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 Medical treatment options for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) — Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC) — have rapidly expanded with several different classes of medications now available. Traditionally, conventional therapy has consisted of mesalamine, steroids and immunomodulators, but in the era of biologic therapy, new options are available. However, variability remains in approaches […]

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Clinicians may have noticed that pouchitis is no longer a simple, antibioticresponsive disease. Over the years, we have seen a growing number of patients with chronic antibiotic-refractory pouchitis (CARP). While the Asian “carp” fish has invaded our rivers and lakes, the CARP disease has become a threat to the wellness and even survival of the […]

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The pathogenesis of IBD is complex and involves both genetic and environmental factors. Among the environmental factors associated with IBD, diet and the intestinal microbiota would seem the most likely to be modifiable, making them potential targets for disease prevention and treatment. Also, in the past five years, researchers have learned much about the effects […]