Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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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


May 29, 2014

The Disease Course of Early-onset IBD

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Michael Stephens, M. D., discusses a recently published article in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases about the course of early-onset pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Children with IBD need to be treated differently than adults, and doctors need to understand why IBD behaves differently in children than adults to develop better treatments.   A group of 14 Italian pediatric IBD […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, early onset IBD, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Journal, Michael Stephens, pediatrics, ulcerative colitis


May 23, 2014

Infliximab Therapy for Pediatric IBD Patients

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Jeanne Tung, M. D., discusses a recent article published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases about long-term infliximab, also known as Remicade, use for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Remicade was approved for Crohn’s disease in 1997 and ulcerative colitis is 2005. This study is important because many parents want to know how long their child will […]

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Tags: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Journal, infliximab, Jeanne Tung, pediatric Crohn's disease, pediatrics, ulcerative colitis


March 26, 2014

Crohn’s Disease Strictures

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

David Bruining, M. D., discusses a recent study published in the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases journal about Crohn’s disease strictures. The study results highlight a move toward noninvasive or non-surgical approaches for Crohn’s disease patients. Crohn’s disease initially begins as an inflammatory process. For many patients, it grows to be fibrostenotic disease manifesting in strictures. Endoscopic dilatation […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, David Bruining, endoscopic dilatation, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Journal, noninvasive surgery, strictures


March 20, 2014

Targeting Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis Patients

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Sunanda Kane, M. D., discusses a recent study published in the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases journal about the feasibility of endoscopic assessment and targeting treatment for ulcerative colitis patients. Patients with ulcerative colitis usually end up on medications like Humira or Remicade and wonder if the medications are doing any good. Researchers at the University of […]

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Tags: endoscopy, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Journal, Sunanda Kane, ulcerative colitis


March 12, 2014

IBD and Hepatitis A

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Doctors are starting to learn which vaccines patients with IBD may have lost response and protection to and which vaccines patients with IBD need a booster shot for. Jeanne Tung, M.D., discusses a recent study published in the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Journal focusing on the hepatitis A vaccine and inflammatory bowel diseases. Hepatitis A is a virus passed through […]

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Tags: Hepatitis A, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Journal, Jeanne Tung, vaccines


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