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Mucosal healing: An objective measure of disease activity?
(Boston University School of Medicine) The absence of inflammatory and ulcerative lesions in all segments of the colon, also known as mucosal healing, should be the end goal in treating patients with ulcerative colitis according to an editorial in the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What you need to know about pancolitis
A look at pancolitis, a form of ulcerative colitis affecting the intestine. Included is information on flare-ups and complications of the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is left-sided colitis?
Left-sided colitis is a form of ulcerative colitis that affects the left side of the colon, causing a range of gastrointestinal symptoms. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Takeda, Portal Instruments ink $100m deal to combine biologics and needle-free drug delivery
Takeda Pharmaceutical (TYO:4502) and Portal Instruments said today that the pair inked a collaboration to develop and commercialize Portal’s needle-free drug delivery device with Takeda’s biologic medicines. The first development program is slated to combine Takeda’s monoclonal antibody for adults with moderately- to severely-active ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease with Portal’s technology. The investigational therapy is currently administered through intravenous infusion, according to Takeda. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Take...
Source: Mass Device - November 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat portal instruments Takeda Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Causes White Nails?
Discussion The nail matrix covers the area of the nail plate, and extends proximally in a crescent moon shape with the edges of the crescent extending proximally and inferiorly toward the underlying bone. The nail matrix is a multilayered epithelium that physiologically produces keratinization and gives rise to the nail plate. The distal matrix forms the lower 2/3s of the nail plate and the proximal matrix forms the upper 1/3 of the nail plate. the thickness of the nail plate is proportion to the matrix’s thickness. The nail plate’s free edge contour follows the shape of the nail’s lunula. Melanocytes occ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Continuous Clinical Response in Ulcerative Colitis Continuous Clinical Response in Ulcerative Colitis
Continuous clinical response has emerged as a useful target in the management of ulcerative colitis. Can it be feasibly integrated into clinical practice as a patient-reported outcome?Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Seres reports positive Phase Ib trial results of SER-287 in UC patients
US-based Seres Therapeutics has reported positive topline results from a Phase Ib placebo-controlled induction trial of SER-287 in patients with mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis (UC), who were failing current therapies. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - October 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Belfast bodybuilder left mute by six stone weight loss
Terri Keith, 30, of Belfast, went from a size 16 to a size 6 in just 10 months but The weight loss left her with malnutrition and made  her ulcerative colitis worse. Now she is a champion bodybuilder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Raise Cancer Risk in Kids
Researchers think chronic inflammation in gastrointestinal tract may be driving forceSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer in Children, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ulcerative Colitis Quiz: Diet, Symptoms & Treatment
Title: Ulcerative Colitis Quiz: Diet, Symptoms& TreatmentCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 12/18/2012 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 1:04:13 PM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 20, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

The Efficacy of Probiotics in Inflammatory Bowel Disease The Efficacy of Probiotics in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
This study examined the efficacy of probiotics in inducing and maintaining remission in ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease, as well as preventing relapse in post-operative CD.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Risk for Pouch Cancer Not Elevated After Ileal Pouch-anal Anastomosis for UC Risk for Pouch Cancer Not Elevated After Ileal Pouch-anal Anastomosis for UC
Patients who undergo ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) after colorectal excision for ulcerative colitis (UC) do not have an increased risk of pouch or extraintestinal cancers, researchers from Denmark report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Asthma Tied to Later Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Findings for Crohn's and early - or late - onset ulcerative colitis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Ulcerative colitis breakthrough: THIS test for bowel disease could revolutionise diagnosis
ULCERATIVE colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease - a condition which causes inflammation of the bowel and painful symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fecal Transplantation for Remission of Ulcerative Colitis Fecal Transplantation for Remission of Ulcerative Colitis
Fecal microbiota transplantation is emerging as a novel therapy for the induction of remission in active ulcerative colitis.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Blood test for colitis screening using infrared technology could reduce dependence on colonoscopy
(Georgia State University) A fast, simple blood test for ulcerative colitis using infrared spectroscopy could provide a cheaper, less invasive alternative for screening compared to colonoscopy, which is now the predominant test, according to a study between the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Takeda submits NDA for Vedolizumab to treat moderate-to-severe UC in Japan
Takeda Pharmaceutical has filed a new drug application (NDA) for vedolizumab with Japan ’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to treat adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NIH grant to biomedical scientist will advance research on inflammatory bowel disease
(University of California - Riverside) Declan McCole, a biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has received a $1.83 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify how the loss of a protective barrier in the intestine contributes to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestine that includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ulcerative Colitis vs. Crohn ’s Disease – Similarities And Differences
Under normal circumstances, our immune system does its job of protecting the body from infection. However, in people who (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis symptoms: What is inflammatory bowel disease?
CROHN'S disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, affecting more than 300,000 people in the UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living on a farm found to drastically reduce the risk of inflammatory bowel disease
(Natural News) A Canadian study concludes, yet again, that urbanization influences the development of intestinal microbiomes. The gut bacteria plays a direct role in the occurrence of illnesses such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. These are lifelong conditions which can cause chronic diarrhea, bloody stool, weight loss, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Country Kids Less Likely to Develop Bowel Disease Than Their City Cousins
Rural living may have protective effect, Canadian study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Crohn's Disease, Rural Health Concerns, Ulcerative Colitis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for its ulcerative colitis drug
The company has received final approval from the USFDA for Mesalamine delayed-release tablets in the strength of 800 mg, Zydus Cadila said in a statement. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Merck launches biosimilar version of J & J blockbuster Remicade
Merck and Co. Inc. on Monday became the second pharmaceutical company to launch a biosimilar version of Remicade, a drug that generates billions of dollars a year in sales for Johnson& Johnson. Renflexis, the Merck biosimilar product, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on April 21 as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and ankylosing spondylitis. It is the first medicine available in the United States under a global biosimilars develop ment and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Woman with ulcerative colitis learns to love body again
Erin Goodwin, 35, from Western Australia, shared her story of living with Ulcerative Colitis and an ostomy bag with FEMAIL. She has come to terms with it, after struggling with her confidence. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crohn's Disease vs. Ulcerative Colitis (UC): Differences and Similarities
Title: Crohn's Disease vs. Ulcerative Colitis (UC): Differences and SimilaritiesCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/24/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/24/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 24, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Woman ostomy bag confidence love body ulcerative colitis
Erin Goodwin, 35, from Western Australia, shared her story of living with Ulcerative Colitis and an ostomy bag with FEMAIL. She has come to terms with it, after struggling with her confidence. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Conditions is Erythema Nodosum Associated With?
Patient Presentation A 12-year-old male came to clinic with a history of 3-4 days of painful bruising on his shin and lower arms. He had Streptocococcal pharyngitis diagnosed by rapid strep testing approximately 4 weeks previously and had taken all of his amoxicillin antibiotic per his parents. He had recovered without any problems until 3-4 days ago when his legs and arms started to have painful bruises along the shins and lower arms. They were raised, red/purple and painful mainly in the center of the lesions. He denied pain elsewhere nor any fever (Tmax was 99.5F), chills, sweats, weight loss, joint stiffness, abdomina...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

US FDA accepts Pfizer ’s sNDA for Xeljanz to treat ulcerative colitis
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing Pfizer ’s supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Xeljanz (tofacitinib citrate), an investigational oral solution to treat adult patients affected with moderately to severely activ… (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Probiotics May Have Benefits for UC, but Not Crohn's Probiotics May Have Benefits for UC, but Not Crohn's
A probiotic called VSL#3 may be effective in inducing remission in active ulcerative colitis (UC), according to findings from a new systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Scientists Spot Genes Behind Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis
Title: Scientists Spot Genes Behind Crohn's, Ulcerative ColitisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/29/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/30/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - June 30, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Scientists Spot Genes Behind Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis
Large study finds key mutations that may be tied to raised risk for inflammatory bowel disease Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Crohn's Disease, Digestive Diseases, Genes and Gene Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Spot Genes Behind Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis
THURSDAY, June 29, 2017 -- Researchers say they've come closer to pinpointing genes linked with inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. For the study, the investigators examined the genomes of nearly 68,000 people. Of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Anti-TNFs: More Complications After Restorative UC Surgery Anti-TNFs: More Complications After Restorative UC Surgery
Preoperative anti-TNF therapy is associated with increased postoperative complications in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients who undergo an initial restorative procedure, but not in those who undergo resection alone, researchers suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

InDex initiates enrolment for Phase IIb trial of cobitolimod to treat ulcerative colitis
Sweden-based InDex Pharmaceuticals has started patient enrolment in Phase IIb CONDUCT clinical trial of cobitolimod for treatment of patients with ulcerative colitis. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fecal Calprotectin Predicts Mucosal Healing in Ulcerative Colitis Fecal Calprotectin Predicts Mucosal Healing in Ulcerative Colitis
Fecal calprotectin levels can predict histological healing in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), a retrospective study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Biologics for Mucosal Healing in Crohn's Disease and UC Biologics for Mucosal Healing in Crohn's Disease and UC
Using mucosal healing as a therapeutic endpoint, this review aimed to determine the comparative efficacy of different classes of biologic therapy for treating Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ulcerative colitis flares: Managing and easing symptoms
What are the causes of ulcerative colitis and what are the symptoms of a flare? Learn how to manage flares, how to reduce them, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ulcerative colitis: Defining and treating pain
What is the cause of ulcerative colitis pain and how is it diagnosed? Learn about how frequent the pain may be and how to control the pain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ulcerative colitis diet: Foods to choose and avoid
What foods may be beneficial and what foods may be triggers for people with ulcerative colitis? How are problem foods identified and avoided? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Crohn's disease vs. ulcerative colitis: What is the difference?
What is Crohn's disease and what is ulcerative colitis? How are they similar and what are the differences in symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ulcerative colitis: Do probiotics help?
Probiotics are similar to the good bacteria already found in the intestines. Can eating probiotics restore the balance of bacteria in the digestive tract? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ulcerative colitis: Natural remedies for managing symptoms
What are the symptoms of ulcerative colitis? Can natural remedies manage symptoms, and what lifestyle and dietary changes are recommended. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

How The ‘Low-FODMAP Diet’ Can Help Manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Laura Manning, MPH, RD, CDN Clinical Nutrition Coordinator Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center at Mount Sinai Abdominal pain and a swollen belly, gas, constipation, or diarrhea—these symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affect one in seven American adults. A common gastrointestinal (GI) disorder, IBS is a long-term but not life-threatening condition. Still, it can interfere with many aspects of daily life, and is one of the top reasons for missing work. There is no specific test for IBS, so gastroenterologists typically diagnose it only after testing for and ruling out all other GI problems. We do n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Enters Into Worldwide Exclusive License and Collaboration Agreement With Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc. For The Oral Interlukin-23 Receptor Antagonist Drug Candidate For The Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Long-standing relationship between Johnson& Johnson Innovation, Janssen and Protagonist Therapeutics leads to advancement of promising oral drug candidate for Crohn ’s disease and ulcerative colitis (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Janssen Enters Into Worldwide Exclusive License and Collaboration Agreement With Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc. for Oral Interleukin-23 Receptor Antagonist Drug Candidate for the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Long-standing relationship between Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Janssen and Protagonist Therapeutics leads to advancement of promising oral drug candidate for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis HORSHAM, Pa., May 30, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Mark... Biopharmaceuticals, Licensing, Gastroenterology Janssen Pharmaceutical, Protagonist Therapeutics, Crohn's disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Inflammatory bowel disease symptoms - nine Crohn's and colitis tips YOU didn't know
CROHN'S disease and ulcerative colitis, the two main forms of inflammatory Bowel Disease - are thought to affect 300,000 people. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inflammatory bowel disease symptoms: Nine Crohn's and colitis tips YOU should know
CROHN'S disease and ulcerative colitis, the two main forms of inflammatory Bowel Disease - are thought to affect 300,000 people. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fecal Transplants Effective for Some With IBD Fecal Transplants Effective for Some With IBD
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) might prove effective for some patients with inflammatory bowel disease, especially those with ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news