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Efficacy of apheresis as maintenance therapy for patients with ulcerative colitis in an open-label prospective multicenter randomised controlled trial

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Efficacy of apheresis as maintenance therapy for patients with ulcerative colitis in an open-label prospective multicenter randomised controlled trial

Journal of Gastroenterology

Fecha de publicación: 6 December 2019

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00535-019-01651-0

Autores: Makoto Naganuma, Yoko Yokoyama, Satoshi Motoya, Kenji Watanabe, Koji Sawada, Fumito Hirai, Takayuki Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Hanai, Teppei Omori, Takanori Kanai, Toshifumi Hibi & for the CAPTAIN study Group

Background: Apheresis therapy involves the selective removal of leukocytes and is used to induce remission in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of apheresis therapy for maintaining UC remission.

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