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The risk of rheumatoid arthritis among patients with inflammatory bowel disease

A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Abstract Background Studies have suggested that patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the available data on this association are inconsistent. This meta-analysis aimed to determine the association between IBD and the risk of RA. Methods Observational studies investigating the RA risk among patients with IBD (Crohn […]

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IBD: Virtual clinics are improving patient care and therapy outcomes

Posted: May 20 2020

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is not one single thing. It’s a lifelong autoimmune inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract that can lead to hospitalisations, surgery, and a decreased quality of life. The two most common forms of IBD are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The causes of IBD appear to be a blend of environmental and […]

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Severe COVID-19 not detected in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Posted: May 8 2020

A cohort of 522 patients with IBD (11% pediatric patients aged 7-18 years) in Bergamo, Italy between February 19th and March 23rd, 2020 were included in the study. Patients could contact clinicians through a dedicated phone number to report any complications, including symptoms of COVID-19. All patients that were admitted to Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital underwent […]

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Natural pain-relievers for ulcerative colitis

Posted: May 4 2020

Get to the Bottom of Your UC UC is the most common form of IBD, with more than 200,000 new cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year, according to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. “IBD isn’t one disease but many,” says David Padua, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Group in Los Angeles. There are […]

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Survey shows use of medicinal cannabis for inflammatory bowel disease

Posted: April 30 2020

A quarter of Australians with inflammatory bowel disease report medicinal cannabis eases their symptoms, according to a new survey from the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics. Inflammatory Bowel Disease In Australia, IBD is becoming more prevalent, more complex, and more severe, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report. It affects approximately 1 in 250 people aged 5-40.  Almost 75,000 […]

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Still struggling with UC? Hypnosis may be just the thing

Posted: April 24 2020

Imagine you’re in cozy room, your whole body cocooned in a comfy chair. As you count from 1 to 20, feel yourself getting more and more relaxed. Now, in your mind’s eye, imagine this deep sense of calm moving all the way down your body into your gut. Imagine that there’s no pain, no cramps, […]

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Endoscopy in inflammatory bowel diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic and post-pandemic period

We highlight different scenarios in which endoscopy should still be performed urgently in patients with IBD, as well as recommendations regarding the use of personal protective equipment.

Infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), leading to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), was declared an official pandemic by WHO on March 11, 2020, at which point infections had been reported in 114 countries. As of April 1, 2020, there had been 823 626 cases of COVID-19 reported worldwide. COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2, […]

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Things no one tells you about life with ulcerative colitis

Posted: April 20 2020

1. The intensity of your symptoms might vary over time. The most common ulcerative colitis symptoms are diarrhea containing blood or pus and abdominal pain, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) says. “There’s a lot of cramping,” Cristal Steuer, 38, who was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis while she was in college, tells SELF. You […]

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Telehealth assists infection control

Posted: March 18 2020

The six-month measure is part of the government’s plan to address the pandemic, allowing eligible Australians to access essential health services from their home while in quarantine or self-isolation. It is hoped that the strategy will reduce the risk of viral exposure to vulnerable members of the community. Who is eligible for telehealth services? People […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert

Posted: March 18 2020

Crohn’s & Colitis Australia is committed to ensuring the latest, most up to date information is available for people living with inflammatory bowel disease, in relation to the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Please click here to visit CCA’s COVID-19 Health Alert news page.

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