Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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April 23, 2015

Cognitive Function in Pediatric IBD Patients

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Jeanne Tung, M.D., discusses two studies presented at the Advances in IBD conference. The studies focus on the brain and cognitive function of pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In the first study, 12 preteens and young teenagers with Crohn’s disease had MRI scans of their brain. All of the patients were on steroids […]

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Tags: cognitive function, IBD, Jeanne Tung, pediatrics


September 12, 2014

Pediatric IBD Prevalence

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Jeanne Tung, M.D., discusses a recently published article in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition about the prevalence of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).   The researchers from Manitoba, Canada were interested in seeing if more children were developing IBD over time. In Manitoba, all children with IBD are seen at the children’s hospital […]

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Tags: IBD, Jeanne Tung, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, pediatrics


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


May 29, 2014

The Disease Course of Early-onset IBD

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Michael Stephens, M. D., discusses a recently published article in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases about the course of early-onset pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Children with IBD need to be treated differently than adults, and doctors need to understand why IBD behaves differently in children than adults to develop better treatments.   A group of 14 Italian pediatric IBD […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, early onset IBD, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Journal, Michael Stephens, pediatrics, ulcerative colitis


May 23, 2014

Infliximab Therapy for Pediatric IBD Patients

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Jeanne Tung, M. D., discusses a recent article published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases about long-term infliximab, also known as Remicade, use for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Remicade was approved for Crohn’s disease in 1997 and ulcerative colitis is 2005. This study is important because many parents want to know how long their child will […]

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Tags: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Journal, infliximab, Jeanne Tung, pediatric Crohn's disease, pediatrics, ulcerative colitis


April 24, 2014

Meet Emma: The App that Hopes to Keep Young IBD Patients on Track

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Educating and providing resources are important parts of pediatric care. About 25% of people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are diagnosed before the age of 18. Providing pediatric patients with resources and information to transition them into independent management of their disease is a difficult task with no guides for the transitional process. Researchers at Mayo […]

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Tags: Emma, IBD, iPad app, Jeanne Tung, pediatric care, pediatrics, technology, University of Oklahoma


April 17, 2014

Effectiveness of Early Drug Therapy in Children with Crohn’s Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Michael Stephens, M. D., discusses a recent article published in Gastroenterology about the effectiveness of early drug therapy in children with Crohn’s disease. The research project is part of a larger project initiated by PROKIIDS. This research project looks at 1,800 children, 1,200 with Crohn’s disease. All of the patients are being followed from the […]

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Tags: AGA, CCFA, Crohn's disease, Gastroenterology, IBD, Michael Stephens, pediatrics


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