Skip to main content

Management

News

Early, tight control of Crohn’s disease may have lasting benefits

Posted: October 26 2020

Early approaches to treatment of Crohn’s disease followed a step-up algorithm in which the newer medications would only be used if the patient did not benefit from established therapies. This sequential approach — termed step therapy — has more recently been called into question, as studies have repeatedly shown that the newer drugs for Crohn’s […]

Read more

News

Team develops wearable sensor to help those with inflammatory bowel disease

Posted: October 12 2020

University of Texas at Dallas researchers have designed a wearable device that monitors sweat for biomarkers that could signal flare-ups of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A team of bioengineers demonstrated the wristwatch-like device in a proof-of-concept study funded by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and published online July 28 and in the October print edition […]

Read more

Research

Prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome-type symptoms in patients with inflammatory bowel disease in remission

A systematic review and meta-analysis

Summary Background Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) often report symptoms compatible with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which might have an effect on psychological health. However, previous estimates of the magnitude of this issue have not accounted for ongoing inflammation as the potential cause. We updated a previous systematic review and meta-analysis to determine prevalence […]

Read more

Research

COVID-19 vaccinations in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to substantial concerns for patients with IBD who are on immunosuppressive medications, many of whom are using additional protective measures.

Advances in the treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have substantially improved disease activity and quality of life, and reduced hospitalisation rates and the need for surgery. However, prolonged immunosuppression in these patients can result in increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections. Many of these infections are preventable through vaccination and immunisation strategies that […]

Read more

Blog

‘Biofeedback’ could ease headaches, anxiety — and maybe a lot else

Posted: September 22 2020

The research on biofeedback Researchers have been exploring biofeedback since the 1960s. Some of the strongest work in support of its therapeutic power has examined its effect among people with headaches. A 2019 review from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs found “high-confidence evidence that biofeedback is effective for reducing the frequency, duration, and intensity of […]

Read more

Research

The Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation Resources

IBDYOGA.com is a series of video and audio exercises that will introduce you to yoga, breathing and meditation.

Designed by an experienced yoga teacher, Gina Norman of Kaia Yoga, and an IBD patient-physician, the program is intended to complement your medical treatment and inspire you to continue exploring the exercises in your local community classes. Access yoga videos via the Resources page.

Read more

Blog

Questions to ask your doctor after an ulcerative colitis diagnosis

Posted: September 1 2020

Read full 8 Questions to Ask Your Doctor After an Ulcerative Colitis Diagnosis by Korin Miller.   It can be scary and confusing to struggle with symptoms like bloody diarrhea, fever, and fatigue. If you seek answers about potential causes and receive an ulcerative colitis diagnosis in return, that can be a lot to take in. You’re far from alone, […]

Read more

News

GutSmart

Posted: August 26 2020

GutSmart is a new and exciting online education platform designed to further educate health professionals on inflammatory bowel disease to better target the care of IBD patients. GutSmart health professionals can be accessed by members of the IBD community through our healthcare professionals directory. Click here to go to GutSmart.

Read more

News

11 Medicine cabinet essentials for people with Crohn’s

Posted: August 17 2020

If you have Crohn’s disease, your medicine cabinet is probably well stocked with prescription medications, including immunosuppressants, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatories, such as corticosteroids. But it’s also a good idea to keep several over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and supplies on hand in case of an emergency. Keep these essential nonprescription supplies at home to ease your symptoms and […]

Read more

News

Dealing with Crohn’s disease during pregnancy

Posted: August 2 2020

Crohn’s disease , along with ulcerative colitis, are conditions of the digestive tract known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). About one million Americans have IBD, which can cause abdominal pain and diarrhea. While both men and women are equally susceptible to IBD, symptoms usually start between the ages of 20 and 40, which can be particularly […]

Read more