Navigation Links
Canada Has The Highest Incidence of IBD In The World

A new study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology shows that Canada has the highest incidences of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease//, otherwise known collectively as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), in the world. The country was noted to have the highest incidence of per capita cases in the world with about one in 350 Canadians suffering from ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.

IBD is a wearing away of the lining of the intestinal tract until it becomes red and raw and begins to bleeds, like a skinned knee. The difference between ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease is where they occur: ulcerative colitis occurs only in the large intestine, and Crohn's disease, which is more common, occurs in both the large and small intestines.

"The key issue about IBD is that it affects people in the prime of their lives--it's usually first diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 25--and it can be very debilitating," said Dr. Richard Fedorak, director of the University of Alberta Division of Gastroenterology and a co-author of the study.

Fedorak and his colleagues are studying IBD incidence rates in Canada to gain insight into the causes of the disease and determine why, as other studies have shown, it occurs more often in northern regions of the world.

"We know that people need a certain genetic mutation to be vulnerable to the disease," said Fedorak. "However, we believe there is an environmental element to it, as well, because not all people with the genetic mutation develop the disease."

Fedorak said the disease does not exist in some parts of the world, such as China and Africa. The explanation for this, he added, may be that children in developed countries are not exposed to as many intestinal bacteria as are children in the developing world, and, therefore, some children in the developed world may not develop immune systems that are able to prevent IBD in adulthood.

"There are theories, but at this point we're not really sure what causes IBD," Fedorak said. "But if we can find the causes and understand the disease a little better, then of course this might lead us to develop treatments or even be able to prevent it, and that's what we're working toward."

Source: EurekAlert
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Canada stunned as mad cow discovery leads to beef ban
2. Canada withdraws ADHD drug Adderall XR
3. Canada helps in giving birth to world first baby from frozen egg
4. Ban On Indian Ayurvedic Drugs In Canada
5. Polio Fears Raised In Canada
6. Long wait for Chronic pain patients in Atlantic Canada
7. Bird flu virus isolated from duck farm in Canada
8. Canada Needs More Doctors To Deal With A Pandemic
9. Canada Introduces Mandatory Nutrition Labeling
10. Canada May Not Permit Bextra To Reenter Market
11. Health Canada Gave Access To Unapproved Drugs To AIDS/HIV Patients.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/28/2017)... ... 28, 2017 , ... Starting in May, patients at The Bay Clinic ... (HRV) diagnostic test. , Nerve-Express, originally designed for the Navy in the 1980s, measures ... a patient’s autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS controls all the critical unconscious ...
(Date:5/28/2017)... ... May 28, 2017 , ... ... is proud to announce that Jorge Fernandez-Silva, M.D., has joined its new Melbourne ... a specialty that concentrates on minimally invasive techniques to treat and manage many ...
(Date:5/28/2017)... ... May 28, 2017 , ... Viewers likely know Rob Lowe from such 80s ... noted for his work on NBC’s The West Wing and Parks and Recreation. But ... series “Informed,” which puts the spotlight on important modern-day issues that face today’s society. ...
(Date:5/27/2017)... ... ... dentist? You should go twice per year for checkups, but if you want to keep ... some dental tips to help out: , 1. Brushing Teeth - Brush your teeth twice ... locker at school for a quick brushing after lunch. Use a small brush head with ...
(Date:5/27/2017)... ... May 27, 2017 , ... From May 21-23, hearing healthcare ... three-day event was held at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Hotel in Syracuse, New York. ... and network of independent hearing healthcare providers to help them stay ahead in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/26/2017)... , May 25, 2017  In response to ... , Direct Relief is working with Pfizer to ... available at no cost to community health centers, free ... providers nationwide. "Pfizer has a long-standing ... medicines and ensuring patient safety through educational activities," said ...
(Date:5/22/2017)... , May 22, 2017  Lilac Corp, ... Gene-Eden-VIR/Novirin, announces the launch of a new ... the results of a clinical study that showed ... treatment with Gene-Eden-VIR/Novirin in individuals suffering from HPV ... note that there are no other treatments that ...
(Date:5/18/2017)... N.J. , May 17, 2017  Bayer announced ... oncology portfolio will be presented at the 53 rd ... Oncology (ASCO), taking place June 2-6 in ... presented at ASCO span prostate, colorectal, liver and thyroid ... analysis from the Phase II CHRONOS-1 trial of copanlisib ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: