Current Limitations of IBD Treatment

Where Do We Go from Here?



    1. Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and Immunobiology Research Institute, Celare-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles California 90048, USA
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Address for correspondence: Dr. Stephan R. Targan, M.D., Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Suite D4063, Los Angeles CA 90048 USA. Voice: 310-423-0540; fax: 310-423-0224.


Abstract: Great progress has been made over the last decade in the development of targeted specific therapies for inflammatory bowel disease. Nevertheless, accumulating experience with these modalities and results from ongoing investigations of agents currently on the market and those in development have demonstrated that efficacy may be limited to certain patient phenotypes. Recently, great interest has been applied to studies of the interplay between the adaptive and innate immune responses to achieve a better understanding of the immunopathogeneses of inflammatory bowel diseases as well as to identify targets for even more potent intervention.