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PP2-06 Efficacy and safety of granulocyte and monocyte adsorptive apheresis in elderly vs. non-elderly patients with ulcerative colitis

poster at ISFA 2019 pag 155

We retrospectively investigated the efficacy and safety of Granulocyte and Monocyte Adsorptive Apheresis (GMA) therapy between 15 elderly patients vs. 19 non-elderly patients with ulcerative colitis. While the remission rates and response rates in non-elderly patients were 33.3% and 94.4%, these rates were 40.0% and 93.3% in elderly patients. There were no significant differences in the 1-year relapse-free rates between elderly and non-elderly patients (71.4% and 50.0%, respectively, P=0.453). These results suggest that GMA therapy is an efficient and safe treatment in elderly patients with ulcerative colitis.

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