Dr Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet and colleagues from France reported the findings and outputs of an international expert opinion process to develop a definition of early Crohn's disease that could be used in future disease-modification trials.
The team reported that 19 experts on inflammatory bowel diseases held an international expert opinion meeting to discuss, and agree on a definition for early Crohn's disease to be used in disease-modification trials.
|A published preliminary definition of early Crohn's disease was used as the basis |
|American Journal of Gastroenterology|
The process included literature searches for the relevant basic-science and clinical evidence.
A published preliminary definition of early Crohn's disease was used as the basis for development of a proposed definition that was discussed at the expert opinion meeting.
Dr Biroulet's team concludes "The participants then derived a final definition, based on best current knowledge, that it is hoped will be of practical use in disease-modification trials in Crohn's disease."