Updates in Gastroenterology
This meeting provided health care professionals who treat gastroenterology conditions with increased knowledge in improving the quality of care given to the patient. Featured topics include reviewing the efficacy and safety of biologic agents in treating IBD; medical and surgical indications for intestinal transplants; genetic markers for early detection of colorectal cancer; and the impact of health care reform on gastroenterologists.
47th Annual Gastroenterology Update: Rationale for Combination Therapy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Dr. Jean-Paul Achker said there is room for improvement of response rates with current treatment approaches. "There may be a limited window of time to maximize anti-TNFÎ± therapy, as evidenced by the observed loss of response over time, the need to increase the dose of anti-TNFÎ± therapy, and immunogenicity," he said.