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August 3, 2015

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August 3, 2015

Elective Surgery Is Associated With Lower Risk of Death Than Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis Treatment

July 13, 2015 — 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 ... read more

'Biosimilars' for Children With IBD Need More Research

July 13, 2015 — Children with inflammatory bowel disease who are doing well on specific biological medications should not be switched to recently approved 'biosimilar' products, concludes an expert ... read more

C. Difficile Needs Iron, but Not Too Much: Insights Into Maintaining It 'Just Right'

July 7, 2015 — Those bacteria that require iron walk a tightrope. Iron is essential for their growth, but too much iron can damage DNA and enzymes through oxidation. Therefore, bacteria have machinery to maintain ... read more

Researchers Test Fecal Transplantation to Treat Ulcerative Colitis

July 2, 2015 — 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 ... read more

Anxiety Increases Risk of Gastrointestinal Infection, Long-Term Complications

July 2, 2015 — A team of researchers has made significant progress in uncovering the connection between psychological factors and the immune system. Their findings are based on an investigation of a massive ... read more

Promising New NSAID-Derivative May Be Well-Tolerated by Chronic Pain Sufferers

July 1, 2015 — Long-term use of naproxen (ALEVE), a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), is often prescribed for chronic pain conditions such as osteoarthritis. However, because of NSAID-related ... read more

Pinaverium Shows Promising Results for Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

June 30, 2015 — Pinaverium offers quick and effective relief of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms, according to clinical trial results. Pinaverium bromide (pinaverium), an antispasmodic, is used widely in many ... read more

Spouses, Relatives of Celiac Disease Patients at Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

June 30, 2015 — Both spouses and first-degree relatives of patients with celiac disease are at increased risk of nonceliac autoimmune disease, according to a study. While the excess risk found in celiac first-degree ... read more

Pioneering Study May Explain Origin of Several Digestive Diseases

June 29, 2015 — The tridimensional characterization of the calcium phosphate formed in the stomach is shown for the first time in a new study, revealing its internal structure, morphology and real functionality. ... read more

New Colon Cancer Culprit Found in Gut Microbiome

June 24, 2015 — Changes in the gut bacteria of colon cancer patients indicate that some virulent bacteria could be linked to the progression of the disease, according to research. The findings could eventually be ... read more

Obesity: Small Intestine Contributes to Chronic Inflammation

June 22, 2015 — Obesity is caused by numerous and complex factors, some of which are as yet unsuspected. Scientists have now shown that severe obesity is accompanied by inflammation of the small intestine and ... read more

Discovery Promises New Treatments to Thwart Colon Cancer

June 19, 2015 — Scientists have discovered how an immune system protein, called AIM2 (Absent in Melanoma 2), plays a role in determining the aggressiveness of colon cancer. They found that AIM2 deficiency causes ... read more

Zebrafish Provide a Novel Model to Study Short Bowel Syndrome

June 19, 2015 — Investigators are providing new hope for babies with short bowel syndrome (SBS) by developing a novel model of SBS in ... read more

Acid-Reducing Medications Sharply Raise Risk of C. Difficile Bacteria Infection in Kids

June 17, 2015 — Infants and children who are given prescription acid-reducing medications face a substantially higher risk of developing Clostridium difficile infection, a potentially severe colonic disorder, a new ... read more

Research May Provide New Targets for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Therapies

June 15, 2015 — Modifying the small white blood cells that protect against disease might help treat immune disorders, according to a study. Specifically, researchers found that modulation of B lymphocyte function ... read more

Vitamin D Shows Promise for Treating Crohn's Disease

June 12, 2015 — New research suggests that supplementation with vitamin D may impact on the intestinal barrier dysfunction associated with Crohn's disease, and could have a role in the treatment of the ... read more

Unique Bacterial Fingerprint Identified in Systemic Sclerosis

June 11, 2015 — The results of a new study showed that people with systemic sclerosis (SSc) have a unique bacterial signature in their colon, when compared with healthy people. These findings suggest that changes in ... read more

How a Gut Feeling for Infection Programs Our Immune Response

June 9, 2015 — An unexpected finding by an international team of scientists has shed new light on how immune cells are programmed to either repair or protect the body. It's hoped the discovery will inform the ... read more

June 9, 2015 — A team of pharmacologists and toxicologists have identified the molecular docking site that is responsible for the Clostridium difficile toxin's being able to bind to its receptor on the ... read more

Non-Invasive Accupoint Stimulation May Be a New Bioelectronics Approach to Crohn’s Disease

June 9, 2015 — Researchers have begun a controlled clinical trial in Crohn's disease using surface electrodes daily to stimulate an acupuncture point on the stomach meridian that was shown to reduce vagal ... read more

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