News tagged with crohn s disease
(Medical Xpress)—A new study in mice has shown that genetically engineered bacteria can protect against inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes a host of conditions including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
Medical research Nov 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Use of certain antibiotics may put children at higher risk for developing bowel diseases, new research has found.
Pediatrics Sep 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
What if a key factor ultimately behind a cancer was not a genetic defect but ecological?
Cancer Aug 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
New research has shown that a protein, known as IL-13, could be the key to the development of fibrosis in Crohn's disease. This breakthrough could help to advance new medicines to treat people suffering with the disease.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
More than two hundred gene locations have now been identified for the chronic bowel condition Crohn's Disease, in a study that analysed the entire human genome.
Genetics Dec 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), are a newly emerging cellular therapy being tested in approximately 250 clinical trials worldwide to help repair damaged tissues, such as injured heart muscle following a heart attack. The problem ...
Medical research Nov 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Doctor Joel Weinstock, a parasitologist at Tufts Medical Center in a commentary piece published in the journal Nature, describes work that he and colleagues have been involved in that focuses on studyi ...
Immunology Nov 08, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A research team led by investigators at New York University and NYU School of Medicine has determined how cells that cause inflammatory ailments, such as Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, and arthritis, differentiate from ...
Inflammatory disorders Sep 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Michigan State University researchers have unlocked secrets in bone marrow that could lead to improved treatments for colitis and Crohn's disease.
Medical research Sep 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
New research shows that a special population of stem cells found in cord blood has the innate ability to migrate to the intestine and contribute to the cell population there, suggesting the cells' potential to treat inflammatory ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A common bacteria ever-present on the human skin and previously considered harmless, may, in fact, be the culprit behind chronic sinusitis, a painful, recurring swelling of the sinuses that strikes more than one in ten Americans ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
A fatty membrane in the belly called the omentum has until recently been considered somewhat like the appendix -- it didn't seem to serve much purpose.
Immunology Jun 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Measuring bone age should be a standard practice of care for pediatric patients with Crohns disease, in order to properly interpret growth status and improve treatment, according to a new study from ...
Inflammatory disorders May 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- The food additive maltodextrin, commonly used in some artificial sweeteners, may worsen Crohn's disease by encouraging the growth of E. coli bacteria in the small intestine, a new study suggests.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A large-scale study of medical claims data shows that introducing sophisticated biologic therapies early in the course of treatment for Crohn's disease improves response to medication and reduces the need for surgery.
Inflammatory disorders Apr 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Crohn's disease (also known as granulomatous colitis and regional enteritis) is an inflammatory disease of the intestines that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from anus to mouth, causing a wide variety of symptoms. It primarily causes abdominal pain, diarrhea (which may be bloody), vomiting, or weight loss, but may also cause complications outside of the gastrointestinal tract such as skin rashes, arthritis and inflammation of the eye.
Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease, in which the body's immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract, causing inflammation; it is classified as a type of inflammatory bowel disease. There has been evidence of a genetic link to Crohn's disease, putting individuals with siblings afflicted with the disease at higher risk. It is understood to have a large environmental component as evidenced by the higher number of cases in western industrialized nations. Males and females are equally affected. Smokers are three times more likely to develop Crohn's disease. Crohn's disease affects between 400,000 and 600,000 people in North America. Prevalence estimates for Northern Europe have ranged from 27–48 per 100,000. Crohn's disease tends to present initially in the teens and twenties, with another peak incidence in the fifties to seventies, although the disease can occur at any age.
There is no known pharmaceutical or surgical cure for Crohn's disease. Treatment options are restricted to controlling symptoms, maintaining remission and preventing relapse.
The disease was independently described in 1904 by Polish surgeon Antoni Leśniowski and in 1932 by American gastroenterologist Burrill Bernard Crohn, for whom the disease was named. Crohn, along with two colleagues, described a series of patients with inflammation of the terminal ileum, the area most commonly affected by the illness. For this reason, the disease has also been called regional ileitis or regional enteritis.
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