Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Items Tagged ‘IBD’

February 29, 2016

Another Reason for Teens to Eat Their Vegetables

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Both Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) present day-to-day as well as long-term challenges for the adolescent patient. Based upon a study, published in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Dr. Laura Raffals offers insights into the association between teenagers’ diet and the risk of developing IBD. Researchers categorized the diet into two groups: Prudent […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, diet, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Laura Raffals, teenagers, ulcerative colitis


February 5, 2016

Are Fecal Transplants Effective in Children with IBD?

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the leading cause of nosocomial diarrhea and is increasing in prevalence both in adult and paediatric populations. Moreover, those with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at increased risk of CDI. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is an effective treatment for recurrent CDI, but little data is available regarding the effectiveness and associated microbiome […]

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Tags: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), fecal microbiome, fecal transplant, IBD, Mark Bartlett


January 27, 2016

Higher Risk for Pneumococcal Disease in IBD Patients

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Dr. William Tremaine discusses a recent study published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, that aimed to determine the risk of pneumococcal disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), compared with the general population, and how IBD medications may affect this risk, or whether the risk varies before or after IBD diagnosis. Researchers from […]

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Tags: American Journal of Gastroenterology, IBD, pneumococcal disease, vaccinations, William Tremaine


December 29, 2015

Specific Carbohydrate Diet for Pediatric IBD

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Dietary intervention such as the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD), initially used to treat celiac disease, has been effective in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as well. Dr. Jeanne Tung, M.D., discusses a study, published in the journal Nutrition, where pediatric gastroenterologists at Seattle Children’s Hospital looked back at their patients who had tried the […]

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Tags: diet, fecal microbiome, IBD, Jeanne Tung, nutrition, Specific Carbohydrate Diet


December 20, 2015

Pregnancy Concerns in Women With IBD

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at increased risk for adverse birth outcomes such as preterm delivery and small for gestational age (SGA) infants, and most recognized cases have underlying placental causes. Dr. Sunanda Kane, M.D., discusses a study, published in Annals of Gastroenterology that examined whether women with IBD have a higher rate of […]

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Tags: Annals of Gastroenterology, Crohn's disease, IBD, placental inflammation, pregnancy, Sunanda Kane, ulcerative colitis


December 13, 2015

New Gene Variants May Contribute to Very Early Onset IBD

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Major advances in understanding the genetic contribution to the development of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) have been achieved in the last decade. However, these studies were performed primarily in adults and in children 10 years of age and older, and did not include children with very early-onset IBD (VEO-IBD), diagnosed at younger than 5 years of age. […]

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Tags: Gastroenterology, genome-wide association studies, IBD, Konstantinos Papdakis, VEO-IBD


December 4, 2015

Faecal Testing and IBD

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), mainly consisting of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are lifelong intestinal disorders, and disease flares are often unpredictable and significantly affect the patient’s quality of life. Sunanda Kane, M.D., discusses stool tests for pediatric and adult patients with inflammatory bowel disease, focusing  on two proteins that may help identify active inflammation. Read […]

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Tags: IBD, protein, stool testing, Sunanda Kane


December 3, 2015

Symptoms and Diagnosis of IBD

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

How is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) diagnosed? What are the symptoms? William Faubion, M.D., discusses these questions.   For more information about IBD, visit mayoclinic.org/IBD. Dr. Faubion is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in pediatric and adult inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Tags: diagnosis, IBD, symptoms, William Faubion


December 1, 2015

CCFA Awareness Week: Dec.1-7, 2015

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be difficult, but the right resources and support can make day to day living much easier. The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. In an effort to raise awareness and support […]

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Tags: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), Crohn's disease, IBD, Jeanne Tung, ulcerative colitis


November 21, 2015

Interval Colorectal Cancer Low with Surveillance Colonoscopy

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Surveillance is recommended for patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), as they have an increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). According to recent study data, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the incidence of interval colorectal cancers, (cancers occurring between scheduled surveillance colonoscopies), is low in patients undergoing regular surveillance colonoscopy. Dr. John Kisiel, M.D., explains how current […]

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Tags: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, dysplasia, IBD, interval colorectal cancer, John Kisiel, surveillance colonoscopy


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