Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Biologic agents may increase infection risk in inflammatory bowel disease

Biologic agents may increase infection risk in inflammatory bowel disease

Biologic agents increase the risk of opportunistic infection, but do not increase the risk of serious infection or malignancy.

Benefit of fiber intake not equal in IBD patients

Benefit of fiber intake not equal in IBD patients

Patients with Crohn disease who ate high-fiber foods were 40% less likely to have a disease flare.

Crohn disease: diagnosis and treatment

Crohn disease: diagnosis and treatment

A condition prone to recurrence, Crohn disease has a complicated presentation and pathophysiology, but multiple treatment options are available.

Non-TNF blocker for colitis, Crohn disease

Non-TNF blocker for colitis, Crohn disease

Entyvio can be used to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease in adults who did not have success with other treatments.

Asthma, COPD linked with more inflammatory bowel disease

Asthma, COPD linked with more inflammatory bowel disease

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People with airway diseases are more likely to have inflammatory bowel disease.

Vedolizumab approved to treat ulcerative colitis, Crohn disease

Vedolizumab approved to treat ulcerative colitis, Crohn disease

The FDA has approved vedolizumab for patients with inadequate response to conventional therapies.

Steroid dose increase after CRS unnecessary to prevent hypotension

Steroid dose increase after CRS unnecessary to prevent hypotension

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No difference in hypotension between low-, high-dose steroids for IBD patients undergoing major colorectal surgery.

Childhood antibiotic exposure linked to IBD

Childhood antibiotic exposure linked to IBD

Earlier exposure to antianaerobic antibiotics during childhood tied to greater risk for inflammatory bowel disease.

Adalimumab effective for pediatric Crohn's disease

Adalimumab effective for pediatric Crohn's disease

Adalimumab induction and maintenance was shown to be safe and effective for children with moderate-to-severe Crohn's.

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