Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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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

June 29, 2015

IBD Patients May Need More Vaccination Counseling

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Jeanne Tung, M.D., talks about why optimizing vaccinations in patients with inflammatory bowel disease seems to be a challenging issue, and emphasizes the benefits of counseling from gastroenterologists and primary care providers. A recent study published in the Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis found that concerns about side effects and vaccine safety were the most common reasons patients […]

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Tags: IBD, immunosuppressants, Jeanne Tung, Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, vaccinations

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