Tag: crohn

Should IBD Biologics Be Offered in Combination or as Monotherapy?

Adding or switching biologics is a common practice in the treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but there is a dearth of clinical...

COVID-19 Vaccination Still Effective in Immunosuppressed

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In a real-world setting, full vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 was more than...

Ustekinumab vs Adalimumab for Crohn’s Disease

For biologic-naive adults with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease, treatment with adalimumab or ustekinumab leads to similar outcomes, according to results of the head-to-head SEAVUE...

Ustekinumab Superior to Vedolizumab for Refractory Crohn’s

In a first direct comparison study, ustekinumab (Stelara, Janssen) emerged superior to vedolizumab (Entyvio, Takeda) on multiple measures of response and remission among patients with...

Swallowable Capsule-Camera Instead of Endoscopy: Now in Patients

A miniature camera the size of a capsule that is swallowed and that then transmits images of the inside of the gut can reveal cancer...

Maternal Chronic Conditions Predict Cerebral Palsy in Offspring

Several maternal chronic conditions increase the risk of giving birth to a child with cerebral palsy, based on data from more than 1.3 million Norwegian...

My Life With Crohn’s

By Sonya Goins, as told to Stephanie Watson My friends call me “Sonya Strong.” When you’ve got two serious illnesses — Crohn’s disease...

ALBI Likely Bests MELD-Na for Outcomes Prediction Across Surgeries

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The Albumin-Bilirubin (ALBI) score more accurately predicted outcomes in patients undergoing pulmonary, elective colorectal and adrenal operations than the Model...

Can Marijuana or CBD Help With My Crohn’s Disease?

If you’re in treatment and still dealing with symptoms of your Crohn’s disease, it’s reasonable to ask whether any alternative therapies might help. Two related...

Partnering With Dietitians Can Bridge Gaps in IBD Care

Working with a registered dietitian (RD) can help ensure that changing the way patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) eat won’t deprive them of the...

Life Expectancy Gap Persists for IBD Patients

Life expectancy increased for adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) over recent decades, but still remained lower than life expectancy for individuals without IBD, according...

Study IDs Microbial Signature of Celiac Disease in Children

Eleven operational taxonomic units (OTUs) of fecal bacteria were less abundant in children with celiac disease than in healthy children, according to the findings of...

Vedolizumab Shows Long-Term Safety, Efficacy

The gut-selective α4β7 integrin antibody vedolizumab is safe and effective for long-term use in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to data from more...

Pregnancy Studies on Psoriasis, PsA Medications Pick Up

Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH, who runs the MotherToBaby Pregnancy Studies research center at the University of California, San Diego, has found most pregnant women to...

Ustekinumab May Trigger Acute CV Events Early in Treatment

Initiating treatment with the interleukin-12/23p40–targeting monoclonal antibody ustekinumab may trigger early severe cardiovascular events (SCEs) in susceptible patients, according to a large French case-time-control analysis. Investigators...

The Earlier the Better for Colchicine Post-MI: COLCOT

The earlier the anti-inflammatory drug colchicine is initiated after a myocardial infarction (MI) the greater the benefit, a new COLCOT analysis suggests. The parent trial...

TNF Inhibitors Linked to Inflammatory CNS Events

Use of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors in patients with autoimmune diseases may increase risk for inflammatory central nervous system (CNS) outcomes, new research suggests...

Vitamin D Tied to Lower Risk for Immunotherapy-Induced Colitis

Taking vitamin D before starting immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapy may decrease the risk for treatment-related colitis, say researchers in an article published online on...

Worse COVID-19 Outcomes in IBD Patients Taking Corticosteroids

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Corticosteroids appear to worsen COVID-19 outcomes in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but TNF antagonists do not, according to...