Meeting News

Novel questionnaire may help assess quality of life in IBD

June 7, 2018
WASHINGTON — A novel measure of health-related quality of life demonstrated responsiveness to changes in disease activity in patients with…
Meeting News

Daily aspirin does not impact clinical outcomes in IBD

June 2, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Results of a single-center analysis showed that daily aspirin use did not impact clinical outcomes in patients with…
Meeting News

Hospitalizations for herpes zoster virus more common in patients with IBD

June 2, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Patients with inflammatory bowel diseases have higher hospitalization rates for the herpes zoster virus, according to…
Meeting News

BCG vaccine safe in children exposed to anti-TNF alpha in utero

June 2, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Children exposed to anti-TNF alpha in utero do not have a higher risk for developing tuberculosis following a Bacillus…
Meeting News

Low vitamin D levels appear to follow, not cause, Crohn’s disease

June 2, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Individuals with low levels of vitamin D were not more likely to develop Crohn’s disease, but Crohn’s patients…
Meeting News

Iron supplements, vaccines in early life may reduce later IBD risk

June 2, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oral iron supplementation during infancy and diphtheria and polio vaccination appeared to reduce the risk for developing…
FDA News

FDA approves Xeljanz for moderate-to-severe UC

May 30, 2018
The FDA has expanded the approval of Xeljanz to include use by adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis. Xeljanz (tofacitinib…
Meeting News

Ileal pouch anal anastomosis success not impacted by UC disease duration

May 29, 2018
Patients can be treated for longer periods of time and receive more therapy and still undergo successful ileal pouch anal anastomosis, according to…
In the Journals

Another study finds higher Parkinson’s risk in IBD patients

May 21, 2018
Danish patients with inflammatory bowel disease carried a 22% higher risk for developing Parkinson’s disease, according to new research…
By the Numbers

World IBD Day: 10 recent advances in Crohn’s and colitis research

May 18, 2018
Tomorrow is World IBD Day. Taking place on May 19 each year, this global initiative aims to unite patients, providers and governments to take action…