Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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February 10th, 2017

FDA Approves Biosimilar to Humira

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

The FDA recently approved a biosimilar (trade name, Amjevita) to Humira (adalimumab). A biosimilar is a biological product that is highly similar to the originator drug, and has no clinical differences in terms of safety and effectiveness. Dr. Edward Loftus , M.D., talks about the potential of this drug to offer patients with chronic inflammatory diseases such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis an […]

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Tags: Amjevita, biosimilar, Crohn's disease, Edward Loftus, FDA, Humira, IBD, ulcerative colitis


May 3rd, 2016

Vedolizumab Safe for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Vedolizumab (proposed trade name Entyvio), was developed as a treatment for patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn’s disease (CD), who have failed at least one conventional therapy, including tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists. Dr. Edward Loftus, M.D., reviews a recent study published in the journal Gut, in which researchers reported on […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, Edward Loftus, Entyvio, GUT, IBD, monoclonal antibody, ulcerative colitis, Vedolizumab


March 26th, 2016

Biologic Drugs – Are They Safe to Use During Pregnancy?

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

One of the major medical therapies used to treat chronic inflammatory conditions such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, or psoriasis are anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents. These include, but are not limited to drugs like Remicade, Simponi, Humira and Cimzia. Women who are pregnant, and taking these medications are always concerned about […]

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Tags: Anti-TNF agents, Cimzia, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Crohn's disease, Humira, IBD, pregnancy, psoriasis, Remicade, rheumatoid arthritis, Simponi, Sunanda Kane


March 5th, 2016

Lifestyle and Diet in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Note: This post was originally published on Mayo Clinic News Network  Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which consists of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, can be a frustrating diagnosis to deal with. In general, there is no clear evidence that one trigger alone causes problems. Therefore, there is no particular food, diet or lifestyle that causes, prevents […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, diet, IBD, Mayo Clinic Health System, Sebastian Strobel, ulcerative colitis


February 29th, 2016

Another Reason for Teens to Eat Their Vegetables

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Both Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) present day-to-day as well as long-term challenges for the adolescent patient. Based upon a study, published in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Dr. Laura Raffals offers insights into the association between teenagers’ diet and the risk of developing IBD. Researchers categorized the diet into two groups: Prudent […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, diet, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Laura Raffals, teenagers, ulcerative colitis


December 20th, 2015

Pregnancy Concerns in Women With IBD

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at increased risk for adverse birth outcomes such as preterm delivery and small for gestational age (SGA) infants, and most recognized cases have underlying placental causes. Dr. Sunanda Kane, M.D., discusses a study, published in Annals of Gastroenterology that examined whether women with IBD have a higher rate of […]

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Tags: Annals of Gastroenterology, Crohn's disease, IBD, placental inflammation, pregnancy, Sunanda Kane, ulcerative colitis


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


October 29th, 2015

Relapse Rates High in IBD Patients Who Stop Treatment

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, are chronic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract which require long term treatment to achieve remission, and to prevent relapses. While current therapies are effective, many concerns exist regarding their long term use. Recently, a new area of research has emerged, namely, the question of the optimal duration […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, Gastroenterology, IBD, relapse, remission, treatment, ulcerative colitis, William Tremaine


October 28th, 2015

‘Creeping Fat’ May Contribute to IBD

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

According to new research data, published in Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, intra-abdominal fat cells may play a role in the pathophysiology of inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. David Bruining, M.D., explains the study. Fat accumulation surrounding the inflamed intestine, (also known as ‘creeping fat’ or mesenteric fat), during Crohn’s disease represents a hallmark of the disease. In […]

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Tags: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, creeping fat, Crohn's disease, David Bruining, IBD, Substance P, ulcerative colitis


August 17th, 2015

Fecal Transplants for Ulcerative Colitis?

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

There is currently great interest in treating ulcerative colitis with fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), which involves transplanting gut fecal bacteria from healthy people into patients with ulcerative colitis. Edward Loftus Jr., M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, talks about two newly published studies in Gastroenterology; both studies examined the efficacy of fecal microbiota transplantation in ulcerative colitis, but arrived […]

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Tags: Edward Loftus, fecal transplant, Gastroenterology, IBD, ulcerative colitis


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