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Human Enterovirus Species B in Ileocecal Crohn’s Disease

Abstract OBJECTIVES: Advanced ileocecal Crohn’s disease (ICD) is characterized by strictures, inflammation in the enteric nervous system (myenteric plexitis), and a high frequency of NOD2 mutations. Recent findings implicate a role of NOD2 and another CD susceptibility gene, ATG16L1, in … Continue reading

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The Cost of Colonoscopies

Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/health/colonoscopies-explain-why-us-leads-the-world-in-health-expenditures.html

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Cannabis Induces a Clinical Response in Patients with Crohn’s Disease

Although the primary endpoint of the study (induction of remission) was not achieved, a short course (8 week) of THC-rich cannabis produced significant clinical, steroid-free benefits to 11 patients with active CD, compared to placebo, without side effects. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23648372

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Biologic Agents Might Cause Acute Liver Injury

Of the TNF-α antagonists, infliximab-associated liver injury has been the best documented, most likely because of its earlier approval and more wide-spread clinical use. Etanercept and adalimumab have also been linked to drug-induced liver injury. So far, there are no … Continue reading

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Crohn’s disease sufferer’s new lease of life after undergoing stomach transplant operation

JOHN HAMILTON, 59, was so ill he could only eat ice lollies and so weak he was almost bedridden before receiving a small intestine and abdominal wall double transplant. http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk

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RedHill Biopharma’s RHB-104

RHB-104 is a proprietary antibiotics drug combination for treatment of Crohn’s disease. […] RHB-104 will be indicated for treatment of Crohn’s patients. There is currently no other effective, long-term cure for Crohn’s disease. Current standard of care includes 5-ASA agents, … Continue reading

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uBiome

Learn about your microbiome, the trillions of good bacteria in your body Like your genome, your microbiome can help you understand your body. However, the microbiome can be nurtured over time. Using cutting edge sequencing technology and bioinformatics, we work with … Continue reading

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How Larry Smarr Discovered His Own Crohn’s Disease

Interesting video: http://www.realclearscience.com Related article: http://quantifiedself.com Lactoferrin is an antibacterial chemical in the white blood cells that emits something equivalent to tear gas when in attacking mode. Smarr’s lab results showed that his levels of lactoferrin were 124 times the … Continue reading

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Doctor Speaks On Curing Auto-Immune Diseases Yourself

Dr. Susan Blum runs the Blum Center for Health in Westchester County but for those who can’t go, there’s The Immune System Recovery Plan which covers ailments including Crohn’s Disease and Lupus. philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/04/13/doctor-speaks-on-curing-auto-immune-diseases-yourself

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LabCorp Announces Expanded Services for IBD

In support of improving IBD diagnosis and treatment, LabCorp has launched an expanded IBD testing profile that helps to identify IBD patients and differentiate between ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The IBD Expanded Profile includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease-specific … Continue reading

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