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August 7, 2015

Therapeutic Management of Children with Very Early-Onset Bowel Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Once a medical rarity in children, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasingly common in kids today. Patients who are diagnosed with this disease at a very young age, sometimes less than 6 years old, have what is known as very early-onset IBD (VEO-IBD). Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Michael Stephens M.D., discusses a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics, that […]

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Tags: genetic testing, IBD, immune system, Michael Stephens, The Journal of Pediatrics, VEO-IBD


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


April 17, 2014

Effectiveness of Early Drug Therapy in Children with Crohn’s Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Michael Stephens, M. D., discusses a recent article published in Gastroenterology about the effectiveness of early drug therapy in children with Crohn’s disease. The research project is part of a larger project initiated by PROKIIDS. This research project looks at 1,800 children, 1,200 with Crohn’s disease. All of the patients are being followed from the […]

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Tags: AGA, CCFA, Crohn's disease, Gastroenterology, IBD, Michael Stephens, pediatrics


April 3, 2014

Gut Bacteria and Early Pediatric Crohn’s Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Michael Stephens, M. D., discusses a recent study published in Cell Host Microbe about pediatric Crohn’s disease. The study looks at the microbiome in children with Crohn’s disease compared to healthy children. Researchers and doctors believe there is a dysfunctional interface with the types of bacteria and other organisms colonizing in the gut of children […]

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Tags: Cell Host Microbe, Crohn's disease, gut bacteria, IBD, Michael Stephens, pediatric Crohn's disease


March 5, 2014

Methotrexate and Liver Toxicity

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Michael Stephens, M. D., discusses a recent study published in the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Journal about the drug methotrexate and the possibility of liver toxicity. This project was done in Toronto, Canada at the Hospital for Sick Children. Methotrexate is an immune modulating drug used to treat inflammatory bowel diseases, particularly Crohn’s disease. One of the […]

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Tags: IBD, liver irritation, methotrexate, Michael Stephens


November 10, 2013

Dramatic Increase in Hospitalization of U.S. Children with IBD

By Brent Westra brentwestra

Michael Stephens, M.D., a pediatric gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the care and evaluation of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), discusses a recent study published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine that found a dramatic increase in the number of hospitalizations for children with IBD during the past decade in the United States. For […]

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Tags: Hospitalization Rates, Journal of Investigative Medicine, Michael Stephens


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