Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Refractory Perianal Crohn’s Disease: A Case Report

A 19-year-old woman with a history of ileocolonic stricturing Crohn’s disease (CD) diagnosed at 7 years of age presented to a tertiary care center for a second […]

Perianal Fistulas in Patients With Crohn’s Disease

G&H  What is the prevalence of perianal fistulas in patients who have Crohn’s disease? DS  Several studies throughout the world, including one that my colleagues and […]

Recent Research on Dietary Therapy for Patients With Crohn’s Disease

G&H  What is the current understanding of the role of diet in the pathogenesis of Crohn’s disease? JL  Diet is one of the potential environmental factors […]

Highlights in Crohn’s Disease From the American College of Gastroenterology 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting

A Review of Selected Presentations From the ACG 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting  •  October 20-25, 2023  •  Vancouver, Canada Analysis of Upadacitinib in IBD: Evaluating Safety […]

Endoscopic Approaches to Crohn’s Disease Strictures

G&H  Prior to endoscopic intervention, which imaging modalities should be used for the evaluation of Crohn’s disease strictures? GK  In 2020, the Global Interventional Inflammatory Bowel […]

Current Approach to Postoperative Crohn’s Disease

G&H  How common are endoscopic recurrence and clinical recurrence of Crohn’s disease following surgery? MR  The simple answer is that both are common. Endoscopic recurrence refers […]

When to Perform Fecal Diversion in Patients With Crohn’s Disease

G&H  What is the best choice for fecal diversion—an ileostomy or a colostomy—and how do these procedures compare?  JA  Typically, I favor an ileostomy over a […]

Gastroduodenal and Jejunoileal Crohn’s Disease

G&H  How common are gastroduodenal and jejunoileal Crohn’s disease among the various types of Crohn’s disease? BC  Crohn’s disease can occur anywhere from the mouth to […]

Shooting for the Stars: Review of the STARDUST Trial and the Treat-to-Target Approach for Crohn’s Disease

Abstract: Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis, collectively termed inflammatory bowel disease, are progressive autoimmune conditions of the gastrointestinal tract. Mucosal healing has been associated with […]

Reviewing the Use of Vedolizumab for the Treatment of Patients With Crohn’s Disease

G&H  What is the current indication for vedolizumab in patients with Crohn’s disease?  SH  Vedolizumab (Entyvio, Takeda) is currently indicated for the treatment of moderate to […]

Current and Emerging Approaches to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Crohn’s Disease Strictures

Abstract: The management and understanding of Crohn’s disease (CD) continues to evolve quickly. Intestinal strictures were previously thought to be an inevitable result of irreversible fibrosis […]

Efficacy and Safety of Dual Biologic Therapy in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Review of the Literature

Abstract: Using 2 or more treatment modalities to achieve a synergistic effect in patients with refractory inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been an area of focus […]

Review of the Landmark VARSITY Trial

G&H  Why is the VARSITY trial still important and clinically relevant? BF  The VARSITY trial was a landmark study that provided many insights into the treatment […]

Alcohol Use in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Abstract: Alcohol consumption is common in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but alcohol has been reported to be the most-avoided diet item by this patient […]

Vaccination of Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

  Abstract: Inflammatory bowel disease and the subsequent immunosuppressive regimens used to treat this condition increase the risk for acquiring viral and bacterial infections. Ensuring that […]

Optimizing Strategies to Assess Mucosal Healing in Patients With Crohn’s Disease

  Abstract: In the past 5 years, the goal for the treatment of Crohn’s disease has evolved from managing patient-reported symptoms to the new paradigm of […]

Day-by-Day Management of the Inpatient With Moderate to Severe Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  Abstract: Hospitalization for inflammatory bowel disease is common and requires coordination of care. The goals of hospitalization are to markedly improve symptoms, transition management to […]

Impact of Obesity on the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  Abstract: The worldwide prevalence of obesity has reached staggering proportions, and the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) population has not been immune to this trend, with […]

Gastro-Hep News

COVID-19 Assistance Program Provides Crohn’s Disease Patients With Access to Serum-Based Test An assistance program (Monitr COVID-19 Assistance Program, Prometheus Biosciences) has been launched to provide […]

Mucosal Healing in Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

G&H  How has the definition of mucosal healing evolved? LP-B  For many decades, mucosal healing equaled endoscopic healing. The main change is that, for several years […]

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