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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Prof Jean-Pierre Hugot describes his team’s work examining associations between contemporary frequency of NOD2 mutations in populations and estimated rates of death from the plague during the medieval period.