"The new approach has made "a huge difference," in the last decade or so, he says. Far fewer people require surgery or hospitalization."
This isn't correct at all... one of the big mysteries of IBD epidemiology right now is that even though we have more treatments than ever, the surgery rates have remained the same.
dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12
past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema
current meds: none!
step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13
step three: takedown 7/31/13