Inflammatory Bowel Disease News
Below are news releases and up-to-date information relating to inflammatory bowel disease, promising research studies and the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
- Fecal Transplantation as a modality for treating intestinal disease has recently been the subject of an article in the New England Journal of Medicine and additional media outlets. The Cedars-Sinai IBD Center advises patients that this study in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrated that fecal transplantation is effective for treatment of c. difficile patients who did not respond to conventional treatments. Many questions remain unanswered regarding the use of fecal transplant in the setting of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis). Therefore, fecal transplant for the treatment of IBD should only be performed within the confines of an approved research study.