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Younger immigrants at higher risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

OTTAWA – The younger a person is when they immigrate to Canada, the higher their risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ...

Insight into Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) may be influenced through a protein in the gut leading to inflammation according to research. ...

Researchers Find Link Between Inflammation, Tissue Regeneration and Wound Repair Response

Discovery has implications for potential new treatments of some cancers and inflammatory bowel disease ... Full story

Researchers Discover Molecular Trigger of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Image of a zebrafish in which the entire intestine is highlighted in red and the expression of the TNF molecule is highlighted in green. Duke researchers have discovered that a gene called uhrf1 acts like a kind of molecular handbrake on TNF, keeping it from setting off the series of pro-inflammatory and immune signals that drive inflammatory bowel diseases. Photo by Lindsay Marjoram ... Full story

Chronic Narcotic Use Is High Among Kids with IBD

Bethesda, MD - Chronic narcotic use is more than twice as prevalent in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), compared with children without this disease, according to a new study1 published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. ... Full story

Steroid Therapy Increases Risk of Blood Clots 5-Fold in IBD Patients

Bethesda, MD — Compared with biologic therapy, corticosteroid (steroid) use is associated with a nearly five-fold increase of venous thromboembolism in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients, according to a new study1 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Venous thromboembolism is a condition that includes both deep vein thrombosis (a blood clot deep in the veins) and pulmonary embolism (a sudden blockage in a lung artery caused by a blood clot). ... Full story

Viruses may play unexpected role in inflammatory bowel diseases

By Michael C. Purdy - Inflammatory bowel diseases are associated with a decrease in the diversity of bacteria in the gut, but a new study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has linked the same illnesses to an increase in the diversity of viruses. ... Full story

Researchers call for more specialist nurses to support workers with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Researchers have found that specialist nurses play a crucial role in helping those with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) stay in work. ... Full story

New Approach to Preventing Fibrosing Strictures in IBD

Bethesda, MD — A natural protein made by immune cells may limit fibrosis and scarring in colitis, according to research1 published in the inaugural issue of Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the new basic science journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. ... Full story

SickKids team awarded grant to study causes of inflammation in chronic diseases like IBD and arthritis in children

A research team at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is one of nine new research projects to be funded by the Government of Canada through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and its partners – The Arthritis Society and Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. ... Full story

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