February 21, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 21, 2020

By Emily Blahnik

Reuters, Trans patients may struggle to access breast cancer screening by Lisa Rapaport — It’s also possible that the study didn’t find evidence of transgender imaging services even where it is available, said Dr. Justin Stowell, a radiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Updating faculty and staff profiles to emphasize any expertise in transgender health might be a good place to start, Stowell said by email. This could help “emphasize research and advocacy efforts for transgender patients that might not otherwise be broadcasted.” Additional coverage: New York Times,WTVB-Radio

Today.com, Amazon shoppers say this pillow helps reduce snoring — here's what experts say by Jillian Ortiz — Dr. Kannan Ramar, MD, a sleep physician and professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, told TODAY that a wedge pillow could potentially help with snoring. "If snoring is a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea, using one of these pillows might improve things," Ramar told us. "How much it improves is going to vary based on each person, collapsibility of the upper airway and the baseline severity of the disorder."

Post-Bulletin, Preaching for the heart: Cardiologist uses pulpit to promote heart health for African Americans by John Molseed — When Dr. LaPrincess Brewer talks to African-American women about heart health risks, it helps that she looks like her target audience, she said. African-American women have the highest death rate from cardiovascular disease than any other ethnic group, Brewer, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, said Sunday to a congregation of mostly African Americans at Christ's Church of the Jesus Hour. Most African-American women aren’t aware it’s the No. 1 killer of their demographic. Additional coverage: KIMT

Post-Bulletin, Our view: Salvation Army helps more than the homeless — The Salvation Army of Rochester had an extraordinary Red Kettle campaign last year. Due in large part to a two-day dollar-for-dollar match from Mayo Clinic, the campaign raised a record-setting $1.2 million, well above the goal of $950,000. Thanks are due to Mayo Clinic, which matched the $170,547.41 people put in kettles Dec. 19-20. Kudos to everyone who rang bells and/or dug especially deep into their pockets last year.

KAAL, Restaurants rally for blood donations — Blood donation is a year-round need, but after the holidays, while it’s still cold, getting donors to leave the warmth of their homes is difficult. “This time frame, when it’s cold out and there have been lots of illnesses, we really need donors to step up and come in and donate. Our regular donors, a lot of them are great about coming in, but they do get sick, it’s cold and they can’t make it in,” said Katy Maeder, marketing coordinator at the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program. That low donor turnout is why Mayo Clinic came up with a way to bring the issue to the table.

KAAL, Mayo Clinic Health System pharmacy construction complete in Albert Lea — Wednesday, Mayo Clinic Health Systems Albert Lea unveiled their new chemotherapy and infusion therapy pharmacy. The construction of the new building was recently completed and the space is said to be double the square footage of their previous space. Now located in the lower level of the hospital's rotunda across from the Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic said the upgrade was greatly needed to help keep staff safe, and keep up with regulations. Additional coverage: KIMT

KAAL, 'Downton Abbey' takes Rochester with ties close to home by Alice Keefe — Hold onto your tea and crumpets because ‘Downton Abbey’ has arrived in Rochester, and surprisingly, it hits close to home. What does Rochester, Minnesota have in common with the popular PBS show?  According to Matthew Dacy with the Mayo Clinic Heritage Program, quite a lot. “There’s a remarkable connection between Mayo Clinic and ‘Downton Abbey' on two levels. If you know the plot of ‘Downton Abbey’ it deals with the loss of the family’s heir aboard the RMS Titanic,” Dacy said. Additional coverage: Post-Bulletin, FOX 47

KTTC, One Discovery Square boasts progress during senator’s visit by Alex Tejada — As part of her Friday Rochester tour, Senator Tina Smith checked out Destination Medical Center's One Discovery Square Building. Smith previously served as chair of the DMC board, and she says she was excited to see the new building, which opened in May. The tenants of One Discovery Square have been a mix of medical researchers, businesses and University of Minnesota-Rochester students. Additional coverage: KAAL, Post-Bulletin, Becker’s Hospital Review, KIMT

KTTC, Dual transplant patient makes donation to Ronald McDonald House by Sarah Gannon — After receiving a dual organ transplant at Mayo Clinic, a man from the Washington, D.C. area and his wife are showing their gratitude. The couple, Ronald and Joanna High, made a donation to the Ronald McDonald house Friday morning. They have been staying in Rochester since early October, 2019. Ronald had been waiting for, received, and is now recovering from a dual heart and liver transplant.

KIMT, Social Media post finds boy new kidney by Katie Lange — When KIMT met 10-year-old Carter in 2019, he was battling Stage 4 Kidney Disease and needed a transplant. Nicole Kavanaugh was scrolling social media when she came across the news story of Cartner's need for a kidney. "I watched it twice and suddenly I found myself completing the information online to send to Mayo," said kidney donor Nicole Kavanaugh.

KIMT, National Donor Day brings awareness to people in need  of life-saving transplants by Annalise Johnson — KIMT spoke to two people at Gift of Life Transplant House whose lives are changed because someone made the decision to be a donor. Martina Goodman is celebrating the three-year anniversary of her kidney transplant. She was in renal failure much of her life, and was close to needing to go on dialysis. Her dad donated a kidney to a complete stranger through Mayo Clinic's matched donation program, so that Martina could receive another stranger's kidney. She was even able to meet her donor and says she's a "wonderful lady."

Star Tribune, No cure, but you may feel better with this hot drink by Zak Stambor — …Before I had another restless night, I decided to give the hot toddy a try. My skepticism quickly faded. It seemed to work better than any of the over-the-counter products I had tried before. I slept through the night. While it was no cure, it temporarily relieved my symptoms, which may make some sense, says Dr. Donald Hensrud, an internal medicine specialist and associate professor of nutrition and preventive medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, Minn…“The warmth of the drink may provide symptomatic comfort,” he says. That explains the effectiveness of other traditional remedies that also provide fluids, such as chicken soup, which also supplies nutrients, and tea, which also contains antioxidants.

Twin Cities Business, Sleep Number Reports Strong Q4, Announces New Features to Aid Sleep by Allison Kaplan — At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Sleep Number announced a $10 million endowment to Mayo Clinic to fund sleep science research with an emphasis on cardiovascular medicine.  Sleep Number invested $59 million in capital expenditures in 2019, compared with $46 million the prior year, according its fourth quarter report.

Mpls St. Paul magazine, Paging Dr. Burnout by Sheila Mulrooney  Eldred — Systems-level solutions like these are what’s needed to effect permanent change, says Mayo Clinic physician Dr. Lotte Dyrbye, who co-invented an assessment tool called the “Physician Well-Being Index” and served on the committee that developed the National Academy of Medicine report. I asked her what she dreams a typical appointment could look like in the future.  Before the appointment even started, she says, schedulers would have tailored the length of the visit to what the patient needed.  Once she walked into the room, she adds, “I would be able to interact with that patient—from taking a history to coming up with a plan—with minimal interaction with the computer.” That could mean having a team member come along to help, or technology that would capture the visit and translate it into a medical record—“listening” walls, perhaps.

Daytona Beach News-Journal, Palm Coast ‘fair’ stresses need for organ donors by Danielle Anderson — Saving lives is also part of Dr. Katherine Oshel’s mission. As a transplant physician for the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, part of her job is to encourage living donors to sign up to give. She’s seen an increase in the need for kidneys, and has also seen the benefits to a patient’s quality of life when a transplant is successful. “Right now there are over 90,000 people in the United States waiting for a kidney transplant,” said Oshel. “If we can educate more people on living donation and continue to educate people about signing up to be deceased donors, we can hopefully make an impact to that deceased donor wait list.”

Mankato Free Press, Medical strides help family through rare disease by Brian Arola — An aunt and nephew in the Mankato area share a rare disease, giving their family a firsthand look at how far treatment advanced in between their births…Although their surgeries greatly differed, they’re both now living regular lives. Michelle and her twin sister, Angie Frundt, who is Joe’s mom, work at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. Joe, 14, is an eighth grader in Blue Earth who plays basketball and is considering a career in medicine. The family is grateful for the care they received at Mayo Clinic decades apart. Joe even signs a card thanking his doctor every year as part of a Valentine’s Day tradition.

KEYC Mankato, Dentists reinforce importance of oral health during Pediatric Oral Health Month — Dr. Erin Westfall, a pediatrician at Mayo Clinic Health System — Mankato, joined KEYC News Now at 6:30 to discuss more about dental care for children.

KEYC Mankato, Flu on the rise in southern Minnesota by Bernadette Heier — Minnesota is at its peak of flu season, with Mayo Clinic Health System facilities reporting 347 positive cases of influenza in Mankato alone between Jan. 1 and Thursday, Feb. 13. “We have seen almost double the number of influenza patients here in the last few weeks as compared to December,”' said Dr. Jennifer Johnson, a family medicine physician with the Mayo Clinic Health System.

Austin Daily Herald, A collaboration between The Hormel Institute and Mayo Clinic is looking to find treatment of brain cancer in children by Eric Johhnson — A grant worth nearly $1 million dollars will help a collaborative effort between scientists at The Hormel Institute and Mayo Clinic to help determine the cause, and by extension treatment, of aggressive brain cancers in children. Dr. Ted Hinchcliffe is leading principal investigator for the Mechanistic Dissection of the K27M Histone Mutation in Pediatric Gliomagenesis study, which will look learn about errors in cell division that cause brain cancer in children. It will also work to discover why these tumors are so aggressive to the point that once its diagnosed there is little else that can be done.

Austin Daily Herald, Finding the Link: Mayo study shows link between cholesterol and less risk of diseases — A new study of heart attack and heart failure survivors shows that while high cholesterol can cause heart disease, it can also mean less chance of non-cardiovascular diseases like kidney disease, pneumonia and cancer. The study was authored by Drs. Mohammed Yousufuddin and Hossam Al-Zu’bi, along with nurses Taylor Doyle and Jessica Peters of Mayo Clinic Health System-Albert Lea and Austin.

Owatonna People’s Press, Cardiologist encourages everyone to think heart health during American Heart Month by Annie Granlund — Traditionally the month for lovers and all things heart related, February also reminds us to take care of our heart. This Valentine’s Day, a local doctor wants to encourage everyone to take the health of their heart to heart as a part of American Heart Month. “In pretty much every area of the country, patients need to be concerned with heart attacks and strokes,” said Dr. Breno Pessanha, a cardiologist with the Mayo Health Clinic in Owatonna. “We should be aware of heart health from any age – healthy living is important to prevent heart disease and it’s best to start that at a young age.”

Faribault Daily News, 'Growing Your Family' event covers topics related to starting, expanding a family by Michelle Vlasak — For those thinking about starting or expanding their family, the OB-GYN experts from Mayo Clinic Health System in Faribault hold the "Growing Your Family" for participants to learn more about prenatal health and pregnancy preparation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at The Inn at Shattuck-St. Mary's, 1000 Shumway Ave., in Faribault.

Duluth News Tribune, Medical schools develop training on sex trafficking by Paul John Scott — The project, an initiative of Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine third-year student Jennifer Talbott and her adviser at Mayo Clinic Arizona, Dr. Juliana Kling, came about after Talbott's realization that Mayo Clinic Medical School students lacked such a curriculum. After conducting a systematic search of all published training materials for medical students on the identification, approach and clinical care of presumptive victims of sex trafficking, the review identified just four training publications or Powerpoint presentations serving the nation's tens of thousands of medical students and medical professionals seeking continuing education. "I thought there would be more out there," says Kling. "It does underscore the point that it's a more recently recognized area of concern. So I guess it didn't surprise me that much."

WXOW La Crosse, The effectiveness of masks against flu, common cold by Mike Beiermeister — With the spread of the Coronavirus, flu, and the common cold, there's also a been spread of masks. According to Dr. Khrystyne Lindgren of Mayo Clinic Health System, perfectly healthy people do not need to wear one. The mask does not prevent the flu or the common cold. However, if someone has the flu or the common cold, they should wear a mask if they intend to go out into the public. "Most of the common cold and influenza is caused by a virus that is in respiratory droplets, so essentially, when you cough, when you sneeze, the germs get spread out throughout the air, and what the mask does is help keep it in your own little bubble," said Dr. Lindgren.

WXOW La Crosse, Mayo Health Clinic utilizing disinfecting robots to destroy deadly germs by Mike Beiermeister — Concerns over spreading germs or viruses like the flu have hit an all time high in health care buildings. Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse depends on two robots to clean and disinfect their rooms. Mayo's environmental services team began testing the machines in 2018. They've been tweaking the location of the robots within rooms to attain higher and faster results of cleaning. "Sometimes, we have to adjust the machine three or four times, so over the last year, we've been trying to find the right spot in most typical rooms, so we can go right to it," said Daniel Bagniewski, Director of Environmental Services at Mayo Health Clinic System-Southwest Wisconsin Region.

WXOW La Crosse, Local family gives other parents the gift of time by Lindsey Ford — It has been a continuous journey for a local mother of three, Melissa Shore. Her family is focusing on healing from the stillbirth. Shore's stillborn son is named Kipton Jiggs. Shore and her husband are making sure families get a little extra time with their stillborn baby. The extra time is given through a machine called a CuddleCot. Melissa and her husband purchased and donated two CuddleCots to a couple of hospitals, one at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, the other at Tomah Health. A CuddleCot is designed to keep the stillborn baby's body cool, sterile water circulates in the CuddleCot, and the coldness slows down the natural process.

WKBT La Crosse, Gundersen, Mayo release latest flu numbers by Molly RIngberg — Flu season is still in full gear, but one local healthcare provider has seen a slight decline in cases. Mayo Clinic Health System of La Crosse says cases of Influenza A dropped 12%, and Influenza B decreased by 33%. In January Mayo reported a total of 213 cases between the two types.

WKBT La Crosse, CPR, AED use to be taught at upcoming clinics by Greg White — A little bit of knowledge can save a life. That’s why Mayo Clinic Health System is hosting a series of upcoming clinics to teach people how to perform CP-R and use an Automated External Defibrillator…“The sooner someone starts performing compressions after a person’s heart stops beating, the more likely are to survive. With every minute that passes, the likelihood of survival drops by almost ten percent per minute,” said Marlis O’Brien, Mayo Clinic Health System training center coordinator.

WKBT La Crosse, House Call – Managing your Cholesterol — Ashley Thomas, Mayo Clinic Health System is interviewed.

WEAU Eau Claire, Influenza poses more of a risk to Wisconsin than coronavirus by Hayley Spitler — In the state of Wisconsin, there have been 31 influenza deaths reported this season--two of them children. Gundersen Health System and Mayo Clinic Health Systems in La Crosse have been busy treating the illness. Mayo saw a significant increase in flu cases from December to January and Gundersen has treated more than last year.

WQOW Eau Claire, UW-Eau Claire partners with tech and health businesses by Shannon Satterlee — UW-Eau Claire is expanding its partnerships with big names in our community and state to provide more opportunities for students and our community. Tuesday, university leaders met with officials from Mayo Clinic Health System, Jamf and the Tech Council Innovation Network to name a few. UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Jim Schmidt said the collaboration will help the university create five to six new programs including biomedical engineering, masters degree in athletic training, and a public health major. Additional coverage: Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Associated Press, Minnesota US Rep. Jim Hagedorn announces he has cancer — Minnesota freshman Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn said Wednesday he is being treated for cancer but still plans to run for re-election this year. Hagedorn, 57, released a statement saying he was diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer on Feb. 15, 2019, and has received care and immunotherapy at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, this past year…“I am fortunate to be a patient of the Mayo Clinic, the preeminent institution of medicine in the world. My physicians, nurses and technicians are incredibly caring and competent people. I am also grateful for the regimen of immunotherapy, recently approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) as a treatment for kidney cancer,” Hagedorn said. Additional coverage: CNN, Washington Post, New York Times, Star Tribune, KAAL, WCCO, KARE 11, Pioneer Press, Post-Bulletin, Bemidji Pioneer, Duluth News Tribune, Bring Me the News, The Globe, FOX News

Yahoo! Lifestyle, The 'skull breaker challenge' is trending on TikTok. Why doctors say it could be fatal. by Kerry Justich — Denise Klinkner, MD, a pediatric surgeon at the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center in Rochester, Minnesota adds that the person in the middle of the stunt will likely become injured even if prepared for what it entails. “In spite of knowing this is the intent, the falling teen rapidly lands without blocking the fall, leading to at minimum a concussion,” she says. “If one is able, an outstretched hand to block the fall may lead to a broken wrist or arm.”

US News & World Report, AHA News: Father's Fatal Stroke a 'Wake-Up Call' for Sons — Jason, who lives in the Minneapolis area, traveled in April 2018 to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where cardiologist Dr. Heidi Connolly warned that he needed immediate surgery. His aorta – the main artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body – was twice the size it should have been. If his aortic aneurysm ruptured, it would likely be fatal. Feeling like he had a "ticking time bomb," Jason underwent open-heart surgery to repair the aneurysm five days later.

Good Housekeeping, How Old Are You Really? What New Research Says About Your Biological Age by Nicole Saporita — Knowing your biological age can be a great resource for taking control, but it shouldn’t replace medical care. The same goes for all at-home kits. “A false sense of security can be a widespread issue with these products,” cautions Matthew J. Ferber, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic GeneGuide laboratory. Whether you’re screening for the BRCA gene or assessing heart health, even good news does not mean you have zero risk.

Popular Science, How to keep your bones strong—and even make them stronger by Grace Wade — “You can eat the right amount of calcium and vitamin D and take supplements, but if you are not taking in the proper amount of fuel you can still potentially lose bone mass,” says Jennifer Maynard, a family physician and sports medicine specialist at the Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville, Florida campus. This can put people, such as those with a history of eating disorders, at an increased risk of osteoporosis. Think of it like a savings account. Each year of our youth, we invest a bit in our bone bank so that as we age and begin to lose bone, we have a hefty reserve to tap into.

Chicago Sun-Times, Is coconut oil is good for your health? Medical experts say no by Ashley May — Donald Hensrud, director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program who is unaffiliated with the analysis, told USA TODAY the new data “strengthened the case that coconut oil is not the panacea” or cure-all that some people have claimed.

Health Exec, Mayo Clinic expands access to clinical insights and digital content by Amy Baxter — Mayo Clinic is expanding its library of clinical insights by enabling other healthcare organizations to access and deliver digital content across the clinical and operational aspects of a patient care journey. Mayo Clinic has partnered with Lumeon, a care pathway management solutions company with an automation platform, and will integrate with the company’s platform…“We are excited to be working with Lumeon to operationalize the delivery of Mayo Clinic’s high-quality content within automated care experiences,” Sandhya Pruthi, MD, medical director of the office of patient education, content services, knowledge management & delivery editorial services at Mayo Clinic, said in statement. “Mayo Clinic continues to make available a broad variety of content that health systems across the US can immediately take advantage of, including content spanning chronic disease, wellness, maternity, behavioral health and risk assessment algorithms.” Additional coverage: Becker’s Hospital Review

406 MT Sports, 'You have to want to live': Awaiting kidney transplant, Hall of Fame AD Bruce Parker fights a day at a time by Jeff Welsch — At 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 28, Bruce Parker's cellphone chimed and the bright "Mayo" on the screen told his wife, Lisa, that an answer to nearly two years of prayers had finally arrived. The Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, was calling to inform Lisa that one family's tragedy had become a new lease on life for the Billings couple. A cadaver had arrived with healthy organs, including the one needed by Montana's most decorated collegiate athletic director.  A kidney.

WIFR-Radio, A couple says their "I do's" in a hospital by Savanna Brito — Michelle speaks on their wedding, "We went to Mayo Clinic, for a third opinion on his health, in January. And they did tell us that he does need to move forward for the heart transplant list. So, because of that, we moved the wedding up, and he chose Valentine's Day."

KVIA El Paso, Women and Alzheimer’s disease — Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Kejal Kantarci, a Mayo Clinic neuroradiologist, says more women have the disease than men. She explains the factors that may affect a woman's risk. More women have Alzheimer's disease than men. Researchers want to find out why.

Greater Milwaukee Today, Mayo Clinic Minute: 3 things women should know about heart disease — All women face the threat of heart disease, which is the No. 1 killer of Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mayo Clinic cardiologist Dr. Amy Pollak, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, says there are many important things women should know about heart disease. “The first one is to know your risk factors — you know, if you have a family history of heart disease, stroke or peripheral arterial disease,” says Dr. Pollak.

Fatherly, Just How Hard Can My Toddler Fall on the Playground Before I Panic? by Julia Savacool — Anything below adult eye level is fair game and anything higher is off-limits. This might sound like a made-up rule (it is), but the principle isn’t far off. “If the fall is from a short distance, the injury may be as simple as a concussion, whereas falling from heights greater than two times your child’s own height may involve a skull fracture with bleeding,” says Denise Klinkner, M.D., a pediatric surgeon at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center in Rochester, MN.

AFP Canada, 'Thyroid guards' are not recommended during mammograms by Marisha Goldhamer — Dr. Sandhya Pruthi of the Mayo Clinic, a non-profit US medical center, has explained: “One study estimated that during a mammogram, which involves two X-rays per breast, a woman’s thyroid is exposed to the equivalent of 30 minutes of natural radiation. Even over many years of annual mammograms, this amount of additional radiation is considered tiny.”

Yahoo! News Australia, 'I couldn’t speak': Woman claims stress led to paralysing condition — A young woman says stress caused her to develop a condition that left her paralysed from the neck down, leaving her in a nursing home for nearly three months. Courtney Runyon, 35, originally from Dallas in the USA, struggled to let go of a busy life of travelling and fitness after she began to lose feeling in her arms and legs…It was at The Mayo Clinic where Ms Runyon received the news that she had chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP).

TCTMD, Snapshot of Revascularization Outcomes Offers Some Reassurances, Some Surprises by Shelley Wood — “The most surprising thing to me was that the mortality in STEMI patients undergoing PCI remains about 5% over those 14 years,” lead author Mohamad Alkhouli, MD (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN), told TCTMD. “We had anticipated seeing some reduction, because we do a lot of different things with STEMI now: door-to-balloon times have improved, we do better patient selection, we have better medications and better stents, we do radial access, so we had thought we would see some reduction in that mortality, but we didn't.” Additional coverage: Medscape, CRTonline.org

MedPage Today, Cynthia Crowson, PhD, On A New Twist on Family History and Rheumatoid Arthritis by Scott Harris — Cynthia Crowson, PhD, is a researcher and statistician with the rheumatology department at Minnesota's Mayo Clinic. She served as co-author of a recent report, published in Arthritis Care & Research, that sought to determine whether, or to what extent, family history of diseases other than rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can help determine RA risk. To start the case-control study, Crowson and colleagues identified 821 people with RA using the Mayo Clinic Biobank, a collection of health information and physical samples that is not disease-specific.

Medscape, 'Striking Paradox' of Misaligned Diabetes Treatment Could Harm by Marlene Busko — The findings showed that "patients who are treated intensively are those who are most likely to be harmed by it," but those “who would benefit from more intensive treatment are not receiving the basic care that they need," lead author Rozalina G. McCoy, MD, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, summarized in a press statement. "The paradox and misalignment of treatment intensity with patients' needs are really striking," she noted.

Healio, JAK inhibitors show fast results, improved QOL, low adverse events in IBD — “JAK inhibition represents a potent, fast-acting mechanism of action,” Edward V. Loftus Jr, MD, professor of medicine at the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said during his presentation. “Tofacitinib [Xeljanz, Pfizer] is approved for moderate-to-severe UC in patients who have failed anti-TNFs. The selective JAK1 inhibitors appear very promising in [Crohn’s disease], upadacitinib [Rinvoq, AbbVie] specifically, we have data in UC and that appears to be advantageous.”

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