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2011-04-20 13:14:56

Patients admitted to hospital with inflammatory bowel disease face a sixfold greater risk of death if they become infected with Clostridium difficile, a new study has found Patients admitted to hospital with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) face a sixfold greater risk of death if they become infected with Clostridium difficile, a new study has found. The researchers say IBD patients should be screened on admission to protect them from serious illness. IBD, consisting of Crohn's disease and...

2011-04-15 11:30:00

NEW YORK, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike McCready, guitarist and founding member of the American rock band, Pearl Jam, recently donated his time to create a radio public service announcement (PSA) series on behalf of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation to raise critical awareness for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The 60, 30, and 15 second PSAs will encourage Americans to register for one of over 130 Take Steps Walks in 2011 in communities around the country. Walkers will...

2011-04-12 00:00:28

K'NEX will donate 10% of online sales to The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation during the month of April Hatfield, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 11, 2011 The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and K'NEX, the US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Loveâ“ž¢, are proud to announce that for the third year they will...

2011-04-08 21:47:00

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hagens Berman LLP, a nationally recognized law firm today praised a jury's verdict that ordered pharmaceutical company Roche (ROG:VX) to pay $2 million to a woman who suffered serious gastrointestinal damage caused by the drug Accutane, while denying similar claims of actor James Marshall and another plaintiff. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080317/AQM144LOGO) Accutane, along with its active ingredient, isotretinoin, was...

2011-04-08 13:00:00

Clostridium difficile can lead to diarrhea, colitis SILVER SPRING, Md., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared a test called the Cepheid Xpert C. difficile/Epi assay that is designed to rapidly detect the toxin B gene associated with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), a cause of diarrhea that can lead to colitis, other serious intestinal conditions and death in severe cases. (Logo:...

2011-04-08 13:54:04

Causes of IBD explored including 'hygiene hypothesis' The American College of Gastroenterology published a new evidence-based systematic review on the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) as a supplement to The American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG) for April 2011, a special issue entirely dedicated to IBD. This clinical monograph, based on a comprehensive meta-analysis, offers new graded recommendations on medical management of IBD, a chronic digestive disorder which includes...

2011-04-05 00:00:29

Three-Time Ironman Champion to Provide Coaching & Support New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) April 04, 2011 Beginner, intermediate, and advanced cyclists are invited to participate in the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Team Challenge Cycle program and train for the 50 mile Centurion Canada race taking place on September 18, 2011 in the beautiful Blue Mountains of Ontario, Canada. In addition to training athletes for the race, the program helps raise funds to benefit the Crohn's &...

2011-04-04 11:00:00

Features tools to help patients manage risks and benefits of disease-related decisions NEW YORK, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coping with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis -- collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) -- chronic and often debilitating digestive diseases that affect over 1.4 million Americans -- is a journey of choices. To help educate patients on the right choices to make for themselves, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA),...

2011-04-02 01:50:49

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease thought to be related to aberrant activation of the immune system in the intestine. Recent research has also suggested that regulated cell death (apoptosis) of the intestinal epithelial cells is a contributing factor to the pathogenesis. However, the molecular mechanisms that control the cellular response to inflammation are incompletely understood. In this paper, Lin Zhang, at the University of Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania, found that...

2011-04-02 00:00:28

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Introduces Team Challenge Triathlon Training for September's TriRock San Diego San Diego, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 01, 2011 Novice and expert athletes in Northern and Southern California can now train for the September 11, 2011 TriRock San Diego with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Team Challenge endurance training program. Those interested in an experience of a lifetime -- training to swim, bike, and run this race while raising funds for...


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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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