7 Recent reports in IBD

Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease presents the following reports on the most recent research on inflammatory bowel diseaseThese reports include new research on loss of response in biologics, the impact of opioid exposure and the pregnancy-related challenges.Inpatient opioids linked with future opioid use in IBDPatients who received intravenous or non-intravenous opioids while in the hospital…

Treat-to-target measured by ultrasonography linked with better Crohn’s outcomes

Small intestine contrast ultrasonographic assessment of mucosal healing can be an effective method to gauge response to anti-TNF therapy among patients with Crohn’s disease, according to study results.Emma Calabrese, MD, PhD, of the gastroenterology unit at the University of Rome, and colleagues wrote that ultrasonography can reveal some of the transmural features of CD, including…