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New remedy for those suffering from Crohn's disease

Crohn's disease is an often debilitating, lifelong gastrointestinal illness that usually shows up when people are in their 20s or 30s. The disease leaves one too fatigued even to perform daily activities or it causes severe abdominal pain. However, treatments available currently do not help all patients suffering from the disease. Now, Dr. Brian Dieckgraefe, M.D., Ph.D, a gastroenterologist at Wa...

Cancer drug brings relief to patients of Crohn’s Diseas

Researchers have discovered that the use of the drug sargramostim,// also known as Leukine, have helped the patients of Crohn’s disease recover totally from their symptoms. The drug sargramostim is generally used for treating cancer patients who are going through chemotherapy... ....Crohn’s disease is the condition that causes inflammation of the small intestine. This can cause pain and diarrhea....

Crohns Disease Could Be Caused By Gaps In The Intestinal Barrier

The human bowel is lined with millions of projections called villi which increase the surface area of the intestine to allow for the efficient absorption of nutrients. The villi are covered in epithelial cells // which are constantly renewed – around a thousand billion cells are shed from the top of the villi every day. ..Scientists found that this renewal process leaves 'gaps' in the lining of...

Crohn's Patient Robert Hill’s greatest achievemen

Robert Hill, a Crohn’s patient has successfully reached the Vinson Massif summit, one of Antarctica's tallest mountains. The climb began // on January 12th and was successfully completed on January 19th after eight days of unpredictable and sub-freezing temperatures. ..He was a strong, healthy athlete who was later diagnosed with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. During the course of the d...

Viagra Offers Hope In Treatment Of Crohn’s Diseas

A recent study has shown that Crohn’s disease could due to ineffective functioning of a weak immune system. It was previously thought that an overactive immune system could be responsible // for this chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by ulcers in the small and large intestines. The following finding has been revealed by research conducted by researchers from University College London (U...

FDA Accords Priority Review For Pediatric Crohn's Disease Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to accord a priority review for the drug REMICADE (R) (infliximab) to be used in the treatment of pediatric// Crohn's disease, the drug's manufacturer Centocor, Inc. announced today. Crohn's disease affects the gastrointestinal tract and causes diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain and weight loss. As of now there is no drug to treat children who...

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

The Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. have given an approval for the drug Remicade for use in children with active Crohn's disease (CD), which is a chronic// and debilitating condition. ....Crohn's disease is an inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract that causes diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, weight loss and, in some times, delayed development and stunted growth. Though it can invol...

Discovery of gene stirs hope for Crohn’s disease patient

The discovery of a gene recently by scientists that plays a key role in advancing inflammatory processes has raised the hopes of researchers// who feel this might be the breakthrough longed for in opening new vistas to counter gastro intestinal diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The gene now named IL-23R has been implicated with many chronic illnesses associated with gastro...

Naltrexone also Treats Crohn's Disease

A study by Penn State College of Medicine finds that naltrexone may be beneficial to people with Crohn's disease. A low dose of this drug is often used to bring// relief to victims of alcohol and drug addiction. ....Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the intestine that affects an estimated 500,000 Americans. The study results were released online this week in an early edition...

Smoking Influences Crohn's Disease

A new study in The American Journal of Gastroenterology suggests that smoking may determine which part of the intestinal tract is attacked in those// who suffer from Crohn’s disease. Where the disease is located often determines whether the patient will eventually require surgical treatment. ....“In patients who smoke, Crohn’s disease tends to appear more frequently in the small intestine, rathe...

Abbott's Humira(r) (Adalimumab) Gets Approval by EU for Crohn's Disease Treatment

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Abbott announced today that it has received marketing authorization from the European Commission for the use of HUMIRA(R) (adalimumab) as a treatment for severe Crohn's disease. HUMIRA is the first self-administered biologic for the treatment of Crohn's disease and offers an effective and convenient treatment option that can help enable patients to maintain control of their di...

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

HORSHAM, Pa. and KENILWORTH, N.J., Centocor, Inc. and Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) today announced that the European Commission has approved a new indication for REMICADE(R) (infliximab) allowing for the treatment of severe, active Crohn's disease (CD) in pediatric patients aged 6 to 17 years, who have not responded to conventional therapy including a corticosteroid, an immunomodulato...

ECP may Be Effective in Treating Crohn's Disease

Results from an international multi-center Phase II clinical trial suggest that extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) may be effective in treating patients with clinically active (OR symptomatic) Crohns disease who cannot tolerate or are refractory to immunosuppressants and/or anti-TNF agents. A 50% response rate after 3 months of ECP treatment was noted in the study, using standard disease activit...

Smoking Influences Crohn's Disease

A new study in The American Journal of Gastroenterology suggests that smoking may determine which part of the intestinal tract is attacked in those who suffer from Crohns disease. Where the disease is located often determines whether the patient will eventually require surgical treatment. ......In patients who smoke, Crohns disease tends to appear more frequently in the small intestine, rather...

MS Drug Fails The Test For Treating Crohns Disease

Biogen Idec's chief executive, James Mullen is not a happy man. The Cambridge biotechnology company is not likely to receive approval from European regulators to use its drug Tysabri to treat patients with Crohn's disease, a debilitating intestinal ailment. ...Biogen Idec and Elan Corp. of Irela...

Gene Variants for Crohn's Disease Identified

Researchers have found a gene variant that raises a childs risk of Crohns disease, which is a chronic and painful condition attributed to inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract . ...... ......The study has reinforced earlier results of a German study that identified the same gene variant associated with the adult form of the disease.Crohns disease is a chronic and painful condition attribute...

Kids With Crohn's Disease are at Ease Now

Seventeen-year-old Eliot Drieband explains what its like to have Crohns disease − a type of inflammatory bowel disease − in the same matter-of-fact way she describes preparing for an advanced placement exam, working on the school newspaper, starting an organ donor awareness club for teens and being a peer counselor for other kids facing chronic, life-altering illnesses. ...The disea...
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