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April 2005
Gut;Apr2005 Supplement 2, Vol. 54, pA26
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The article presents information on abstracts related to human biology. An abstract presents information on the financial constraints limiting the prescription of infliximab in Crohn's disease. Infliximab, a chimeric monoclonal antibody against TNF-α, has been licensed for use in Great Britain since 1997 for patients with Crohn's disease. The treatment is recommended for use in a specific group of patients with the disease, as outlined in the National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidelines published in 2002. It remains unclear whether there are any factors preventing or limiting gastroenterologists from prescribing infliximab in these patients. The aim was to identify the factors limiting the prescription of infliximab in patients with Crohn's disease and to determine any regional variations in the frequency of its prescription.


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