IBD: When C. Diff Strikes

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has been on the rise in recent decades, with increases in both the incidence and severity. It is now classified as an urgent antibiotic resistance threat. When C. diff develops in a patient with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...

Counseling Helps Keep HCV Treatment on Track

Communication is a big part of working with patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV). From the moment of breaking the news to patients that they have the disease, to treating them, and follow-up — these all work best when there is a good exchange of information and...

Defining the Role of Chromoendoscopy in IBD

It is known that patients with a long history of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease with colonic involvement have an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer. Most cases are believed to arise from dysplasia, and surveillance colonoscopy has long been...