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Articles by Suzanne Sunday
Based on 2 articles published since 2010
(Why 2 articles?)

Between 2010 and 2020, Suzanne Sunday wrote the following 2 articles about Crohn Disease.
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1 Review Smoking and early infliximab response in Crohn’s disease: a meta-analysis. 2015

Inamdar, Sumant / Volfson, Ariy / Rosen, Lisa / Sunday, Suzanne / Katz, Seymour / Sultan, Keith. · ·J Crohns Colitis · Pubmed #25518060.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Infliximab is used to treat moderate to severe Crohn’s disease (CD), but its efficacy varies. Although cigarette smoking worsens CD, its impact on the infliximab response is unknown. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials to determine the effect of smoking on the induction response to infliximab. METHODS: A systematic search was performed of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, the Cochrane central register of controlled trials, the Cochrane IBD Group Specialized Trials Register for publications, and abstracts from major conferences from January 1996 to December 2010. Random effects meta-analysis using the Mantel–Haenszel method was conducted. Heterogeneity across studies was assessed using the Q statistic, the I2 statistic, and τ2. RESULTS: We identified 12 articles; four were excluded due to use of non-validated scoring systems.The remaining eight included a total of 1658 patients, with 649 active smokers. Luminal response was assessed by the Crohn’s Disease Activity Index in four studies (three of which included fistula response) and the Harvey–Bradshaw index in two (both including fistula response), and two studies examined only the fistula response. The relative risk for response to infliximab among smokers was 0.99 (95% CI 0.88–1.11) (τ2 = 0.0143). Analyses of the five studies examining both inflammatory and fistulizing CD were similar to the analysis of all eight studies. The pooled relative risk was 0.92 (95% CI 0.80–1.06) (τ2 = 0.0154). CONCLUSION: Though smoking worsens CD, this meta-analysis does not show a negative effect of smoking on initial response to infliximab. This must be viewed in the proper context, as long-term maintenance of response may yet be influenced by smoking status.

2 Article Prognosis of lymphoma in patients following treatment with 6-mercaptopurine/azathioprine for inflammatory bowel disease. 2012

Sultan, Keith / Korelitz, Burton I / Present, Daniel / Katz, Seymour / Sunday, Suzanne / Shapira, Iuliana. ·North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York, USA. ·Inflamm Bowel Dis · Pubmed #22241664.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: 6-Mercaptopurine (6-MP) and azathioprine (AZA) are effective for induction and maintenance therapy of Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). There is an increased risk of lymphoma in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treated with 6-MP/AZA. Little, however, is known about the prognosis of IBD patients treated with 6-MP/AZA who develop lymphoma. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 8780 records from three tertiary IBD centers and the records of 600 lymphoma patients from an academic Hematology and Oncology Center. The primary endpoint variable was survival of IBD patients with a lymphoma diagnosis treated or not treated with 6-MP/AZA. A secondary endpoint was the relative survival rate (by gender, race, and ethnicity) extrapolated from the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database, computed for each subject. RESULTS: Fourteen IBD patients were diagnosed with lymphoma. Twelve had CD and two had UC. Seven patients had treatment with 6-MP/AZA and seven had not. Two patients who received 6-MP/AZA died (both 1 year after diagnosis) and two patients who had not received 6-MP/AZA died (one after 2 years, another 3 years after diagnosis), all from lymphoma. Survival at last follow-up was similar to expected survival based on extrapolated SEER data for both 6-MP/AZA treated and untreated patients. CONCLUSIONS: We found no differences of survival with lymphoma between IBD patients and expected survival for the general population. Also, the prognosis for those IBD patients treated with 6-MP/AZA was not worse than lymphoma patients not treated with 6-MP/AZA. Statistical analysis, however, was limited by the small sample size and heterogeneity of the patients studied.