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Drug Does Not Reduce Digital Ulcers in Patients With Systemic Sclerosis

May 10, 2016 — Investigators evaluated the efficacy of the drug macitentan in reducing the number of new digital ulcers in patients with systemic sclerosis. Systemic sclerosis is a chronic multisystem autoimmune ... read more

H. Pylori Infection May Reduce Risk of Allergic Esophageal Condition

Mar. 1, 2016 — New research suggests that Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection of the stomach, which occurs in about half of the world's population and can cause peptic ulcers and stomach cancer in ... read more

Aphthous Ulcers: Causes of Mucosal Inflammation Unclear

Oct. 22, 2014 — A painful inflamed lesion on the oral mucosa, which often seems to be burning at the periphery: every third individual has at one point had such a lesion -- an aphthous ulcer. Often they resolve ... read more

Exploiting Gastric Vulnerability: How Helicobacter Pylori Identifies and Colonizes Sites of Small Injury in the Stomach

July 17, 2014 — Helicobacter pylori infection promotes stomach ulcers and cancer. How H. pylori initially interacts with and irritates gastric tissue is not well understood. A new article now describes that H. ... read more

Do Your Stomach Bacteria Protect You from Obesity?

June 2, 2014 — The germ Helicobacter pylori is the cause of most stomach ulcers. It is estimated that 50% of the global population may be infected with H. pylori; however, only 20% of infected people experience ... read more

H. Pylori Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Studies

Dec. 19, 2013 — Researchers have developed an oral vaccine against Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria responsible for peptic ulcers and some forms of gastric cancer, and have successfully tested it in ... read more

Sep. 25, 2013 — Researchers have developed a model that helps scientists and clinicians understand that complex interactions of a type of bacteria that is the leading cause of peptic ulcers. The discovery may inform ... read more

Sep. 20, 2013 — Gut-dwelling bacteria are attracting attention, particularly those associated with human diseases. Helicobacter pylori is found in the stomach of humans, where it may cause chronic gastritis and ... read more

Stomach Bacteria Switch Off Human Immune Defenses to Cause Disease

Sep. 2, 2013 — Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that establishes a life-long stomach infection in humans, which in some cases can lead to duodenal ulcers or stomach cancer. New research gives us a clearer ... read more

Genetic Variations Associated With Susceptibility to Bacteria Linked to Stomach Disorders

May 7, 2013 — Two genome-wide association studies and a subsequent meta-analysis have found that certain genetic variations are associated with susceptibility to Helicobacter pylori, a bacteria that is a major ... read more

High-Salt Diet and Ulcer Bug Combine to Increase Risk of Cancer

Apr. 18, 2013 — Numerous epidemiologic studies have shown that a diet high in salt is associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer. Now researchers have shown that high dietary salt combined with infection by ... read more

Other Stomach Microbiota Modulate Resistance to H. Pylori-Driven Ulcers

Mar. 25, 2013 — Mice with different naturally occurring stomach bacteria have distinct susceptibilities to disease caused by Helicobacter pylori, the well-known cause of ulcers in humans, according to a new study. ... read more

Villain Stomach Bug May Have a Sweet Side: 'Bad' Gut Bacteria May Help Control Diabetes

Feb. 8, 2013 — A stomach bacterium believed to cause health problems such as gastritis, ulcers, and gastric cancer may play a dual role by balancing the stomach's ecosystem and controlling body weight and ... read more

Stroke Drug Kills Bacteria That Cause Ulcers and Tuberculosis

Dec. 20, 2012 — A drug for ischemic strokes may also treat tuberculosis and ulcers. New research shows the compound, ebselen, to inhibit the thioredoxin reductase system in bacteria, including Helicobacter pylori ... read more

Nov. 21, 2011 — Without the ability to swim to their targets in the stomach, ulcer-causing bacteria do not cause the inflammation of the stomach lining that leads to ulcers and stomach cancer, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 25, 2011 — In an experiment on rats, European researchers have proved that eating strawberries reduces the harm that alcohol can cause to the stomach mucous membrane. The study may contribute to improving the ... read more

Foot Ulcers: Research Identifies Factors Key to Healing Diabetes-Related Foot Sores

Oct. 26, 2011 — What’s crucial for a diabetic’s foot sore to heal is that the ulcer is superficial, blood circulation is normal, and the person has had diabetes for short time. This is shown in a large diabetes ... read more

Bacteria Associated With Stomach Ulcers Not Detected in Enlarged Adenoids in Children

Oct. 17, 2011 — Bacteria that cause stomach inflammation and ulcers were not detectable in tissue from inflamed and enlarged adenoids in children, according to a new ... read more

Transarterial Embolization Is a Safe, Nonoperative Option for Acute Peptic Ulcer Bleeding, Study Suggests

May 23, 2011 — Researchers report that in patients with peptic ulcer bleeding in whom endoscopy failed to control the bleeding, transarterial embolization is a safe procedure which reduces the need for surgery ... read more

Ulcer Bacteria May Contribute to Development of Parkinson's Disease

May 22, 2011 — The stomach bacteria responsible for ulcers could also play a role in the development of Parkinson's disease according to new ... read more

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