Sheila M. Wilhelm
Sheila M. Wilhelm is associate professor (clinical) and pharmacy specialist, internal medicine, Wayne State University, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, United States.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterised by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract and affects patients’ quality of life. Treatment of IBD involves induction and maintenance of remission. Current available therapies include anti-inflammatory aminosalicylates and corticosteroids, immunosuppressive agents, antibiotics and biologic agents. Some patients are not fully responsive to conventional treatment or lose efficacy over time. Recently approved agents a