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Victorian MP Lisa Neville returns to work following extended sick leave

Posted: August 30 2021

By Rhiannon Tuffield The minister overseeing Victoria’s hotel quarantine scheme, Lisa Neville, has returned to work after battling Crohn’s disease flare-ups for months. Premier Daniel Andrews on Monday announced that Ms Neville had returned to work after the senior minister was forced to take leave in February. Ms Neville was admitted to hospital and spent […]

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Research

High burden of ulcerative colitis in Australia

Both patients and physicians request more time for routine ulcerative colitis appointments.

By Kenny Walter While the majority of patients are satisfied with ulcerative colitis (UC) treatments, the overall disease burden remains high in Australia. A team, led by Susan J. Connor, PhD, Department of Gastroenterology, Liverpool Hospital, South Western Sydney Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research, evaluated the impact , perceptions […]

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Personal Story

How IBD has shaped my approach to parenting

Posted: August 30 2021

By  Bridget Shirvell “Wanna see, wanna see.” Toddler speak greets me as I step through my door. My daughter is already at my side, demanding to see the band-aid from my latest Entyvio infusion. After touching the rough, pink self-adherent tape wrapped around my left arm, she immediately wants me to take it off and […]

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Risk factors associated with inflammatory owel Disease

Expert gastroenterologists review the pathophysiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) along with the associated risk factors.

Remo Panaccione, MD, FRCPC, Jessica Allegretti, MD, MPH, Edward Loftus Jr., MD, William Sandborn, MD Watch video here. Transcript: Remo Panaccione, MD, FRCPC: Hello, and welcome to this HCPLive® Peer Exchange titled “Optimizing Treatment Strategies to Manage Inflammatory Bowel disease.” I’m Dr Remo Panaccione, a professor of medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Canada. […]

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Diet patterns linked with gut pro-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory features

Specific foods and nutrients correlated with species known to suggest mucosal protection and anti-inflammatory effects.

By Monica Stonehill Researchers found that specific foods and nutrients correlated with species known to have mucosal protection and anti-inflammatory effects, according to data published in Gut. “We identified dietary patterns that consistently correlate with groups of bacteria with shared functional roles in both health and disease,” Laura A. Bolte, BSc, from the department of gastroenterology and hepatology, […]

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How to Find Answers When Mysterious (and Painful) Gut Symptoms Take Over Your Life

Posted: August 19 2021

By Mallory Creveling Kate Kareha keeps a folder in her attic filled with notes, doctor’s appointment summaries, photocopies of books, and flyers about inflammation. She also has a saved email with her medication history, the supplements and herbs she takes, and diet info as well as details about the emotional side of a Crohn’s disease diagnosis; she […]

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Facts and breakthroughs on Crohn’s and colitis

Posted: August 16 2021

By Jenna Fletcher  Facts and breakthroughs Below, we highlight some of the most important recent research that may contribute to better treatments for IBD in the future. A new JAK1 inhibitor, AZD4205, shows promise According to a 2020 phase 1 clinical trial, a Janus kinase (JAK) 1 inhibitor known as AZD4205 shows promise for the treatment […]

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Research

People with IBD often have inadequate diets

IBD patients were less likely to have diets that regularly include vegetables, cereals, breads, and diary.

By Kenny Walter It has been long known that diet decisions can increase the risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but new research shows poor diet might also be common among patients diagnosed with the disease. A team, led by Kelly Lambert, School of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, Illawarra Health and Medical Research […]

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Genetic mutation linked to rare inflammatory bowel disease

Posted: August 10 2021

Scientists from Johns Hopkins Medicine, in collaboration with national and international researchers, have identified a genetic mutation in a small number of children with a rare type of inflammatory bowel disease. They say that this discovery could help to define the cause of more common bowel diseases and lead to more targeted treatments for gut conditions. The study has been […]

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Crohn’s disease symptoms in females

Posted: August 4 2021

By Elizabeth Pratt Crohn’s disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The condition is characterized by inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Any part of the GI tract can be impacted, from the mouth to the anus. People of any sex are equally likely to be diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Frequent Symptoms Symptoms of Crohn’s disease may […]

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