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2012-05-07 20:03:44

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is hard to diagnose as well as treat, but researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have discovered a way of confirming the disorder using stool samples. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) causes chronic or recurring problems with pain and discomfort in the abdomen together with changes in bowel habits. The syndrome is common and is believed to be linked to dysfunction of the stomach and intestines, but our understanding of...

2012-04-29 19:54:48

Black youths less likely to get medication for abdominal pain than white patients Black children are less likely than white children to receive medication for abdominal pain in the emergency department (ED) even when they report severe pain, according to a study to be presented Saturday, April 28, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston. "The emergency department serves as our nation's health care safety net, where all children can receive care regardless of...

2012-04-24 22:15:23

Computed tomography (CT) utilization in pediatric patients with non-traumatic abdominal pain increased in emergency departments each year between 1999 and 2007, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The study authors found no corresponding increase in ultrasound use during the same period, despite research supporting it as an important diagnostic tool for assessing pediatric abdominal pain. Non-traumatic abdominal pain is a common source of pediatric visits to...

2012-04-23 22:06:48

When laboratory mice were modeled with colitis and treated with human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal cells, the cells homed in on the inflamed colon and effectively ameliorated colitis, reported a study published in a recent issue of Cell Transplantation (20:9), now freely available on-line at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cog/ct/. According to study corresponding author Dr. Zhong Chao Han of the Institute of Hematology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Peking Union of Medical...

2012-04-18 10:36:05

A large-scale study of medical claims data shows that introducing sophisticated biologic therapies early in the course of treatment for Crohn's disease improves response to medication and reduces the need for surgery. There is no known cure for Crohn's disease, and traditional treatment is focused on a "step-up" strategy of managing inflammatory symptoms, starting with simpler and less costly oral medications such as aminosalicylates (5-ASAs) and corticosteroids, and escalating through a...

2012-04-12 06:26:18

SAN DIEGO, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tioga Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the closing of a $10 million Series B equity financing led by new investor Thomas, McNerney & Partners, which invested $8 million in the round. In connection with the financing, Jason Brown, Ph.D., principal at Thomas, McNerney & Partners, has joined Tioga's board of directors. Existing investor Genesys Capital Partners also participated in the financing. Tioga is currently conducting a...

2012-04-10 23:00:02

Premier fund-raising event for the Chapter, benefiting Crohn´s disease and ulcerative colitis patients and their families Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 09, 2012 On Saturday, April 21, 2012, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn´s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host its 37th annual Got Guts Gala at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, Pa. This affair is the premier fund-raising event for the Chapter, benefiting Crohn´s...

2012-04-03 02:26:44

ASHBURN, Va., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Innocoll Inc. announces that its distribution network for CollaGUARD has now been expanded to cover 34 countries including Europe, China, SE Asia, Canada and the Middle East. The Company expects to have partnered CollaGUARD in 75 countries by the end of 2012, including the US and Japan, which are major markets for adhesion barrier products. In addition to recent approvals in the EU and other territories, Innocoll has also submitted filings in...

2012-03-30 07:47:11

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other gastrointestinal (GI) disorders may be exposed to significant doses of diagnostic radiation, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. "Our results show that significant increases in radiation exposure in the last decade have paralleled the increased use of computed tomography imaging," said Alan N. Desmond, MB, BMedSc, MRCPI, of the...

2012-03-29 21:30:40

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have a significantly greater prevalence of early adverse life events , including general trauma as well as physical, emotional and sexual abuse, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. "Various types of early adverse events are associated with the development of irritable bowel syndrome, particularly among women," said Lin Chang, MD, of the David...