Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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June 19, 2015

The Safety of Therapeutic Drugs in Male IBD Patients Wishing to Conceive

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Sunanda Kane, M.D., discusses a recent study in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics about how male infertility can be impacted  with therapeutic drugs used to treat inflammatory bowel disease. Specifically, Dr. Kane focuses on the effects of azathioprine, sulfasalazine, and methotrexate. Azathioprine is used to induce remission in patients with chronic IBD. Follow-up data to a pilot […]

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Tags: Azathioprine, IBD, male infertility, methotrexate, sulfasalazine, Sunanda Kane

January 22, 2014

Early Azathioprine Therapy Did Not Lead to Crohn’s Disease Remission

By brentwestra brentwestra

Two recent studies published in Gastroenterology have found that early administration of azathioprine in Crohn’s disease (CD) patients was no more effective than standard care or placebo for achieving sustained corticosterioid-free remission. Despite these findings, Daisy Batista, M.D., and other gastroenterologists believe there is still a role for azathioprine use in the management of Crohn’s disease. […]

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Tags: Azathioprine, Daisy Batista, Gastroenterology

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