Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Items Tagged ‘American Journal of Gastroenterology’

January 27th, 2016

Higher Risk for Pneumococcal Disease in IBD Patients

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Dr. William Tremaine discusses a recent study published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, that aimed to determine the risk of pneumococcal disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), compared with the general population, and how IBD medications may affect this risk, or whether the risk varies before or after IBD diagnosis. Researchers from […]

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Tags: American Journal of Gastroenterology, IBD, pneumococcal disease, vaccinations, William Tremaine


September 25th, 2015

The Success of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in IBD Patients

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

The ability to become pregnant is an issue that many women face, and having inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) certainly adds to the many challenges. Women who undergo colectomy and ileal pouch–anal anastomosis (IPAA or J-pouch) are at an increased risk for infertility due to surgical factors, and often consider using assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization […]

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Tags: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, colectomy, IBD, J-pouch, Sunanda Kane


July 11th, 2015

Surveillance Colonoscopy May Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk in Ulcerative Colitis

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

John Kisiel, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, helps us understand the benefits of surveillance colonoscopy for patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), which can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. In this study, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers report data from the St Mark’s Hospital UC surveillance program, one of the largest and longest-running programs […]

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Tags: American Journal of Gastroenterology, chromoendoscopy, colorectal cancer, dysplasia, high definition white light endoscopy, IBD, John Kisiel, ulcerative colitis


February 27th, 2015

Elderly On-Set IBD Patients and Corticosteroids

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

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 […]

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


January 16th, 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. For more information about IBD, visit mayoclinic.org/ibd. Edward Loftus Jr., M.D., is a gastroenterologist […]

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


August 29th, 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.   This French study looked at patients with either Crohn’s […]

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Tags: adalimumab, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Crohn's disease, Edward Loftus, ulcerative colitis


March 14th, 2014

Diffusion-Weighted MRI

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

David Bruining, M. D., discusses a recent study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology about diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in inflammatory bowel disease. Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is a new method of assessing the small bowel in patients with Crohn’s disease. What’s unique about this study is researchers from France looked at 130 patients with Crohn’s […]

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Tags: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Crohn's disease, David Bruining, diffusion weighted MRI, DWI, IBD, MRI


February 19th, 2014

Medications After Surgery Preventing the Reoccurrence of Crohn’s Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Ed Loftus, M. D., discusses a recent study published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology that examines if medications after surgery can effectively prevent reoccurrence of Crohn’s disease. Many patients find surgery to be beneficial in managing quality of life if they have obstructive symptoms, but many patients will have recurring symptoms. This study took place in Italy […]

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Tags: adalimumab, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Edward Loftus


December 31st, 2013

Heat Waves Linked to IBD Flares

By Brent Westra brentwestra

Edward Loftus Jr., M.D., discusses a recent study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology that found there is an increase in hospitalizations for IBD during heat waves. Dr. Loftus mentions that the most obvious culprit for this increase would be bacteria, which most leading hypotheses suggest plays a role in the generation of inflammation […]

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Tags: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Edward Loftus


December 9th, 2013

Cancer Risk Increased with Crohn’s Disease, but Not Ulcerative Colitis

By Brent Westra brentwestra

John Kisiel, M.D., discusses a recent study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology that concluded patients with Crohn’s disease, but not ulcerative colitis, have an overall excess risk of cancer. Specific cancers include colon, lung, cervical, and lymphoma. Dr. Kisiel also mentions that these findings highlight the increased importance of cancer screening and prevention […]

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Tags: American Journal of Gastroenterology, cancer, John Kisiel


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