Mayo Clinic has made important contributions to the treatment of IBD over the years, including pioneering the ileal-anal pouch surgery and laparoscopic surgery for ulcerative colitis. A Mayo Clinic researcher discovered that genetic differences significantly affected the way patients metabolized a widely used IBD drug, azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine. Mayo Clinic researchers conducted the first clinical study of Asacol and have shown that nicotine is an effective therapy for ulcerative colitis.


See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic authors on inflammatory bowel disease on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

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