Inflammatory disorders

Diagnostic delays common in inflammatory bowel disease

(HealthDay)—Diagnostic delays are common in inflammatory bowel disease, with 68 percent of patients reporting a delay in diagnosis, according to a study presented at the 2019 Crohn's & Colitis Congress, held from Feb. 7 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Reproductive health counseling inadequate in IBD

(HealthDay)—Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) report low rates of IBD-reproductive health counseling (RHC), according to a study presented at the 2019 Crohn's & Colitis Congress, held from Feb. 7 to 9 in Las ...

Health

Who's stronger? An immunological battle of the sexes

Is there anything more exciting than a battle of the sexes? In popular culture, this usually focuses on societal gender roles. But, there's another battle of the sexes, a biological war waged by the body's immune system. ...

Immunology

Discovery of bacterial signature of intestinal disease

Researchers from the Department of Biomedical Research of the University of Bern and the University Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine of the Inselspital Bern, Switzerland, have discovered that changes in the composition ...

Immunology

Cells that destroy the intestine

Patients affected by the chronic inflammatory bowel diseases morbus Crohn and ulcerative colitis often suffer from flare-ups, which damage intestinal tissue. Despite advances in treating these diseases with medication, associated ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Eight questions helpful for assessing IBD in primary care

(HealthDay)—The CalproQuest, an eight-item questionnaire, is a feasible instrument for assessing patients for inflammatory bowel disease in primary care settings, according to a study published in the February issue of ...

Cancer

How the immune system protects us against bowel cancer

Researchers at Universitätsmedizin Berlin have discovered a protective mechanism which is used by the body to protect intestinal stem cells from turning cancerous. The body's innate immune system was found to play a pivotal ...

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In medicine, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine. The major types of IBD are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

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