34 episodes

Host: Samir Kakodkar, MD - specialist in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis Medical School: Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency: Rush University Medical Center Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Advanced Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's and Colitis): Northwestern Memorial Hospital Practice Location 7900 N Milwaukee Ave Suite 19, Niles, IL 60714 For appointments: 847-318-9595 Contact: samir3@gmail.com YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSzuuqUFGgtcwpAbtL5b0xw If interested in scheduling a phone conversation with me, please visit https://calendly.com/samir3/against-the-grain Twitter: @KakodkarSamir 

Against the Grain Samir Kakodkar

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 47 Ratings

Host: Samir Kakodkar, MD - specialist in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis Medical School: Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency: Rush University Medical Center Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Advanced Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's and Colitis): Northwestern Memorial Hospital Practice Location 7900 N Milwaukee Ave Suite 19, Niles, IL 60714 For appointments: 847-318-9595 Contact: samir3@gmail.com YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSzuuqUFGgtcwpAbtL5b0xw If interested in scheduling a phone conversation with me, please visit https://calendly.com/samir3/against-the-grain Twitter: @KakodkarSamir 

    My Unbiased Breakdown of Zeposia (Ozanimod) for Ulcerative Colitis

    My Unbiased Breakdown of Zeposia (Ozanimod) for Ulcerative Colitis

    This is my review of Zeposia (Ozanimod), a new once a day oral medication for moderate to severe ulcerative colitis. I go over the True North Study (https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2033617) in detail including efficacy and safety data. I have no conflicts of interest with any pharmaceutical companies. These are my opinions regarding Zeposia and other medications based on my personal/clinical experience and review of the literature. 

    • 51 min
    What Do Your Biopsies Mean? The Pathology of Crohn's and Colitis - Shriram Jakate, MD

    What Do Your Biopsies Mean? The Pathology of Crohn's and Colitis - Shriram Jakate, MD

    Dr. Shriram Jakate is Professor Emeritus in pathology at Rush University Medical Center. He has a particular expertise in GI and liver pathology and has been interpreting slides from patients with Crohn's and colitis for over several decades. I consider him to be the best GI pathologist I have encountered in my career and during this podcast we have a wide ranging discussion about interpretation of IBD pathology. We discuss the pathologic features of Crohn's and ulcerative in detail and also go over IBD mimickers (including NSAID induced inflammation), C diff, pouchitis and rethinking the classification of IBD subtypes. 

    • 2 hr
    It's Game Time! Management of Fistulizing Crohn's Disease

    It's Game Time! Management of Fistulizing Crohn's Disease

    This is a discussion with Dr. Assad Munis, third year gastroenterology fellow at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, about his recent presentation "Initial Approach to Fistulizing Crohn's Disease" at our grand rounds.  We discuss pathophysiology, diagnosis, and primarily medical management. We also touch on topics of stem cell therapy, hyperbaric oxygen and exclusive enteral nutrition as potential treatments. 

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Start Here if you have Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis!

    Start Here if you have Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis!

    I made this podcast for those who are newly diagnosed with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.Dr. K’s Simplified Prescription to Treat IBD(it’s not that complicated to know what to do)1.Start with appropriate and optimized medical therapy, preferably by an IBD specialist (like myself).2.If this works, follow an IBD diet protocol that speaks to you and that you can realistically follow long term. Bottom line is to take out processed food and being plant based is probably helpful.3.After at least 1 year, if in deep remission (feeling normal, normal colonoscopy, normal biopsies), continue meds if no side effects or consider de-escalation of medical therapy (ie stopping or reducing dose) and continue diet with careful monitoring strategy for recurrence. If there is disease recurrence, restart medical therapy at direction of IBD specialist and consider changing dietary protocol.4.If you run out of medical therapies or are stuck on prednisone, surgery is a good option which can not only save your life but improve your quality of life.5.Besides diet and medication, other complementary and alternative therapies (ie supplements, probiotics, etc) are unlikely to be the miracle you hope for.That is all!To schedule a phone conversation with me, go to:https://calendly.com/samir3/against-the-grain

    • 28 min
    A Deep Dive into the DINE Study: The Specific Carbohydrate Diet vs Mediterranean Diet for Crohn's Disease

    A Deep Dive into the DINE Study: The Specific Carbohydrate Diet vs Mediterranean Diet for Crohn's Disease

    This podcast is a deep dive into the recently published article "A Randomized Trial Comparing the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to a Mediterranean Diet in Adults With Crohn’s Disease." (also known as the Dine Study) published by Lewis, et al. Article link is here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34052278/My guests are Dr. Meghana Doniparthi, gastroenterology fellow at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Kim Beall, Pharm D.Kim received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and her BS in Pharmacy from Auburn University. She has experience in academics and industry, working at MUSC as part of an Internal Medicine team and serving as adjunct faculty at MUSC College of Pharmacy, then working in Health Sciences with Merck as an academic liaison for those publishing and researching in lipids, hypertension, and heart failure. She has been following research in IBD closely since 2013 with her teenage son’s diagnosis of Crohn’s disease, and has become committed to the advancement of nutritional therapy as treatment. Her website is http://www.ntforibd.org

    • 2 hr 5 min
    The IBDCoach Update and Ksharustra (Ayurvedic Seton) for Fistulizing Crohn's Disease

    The IBDCoach Update and Ksharustra (Ayurvedic Seton) for Fistulizing Crohn's Disease

    This is my second podcast with IBDCoach. We try to make sense of all the IBD diets, supplements and medications out there which can be so confusing! We also have a detailed discussion regarding Andrew's use of Ksharsutra (Ayurvedic Seton) to treat his fistula. I am not officially endorsing or recommending this service or Ksharsutra. You must discuss using any adjunctive therapies with your gastroenterologist.Andrew Kornfeld (andrew@ibd.coach) holds degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology from UC Santa Cruz and is an award-winning educator, organizer, and published author. He has Crohn’s disease, and over the course of a decade and a half has developed a tailored and evidence-based protocol that allowed him to achieve robust, lasting clinical remission from his IBD. Andrew founded IBDCoach (www.ibd.coach) so others with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis could benefit from the strategic lessons and research he has conducted in his personal pursuit of health.Amy Loftus (amy@ibd.coach) holds a B.A. in Biological Anthropology and an M.A. in Education from the University of California, Berkeley. She works alongside Andrew to run the operations arm of IBDCoach. Amy combines her decade of classroom teaching experience, her work as a software engineer at a Silicon Valley health tech startup, and her years as an IBD spouse to empower IBDCoach members with the resources they need to achieve their remission goals.

    • 2 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Klais61 ,

Best podcast for those with IBD

Wish I found this podcast sooner in my IBD journey !

AP4fit ,

Jack Kruse

Wow! Dr Kruse is brilliant! I will continue to prioritize spending time in the sun. Modern society is certainly a biological mismatch with our mitochondria.

Doc Denver ,

Astute, compassionate, helpful

As a family doc and father of a son with “indeterminate IBD”, I find these podcasts incredibly helpful. you radiate light and hope upon a difficult path.
Keep up the amazing work!

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