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9 hrs ago | Medical News Today

The effectiveness of inflammatory bowel disease therapy could be prolonged by proactive monitoring

Proactive monitoring and dose adjustment of infliximab , a medication commonly used to treat inflammatory bowel disease , could improve a patient's chances of having a long-term successful response to therapy, a pilot observational study at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center concludes. The study, published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases , evaluated the levels of infliximab, an antibody designed to bind to and block the effects of TNF-alpha, an inflammatory protein found in high levels in patients with IBD, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and numerous other inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Crohn's Disease, Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Benzinga

UCERIS 2mg Rectal Foam For The Induction Of Remission Of...

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. today announced that the FDA has granted tentative approval for UCERIS rectal foam for the induction of remission in patients with active mild-to-moderate distal ulcerative colitis extending up to 40cm from the anal verge. The foam is a rectally administered corticosteroid that overcomes treatment limitations associated with currently approved therapies which are often ineffective due to insufficient distribution of active drug to the distal colon.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare Law, Law, Colitis, Health, Gastroenterology, UC San Diego

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Stipulations of Carly's Law keep cannabis oil out of reach for...

After the passage of Carly's Law this Spring, Huntsville-raised Itamar Shapira hoped cannabis oil could provide relief for his own debilitating disease. WHNT News 19 and The Huntsville Times/Al.com have teamed up to share his story and his call to action.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL, Health

Crawley Observer

Biking and hiking for good cause

A herd of frisky cows, four punctures and an exploding tyre failed to stop 38 intrepid staff from Southern Gas Networks headquarters in Horley who biked and hiked their way along a disused railway route to raise money for sufferers of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. The team's efforts raised almost A 2,500 - more than double their target - which was boosted by a A 500 donation from SGN's Into Action scheme, which supports employees in their charitable activities.

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Related Topix: Crohn's Disease, Health

Alabama Live

Young Huntsville man's bright future ravaged by disease, Alabama marijuana oil law denies relief

He began feeling run down last year and was diagnosed in January with ulcerative colitis , an excruciatingly painful intestinal disorder that produces so many ulcers in the colon that the body cannot properly absorb food. Shapira found a substance Cannabidiol , or CBD oil, that promises significant relief and possible healing of the lining of his colon.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Alabama Government, Alabama, Health, Food and Drug Administration, Pediatrics, Medicine

PR-inside.com

Avaxia Biologics, Inc. - Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare - Deals and...

The company develops gut targeted antibody therapeutics. It develops gut-targeted antibody therapeutics.

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Related Topix: Health, Lexington, MA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

CiteULike

The Possible Role of the Novel Cytokines IL-35 and IL-37 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Interleukin- 35 and IL-37 are newly discovered immune-suppressing cytokines. They have been described in inflammatory diseases such as collagen-induced arthritis and asthma.

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Related Topix: Health, Crohn's Disease

CiteULike

Multiple Disease Associations in Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type II

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Context: Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type II is characterized by adrenal insufficiency , autoimmune thyroid disease, and/or type 1 diabetes.

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Related Topix: Thyroid (generic), Armour Thyroid, Medicine, Hypothyroidism, Health

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Newswise

Proactive Monitoring Of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Therapy Could Prolong Effectiveness

Proactive monitoring and dose adjustment of infliximab, a medication commonly used to treat inflammatory bowel disease , could improve a patient's chances of having a long-term successful response to therapy, a pilot observational study at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center concludes. The study, published in the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Journal , evaluated the levels of infliximab, an antibody designed to bind to and block the effects of TNF-alpha, an inflammatory protein found in high levels in patients with IBD, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and numerous other inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.

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Related Topix: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Crohn's Disease, Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Business Wire

AM-Pharma Closes a 12.2m Financing Round

Existing investors AbbVie, BB Biotech Ventures, Idinvest Partners, Inventages, Kurma Biofund and Ysios Capital also participated in the round. The new capital enables the company to complete a 290 patient, four-arm, Phase II dose-finding, placebo-controlled, Phase III enabling study of recAP in Acute Kidney Injury , making it the largest ever therapeutic AKI trial.

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Related Topix: Health, Pharmacology, Medicine

The Daily Record

Vote for little East Kilbride fundraising star Jenny Cook to win...

DESPITE suffering from the debilitating irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, since she was a tot, 11-year-old Jenny Cook has raised more than A 31,000 for Yorkhill Children's Charity and the Catherine McEwan Foundation. Watch her nomination video on STV this Friday at 8pm and vote for her to win East Kilbride fundraising star Jenny Cook hits our screens this week and needs the support of her hometown to be crowned one of Scotland's Real Heroes.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Health, Medicine, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Strathclyde County, Scotland, Central County, Scotland,

Wed Sep 03, 2014

GastroHep.com

Colectomy for refractory ulcerative colitis has declined with increasing anti-TNF use

The incidence rate of colectomy for medically refractory ulcerative colitis has declined in parallel with increasing anti-TNF use: a time-trend study, reports the latest issue of Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Dr Kroeker and colleagues from Canada determined whether the colectomy incidence rate for medically refractory ulcerative colitis has changed since the introduction of anti-TNF therapy.

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Related Topix: Health, Pharmacology, Medicine

EurekAlert!

UCLA-led study identifies genetic factors involved in pediatric ulcerative colitis

Images under a microscope reveal a normal mouse colon and a mouse colon with colitis .

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Related Topix: Health, Genetics, Medicine, Colorectal Health, Colon Cancer, National University

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Medical News Today

Possible bacterial drivers of IBD identified

Yale University researchers have identified a handful of bacterial culprits that may drive inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, using patients' own intestinal immune responses as a guide.

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Related Topix: Crohn's Disease, Health

Medical News Today

Extremely high rates of IBD in Ontario

One in every 200 Ontarians has been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease , with the number of people living with the disease increasing by 64 per cent between 1999 and 2008, according to a study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences , the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario , and the Ottawa Hospital Research ... (more)

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Related Topix: Ontario (Ontario, CA), Crohn's Disease, Health

Fri Aug 29, 2014

CiteULike

Protection from radiation-induced colitis requires MHC class II...

Ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease, is believed to result from a breakdown of dominant tolerance mechanisms that normally control intestinal immunity.

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Related Topix: Health

Thu Aug 28, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Team identifies possible bacterial drivers of inflammatory bowel diseases

Yale University researchers have identified a handful of bacterial culprits that may drive inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, using patients' own intestinal immune responses as a guide.

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Related Topix: Crohn's Disease, Health, Genetics, Medicine

PhysOrg Weblog

Ontario has one of the highest rates of IBD in the world

One in every 200 Ontarians has been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease , with the number of people living with the disease increasing by 64 per cent between 1999 and 2008, according to a study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences , the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario , and the Ottawa Hospital Research ... (more)

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Related Topix: Ontario (Ontario, CA), Crohn's Disease, Health

CiteULike

[New treatment options for inflammatory bowel diseases].

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.

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Related Topix: Health, Crohn's Disease

Wed Aug 27, 2014

MedicineNet

Crohn's Disease

Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Crohn's Disease, Health, Gastroenterology, Medicine, Internal Medicine, Cedars Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Pain

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