- Treatment through cannabis may be beneficial to patients with Crohn's disease, new research finds.
- Although some people may have an aversion to the technique, it can save lives and help people better than medicine.
- The genes that lead to autoimmune inflammatory diseases like MS, Crohn’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis may have actually benefited our early ancestors– more evidence for the hygiene hypothesis.
- Patients with inflammatory bowel disease and other gastrointestinal disorders may be exposed to significant doses of diagnostic radiation, according to a new study.
- Naltrexone reduced inflammation in Crohn's patients in a research study at Penn State College of Medicine.
- The American College of Gastroenterology published a new evidence-based systematic review on the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) as a supplement to The American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG) for April 2011, a special issue entirely dedicated to IBD.
- A new multi-center study of 854 children with Crohn's disease shows a 5-year cumulative risk of bowel surgery is significantly lower than reported in recent studies. The findings of the study, led by Hasbro Children's Hospital, also indicate that children diagnosed between ages 13 and 16 had an increased risk of bowel surgery, and that a common treatment that begins at diagnosis, immunomodulator therapy, did not alter the risk of surgery. The study is published in the September 2010 edition of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
- Broccoli and plantain plants could be a quick fix solution towards blocking a key stage in the development of Crohn's disease, a new study conducted by researchers in Europe has found.
- Biological agents may play an important role in maintaining remission in Crohn's disease, according to two new studies in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute.
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not a disease but a set of symptoms that indicates a functional disorder in the digestive tract. People suffering from IBS complain of improper bowel movement and resultant unease.
- Steve Knowlton has run many long races in his life, including 43 marathons and two ultra marathons of more than 50 miles. But the distance he covered in those runs pales in comparison to the one he'll undertake next month.
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.