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In this issue of Gastroenterology Digest, specialists join together to discuss topics surrounding Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The topics include, UPMC’s IBD medical home care, the GREAT study initiative, case studies dealing with minimally invasive surgical techniques in IBD and Sweet Syndrome, association of Vitamin D levels with clinical status in IBD, and a volunteer-funded and volunteer led patient resource called IBD connect.
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Doctors Ganesh, Greer, Harrison, Holder-Murray, Kabbani, and Zator have reported no relationships with entities producing health care goods and services.
Ms. Sigal and Ms. Wein-Levy have reported no relationships with entities producing health care goods and services.
Dr. Regueiro is a consultant for AbbVie Pharmaceuticals, UCB, Takeda Shire, and Janssen.
Dr. Szigethy has received research support from the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America, book royalties from APPI, and is a past consultant for Merck, AbbVie Pharmaceuticals, and a current consultant for iHope Network.
Dr. Whitcomb has received research support from NIH, Department of Defense, Janssen, and AbbVie Pharmaceuticals, is a consultant for Ariel Precision
Medicine, and is a stockholder in Ariel Precision Medicine.
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Release Date: 5/10/2014 | Last Modified On: 5/10/2014 | Expires: 5/9/2015