Biologics and 30-Day Postoperative Complications After Abdominal Operations for Crohn's Disease: Are There Differences in the Safety Profiles?

Amy L. Lightner, Nicholas P. McKenna, Ahmad Alsughayer, William S. Harmsen, Kekoa Taparra, Maile E. Parker, Laura E. Raffals, Edward V. Loftus

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BACKGROUND: The evidence regarding the association of preoperative biologic exposure and postoperative outcomes remains controversial for both antitumor necrosis factor agents and vedolizumab and largely unknown for ustekinumab. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine differences in the rates of 30-day postoperative overall infectious complications and intra-abdominal septic complications among the 3 classes of biologic therapies as compared with no biologic therapy. DESIGN: This was a retrospective review. SETTINGS: The study was conducted at an IBD referral center. PATIENTS: Adult patients with Crohn's disease who received an antitumor necrosis factor, vedolizumab, ustekinumab, or no biologic therapy within 12 weeks of a major abdominal operation between May 20, 2014, and December 31, 2017, were included. MAIN OUTCOMES MEASURES: Thirty-day overall postoperative infectious complications and intra-abdominal septic complications were measured. RESULTS: A total of 712 patients with Crohn's disease were included; 272 patients were exposed to an antitumor necrosis factor agents, 127 to vedolizumab, 38 to ustekinumab, and 275 to no biologic therapy within the 12 weeks before an abdominal operation. Patients exposed to a biologic were more likely to be taking a concurrent immunomodulator, but there was no difference in concurrent corticosteroid usage. The particular class of biologic was not independently associated with total overall infectious complications. Vedolizumab was associated with an increased rate of intra-abdominal sepsis on univariate analysis but not on multivariable analysis. Combination immunosuppression was associated with both an increased rate of overall postoperative infectious complications and intra-abdominal sepsis. LIMITATIONS: The study was limited by its retrospective design and single-center data. CONCLUSIONS: The overall rate of total infectious complications or intra-abdominal septic complications was not increased based on preoperative exposure to a particular class of biologic. Rates increased with combination immunosuppression of biologic therapy with corticosteroids and previous abdominal resection. See Video Abstract at http://links.lww.com/DCR/B24. BIOLÓGICOS Y COMPLICACIONES POSTOPERATORIAS DE 30 DÍAS DESPUÉS DE LAS OPERACIONES ABDOMINALES PARA LA ENFERMEDAD DE CROHN: ¿EXISTEN DIFERENCIAS EN LOS PERFILES DE SEGURIDAD?:: La evidencia sobre la asociación de la exposición biológica preoperatoria y los resultados postoperatorios sigue siendo controvertida controversial tanto para los agentes del factor de necrosis tumoral (anti-TNF) como para el vedolizumab, y en gran parte desconocida para el ustekinumab.Determinar las diferencias en las tasas de complicaciones infecciosas generales postoperatorias de 30 días y complicaciones sépticas intraabdominales entre las tres clases de terapias biológicas en comparación con ninguna terapia biológica.Revisión retrospectiva.centro de referencia de la enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal.Pacientes adultos con enfermedad de Crohn que recibieron un factor de necrosis antitumoral, vedolizumab, ustekinumab o ningún tratamiento biológico dentro de las 12 semanas de una operación abdominal mayor entre el 5/20/2014 y el 12/31/2017.Complicaciones infecciosas postoperatorias generales de 30 días, complicaciones sépticas intraabdominales.Se incluyeron setecientos doce pacientes con enfermedad de Crohn; 272 pacientes fueron expuestos a un anti-TNF, 127 a vedolizumab, 38 a ustekinumab y 275 a ninguna terapia biológica dentro de las 12 semanas previas a una operación abdominal. Los pacientes expuestos a un producto biológico tenían más probabilidades de tomar un inmunomodulador concurrente, pero no hubo diferencias en el uso simultáneo de corticosteroides. La clase particular de productos biológicos no se asoció de forma independiente con las complicaciones infecciosas totales. Vedolizumab se asoció con una mayor tasa de sepsis intraabdominal en el análisis univariable, pero no en el análisis multivariable. La inmunosupresión combinada se asoció tanto con una mayor tasa de complicaciones infecciosas postoperatorias generales como con sepsis intraabdominal.Diseño retrospectivo, datos de centro único.La tasa general de complicaciones infecciosas totales o complicaciones sépticas intraabdominales no aumentó en función de la exposición preoperatoria a una clase particular de productos biológicos. Las tasas aumentaron con la combinación de inmunosupresión de la terapia biológica con corticosteroides y resección abdominal previa. Vea el Resumen del Video en http://links.lww.com/DCR/B24.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1352-1362
Number of pages11
JournalDiseases of the colon and rectum
Volume62
Issue number11
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Biologics and 30-Day Postoperative Complications After Abdominal Operations for Crohn's Disease : Are There Differences in the Safety Profiles? / Lightner, Amy L.; McKenna, Nicholas P.; Alsughayer, Ahmad; Harmsen, William S.; Taparra, Kekoa; Parker, Maile E.; Raffals, Laura E.; Loftus, Edward V.

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Lightner, Amy L. ; McKenna, Nicholas P. ; Alsughayer, Ahmad ; Harmsen, William S. ; Taparra, Kekoa ; Parker, Maile E. ; Raffals, Laura E. ; Loftus, Edward V. / Biologics and 30-Day Postoperative Complications After Abdominal Operations for Crohn's Disease : Are There Differences in the Safety Profiles?. In: Diseases of the colon and rectum. 2019 ; Vol. 62, No. 11. pp. 1352-1362.
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