Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Items Tagged ‘remission’

October 29, 2015

Relapse Rates High in IBD Patients Who Stop Treatment

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, are chronic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract which require long term treatment to achieve remission, and to prevent relapses. While current therapies are effective, many concerns exist regarding their long term use. Recently, a new area of research has emerged, namely, the question of the optimal duration […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, Gastroenterology, IBD, relapse, remission, treatment, ulcerative colitis, William Tremaine

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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