Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Discussing the latest advances in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

Items Tagged ‘clinical trials’

December 18, 2014

Vedolizumab Is Better for Ulcerative Colitis Than Crohn’s Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

In December 2013, two Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committees voted in favor of recommending vedolizumab for treatment of both types of inflammatory bowel disease. A theoretical concern about vedolizumab is the risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a potentially fatal brain infection associated with vedolizumab’s parent molecule, natalizumab (Tysabri), which is approved for […]

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Tags: clinical trials, Crohn's disease, Edward Loftus, IBD, ulcerative colitis, Vedolizumab


June 19, 2014

Clinical Trials and IBD

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Have you ever thought about joining a clinical trial? Many patients have benefited from participating in clinical trials. Edward Loftus Jr., M. D., discusses the pros and cons of entering a clinical trial for new drugs for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). What are the pros? Might get access to a drug years before […]

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Tags: clinical trials, Edward Loftus, IBD


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