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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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Certain foods common in diets of US adults with inflammatory bowel disease

Posted: May 7 2020

The researchers analyzed the National Health Interview Survey 2015 to determine the food intake and frequency of consumption for U.S. adults with inflammatory bowel disease. The survey assessed 26 foods. The findings, published in the journal PLOS One, reveal that foods typically labeled as junk food were associated with inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel disease, which […]

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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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UC and gut bacteria: Could missing microbes hold the key?

Posted: May 4 2020

If you have UC, you’ve probably been told it’s an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system, which normally defends against invading pathogens (such as disease-causing viruses), instead attacks the colon or rectum, resulting in chronic inflammation. Recently though, scientists have begun to wonder whether something else is going on. What if there is another […]

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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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Crohn’s disease: Preserving inflammation-free phases

Early detection of Crohn's disease flare-ups leads to improved therapy options.

In collaboration with the Helmholz Zentrum München and the Université de Paris, a TUM research team has discovered this connection by analyzing intestinal epithelial cells of Crohn’s disease patients and comparing them to mouse model findings. The interrelated role of stem cells and Paneth cells Stem cells are indispensable for the maintenance and regeneration of […]

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You’ve given UC your best. Is it time for surgery?

Posted: April 25 2020

Everyone has their limit, and for Kacy Holloway, she reached it after five years of unrelenting and exhausting symptoms of ulcerative colitis (UC). “I had been on every medication approved for UC and had even gone through a clinical trial and failed,” says Holloway, 22, who lives in Waco, TX. “I was missing school and […]

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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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