Vatican Refuses to Go Gluten Free at Communion
Breads made with rice, potato, tapioca or other flours in place of wheat aren ’ t allowed for communion, Vatican says.
We report a case of sprue-like enteropathy associated with telmisartan. A 52-year-old man presented with chronic diarrhea, abdominal discomfort and significant weight loss. In the last 3 years, he had been treated with telmisartan 40 mg/day for hypertension after right adrenalectomy for an aldosterone-producing adenoma. Laboratory investigations showed no significant abnormalities: Hb 13.6 g/dL, serum albumin 3.9 g/dL, total cholesterol 193 mg/dL, serum creatinine 0.99 mg/dL, sodium 143.6 mmol/L, K(+) 4.3 mmol/L, calcium 9.3 mg/dL, phosphorus 3.9 mg/dL and 25-OH-D3 27.7 ng/mL. Duodenal histology showed subtotal VA and infl...
ConclusionsGAD‐Alum as a subcutaneous prime and boost injection was safe in prediabetic young children but did not affect progression to type 1 diabetes. The safety of GAD‐Alum should prove useful in future prevention studies.
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RHEUMATOID arthritis joint pain could by eased by cutting out gluten from your diet, as patients have an increased risk of developing coeliac disease.
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Conclusions: Our study provided evidence of a high prevalence of CD among Saudi children (1.5%), a rate that is at least twice the average prevalence rate in Europe and North America.
BackgroundAntibodies against tissue transglutaminase (TTG) of isotype IgA (IgA‐aTTG) represent reliable diagnostic markers to confirm or exclude celiac disease (CD). Hemolysis (HL) is an important pre‐analytical factor. HL can be quantified as HL index (HI) correlating with the concentration of free hemoglobin. TTG is abundant in erythrocytes and released upon HL. In immunoassays, the released TTG may interfere with binding of IgA‐aTTG to the coated TTG. MethodsWe selected 17 HL‐free sera from children with biopsy‐confirmed CD: 7 with low‐positive (1‐5 multiples of upper limit of normal [×ULN]), 5 with ...
There are'striking'associations between celiac disease and other medical conditions, according to a large database study that suggests patients with unusual symptoms be screened.Medscape Medical News
CONCLUSION: CD may present with classical symptoms or be identified through screening programs. Growth and laboratory abnormalities usually improve after introduction of a GFD. Adherence to a GFD remains a problem; therefore, thorough assessment and counseling at the time of diagnosis and ongoing care are crucial. Ann Saudi Med 2011 ; 31(1): 51-57PMID: 21245600 DOI: 10.4103/0256-4947.75779