Pain in the upper abdomen that is worse before meals and during the night might be due to a peptic ulcer. The major cause of ulcers is an infection of the stomach by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori...

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Humira (adalimumab)

The funding for Humira treatment for Crohn's disease is a major step forward for treatment in NZ. The criteria is restricted but most patients with moderate to severe disease not responding to azathioprine or methotrexate are now able to gain access to this treatment. The treatment is given as an injection every 2 weeks. This given by a self-injecting pen that is easy to use. The results are excellent but close review by your gastroenterologist is required

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