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2012-03-21 14:05:42

Researchers from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) and the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Medicine have discovered a pathway that may contribute to the symptoms related to Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). This research is a major milestone in developing future drug therapies for those living with these debilitating disorders. The digestive process is complex. To coordinate the...

2012-03-19 16:15:29

The Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML) research team at Virginia Tech has discovered important new information on the efficacy of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in treating Crohn´s disease, a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  CLA is a naturally occurring acid found in meat and dairy products known for its anti-cancer and immune modulatory properties. In collaboration with the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepathology at University of...

2012-03-14 07:00:00

According to court documents, on February 27th, 2012 the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Kamie S. Kendall, the plaintiff in a $10.5 million lawsuit over Accutane, did not miss the state's two-year statute of limitations when she filed the suit in 2005 (A-73-2010 — 066802). Accutane (isotretinoin), a popular acne medication introduced in 1982, is manufactured by Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc. Kendall, who accuses Accutane for her ulcerative colitis, started taking Accutane for her acne in...

2012-03-12 21:17:38

Many children with Crohn´s disease and ulcerative colitis who received treatment through ImproveCareNow, a national quality improvement and research network, ceased to have symptoms and no longer needed to take steroids for disease management. These are the findings from a study appearing in Pediatrics that examined the ImproveCareNow network´s quality improvement efforts and their impact on outcomes. In this study, the proportion of children with Crohn´s disease who were in...

2012-01-23 14:00:00

On February 4, 2012 at Parx Casino, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn´s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host its third Zumba Fundraiser for Crohn´s & colitis. Bensalem, PA (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 On February 4, 2012 at Parx Casino, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn´s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host its third Zumba Fundraiser for Crohn´s & colitis. All money raised at the event will...

2012-01-04 15:48:41

The incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are increasing with time and in different regions around the world, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. "Insight into the worldwide epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease is important for the identification of geographic patterns and time trends," said Gilaad G. Kaplan, MD, MPH, of the University of Calgary and lead author of this study. "Our...


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2011-04-15 13:50:01

Clostridium difficile, also known as "CDF/cdf", or "C. diff", is a Gram-positive bacteria of the genus Clostridium that causes severe diarrhea and other intestinal disease when competing bacteria in the gut flora are wiped out by antibiotics. They are anaerobic, spore-forming rods and is the most serious cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and potentially to pseudomembranous colitis. C. difficile bacteria naturally resides in the gut of a small percentage of the adult population. Others...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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