Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Fri, Feb 10 8:56pm · FDA Approves Biosimilar to Humira

The FDA recently approved a biosimilar (trade name, Amjevita) to Humira (adalimumab). A biosimilar is a biological product that is highly similar to the originator drug, and has no clinical differences in terms of safety and effectiveness. Dr. Edward Loftus , M.D., talks about the potential of this drug to offer [...]

May 13, 2016 · CCFA to Study Impact of Specific Diets on Crohn's Disease

One of the first questions that people diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have is, "What can I eat, and will changing my diet help with the symptoms or even cure my disease?"  The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) has been given $2.5 million to investigate the value [...]

May 13, 2016

For more information about CCFA Partners or to enroll, visit you could go to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's home page too: [...]

May 13, 2016

You could view the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America's homepage: Or For more information about CCFA Partners or to enroll, visit [...]

May 13, 2016 · IBD or IBS - That is the Question

Many people are confused between two distinct gastrointestinal disorders: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Jean Fox, M.D., gives us a primer on the key differences, and similarities, between IBD and IBS. For more information about IBD and, visit [...]

May 13, 2016

"We cannot give medical advice over the Internet but suffice it to say that patients who need anti coagulation for cardiac issues are prescribed these and just more closely monitored."--Dr. Sunanda Kane, M.D. [...]

May 6, 2016 · FDA Approves of Biosimilar to Infliximab

The FDA recently approved of a biosimilar (CT-P13) to infliximab, which is used for treating IBD patients, as well as patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and plaque psoriasis. The new drug would be the first biosimilar monoclonal antibody approved in the [...]

May 6, 2016 · Can Oral Contraceptives Worsen Crohn's Disease?

A new study, published in Gastroenterology, suggests that long-term use of combination oral contraceptives may increase the risk for surgery among women with established Crohn’s disease. The research team evaluated the association between oral contraceptives and risk for Crohn’s disease complications, including need for surgery and steroid [...]

May 3, 2016 · Vedolizumab Safe for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Vedolizumab (proposed trade name Entyvio), was developed as a treatment for patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn's disease (CD), who have failed at least one conventional therapy, including tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists. Dr. Edward Loftus, M.D., reviews a recent study [...]

Apr 6, 2016 · Can You Teach a Teen New Tricks?

These days, everyone seems to have a coach. Here, Dr. Jeanne Tung, M.D., talks about problem solving coaching by telephone for teenagers with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We know that successfully taking medications for IBD is critical in inducing and maintaining remission. However, studies have [...]
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