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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 ...

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. ...

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

Study seeks answers to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A Massey University human nutrition researcher is seeking to understand the causes of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and wants more people diagnosed with the condition to take part in her nationwide study. ... Full story

Proactive Monitoring Of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Therapy Could Prolong Effectiveness

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center study suggests new approach ... Full story

IBD Patients: Consider Giving Infliximab a Second Try

Bethesda, MD — Restarting infliximab therapy after a drug holiday is safe and effective for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a new study1 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. ... Full story

SickKids study finds genetic changes that increase susceptibility to IBD in infants and young children

A recent study led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) describes an important genetic discovery that could lead to more individualized treatment for young children with very early onset inflammatory bowel disease. ... Full story

Yale study identifies potential bacterial drivers of inflammatory bowel disease

By Jim Shelton - Yale University researchers have identified a handful of bacterial culprits that may drive inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, using patients’ own intestinal immune responses as a guide. ... Full story

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

OTTAWA – One in every 200 Ontarians has been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), 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 (ICES), the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. That puts Ontario in the 90th percentile for IBD prevalence in the world. ... Full story

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