Study finds dramatic increase in hospitalization of US children with inflammatory bowel disease

Contact: Alicia Reale alicia.reale@uhhospitals.org 216-844-5158 University Hospitals Case Medical Center Researchers from UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital report reasons behind the increase are unclear The largest investigation to date has found a dramatic increase in the number of hospitalizations for children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during the past decade in the United States.…

Plantain and broccoli fibers may block key stage in Crohn’s disease development

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Emma Dickinson edickinson@bmjgroup.com 44-207-383-6529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Translocation of Crohn’s disease Escherichia coli across M-cells: Contrasting effects of soluble plant fibers and emulsifiers Plantain and broccoli fibres may block a key stage in the development of the inflammatory bowel disorder, Crohn’s disease, suggests preliminary research published online in Gut.…

75th Health Research Report 02 FEB 2010 – Reconstruction

    In  this Issue: 1. Promising probiotic treatment for inflammatory bowel disease 2. Link examined between omega-3 fatty acid levels and biological aging 3. Retail meat linked to urinary tract infections: Strong new evidence 4. Stain repellent chemical linked to thyroid disease in adults 5. High vitamin D levels linked to lower risk of…

Oxidized form of Vitamin A, may bring relief for ulcerative colitis

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology finds retinoic acid may alleviate ulcerative colitis and similar irritable bowel diseases Here’s another reason why you should take your vitamins. A new research report appearing in the October…

Powerful nutrient cocktail can put kids with Crohn’s into remission

2009 study posted for filing Contact: George Hunka ghunka@aftau.org 212-742-9070 American Friends of Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv University researcher promotes liquid nutrition to combat inflammatory bowel disease Treating children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) usually involves the same steroids-based medication prescribed to adults. But such treatments can have negative side effects for kids and…

50th Health Research Report 17 FEB 2009 – Reconstruction

      Editors Top Five: 1. US researchers find traces of toxic mercury in high-fructose corn syrup 2. Arginine discovery could help fight human obesity 3. Even natural perfumes may cause allergies 4. Vigorous Exercise May Help Prevent Vision Loss 5. Indoor plants can reduce formaldehyde levels   In this issue:   1. Even…

41st Health Research Report 14 SEP 2008 – Recontsruction

  Editors Top Five:   1. St. John’s wort relieves symptoms of major depression 2. New Study on Effects of Disclosing Financial Interests on Participation in Medical Research 3. Flu vaccine not associated with reduced hospitalizations or outpatient visits among young children 4. Research shows link between bisphenol A and disease in adults 5. Scientists…

Pathogen that causes disease in cattle also associated with Crohn’s disease: Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis

For File 2008 Contact: Jim Sliwa jsliwa@asmusa.org 202-942-9297 American Society for Microbiology Research urgently needed to evaluate potential risks to humans People with Crohn’s disease (CD) are seven-fold more likely to have in their gut tissues the bacterium that causes a digestive-tract disease in cattle called Johne’s disease. The role this bacterium may or may…

Intestinal bacteria promote — and prevent — inflammatory bowel disease

2008 – re-post for filing Contact: David Cameron david_cameron@hms.harvard.edu 617-432-0441 Harvard Medical School BOSTON, Mass. (May 28, 2008)—Scientists search for drug candidates in some very unlikely places. Not only do they churn out synthetic compounds in industrial-scale laboratories, but they also scour coral reefs and scrape tree bark in the hope of stumbling upon an…

What effect does melatonin have in colitis (IBD) ? ” bacterial translocation in postcolitis rats has been reversed by melatonin administration”

Contact: Jing Zhu wjg@wjgnet.com 0086-105-908-0039 World Journal of Gastroenterology In rats with experimental colitis, the marked increase in bacterial translocation in postcolitis rats has been reversed by melatonin administration. This is due to melatonin’s anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects. Using an elegant study design, including experimental colitis model, this research was performed by doctors from the…

My doctor’s orders? Crisps, doughnuts and strictly no veg

*If we have a contest for worst medical advice EVER!!! I think we have a pretty good contender here – Engineering Evil By Jo Waters PUBLISHED:20:07 EST, 27  August 2012| UPDATED:20:07 EST, 27 August 2012 When Justin Hansen was told his gut condition  meant he’d have to follow a severely restricted diet for the rest…

Environmental Risk Factors for Crohn’s Disease: Maltodextrin (MDX), a Ubiquitous Dietary Additive in Western Diets, Enhances Biofilm Formation and Adhesivness of E. coli (Abstract #Tu1844

Environmental Risk Factors for Crohn’s Disease: Maltodextrin (MDX), a Ubiquitous Dietary Additive in Western Diets, Enhances Biofilm Formation and Adhesivness of E. coli (Abstract #Tu1844) Western diets that include significant amounts of the additive maltodextrin, a filler compound added to the sweeteners Splenda and Equal, may contribute to an increased susceptibility to Crohn’s disease, according…