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April 6th, 2016

Can You Teach a Teen New Tricks?

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

These days, everyone seems to have a coach. Here, Dr. Jeanne Tung, M.D., talks about problem solving coaching by telephone for teenagers with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We know that successfully taking medications for IBD is critical in inducing and maintaining remission. However, studies have shown that many teenagers may not be following through with […]

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Tags: coaching, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Jeanne Tung, medication adherence, phone counseling, teenagers


December 29th, 2015

Specific Carbohydrate Diet for Pediatric IBD

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Dietary intervention such as the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD), initially used to treat celiac disease, has been effective in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as well. Dr. Jeanne Tung, M.D., discusses a study, published in the journal Nutrition, where pediatric gastroenterologists at Seattle Children’s Hospital looked back at their patients who had tried the […]

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Tags: diet, fecal microbiome, IBD, Jeanne Tung, nutrition, Specific Carbohydrate Diet


December 1st, 2015

CCFA Awareness Week: Dec.1-7, 2015

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be difficult, but the right resources and support can make day to day living much easier. The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. In an effort to raise awareness and support […]

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Tags: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), Crohn's disease, IBD, Jeanne Tung, ulcerative colitis


June 29th, 2015

IBD Patients May Need More Vaccination Counseling

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Jeanne Tung, M.D., talks about why optimizing vaccinations in patients with inflammatory bowel disease seems to be a challenging issue, and emphasizes the benefits of counseling from gastroenterologists and primary care providers. A recent study published in the Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis found that concerns about side effects and vaccine safety were the most common reasons patients […]

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Tags: IBD, immunosuppressants, Jeanne Tung, Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, vaccinations


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


April 23rd, 2015

Cognitive Function in Pediatric IBD Patients

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Jeanne Tung, M.D., discusses two studies presented at the Advances in IBD conference. The studies focus on the brain and cognitive function of pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In the first study, 12 preteens and young teenagers with Crohn’s disease had MRI scans of their brain. All of the patients were on steroids […]

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Tags: cognitive function, IBD, Jeanne Tung, pediatrics


January 9th, 2015

IBD and Impact on School Experience

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

As school starts back up after winter break, Jeanne Tung, M.D., lists helpful tips for children to minimize their condition’s impact on their school experience. For more information about IBD, visit mayoclinic.org/ibd. Dr. Tung is a a pediatric gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the care and evaluation of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Tags: IBD, Jeanne Tung, pediatric care, tips


September 12th, 2014

Pediatric IBD Prevalence

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Jeanne Tung, M.D., discusses a recently published article in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition about the prevalence of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).   The researchers from Manitoba, Canada were interested in seeing if more children were developing IBD over time. In Manitoba, all children with IBD are seen at the children’s hospital […]

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Tags: IBD, Jeanne Tung, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, pediatrics


July 24th, 2014

Anti-TNF Therapy and Remission in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Jeanne Tung, M.D., discusses a recently published article in Pediatrics about anti-TNF drug therapy and remission rates in pediatric Crohn’s disease. This study was conducting using the ImproveCareNow database.   The ImproveCareNow registry was started in 2006 with the idea of improving care in pediatric GI centers. Mayo Clinic joined ImproveCareNow in 2011 and there are now […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, drug therapy, Improve Care Now, Jeanne Tung, pediatric Crohn's disease, pediatrics, remission


June 27th, 2014

Exclusive Enteral Nutrition and Pediatric Crohn’s Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Jeanne Tung, M.D., a pediatric gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses a recently published article in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics about exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) in pediatric Crohn’s disease. The results show EEN was associated with remission for pediatric Crohn’s disease.   What is EEN? For several weeks to months, a patient drinks formula such as […]

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Tags: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Crohn's disease, EEN, exclusive enteral nutrition, Jeanne Tung, pediatric Crohn's disease


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