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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...

2011-12-15 14:36:38

The association between the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis and a gene that makes certain cell surface proteins has been pinpointed to a variant amino acid in a crucial binding site that profoundly influences immune response to antigens, including gut bacteria, reports a team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Cleveland Clinic, Carnegie Mellon University and Harvard Medical School. They published the findings today in the online version of Genes & Immunity....

2011-12-03 11:29:54

In a paper published in the December 2011 issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine, a team of scientists at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign led by Rex Gaskins, PhD have demonstrated that both microbial and host inflammatory factors modulate sulfomucin production in a human cell line, LS174T, that models intestinal goblet cells. Sulfomucins, one of two primary types of acidomucins secreted by intestinal goblet cells, provide crucial protection to the intestinal mucosa....

2011-12-01 15:00:00

Mouse Model Study Reinforces Positive Effects of Probiotics for the Immune System Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) December 01, 2011 Researchers from Ganeden Biotech and Penn State College of Medicine have found that GanedenBC30®, a probiotic (beneficial bacteria), has prolonged the survival of, and improved the stool consistency of, C. diff-induced colitis in mice. The study, âœBacillus Coagulams GBI-30 (BC30) improves indices of Clostridium difficile-induced colitis in...


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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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