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February 6, 2015

Management of Refractory IBD

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

A majority of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) fail to respond, have an inadequate response or lose response to standard medical therapies. Although some patients may be truly refractory to medical treatment, in others, symptoms may be unrelated to the underlying IBD, according to Edward V. Loftus Jr. M.D., director of the IBD clinic at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

Read more from Dr. Loftus about how to manage refractory IBD in the latest Digestive Diseases Update.

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Dr. Loftus is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic.

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