Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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March 26th, 2016

Biologic Drugs – Are They Safe to Use During Pregnancy?

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

One of the major medical therapies used to treat chronic inflammatory conditions such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, or psoriasis are anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents. These include, but are not limited to drugs like Remicade, Simponi, Humira and Cimzia. Women who are pregnant, and taking these medications are always concerned about […]

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Tags: Anti-TNF agents, Cimzia, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Crohn's disease, Humira, IBD, pregnancy, psoriasis, Remicade, rheumatoid arthritis, Simponi, Sunanda Kane


November 21st, 2015

Interval Colorectal Cancer Low with Surveillance Colonoscopy

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Surveillance is recommended for patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), as they have an increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). According to recent study data, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the incidence of interval colorectal cancers, (cancers occurring between scheduled surveillance colonoscopies), is low in patients undergoing regular surveillance colonoscopy. Dr. John Kisiel, M.D., explains how current […]

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Tags: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, dysplasia, IBD, interval colorectal cancer, John Kisiel, surveillance colonoscopy


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


April 30th, 2015

Infliximab for Patients with Severe Ulcerative Colitis

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Jeanne Tung, M.D., discusses infliximab for patients with severe ulcerative colitis. Specifically, Dr. Tung focuses on a recent study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology that studied using an accelerated schedule compared to the usual dosing schedule of 6 weeks. Infliximab, otherwise known as Remicade, was approved for Crohn’s disease in 1997. Clinical trials demonstrated it […]

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Tags: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, IBD, infliximab, Jeanne Tung, Remicade, ulcerative colitis


November 14th, 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. 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 with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. […]

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Tags: cervical abnormalities, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, IBD, Sunanda Kane


August 8th, 2014

Mesalamine Dose May Lower Marker of Bowel Inflammation

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Edward Loftus Jr., M. D., discusses a recent article published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology looking at the ability of a drug to drive down calprotectin, a marker of bowel inflammation, in ulcerative colitis patients. This protein can be measured in stool, which gives physicians a proxy of how much inflammation is occurring in the bowel. […]

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Tags: bowel inflammation, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Edward Loftus, mesalamine, ulcerative colitis


July 17th, 2014

Treat-to-Target Therapy in Crohn’s Disease Patients

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Do have Crohn’s disease and are wondering if your treatment therapy is working? Sunanda Kane, M.D., discusses a recently published article in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology about treating to target Crohn’s disease.   The researchers, from the University of California at San Diego, previously published a paper on treating-to-target ulcerative colitis. Treating for intestinal healing is […]

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Tags: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Crohn's disease, Sunanda Kane


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