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An open-label prospective randomized multicenter study shows very rapid remission of ulcerative colitis by intensive granulocyte and monocyte adsorptive apheresis as compared with routine weekly treatment

Atsushi Sakuraba 1Satoshi MotoyaKenji WatanabeMasakazu NishishitaKazunari KankeToshiyuki MatsuiYasuo SuzukiTadayuki OshimaReiko KunisakiTakayuki MatsumotoHiroyuki HanaiKen FukunagaNaoki YoshimuraToshimi ChibaShinsuke FunakoshiNobuo AoyamaAkira AndohHiroshi NakaseYohei MizutaRyoichi SuzukiTaiji AkamatsuMasahiro IizukaToshifumi AshidaToshifumi Hibi

Intensive GMA in patients with active UC seems to be more efficacious than weekly treatment, and significantly reduced the patients’ morbidity time without increasing the incidence of side effects.

)https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19724269/

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