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Crohn's and Colitis

Monitoring antibodies a new approach for successful IBD treatment

2014-09-13 11:20
Monitoring antibodies to Remicade could help IBD patients with remission

Researchers are proposing a new way to help patients with Crohn's disease and colitis who are receiving Remicade (infliximab). According to current guidelines, dosing is based on symptoms and weight. Monitoring for therapeutic drug levels could be a new way to help patients maintain IBD remission and ensure patients don't develop antibodies that make the drug ineffective.

The study, published in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, evaluated the levels of infliximab that is commonly used to trea

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IBD bacteria identified that could mean different treatments

2014-09-06 12:38
E.coli bacteria in the intestines:Credit Wikimedia Commons

New research suggests there could be a role for antibiotics for treating Crohn's disease and colitis. Scientists at Yale University have discovered so called bad bacteria that can cause inflammation related to the intestinal disorders.

Scientists have identified a specific group of bacteria that causes inflammation and leads to inflammatory bowel disorders such as Crohn's disease and colitis.

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Powerful video helps raise awareness of Crohn's disease

2014-09-04 11:27
Crohn's disease video raises awareness

One person with Crohn's disease is trying to make a difference in raising public awareness about the disorder that can affect anyone. Here are also some Crohn's disease facts for those who don't understand why those who don't look sick are often left with a lack of understanding about how Crohn's disease impacts their lives.

The video below is touching and helps raise awareness of Crohn's disease.


Consumer Reports shares best buy for treating Crohn's disease

2014-09-03 10:36
Biologic drugs to treat Crohn's disease

Consumer Reports conducted an independent study that looked at biologic drugs available for Crohn's disease treatment. Based on their analysis, here is what the report says may be your "best buy" for choosing a biologic medication for treating ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease that should be discussed with your doctor.

There are a variety of options for treating Crohn's disease that can leave people diagnosed with the disease confused.

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Does low-dose naltrexone really help Crohn's disease?

2014-09-02 17:51
Can naltrexone treat Crohn's disease?

Could the inexpensive drug naltrexone help treat Crohn's disease? There are claims that the medication can be a big help to those suffering from CD, but there is also some information anyone battling Crohn's or colitis should know.

If you are diagnosed with Crohn's disease you may have already heard about preliminary studies showing low-dose naltrexone (LDN) might help alleviate Crohn's disease flare-ups.The drug has garnered


Simple blood could tell who will develop Crohn's disease and could mean new treatments

2014-09-01 13:28
Epigenetic changes in patients with Crohn's disease found with a simple blood test

DNA changes found in the blood of children with Crohn's disease could mean a way to determine who will develop the inflammatory bowel disorder (IBD). Scotland scientists also say epigenetic changes could mean a better understanding of Crohn's disease and new treatments.

Researchers have found DNA changes associated with Crohn's disease that could lead to new treatments. A simple blood test could determine who would develop the disease.

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How to treat IBS with this dietary plan

2014-08-30 11:03
Prebiotics and probiotics combined could treat IBS symptoms

David Rakel, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine; Director, University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has some advice for treating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Based on study reviews, prebiotics and probiotics both keep the gut healthy. But combining the two can help IBS as well as chronic constipation. Here's how to get started.

Combining prebiotics with soluble fiber foods could be the best combination for treating irritable bowel syndrome suggests professor David Rakel,

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Is the low FODMAP diet a treatment for IBS?

2014-08-26 12:40
FODMAP diet a treatment for children with IBS

If you are looking for a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome known as IBS that could work, consider the FODMAP diet. What did researchers find in a study about how certain foods can significantly alleviate symptoms of IBS?

If your child suffers from irritable bowel syndrome or IBS you may want to consider the FODMAPs (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) diet.

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Exciting gene discovery expected to help children with Crohn's disease

2014-08-25 14:00
Epigenetic changes identified that predict Crohn's disease in children

New and exciting research has identified epigenetic changes that occur among children with Crohn's disease. How genes interact with the environment has been the subject of study for a variety of diseases. Now scientists have identified two regions in particular where genes change to lead to Crohn's disease that is expected to help diagnosis and treatment.

Crohn's disease is a debilitating and painful condition that often strikes children and young adults. Researchers have made an exciting discovery about epigenetic changes that lead to the disease.

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Natural ways that might stop diarrhea from Crohn's disease

2014-08-22 13:39
coconut cookies and other ways to naturally stop diarrhea with Crohn's disease

How can you stop diarrhea associated with Crohn's disease other than with prescription medication that can lead to constipation? Here are some natural Crohn's diarrhea treatments that might help, one of which is downright yummy.

Don't let diarrhea from Crohn's disease disrupt your life. Some prescriptions to treat watery bowel movements have unwanted side effects. Explore natural Crohn's diarrhea treatments.

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