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Specific carbohydrate diet for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease in clinical practice within an academic IBD center

By Chinonyelum Obih M.D, Ghassan Wahbeh M.D Dale Lee M.D

While dietary concerns have been identified as being linked to the pathogenesis of IBD, common clinical treatment has not broughts diet adjustments to the forefront. This being said the Seattle Children’s Hospital has lead the charge in developing an integrated program focused on dietary concerns. This program incorporates the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) into their treatment of patients. Researchers have evaluated these methods in a 2016 study and concluded that the results provide evidence that the SCD can be integrated into a tertiary care center and may improve clinical and laboratory parameters for pediatric patients. However further research must be conducted to ascertain it’s true benefits.

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Posted on: February 23 2018

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I was very interested in the article "Good Vs bad bacteria - the bugs responsible for Crohn's disease". I was diagnosed with IBD 6 months ago and after a very bad reaction to Pentasa (but unproven) I was told to wait and try again when the symptoms peaked again. However, I started taking Probiotics each day and (touch wood) I have been in remission for 5 months, with high hopes. I am very interested in the research in this field.

My 16 year old daughter was diagnosed with UC in July 2016 and after 4 flare ups within 12 months and trying different medications, she was prescribed infliximab. This has been the miracle medication for her and am so thankful that she has been able to return to a "relatively normal life", enjoying school and her passion for sports again (bar 8 weekly visits to PMH for inflixmab infusions, routine colonoscopies and mezzaline daily). I had very little knowledge of UC and autoimmunie disease for that matter; and was shellshocked at how debilitating it can be. We are so grateful to have a wonderful gastro and medical team supporting my daughter and of course the impact that inflixmab has had; however know it is still early days and don't want to take anything for granted.

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