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2012-05-08 23:01:29

According to court documents, on April 18th, 2012, the Accutane side effects lawsuit filed by Alton Herbert was transferred to the current Accutane Multi District Litigation (MDL 1626) in the Middle District of Florida. Herbert filed the lawsuit on January 12th, 2012, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (case no. ATL-L-5981-11-MT) claiming that, after taking the generic Accutane “Claravis”, he was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's...

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...

2012-05-02 02:26:48

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn knows all too well the effects of a busy and hectic lifestyle - especially for a person with acid reflux disease (ARD). But while he's used to firing up the grill, Chef Spike has also had to learn how to turn down the heat on his heartburn associated with ARD. To raise awareness and understanding about the importance of managing heartburn symptoms of ARD, including through lifestyle modifications,( )Chef Spike is...

2012-04-30 10:54:23

MR enterography is superior to CT enterography in diagnosing fibrosis in pediatric patients with Crohn disease and equally as good as CT enterography in detecting active inflammation, and a new study shows. The study, conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, found that MR enterography was 77.6% accurate in depicting fibrosis compared to 56.9% for CT enterography. MR enterography had an 82.1% accuracy rate versus 77.6% accuracy rate for CT enterography for detecting active...

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...

2012-04-10 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...

2012-04-10 09:18:27

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed a novel technique that may give doctors a faster and more sensitive tool to detect pathogens associated with inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease. The new nanoparticle-based technique also may be used for detection of other microbes that have challenged scientists for centuries because they hide deep in human tissue and are able to reprogram cells to successfully evade the immune system. The microbes...

2012-03-30 02:23:25

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced top-line results of the PREVENT2 trial, a phase 3 investigational study of once-daily SPD476, MMX(R) mesalamine in patients with a history of diverticulitis.[1] The study, conducted in 10 countries worldwide including the United States, did not meet the primary endpoint in reducing the rate of recurrence of diverticulitis...

2012-03-28 23:01:21

Calendar Announcement/ Event Listing; Attention: Society/Event Editors Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 28, 2012 The Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn´s & Colitis Foundation of America will host its 37th annual Got Guts Gala on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7 p.m. This is the premier fund-raising event for the Chapter, benefiting Crohn´s disease and ulcerative colitis patients and their families. The Gala is an opportunity for the Chapter to recognize individuals...