Inflammatory disorders

The diet-microbiome connection in inflammatory bowel disease

Much remains mysterious about the factors influencing human inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but one aspect that has emerged as a key contributor is the gut microbiome, the collection of microorganisms dwelling in the intestines.

Gastroenterology

Arthritis drug could let coeliac patients eat gluten

Tofacitinib, a Janus kinase inhibitor approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis and bowel diseases, may allow patients with celiac disease to eat gluten without experiencing intestinal and extraintestinal symptoms. A case report ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Stress triggers disease flares in patients with vasculitis

In patients with a devastating form of vasculitis who are in remission, stress can be associated with a greater likelihood of the disease flaring, according to a new study by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

The importance of treatment goals in PSA

PsA is a type of inflammatory arthritis linked to psoriasis—a chronic condition affecting the skin and nails. People with PsA experience pain and swelling in their joints, and at the points where tendons and ligaments attach ...

Diabetes

Even short-term T2DM remission reduces risk of microvascular Dz

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 2 diabetes, remission after bariatric surgery is associated with a reduced risk of microvascular disease, even after subsequent relapse, according to a study published online June 6 in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Impaired sleep ups risk of relapse in Crohn's disease

(HealthDay)—For patients with Crohn's disease (CD), but not ulcerative colitis, sleep impairment is associated with increased risk of relapse, according to a study published in the August issue Clinical Gastroenterology ...

Inflammatory disorders

Therapy for severe vasculitis shows long-term effectiveness

Administering the drug rituximab once weekly for one month provides the same benefits as 18 months of daily immunosuppressive therapy in people with severe forms of vasculitis, or inflammation of the blood vessels, a study ...

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