It has long been recognized that depression can lead to GI symptoms. But do all GI symptoms in the setting of depression mean only depression? A recent study by Jonathan Blackwell et al at St George’s University of London found that depression, in the absence of prior GI symptoms, is not associated with subsequent development
It has long been noted that rates of IBD increase as nations develop. What drives this increase in “developing” nations, and what factors keep inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) rates high in the West? Gilaad G. Kaplan, MD, of the Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, discusses the epidemiological stages of IBD and reviews how disease
Does your risk for COVID increase because of your IBD? Does your medical therapy increase your risk? Should you change your medication schedule? See advice from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation here.
Miguel Regueiro, MD, chair of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Cleveland Clinic, discusses how to position therapies for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.
Patients with both Clostridiodes difficile infection and inflammatory bowel disease showed improvement after fecal microbiota transplantation, Jessica Allegretti, MD, director of the FMT program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said during a presentation at Digestive Disease Week. The ICON study took place at four sites across the US. Results for FMT in C. dif alone
Nearly all women who were diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease reported sexual problems, according to a study at the University of Minnesota that was published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Scores were similar for patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Surprisingly, remission of disease did not alleviate the symptoms, according to the study. “This is
Inflammatory bowel disease patients who take antidepressants may also get relief from their inflammation, according to a study published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. “Apart from improving mood, it is observed that the anti-inflammatory properties of antidepressants may influence the inflammatory response directly,” the authors wrote. “Other research suggests a bidirectional relationship between IBD activity and
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease and GI cancers were more likely to get vaccinations such as flu shots after a consultation with a health care provider, according to a study published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. IBD and GI cancer patients have a high risk of contracting flu or pneumococcus, but the vaccination rate is
According to a study in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, patients with inflammatory bowel disease often struggle with body image and sexuality and this could lead to sexual dysfunction. Men with IBD who were younger than 50 and women younger than 40 had a significantly increased risk, the study said. “Inflammatory bowel disease could have a major
Assessing which care guideline to follow can be a challenge for many providers who care for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). To help IBD health care professionals navigate these complexities, the 2019 Crohn’s & Colitis Congress® will focus its opening session on How to Make Sense of Care Guidelines. See Dr. David Rubin from the University