Latest Faecal Calprotectin Stories
Immunosuppressive drugs called thiopurines have been found to increase the risk of myeloid disorders, such as acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare bone marrow disorder, seven-fold among inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients.
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.
A simple screening test identifies patients who are most likely to have inflammatory bowel disease and reduces the need for expensive, invasive and time consuming endoscopies.
Prometheus Laboratories has received a new US patent related to the protection of a flagellin peptide useful in the detection of antibodies to the flagellin CBir1, or anti-CBir1, for determining the presence of inflammatory bowel disease.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.