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2014-08-08 11:12:02

AGA 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. These data were reported in a new study1 published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). Thiopurines are an established treatment for...

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...

2010-07-16 13:27:35

Fecal calprotectin for screening of patients with suspected inflammatory bowel disease: diagnostic meta-analysis 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, finds a study published on bmj.com today. Endoscopy is a procedure that involves passing a camera on the end of a flexible tube through the rectum to examine the bowel. Rates of inflammatory bowel disease are...

2008-08-22 09:01:11

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. Prometheus said that this proprietary technology is used in the company's Prometheus IBD serology 7 test and its recently launched Prometheus IBS diagnostic test. Prometheus has exclusive rights to this technology under an agreement with Corixa. The...


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