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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 185-197

A Saudi Gastroenterology association position statement on the use of tumor necrosis factor-alfa antagonists for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease


1 Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Department of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
2 Department of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
4 Department of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Division of Gastroenterology, The McGill University Health Center, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mahmoud H Mosli
Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Institute, 100 Perth Drive, PO Box 5015, N6A 5K8, London, Ontario, Canada

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Source of Support: Nil, Conflict of Interest: None declared.


DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.161635

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The objective of this position statement from the Saudi Gastroenterology Association is to guide gastroenterologists on the use of tumor necrosis factor-alfa (TNF-α) antagonists for the treatment of the idiopathic inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. In this article, we summarize the relevant literature regarding the safety and efficacy of TNF-α antagonists, highlight relevant safety concerns specific to the environment in Saudi Arabia, and provide specific recommendations for the use of these agents.


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