On Monday, September 27th, nearly 200 patients, doctors, friends, and celebrity athletes joined the GI Research Foundation for the inaugural Larry A. Pogofsky All-Star Challenge – On the Greens at Bryn Mawr Country Club in Lincolnwood, Illinois. The charity golf tournament raised more than $181,000 for digestive diseases research at the University of Chicago Medicine.
In this recipe, the complex flavors of chai mix with cooked sweet apples to provide a new twist on a breakfast classic.
The Multidisciplinary Team: Integrated Specialty Pharmacy Featuring David Choi, PharmD and Archariya Puangampai, PharmD
Fortunately for patients at the University of Chicago Medicine Digestive Diseases Center, specialty pharmacists David Choi, PharmD, BCACP, and Archariya Puangampai, PharmD, BCPS, have honed expertise in helping patients understand their medications, and also navigate other barriers such as insurance challenges to gain access to these life-changing medicines.
Wise beyond her years, she has sage advice for patients with Crohn’s disease: “Don’t be afraid to grieve. It’s going to be really hard, and you are going to feel sad, and that’s okay. And also, don’t get caught up in what you think everyone else is doing.”
For patients with digestive diseases, bananas and oats are easy-to-digest prebiotic and probiotic foods containing soluble fiber, while peanut butter or peanut butter powder adds protein and flavor.
Different risk factors, including the type of sutures used to create the pouch, BMI, patient’s sex, prior C. difficile infection, and prior use of anti-TNF medications, all predicted different types of pouchitis.