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2011-09-19 22:00:43

Neuroticism – the tendency to experience negative emotions –significantly affects brain processing during pain, as well as during the anticipation of pain, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Neuroticism tends to be higher in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and is a risk factor for chronic, unexplained pain in IBS. "Patients who have high expectations of pain may have a harder time...

2011-06-16 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tioga Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Patent No.7,960,429 "KAPPA-OPIATE AGONISTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF DIARRHEA-PREDOMINANT IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME." This patent covers the use of asimadoline to treat diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome (D-IBS) and has an expiration date in June, 2028. The recently issued patent is owned by Tioga Pharmaceuticals. A continuation...

2011-06-01 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tioga Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that its investigational compound asimadoline has been granted Fast Track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (D-IBS). Tioga is conducting a multi-center Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating asimadoline in D-IBS, conducted under a Special Protocol Assessment agreement with the FDA for U.S. registration. The...

2011-05-11 13:47:24

Linking it to bacterial overgrowth, food poisoning Cedars-Sinai researchers have reported two advances in the understanding of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, the most common gastrointestinal disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 30 million people. One study provides further evidence that IBS is linked to an overgrowth of bacteria in the gut. In a separate study, a mathematical model reveals the disease's link to food poisoning and shows that military personnel are at a much higher...

2011-04-26 00:00:28

April marks the 15th annual Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month, meant to publicize help for a condition so prevalent that, though rarely discussed, is the leading cause of worker absenteeism after the common cold. In particular, significant patient self-help avenues such as HelpForIBS.com offer information, support, and immediate tangible help for Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms. Self-help management of IBS has proven so successful that physicians and dietitians are embracing these...

2011-03-29 06:50:00

MILWAUKEE, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) symptoms often go away and reappear again. While this usually does not signify the development of a new digestive disorder, during April, IBS Awareness Month, the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) wants to remind patients of red flags and personal risk factors that indicate a need to revisit the doctor. IBS affects about 10 to 15 percent of the population. The key symptoms are...

2011-01-06 09:35:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- From constipation and diarrhea to bloating and abdominal pain, the estimated 30 million victims of irritable bowel syndrome in the United States have it tough. Now, recent testing of a new treatment called rifaximin offers hope for those struggling with the chronic condition. The antibiotic therapy was developed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and was found to relieve patients of their painful symptoms during and after treatment -- often lasting for...

2010-09-21 05:00:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The popular nutraceutical health supplement, Oxy-Powder® has passed clinical trials for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) with a 99.9 percent success rate. According to the NIH, approximately 20% of Americans suffer from the symptoms of IBS, which qualifies it as one of the most common medical problems in the United States. Due to the amorphous nature of the condition, it has proven exceptionally difficult to treat. Human Clinical Trials...

2010-07-22 15:25:06

Findings suggest IBS similar to other pain disorders A large academic study has demonstrated structural changes in specific brain regions in female patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the abdomen, along with diarrhea, constipation or both. A collaborative effort between UCLA and Canada's McGill University, the study appears in the July issue of the journal Gastroenterology. The findings show that IBS is associated with both decreases...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.