Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Q&A with Francisco Sylvester: Early Intervention of IBD Treatment Measures

December 12, 2015

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Francisco Sylvester, MD, UNC School of medicine emphasized the importance of applying study findings to early interventions in treatment.

Q&A with Francisco A. Sylvester: Pediatric Vs. Adult IBD Patients

December 12, 2015

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Francisco A. Sylvester, MD, UNC School of Medicine talked about the different ways in which the care of pediatric IBD differs from adult IBD.

Q&A with Peter Higgins: Why Dialogue about Nutrition is Key for IBD Patients

December 12, 2015

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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.

Q&A with Peter Higgins: How to Implement a Nutrition Program for IBD Patients

December 12, 2015

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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.

Are Probiotics Effective in the Remission of Ulcerative Colitis?

December 11, 2015

Article

It’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 that’s not the case.

IBD Patients Are Taking Steroids for Too Long

December 11, 2015

Article

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.

Medication Use Differs Between Young and Elderly Patients with IBD

December 11, 2015

Article

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, it’s not clear how they affect patients in the long run.

Q&A with Eva Szigethy: Prevent & Treat Opioid Dependence in Pediatric IBD Patients

December 11, 2015

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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.

Patients with Ulcerative Colitis Who Receive a Stem Cell Transplant Are at Higher Risk for Deadly Opportunistic Infections

December 11, 2015

Article

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.

Q&A with Miguel Regueiro: Hot Topics in IBD

December 11, 2015

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Miguel Regueiro, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, highlighted the hot topics in IBD at the 2015 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

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