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  1. DustyKat

    Humira with Azathioprine

    For those on combined therapy with Imuran/6MP what is your GI’s thoughts on how long the combined treatment should remain?
  2. DustyKat

    Sticky Paediatric IBD - Articles and Research

    Efficacy and Safety of Escalation of Adalimumab Therapy to Weekly Dosing in Pediatric Patients with Crohn's Disease Full Article: http://journals.lww.com/ibdjournal/Fulltext/2016/04000/Efficacy_and_Safety_of_Escalation_of_Adalimumab.13.aspx
  3. DustyKat

    Proton pump inhibitors alter the composition of the gut microbiota

    Mention made of PPI’s and potential links C.Diff: ABSTRACT: FULL ARTICLE: http://gut.bmj.com/content/early/2015/12/30/gutjnl-2015-310861.full
  4. DustyKat

    Sticky You Are Not A Burden!!!

    :redface::redface::redface: Thank you for your warm and kind words! I hear where you are coming from mandyk. :ghug: And believe you me, no, we don’t see you that way. Speaking generally... That doesn’t mean we don’t have our bad days and we might sound angry, lord knows I have done that to...
  5. DustyKat

    Sticky You Are Not A Burden!!!

    I am so very sorry to hear of all you are going DarrinA. :hug: It is not uncommon for those with IBD to suffer with anxiety and/or depression, research is now placing it as high as 25-30%. Not hard to see why considering the nature the beast that IBD is. :( Place that on top with all you are...
  6. DustyKat

    Sticky You Are Not A Burden!!!

    :ghug: Hope you are okay DarrinA. Dusty. xxx
  7. DustyKat

    Sticky Paediatric IBD - Articles and Research

    'Biosimilars' for children with IBD need more research, ESPGHAN expert panel states. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/296726.php
  8. DustyKat

    Generalized anxiety disorder is much more common among individuals with IBD

    Study finds generalized anxiety disorder is much more common among individuals with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis: People who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, have twice the odds of having a generalized anxiety disorder at some point...
  9. DustyKat

    Questions to ask when switching up to biologics

    As the title suggests what I am looking for is in your experience what sort of questions should I ask the GI when switching up from Azathioprine class of drugs to the biologics? I am in the process of formulating an email for the IBD nurse/GI before our next appointment on the 4th June. Thus...
  10. DustyKat

    Surgical Management of Ulcerative Colitis in the Era of Biologicals

    Abstract: Full Article: http://journals.lww.com/ibdjournal/Fulltext/2015/01000/Surgical_Management_of_Ulcerative_Colitis_in_the.21.aspx
  11. DustyKat

    Contact registry launches for eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases

    Source: http://www.healio.com/gastroenterology/esophagus/news/online/%7B12eee3ee-144f-43b8-9da9-1a4b49b43d95%7D/contact-registry-launches-for-eosinophilic-gastrointestinal-diseases
  12. DustyKat

    An update on the use and investigation of probiotics in health and disease

    Includes IBD… Full Article: http://m.gut.bmj.com/content/62/5/787.full?sid=81fe03cf-bf90-4dec-ba7d-3f5f220ebf99
  13. DustyKat

    Accutane Crohn’s Disease Expert Testimony Barred by New Jersey Judge

    Accutane Crohn’s Disease Expert Testimony Barred by New Jersey Judge Thousands of Accutane lawsuits filed in New Jersey state court involving allegations that the acne medication caused the development of Crohn’s disease may be impacted by a recent ruling, where the judge presiding over the...
  14. DustyKat

    Endoscopy Should Be an Endpoint for Crohn’s Disease

    Endoscopy Should Be an Endpoint for Crohn’s Disease Opinion piece: Full Article: http://www.gastro.org/journals-publications/aga-perspectives/februarymarch-2015/endoscopy-should-be-an-endpoint-for-crohns-disease
  15. DustyKat

    European Consensus on the Diagnosis and Management of Iron Deficiency and Anaemia in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

    Article: Full Article: http://ecco-jcc.oxfordjournals.org/content/9/3/211
  16. DustyKat

    Much Ado About Nothing! eh!

    If you are on twitter or fb you must have seen this by now! So what colours do you see?! It’s either: White and Gold or Blue and Black I see Blue and Black
  17. DustyKat

    Researchers find link between inflammation, tissue regeneration and wound repair response

    Almost all injuries, even minor skin scratches, trigger an inflammatory response, which provides protection against invading microbes but also turns on regenerative signals needed for healing and injury repair - a process that is generally understood but remains mysterious in its particulars…...
  18. DustyKat

    The Second European Evidenced-Based Consensus on Reproduction and Pregnancy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Abstract: Full Article: http://ecco-jcc.oxfordjournals.org/content/9/2/107
  19. DustyKat

    Tacrolimus or infliximab for severe ulcerative colitis: short-term and long-term data from a retrospective observational study

    Abstract: Full Text: http://bmjopengastro.bmj.com/doi/full/10.1136/bmjgast-2014-000021 Source: http://bmjopengastro.bmj.com/doi/abs/10.1136/bmjgast-2014-000021
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