Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Discussing the latest advances in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

March 27th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Colon Cancer: Prevention and Screening Webinar

By Margaret Shepard

Dr. Paul Limburg, a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, discussed prevention and screening of colon cancer during a live webinar on Wednesday, March 25th. Watch a rebroadcast of the webinar below and learn about a variety of colon cancer related topics.

For more information about IBD, visit

Tags: colon cancer, IBD, Paul Limburg, webinar

March 12th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

By Margaret Shepard

IMG_0398March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Sunanda Kane, M.D., and colleagues dressed up in blue last week for "Wear Blue Day' and colon cancer awareness.

Colorectal Cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.. Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Paul J. Limburg, M.D. will discuss the latest information on colon cancer prevention and screening methods during an educational webinar on March 25th, at Noon CT. A live question and answer session will follow his presentation. Sign up to ask questions and to receive email reminders.

Tags: cancer, colon cancer, Sunanda Kane

March 6th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By Margaret Shepard

Michael Picco, M.D., shares information about a commonly misdiagnosed disorder - Inflammatory Bowel Disease - and what new options are available for patients.

To learn more about IBD, visit

Dr. Picco is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic.

Tags: IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, Michael Picco

February 27th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Elderly On-Set IBD Patients and Corticosteroids

By Margaret Shepard

Edward Loftus Jr., M. D., discusses a recently published article in The American Journal of Gastroenterology that looks at older, on-set inflammatory bowel disease patients with evidence of serious infections.

The study concludes that elderly patients with IBD that take corticosteroids are two to three times more likely to develop an infection that is serious enough to require hospitalization.

For more information about IBD, visit

Dr. Loftus is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic.

Tags: American Journal of Gastroenterology, corticosteroid, Edward Loftus, IBD

February 20th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Treatment of Crohn's Disease

By Margaret Shepard

Laura Raffals, M.D., discusses treatment options available to patients with Crohn's disease.

For more information about IBD, visit

Dr. Raffals is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Tags: Crohn's disease, IBD, Laura Raffals, treatment

February 13th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Latest Gastroenterology Innovations

By Margaret Shepard

The past few years have been important ones for advances in gastroenterology medicine. Among the many new developments are minimally invasive surgical techniques, simpler diagnostic tests and medications with fewer side effects and higher success rates.

Read about some of the exciting GI innovations of the past year.

Content originally posted on

Tags: Gastroenterology, GI, IBD, innovations, Vedolizumab

February 6th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Management of Refractory IBD

By Margaret Shepard

A majority of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) fail to respond, have an inadequate response or lose response to standard medical therapies. Although some patients may be truly refractory to medical treatment, in others, symptoms may be unrelated to the underlying IBD, according to Edward V. Loftus Jr. M.D., director of the IBD clinic at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

Read more from Dr. Loftus about how to manage refractory IBD in the latest Digestive Diseases Update.

For more information on IBD, visit

Dr. Loftus is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic.

Originally posted on

Tags: Digestive Diseases Update, Edward Loftus, IBD, refractory IBD

January 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Symptoms and Diagnosis of IBD

By Margaret Shepard

How is inflammatory bowel disease diagnosed? What are symptoms? William Faubion, M.D., discusses symptoms and diagnosis of IBD.

For more information about IBD, visit

Dr. Faubion is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in pediatric and adult inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Tags: diagnosis, IBD, symptoms, William Faubion

Load More