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  1. DustyKat

    A Cautionary Tale

    Wow, didn’t realise how long it had been since I have visited. 😬 So S, now 28, moved from Japan to the US at the beginning of 2018 and by the end of the year she was flaring. 😞 She had not been on medication for about 9 years. Suffice it to say the first GI/practice was hopeless. In December of...
  2. 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?
  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

    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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...
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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…...
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. DustyKat

    Vitamin D appears protective in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

    Source: http://www.gihepnews.com/news/top-news/single-article/vitamin-d-appears-protective-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer/a92989e62adc32701e8aa6ceefff261f.html?tx_ttnews%5BsViewPointer%5D=2
  16. DustyKat

    Long-term Efficacy and Safety of Azathioprine in Ulcerative Colitis

    Abstract Only: Source: http://ecco-jcc.oxfordjournals.org/content/9/2/191
  17. DustyKat

    Ferric maltol viable alternative for iron deficiency anemia in IBD

  18. DustyKat

    Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in IBD: Biologics

    A paradigm in the evolution of care. NOTE: I have only quoted the opening paragraphs here. The article is a lengthy one so click on the source and you will find as you reach the end of the first page there are another 4 to follow. It is well worth the read. :)
  19. DustyKat

    NSAIDs, PPIs, SSRIs increase risk for microscopic colitis

  20. DustyKat

    No increased risk for adverse pregnancy, developmental outcomes with Humira, Remicade