Crohn’s Patients Who Smoke at Higher Risk of Relapse After Surgery, Study Reports

Crohn’s Patients Who Smoke at Higher Risk of Relapse After Surgery, Study Reports
People with Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), are more likely to experience a post-surgery disease relapse if they smoke, new research finds. The study, “Mercaptopurine versus placebo to prevent recurrence of Crohn’s disease after surgical resection (TOPPIC): a multicentre, double-blind, randomised controlled trial,” was published in the August issue of the journal The Lancet. "There is an unmet need to identify therapies or life-style changes that prevent Crohn's disease recurrence after surgery to avoid patients hav
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