Crohn's Disease


  • Researchers Discover Better Care for Kids with Crohn's
    SAN FRANCISCO—Measuring bone age should be a standard practice of care for pediatric patients with Crohn’s disease, in order to properly interpret growth status and improve treatment, according to a new study from the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. ...More
    May 30, 2012 Posted in News
  • Network Approach Improves Outcomes for Crohn’s and UC
    BURLINGTON, Vt.—Many children with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis who received treatment through ImproveCareNow, a Vermont-based national quality-improvement and research network, ceased to have symptoms and no longer needed to take steroids for disease management. ...More
    March 20, 2012 Posted in News
  • Researchers Find 5 Risk Biomarkers for Crohn’s In Ashkenazi Jews
    NEW YORK, N.Y.—In the largest study of its kind, researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered five new genetic mutations associated with Crohn’s disease in Jews of Eastern European descent, also known as Ashkenazi Jews. ...More
    March 9, 2012 Posted in News
  • Senate Supports First Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week
    The week of December 1-7 has been designated by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) as Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week. The intention of the week is to encourage Americans to join in the effort to find cures for these diseases, help raise awareness and ...More
    December 1, 2011 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • UV Exposure Affects Chronic Digestive Diseases
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    New research points to a potential role for UV light exposure and vitamin D levels in chronic digestive conditions; Crohn’s disease, a serious inflammatory condition in the small intestine; and ulcerative colitis (UC), which similarly affects the colon. ...More
    November 9, 2011 Posted in News, Disorders
  • Crohn's Drug May Inhibit Seizures and Brain Tumors
    New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham pinpoints the relationship between primary brain tumors and the onset of epileptic seizures and reveals that a drug used to treat Crohn’s disease inhibits those seizures and may be able to slow a tumor’s growth. ...More
    September 13, 2011 Posted in News, Disorders
  • New Report: Crohn's and IBS Markets to Grow Through 2017
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    GBI Research, a global research company that releases industry reports, this week released a report called, "Gastrointestinal Disorder Therapeutics Market to 2017: Crohn's Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome Markets Show Strongest Growth." The report provides in-depth ...More
    September 6, 2011 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • American Idol's Casey Abrams Launches IBD Awareness Campaign
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    One of last year’s most popular American Idol contestants, Casey Abrams, is launching a national disease awareness campaign, IBD Icons, to let people know that living with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) does not have to stop them from pursuing their goals. Starting ...More
    July 28, 2011 Posted in News, Disorders
  • Bowel-Disease Patients Eager to Test Fecal Therapy
    The first study associated with a provocative approach to treatment for ulcerative colitis has found that a majority of potential patients are eager for "fecal microbiota transplantation" to become available. However, many have concerns about donor selection, screening, and ...More
    June 2, 2011 Posted in News, Disorders, Procedures
  • Studies Examine PillCam's Ability to Discover Crohn's Disease
    Given Imaging Ltd., a provider of GI medical devices and a pioneer of capsule endoscopy, this week announced the results of new studies confirming the value of using PillCam SB to detect lesions indicative of Crohn's disease, as well as to monitor disease progression in ...More
    May 12, 2011 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues