Peter Higgins, MD, PhD, University of Michigan Health System, talked about how patients these days are often answering their own nutritional questions on the "Wild Wild West" of the Internet, so it's up to the experts to provide thorough answers to assuage their concerns.
At the 2015 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (AIBD) meeting in Orlando, Florida, Peter Higgins, MD, PhD, the University of Michigan Health System shared his insight about the importance and value of careful nutritional guidance for IBD patients.
Itâ€™s been suggested that probiotics can help prevent relapses in ulcerative colitis, but a new analysis presented in a poster session at the 2015 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases conference (AIBD 2015) in Orlando, Florida argues that thatâ€™s not the case.
Measures in place to limit systemic steroid use for patients with inflammatory bowel disease are not as effective as they need to be. They should be replaced by a two-part model to examine drug utilization patterns that would separately consider factors associated with initiation and duration of therapy.
Hospitalization and mortality is more likely in elderly patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) when compared to their younger counterparts. With 5-aminosalicylates (5-ASA) and corticosteroids becoming more popular in this age group, itâ€™s not clear how they affect patients in the long run.
Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh discussed at the 2015 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (AIBD) how to continue the conversation and implement methods to treat the burgeoning concern of opioid dependence among pediatric IBD patients.
Study results show that patients with ulcerative colitis who undergo hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) had higher rates of opportunistic infections and inpatient mortality compared to transplant patients who did not have UC.