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Posted: February 23 2018

Motherhood is a tough job. Doing a reality-TV program for two intensive months is a tough job. Managing a chronic illness is a tough job. Fortunately, Katrina Chambers, who at one point had all three on her plate, is tough, too. At 34 years old, Katrina is certainly living a full life. She’s mother to […]

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A Mother’s Story

Posted: February 23 2018

For a long time, my 9-year old son, Ned, was a very active, happy, healthy ball of energy. Then, in July 2011, he was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), and Crohn’s disease.   Something’s Changed   A year before the diagnosis, I started noticing that Ned didn’t have as much energy […]

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Research

Missed Doses of Humira or Cimzia Can Cause an IBD Flare-up

By Janet Stewart

A new 2017 study into medications to prevent IBD suggest that intermittent use of drugs could have a negative effect on consistent management of IBD. Patients may be encouraged to use drugs intermittently. This study Suggests that the in frequency could result in an increased chance of flare-ups that require steroid use and hospitalizations.  View […]

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Research

The little-known symptom of agonising Crohn’s disease that even the NHS doesn’t know about

By Stephen Matthews

Most would contend that symptoms of Crohn’s disease are obvious and quite well know. However new research suggests that there may have been a yet undiscovered symptom which may help with early identification. Dr Rishi Goel, a consultant at Kingston Hospital has stated that Swollen lips may indicate an inflammatory disorder. View Source Article: The little-known […]

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Research

Could Zinc Level Be a Factor in Anxiety and Depression for Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients?

Author: Falaiye, Tolulope; Schaefer, Marc; Zeiger, Timothy; Williams, Emmanuelle; Lau, Patrick; Lehman, Erik

The challenging circumstances for children diagnosed with IBD naturally lead to higher levels of depressions and anxiety. A study conducted on this topic sought to understand the correlation between higher levels of depression, lower zinc levels and its effect on the long-term health of patients. The studies findings displayed a moderate correlation between depression and […]

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Research

Good vs bad bacteria: the bugs responsible for Crohn’s disease

By Paul Bertrand

Scientists are working on understanding links and commonalities between specific bacteria in your gut and inability for patients to fight of stomach and intestine diseases. It is conjectured that microbiota which is composed of thousands of strains of bacteria can trigger IBD. A 2014 study published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe revels that […]

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Dr. Shoma Dutt, Paediatric Gastroenterologist, shares insight into how to transition from child centred services to adult care through a planned approach.

Posted: February 23 2018

  The above video is a presentation by Dr. Shoma Dutt, a Paediatric Gastroenterologist who discussing the differences in IBD disease between children and adults. The presentation at the Information Forum held at Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

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Research

Psychological Aspects of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children and Adolescents

Author: Bonney Reed-Knight, Laura M. Mackner, Wallace V. Crandall

Patients and especial child patients suffering from IBD face challenging psychological adjustment which can impact on the diseases course and health outcomes. An extract from the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease discusses these challenges and well as strategies to optimise the quality of life for children suffering from this condition. Crohn’s and Colitis Australia would like […]

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Research

Role of diet in the management of inflammatory bowel disease

By Nirooshun Rajendran and Devinder Kumar

While the connection between a patient’s diet and the causes of the condition known as IBD are readily apparent to medical practitioners specialising in the field, researchers have consistently found it difficult to prove in a qualitative or quantitative manner. It is conjectured that enteral feeding and polymeric diets are equally effective at bringing about […]

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Specific carbohydrate diet for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease in clinical practice within an academic IBD center

By Chinonyelum Obih M.D, Ghassan Wahbeh M.D Dale Lee M.D

While dietary concerns have been identified as being linked to the pathogenesis of IBD, common clinical treatment has not broughts diet adjustments to the forefront. This being said the Seattle Children’s Hospital has lead the charge in developing an integrated program focused on dietary concerns. This program incorporates the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) into their […]

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