Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Items Tagged ‘William Tremaine’

January 27th, 2016

Higher Risk for Pneumococcal Disease in IBD Patients

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Dr. William Tremaine discusses a recent study published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, that aimed to determine the risk of pneumococcal disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), compared with the general population, and how IBD medications may affect this risk, or whether the risk varies before or after IBD diagnosis. Researchers from […]

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Tags: American Journal of Gastroenterology, IBD, pneumococcal disease, vaccinations, William Tremaine


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


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