Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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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


February 27, 2014

Medication Adherence in Children and Adults

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Sunanda Kane, M. D., discusses recent articles published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Journal about medication adherence for children and adults with ulcerative colitis. The first article focuses on pediatric patients and whether or not parents could predict how much medication their children were taking. This study looked for a correlation between […]

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Tags: adherence, Gastroenterology, IBD, medication adherence, Sunanda Kane, ulcerative colitis


January 31, 2014

Researching Stem Cells in order to treat IBD

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Bill Faubion, M.D., discusses a recent study published in Nature Methods that examined the development of a stem cell line directly from the gut. The study describes an intestinal cell line generated from a mouse that hopes to provide new ways of treating IBD, such as replacing diseased or inflamed tissue with new tissue. Dr. […]

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Tags: Bill Faubion, Nature Methods, stem cells


November 10, 2013

Fecal Transplant in Treatment of IBD

By Brent Westra brentwestra

While fecal transplant is a promising treatment for C. difficile infections, with success rates of over 90%, in 2013, there is currently no clear-cut evidence that fecal transplant works in the treatment of IBD and it should be undertaken only under research protocols. However, Sahil Khanna, M.B.B.S., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing C. difficile infections, […]

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Tags: fecal transplant, Sahil Khanna


November 10, 2013

Using Parasites to Treat IBD

By Brent Westra brentwestra

Note: This post was originally published on Mayo Clinic’s Advancing the Science blog on March 10, 2013 Edward Loftus Jr., M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the care and evaluation of patients with IBD, discusses studies conducted by Joel Weinstock, M.D., that examined the usage of parasites to treat IBD. While some of […]

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Tags: Edward Loftus, Joel Weinstock


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