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An Individualized and Multi-faceted Transition Intervention is Needed for Pediatric Patients with Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseDownload
The transition of chronically ill patients from pediatric to adult care can be challenging for patients and families and there is no gold standard for how to facilitate this process. An unsuccessful transition has been associated with more negative health outcomes. It is generally agreed upon by...
Reproductive Knowledge Specific to Inflammatory Bowel Disease Among Women with IBD and Physicians who Treat Women with IBDDownload
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) affects women in their reproductive years. Women with IBD often choose not to have children, and this voluntary childlessness may be due to their concerns regarding the adverse effects of their IBD and its treatment on fertility, pregnancy, and the...
The Role of Vitamin D in Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha-Induced Response in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseDownload
Vitamin D is an important immunomodulator of the immune system and has been suggested to play a role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Drugs targeting TNF-alpha are effective IBD therapies, and vitamin D has been demonstrated to suppress TNF-alpha as well as work...