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Fatty Acids in Diet Linked to Bowel Disease Risk

Red meat may raise odds for ulcerative colitis, but oily fish could be protective, study shows,, THURSDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming too much of a common polyunsaturated fatty acid could be a contributing factor in an estimated 30 percent of all cases of ulcerative colitis,...

Is somatic hypersensitivity a predictor of irritable bowel syndrome?

Although visceral hypersensitivity is considered a hallmark feature of IBS, conflicting evidence exists regarding somatic hypersensitivity in this patient population. Several investigators have found no evidence for heightened somatic pain sensitivity in IBS patients. Also, others have reported si...

Large abdominal wall lipoma causes bowel obstruction

Proteus syndrome is a complex disorder associated with varied, disproportionate, asymmetric overgrowth of many body parts and unregulated adipose tissue. The overgrowth seen in Proteus syndrome is progressive and difficult to manage. Patients with Proteus syndrome require repeated treatment for th...

Advance in bowel cancer test research

Australian researchers have developed gene expression biomarkers which can accurately discriminate pre-cancerous and cancerous colorectal growths from non-cancerous controls. Being presented today at the Digestive Disease Week conference in Chicago, the preliminary findings are the result of a ...

Alcohol and smoking are key causes for bowel cancer

A new global study has found that lifestyle risk factors such as alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking are important risk factors for bowel cancer. Researchers have shown that people who consume the largest quantities of alcohol (equivalent to > 7 drinks per week) have 60% greater risk of deve...

For Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), iPhone to the Rescue

MEBANE, N.C., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Behavioral Health Associates of NC, Inc. announces the release for sale of the iPhone symptom tracker application for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This application helps users keep track of bowel function as well as ten other variables in order to create an accura...

Obesity predicts inadequate bowel prep at colonoscopy

Bethesda, MD (June 1, 2009) Obesity is an independent predictor of inadequate bowel preparation at colonoscopy, and the presence of additional risk factors further increases the likelihood of a poorly cleansed colon, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , the offi...

Exagen Launches New Diagnostic Assays for Bowel Disease at Digestive Disease Week Conference

Company signs partnership agreement with Clinical Reference Laboratory ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Exagen Diagnostics, Inc. today announced the availability of two new genomic blood tests to assist physicians with diagnosing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel ...

Packard/Stanford study suggests two causes for bowel disease in infants

STANFORD, Calif. New research from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the Stanford University School of Medicine is helping physicians unravel the cause of a deadly and mysterious bowel disease that strikes medically fragile newborn babies. The findings could lead to a better understanding of...

Prune juice not necessary: New research should make bowel movements easier

If you hate prune juice and chalky fiber supplements, just sit down and relax. Help is on the way. In a research report published online in The FASEB Journal ( http://www.fasebj.org ), a team of researchers has discovered a new way to make it a lot easier to go to the bathroom, especially when a...

Children with inflammatory bowel disease have surprisingly high folate levels, study finds

Children with newly diagnosed cases of inflammatory bowel disease have higher concentrations of folate in their blood than individuals without IBD, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and UC Berkeley. The findings bring into question the previ...

Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Have Surprisingly High Folate Levels, Study Finds

Children with newly diagnosed cases of inflammatory bowel disease have higher concentrations of folate in their blood than individuals without IBD, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and UC Berkeley. The findings bring into question the prev...

New Jersey Jury Awards $12.9 Million to Three Patients Whose Use of Roche Acne Medication Accutane Found to Cause Severe Bowel Illness

Three Florida residents took Accutane as teens, developed inflammatory bowel disease; Plaintiffs represented jointly by law firms Hook Bolton; Seeger Weiss; and Beggs & Lane ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In another major courtroom verdict linking powerful acne medicati...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Takes Center Stage at Yakult's 17th Intestinal Flora Symposium

- Probiotics may offer sufferers non-drug option for symptom relief - TOKYO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Last Friday, the 17th Annual Symposium on Intestinal Flora at Yakult World Headquarters Hall in Tokyo gathered physicians, researchers and company associates from 19 countries, including the U...

The prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection in inflammatory bowel disease patients

Patients with IBD have high risk of infection by hepatitis viruses B or C because during the course of their disease, they need blood transfusions, and sometimes surgical and endoscopic procedures for diagnosis and treatment. It is important to alert health professionals about prevention and early...

Bone marrow stem cells may help control inflammatory bowel disease

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have found that infusions of a particular bone marrow stem cell appeared to protect gastrointestinal tissue from autoimmune attack in a mouse model. In their report published in the journal Stem Cells , the team from the MGH Center for Engineeri...

Clinical Trial for the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Begins at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Anadis Ltd (ASX:ANX; OTC:ANDIY), a biopharmaceutical company focused on research, development and production of immune milk (colostrum)-derived polyclonal antibodies and other proteins to address major diseases, today announces the initiation of a clinical trial with top clinical scientists at Te...

ReachMD XM 157 Announces Medical Information Feature on Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Its Treatments, and the Role of Probiotics

CHICAGO, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- ReachMD XM 157 announces a new Medical Industry Feature of the Week highlighting functional GI disorders, current treatment options, and ways to build and maintain healthy digestive flora. This new programming will be sponsored by Procter & Gamble's ALIGN(R) br...

Choice of hospital impacts outcomes for inflammatory bowel disease surgery

Hospitals with higher annual volumes of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who undergo surgery have lower in-hospital mortality rates than hospitals with lower volumes of IBD patients, according to a new study by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. The stud...

DNA Coding May Make Bowel Prone to Cancer

'Addicted' cells provide early diagnosis; diet could affect changes, study says WEDNESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Subtle changes in the DNA's chemical coding may make the bowel more susceptible to cancer by making the cells addicted to turning the switch on in abnormal genes, a n...

Common bowel problem linked to chili pepper pain receptor

People with irritable bowel syndrome have a higher than usual number of chilli pepper pain receptors, according to a new study published tomorrow (Wednesday 11 June). The research, published in the journal Gut , could lead to new therapies for the estimated one in five UK adults who have irri...

Gut Bacteria Fights Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Mouse study finds molecule boosted cells eliminating colitis, Crohn's symptoms WEDNESDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- A molecule produced by intestinal bacteria can eliminate symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in mice, U.S. researchers say. IBD includes Crohn's disease and ...

AMITIZA 8 mcg now available to treat irritable bowel syndrome

Bethesda, Md., and Deerfield, Ill., May 27, 2008 Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCMP) and Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. today announced that AMITIZA (lubiprostone) 8 mcg capsules are now available by prescription in pharmacies across the U.S. for the treatment of Irritable Bo...

Phase 3 GATTEX results presented at DDW highlight potential new treatment in short bowel syndrome

San Diego, California, May 19, 2008 NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: NPSP) today reported the presentation of Phase 3 data at the annual Digestive Disease Week (DDW) Congress on GATTEX (teduglutide), a novel investigational compound that may reduce dependence upon parenteral nutrition (PN) in p...

Antidepressant found to alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in adolescents

Researchers at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA have found that low-dose antidepressant therapy can significantly improve the overall quality of life for adolescents suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. The syndrome affects 6 percent of middle school students and 14 percent of hig...

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Share Some Genetic Risk Factors

Finding helps pinpoint relationship between Crohn's disease and colitis MONDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- The inflammatory bowel diseases ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease appear to share several genetic variants and risk factors, two new British studies suggest. Though simi...

New procedure in diagnosing small bowel disorders proves efficient and effective

Sonoenteroclysis, a new sonographic method in evaluating and diagnosing small bowel disorders is an effective alternative to the usual method of barium enteroclysis, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, ...

CT useful and effective when diagnosing patients with large bowel obstruction

The use of CT is highly effective in confirming large bowel obstruction and identifying the site and cause of obstruction, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of South Manchester in Manchester, UK. There is very little published evidence regarding the diagnos...

Mayo Clinic Identifies Infection Risks for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Patients on immunosuppressants should seek medical attention at any sign of infection ROCHESTER, Minn., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Mayo Clinic study finds that patients who are 50 or older and take multiple immunosuppressive medications for inflammatory bowel disease ha...

Do patients with inflammatory bowel disease receive optimal care?

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic recurrent gastrointestinal disease. The disease has a relatively higher morbidity in young adults, in whom growth, education, employment and wellbeing all are adversely influenced. A number of guidelines for management of inflammatory bowel disease are...

Allergy Disorders Linked With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Study also found IBS 2 times more likely in people with depression SATURDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a link between allergies and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in adults, says a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. IBS occurs in about ...

Harnessing the Mind to Manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis may help ease symptoms, research shows FRIDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- When drugs and dietary changes don't provide relief from the pain, bloating and other unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, patients may want...

Abuse history affects pain regulation in women with irritable bowel syndrome

FINDINGS: UCLA and University of North Carolina researchers have found that women with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) who have experienced sexual and/or physical abuse may have a heightened brain response to pain that makes them more sensitive to abdominal discomfort. IBS is a condition that ...

Allergic disease linked to irritable bowel syndrome

Adults with allergy symptoms report a high incidence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), suggesting a link between atopic disorders and IBS according to a study published this month in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American Collegeof Allergy, Asthma and Immun...

Interactive Teleconference on Inflammatory Bowel Disease for Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Professionals

Educational teleconference on medical therapies to feature Mayo Clinic physician NEW YORK, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals can now register for "Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Why Shou...

Emmaus Medical, Inc. Enters Into Sub-License Agreement for Treatment of Short Bowel Syndrome

Torrance-based firm will introduce NutreStore(TM) in spring 2008 TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Emmaus Medical, Inc., a Torrance, California based pharmaceutical company, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive sublicense agreement with Cato BioVentures of Research...

Antegrade bowel intussusception can cause recurrent, chronic postoperative intestinal obstruction

Several complications can be seen after pancreatic surgery, most notably bleeding, infections and anastomotic dehiscence. Bowel obstruction can also be seen due to internal hernias or anastomotic strictures. A more unusual etiology for bowel obstruction in this setting is intussusception. Intu...

Threshold for bowel surgery may be too high, warn experts

The clinical threshold for undertaking elective surgery to remove part or all of the colon (colectomy) for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may be too high, warn researchers in a study published on bmj.com today. IBD is a general term for chronic inflammation of the intestine and...

Mesalamine linked to cancer protection for high risk inflammatory bowel disease patients

October 15, 2007, Philadelphia, PA Researchers found that mesalamine use among patients with inflammatory bowel disease was associated with a decrease in incidence of colorectal cancer when comparing cases and controls. In the study presented at the 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American...

C-diff infection 4 times more likely to kill patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Clostridium difficile infection is four times more likely to kill patients with inflammatory bowel disease, suggests research published ahead of print in the journal Gut. C difficile is an important cause of diarrhoea among inpatients, and the numbers of new cases of the infection have been ste...
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