Addressing Current Treatment Gaps in Pediatric and Adult IBD
Current treatment limitations in inflammatory bowel disease and the rationale for earlier initiation and use of newer therapies to manage pediatric and adult patients.
Therapies Under Investigation to Treat IBD
Drs Marla Dubinsky and Stephen B. Hanauer react to newer therapies currently being explored for inflammatory bowel disease and discuss where each may fit into future therapeutic algorithms.
Vedolizumab Vs Adalimumab for Ulcerative Colitis
The significance of conducting future head-to-head trials of therapies used to treat inflammatory bowel disease and implications for treating ulcerative colitis (UC) with vedolizumab based on recent data demonstrated when the drug was tested in a first-ever head-to-head biologic clinical study in UC.
Ustekimumab for IBD: Long-Term Safety and Efficacy Data
The rationale for treating inflammatory bowel disease with ustekimumab based on more recent safety and efficacy data demonstrated by a trial that followed patients for up to 5 years.
Assessing Treatment Response in IBD
Clinical end points that practitioners should consider to help guide therapeutic decisions when caring for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Mucosal Healing as an Endpoint in IBD
Considerations for using mucosal healing as an endpoint when assessing disease activity and remission in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
The Treat-To-Target Approach in IBD
Dr Marla Dubinsky describes the rationale for using a treat-to-target approach when managing patients with inflammatory bowel disease and explains how she establishes goals of therapy for her patients.
Biologic Therapies for the Treatment of IBD
Marla Dubinsky, MD, highlights currently available biologic therapies used to treat inflammatory bowel disease and describes where each option best fits into the therapeutic landscape.
Treating IBD: Induction Vs Maintenance and Combination Therapies
Drs Marla Dubinsky and Stephen B. Hanauer discuss their treatment approaches for inflammatory bowel disease, highlighting the rationale for induction therapy versus maintenance therapy and considerations for using combination therapies.
Differentiating Between Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis
Best practices for distinguishing between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis when assessing patients who present with symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease and counseling patients and loved ones on treatment selection and goals.
Treatment Selection for IBD: Important Considerations
An overview of standard treatment approaches approved to treat inflammatory bowel disease and recommendations for appropriately selecting therapy based on the disease’s clinical presentation.
Best Approaches to Classifying IBD
Important factors to consider when classifying patients’ risk status during the diagnosis of an inflammatory bowel disease and the impact of risk assessment as it relates to treatment selection based on the current therapeutic algorithm.
IBD: Clinical Manifestations and an Accurate Diagnosis
Common organs impacted by inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and recommendations for assessing disease severity when diagnosing patients.
Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult IBD
Marla Dubinsky, MD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, describes the progressive nature and differences in the presentation of inflammatory bowel disease symptoms in pediatric and adult patients.
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