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Obesity does not increase risk for serious infection in biologic-treated IBD

1 month ago   |   By Healio

Obesity was not associated with an increased risk for serious infection among patients with inflammatory bowel disease treated with biologics, according to research published in Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology.
“Obesity has been associated with adverse outcomes in patients with IBD.... Obesity has also been variably associated with inferior response to therapy, particularly with biologic agents, and a lower likelihood of achieving endoscopic remission,” Siddharth Singh, MD, MS, Mayo Clinic, and colleagues wrote. “Although this negative impact of obesity on
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Some IBD Treatments in Pregnancy Had No Effect on Kids' Infection Risk

Some IBD Treatments in Pregnancy Had No Effect on Kids' Infection Risk

1 month ago   |   By MedPageToday

Exposure to immunosuppressive monotherapies in utero did not increase serious infection risks in young children born to mothers with inflammatory bowel disease , but the same could not be said for exposures to combination...
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Some IBD Treatments in Pregnancy Had No Effect on Kids' Infection Risk

Some IBD Treatments in Pregnancy Had No Effect on Kids' Infection Risk

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