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HAVE YOU BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CROHN'S DISEASE OR OTHER INTESTINAL DISORDERS? by Marjorie Tietjen Posted Sun 03 Jun 2012 11:43am There are many disorders involving the digestive system that a person can be labeled with.Some of these conditions are Crohn's disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Candida Yeast, Colitis, etc. Except for the Candida, none of these terms or labels describe the cause.  For about 8 years I was ill with what I was told was Candida yeast overgr ... Read on »
AMNIOTIC STEM CELLS HEAL INTESTINAL DISORDER by David Granovsky Posted Sat 09 Mar 2013 12:00am A new study published in GUT (An International Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology) has shown that amniotic fluid stem cells can reverse intestinal damage in rats caused by necrotising enterocolitis an often fatal disorder that afflicts premature babies. Paolo De Coppi had already proved that amniotic fluid could be rep ... Read on »
Screening and therapy for malnutrition and related gastro-intestinal disorders in systemic sclerosis: recommendations of a North by Jan Posted Thu 02 Sep 2010 12:00am OBJECTIVES: To develop a set of recommendations for clinicians caring for patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) to guide their approach to the patient with malnutrition and possible malabsorption. METHODS: The Canadian Scleroderma Research Group convened a meeting of experts in the areas of nutrition, speech pathology, oral h ... Read on »
FOLATE DEFICIENCY SECONDARY TO DISEASE OF THE INTESTINAL TRACT by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:57pm BY FREDERICK A. KLIPSTEIN MALABSORPTION from the intestinal tract is a common cause of deficiency of folate and vitamin B12. Deficiency of either of these vitamins results in the development of a megaloblastic anemia. Vitamin B12 is particularly susceptible to defects of absorption since it requires the elaboration of intrinsic factor fro ... Read on »
More in the Investigation Into Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Autism by Ginger T. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:03pm New Study Shows ‘Compelling Evidence’ of Major Intestinal Immune Disease In Children With Autism Thoughtful House scientists and collaborators confirm link between autism and new inflammatory bowel disease Austin, Texas – In a study that provides further clues to understanding the origins of autism, scientists and physicians from Thoughtf ... Read on »
Chronic Bowel Disease Drugs Linked to Skin Cancer Risk by HealthFinder Posted Tue 22 Nov 2011 12:00pm healthnewslink Two studies find immunosuppressants called thiopurines may raise risk of non-melanoma cancers. ... Read on »
Frequently Asked Questions About Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm What is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? Answer: Inflammatory bowel disease is a group of two diseases: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. These chronic illnesses can inflame the gastrointestinal tract, causing bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, and weight loss. Ulcerative colitis can affect the entire large in ... Read on »
Laparoscopic Surgery for Intestinal Disease by DigestBetter .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: Surgery with a camera? Might sound like science fiction, but it's becoming business as usual in some operating rooms. CONOR DELANEY, MD, PhD: Tradition has been that the surgery is performed in an open manner, and what that means is the patient has a reasonably large incision, and that can vary between being four and ten inches long. ... Read on »
Chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction with malabsorption, a scleroderma-like disorder by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:57pm By Bryan E. Lukie and Michael G. Sanders A case of intestinal pseudo-obstruction in a 76-year-old man who presented with a six-year history of intermittent vomiting and abdominal pain and a 1½-year history of diarrhea is described. Investigation demonstrated aperistalsis of the lower esophagus and an unresponsive atonic small intestine. M ... Read on »
New Inflammatory Bowel Disease Service Standards Launched Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symptoms Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatme by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Wed 01 Jul 2009 6:47pm The first Service Standards for the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was launched yesterday at The House of Lords. This was marked by Lord Newton of Braintree as “a major development for people with Colitis and Crohn’s disease”. The simple truth is that patients in the UK, unless they are willing to pay for the latest drug ... Read on »