Highlights in Clinical IBDHighlights in Clinical IBD
From beginning to end, research presentations at DDW 2015 offered insight on the course, prognosis, and novel therapeutic approaches to ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 30, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

The Natural Way To Cure Stomach Problems
SPECIAL FROM Your belly is full of bacteria. That’s not an insult. That’s a fact. Helpful bacteria live in our guts, warding off disease and keeping our system in balance. But from time to time, the bacteria get out of whack in the form of everything from diarhhea and bloating, to constipation, dry skin, and excessive gas. What researchers are now learning is that probiotics, substances made of so-called “good” bacteria, can help get your gut and your body, back on track. What are Probiotics Literally defined “friendly bacteria”, probiotics offer health benefits when you ingest them in ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Identification of a novel protein that protects against bowel inflammation
The role of stomach a cancer–associated protein has been revealed in the pathogenesis and prevention of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other inflammatory bowel disorders. These findings are expected to accelerate the development of targeted therapies for inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Identification of a novel protein that protects against bowel inflammation
(Kobe University) A group of researchers, led by Professor Matozaki Takashi and Associate Professor Murata Yoji at the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine Division of Molecular and Cellular Signaling, were the first to demonstrate the role of stomach cancer-associated protein tyrosine phosphatase (SAP)-1 in the pathogenesis and prevention of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and other inflammatory bowel disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 25, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Zoey Wright who nearly died of bowel condition Ulcerative Colitis is now a bodybuilder
Zoey Wright, from Penryn in Cornwall, battled the condition Ulcerative Colitis for two years. In November 2014, the 22-year-old made the life-changing decision to have ileostomy surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nestle Enters Agreement to Develop Ulcerative Colitis TherapyNestle Enters Agreement to Develop Ulcerative Colitis Therapy
Nestle is working with Lipid Therapeutics to develop and commercialize a new therapeutic treatment for mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis, the company said on Wednesday. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 18, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Nestle enters agreement to develop ulcerative colitis therapy
ZURICH (Reuters) - Nestle is working with Lipid Therapeutics to develop and commercialize a new therapeutic treatment for mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis, which can causes ulcers, bleeding and pain due to inflammation of the colon, the company said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Childhood Abuse Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Later in Life
Title: Childhood Abuse Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Later in LifeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/11/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 14, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Childhood Abuse Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Later in Life
But study finds no association with another inflammatory bowel diseaseSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Ulcerative Colitis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

August highlights: Overcoming diabetes, asthma and more
Catch up on what you may have missed on Thriving last month. Our staff takes a look back at a few of this month’s favorite posts. How to survive six months in the wilderness with type 1 diabetes Rachel Hemond, an 18-year-old who has type 1 diabetes, doesn’t need much direction when it comes to survival. This winter, Rachel completed a 600-mile circumnavigation of Vermont by backcountry ski, white water canoe, rowboat and bicycle—and kept her diabetes under control. Read more about how Rachel manages her diabetes. Overcoming IBD obstacles…and traveling the world Megan was diagn...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 31, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Boston Children's Hospital staff Tags: All posts Diseases & conditions Our patients’ stories parenting asthma Depression IBD lupus Source Type: news

NICE publishes positive final guidance on Entyvio® (vedolizumab)
NICE recommends vedolizumab as an option for adults with moderately to severely active Crohn’s Disease (CD) who have either failed,* or were intolerant or contraindicated to, a tumour necrosis factor alpha inhibitor (anti-TNF) (1) (Source: Pharmacy Europe)
Source: Pharmacy Europe - August 27, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Annabel De Coster Tags: *** Editor's Pick Practical therapeutics Legislation & regulation Gastroenterology anti-TNF crohn's disease Latest News NICE guidance ulcerative colitis vedolizumab Source Type: news

Father loses 2 stone in 2 weeks due to crippling bowel condition ulcerative colitis
Seb Tucknott, 29, of West Sussex, has ulcerative colitis, a long-term bowel condition. He has given a candid account of his condition to let others know they are not alone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overcoming IBD obstacles…and traveling the world
I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis on December 23, 2009—a day my life changed forever. I went from a healthy and active 14-year-old to a teen with some very concerning symptoms: frequent and sudden onsets of stomach pain, exhaustion and the constant urge to use the bathroom. The diagnosis of a blistered, swollen, large intestine was both a relief and an added stressor. But my diagnosis was just the beginning of my journey. For four years, I was constantly looking for—if not rushing to—the nearest bathroom. Avoiding pizza, spicy foods, certain fruits and vegetables. Swallowing upwards of 15 pills a d...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 19, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Megan Hourican Tags: Our patients’ stories Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) colitis college Dr. Craig Lillehei Dr. Munir Mobassaleh Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment is associated with ulcerative colitis but not Crohn's disease: findings from a population-based study - Fuller-Thomson E, West KJ, Sulman J, Baird SL.
BACKGROUND: Previous research suggests a link between childhood adversities and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); however, study limitations prevent generalization of findings. To address this, the current study uses a Canadian population-based sample to i... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Developing a Targeted Hydrogel to Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease
By binding to inflamed tissue, hydrogel may offer a new way to deliver medicine for those with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - August 12, 2015 Category: Research Source Type: news

Developing a Targeted Hydrogel to Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease
By binding to inflamed tissue, hydrogel may offer a new way to deliver medicine for those with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 12, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Developing a Targeted Hydrogel to Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease
By binding to inflamed tissue, hydrogel may offer a new way to deliver medicine for those with ulcerative colitis or Crohn ’s disease. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 12, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Biomarkers May Help Differentiate Crohn's From ColitisBiomarkers May Help Differentiate Crohn's From Colitis
Serum biomarkers can discriminate between Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), according to Danish and Dutch researchers. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 6, 2015 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Study: Look for Ulcerative Colitis in Takayasu Arteritis Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Two diseases share common genes, possibly treatment (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - August 6, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Childhood physical and sexual abuse linked to ulcerative colitis
(University of Toronto) Adults who were exposed to childhood physical or sexual abuse were approximately twice as likely to have ulcerative colitis, according to a new nationally representative study from four researchers at the University of Toronto. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Crohn's Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study
Women at greater risk of this 'double jeopardy,' researcher says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anxiety, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Generalized anxiety disorders twice as likely in those with inflammatory bowel disease
(University of Toronto) People who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, have twice the odds of having a generalized anxiety disorder at some point in their lives when compared to peers without IBD, according to a new study published by University of Toronto researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

UCLA scientists discover experimental therapy for chronic inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer
UCLA scientists have discovered an experimental therapy capable of suppressing the development of ulcerative colitis, a disease that causes inflammation in the digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis patients have an increased risk of developing colon cancer, but doctors still are unsure why. The treatment uses a chemical to block an RNA molecule that’s involved in the transmission of genetic information and is typically found in high levels in people with ulcerative colitis. Dr. Dimitrios Iliopoulos, a member of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Dr. Christos Polytarchou, a UCLA assistant profess...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 28, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Breakthrough experimental therapy to treat colon cancer, chronic inflammatory bowel disease
A groundbreaking experimental therapy has been discovered that has the ability to suppress the development of ulcerative colitis (UC), a disease which causes inflammation in the digestive tract and colon cancer. The treatment utilizes a chemical inhibitor able to block an RNA molecule (microRNA-214) involved in the transmission of genetic information. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Living With Ulcerative Colitis
It's been almost a year now, since I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis as a 25-year-old. I spent the remainder of those few summer nights we get here in Boston, in a hospital bed. How crappy (yes, pun intended). Over the past year, I've had a lot of ups and downs when it comes to my UC; I've felt great, I've felt terrible, I've been on various medications, and had a few colonoscopies. Not the average life of a 20-something. And that's the hardest part. I've learned a lot in the past year, not only about myself and my body, but also about how to manage my day-to-day life, and keep on living it. I think about it a lot, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weak link between depression and frequent smartphone use
Conclusion This small study suggests people who report higher levels of depressive symptoms may use their phone more and go out less. However, these findings should not be taken too seriously as this study has many limitations, including: a small sample size – data from only nine people in each group was used for the location data there was no attempt to ensure the two groups were matched in terms of any medical illness, age, sex, whether they were employed, or any other potential confounding factors it's not known whether any of the participants in either group had a diagnosis of depression or any other me...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Mental health Source Type: news

The Stress Epidemic and the Search for the Modern Cure
We are living in an epidemic of stress. The people who walk into my office on a daily basis - busy successful New Yorkers with full lives and a lot going on -- look to the world like they have it all. But more often than not they are deeply stressed out. They are not alone. In 2011, nearly 75 million unique prescriptions were written for Xanax and Ativan, two anti-anxiety medications, in the United States, indicating our country has a serious problem with stress. Furthermore, one in 10 Americans now takes an antidepressant medication -- and among women in their 40s and 50s, that number is one in four. From, what I see da...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ulcerative Colitis: Lower Mortality for Surgery vs MedicationUlcerative Colitis: Lower Mortality for Surgery vs Medication
Patients older than 50 years had lower mortality risk with surgery than medication, but no difference was seen in younger patients. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis: Study
Title: Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/13/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/14/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 14, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Elective surgery is associated with lower risk of death than drugs for ulcerative colitis treatment
Patients over 50 with ulcerative colitis (UC), a chronic disease of the colon, who undergo surgery to treat their condition live longer than those who are treated with medications, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lower Mortality with Elective Surgery vs. Medical Therapy in Advanced Ulcerative Colitis (FREE)
By Douglas K. Rex, MD Dr. Rex is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Gastroenterology, from which this summary was adapted. See full coverage at the link below.Elective colectomy is associated with lower mortality than medical therapy in patients aged 50 years and older with … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 14, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis: Study
Patients 50 and up with advanced disease benefited the most (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis
Patients 50 and up with advanced disease benefited the most Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Surgery, Ulcerative Colitis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studies Challenge Conventional Infliximab Protocols in IBDStudies Challenge Conventional Infliximab Protocols in IBD
Dose optimization of infliximab is needed much earlier in ulcerative colitis than in Crohn's disease, a single-center retrospective study reveals. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 10, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

How To Live With Food Restrictions
By Sneha Dave for U.S. News Going to the movies is excruciating -- not a typical statement for a teenager to make. I can’t ever concentrate on the film, only the sights and sounds of others eating the favorite food I haven’t been able to consume in years: popcorn. Restricting or cutting out certain foods can be extremely difficult for those of us whose bodies can’t tolerate them. Diagnosed with debilitating ulcerative colitis at age 6, I have learned to navigate a world of dietary minefields. But armed with these strategies, I have learned to combat cravings for things that could wreak havoc in my body. I...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fecal transplants used successfully to treat ulcerative colitis
Brooks HaysHAMILTON, Ontario, July 3 (UPI) -- Two new studies suggest fecal microbiota transplantation can successfully combat ulcerative colitis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers test fecal transplantation to treat ulcerative colitis
A research team recruited 75 patients with a flare up of their ulcerative colitis and randomized them to fecal transplant therapy given as an enema derived from stool donated by an anonymous healthy donor, and placebo. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

McMaster researchers test fecal transplantation to treat ulcerative colitis
(McMaster University) A study recently published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases found that UC can be controlled by the type of bacteria that inhabits the gut. Additionally, in research published in Gastroenterology, researchers explored the safety and efficacy of FMT by conducting a placebo-controlled, randomized trial. They found that FMT induces remission in a significantly greater percentage of patients with active UC than placebo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Optimize Dosing of Anti-TNF Biologics in Ulcerative ColitisOptimize Dosing of Anti-TNF Biologics in Ulcerative Colitis
How can clinicians properly administer anti-TNF biologics in order to most effectively treat patients with acute severe ulcerative colitis? Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Anti-Adhesion Molecule Sticks in Ulcerative ColitisAnti-Adhesion Molecule Sticks in Ulcerative Colitis
The investigational mucosal addressin cell adhesion molecule met its primary and secondary end points in the TURANDOT trial and does not appear to increase the risk for infection, say investigators. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Obesity in teen boys may increase bowel cancer risk in later life
Conclusion This large cohort study found obesity in adolescence is linked to later colorectal cancer risk in men. The very large size of this study is its main strength, along with the fact that BMI was objectively measured by a nurse, and that the national cancer registry in Sweden is estimated to record virtually all cancer cases. As with all studies, there are limitations. For example, the study: only had information on BMI at one time point, and could not tell whether the men maintained their BMIs or not did not have information on diet or smoking, and these are known to impact bowel cancer risk only analysed...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Food/diet Obesity Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Ulcerative Colitis: Histology Predicts Long-term OutcomesUlcerative Colitis: Histology Predicts Long-term Outcomes
Histological remission may predict long-term outcomes better than endoscopy, according to a new study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Hope for People with IBD and Those at Risk
Marla Dubinsky, MD Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Co-Director of the Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Center Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hope for People with IBD and Those at Risk Up to 1.3 million Americans have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a complex disorder of the immune system that results in uncontrolled inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are the two most common forms of IBD, causing severe GI symptoms, such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, and rectal bleeding, that can wreak havoc with everyday...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking Worsens Life With IBD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More joint problems seen in Crohn's, ulcerative colitis patients who smoke. (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - May 21, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Novel Ulcerative Colitis Tx Promising in Phase II Trial (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Half of treatment-refractory UC patients respond to anti-MAdCAM antibody. (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 20, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

New Drug Class in the Works for Ulcerative ColitisNew Drug Class in the Works for Ulcerative Colitis
The TOUCHSTONE study has shown that ozanimod, already showing promise in multiple sclerosis, another T-cell-mediated disease, improves outcomes in moderate to severe ulcerative colitis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 20, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Live liquid bacteria reduces intestinal inflammation in ulcerative colitis
(Spink Health) People with ulcerative colitis may benefit from taking the live, multi-strain probiotic drink, Symprove, to reduce intestinal inflammation, according to the results of a new study presented today at Digestive Disease Week 2015. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Man with chronic bowel condition escapes life-changing surgery by giving up carbs
EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Benson, 33, from Hitchin, said he wanted to tell his story to inspire others battling ulcerative colitis that it can be treated without surgery or strong medication. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meditation Could Help Alleviate Gut Disorder Symptoms
By: Esha Dey Published: May 13, 2015 07:37am ET on LiveScience.com. If you thought meditation was only good for your emotional well-being, think again. A new study shows that meditation may actually alleviate the symptoms of two gut disorders by altering certain genetic signals. The study looked at people who had either irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or irritable bowel disease (IBD). It found that doing yoga and meditating regularly for two months eased the symptoms associated with the two gut disorders, the researchers said. This mind-and-body intervention seemed to work by inducing genetic changes in the body, the...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news