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Proactive Infliximab Monitoring Improves the Rates of Transmural Remission in Crohn's Disease: A Propensity Score-Matched Analysis.

BACKGROUND: Few patients can reach transmural remission in Crohn's disease (CD) with currently available therapies. Proactive optimization of infliximab (IFX) based on trough levels may potentially improve these results.

METHODS: Retrospective cohort study including consecutive CD patients starting treatment with IFX. Rates of transmural remission were compared between patients with and without therapeutic drug monitoring (target level: 5-7 µg/mL). A propensity score-matched analysis was performed to adjust for potential confounders.

RESULTS: A total of 195 CD patients were included, 57.9% receiving proactive therapeutic drug monitoring. The rates of transmural remission were higher in patients under proactive therapeutic drug monitoring (37.2% vs 18.3%; P = .004) with similar results in the propensity score-matched analysis (34.2% vs 17.1%; P = .025). In multivariate analysis, proactive therapeutic drug monitoring was independently associated with transmural remission (odds ratio, 2.95; 95% confidence interval, 1.44-6.06; P = .003).

CONCLUSIONS: Proactive optimization of IFX based on trough levels increases the rates of transmural remission in CD.

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