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Faecal microbiota transplantation: indications, evidence and safety

Posted: March 4 2021

Read the full article in Australian Prescriber. Listen to podcast here. Transcript Welcome to Australian Prescriber Podcast. Australian Prescriber, independent, peer-reviewed, and free. Faecal microbiota transplantation or FMT. At first, it evoked surprise and mirth among some, but that was quickly replaced by the excitement about the possibilities that FMT might bring. It suddenly escalated as a potential […]

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Crohn’s disease in Australia – the latest research

Posted: March 2 2021

Research Scientist and Paediatric Gastroenterologist Dr Ed Giles and Associate Professor Rebecca Lim are both leading research into Crohn’s at Hudson Institute. Dr Ed Giles is leading two Crohn’s studies at Hudson Institute. One is investigating the relationship between the microbiome and Crohn’s. The other is examining our immune system response and its relationship to inflammation […]

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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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‘After my inflammatory bowel disease diagnosis, no one could’ve prepared me for life as a sick mom

Posted: February 24 2021

By Brooke Abbott, as told to Alison Goldman The first time I saw my son crawl at around 6 months old, he was moving across my hospital bed. I had been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease, 20 months before my son was born, but this was the moment I truly realized just how […]

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I’m a nutritionist with IBD. These are my 5 favorite foods for gut health

Posted: February 18 2021

By Alexa Federico While there’s not a singular list of foods that everyone with IBD should toss in their grocery carts (food tolerances vary across the board), there are a handful of foods that stand out as my personal favorites for great gut health. Bone broth Bone broth is a food with ancient origins. It’s made by […]

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Questions people with ulcerative colitis may have about biologics

Posted: February 18 2021

By Korin Miller For some people with ulcerative colitis, biologics are important for managing many painful symptoms, like diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fevers. First, here’s a little refresher on why these symptoms occur in the first place. Ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease, causes inflammation and ulcers in your colon and rectum; your specific symptoms may vary depending on where […]

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Fungi in the gut prime immunity against infection

Posted: February 12 2021

Common fungi, often present in the gut, teach the immune system how to respond to their more dangerous relatives, according to new research from scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine. Breakdowns in this process can leave people susceptible to deadly fungal infections. The study, published Feb. 5 in Cell, reveals a new twist in the complex relationship […]

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Scientists switch on tissue repair in inflammatory bowel disease

Posted: February 9 2021

When functioning correctly, the immune system protects against harmful agents such as bacteria that get into the body. But in conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the immune system attacks the tissues that line the gut, forming ulcers and causing pain and discomfort. Nearly 3.9 million women and 3.0 million men are living with […]

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Why spending time around other living things positively affects your health

Posted: February 9 2021

By Markham Heid. How our environments rub off on us, sometimes literally Since 1989, when an American immunologist named David Strachan first introduced it, the “hygiene hypothesis” has gained attention and momentum. In its original form, the hypothesis held that early childhood exposure to germs — meaning infection- or illness-causing microbes — could protect people from […]

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International perspectives on management of inflammatory bowel disease

Opinion differences and similarities between patients and physicians from the IBD GAPPS Survey.

Abstract Background Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are complex disorders with multiple comorbidities. We conducted international patient and physician surveys to evaluate current experiences and perceptions of patients with CD or UC and physicians who treat IBD. Methods The IBD Global Assessment of Patient and Physician Unmet Need […]

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