Is There a Role of Using a Rapid Finger Prick Antibody Test in Screening for Celiac Disease in Children?

Conclusion: Our results have not confirmed the usefulness of the POC test in screening the general population of first-grade schoolchildren. Further research is needed to establish the true epidemiology of CD in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and to confirm the value of the rapid test in comparison with standard antibody CD testing. PMID: 31687014 [PubMed]
Source: Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterol Res Pract Source Type: research

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Dana Carpender, friend and author of many low-carb cookbooks, provided this review of my new Revised &Expanded Wheat Belly, below. For more of Dana’s signature wit and conversation, you can join her on her engaging Facebook page “Hold the toast press” or visit her Amazon page that lists all her wonderful low-carb cookbooks. It’s funny how things happen. Nine years ago I had already been eating a low carbohydrate diet for 16 years. During that time I had occasionally eaten low carb tortillas and low carb bread. These things were hardly a staple of my diet, but I kept ’em around for the occ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Open autoimmune joint pain wheat belly Source Type: blogs
Authors: Noori E, Kazemi B, Bandehpour M, Zali H, Khalesi B, Khalili S Abstract Coeliac disease (CD) is a chronic autoimmune disease that is characterized by malabsorption in sensitive individuals. CD is triggered by the ingestion of grains containing gluten. CD is concomitant with several other disorders, including dermatitis herpetiformis, selective IgA deficiency, thyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus, various connective tissue disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. The advent of high throughput technologies has provided a massive wealth of data which are processed in various omics scale...
Source: Autoimmunity - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Autoimmunity Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: At adolescence, both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are associated with multiple comorbidities, not limited to autoimmune disorders. PMID: 31801156 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Pediatric Research - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Pediatr Res Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 2 December 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Endocrinology &MetabolismAuthor(s): Jamilya Khizroeva, Cecilia Nalli, Victoria Bitsadze, Andrea Lojacono, Sonia Zatti, Laura Andreoli, Angela Tincani, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Alexander MakatsariyaAbstractInfertility consists by definition in ” failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected intercourse” while the term subfertility means a delay to achieve pregnancy. Several factors can contribute to infertility or subfertility in patients with systemic autoimmune diseases. The asso...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
We report on the case of full clinical picture of severe hypothyroidism in one of the twins. Thyroid function deteriorated in one of the sisters, resulting in mental, motor and growth slowdown, remaining undiagnosed for about 2 years, while the other sister developed normally. In the reported case, severe hypothy-roidism and growth deficiency were accompanied by celiac disease. Initiation of L-thyroxine therapy resulted in an immediate response that increased the growth velocity by more than 2.2 times. This confirms the dominant role of thyroid hormones over celiac disease in the growth process, as the catch up effect star...
Source: Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Pediatr Endocrinol Diabetes Metab Source Type: research
(University of Helsinki) Researchers from the University of Helsinki, Finland, developed a novel diagnostic method for the rapid on-site measurement of antibodies from patient samples. Now they have applied this new method for the diagnostics of celiac disease, with promising results. These results may prompt the development of similar tests for the diagnostics of other autoimmune disorders.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
ConclusionCD is common in PHT of different etiology especially in cCLD, NCPH and Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), however etiological basis for this association is still to be defined. The likelihood of CD is higher in liver disease as compared to general population and these patients should be screened for CD.
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
In conclusion, the incidence of M abscessus does not seem to be increasing in non-CF patients in our institution. There may be an epidemiological link with acid suppression and reflux disease, this hypothesis has been previously reported in patients with CF.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respiratory infections Source Type: research
Conclusions The long-term risks of autoimmune disorders are significantly higher in patients with allergic diseases. Allergic diseases and autoimmune disorders show age- and sex-related clustering patterns.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Asthma and allergy Original Articles: Asthma and allergy Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewFunctional dyspepsia is a common condition, and the condition is defined by symptoms using Rome IV criteria. This review addresses the issue of functional dyspepsia in elderly patients, epidemiology, investigation, and treatment.Recent FindingsRecent studies show that while the prevalence of dyspepsia declines in the elderly, it is still prevalant investigations to confirm the diagnosis (including mandatory upper gastrointestinal endoscopy) must exclude organic disease. These include ulcers (particularly associated with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs),Helicobacter pylori pathologies, cancer, c...
Source: Current Gastroenterology Reports - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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