Report of the ECCO pathogenesis workshop on anti-TNF therapy failures in inflammatory bowel diseases: Definitions, frequency and pharmacological aspects
Allez, Matthieu × Karmiris, Konstantinos Louis, Edouard Van Assche, Gert Ben-Horin, Shomron Klein, Amir Van der Woude, Janneke Baert, Filip Eliakim, Rami Katsanos, Konstantinos Brynskov, Jorn Steinwurz, Flavio Danese, Silvio Vermeire, Severine Teillaud, Jean-Luc Lemann, Marc Chowers, Yehuda #
Elsevier Science BV
Journal of Crohns & Colitis vol:4 issue:4 pages:355-366
The first ECCO pathogenesis workshop focused on anti-TNF therapy failures in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). The overall objective was to better understand and explore primary non response and loss of response to anti-TNF agents in IBD. The outcome of this workshop is presented into two parts. This first section addresses definitions, frequency and pharmacological aspects of anti-TNF therapy failure, including pharmacokinetics of anti-TNF monoclonal antibodies and immune and non-immune mediated clearance of anti-TNF mAbs. The second section concerns the biological roles of TNF and TNF antagonists, including mechanisms of action of anti-TNF agents, and discuss hypothesis regarding their failures and phenomenon of paradoxical inflammation, including the potential role of TNF independent inflammatory pathways. (C) 2010 European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.