- Dog owners may reap more health benefits, such as good gut bacteria, from playing with their furry friends.
- A link between Crohn's disease and the birth control pill may become an important factor for women with a family history of gastrointestinal problems when choosing contraception.
- Inflammatory bowel diseases are on the rise, particularly among younger people. A new study indicates that growing up on farms and around livestock can reduce the risk of such disease by 50 percent.
- Researchers identify the specific gene profile and microbial community associated with Crohn's Disease.
- The intestinal bacteria in newly diagnosed pediatric patients with Crohn's disease who had not yet been given medicine differed from that of individuals without any form of inflammatory bowel disease.
- Immune-modulating drug thalidomide induced clinical remission for pediatric Crohn's disease sufferers for more than 180 weeks.
- Two studies show promising results for vedolizumab as a drug candidate for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
- New research on a gene called PTPN22 shows that it has infection-fighting and anti-inflammatory qualities, which may assist in new treatment and cures for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
- Crohn's Disease Linked To Presence Of Enterovirus In Children; Testing And Vaccination Could Be An OptionAdding a second piece to the puzzle of Crohn's disease, scientists have linked the condition to enterovirus in children.
- Scientists find that while there is no cure for IBD, certain dietary changes can make it and resulting fibrosis more manageable.
- "The Weekend Effect" shows higher mortality rates for postoperative patients who undergo elective surgery on the weekends, due to less postoperative care.
- A new study suggests it may be possible to test for potential side effects of the Crohn's disease drug infliximab before treatment is administered.
Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus, causing a wide variety of symptoms. It primarily causes abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, or weight loss, but may also cause complications outside the gastrointestinal tract such as skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye, tiredness, and lack of concentration.