Vedolizumab: New option for IBD patients

If conventional IBD treatments aren’t working, vedolizumab is an alternative. Therapeutic drug monitoring helps improve treatment success with vedolizumab.

Adalimumab monitoring improves therapy success

The drug adalimumab is used very successfully in the treatment of various inflammatory diseases. Yet in some patients, the efficacy of this drug decreases over time. We explain why this is so and [...]

World IBD Day: Five myths about inflammatory bowel diseases

May is completely characterized by intestinal health: first Digestive Disease Week, now World IBD Day. The aim of the IBD action day is to raise awareness about inflammatory bowel diseases [...]

Therapeutic drug monitoring: Greater efficiency through quick tests

Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is used to measure the concentration of an active ingredient in the patient’s blood. Using this information, physicians can adjust the dose individually to the [...]

Colon cancer awareness month: Early detection can save lives

As every year, March is officially “Colon Cancer Awareness Month”. A great opportunity to highlight the importance of screening. Nowadays, modern tests have made the early detection of [...]

Better therapy, lower costs: Optimizing the treatment of IBD

So-called TNFα blockers are commonly used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Therapeutic drug monitoring improves the effect of [...]

Diabetes mellitus and pancreatic insufficiency

Almost 50 % of type one diabetics and about 33 % of type 2 diabetics will develop a pancreatic insufficiency in the course of their disease.

Differentiation of IBD and IBS with Calprotectin in Stool

It is often difficult to differentiate patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome due to similar symptoms of patients. Both groups show similar [...]

Colon cancer prevention with immunological stool tests

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) every year 63.000 people in Germany fall ill with colon cancer. Approximately 25,000 people die annually from the consequences of this disease. Colon [...]