Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

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 mayoclinic.org/IBD.

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 mayoclinic.org.

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 mayoclinic.org/IBD.

Dr. Loftus is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic.

Originally posted on mayoclinic.org.

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 mayoclinic.org/IBD.

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

Tags: diagnosis, IBD, symptoms, William Faubion

January 23rd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Stay Up-To-Date on IBD Research

By Margaret Shepard

Are you wondering how the latest research in inflammatory bowel disease might impact your treatment? Stay up-to-date and hear from Mayo Clinic doctors on how current research will impact the diagnoses and treatment your IBD by watching the IBD YouTube playlist.

For more information about IBD, visit mayoclinic.org/IBD.

Tags: Crohn's disease, IBD, ulcerative colitis

January 16th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

IBD and Pneumonia

By Margaret Shepard

Edward Loftus Jr., M.D., discusses a study published in American Journal of Gastroenterology that found patients with inflammatory bowel disease were at an increased risk of pneumonia. In addition, Dr. Loftus also discusses the patient implications brought about by the study findings.

For more information about IBD, visit mayoclinic.org/ibd.

Edward Loftus Jr., M.D., is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the care and evaluation of patients with IBD.

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

January 9th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

IBD and Impact on School Experience

By Margaret Shepard

As school starts back up after winter break, Jeanne Tung, M.D., lists helpful tips for children to minimize their condition's impact on their school experience.

For more information about IBD, visit mayoclinic.org/ibd.

Dr. Tung is a a pediatric gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the care and evaluation of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Tags: IBD, Jeanne Tung, pediatric care, tips

January 2nd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis?

By Margaret Shepard

Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases that share many symptoms: stomach pain, cramping, the need to always be near a bathroom. The two conditions may seem similar, but in truth, they're quite different and require different treatments. And because they can often be tricky to tell apart, some patients suffer symptoms for years before they find relief.

For more information on IBD, visit mayoclinic.org/ibd.

Tags: Crohn's disease, IBD, ulcerative colitis

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