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6 Takeaways from the Crohn’s & Colitis Congress Poster Hall

Jan. 24, 2018

These studies represent the latest advances in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research and patient care.

The inaugural Crohn’s & Colitis Congress™ (Jan. 18-20, 2018, Las Vegas, Nevada) gathered more than 1,250 inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) health care professionals and featured more than 250 abstracts — with the goal of advancing research and transforming the care of IBD patients.

We asked Edward V. Loftus Jr., MD, AGAF, an IBD expert and presenter at the Congress, to select six noteworthy studies from the Crohn’s & Colitis Congress poster hall. Review his selections below, as seen on Twitter. You can review all abstracts presented during the Congress in Gastroenterology or Inflammatory Bowel Diseases®.

The Crohn’s & Colitis Congress is a partnership between the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and AGA. Save the date for the 2019 meeting: Feb. 7-9 in Las Vegas.

Serum Albumin Week 6/Week 0 Ratio After Anti-TNF Best Predicts Both Short- and Long-Term Clinical Outcomes in Anti-TNF-Naïve Ulcerative Colitis Patients

Vedolizumab Trough Levels and Antibodies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Updated Initial Experience

Impact of Obesity on Future IBD-Related Complications in a Population-Based Cohort of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Patients

Obesity and Response to Infliximab in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Pooled Analysis of Individual Participant Data from Clinical Trials

Opioid Dependence is on the Rise Among IBD Hospitalizations

A Diet Low in Red and Processed Meats Does Not Reduce the Rate of Crohn’s Disease Flares in a Randomized Controlled Trial: Results of the Food and Crohn’s Disease Exacerbation Study (FACES)

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