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Novel mechanism links genetic defect in IBD patients to gut leakiness

UC Riverside-led study in mice and human tissue is the first to show how a disease mutation weakens barrier properties of epithelial cells lining the gut

By Iqbal Pittalwala A team of researchers led by a biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has identified a novel mechanism by which loss-of-function mutations in the gene PTPN2, found in many patients with inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, affect how intestinal epithelial cells maintain a barrier. The intestinal epithelium, a single layer […]

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5 Great nutrition apps that can help you manage IBD

Posted: September 16 2021

By Elizabeth Yun If you’re like many people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), you may have noticed that what you eat can directly influence how you feel. (Ever eaten a bag of trail mix and had stomach cramps the rest of the night?)  Since IBD affects the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, your diet plays an important role in keeping […]

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Precursor to ulcerative colitis in healthy individuals years before onset of disease

Posted: September 10 2021

By Maria Elisson Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with symptoms normally setting in between late adolescence and the age of 30. What causes it is not yet known, but there is lots to suggest that the disease is a result of an interplay between genetic and environmental factors and that gut flora […]

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Personal Story

3 Famous Olympic athletes share how they manage Crohn’s disease

Posted: September 7 2021

By Janissa Delzo, M.P.H. Managing a chronic condition such as Crohn’s disease can be more than uncomfortable and disruptive to your daily life. However, you can stay active and pursue the activities you enjoy with the right treatment plan. Famous Olympic athletes with Crohn’s disease such as Kathleen Baker, Alyxandria Treasure, and Carrie Johnson are all examples of […]

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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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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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