• Research Blog

    This blog has been compiled by 5 trainee paediatric gastroenterologists who are all actively involved in research into paediatric inflammatory bowel disease:

    • Dr Fiona Cameron, University of Edinburgh (CICRA fellow)
    • Dr Ed Giles, Queen Mary University of London (CICRA fellow)
    • Dr Paul Henderson, University of Edinburgh
    • Dr Tony Wiskin, University of Southampton (ex-CICRA fellow)
    • Tracy Coelho, University of Southampton

    Links are provided to the free abstracts of each article, but full access may require a fee for those without institutional privileges.

    Many thanks to Richard Hansen who has put together this blog for the last few years. He has recently started as a consultant in Glasgow so we send him our congratulations and wish him good luck in his new job. We welcome Tracy Coelho – a new CICRA fellow to the blog. He has started a PhD in Southampton to investigate how defects identified by genetic screening affect immune function.

    Latest Blog

    06.17.15 Treatment with Infliximab may also be making your bones stronger

    Improvements in Bone Density and Structure during Anti-TNF-alpha Therapy in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease, Griffin L, et al. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015;doi:10.1210/jc.2014-4152. Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a higher chance of developing osteoporosis (thinning of the bones). A number of research studies have documented reduced bone mass and increased fracture rates in children […]

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