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Steroid therapy is commonly used to treat acute attacks of the inflammatory bowel diseases ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease; however, because it does not provide long-term benefits and it carries a risk of serious side effects, it should not be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease for more than three months.
Posted: October 9, 2019, 10:18 am
Children with recurrent brain tumors or newly diagnosed, particularly aggressive tumors called diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas are being enrolled in the first study to examine the efficacy of a drug that inhibits an enzyme these tumors use to protect themselves from the child's natural immune response.
Posted: October 8, 2019, 3:59 pm
The largest study ever to look at why an expensive and commonly used group of drugs fails some patients with Crohn's disease has identified a genetic marker which could individualize drug treatment.
Posted: October 7, 2019, 9:09 pm
The reason why a commonly used range of immunotherapy drugs is not effective in some patients with Crohn’s disease has so far not been identified, until now.
Posted: October 7, 2019, 1:43 pm
A new study has found that the FODMAP diet can improve gut symptoms and quality of life among patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in just one month.
Posted: October 3, 2019, 2:36 pm
New research from King's College London has found that a diet low in fermented carbohydrates has improved certain gut symptoms and improved health-related quality of life for sufferers of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Posted: October 2, 2019, 6:16 pm
In a new register-based study, Swedish and Danish researchers show that common drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, so-called TNF-α inhibitors, are not linked to increased risk of serious infections in children. Previous studies have shown an increased risk in corresponding adult patients.
Posted: September 5, 2019, 6:15 am
Walnut consumption may offer protection against ulcerative colitis, according to a new study by researchers at UConn Health and Texas A&M University.
Posted: August 12, 2019, 5:35 pm
Because smokers are less likely to develop ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease, patients with UC may be tempted to start smoking to lessen their symptoms.
Posted: August 7, 2019, 7:22 am
Edinburgh has some of the highest known rates of inflammatory bowel disease in the world and the figure is expected to rise in the next 10 years.
Posted: August 2, 2019, 11:08 am