348 Unusual Child Hepatitis Cases; Rinvoq Impresses in Crohn's; ED and Cirrhosis
(MedPage Today) -- As of Tuesday, there are 348 probable cases of child hepatitis of unknown origin in 21 countries, with 26 cases requiring liver transplants, the World Health Organization announced. Is there a link between the Omicron variant... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 12, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Crohn ’s Disease: Developing Drugs for Treatment
Crohn ’s Disease: Developing Drugs for Treatment (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 28, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

TNF Blockers Beat Newer Biologics in Crohn's Disease TNF Blockers Beat Newer Biologics in Crohn's Disease
TNF blockers may work better than newer biologics for treating moderate to severe Crohn ' s disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 28, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Perianal Fistulas in Crohn's Signal Greater Disease Burden
(MedPage Today) -- Crohn's disease patients with perianal fistulas (PF) or a history of them had greater disease burden and more often required hospitalization, surgery, and medication for their disease, data from a U.S. registry showed. In the... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 27, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Pregnant Woman With Crohn's Disease Experiences Perianal Pain
(MedPage Today) -- Pain may be sole symptom of Fournier's gangrene in the immunosuppressed (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 25, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Adding Thiopurines to Vedolizumab Has Benefits in Crohn's Disease Adding Thiopurines to Vedolizumab Has Benefits in Crohn's Disease
For patients with Crohn ' s disease, combining thiopurines with vedolizumab may be more effective than vedolizumab alone, new findings suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 18, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Crohn's Fistulas Heal Better With Combined Surgical-TNF Blocker Approach
(MedPage Today) -- Surgical closure of perianal fistulas in Crohn's disease (CD), when combined with short-term tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors, improved radiologic healing and other outcomes compared to medication alone, the PISA II trial... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 18, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

The Connection Between IBD and Aging
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has long been thought of as an ailment of middle, or even young, adulthood. The chronic illness—which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, bleeding, and decreased quality of life—impacts about 3.1 million people in the U.S. However, it is far from a disease only of the young and middle-aged. More than a quarter of people with IBD are elderly, a figure that is projected to climb to 30% by 2030, according to a 2021 Gastroenterology & Hepatology article. Even more underappreciated is the growing population of people who ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Harmon Courage Tags: Uncategorized Disease healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

New NHS blood test provides hope for Crohn's disease sufferers
The UK-developed test, called PredictSURE IBD, is designed to assess the severity of Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, conditions that cause inflammation and ulceration inside the gut. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toss Up for Second-Line IBD Tx; Screening for Esophageal Cancer; 100 Colon Polyps
(MedPage Today) -- Effectiveness of vedolizumab (Entyvio) and tofacitinib (Xeljanz) for ulcerative colitis or vedolizumab and ustekinumab (Stelara) for Crohn's disease did not significantly differ among patients who failed on tumor necrosis factor... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 31, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Does Crohn's Affect Your Eyes?
Title: Does Crohn ' s Affect Your Eyes?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/29/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/29/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - March 29, 2022 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Restroom Access Act sails through RI House
The Rhode Island House on Thursday passed a bill that would let people with certain medical issues or who are pregnant use employee restrooms at retail establishments that don ’t have public facilities. Such bills are championed by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 25, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mary Serreze Source Type: news

Weighing the Best Diet Options for IBD
Nearly every patient with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has the same query—which has a not-so-simple answer. “‘Doctor, what should I eat when living with IBD?’ is likely the most frequently asked question following diagnosis,” says Dr. Maitreyi Raman, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Calgary. Raman, who’s a gastroenterologist, physician nutrition specialist, and researcher, has closely studied the topic and reviewed the available evidence for dietary patterns that may be of benefit (or not) to patients. IBD includes Crohn’s disease, which can cause inflamm...
Source: TIME: Health - March 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael O. Schroeder Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Air pollution linked to higher risk of autoimmune diseases
Illnesses including rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn ’s more likely after long-term exposure to particulates, study findsLong-term exposure to air pollution can increase the risk of autoimmune disease, research has found.Exposure to particulates has already been linked tostrokes,brain cancer,miscarriage andmental health problems. Aglobal review, published in 2019, concluded that almost every cell in the body could be affected by dirty air.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 15, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Anna Bawden Tags: Air pollution Health Medical research Science Society Environment Source Type: news

Bowel Ultrasound Assesses Response to Therapy in Crohn's Disease Bowel Ultrasound Assesses Response to Therapy in Crohn's Disease
The authors developed a non-invasive bowel ultrasound score to assess disease activity in Crohn ' s disease.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news