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Kids With Crohn's Disease are at Ease Now

...owel disease (IBD). Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis are two different types of inflammatory bowel diseases that affect the digestive system. Symptoms include diarrhea, sometimes severe enough to require frequent trips to the bathroom (up to 20 or more times a day); significant abdominal pain, bloody...

Colitis More Common in Hospitalized Patients

... issue of Archives of Surgery,the rate of cases of colitis (colon inflammation) caused by the bacteria Clost...rtality. Three million new cases of C. difficile colitis occur in the United States each year: as many as 10 percent of patients hospitalized for at least tw...

Inflamed Intestines Cost Australians Heavily

... Crohn's disease is related closely to ulcerative colitis affecting the colon. The two are frequently referr...ck of knowledge in the community about Crohn's and colitis and this leads to feelings of isolation and discrimination in the workplace." Researchers found th...

Ulcerative Colitis Disrupts Many Aspects of Daily Life: Survey

Nearly three out of four ulcerative colitis (UC) sufferers responding to a new nationwide surv...disease to the forefront and assist the ulcerative colitis community in identifying areas to focus our efforts." "Like many other chronic diseases, there's n...

Remicade Responders Maintain Improvement

...rope show moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) patients who had responded to REMICADE (infl...as less severe (P "Many patients with ulcerative colitis report experiencing extremely bothersome symptoms, that affect many areas of their lives, including ...

Study Finds No Correlation Between Number of Pills and Adherence to It

... chronic illnesses like hypertension or ulcerative colitis worsen when patients fail to take medication as prescribed - and this puts additional burdens not only on patients, but the health care system," says Brixner. "Data like these demonstrate that the influences on adherence are multi-factorial, and ther...

Remicade(R) Get Approval for First and Only Biologic Treatment for Pediatric Crohn's Disease

...n's disease in 1998 and later for adult ulcerative colitis in 2005. The safety and efficacy of REMICADE across all indications have been well established in clinical trials over the past 14 years and through commercial experience with nearly 925,000 patients treated worldwide across all indications. The ...

New Therapeutic Approach for Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases

...w avenue for treatment of autoimmune diseases like colitis and rheumatoid arthritis or other inflammatory diseases, as well as potentially providing a mechanism for the control of graft rejections, where you dont want the immune system to attack the grafted tissue....

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Nerve Damage

...se includes digestive disorders such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease that cause swelling and/or ble...red 103 people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis to 51 people with other digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis and chronic...

New Strain May Make a Common Bacterial Illness More Severe

...ause symptoms ranging from mild diarrhea to severe colitis if they enter the gastrointestinal tract of a person who is taking antibiotics. Although antibiotics kill off many types of harmful bacteria, they can also wipe out the good bugs in the large intestine that keep C. difficile in check. Most people e...

Lactococcus Strain may Offer End to Food Allergies

...ch has been extended to patients with inflammatory colitis in whom the microorganism is well tolerated (phase I trial), and there is some indication that it is also effective for treatment. "The challenge is going to phase two human trials for prevention, but also for treatment of food allergy," he said. ...

Erroneous Laboratory Operation May Lead To a Cancer Drug

...res for swelling in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis which results in intense pain and diarrhoea. Cancer cells were used as controls for this study and a compound by the name PPAR-gamma modulator was being tested. Schaefer realized that a small error in her laboratory calculation resulted in the death ...

Bowel Disorders may Cause a 'Roller Coaster' Pregnancy

... Diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in pregnant women could result in low birth weight babies or premature babies. Yet, the 'silver lining' exists in the form of advanced medical treatments, available today, which has certainly reduced the risks. The St. Mary's Hospital team analyze...

New Treatment For Skin Cancer Using Body's own Immune System

...does increase the risk of diseases like hepatitis, colitis and dermatitis. Further studies are required to validate the findings of these two studies. If it woks well, the treatment would be extended to other forms of cancer involving Tregs. GYT...

Stubborn Ulcerative Colitis Responds to Arthritis Drug

...hn’s disease. “For people with active ulcerative colitis who do not respond to corticosteroids or immunosup.... According to Higgins, the causes of ulcerative colitis aren’t clear, but they may have something to do with an interaction between a person’s genetic makeu...

Canada Has The Highest Incidence of IBD In The World

...at Canada has the highest incidences of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease//, otherwise known collectivel...out 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 ...

Analysis: Bowel Diseases Triples Infertility Risks In Women

... to conceive after 12 months of trying. Ulcerative colitis is a condition in which sores and inflammation develop along the lining of the large intestine, producing severe diarrhoea and rectal bleeding. It affects around 1 to 2% of the population. Surgical removal of the colon is sometimes needed to alleviat...

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Cured By Parasitic Worms

...ich has two forms – Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis – is virtually unknown in the developing world, while it is increasing dramatically in developed societies. When people from developing countries move to developed ones, their incidence of the disease tends to increase. ‘We know from veterinary me...

Parasitic Worms Could Be Used To Treat Bowel Disease

...ich has two forms – Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis – is virtually unknown in the developing world, while it is increasing dramatically in developed societies. When people from developing countries move to developed ones, their incidence of the disease tends to increase. "We know from veterinary medi...

Arthritic Drug Approved For Use In Children With Crohn’s Diseas

...el diseases (IBD), which include CD and ulcerative colitis (UC). Remicade, known generically as infliximab, belongs to a class of drugs that suppress tumor necrosis factor-alpha, a protein involved in inflammation. <br...

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