Nicotine Patch May Offer Some Benefit to Those with Ulcerative Colitis May 14, 2010 Dear Mayo Clinic: When I quit smoking cigarettes four years ago, I discovered I have ulcerative colitis. After a few years of only moderate success treating it with medication, I started wearing a nicotine patch. My [...]
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In this Medical Edge segment Dr. William Sandborn talks about research regarding ulcerative colitis treatments. To listen to this podcast episode, click the link below. Ulcerative Colitis Treatment and Surgery
Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist William Sandborn, M.D., discusses findings of a new study led by Mayo Clinic researchers has found that ulcerative colitis patients had a 41 percent reduction in colectomy after a year when treated with infliximab. The study was published in the October 2009 issue of Gastroenterology. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bls4jvaqpBg
Dr. Edward Loftus discusses causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of ulcerative colitis. He also discusses conditions associated with ulcerative colitis. Physicians at Mayo Clinic rely on a close collaboration with radiologists and Gastroenterology pathologists to evaluate patients. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JXL3_IRBdc Dr. Edward Loftus discusses different medications used to treat ulcerative colitis. He also discusses surgery [...]
Crohn's diseaseand ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases that share many symptoms: stomach pain, cramping, the need to always be near a bathroom. The two conditions may seem similar, but in truth, they're quite different and require different treatments. And because they can often be tricky to tell apart, some [...]