Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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December 24, 2014

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Anti-TNF Therapy

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Therapeutic drug monitoring is now extending to newer biologics, including TNF inhibitors such as infliximab, a chimeric monoclonal antibody, and adalimumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody. Although these drugs have improved outcomes for some refractory patients, they have been unsatisfactory for others. Edward V. Loftus Jr., M.D., comments on the effectiveness of therapeutic drug monitoring […]

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Tags: Anti-TNF agents, drug therapy, Edward Loftus, IBD, therapeutic drug monitoring

July 24, 2014

Anti-TNF Therapy and Remission in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Jeanne Tung, M.D., discusses a recently published article in Pediatrics about anti-TNF drug therapy and remission rates in pediatric Crohn’s disease. This study was conducting using the ImproveCareNow database.   The ImproveCareNow registry was started in 2006 with the idea of improving care in pediatric GI centers. Mayo Clinic joined ImproveCareNow in 2011 and there are now […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, drug therapy, Improve Care Now, Jeanne Tung, pediatric Crohn's disease, pediatrics, remission

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