At the Johns Hopkins IBD Center, groundbreaking work is being done. For the past three years, gastroenterologist Alyssa Parian and her colleagues - as part of a three year grant - have been developing solutions for perianal fistulas.
Drs. Saowanee Ngamruengphong (Gastroenterology) and Sandy Fang (Colorectal Surgery) discuss performing one of the first endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) procedures in the United States.
Johns Hopkins research suggests that women with IBD who discontinue infliximab early in pregnancy are more likely to flare, while continuation of the drug throughout term is not associated with poor outcomes for mothers or babies.