Asthma and Proinflammatory Conditions: A Population-Based Retrospective Matched Cohort Study.

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Dr. Young Juhn, Faculty Member in Pediatrics and director of Pediatric Asthma Epidemiology Research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article intended for inclusion in the October 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where contrary to their hypothesis, he notes an increased risk of coronary artery disease and diabetes in association with a diagnosis of asthma. Available at: Visit the Mayo Clinic...

Vasculitis Associated With Tumor Necrosis Factor-α Inhibitors

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Dr. Olayemi Sokumbi, a Resident in the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her article appearing in the August 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings where she describes the clinical characteristics, histopathologic features, and outcomes of patients in whom vasculitis developed in association with use of tumor necrosis factor- inhibitors. Available at:

Progressive Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

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Dr. Preethi Gondi discusses her manuscript, "Progressive Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Requiring Liver Transplantation Is Associated With Reduced Need for Colectomy in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis." To view the print version of this abstract, go to

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Perioperative Pharmacologic Considerations

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Description: Dr. Ajay Kumar, from the Department of Hospital Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, discusses his article on inflammatory bowel disease which appears in the August 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Available at:

Intestinal microbiota and human health

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The central objective of the MetaHit project is to establish associations between the genes of the human intestinal microbiota and human health and disease. The research work is focused on two disorders of increasing importance in Europe, Inflamatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and obesity. First, we need to establish an extensive reference catalog of microbial genes and genomes present in the human intestine. The second challenge is to develop tools to determine which genes and genomes of the...