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Greater recurrence of CRC in late-onset vs early onset IBD

Posted: June 27 2020

These findings suggest a difference in colorectal cancer pathophysiology by age, according to the researchers. “Despite longer IBD disease duration at the time of colon or rectal cancer diagnosis, patients with early-onset IBD had significantly more advanced colitis at the time of diagnosis of colon and rectal cancer,” Robert Goldstone, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital general and GI surgeon, […]

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‘Important’ microbiome studies offer hope for IBD prediction

Posted: June 26 2020

We may be able to predict disease relapse in patients with chronic inflammatory bowel diseases based on their microbiome markers, according researchers from APC Microbiome Ireland. Read ‘Important’ microbiome studies offer hope for IBD prediction by Nikki Hancocks

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Could good oral health be the key to treating inflammatory bowel disease?

Posted: June 26 2020

Some conditions such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory infections, and diabetes are related to poor oral health. Now researchers from the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical and Dental School discovered that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that included Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, may be the latest condition made worse by poor oral health. The mouse study […]

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People with inflammatory bowel disease might be at higher risk for dementia, study finds

Posted: June 25 2020

According to the researchers, their study was the first to explore IBD as a factor for dementia.   “It’s been quite a few years that we’ve known IBD is associated with depression and anxiety,” said Dr. Bing Zhang, a fellow in the gastroenterology division of the department of medicine at the University of California, San […]

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Targeting the gut layers in Crohn’s disease

Posted: June 25 2020

Although the landmark of Crohn’s Disease (CD) is the transmural inflammation, mucosal healing (MH), which is assessed by colonoscopy, is currently the gold standard of CD management. Transmural healing (TH) is a new concept evaluated by cross-sectional imaging (CSI) techniques, such as bowel ultrasound (US), computed tomography enterography (CTE) and magnetic resonance enterography (MRE). Little […]

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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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Med diet beneficial for bowel disease patients, study suggests

Posted: June 25 2020

Patients who had adhered to the Mediterranean diet benefited from a decrease in their body mass index (BMI) and saw their waistlines shrink. Lower inflammatory markers and less disease activity were also noted. “Our data support the role of nutritional counseling in the multidisciplinary management of IBD,” Fabio Chicco, the study’s lead author, told Reuters. “The adoption […]

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CBD and inflammatory bowel disease: not just a gut feeling

Posted: June 25 2020

In recent years, few topics have been as hot and yet remain as inconclusive as the therapeutic effects of cannabis and its derivatives on a range of conditions. In particular, cannabidiol (CBD) and its effects on many diseases have been the subject of far too many articles. But all we know for certain is that […]

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National Bowel Cancer Screening Program 2019

Posted: June 16 2020

In 2019, it is estimated that about 8,000 people aged 50–74 will be diagnosed with bowel cancer (approximately 49% of all bowel cancers diagnosed) and 2,000 people aged 50–74 will die from bowel cancer (approximately 35% of all bowel cancer deaths). Participation Of the 4.1 million people invited between January 2016 and December 2017, 41% […]

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Thinking about surgery for Crohn’s disease?

Posted: June 15 2020

Amber Wallace never thought she’d speak publicly about her ostomy surgery. When it happened, she planned on keeping it a secret until she could hopefully have it reversed. “I thought it was going to be something I was ashamed of and would never want to talk to people about,” she admits. It was only when […]

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