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SARS Vaccine and IBD Tweetorial Summary from December 1

SARS Vaccine and IBD Tweetorial Summary from December 1 David T. Rubin View Twitter Thread Here are my thoughts and a few updates about SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, and also about important implications for our IBD patients. Development of multiple SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in the...

Three waves of Illness from the COVID-19 Pandemic

By David T. Rubin, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine I've been thinking about what comes next, and how can we get ahead of this, and propose the following for consideration. I believe that there will be three waves of illness from the...

How Does SARS-CoV-2 Become COVID-19 and How Can We Stop It?

By David T. Rubin, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine Dear Colleagues, Here is my understanding of the different stages through which SARS-CoV-2 becomes COVID-19. I also added some thoughts on how we can prevent these stages and treat patients....

Long-Duration Vancomycin Linked to Lower Rates of C. diff Recurrence in IBD

Pritzker medical student Donald Lei's manuscript was accepted to the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Reuters Health Information reported on the study with comments by Dr. Rubin. "Our study did in fact demonstrate significantly reduced rates of recurrence...

Dr. Rubin Taps in on “IBD Community Throwing Elbows Over Value of TDM” in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News

Dr. Mark Silverberg, Dr. David T Rubin, Dr. Laura Targownik, and Dr. Charabaty excitingly discuss why IBD specialists are divided on the topic of therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM). “If the drug is going to work but isn’t present in the body, it doesn’t do its job,”...

Dr. Rubin Disscusses Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Why Your Gut is a Window to Your Overall Health

"Your intestines are the center of the universe." Listen to Dr. Rubin's appearance on WGN Nightside radio discussing the gut microbiome, IBD and other human diseases. You can find the full recording here.

Pregnancy in the Setting of the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

By David T. Rubin, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine Dear Colleagues, A lot of concern has recently come up regarding pregnancy in the setting of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Here are some key points I found on this issue: Pregnancy is a state of...

How IBD Can Affect Patients’ Career and School Choices

IBD, perhaps more than other chronic illnesses, can have a definite impact on a patient’s career choices and school performance. Therefore, I have definitely seen patients make decisions that are affected by their IBD. However, more often, I’ve seen patients overcome...

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Endoscopic Phenotype: A Potential Predictor of Cuffitis Risk

Advanced IBD Fellow Shintaro Akiyama, MD, PhD presented a Quick Shot of his abstract on pouchitis involving the rectal cuff at Crohn's and Colitis Congress. MedPage Today reported the results in the article here and Healio reported the results here. Very proud of Dr....

Read Dr. Rubin’s Comments on New Study Comparing HRQoL of Laparoscopic Ileocaecal Resection and Infliximab Treatment

Surgery an Alternative to Infliximab for Some People With Crohn’s Disease By Marilynn Larkin Dr. David Rubin, Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Chicago Medicine, agreed: “For some patients, as difficult as it may...

U.S. News & World Report features Dr. Rubin in “What’s the Difference Between Colitis and Crohn’s Disease?”

“A distinguishing feature of ulcerative colitis is that it's confined to the large intestine, which encompasses your colon and rectum, says Dr. David Rubin, chief of gastroenterology and a professor of medicine with University of Chicago Medicine....

How Does SARS-CoV-2 Become COVID-19 and How Can We Stop It?

By David T. Rubin, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine Dear Colleagues, Here is my understanding of the different stages through which SARS-CoV-2 becomes COVID-19. I also added some thoughts on how we can prevent these stages and treat patients....