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Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s RISK Stratification Study Reveals Potential New Approach to Precision Medicine for Pediatric Patients

Researchers have successfully identified biological signatures in pediatric patients with newly diagnosed Crohn's disease (CD) capable of predicting whether a child will develop disease-related complications requiring major surgery within three to five years. The results of this research, "Prediction of complicated disease course for children newly diagnosed with Crohn's disease: a multicentre inception cohort study," have been published in the high impact factor journal, The Lancet.

This groundbreaking work is the result of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's "RISK Stratification" study, the largest new-onset study completed on pediatric Crohn's disease patients. It is a multicenter research initiative that consists of 25 U.S. institutions and three from Canada and a cohort of 1,112 CD children enrolled at diagnosis, of which 913 were included in the published study. The goal of this research was to identify measurable indicators of the two most common complications in pediatric Crohn's disease that require surgery -- stricturing and penetrating disease.

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Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis: A Guide for Parents

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Learning that your child has IBD can be difficult. The guide helps parents learn important issues about IBD including medication, disease management and about issues related to school and coping.

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