Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Jan 30, 2015

Symptoms and Diagnosis of IBD

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
How is inflammatory bowel disease diagnosed? What are symptoms? William Faubion, M.D., discusses symptoms and diagnosis of IBD. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCicq1TX7Z4 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).
Jan 23, 2015

Stay Up-To-Date on IBD Research

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
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. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSWR1ylG_6JZOosuXkGWpPPueLBy-txJy For more information about IBD, visit mayoclinic.org/IBD.
Jan 16, 2015

IBD and Pneumonia

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYRT5TzmiDk For more information about IBD, visit mayoclinic.org/ibd. Edward [...]
Jan 9, 2015

IBD and Impact on School Experience

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH-MWeRMRIw 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 [...]
Jan 2, 2015

Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis?

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
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, [...]
Dec 24, 2014

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Anti-TNF Therapy

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Therapeutic drug monitoring is now extending to newer biologics, including TNF inhibitors such as infliximab, a chimeric monoclonal antibody, and adalimumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody. Although these drugs have improved outcomes for some refractory patients, they have been unsatisfactory for others. Edward V. Loftus Jr., M.D., comments on the [...]
Dec 18, 2014

Vedolizumab Is Better for Ulcerative Colitis Than Crohn's Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
In December 2013, two Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committees voted in favor of recommending vedolizumab for treatment of both types of inflammatory bowel disease. A theoretical concern about vedolizumab is the risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a potentially fatal brain infection associated with vedolizumab's parent molecule, natalizumab [...]
Dec 12, 2014

Small Bowel Imaging and Crohn's Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Advances in small bowel imaging over the past decade have transformed the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease. New modalities such as CT and MR enterography, CT and MR enteroclysis, capsule endoscopy (CE), and balloon-assisted endoscopy (BAE) have become essential for evaluating the extent and severity of Crohn's disease (CD) [...]
Dec 5, 2014

IBD Biobank

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
In 2013, Mayo Clinic instituted an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) serum biobank involving Mayo campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic Health System. The goal was to use serologic samples from patients with diagnosed ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn's disease (CD) to advance biomarker research that might [...]
Nov 24, 2014

The Natural History of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis in Olmsted County

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Edward Loftus Jr., M.D., discusses the the epidemiology and natural history of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in Olmsted County during Grand Rounds presented by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Watch the video on the Medical Professionals Video Center. For more information about IBD, visit mayoclinic.org/ibd. Dr. Loftus is a gastroenterologist at [...]
Nov 19, 2014

Diet and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Edward Loftus Jr., M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses the topic of using nutrition in the setting of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), dietary changes that may help patients with IBD, and the difficulty of proving whether or not specific diets are helpful in treating IBD.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H_ZiOYTrcc For more [...]
Nov 14, 2014

IBD and Cervical Abnormalities

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Sunanda Kane, M.D., discusses a recently published study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology about cervical abnormalities in women with inflammatory bowel disease. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIxY5asDvEo Data in the past has suggested women with IBD have an increased risk for cervical abnormalities found on pap smears. This is due to the immunosuppressants used to treat patients [...]
Nov 7, 2014

Management of IBD in Pregnancy

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Sunanda Kane, M.D., discusses the management of inflammatory bowel disease and pregnancy during Grand Rounds. She provides an update about recent research in IBD and pregnancy. Watch the video on the Medical Professionals Video Center. For more information about IBD, visit mayoclinic.org/ibd. Dr. Kane is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic.
Oct 31, 2014

Patient Story: Scott Hennen on Ulcerative Colitis and Mayo Clinic

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Story originally posted on Sharing Mayo Clinic. Scott Hennen, a radio talk show host from Fargo, ND, had surgery at Mayo Clinic to remove his colon, which had developed several sites with precancerous cells related to his ulcerative colitis, which was first diagnosed in 1997. Scott had previously described his [...]
Oct 24, 2014

Ann Strom's Patient Story

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Originally posted on Sharing Mayo Clinic. As a 14-year-old, Ann Strom understandably had knots in her stomach about starting her freshman year of high school. These knots, however, did not go away. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyi2ctvFH68 Following several weeks of abdominal pain, Strom and her parents began to suspect that her upset stomach [...]
Oct 15, 2014

Proactive Monitoring

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Edward Loftus Jr., M. D., discusses a recently published article in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases that looks at proactive Infliximab drug monitoring in patients. Infliximab treats Crohn's diseases and more recently, ulcerative colitis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z6BySFLh-A The recently published paper looks at proactive monitoring, instead of reactive monitoring which physicians have been doing. A physician [...]
Oct 9, 2014

Crohn’s Disease and Remission with Vedolizumab

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Edward Loftus Jr., M. D., discusses a recent article published in Gastroenterology looking at how well vedolizumab works with Crohn’s disease patients who have already been on an anti-TNF agent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ1hppMNyTQ   The study specifically examined the question of how well vedolizumab in patients with Crohn's disease who have already [...]
Oct 3, 2014

Fecal Transplants and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Darrell Pardi M. D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses the role of fecal transplants in the management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrBG2Uhwk3Q Fecal transplant involves taking healthy bacteria from normal patients and putting it in the colon of patients with diseases like IBD. There's good evidence that fecal transplant [...]
Sep 25, 2014

Patient Story: Crohn's Disease and Pregnancy

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
When I walked into Dr. Sunanda Kane’s office at Mayo Clinic, I was crying. I had been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease not long before, and I was devastated by the news. I know some people who have Crohn’s, and they were not doing well. I had one baby and knew I wanted to have [...]
Sep 19, 2014

New or Recurrent Cancer in IBD Patients

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
John Kisiel, M.D., discusses a recently published article in Gut about risk of cancer in patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and a previous history of cancer on immunosuppressive therapy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF8euyFA7ko Researchers know that patients on immunosuppressants do have an increased risk of developing cancer. This risk appears to [...]
Sep 12, 2014

Pediatric IBD Prevalence

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Jeanne Tung, M.D., discusses a recently published article in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition about the prevalence of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4AiCYluHFc   The researchers from Manitoba, Canada were interested in seeing if more children were developing IBD over time. In Manitoba, all children with IBD [...]
Sep 4, 2014

Anti-TNF Agents for Crohn’s Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Sunanda Kane, M.D., discusses a recently published study in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics about the superiority of anti-TNF agents for Crohn’s disease. http://youtu.be/sJLXZQ-FBvo?list=PLSWR1ylG_6JZOosuXkGWpPPueLBy-txJy   Patients are interested in knowing if one anti-TNF agent is better than the others. Researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a study using statistical methods from previous [...]
Aug 29, 2014

Predicting Remission After Adalimumab Dose Optimization

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Edward Loftus Jr., M. D., discusses a recent article published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology looking at patients on the standard dose of adalimumab, also known as Humira,  who were not doing well. The study focused on dose optimization and predicting remission in patients. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5kBIti6RRc   This French study [...]
Aug 22, 2014

Serrated Epithelial Changes

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
John Kisiel, M.D., discusses a recently published article in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics about serrated epithelial changes in patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ec1ujsj7dg   Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are at an increased risk for colorectal cancer. The risk is increased by how long patients have had [...]
Aug 15, 2014

Stool Testing and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Sunanda Kane, M.D., discusses noninvasive test options for identifying if someone has inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2QjCOx9Fm4   It's common knowledge that one of the symptoms of IBD is diarrhea. Before having a colonscopy, it's prudent to think of other noninvasive tests that may be helpful in figuring out whether a [...]
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