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2012-02-14 11:04:22

Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may have difficulty functioning in school, particularly because their tendency to internalize problems can impact attendance. These are the findings from a Nationwide Children´s Hospital study appearing in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.   “Both IBD and its treatment have the potential to disrupt school functioning,” said Wallace V. Crandall, MD, director of the Center for Pediatric and...

2012-01-25 12:46:47

'When traveling in the tropics, my IBD felt the best ever,' recall patients Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) travelers have an increased risk of illness during trips to industrialized countries, but not to developing or tropical regions, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. "Inflammatory bowel disease patients are often advised to avoid travel, especially to the developing world....

2012-01-04 15:48:41

The incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are increasing with time and in different regions around the world, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. "Insight into the worldwide epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease is important for the identification of geographic patterns and time trends," said Gilaad G. Kaplan, MD, MPH, of the University of Calgary and lead author of this study. "Our...

2011-12-19 09:38:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced today its inaugural 2012 Innovations Symposium, which will be held on Friday, July 20, 2012 at The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. This unique first-of-its kind one-day symposium will bring together preeminent investigators in human evolution, genetics, microbiology and the environment to describe and explore how advances in each of these fields can promote out-of-the-box thinking and foster...

2011-12-02 07:00:00

HORSHAM, Pa., Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The winners of IBD Icons, a national campaign to celebrate the achievements of those living beyond inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), have been decided by America after a month-long, national vote. On December 4, Season 10 American Idol finalist Casey Abrams will recognize the winners onstage at a concert to kick off the Zappos.com Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon and 1/2 Marathon. The event will benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of...

2011-11-30 09:11:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced today its 2012 Innovator Awards Program for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The program supports "out-of-the-box" innovative research projects that are potentially transformative to the Foundation's efforts to diagnose, treat and/or cure IBD. While the peak age of onset for IBD is 15 to 30 years old, it can occur at any age. Recently, IBD has become one of the most significant chronic diseases...

2011-11-21 11:42:12

Certain patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may have an increased risk of skin cancer, which is intensified by the use of immunosuppressant medications, according to two new studies in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Immunosuppressants are commonly used in the treatment of IBD. In the first study, researchers found that both past and present exposure to thiopurines (a widely used class of immunosuppressants) significantly...

2011-10-25 07:00:00

HORSHAM, Pa., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This is the last week to cast your vote for the finalists in the national disease awareness campaign IBD Icons, which celebrates the courage and persistence of those living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Plus, Season 10 American Idol contestant Casey Abrams has pledged to shave his signature beard if 1,500 people join the IBD Icons fan club at www.IBDIcons.com by close of voting on November 1 to help raise awareness and research funds for...

2011-10-24 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostic company, today announced the commercial launch of its proprietary PROMETHEUS® IBD sgi Diagnostic(TM) test. The PROMETHEUS IBD sgi Diagnostic is Prometheus' 4th-generation IBD diagnostic test and the first and only test to combine serologic, genetic, and inflammation markers, hence "sgi", in the proprietary Smart Diagnostic Algorithm for added diagnostic...

2011-10-20 13:09:47

Scientists have been unclear for some time about how most probiotics work. A new study has found a scientific 'design' for a probiotic that could be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn's disease. The research by academics at the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences and the School of Clinical Medicine is published online in the journal PLoS ONE. Most probiotics on the market, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, are lactic acid bacteria....