Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Items Tagged ‘pediatric Crohn’s disease’

July 24, 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 27, 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


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


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


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