Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Items Tagged ‘Digestive Diseases Update’

July 3, 2015

Genome Sequencing Plays Increasing Role in Pediatric IBD

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Over the past two decades, researchers have been better able to understand the role of genetics in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). At Mayo Clinic, a unique collaboration between pediatric gastroenterology and the Center for Individualized Medicine (CIM) offers young patients the opportunity for deep sequencing of DNA, and in most cases exome sequencing to try […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Digestive Diseases Update, genetics, IBD, Michael C. Stephens


February 6, 2015

Management of Refractory IBD

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

A majority of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) fail to respond, have an inadequate response or lose response to standard medical therapies. Although some patients may be truly refractory to medical treatment, in others, symptoms may be unrelated to the underlying IBD, according to Edward V. Loftus Jr. M.D., director of the IBD clinic […]

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Tags: Digestive Diseases Update, Edward Loftus, IBD, refractory IBD


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