The CCFA and Janssen Biotech have partnered with celebrity cook and ulcerative colitis patient Sunny Anderson, along with IBD nutrition expert, Dr. Lindsey Albenberg to help patients manage UC and Crohn's disease.
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Crohn's and Colitis
A new drug is in the pipeline for Crohn's disease treatment that is expected to move to a third clinical trial in the near future. The drug, known as GED-0301 or Mongersen is an antisense medication taken orally that has been well tolerated and induced remission in sixty-five percent of Crohn's disease patients studied. The medication could replace injections for treating IBD.
The drug manufacturer Celgene (CELG) has released results of an experimental Crohn's disease drug, GED-0301 that could eliminate the need for injections currently used for IBD treatment,
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research investigators are currently enrolling patients in a clinical trial that could potentially lead to a cure for moderate to severe Crohn's disease that has failed other therapies including surgery. The treatment wipes out the patient's immune system and then builds a new one to quell inflammation in the intestines.
So far, the results look promising and researchers say it might be possible to "cure" Crohn's disease.
How bone marrow transplant could help Crohn's disease
Because there is so much conflicting information, patients with IBD often turn to forums and the internet to find out what diet can help Crohn's disease and colitis. Researchers recently reviewed dietary advice found on websites in an effort to determine what sort of diets are advocated for patients with IBD. The question remains whether the diets help or harm.
The conclusion of the investigation is that there is a dire need for studies about how specific foods might impact gut bacteria to influence the course of IBD,Some diets are restrictive, conflictin
Anyone can experience belly bloating but for people diagnosed with Crohn's disease or colitis the condition can be especially painful and even worrisome. Understanding how to manage bloating if you have IBD and when it is important to see your doctor can help lower your chances of complications and definitely make you more comfortable.
What causes bloating and when should you see your doctor?
Bloating and active IBD
Sometimes bloating is worse when Crohn's disease or UC is active.
There has been some research suggesting fecal microbial transplant (FMT) might be a treatment for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In a first clinical trial published in Gastroenterology and Endocrinology News, scientists report mixed results.
The first clinical trial shows FMT didn't work any better than placebo, despite anecdotal reports of FMT Crohn's disease "cures" that can be found on the internet.
MIT researchers are working on a way to eliminate the need for injectable medications with a new drug-delivery capsule that contains microneedles. The capsule, when tested, worked better than insulin injections and could work even better for Crohn's and arthritis treatments.
The finding could mean no more insulin injections for diabetics and it could also mean patients with cancer, Crohn's disease and other autoimmune disorders could swallow a capsule to obtain antibod
Our crustacean friends might be able to help with prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases including Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Researchers recently discovered the shells of shrimp, crab and lobster contain microparticles with anti-inflammatory properties that could provide new and inexpensive IBD treatment.
Yoshimi Shibata, Ph.D., professor of biomedical science in the Charles E.
In a first study researchers have found rates of Crohn's disease and colitis have significantly increased in Ontario, Canada. The finding highlights the need to find a cure for IBD that places a significant burden on children and adults diagnosed with the disease, as well as the health care system.
Research published this month highlights the growing prevalence of Crohn's disease and colitis in Canada.
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis can also affect your skin. When should you see your doctor for treatment and what does it mean?
If you have Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis you could be susceptible to other health problems that are worth noting. It's important to know when to see the doctor.