The use of oral liposomal iron in the treatment of mild anaemia in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients appears to be effective, producing improvements in haemoglobin levels and quality of life with parallel reductions in fatigue, according to a study presented at the Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (AIBD) 2019 Annual Meeting.
The oral Janus kinase inhibitor tofacitinib appears to have no benefit for the extraintestinal manifestations* (EIMs) of moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis (UC), according to data from the OCTAVE** clinical programme presented at AIBD 2019.
Individuals with ulcerative colitis (UC) appear to be at an elevated risk of developing and dying from colorectal cancer (CRC), despite often presenting at an earlier stage of CRC than those without UC, a recent study showed.
The adalimumab biosimilar BI 695501 shows similar efficacy and safety profile as its reference product in patients with moderate-to-severe Crohn's disease (CD), according to a phase III study recently presented at the Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (AIBD) 2019 Conference.
Metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) decreases the prevalence of musculoskeletal and lower extremity (LE) joint pain and poor physical function in severely obese adolescents, according to the Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS*) study.
Obeticholic acid significantly improves fibrosis and disease activity in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a chronic liver disease currently with no approved therapy, according to an interim analysis of the landmark REGENERATE* study.
Antibiotic resistance of Helicobacter (H.) pylori has more than doubled in Europe in the past two decades, raising alarm on the gravity of the issue of growing bacterial resistance to commonly-used antibiotics, a study presented at UEG Week 2019 has shown.
Supplementation with oral drops containing the probiotic Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB‐12 (BB‐12) effectively reduces crying time in infants with colic, suggesting that the gut microbiota can be a target of intervention for infant colic, a study shows.
Chronic pancreatitis patients taking antioxidants (AO) supplementation show a sustained increase in blood levels of AO, but no additional benefit is seen on endocrine and exocrine functions, markers of fibrosis, oxidative stress (OS) and inflammation, nutritional status, pain, and quality of life (QOL) when compared with those on placebo, according to a study.
Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) do not appear to have an elevated risk of lymphoma following treatment with anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) agents, according to a study presented at the recent Crohn’s and Colitis Congress 2020.
A diet low in fat and high in fibre seems well tolerated in patients with ulcerative colitis, not contributing to increased inflammation while significantly increasing populations of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii, according to a study presented at the 2020 Crohn's & Colitis Congress.
Donor selection for faecal microbiota transplant (FMT) can make a difference to maintenance of long-term remission in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), reveals a study presented at the 2020 Crohn's & Colitis Congress (CCC).