heal the mucosa rather than resolve symptoms has been decisively proposed. Herein, we review the current evidence supporting this statement and analyze the possible practical implications in the current management of ulcerative colitis patients.