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2014-09-25 08:27:15

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritage Pharma, Inc. announced today positive Phase 2b results of oral budesonide suspension (OBS) for the treatment of adolescents and adults with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a chronic disease characterized by symptoms related to esophageal dysfunction and eosinophil-predominant inflammation. OBS achieved the co-primary endpoints of reduction in inflammation (p< 0.0001) and symptom of dysphagia (p=0.0096) with statistical...

2014-03-06 23:29:07

In response to an article published by RedOrbit.com on March 3, Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, says that parents should remain cautious about their children’s potential allergy problems post-desensitization therapy. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, responds to an article published on March 3 by RedOrbit.com, which warns about the possibility of developing...

Children Who Outgrow Allergies May Have Severe Recurrences
2014-03-03 09:02:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Children who outgrow a food allergy are not always out of the woods. In some cases, an allergy to the same food can return, often becoming more severe and more persistent. Pediatric allergy experts with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have reached out to healthcare providers and caregivers, asking them to carefully monitor children with food allergies for early signs of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a severe and...

2013-11-21 12:34:44

Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have developed the first molecular test to diagnose eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a chronic upper gastrointestinal disorder. The incidence of EoE has skyrocketed since it was first characterized two decades ago. The test, based on a 96 gene expression profile, "offers an unprecedented opportunity to improve diagnosis and treatment, and a platform approach for other inflammatory diseases," says Marc Rothenberg, MD, PhD, director...

2013-09-25 23:30:45

Investigators To Present New Study Results and Discuss Clinical Benefit for GI patients with Eosinophilic Esophagitis, IBD, polyps, HIV, spirochetosis and H. pylori. Irving, Texas (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Findings from seven research studies conducted by the Miraca Life Sciences Research Institute have been selected for presentation at this year’s American College of Gastroenterology annual scientific meeting. Beginning Sunday, October 13, 2013 through Tuesday, October 15, attendees...

Food-induced Allergic Inflammation In The Esophagus Promoted By Rare Immune Cells
2013-07-23 09:29:59

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Implications for treating some common food allergies Food is an integral part of life; but, for some, it can be harmful. Allergic inflammation caused by inappropriate immune responses to some types of food has become a major public health issue. Over the past ten years, the prevalence of food allergies has increased by nearly 20 percent, affecting an estimated six million people in the U.S. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a food...

2012-10-04 10:31:01

A simple new test, in which the patient swallows a string, can monitor treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis as effectively as an invasive, expensive and uncomfortable procedure that risks complications, particularly in children. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, working in collaboration with clinician-investigators at the University of Colorado Denver/Children's Hospital Colorado and Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, reported their findings in...

2012-06-21 02:11:49

A six-food elimination diet significantly improves symptoms in adult patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. In EoE, eosinophils and other inflammatory cells cause inflammation of the esophagus in response to an allergic stimulus. Previously thought to be a rare disease, EoE has become one of the most common causes for dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), heartburn and the...


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