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Crohn's Disease

Thromboembolic Events Increase in Hospitalized IBD Patients

SHREVEPORT, LA — Over the past decade, an increasing incidence of thromboembolic events has been observed in hospitalized patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease, according to a new study. The study, published... View Article

Crohn's Disease

Obesity May Indicate Less Severe Crohn’s Disease

DALLAS — Obesity, as defined by body mass index (BMI), appears to be somewhat of an advantage in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease, according to a new study involving veterans. The study, published... View Article

Crohn's Disease

Could Niacin Megadoses Reduce Crohn’s Inflammation?

AUGUSTA, GA — A receptor already activated with megadoses of niacin to protect the cardiovascular system also might play a key role in preventing colon inflammation and cancer, according to a new study including researchers... View Article

Crohn's Disease

Vitamin D3 Supplementation Improves Outcomes, Limits Costs in IBD

JOHNSON CITY, TN — The use of a vitamin D3 supplement not only improved outcomes in veterans with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to a greater extent than a vitamin D2 formulation but also was better... View Article

Crohn's Disease

Early Initiation of Dual Therapy Benefits Veterans with Crohn’s

HOUSTON — Patients with the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD ) Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis are more likely to benefit if dual therapy with infliximab and an immunomodulator is initiated earlier in their first year... View Article

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