Nathalie Auger and Marianne Bilodeau-Bertrand describe their absolutely enormous epidemiological study of 3 decades of data from Quebec, Canada identifying birth-defects for offspring of almost 22,000 mothers with IBD.
JCC Associate Editor Dr Tim Raine and Prof David Rubin discuss the latest data from the Chicago experience of using ciclosporin in patients with acute severe ulcerative colitis refractory to infliximab rescue therapy.
Marieke Barnhoorn discusses the work of the team at Leiden University Medical centre to report efficacy and safety data for patients 4 years after receipt of allogeneic bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells for treatment of Crohn’s disease perianal fistulae.
Lihi Godny from the Rabin Medical Center, Petah-Tikva, Israel discusses her work linking fruit consumption to microbial diversity and reduced risk of pouchitis. This work generates possibly the first practical dietary advice for patients with an ileal pouch anal anastomosis.
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