Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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February 27, 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


June 13, 2014

Corticosteroid Use in IBD Patients

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Edward Loftus Jr., M.D., discusses a recent article published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases about early corticosteroid use in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. The results show that heavy, early use of corticosteroids is a strong predictor of disease severity. The study took place in Manitoba, Canada and used the provincial administrative health claims data. The […]

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Tags: Canada, corticosteroid, Crohn's disease, Edward Loftus, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Journal, steroid, ulcerative colitis


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