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

March 5, 2014

Methotrexate and Liver Toxicity

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Michael Stephens, M. D., discusses a recent study published in the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Journal about the drug methotrexate and the possibility of liver toxicity. This project was done in Toronto, Canada at the Hospital for Sick Children. Methotrexate is an immune modulating drug used to treat inflammatory bowel diseases, particularly Crohn’s disease. One of the […]

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Tags: IBD, liver irritation, methotrexate, Michael Stephens

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