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2010-02-11 10:42:52

People living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) are known to be at high risk of blood clots when admitted to hospital during a flare-up of their disease but now new research by scientists at The University of Nottingham has shown that those who are not admitted to hospital during flare-ups are also at risk. The two main types of IBD are Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease which affect about one in every 250 people in the UK. The research published Feb. 9 in the medical journal, The...

2010-02-05 15:01:11

Although inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) [comprising mainly Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC)] is thought to affect about 150 000 people in the United Kingdom, the prevalence of severe IBD is not known. Mortality following hospitalization for IBD is significant but little has been reported on long-term follow-up. A research article to be published on January 28, 2010 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. The research team from United Kingdom...

2010-01-20 13:28:54

Bacteria that produce compounds to reduce inflammation and strengthen host defences could be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Such probiotic microbes could be the most successful treatment for IBD to date, as explained in a review published in the February issue of the Journal of Medical Microbiology. IBD is inflammation of the gastro-intestinal tract that causes severe watery and bloody diarrhoea and abdominal pain. It is an emerging disease that affects 20 out of 100,000...

2009-12-07 14:41:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to data released in late November, ChemoCentryx, Inc., announced today more data from the Company's PROTECT-1 (the Prospective Randomized Oral Therapy Evaluation in Crohn's disease Trial) of Traficet-EN(TM) (CCX282-B) in patients with moderate-to-severe Crohn's disease. While the earlier announcement concerned the Induction period of the study, new data from the Maintenance period of the study showed that a statistically...

2009-11-30 09:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced today its new Innovator Awards Program for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The Program is designed to accelerate the pace of discovery in IBD research. Approximately four million people worldwide suffer from some form of IBD and most are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40. "Launching the Kenneth Rainin Foundation's Innovator Awards Program for IBD research is very exciting for all of us," said Jen...

2009-11-16 09:25:00

--Findings Linked to a Key Molecule Active in GI Inflammation-- PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the largest, most comprehensive genetic analysis of childhood-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), an international research team has identified five new gene regions, including one involved in a biological pathway that helps drive the painful inflammation of the digestive tract that characterizes the disease. A research team led by Hakon Hakonarson, M.D., Ph.D.,...

2009-11-15 19:50:00

Findings linked to a key molecule active in GI inflammation In the largest, most comprehensive genetic analysis of childhood-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), an international research team has identified five new gene regions, including one involved in a biological pathway that helps drive the painful inflammation of the digestive tract that characterizes the disease. A research team led by Hakon Hakonarson, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Applied Genomics at The Children's...

2009-10-26 22:53:59

Findings from a new retrospective cohort study presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's 74th Annual Scientific meeting in San Diego indicate that patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), especially those receiving the thiopurine class of medications to treat IBD, may be at risk for developing non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). Dr. Millie Long, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and her colleagues examined the records of 26,403 patients with Crohn's disease...

2009-10-21 12:23:10

Current research suggests that latent cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection may exacerbate inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The related report by Onyeagocha et al, "Latent cytomegalovirus infection exacerbates experimental colitis," appears in the November 2009 issue of The American Journal of Pathology. CMV infects between 50% and 80% of adults in the United States. Most people who are infected have no symptoms, and the virus remains hidden but inactive in the body for the rest of the person's...

2009-08-21 08:22:50

For the first time, scientists have used a genetically engineered "friendly" bacterium to deliver a therapy.The treatment is for bowel disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, which affects one in 400 people in the UK and for which there is no cure. The bacterium Bacteroides ovatus activates a protein when exposed to a specific type of sugar, xylan. In research to be published in Gut, the therapy has been proven to work in animals with colitis, one of the major forms of inflammatory...


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