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Skipping biologics just four times per month puts IBD patients at risk for flare

December 13, 2017

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease receiving subcutaneous anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy are at a significantly increased risk for disease flare if they miss their medication just 4 days per month, according to new research published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Notably, investigators found that more than 20% of patients who received these drugs fell below this adherence threshold, highlighting the need for interventions to improve adherence and thus prevent hospitalizations and the need for steroids.

Policy brief: Trump administration actions threaten access for LGBT patients

December 13, 2017
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults are likely to encounter increased discrimination as they try to access health care services after a series of actions…
In the Journals

Acetaminophen-induced liver injury, failure more common in women

December 13, 2017
Acetaminophen-induced acute liver injury and failure are more common in women than men, according to recently published data. Women also have greater critical care needs…
FDA News

FDA launches tool to improve management of antibiotic use

December 13, 2017
The FDA announced the launch of a new website that streamlines its approach to updating critical information regarding antibiotics and antifungal drugs, according to a…
In the Journals

Coffee may improve survival in colon cancer

December 13, 2017
Patients with colorectal cancer who drank coffee, either caffeinated or decaffeinated, showed a lower risk for colorectal cancer-specific death and overall death in two…
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Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome: Cause, Effect, and Solutions to Improve Patients' Quality-of-Life

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Akcea Therapeutics™ A Subsidiary of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Endorsed by: The National Pancreas Foundation.

Familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) is a rare and potentially life-threatening genetic disease. The clinical…
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GI Bookshelf

Question 43: Caroli's Disease, What Do I Need to Know?

From Curbside Consultation of the Pancreas: 49 Clinical Questions
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Advances in IBD

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VIDEO: Multidisciplinary teamwork essential for optimizing IBD care

November 22, 2017
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