MR Enterography Best Identifies Fibrotic Vs Inflammatory Strictures in Crohn's Disease MR Enterography Best Identifies Fibrotic Vs Inflammatory Strictures in Crohn's Disease
Conventional imaging techniques accurately detect strictures in patients with Crohn's disease, but magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) best differentiates fibrotic from inflammatory components, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Simplified MRI Index Assesses Crohn's Disease Activity and Severity Simplified MRI Index Assesses Crohn's Disease Activity and Severity
A simplified four-item MRI-based index of activity (MARIAs) quickly assesses Crohn's disease (CD) activity and response to therapy, researchers from Spain report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Infliximab Biosimilar CT-P13 Noninferior in Active Crohn's Disease Infliximab Biosimilar CT-P13 Noninferior in Active Crohn's Disease
The infliximab biosimilar CT-P13 is noninferior to infliximab for treating patients with active Crohn's disease, according to a randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

You ’ re Covered in Fungi. How Does That Affect Your Health?
Following extensive study of the body ’ s bacterial occupants, researchers are turning to how our fungal residents may contribute to inflammatory bowel diseases and other maladies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KALEIGH ROGERS Tags: Fungi Crohn's Disease Digestive Tract Research Microbiology Bacteria Bowels Colitis your-feed-science Source Type: news

Older Patients With Crohn Disease May Benefit From Early Combo Tx
MONDAY, April 8, 2019 -- A post hoc analysis of data from a randomized trial shows no difference between older and younger patients for the safety and efficacy of early combined immunosuppression therapy compared with conventional management for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Researchers explore 'completely novel, nontoxic' IBD treatment
Researchers identify a new method that could allow them to treat and even prevent the development of inflammatory bowel disease, among other conditions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Patent-pending probiotic could disrupt Crohn's disease biofilms
(Case Western Reserve University) Probiotics typically aim to rebalance bacteria populations in the gut, but new research suggests they may also help break apart stubborn biofilms. Biofilms are living microbial communities -- they provide a haven for microbes and are often resistant to antibiotics. A new study describes a specific probiotic mix that could help patients with gastrointestinal diseases avoid harmful biofilms that can worsen their symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antibiotics for induction and maintenance of remission in Crohn's disease
This review (13 RCTs; n = 1303) found moderate to high quality evidence suggesting benefit provided by antibiotics in active Crohn's disease (CD) is likely to be modest and clinically irrelevant. Furthermore, effect of antibiotics on maintenance of remission in CD is uncertain. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s Everything You Need to Know About Gut Health
It’s hardly news that the gastrointestinal tract is important to human health: It transports food from the mouth to the stomach, converts it into absorbable nutrients and stored energy, and shuttles waste back out of the body. If you don’t properly nourish yourself, you don’t live. It’s that simple. But in recent years, scientists have discovered that the GI system has an even bigger, more complex job than previously appreciated. It’s been linked to numerous aspects of health that have seemingly nothing to do with digestion, from immunity to emotional stress to chronic illnesses, including can...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Crohn's Disease Treatment Update Crohn's Disease Treatment Update
This article presents the American College of Gastroenterology's updated guidelines on managing Crohn's disease in adult patients.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

You Asked: Should I Try ‘Mindful Eating?’
Grab a raisin—just one raisin—and put it on a plate. Now, sit down and examine the raisin. Smell it. Roll it between your fingers. When you feel you’ve fully appreciated its raisin-ness, pop it into your mouth, and consider its taste and texture as you slowly chew and swallow it. You’ve just dabbled in the trendy practice of mindful eating: a kind of meditation in motion that’s increasingly being scientifically studied for its potential health benefits. Like other mindfulness methods, it emphasizes a judgment-free awareness of your thoughts, emotions and sensory experiences, and it helps you p...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Older patients with Crohn's disease benefit from new medications
(Wiley) Combining medications that suppress the immune system has been successful in treating young patients with Crohn's disease, but some physicians have been reluctant to use this strategy in older patients because of concerns about safety. Now an Alimentary Pharmacology& Therapeutics study indicates that older patients can be safely and effectively treated with such combined immunosuppression as well. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stelara vs. Humira: What's the difference?
Stelara and Humira are two biologics that help treat immune conditions, such as psoriatic arthritis and Crohn ’s disease. In this article, we look at the similarities and differences in their effects, benefits, and risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Source Type: news

T Cell Clonal Expansion Linked to Postop Recurrence of Crohn's in Smokers T Cell Clonal Expansion Linked to Postop Recurrence of Crohn's in Smokers
Among smokers with Crohn's disease, increased T cell clonal expansion, especially in the CD8 compartment, is exaggerated and is associated with an increased rate of disease recurrence after ileocolonic resection, according to results from the REMIND Study Group.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: IBD: New approach to symptom relief looks promising
Blocking a protein associated with blood clotting reduced IBD symptoms in mice, offering a promising alternative to therapies that target inflammation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Drug Concentrations, Immunogenicity Predict Anti-TNF Treatment Failure Drug Concentrations, Immunogenicity Predict Anti-TNF Treatment Failure
About one-quarter of patients with active luminal Crohn's disease (CD) do not respond to anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) drugs, while about two-thirds don't achieve remission, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Skin Fungi May Be Tied to Bowel Disease
FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 -- Crohn's disease involves inflammation of the digestive tract. But new research into its causes is focusing on fungi commonly found on the skin. These microscopic fungi, called Malassezia restricta, are linked to dandruff.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer -- understanding the connection
Inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer You may be worried about the connection between inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer. It's important to understand that inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, doesn't necessarily lead to colon cancer. However, if you have Crohn's disease that affects the lower part of your large [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 8, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New Risk Score Helps Predict Intra-Abdominal Abscess in Crohn's Disease New Risk Score Helps Predict Intra-Abdominal Abscess in Crohn's Disease
A new, five-parameter risk score accurately predicts intra-abdominal abscess in Crohn's disease (CD) patients presenting to the emergency department (ED), researchers from Israel report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: IBD: A low-calorie plant diet relieves inflammation, repairs gut
Cycles of a low-calorie, plant-based diet reduced inflammation, prompted tissue repair, and promoted good bacteria in intestines of mice with IBD symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Long-term Oral Tofacitinib in Patients With Crohn's Disease Long-term Oral Tofacitinib in Patients With Crohn's Disease
This study investigated the long-term safety, tolerability, and efficacy of tofacitinib, an oral, small molecule Janus kinase inhibitor, for treatment of Crohn's disease.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the facts of Crohn's disease?
Crohn ’s disease is a chronic condition that causes inflammation along the digestive tract. Here, we discuss Crohn’s disease facts, including causes, risk factors, prevalence, treatment options, and costs. We also describe the differences between Crohn’s and some other digestive disorders. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Dandruff could be key to Crohn's disease: Scientists discover the fungus also resides in the gut
LA researchers discovered that the fungus commonly found in human hair follicles resides in the gut. In most, it is harmless, but in some people with a certain genetic make-up, it causes a reaction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colitis and Crohn Disease: A True/False Test
True or False: Smoking causes IBD flares; peak IBD onset occurs in 3rd decade; UC affecting the rectum increases risk of colon cancer; plus 3 more. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 4, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy May Be Safer Than Gastric Bypass for IBD Patients Sleeve Gastrectomy May Be Safer Than Gastric Bypass for IBD Patients
Most obese patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) fare well after bariatric surgery, but gastric bypass could make Crohn's disease harder to control, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Increased T Cell Clones in Smokers Tied to Crohn's Recurrence (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- A strong association between smoking, clonal T cell expansion, and disease recurrence may be causative (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CBD Is Everywhere, but Scientists Still Don ’ t Know Much About It
“ It is a kind of a new snake oil in the sense that there are a lot of claims and not so much evidence, ” said one expert. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Cannabis Foods and Products Marijuana Drug Abuse and Traffic Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Research Anxiety and Stress Mental Health and Disorders Hemp Crohn's Disease Smoking and Tobacco Addiction (Psychology) Dietary Supplements and Herb Source Type: news

Fired Amazon worker with Crohn's sues over bathroom breaks
Fired Amazon worker in Kentucky with the inflammatory bowel condition Crohn's disease sues company over his dismissal, what he says was a need for more bathroom breaks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nightclub bouncers ripped colostomy bag off Crohn's sufferer
That's hardly the first negative experience 30-year-old NeQueshia Davis, from Killeen, Texas, has had since she was diagnosed with Crohn's in 2008. She's also had it ripped off at airports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Treating constipation in Crohn's disease
Crohn's disease typically causes frequent diarrhea, but some people also have constipation. Constipation can result from medications or strictures, and treatment options include dietary and lifestyle changes, laxatives, and bowel training. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

LabCorp expands drug monitoring portfolio
LabCorp Diagnostics (NYSE: LH), the Burlington-based lab testing giant, is expanding its therapeutic drug monitoring portfolio with a new investigative assessment to monitor a drug that treats inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease. The DoseAssure CTZ assay is LabCorp's latest addition to its therapeutic drug monitoring menu. It will track a study that allows physicians to monitor patients on the drug Certolizumab. “Biologic drugs can be life-changing, but individual… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Margaret Moffett Source Type: news

Five Things I Wish I ’ d Known Before My Chronic Illness
Finding out you have a chronic illness — one that will, by definition, never go away — changes things, both for you and those you love. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TESSA MILLER Tags: Crohn's Disease Digestive Tract Depression (Mental) Source Type: news

Abundant T Cell Clones in Smokers Tied to Crohn's Recurrence
(MedPage Today) -- Smokers with T cell-driven pathogenesis may benefit from targeted therapy (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - February 15, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Treg Cells Show Promise as Immunotherapy for Crohn's Disease Treg Cells Show Promise as Immunotherapy for Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease (CD) symptoms may be reduced if an agonist of the retinoic acid receptor alpha (RARA) can be used to traffic T-regulatory (Treg) cells to inflamed intestinal tissues, researchers suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Patients' own cells could be the key to treating Crohn's disease
(NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy ’ s and St Thomas ’ and King ’ s College London) A new technique using patients' own modified cells to treat Crohn's disease has been proven to be effective in experiments using human cells, with a clinical trial of the treatment expected to start in the next six months. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reproductive Health Counseling Inadequate in IBD
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) report low rates of IBD-reproductive health counseling (RHC), according to a study presented at the 2019 Crohn's& Colitis Congress, held from Feb. 7 to 9 in Las... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Masterswitch discovered in body's immune system
(University of Manchester) Scientists have discovered a critical part of the body's immune system with potentially major implications for the treatment of some of the most devastating diseases affecting humans. Professor Graham Lord, from The University of Manchester, led the study, which could translate into treatments for autoimmune diseases including Cancer, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis and Crohn's Disease within a few years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Surgery for Crohn's More Cost-Effective Than Infliximab (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More QALYs gained, 1-year health-related costs less (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 10, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Diagnostic Delays Common in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- Diagnostic delays are common in inflammatory bowel disease, with 68 percent of patients reporting a delay in diagnosis, according to a study presented at the 2019 Crohn's& Colitis Congress, held from Feb. 7 to 9 in Las... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

B.C. man left 'totally disabled' after taking prescribed painkiller awarded $888K
Jeffrey Baglot, now 33, developed a stomach ulcer that later ruptured after he was prescribed a "powerful" drug to help treat his Crohn's disease symptoms. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Resection in Crohn's More Cost-Effective Than Infliximab
(MedPage Today) -- More QALYs gained and 1-year health costs were $10,000 less in European study (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - February 5, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Analyzing metagenome helps understand the role of bacterial species in Crohn's disease
(ITMO University) Research on gut metagenome of patients with Crohn's disease elucidates how it influences the taxonomic and functional composition of intestinal microbiota. Among the most common changes are the decrease in the beneficial microbes diversity and the increased abundance of Escherichia coli and other microbes associated with inflammation. The results can help to better understand the causes and progress of the disease, as well as to optimize treatment schemes. The results were published in BMC Genomics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Postpartum Substance Abuse, Mood Disorders More Common With IBD Postpartum Substance Abuse, Mood Disorders More Common With IBD
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and Crohn's disease in particular, is associated with an increased risk of postpartum mood disorders and substance abuse, new findings in the journal Gut show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

GI Case Quiz: Complications in Crohn Disease & amp; Colitis
Two women with inflammatory bowel disease present in opposite states of health. How would you manage each? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - January 28, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to expect during a bowel resection
A small bowel resection is a type of surgery in which the surgeon removes a damaged part of the small intestine and rejoins the healthy parts. A doctor may recommend this surgery for people with severe complications of Crohn ’s disease, such as strictures and fistulas. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Crohn's disease sufferer is now a champion weightlifter
Manny Singh Tura, from Leeds, lost nearly half his bodyweight during a crippling bout with Crohn's disease which left him 'looking like a skeleton' and needing an ileostomy bag. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Crohn's disease and joint pain
Crohn ’s disease causes joint pain in some people, as well as its typical gastrointestinal symptoms. Treatment for joint pain in people with Crohn’s depends on the type and severity of the pain. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Cannabis found to reduce the symptoms of IBD
(Natural News) Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) often refers to two different conditions: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. These two conditions, along with other types of IBD, are associated with painful symptoms. However, the results of a study suggest that cannabis could be used to address gut inflammation. The study, which was published in the Journal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Geographic Takes an Interest in Organs-on-Chips Research
Biomedical researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA have caught the attention of National Geographic. The magazine published a special edition this month covering "The Future of Medicine" that highlights the innovative stem-cell science of Cedars-Sinai, showing how investigators there are seeking to use stem cells and organs-on-chips to tailor personalized medical treatments. The cover photo of the special issue features research being conducted at Cedars-Sinai in collaboration with Boston, MA-based Emulate, a startup developing a tissue-based technology designed to replicate human organ-leve...
Source: MDDI - January 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Source Type: news