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Healio Rheuminations

Nov 3, 2020

How common is asymptomatic bowel involvement in patients with peripheral or axial SpA? Can we use NSAIDs in these patients? What’s the difference between sulfasalazine and mesalamine? Listen to hear what a rheumatologist should know about IBD!

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  • Intro :11
  • In this episode :20
  • Let’s start with some basics of IBD 4:11
  • If a patient has axSpA, what are the chances they’ll develop IBD? 5:14
  • What about silent disease? 7:32
  • When should we send our SpA patients to a GI specialist? 11:22
  • Two medications: budesonide and mesalamine 13:33

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  • This category of drugs – 5-ASA 16:26
  • NSAIDs 20:02
  • A look at COX inhibitors 23:06
  • Selective inhibition with COX-2 seems to be an attractive option for IBD 28:47
  • Conclusion 29:10

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