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Lasers lighting up Crohn’s and colitis

Lasers lighting up Crohn’s and colitis

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Inflammatory bowel diseases, like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, affect 1.5 million Americans. Treatment for these autoimmune diseases can leave patients at risk for infection and even cancer. For IBD patients, screening for cancer has meant repeated colonoscopies and tissue biopsies — as many as a dozen a year. The annual cost […]

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Celiac disease people may have near two-fold increased risk of coronary artery disease

Celiac disease people may have near two-fold increased risk of coronary artery disease

People with celiac disease may have a near two-fold increased risk of coronary artery disease compared with the general population, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session. The study is the first to look at the association between celiac disease and coronary artery disease and adds […]

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Salmonellosis Gastroenteritis During Childhood is a Risk Factor for Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Adulthood

Salmonellosis Gastroenteritis During Childhood is a Risk Factor for Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Adulthood

Among 198 exposed participants, 64 reported FD (32.3%), compared to 51 of 188 controls (27.1%; P=.268). Among 204 exposed participants, 75 reported having IBS (36.8%), compared to 44 of 189 controls (23.3%; P=.004). The odds ratio for IBS among people exposed to the Salmonella was 1.92 (95% confidence interval 1.23–2.98). The prevalence of IBS was […]

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McMaster researchers find possible treatment for celiac disease

McMaster researchers find possible treatment for celiac disease

Researchers at McMaster University have discovered a key molecule that could lead to new therapies for people with celiac disease — a painful and currently untreatable autoimmune disorder best characterized by gluten intolerance. The molecule is called elafin, which protects the lining of the intestine, said Elena Verdu, associate professor of medicine at McMaster. When […]

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Bone Loss Mystery In IBD Could Be Solved, Thanks To New Research

Bone Loss Mystery In IBD Could Be Solved, Thanks To New Research

Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other inflammatory bowel diseases constitute a major health issue for a large patient population worldwide. In the United states alone, 1.5 million people in the U.S. chronically suffer from one of these diseases. Over the course of the past several decades, the drug development industry has developed and approved a […]

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Stool emissions test distinguished between IBD, IBS

Stool emissions test distinguished between IBD, IBS

Stool samples were collected from 182 patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) between October 2010 and October 2011. After being frozen, the samples were compared to control samples from healthy patients. The system was able to distinguish IBD from controls with 79% mean accuracy. But the method was less sensitive […]

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Gut simulator could bring down the costs of drug development

Gut simulator could bring down the costs of drug development

Gut simulator could bring down the costs of drug development. Before drugs are tested on humans, they first go through pre-clinical tests on animals. Because humans and animals don’t have identical gastrointestinal tracts, however, the way in which the drugs are absorbed by the body often differs between the two. A scientist from the UK’s […]

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