Journal Review in Colorectal Surgery: Timing of Biologics and Surgery in the Setting of Crohn’s Disease

EP. 511Jul. 21, 202230:44
You get consulted on a 34-year-old with ileocolic Crohn’s disease on Humira. You determine he needs surgery for recurrent partial obstructions. When do you do the surgery? How long should he be off his biologic medication? When to restart it post op? Join Drs. Abelson, Marcello and Aulet as they take us through two articles to help us figure it out!

Learning Objectives:
1.     Describe the complications of biologic medications in the peri-operative period
2.     List the different classifications of medications for Crohn’s disease
3.     Discuss the approach to managing timing of surgery for patients with crohn’s disease

Cohen BL, Fleshner P, Kane SV et al. Prospective Cohort Study to Investigate the Safety of Preoperative Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitor Exposure in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Undergoing Intra-abdominal Surgery. Gastroenterology. 2022 Apr 10;S0016-5085(22)00359-6. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2022.03.057. Online ahead of print.

Brouquet A, Maggiori L, Zerbib P, Lefevre JH, Denost Q, Germain A, Cotte E, Beyer-Berjot L, Munoz-Bongrand N, Desfourneaux V, Rahili A, Duffas JP, Pautrat K, Denet C, Bridoux V, Meurette G, Faucheron JL, Loriau J, Guillon F, Vicaut E, Benoist S, Panis Y; GETAID chirurgie group. Anti-TNF Therapy Is Associated With an Increased Risk of Postoperative Morbidity After Surgery for Ileocolonic Crohn Disease: Results of a Prospective Nationwide Cohort. Ann Surg. 2018 Feb;267(2):221-228. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002017. PMID: 29300710. 

Steele S, et al. The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery, fourth ed. 2022.

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