Stem Cell Transplants May Not Help Tough-to-Treat Crohn’s, Study Says

December 15, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Stem cell transplants seem no better than conventional therapy for Crohn’s disease that hasn’t responded to other treatments, a new study finds.
The European study also found that for patients who cannot undergo surgery for the condition, stem cell transplants resulted in serious side effects, including […]

Ultrasound Might Speed Up Digestive Drug Delivery: Animal Study

October 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ultrasound waves could be used to rapidly deliver drugs to the digestive system, new animal research suggests.
This new approach to drug delivery might potentially benefit people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. However, this new method of drug delivery hasn’t yet been […]

Crohn’s Disease Treatments for Kids May Not Get Gut Back to Normal

October 14, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Current therapies for children with Crohn’s disease don’t fully restore healthy bacteria and fungi populations in their digestive systems, a new study shows.
These findings suggest that treatments don’t have to bring bacteria and other microbe levels back to normal levels in the gut to be useful. This knowledge […]

Crohn’s Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study

August 4, 2015

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, have an increased risk for an anxiety disorder, especially women, a new study suggests.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of disorders that cause chronic inflammation of the digestive tract.
“Patients with IBD face substantial […]

Stem Cells, Fecal Transplants Show Promise for Crohn’s Disease

April 10, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Two experimental therapies might help manage the inflammatory bowel disorder Crohn’s disease, if this early research pans out.
In one study, researchers found that a fecal transplant — stool samples taken from a healthy donor — seemed to send Crohn’s symptoms into remission in seven of […]

Slowed Growth Could Signal Crohn’s Disease in Kids

March 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A lag in growth could be a sign that a child might suffer from undiagnosed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), especially Crohn’s disease, one pediatric doctor says.
“Growth charts are one of the most important things we look at with children because sometimes a slower growth rate is the only […]

New Drug for Crohn’s Disease Shows Early Promise

March 18, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug may quickly quash symptoms of the digestive disorder Crohn’s disease — at least for the short term, an early clinical trial finds.
The study, of more than 150 adults with Crohn’s, found that just two weeks of treatment sent many into remission — […]

Black Children May Fare Worse With Crohn’s Disease

March 10, 2015

TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Race may play a role in outcomes for children and teens with Crohn’s disease, with black patients faring worse than whites, a new study suggests.
“We found racial inequalities exist among children and adolescents with Crohn’s disease, likely due to a combination of genetic and environmental differences,” Dr. Jennifer […]

Viruses May Play Role in Crohn’s Disease, Colitis: Study

January 23, 2015

FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Viruses may play a role in inflammatory bowel diseases, including the two most common types, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, a new study reveals.
Previous research has linked these bowel diseases with a lower variety of bacteria in the gut, according to the researchers.
In this new study, people with […]

Crohn’s, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds

December 19, 2014

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The intestinal bacteria that cause inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, may be inherited, researchers report.
The findings, published recently in the journal Genome Medicine, could help in efforts to prevent the disease and treat the 1.6 million Americans with Crohn’s or colitis, the study […]

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