Conclusion: Oral tacrolimus is a safe and effective therapy for the treatment of moderate to severe UC, although still more longer follow-up of patients and compilation of further clinical data will be necessary. Key Word(s): 1.
ulcerative colitis; 2. tacrolimus Presenting Author: MANABU SHIRAKI Additional Authors: Fluorouracil concentration TAKAYUKI YAMAMOTO, KOICHI MATSUMOTO Corresponding Author: MANABU SHIRAKI Affiliations: Yokkaichi Hazu Medical Cener, Yokkaichi Hazu Medical Cener Objective: It has been reported that CT can be used for the evaluation of inflammatory bowel disease; nevertheless, there have been few reports on the efficacy of low dose CT for ulcerative colitis. We report here the efficacy of low dose CT for ulcerative colitis.
Methods: The patients with relapsing ulcerative colitis between https://www.selleckchem.com/products/cetuximab.html July 2013 and April 2014 were included in this study. All patients had undergone sigmoidoscopy and low dose CT scan. The colon CT image was divided into six segments, and then we evaluated wall thickening, stratification, contrast enhancement and mesenteric vascular engorgement, assigning a CT score to each segment. We calculated a total CT score by the sum of CT scores of 6 segments. To assess endoscopic severity, Ulcerative Colitis Colonoscopic Index of Severity (UCCIS) was used. The clinical severity was assessed by Mayo partial score. We investigated the correlation between those CT scores and UCCIS. The correlation between partial Mayo score and total CT score also investigated. Results: Twenty three cases of ulcerative colitis were included in this study. We achieved a 57% reduction of effective dose by adjusting the scan conditions and the reconstruction conditions (P = 0.00326). We observed a high degree of correlation between the sum of the CT scores of the rectum and sigmoid colon and the sum of the UCCIS of the rectum and sigmoid colon (ρ = 0.629). Although the UCCIS of the rectum and sigmoid colon segment calculated by sigmoidoscopy and partial Mayo scores correlate (ρ = 0.456, R2 = 0.267), the correlation analysis between the total CT score and the partial Mayo score indicated a higher coefficient of determination
(ρ = 0.643, R2 = 0.315). Conclusion: This study Parvulin suggested that low dose CT could provide more effective images to assess the disease activity of ulcerative colitis less invasively compared with sigmoidoscopy. Key Word(s): 1. low dose CT; 2. sigmoidsocpy; 3. ulcerative colitis Presenting Author: DAIMON SHIROSE Additional Authors: KOJI MATSUDA, DAISUKE SUENAGA, YUICHI KINOSHITA, DAISUKE KUMON, MIKIHITO HAYASHI, KAYO ADACHI, TOSHIYA ISHII, AKIRA SATO Corresponding Author: DAIMON SHIROSE Affiliations: St. Marianna Univ. Yokohama-City Seibu Hopsital, St. Marianna Univ. Yokohama-City Seibu Hopsital, St. Marianna Univ. Yokohama-City Seibu Hopsital, St. Marianna Univ. Yokohama-City Seibu Hopsital, St. Marianna Univ. Yokohama-City Seibu Hopsital, St. Marianna Univ.