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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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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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How to reduce your baby’s risk of chronic disease by giving their microbiome the best start

Posted: June 29 2021

By  Dr Lisa Stinson During Kristy Wood’s first two pregnancies, she didn’t give much thought to the microbiome of her babies. But her second child’s tricky start to life triggered a shift. “When it came to my third pregnancy, I definitely made choices that were influenced by what I knew about their microbiomes,” says Kristy. […]

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Video: Transitioning from paediatric to adult IBD

Posted: April 26 2021

Watch video here. Transcript: Stephen Hanauer, MD: Welcome to this HCPLive® Peers and Perspectives® presentation entitled, “Expert Perspectives on the Optimal Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.” I’m Dr Stephen Hanauer, from Northwestern University in Chicago, and I’m delighted to be joined by Dr Marla Dubinsky, from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New […]

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This 19-year-old makeup artist is using TikTok to educate others on ulcerative colitis

Posted: April 19 2021

By Jessica Harrington I’m 19 years old and I got diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, which is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation in the digestive tract, in my junior year of high school. I didn’t look sick but I had to go on a bunch of different medications and treatments — it was really trial and […]

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Research

Greenspace exposure during childhood reduces risk for IBD

Childhood exposure to residential greenspace was associated with a reduced risk for inflammatory bowel disease, according to data published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

By Monica Stonehill “Intervention studies designed to target specific environmental risk factors to reduce the risk of IBD should include greenspace in study design,” Michael Elten, MSc, from the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa in Canada, and colleagues wrote. “It is possible that by changing our immediate environment, we could prevent childhood-onset IBD.” Elten and colleagues […]

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First-line treatment with infliximab versus conventional treatment

Posted: January 31 2021

Abstract Objective In newly diagnosed paediatric patients with moderate-to-severe Crohn’s disease (CD), infliximab (IFX) is initiated once exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN), corticosteroid and immunomodulator therapies have failed. We aimed to investigate whether starting first-line IFX (FL-IFX) is more effective to achieve and maintain remission than conventional treatment. Design In this multicentre open-label randomised controlled trial, untreated patients […]

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Gut research identifies key cellular changes associated with childhood-onset Crohn’s Disease

Posted: December 14 2020

The results are an important step towards better management and treatment of this devastating condition.  The research from the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Sanger Institute is part of the global Human Cell Atlas initiative to map every cell type in the human body. The findings reveal intricate cellular mechanisms of how the gut […]

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Cure found for rare form of inflammatory bowel disease

Posted: October 18 2020

The disease, called G6PC3 deficiency, affects around one in a million people and causes inflammation of the bowel, as well as lung infections. The team also showed that in affected patients, white blood cells called neutrophils trigger inflammation when exposed to gut bacteria, despite treatment with commonly available biological therapies. The patients were treated at the Royal […]

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The psychosocial burden of inflammatory bowel disease in adolescents and young adults

This study examined the psychosocial burden of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in young people aged 15‐25 years attending a tertiary specialist health centre for adolescents and young adults in Brisbane.

Methods Young people with IBD provided demographic information and psychosocial data via a cross‐sectional self‐report survey. Psychosocial data included the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K‐10), Perceived Stress Scale (PSS‐10), Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire (Brief IPQ), World Health Organisation Wellbeing Index (WHO‐5), Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL), Short Quality of Life Questionnaire for IBD (SIBDQ), […]

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